I met little Stella on a sunny February morning and she couldn't have been more sweet. She just adored her mommy and daddy and we had a relaxed session capturing life at three months old! She loved flying in the air, looking in the mirror, and playing on her play mat. We also made sure to capture her colorful and fun nursery!
It's rare that I meet siblings who are as infatuated with the newest addition as the parents are. These sweet kids just adored their new little sister and were so genuinely sweet with her it just warmed your heart. I truly enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with this family of five and capturing the things that meant so much to them <3
I was introduced to this family through a friend of mine and I'm so happy I was connected with them! I love doing newborn sessions with siblings. I think they add so much to the session and really help make the sessions your own. They keep things real :) This family of four was so fun to work with and we had a great time playing too ;)
We had our second day of Tree Farm Minis mid November and we had amazing weather. It was so warm we were actually glowing ;) I love doing these tree farm sessions and look forward to doing them every year!
I am vowing to never get behind on blogging again, but I will say, I love revisiting these fall sessions and I am finding new favorites for each session as I look through the galleries again :) We had a beautiful night for the A family... perfect temperature (which was a nice surprise for November!) and a beautiful sunset. I absolutely love working with this family. I knew I could take them to this location and that they would be up for a little hike ;) They totally go with the flow and give their kids endless love. We captured lots of fun and lots of love.... which is always my favorite <3
I worked with Noah and his family for his newborn photos and I was so excited to see them again for Noah's first birthday. We spent the evening exploring Longwood Gardens and even enjoyed a bit of cake ;) It's amazing how much babies change in the first year... but also how much they stay the same. I love getting to see all of these babies grow up!
It's amazing how quickly the first year goes. I did James' newborn photos a year ago and I was excited to catch up with him again now that he is a walking one-year-old! He was one of the smallest babies I'd ever held so I couldn't believe how big he was today! His 1st birthday party was over Memorial Day weekend and I loved capturing all of the little details that went in to the party. The kids absolutely loved the music and the start of summer fun :)
One of the things that surprised me most about running a business is reconnecting with people from my past. It may be one of my favorite parts of this photography journey. Maura and I went to the same college and had several common friends. During her daughter's newborn session it was fun to reminisce about college life and our old stomping ground. We had a relaxed morning and even got a few pictures with their first babies ;) I was so surprised when I walked into their home to find that our daughters have similar colored nurseries and the same curtains! We also had the same master bedroom furniture :) Great minds think alike! Enjoy these pictures of this super sweet and smiley little girl.
I had the best time working with Henry and his family for his "newborn" session. He was technically nearly 12 weeks old, but he was the most relaxed baby ever! He was so content during his session and while he loved being held by both of his parents, you should see the eyes he had for his mama <3. My photography sessions are a mix of lifestyle and documentary. I do a little bit of posing, but the moments that really mean the most to me are the ones that happen between the more "posed" images. Years later, when you look back at the images from your session, I want them to take you right back to that day. Because, these days sure do go by too quickly.
At the end of last fall, I did a secret "cousins" session. We wanted to surprise their grandparents so I didn't post any of the images from that session yet. These three were so cute together! It was fun to explore the warm conservatory and splash in the water a bit. It was also really fun to make the big kids laugh for a change :)
The second half of my mini sessions did not disappoint. I had so much fun capturing natural interactions and hearing all the giggles while the kids raced through the trees. The cutest little Santa even made an appearance as the sun set behind the trees. It was a such great day! Thank you to everyone who came out for my first ever mini sessions!!
My nephew turned one last month and I took a few photos of him one afternoon to document this big milestone!
I love Longwood Gardens in the fall and it's one of my favorite spots to shoot at with young toddlers. There is a lot to see and plenty of paths to explore. We had a beautiful fall morning a few weeks ago and little A was probably the fastest nearly one-year-old that I ever had the pleasure of chasing around!
I always have the best time working with this family! A and E really keep me on my toes and keep the energy flowing. I always think that leads to the best pictures though... and it definitely lets their personalities shine through. After rescheduling for rain, we couldn't have picked a more beautiful night. It worked out perfectly. I'm so happy I get to capture these girls as they grow!
I'm an over-sharer by nature, but especially when it comes to photos of babies and children. I really can't narrow them down! Each little moment in time is my favorite... until I see the next one. I overshare because what if that was the day the "clapping" phase ended? Or the last day they only had a couple of teeth? Or the last time they did the scrunched-nose-smile? I always have to remind myself that the nights may be... well… l o n g. But, babyhood is fleeting. Happy birthday, sweet O. I can't believe you have one year under your belt already!
I've known my friend, Beth, since before I can remember; we have been friends just about our entire lives. Beth is the most authentically honest and genuine person I know. She wears her heart on her sleeve and gives everything her all. I don't normally shoot weddings, but last month, I had the honor of photographing her wedding. It was amazing to see her get married to Ryan - someone who makes her incredibly happy and who is so devoted to family and lives life to the fullest. Beth got dressed in her old bedroom before heading downstairs to see Ryan. I felt the years slip away as we looked at old pictures and revisited memories from so long ago. After their first look, we captured a few portraits in the woods before the ceremony started. The backyard ceremony was very casual and intimate with lots of laughs and lots of (joyful) tears. After the small ceremony, the guests arrived and the party started! I had so much fun working on this and it's clear that all of the guests had fun too! Beth's goal was for me to be sneaky and capture lots of hidden moments. I hope that each time they look through their wedding photos, they feel like they did that day and they can relive each of those special moments once again. Congratulations, Beth and Ryan!!
I had so much fun spending the morning with this soon to be family of four! They were seriously the coolest family (is it still cool to say "cool"? lol). I love working with young kids, letting them lead the way, and capturing moments as they explore new places. I sent this gallery off over the weekend and I received the sweetest, most thoughtful thank you note from mom. It seriously made my week. I'm so happy she loved the images as much as I enjoyed working with them!
A few weeks ago, I spent the morning with baby R and her family. She was so loved and so sleepy during our session. We took a walk at the beginning of our session and I loved that we were able to capture some shots outside!
I had such a great morning with this family of four! Little A was just gorgeous and spent the second half of our session cuddled up and sleeping in her parents arms .
I've known Leslie for a long time and was so excited when she touched base about taking photos of her family. I loved exploring Longwood Gardens with her family and meeting her two adorable kids!