Kids & Families


Kids & Families16 Nov 2017 05:34 pm

It’s that time of year when I get to catch up with my favorite families as they prepare for the holiday season with a family portrait session.  And this weekend was no exception as I traveled to Waban MA ho hang out with my favorite almost 4yo twins: Mohini and Ranesh.

As soon as I arrived, the kids led me into the formal living room, where they introduced me to their favorite stuffed pets and their couch jumping skills.  Into the family room, there were toys and smiles and pincer crab claws.  From there we headed up to the play room, where they both showed me their favorite toys, then back down to the living room, where we recreated an iconic image from one of their baby sessions.  Coating up, we finished the fun in the back yard, and the front yard, and the back yard…we did laps!

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Waban MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families14 Nov 2017 01:04 pm

Right on schedule, lovely little Amalia arrived into the world, and I had the chance to meet her last week, when she modeled for her newborn portrait session in Boston, MA.

Since she was sleeping so soundly in Mom and Dad’s bedroom, we decided to take advantage of the soft window light (and the soundly sleeping baby), and began our session there.  Tiptoeing across the hall, we continued shooting, while she continued snoozing, in her lovely nursery.  She found a particularly cuddly spot on her favorite as-yet-to-be-named stuffed elephant.  Movie upstairs, she snoozed a little more with Mom and dad, before opening her beautiful little eyes and telling us she was a little hungry.  Snack accomplished she was ready for more snuggling, and Mom and Dad were only too happy to oblige!

Stay tuned for her next session in just a few months!

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Boston, MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families02 Nov 2017 02:03 pm

It was a beautiful warm fall day last week when I headed up to Reading, MA, to catch up with the Condon family.  It’s been nearly a year since our last shoot, and the kids were more fun than ever!

Upon my arrival, I was immediately invited by James to join him watching Dora in the family room.  I caught up on my Dora, while Bridget had her hair done, then we headed upstairs where James was excited to show me his new bedroom trampoline…aka his big boy bed!  Bridget came in and wanted to show me her room too, along with her favorite baby doll.  Back downstairs we started to take a few photos on the fireplace, when a spontaneous dance party broke out.  We carried the party outside, hanging out on our favorite stump, and climbing on the cool old rock wall at the back of their property.  The session ended with smiles, fist bumps, and even more Dora!

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Reading, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families19 Oct 2017 10:48 am

This weekend I got to catch up with the Christie family and meet the newest member, Butternut, when we met for their family portraits in one of my favorite locations: Joppa Flats and Plum Island in Newburyport MA.

I was met at the door of their home by Kaitlin and Kami.  Kaitlin was the first baby to take advantage of my “Babies first year” package, and boy has she grown in the past few years.  Kami was equally as sweet, and they couldn’t wait to be in front of the camera!  So we piled into our cars and headed down to Joppa Flats.  I love shooting here, and the girls were natural models.  Their smiles and fun loving personalities were on full display as we shot our way to the beach.  Butternut had joined us for a few photos in the flats, but couldn’t contain her doggie joy when we hit the beach.  It was contageous, as girls and dogs ran around enjoying the unseasonably warm October afternoon.

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Newburyport, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families06 Oct 2017 07:00 pm

This week I got to catch up with Brianne & Charles.  It’s been a few years since their amazing Boston Seaport wedding, and their family is about to be just a little bigger.  It was so much fun to spend a couple hours with them in and around their beautiful South End apartment as they prepare for the impending arrival of the newest member of their family!

With the fall sunset coming so early, we began the portraits by taking a walk around their charming Boston neighborhood.  The late afternoon sun was streaming through the streets imparting a warm glow into the as yet unlit gas lanterns, making them appear to glow and casting a halo of warm light on the happy couple.  A block up and we came across a charming little playground, where I’m sure their will spend countless hours with little Amalia in no time at all.  Back at their apartment, we climbed up on their rood deck, where we enjoyed the sunset together.  Then back down to check out the nursery, which is nearly ready to be filled with joyful baby laughter and many happy memories!

Stay tuned in just a few weeks as Amalia makes her modeling debut here on this blog!

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Boston, MA Maternity Portraits

Kids & Families10 Aug 2017 10:44 am

I love a family reunion…especially when it’s a family that has trusted me to capture their most important milestones for almost 10 years!  Starting with Michelle and Nate’s wedding in (gulp) 2008, continuing with Christine and Chris’ in 2011, and of course, the awesome spunky boys of the Worcester Hafer branch.  So when they asked me to photograph their joint vacation/staycation at their lovely Worcester home, I jumped at the chance to catch up with the entire family, and meet beautiful 5 year-old Hannah!

The cousins and their parents and grandparents were ready to go when I arrived, so we started out with a round of posed family photos, before allowing the kids to run the show for a bit.  Starting on the jungle gym, which has been a favorite location for so many shoots, the three cousins climbed and jumped, and brought along their favorite stuffed friends.  Then Henry suggested we hang out at the tepee that they had erected at the top of the hill behind their home, so a bit of climbing was in order.  Once we had the kids a little tired out, I was able to spend a little time photographing their parents, grandparents, brothers, sister’s in law, and any other combination we could think of in various locations throughout the well maintained back yard.  By this time, the kids had their second wind, so we ventured out front to climb a favorite tree, play on the family’s very own fire hydrant, discover a hidden hideout underneath a Japanese maple, and scour the grass for a few earthworms, which Michelle dutifully held (#momofboys), while the boys climbed up on Nate’s back and went for an upside down ride on Uncle Chris.  With this much fun on the first day of vacation, I can only imagine how many adventures they had the rest of the week…and how exhausted their parents must be!

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Worcester MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families17 Jul 2017 02:59 pm

At under 5 lbs, newborn Lily can nearly fit into one of Dad’s hands.  But she packed a WHOLE lot of cuteness into her diminutive frame when I arrived at the family home in Exeter, NH.

I was greeted at the door by Dad and Napolean, the family dog…who was all to happy to see me again.  Mom and Lily joined us, both looking beautiful and ready for a photo shoot!  We began up in Lily’s new nursery, where she test drove her crib, and hung out with some of her favorite stuffed animals, before cuddling with Mom in the rocker.  Lily was a natural, handling each new pose and location with grace and beauty, and gently letting us know when we tried something that wasn’t her cup of tea.  Next we headed into mom and Dad’s room for a hangout on the bed with Napolean, before heading downstairs.  Lily did so well at baby posing, that we decided to try the advanced stuff…and she handled it like a pro baby model.  She perfectly hunkered on the wine crate that had held her parents’ wedding cake, and looked prettier than the flowers she posed with on the kitchen table.  All of that hard work was rewarded with a meal and a cuddle and a well deserved nap!

Stay tuned in a few months for her 4 month portrait session!

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families29 Jun 2017 07:13 pm

A Melody so sweet, who though only 9 days old, was already being groomed to be an accomplished musician, acrobatic climber, and fearless cat wrangler, when I met her at her Natick home for her newborn photo session.

We started the session in Mom and Dad’s room, where Melody was getting ready for her debut by sleeping until the very last minute.  Actually she was really tired, so after changing into her first outfit and checking out her new bedroom.  We spent a couple of minutes measuring her growth, before she snoozed next to a stuffed lion that was her Mom’s childhood friend.  While she snoozed in her crib, Mom set up a really cool ball pit for her to play in and, after Baxter the cat made sure it was safe, played happily in there for a few minutes.  Lying among all of those balls, reminded her that she was a ping pong master in training, so we headed into the basement, where she showed me her best moves.  The it was up to the cat fortress, where she liked to pretend she was a princess, guarded by a fierce, giant , wild cat!  We ended the session with a little music, the violin was bigger than her, but she grabbed on all the same and gave it her all!

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Natick, MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families27 Jun 2017 07:06 pm

It was a photoshoot an entire lifetime in the making…and Damon has been practicing his little heart out, charming us with his cuteness since his very first days.  All those lessons paid off!  This was the final session in his Baby’s First Year package, an, while he rocked every one of them, he saved the extra charm for his season finale!

Damon and Dad met me at the front door, and we headed into their apartment to get reacquainted.  It’s been a few months since our last shoot, and Damon had to make sure I was still OK. We put our heads together, and decided that it was too nice a day to be cooped up inside. With that decision made, we grabbed a ball and headed into the back yard. It was so nice in the shade, that we just had to pass the ball around a bit. The whole time, the treehouse was begging us to climb it. So we did. Kicking the ball and climbing the treehouse was hot work. Luckily there was a water feature in the back yard to splash around and cool off in. Unfortunately, this made Damon’s clothes wet, and Mom insisted we go inside for a change. Once we got inside, however, Damon got to hang out in his favorite outfit. In his toy box and in his crib, and hanging out with his favorite, ginormous stuffed monkey. Back outside, we found a present on the porch, and Damon wasted no time ripping it open…delighting in his new toy cars. It’s good to be one year old!

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Danvers, MA Baby Portraits

Kids & Families16 Jun 2017 08:53 am

I only had to drive a little bit further up the North Shore for part two of my awesome Saturday shoot-a-rama when I met Sarah and Sebastien on Joppa Flats in Newburyport, MA for a fun photo shoot celebrating their impending bundle of joy.

We met at the Plum Island airport and immediately headed down to the old shack - one of my favorite photo locations.  The light was perfect, and the couple radiant as we braved the high reeds and swampy grasslands to capture the perfect photos.  Shooting and moving was the order of the day, driving a little further into the flats, for a dance in the grassy marsh, climbing up onto the drawbridge, and continuing down the road to the lovely beaches of Plum Island.  The warm sun broke through the haze as we wandered the beach…getting a little too close to the water as the surf rolled in.  Driving back to the airport, we finished off the session at the awesome old hangar.

Stay tuned to meet the newest addition to their family in just a few weeks!

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits

Newburyport, MA Maternity Portraits