November 2009


Kids & Families13 Nov 2009 12:27 pm

When Sandy contacted me to do a family portrait session, she told me, “I’m not interested in having a formal portrait done, or one of those popular “beach” pictures, or “pile of leaves” pictures.”  That was music to my ears!

We met on a blustery morning at the Steven’s Estate in North Andover, MA.  Though I’ve photographed a wedding there a couple of years ago, there was something spooky about the place in the morning, when no one else was around.  It was the perfect location to get a little creative with the family portraits.  We began in front of the carriage house, taking advantage of a cool overgrown fence, then we moved on to a neat old bench in a wooded clearing.  With a couple of the normal settings out of the way, we went behind one of the main buildings to find a graveyard of old benches, followed by a cool jungle of high sticks, and a picnic table behind the old garage, with its bright green paint and broken out windows.  After putting the kids through all of that hard work, it was fitting to end the session with a big leaf fight!

Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

 Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

 Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

 Stevens Estate North Andover family Portraits

Kids & Families04 Nov 2009 03:36 pm

This weekend found me up in Rockport reuniting with Jennifer and Devon, whose wedding I photographed last year, and meeting the newest members of their family - identical twins Amélie and Lucia!

It was an unseasonably warm fall day when I arrived at the family home in Rockport, MA. The twins were enjoying a last few moments of sleep so we crept up the stairs for a few photos of the sleeping angels. With all of us in the room, it didn’t take long for them to awake with smiles for all. Then we got them dressed, and wandered around inside and outside the house, Amélie and Lucia already showing their natural modeling abilities! After all of that hard work they enjoyed a bottle and a cuddle with Mom and Dad.

Rockport MA Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits

Rockport MA Children and Family Portraits