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I’ll be honest, 2016 was an off year for me.  My head didn’t feel totally in the game and I knew I needed to take a step back.
A bit of a creative reprieve while I did a little soul searching.  I took on fewer shoots so I didn’t feel like by the end of the fall season I was
completely lacking of anything artistically I could give to my clients or physically and emotionally to my family.  As with any new year,
I think that we all feel that push to be and do something better than we were capable of the year before. I feel that right now.
I’m ready not only in my mind but in my heart. I cannot wait to create more, to let inspiration manifest into something so beautiful it takes my breath away—any hopefully yours.

“Whenever you are creative beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul”—Alice Walker

And with that I say, HELLO 2017!!!

Here’s a look at some memorable moments in twenty-sixteen.  Unfortunately I couldn’t them all into a two minute and fifty second video but hopefully these will make you smile!






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  • January 4, 2017 - 9:35 am

    Debbie L - Here’s to a great upcoming year! Beautiful photos.

  • January 4, 2017 - 9:54 am

    Lindsey - Your work is stunning!

  • January 4, 2017 - 10:06 am

    Nicole - So if 2016 was an off year for you then I am impatiently waiting to see what 2017 has in store for you because this highlight reel is intensely beautiful.

  • January 4, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Aly - Wow! This video is absolutely beautiful! So gorgeous!

  • January 8, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    FroGirl - I must say that your work is simply amazing! Every image is just clean and pure; capturing the natural beauty in the models and surroundings. I normally love producing black and white images, but after looking at your work it has opened my eyes to a new world of photography. For someone starting out, do you have any suggestions on what you should and should not do when shooting?

It surprises me every year.

The year flies by and I wonder how it is that it’s *already* the week after Thanksgiving and I’m behind on pretty much everything.  Yet here it is, November 29th and I still haven’t photographed my boys for our Christmas card.  I truly believe I work best under pressure which is probably why I continue to procrastinate like I do.  But that doesn’t mean inside my mind is a-swirl and it feels a tad out of control.  

So. Much. To. Do.

This blog?  Fugettaboutit.  There are many beautiful sessions just waiting to tell their own story here.  Like this one photographed October 2015 (yep—that’s how far back I’m still bloggin!).  I have so much fun photographing lifestyle sessions like these.  Doesn’t hurt when mom has a light filled artist studio up on the third floor.  Looks like Ms. Paige might be taking after her mom in the talent department.

If you missed out on getting an outdoor session this summer or fall, alternatively it can be really fun to cozy up in doors and do a lifestyle session with your little ones.  Snuggles, bubble baths, whatever feels true to you and natural.  To book your family portraits this winter you can inquire at

And, don’t miss this behind the scenes video of this session….


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  • November 29, 2016 - 3:56 pm

    michelle - too stinking cute. What a great space on the third floor. <3

  • November 30, 2016 - 7:28 am

    Tabatha - Holy cow, I can’t handle all of this cuteness!!! Gorgeous work!

  • November 30, 2016 - 7:45 am

    Jennifer Georgette - What a beautiful little girl. These are such stunning images and I’m sure the family will treasure them for years to come.

  • November 30, 2016 - 8:51 am

    Daisy - These are gorgeous! I just love your work.

  • November 30, 2016 - 8:59 am

    Shannon Horton - Oh my goodness, the lighting in these is gorgeous! Such a beautiful little girl!

  • December 1, 2016 - 1:17 pm

    Emily - These are SO cute. Love those bath time photos!

(sigh.  sips coffee)

There is much to be said today.  Social media is flooded with sadness, disbelief and anger today.  I am choosing to not be a part of the rhetoric.  Instead I want to focus solely on positivity.    What we must do is teach our children love, respect, acceptance and kindness. It all starts in the home.  “Good parents give their children roots and wings. Roots to know where home is, and wings to fly away and exercise what has been taught to them.”

I’ve been wanting to post this session for quite some time.  I photographed it back in October 2015.  Stylistically a little darker in processing than I normally do but the location just called for something a bit more on the magical and mysterious side.  You can see from this and many of our previous sessions, and there have been many, that she is exceptional at styling.  The clothing for her daughter is beyond beautiful.  She spares nothing when it comes to the finest dresses and littlest details from hair accessories to shoes.  Even including mom’s easter dress from when she was a little girl and dad’s rocking horse from childhood. I am always so excited to see what she has pulled together!  I haven’t had a chance to fully blog it but we worked on a styled tea party shoot a couple of months prior to this.  We were thrilled that 100 Layer Cakelet picked it up as a feature.  Lots of time and love went into that project, fully styled by Kara and props and wardrobe provided by all women vendors. Kudos, Kara!

So just follow us into the magical forest, and forget about it all for few….


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  • November 9, 2016 - 3:31 pm

    Corey - What a beautiful portrait session! Love the different looks and that Mom included some personal touches! So sweet!

  • November 10, 2016 - 5:27 am

    Heather Neilson - I’m in love with your work! Perfect outfits and set ups and just when I didn’t think it could get any cuter, there was the wooden horse!

  • November 10, 2016 - 9:48 am

    Angela - Just magical!! Took my breath away!

  • November 10, 2016 - 8:26 pm

    Robyn Milora - Kara’s clothing and prop selections for her family’s photo sessions are always jaw-dropping. Everything is PERFECT! Ethereal, elegant, majestic and refined. And Ella looks like the princess she was born to be in every photo Stephanie takes of her. Beautiful work, and a beautiful family.

The past few nights the sunsets have been absolutely incredible.  It’s summer’s final act and we have all been in awe of it’s performance.  While I normally favor bright, airy and pastel swathed imagery, sometimes the warm, dark and moody images just hit the mark for me.  This cutie braved the muddy waters of the lake with frogs jumping by as we squished our way from the reeds out to the rocks for a little star catching.

Enjoy! xo

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  • September 12, 2016 - 8:33 am

    Nicola - Wow absolutely love these! What a beautiful little angel. The colours you have captured are amazing great work!

  • September 12, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Gonzalo Verdeja - Amazing photos, you are super talented!!

  • September 12, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    Reva - omg I just love these! what a beautiful girl! the starfish pictures are gorgeous.

  • September 12, 2016 - 2:32 pm

    Emily - These are just beautiful! Love that light!

  • October 27, 2016 - 7:36 am

    Matthew Caminiti - These photos are fantastic. The subject look at ease in their environments. I have some tips to create photos like these.

It’s that time–again.  We look at our calendars and wonder how it could possibly be August already.  It feels like I was just taking the last-day-of-school photos on the front porch.  Backpacks and old school papers, worn crayons and eraser-less pencils,  temporarily shuffled into the catch-all corner until I know what to do with it all.  I mean, what do you really do with them?  Hold on to the tattered craft paper with squares of mix and match pictures and words because their little hand writing is on it?  Of course.  But you have to be picky because you don’t want to become a hoarder. 😉  School starting is usually coupled with clients looking to do their annual family portraits.  Most of my clients have become beach portrait lovers but there are still those that really want to quintessential fall foliage portraits.

I photographed this family last October.  They were finally in their new home and I couldn’t wait to see the kids again.  I’ve photographed each of the children since they were newborn and many sessions in between.  The girls were super excited to show me their new bedrooms and show off how big their little brother had gotten as I hadn’t seen him since his newborn session in April.  We had a blast playing indoors, and out and finally–because you know I can’t resist a good tub shot–a bubble bath to end it all.

If you are in Boston, south shore, or surrounding areas and are interested in booking your family session please contact me at info@bellinipics for more information!

Enjoy! xo

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  • August 11, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Sarah Fecko - I think this is one my most favorite shoots of yours! Was it taken at your studio? The ones of the little blond girl giggling are stunning!

  • August 11, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    Michelle H - Stunning. Beautiful family, beautiful home ( hello windows!!) and fantastic photog.

  • August 12, 2016 - 8:01 am

    Rebecca Baker - I love the documentary style! Beautiful photos!!

  • August 12, 2016 - 8:08 am

    Kim M - Oh. My. Gosh. I just became your biggest fan! This shoot is just over the moon beautiful! Love your style!

  • August 12, 2016 - 8:16 am

    Elizabeth - So gorgeous! It would be impossible to choose a favorite. Although, I am partial to bare bottom shots. ☺️

  • August 12, 2016 - 8:51 am

    Julia Yeliseyeva - Amazing session!

  • August 12, 2016 - 9:04 am

    Michelle Brown - Oh my gosh, these are fabulous!

  • August 12, 2016 - 9:38 am

    Annie - Love how light and airy these photos feel! And those amazing smiles…. just beautiful!

  • August 12, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    Mai - What gorgeous light you got in those pics! I love airy looking. Awesome work.

  • August 12, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    Heather Neilson - Beautiful and inspirational!

  • November 13, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Jess - These images literally brought tears to my eyes. Maybe it’s because I am pregnant and hormonal, maybe it’s because I’m a photographer who longs to take pictures like these, maybe it’s because I can feel the love this beautiful family has for each other. Well, it’s probably all three! Either way, you do extraordinary work! You managed to capture this family (and many others from what I can see) so naturally and it seems effortless. Thank you for inspiring me!

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