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Light and bright airy newborn lifestyle portraits with Graham and his adoring parents.  We actually just did a one year session for him and will be following up with one more session this year on the beach before fall rolls in.  I thought I would answer some common questions I’ve received to help you better understand my process.

~I’ve dropped the ball and did not book before the baby was born. She’s 2 weeks old. Can we still book as session with you?

A: Yes!  Because my newborn sessions are lifestyle in nature, the baby does not need to be under 10-14 days old as some studios require.  We can shoot the day after you get home from the hospital or as soon as you are feeling up to it.  Some mothers with c-sections might need a little more time to get back on their feet and that is OK!  I generally say any time up to 4 weeks to get those sweet sleepy newborn shots of your baby.  However, there are some parents who really love the wide awake alert photos that showcase their cleared up eyes and a personality starting to peek through which can be up to 6 weeks.

~My house is a bit in disarray since the baby came home.  Is that a problem?

A: Don’t worry about it.  We will pick a few spots in your home to shoot–generally the master bedroom, nursery and living room.  If the rooms we are working in have an overflow of new baby items, laundry, etc we will create smaller,  more intimate vignettes that focus closely on you and the baby.  I will take a look around and move things (with permission) off side tables or out of the way to create a less cluttered shooting environment.

~I love all of the  headbands, bonnets and wraps I’ve seen in your images.  Are those your clients’ or do you bring them?

A: I have lots of beautiful accessories and wraps for you to choose from and also encourage you to include and special heirloom items that hold special meaning to you and your family.

~I’ve had no time to think about what to wear.  Can you help me?

A: An emphatic YES!  I love working very closely with my clients on wardrobe for their sessions.  I feel very strongly that clothing can make or break a shoot. I want to make this as stress free as possible and of course want you to feel your best.  I generally recommend soft, neutral colors but will also take into consideration the color and tones of your decor.  What works in one room might not in another.  Therefore, I sometimes suggest two outfit changes which also gives great variation to your gallery.

~I have two older children.  Can they be part of the session?

A: Absolutely.  In-home newborn lifestyle sessions are beautiful and unique as they focus on the interaction between you/your family with the baby.  It is a more relaxed approach to capturing this very special time in your life with the new addition.  We will generally start with the sibling shots and then segue into family, shots of mom/dad alone with baby and then solo shots baby.  These are often times the images used for birth announcements so I try to create a vignette similar to “studio style” images specifically with that in mind.

~Do you design custom announcements?

A: Yes! Along with other gorgeous boutique items such as Storybooks and Albums!  These are the perfect keepsakes for you to treasure for a lifetime.

Have any other questions about booking your lifestyle newborn portraits?  Email or call anytime–I’d love to hear from you!

xoxox

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Hey everyone!  It’s been a busy summer hence my absence from the blog.  I’ve been getting so many maternity & newborn inquiries that I felt it was time that I made it back here to share so many sessions I have yet to post.  I trekked through a snow storm to get to this gorgeous couple and their brand new baby boy.  That soft filtered light coupled with the amazing windows in their Boston suburb home created a beautiful photographic environment for me to play in that February morning. 

Some helpful info for all of you expectant moms who are looking to do an in-home lifestyle newborn session…

Sessions do *not* need to take place within the first 7-10 days after the baby is born.  Because my sessions are lifestyle in nature versus the posed “studio-style” sessions the babies do not necessarily need to be in the early sleepy newborn stage.  I tell moms when YOU are ready after you get home from the hospital is when we can do it.  Whether it’s 3 weeks out after your c-section or even 3 days after you return home from the hospital.  Don’t stress!  These sessions are all about you and the baby–husband, partner, siblings, and even pets 😉 Also, did you know I create custom birth announcements?  One more thing to not have to stress about.  Hallelujah!

As always, reach out anytime for more information on how to book your newborn portraits.

Enjoy!

xoxo

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  • August 23, 2017 - 6:17 am

    Rachel - Beautiful lifestyle session. You did a great job capturing this sweet tlittle one!

  • August 23, 2017 - 6:53 am

    Brenda - Absolutely gorgeous! Love these newborn images!

  • August 23, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Shawndelle - Beautiful images and the little ones are so cute.

  • August 23, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Irene - Beautiful lifestyle photos. I love this style of photographing newborns. You also captured the joy of the parents! So wonderful to see.

  • August 24, 2017 - 3:33 am

    Heather Neilson - Beautiful lifestyle newborn photos – I am in love with your gorgeous use of light!

When I was a little girl my grandmother used to call me Precious Pearl. The name came to be because there was  a doll called Poor Pitiful Pearl. I’ve been told that I used to mostly walk around with a grumpy look on my face. I don’t doubt it. Many of the photos I’ve seen of me show that little scrunched up face underneath my oh-so stylish bowl cut, and my arms crossed across my chest with a “don’t mess with me” look. She loved me no matter my grumpy face or not so the “Poor Pitiful” part was dropped for “Precious”.  She passed away when I was in college back in 1996.  I can still remember her voice.  There are smells that can bring me right back to her kitchen in Tequesta, Florida.  One of my favorite pictures of her is one I took in high school, sitting at my kitchen table in Vermont, looking at me lovingly, no doubt in my mind saying “Precious Pearl” to herself. 

Meet Violet.

I did a shoot with her big brother four years ago.  I loved it so much then and still do to this day.  Unlike the last shoot he wanted ZERO to do with this session.  There were a lot of tears but he did finally come around at the end.  And I got a smile from him, even though he tried his best to *never* give in!  This gave me lots of time to focus on Violet and the interaction between her and her mother.  There is something so pure and raw about a mother’s love for her children.  Motherhood photography is something that I hold near and dear to my heart.  I feel fulfilled when I am lucky enough to be witness to these moments.  Mom wanted to incorporate some of her own pearls for this shoot and I love the feminine, opalescent strands draping over her beautiful baby skin.

I would LOVE to capture these precious moments with you and your little ones!  If you are interested in setting up a mommy and me session or incorporating all your loved ones for a family portraits I would love to speak with you! 

xo

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  • June 8, 2017 - 3:30 am

    Louise Bagger - Thank you for sharing those precious motherly photography, there was a charm in those smiles and innocent looks. It really brings back mine memory when i did have those innocent smiles and looks that forced others elders to play with me. It was a beautiful moments.

Well…this is embarrassing.

I try.  I really do.  But somehow the art of consistent blogging has just gotten away from me.  Oh I remember the good ol’ days when I was blogging 3 or more times a week.  Looking back, I can see I’m averaging once a month at best.  So, so sad. 
So, I want to start where I need to which is back at the beginning of twenty-sixteen (hiding face in shame).  Yes, I was remiss in sharing this STUNNING mother to be and her snowy maternity portraits back from January 2016.  I’ve since since this little baby turn into such a beautiful little girl.  I can’t wait to see them again this summer for family portraits on the beach.  I’ll be there tomorrow for another maternity session kicking off my 2017 beach sessions.  It’ll be over 90 degrees so I’m wondering if I can talk mom into getting into the water with me…

Stay tuned!

xoxo

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Isn’t she gorgeous??

Hair & Makeup : Kerri Herlihy

Faux Fur Tie Back : Maya’s Curls

Maternity Dress: Rachel Pally

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  • May 22, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Dana - Oh my, these are beautiful! I am so glad you shared them.

  • May 22, 2017 - 8:35 am

    Kayce - These are gorgeous maternity photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Boston in the winter! Just beautiful!

  • May 22, 2017 - 9:48 am

    Angela - These are beautiful!

  • May 22, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    Mariela Feliz Fernandez - Wow! Beautiful portraits of a enchanting lady! Congrats on the baby!

  • May 22, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Victoria - Well this is just magical. <3

  • May 22, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Kristen Feldman - Absolutely stunning maternity session! Beautiful!

  • May 22, 2017 - 11:34 pm

    Dee - These are devine!!! Simply beautiful! Love it!

 

“The most precious jewels you’ll have around your neck are the arms of your children”

-Unknown

 

 

In honor of Mother’s Day I put together a beautiful “set” that I am going to use again for my

MOMMY & ME SPRING STUDIO MINIS

On Thursday Wednesday May 18th I will be holding mini sessions in the studio for you and your little ones.The set up is stunning with a gorgeous macrame wall hanging made by Needle & Knot adorned with an arrangement of fresh flowers. I will have some dresses on hand if you so desire to wear one of them. Additionally I will have floral crowns, made with love, from Maya’s Curls. These sessions are best for babies who are sitting and generally up to age of 6. You will be snuggled up and for 20 minutes it will be all about you! These sessions can also be used as a maternity mini session with or without a child. They may also be used as a breastfeeding session.

 

Click here to BOOK YOUR SESSION.
$575
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2017

Location: Warren, Rhode Island

Details:
20 minute session with 5 high resolution digital files of your choice.
You will receive a gallery of 15-20 to choose from.

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