Kids & Families


Kids & Families21 Dec 2016 01:21 pm

This week I had the opportunity to catch up with my little friend, Damon, at his lovely Danvers home, and see how much he’s grown over the last 6 months. I’ll give you a hint…it’s a lot!

He was smiling impishly as soon as he saw me, and had to be one of the happiest little baby models I have ever photographed. We began exploring his family’s apartment, checking out Mom and Dad’s bed, the Christmas tree, his crib, where he’s watched over by an army of mini super heroes, and the giant stuffed monkey that helps mom and dad keep track of how much he’s grown each month. Next it was up to grandma and Grandpa’s home, where he warmed himself in front of the fireplace, then got even toastier inside a Christmas stocking. Since he was so toasty, he figured it was time for some outside play, so out we went. In the yard he modeled a super warm winter hat, before getting his very first driving lesson in Dad’s truck. It’s gonna be a little while before his feet reach the pedal, but we all have to start somewhere!

Stay tuned for the next installment of his exciting first year!

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 & Families28 Nov 2016 06:03 pm

The next stop on my “favorite families that I see every fall” tour found me in Reading, MA, catching up with the Condon clan!  Last time we connected, James was a joyful smile with legs, and Bridget had just made her entrance into the world.  But what a difference a year makes.  In Bridget at least.  James is still a joyful smile with legs…they’re just a little longer this year :).

I arrived just as the young’uns were getting dressed.  Bridget was fighting a bit of a cold, but she was ready to brave through for the shoot, so we started with a few solos of her looking fancy in a beautiful dress and pearls.  Then she and her brother hung out by the fireplace for a few photos together before being joined by Mom and Dad.  A quick outfit change for Bridget, and we ambled over to the well lit den where she showed off her red dress.  Not wanting James to feel ignored, I headed outside with him, while his sister had a rest and an outfit change.  He showed me his awesome climbing and sliding structure, then we spent a little time posing on the awesome stump that we hit every year.  Soon we were joined again by Bridget, who had just a few more photos in her before she needed to call it a day.  But, true to form, she rocked them, then headed inside for a much deserved nap!

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 & Families22 Nov 2016 06:11 pm

Continuing my 2016 fall family portrait tour, I got to reconnect with the Koncius family in Newburyport, MA, and meet the newest addition…Aiden!

We met right in downtown, with AJ wasting no time with shy avoidance, instead leading me right to the waterfront park that he and his family like to frequent.  While Aiden warmed up to the idea, AJ stepped in to fulfill the primary modeling role, posing with his family, then in a cape chair on his own, then showing off his mad stunt skills…jumping off  a short wall, then climbing up to jump again.  It was about the time that AJ discovered some trees to climb, that Aiden decided to get in on the fun, posing cutely in the fallen autumn leaves.  With both boys fully on-board, we walked a short distance to a cool antique market, where the boys explored the interesting artifacts that were displayed out front.  They were so interested, that they completely missed it when Mom and Dad got a chance to model for a few beautiful shots of their own.

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 & Families17 Nov 2016 07:35 pm

Continuing my weekend of reunions, I joined the Mackin family in their adorable North Andover home.  When we last hung out, Anora and Bennett showed me all around their home, and generally just acted like their cute selves.  A couple of years later, and they’ve only grown more cute…and grown as a family, with the introduction of young master Broderick just a few weeks ago.

It was Bennett that met me at the door with a big smile followed by a warm hug and an invitation to go play in his room.  We headed upstairs, and were joined by Anora, who wasted no time telling me all about she and Bennett’s halloween.  The tour continued in Brody’s room, where they were joined by the little guy in his favorite rocking chair.  It was a lovely fall day, so Anora announced that we should go outside and take photos near thebeautiful tree in the front yard.  So that’s what we did.  While we were down there, she shyly asked if they could take photos jumping into a pile of leaves.  I told her she was the boss, and we headed into the back yard, grabbing a few garden implements on the way.  While Anora and Bennett created their epic leaf piles, I spent a little time with Brody, and the kid was a natural…turning on the cuteness on cue!  Back to the big sibs, it was time to jump into the giant leaf pile…and jump they did…until they decided that it might be a little more fun to throw the leaves at the photographer.  Then a massive leaf fight broke out, with Mom stepping in to take the brunt of the fusillade.  That’s when Brody signaled that he wanted to head back inside.  So we headed back up to his room, where cuddles with his favorite sock monkey (and his favorite Mom) made his day!

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

North Andover, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families16 Nov 2016 04:17 pm

This week I got to catch up with my favorite set of toddler twins, when I met Mohini and Ranesh for their holiday portrait at their lovely home in Waban, MA.

As soon as I arrived, they wasted no time shwoing me their love of Thomas the Train, simultaneously watching their favorite episode on an ipad and playing with the famous wooden engine.  Mom and Dad soon decided to get them into the front room for a portrait, and after taking a joyful few laps around the hall, they all ended up together on the coffee table.  But we weren’t done playing yet, so we headed upstairs to their playroom, where they delighted in making one another dinner.  After a meal like that, it is important to have a little exercise, so they headed into Mom and Dad’s room to jump on the bed.  That’s when we all decided that maybe we should check out the back yard, and all of the lovely autumn leaves…

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 & Families04 Nov 2016 08:21 am

Continuing my weekend portrait tour, next up is the oh so cute Hermanny family, who met me bright and early on Sunday morning at the Grist Mill in Sudbury MA.

After a week of rain, it was refreshing to arrive to the gorgeous morning light and warm weather that Sunday provided.  As soon as Jake and Ella jumped out of the car, they were ready to go, smiling at me as they played around the stone wall at the border to the property.  Of course we had to check out the old mill, so we started our session there, Ella and Jake happily sitting next to one another on an old stone bench. But it was the water that really excited Jake, so we followed the little stream up to the lake, pausing for a few family photos on an old wooden bridge.  I’d photographed Jake and his Parents here before, so we set off in pursuit of our favorite spots.  As we were walking, the two little ones each took one of my hands, and melted my heart.

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Grist Mill Sudbury, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families20 Oct 2016 04:37 pm

The last time we caught up with the Siska family, it was a rainy fall day in November, and Vivienne was just taking her first steps.  Fast forward two years, and not only did we get a beautiful, sunny, fall day to explore a lovely park, but we also got a bonus member of the cast…the youngest member: Xander!

Big brother Lincoln greeted me at the door when I arrived and escorted me into the living room, where Mom was busy styling Vivienne’s hair and Xander was just chilling on the couch.  They wasted no time showing me the awesome stunt fall setup they had in the parlor, leaping with reckless abandon off the couch onto the bed of pillows on the floor.  Then it was upstairs to visit each of their bedrooms, and take a second to test out Mom and Dad’s awesome claw-foot tub.  We were having so much fun that we decided to move the action outdoors, driving a short way to a local park.  The entire family got together for a lovely portrait before the three kids scattered to explore.  When all the fun places were found, we regrouped for a rousing game of Simon Says.  I totally lost!

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Canton, MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families11 Oct 2016 09:34 pm

Last time I had an opportunity to hang out with the Bertelli family, they had just been blessed with twin girls.  Nearly seven years later, I got a chance to catch up with them at their lovely home in Danvers, MA.  Two years ago, the twin fairy visited them again…and all four children were delightful!

After meeting at their home, we wasted no time in venturing out into the neighborhood.  Their home is right next to the town library, with it’s extensive grounds, leading down to a lovely little pond.  Big sisters Amelie and Lucia were very familiar with the property, proving to be excellent tour guides and filling me in on all the fun things that happen there.  I wanted to spend some individual time with each kid, so we branched off with Amelie, Lucia, Bode, and Alex each taking a turn.  Then we managed to get the twins to pose together…and all four kids…and the entire family…no small feat!  After all of that work, the kids deserved some down time, and we finished the session on the play set in their back yard.

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Danvers MA Family Portraits

Kids & Families22 Jun 2016 10:18 am

Seems like just a couple of weeks ago, I was photographing Damon’s Mom and discussing his impending arrival…wait a minute, it was only a couple of weeks ago! Damon couldn’t wait to meet his family, and decided to arrive a bit early. As far as I’m concerned, it was perfect timing, and I was so excited to meet him last week at his home in Danvers, MA

Damon was awake and alert when I arrived, and wasted no time showcasing his natural cuteness! The camera loved him as he posed on the bed, on his parents beautiful silk pillow from China, and his special family lovey. After a quick meal, and a wardrobe change, he was ready to go again. He is already a big fan of superheros, so he was happy to cuddle in with his favorite super plushies. Even his crib was decorated with his favorite heroes, and he was already right at home in his comfy bed. His biggest hero, however, is his Dad, and he loved cuddling up in Dad’s army uniform. It will fit him in no time at all!

Stay tuned to the blog for the next episode of super baby…coming in just a few months!

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 & Families27 May 2016 06:00 pm

One of the best part about being a wedding photographer is being there for the creation of a new family.  And as the family begins to grow, I am always super excited when I get to reconnect with the couple and help document the growth of their family.  So when Britney contacted me with her great news, and asked me to capture the impending arrival of her and Victor’s bundle of joy, I was all too happy to oblige!

I met Britney and Victor at their family home in Danvers MA.  This session was all about Britney, so after a quick hello, Victor gave her a little space to be fabulous in front of the camera.  And that she did!  We began in the nursery, introducing the new little person to the plush super heros that adorn the space.  Next we moved to Mom’s favorite place, her walk in closet…where the clothes and shoes whispered their lullabies to the sweet little babe that will soon be trying to walk in them.  Britney is a lawyer, so we moved upstairs, where she got all businesslike in the home office.  A quick outfit change, and we moved the party outside, where the warm morning sun cast a beautiful glow on the lush spring greenery.  Moving in to the back yard, I was immediately drawn to the treehouse, where Britney played with her siblings when she was a wee lass…and very shortly her little one will be carrying on the same tradition!

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits

Danvers, MA Maternity Portraits