It’s April and that means I am celebrating FOURTEEN years in business. It’s really quite hard to believe and I am humbled and truly blessed to have the clients who believe in me. Some year after year. It’s an honor to be invited back into their lives and watch their children grow. I’ve been photographing this family since their daughter was two. Her face completely melted me when I met her. You can see that beach session here. This was summer 2019–sadly I am so behind on blogging and have so many beautiful sessions to still share with you. If you are looking to book a family beach session it’s not too early to start thinking about dates and locations. I have some new locations that I will be scouting so we can have fresh locations for you this summer!
I love in-home newborn lifestyle sessions. Each one is always unique–no two sessions can ever really look or feel the same. Lighting is different, decor..everything about them is individual to each family. For me as a visiual artist this is so important. To do the same thing over and over leaves me restless and unsatsified. I love the challenge of finding the perfect nooks and crannies throughout my clients’ homes to get the best light, creating multiple vignettes and thus more variety to their image galleries.
This brings the subject to light….
Light is the single most important factor for making a photograph. Being a natural light photographer this plays heavily into when and where I can shoot. I will always inquire about the available light in a client’s home before our scheduled session, especially on days that are dark and dreary. Please keep in mind that it is better to have ample light to work in than force a shoot when the light is lacking. Over the years I’ve learned to embrace the shadows and play in the pockets of light instead of cranking my ISO to keep with the light and airy look. There is something to be said about moody images. The contrast between the light and dark really evokes emotion and visual interest. You can see from this session how vastly different the light is from the master to the nursery but I love how having light filled images mixed with some darker, moodier images gave my client a really nice balance in variety.
If you’re in Boston, South Shore, Cape Cod or the North Shore (I was practically in NH for this sessions!) and looking for a newborn lifstyle photographer I would love to speak with you about booking your session. Simply put–I come to you! We shoot in the comfort of your own home. I’m free to answer questions at any time. Also be sure to follow along on Instgram for daily visual updates!
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 also thought it was pertinent to share 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 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 plan it. If you had a c-section and want to wait a few weeks to recover or even if your ready 3 days after you return home from the hospital–no worries! These sessions are all about you and the baby–husband, partner, siblings (and pets are welcomem too). Did you know I create custom birth announcements? One more thing to not have to stress about.
If you don’t already subscribe to my newwletter, you should! I will be sending one out within the next week with information on a very special Winter/Spring session event. You don’t want to miss it! As always, reach out anytime for more information on how to book your newborn portraits.
Here’s a look at a newborn lifestyle session from October. What do you think? Will she get daddy’s red hair??
Oh come let us adore him!
Happy New Year to all my friends, family, clients and those who landed her on my blog. Like most holiday seasons, this one seemed to come and go in a flash. While I’m a little sad to start taking down all of our holiday decorations I have to say I’m ready to get back to routine. These early winter months give me time to focus more clearly on the back end of my business. April will mark my THIRTEEN years as a full time professional photographer. I don’t typically make resolutions but creatively I hope to push msyelf even further, to not be afraid of doing things that challenge me. Clearly the weekly blogging didn’t work out for me too well last year and instead of beating myself up I will just chisel away at the mountain of beautiful galleries one by one.
I thought I’d start with this newborn session which took place during Christmastime 2018. I loved all of the natural light, the neutral furnishings but even more the special moment I had with their daughter at her vanity. Very reminiscent of Clara from the Nutrcracker! As you can see my newborn sessions are purely lifestyle. This is a more unique and relaxed approach and will give you the flexibility of shooting within the first one-four weeks after the baby is born. When baby needs a feeding or a diaper change I will focus on siblings and/or lifestlye elements during that time. If you are expecting this winter and are interested in learning more about booking a newborn session please feel free to reach out anytime. Also, be sure to follow along on Instagram which is updated almost daily!
Here we are….already almost mid-August. How did that happen? Summer should really get slapped with a speeding ticket. I have enjoyed so much this summer and with that once again I have neglected my blog and social media. I typically blog in order but I’ve decided to jump way ahead to a session I did in June. I had the pleasure of photographing Carolyn and her baby girl back in 2018 for my Motherhood Minis. I was so excited to see her again, this time 38 weeks pregnant. If know me I love maternity sessions–coupled with water? Well, I’m in heaven.
If you’re expecting and interested in a session I would suggest aiming to book when you’re 7-8 months. That being said I’ve done them well into the 9th month. In fact one in particular she went into labor the very next day! I can work very closely with you on finding the perfect wardrobe for you and your family. Please feel free to reach out anytime with questions!
H/MU: Caitlin Murphy
FLORAL TIE-BACKS: Maya’s Curls