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heidi and fam

I’m not sure the feeling will ever change.  The feeling when another photographer contacts you to take their family portraits (gulp).  If you follow my blog you may remember my post last October when Elise Donoghue asked me to photograph her family.  I was excited and a nervous wreck all balled into one.  But at the end of the day it was an amazing experience and I walked away from it feeling empowered and thrilled to know how happy I had made her.  Tears of joy from any client is ALWAYS a good thing!!  Double bonus: we have become great friends!  When Heidi contacted me in December about photographing her family I had the same feeling but this time I knew that the nervous feeling was actually a good thing.  It keeps you in check and on your toes.  When you lose those butterflies I think you can become complacent and your work can become a bit lack lustre.  I  had an idea that I’d been wanting to implement for some time.  A ripped out page from one of my old Cookie magazines–remember that one, so good, and so sad it’s gone–had sat quietly in a folder of other inspirational images for a few years.  It was a model with her son in a Valentino dress; red, diaphanous, long and beautiful.  Her little boy was under the many layers and he peeked he head from one of the drapey, crepe-like sheets of red.  I knew I wanted to try this with Heidi and her 3 year old daughter.  And so began the hunt for the perfect dress.  Nothing was coming up quite like the Valentino number (yeah, go figure) but I did happen upon something even more adorable on Etsy.  Luckily for us it was the right size, Heidi loved it, and she snagged it up.  We started in one of my favorite fields at sunset for some beautiful family shots and then zoomed down to the Cape for the whimsical dress shots.  It was an amazing experience! Heidi, it was such a pleasure getting to know you and you gorgeous family and lucky for me I feel I’ve made yet another friend who just happens to be another portrait photographer like myself.  Enjoy!! xoxoxo

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  • July 21, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Lexi - Wow, this sessions is just, wow. What a beautiful/happy family, amazing styling and location!! Love it!

  • July 21, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Shira Zimmerman - soooo beautiful!! every one. Please come visit your uncle in Long Beach soon 😉

  • July 21, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    gina - love how you kept the inspiration and used it in your own way for this beautiful session! and, oh…the light!!!!

  • July 21, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    jen gagliardi - wowzers!!! just breath taking! I wish I lived closer to you!!!

  • July 21, 2011 - 8:50 pm

    Sandra Bludau - Speechless…..no…one word….Brilliant. : )

  • July 21, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    Missy Perron - SICK. In a very, very, very good way. WOW! In the best way possible….priceless!!! You have outdone yourself, absolutely. True you do best under pressure. We’d like to book our VIP treatment session NOW, Ha! Excellent!

  • July 21, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    cori henderson - Oh. My. Gosh. I don’t know what else to say. AMAZING

  • July 21, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    Danica Nelson - I adore this whole session! I’m a long-time stalker. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • July 21, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    lane - r u kidding me …. awesome shoot and amazing styling! a 50’s dress is so amazing!

  • July 21, 2011 - 10:08 pm

    Kelli - Breathtaking! I love every one. Amazing work as always. And that dress … perfect!

  • July 21, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    Natalee Potter - LOVE every single image you can not get any better then that!!!! You and Heidi are my inspirations so this was a special treat for me to view thank you so much for sharing :)

  • July 22, 2011 - 3:13 am

    Sandy Metcalf - Wow, beautiful. Just stumbled across your website. I am your newest fan!

  • July 22, 2011 - 8:22 am

    Joan - Wow.. what beautiful pictures :) Love them all.. I got chills. :)

  • July 22, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Christine DeSavino - Wow Stephanie! One incredible shot after another! LOVE the bed! What an absolutely beautiful family and you captured them magically!

  • July 23, 2011 - 10:12 am

    karen linnell - these are amazing. the dress is incredible! i miss cookie magazine too : (

  • July 23, 2011 - 7:18 pm

    Shanna - wow!! such magical and beautiful pictures! Heidi, you are gorgeous and your family is gorgeous and I LOVE that dress and those shoes. So many perfect moments here in these photos. Just stunning.

  • July 24, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Bobbie Brown - Oh my goodness! These images are INCREDIBLE! and soooo dreamy! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • July 24, 2011 - 11:18 pm

    april todd - stunning. absolutely stunning! I bet Mom and Dad are OVER THE MOON with these!! The styling is just perfect.

  • July 25, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Jessica - Oh goodness…I am about THISCLOSE to booking a trip to Boston with my family so you can do our portraits. Holy moly amazing!

  • July 25, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    Yvonne Niemann - OMG! I LOVE this session!!!!! And you were nervous?! I actually know the feeling when photographing another photographer, but you seriously knocked this out of the park!

  • July 25, 2011 - 7:01 pm

    haley b - beautiful family and gorgeous images, stephanie!

  • July 26, 2011 - 7:31 am

    lauren martin gauthier - these imagines are DIVINE! heidi must be beside herself with joy..i know i would be!

  • July 29, 2011 - 10:59 am

    sandy guerard - These are simply beautiful! You captured each one of their personalities. Love the setting, the lighting…everything! Even though i’m somewhat biased…my handsome son, gorgeous daugher-inlaw (but really the “daughter” i didn’t have) and last but not least that stunning granddaughter are pretty great models.

  • August 2, 2011 - 10:58 am

    Roberto Farren | Boston wedding photographer - Absolutely stunning images! I love the high key feel to all of them, they are really stand out shots, everyone of them!

  • August 4, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Sandy - WOW! What a gorgeous session!!!

  • September 7, 2011 - 8:55 am

    Michelle Leann Currier - These are beyond gorgeous!!!! Everything about this is just stunning!

  • September 29, 2011 - 2:58 am

    Inna L - I am new to your blog… and WOW! i am so happy I found it! Your images are MAGICAL!!!

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