• Zachary is in the Building! {boston newborn photographer} •

I had the pleasure of photographing Lauren and Matt's wedding a few years back and was pretty psyched to meet the newest member of their family. Zachary sure is a sweet little bug!

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Bryce is Here! {boston newborn photographer}

Kristin and Benjamin found me years ago and hired me to shoot their engagement photos. Then, they hired me to shoot their wedding!  Then came Brayden! And then some time went by and I photographed everyone together.

And now Bryce is here! Yay for Bryce! And now Kristin and her three Bs are in a new home and lucky for me, it had big windows, lots of light, and a super chill, happy baby Bryce!  (click to enlarge)

•Where There's a Will, There's a Babe {Boston Newborn Photographer}•

A while back I photographed Jessica and Brendan's wedding, then a while after that I photographed their first baby, Jack, as a newborn. I'm puzzled as to why that session isn't on the blog somewhere but I assure you it has nothing to do with that kid's cute-factor. He was and is, adorbs.

A few years later, I get an email from Jessica, letting me know that Will has arrived! And now, you get to meet him, too. (click to enlarge)

•Clementine! {Boston baby photographer}•

Now that her adoption is official and her parents have shared her arrival, I can do the same!

What a happy little girl Miss Clementine is! And Sophie is such a sweet big sis. Welcome to the family, little one!

•Raymond's Here and He's The Cutest {Boston newborn photography}•

  In this exceptional group shot, I am number 54 and Alison, Miss Super Tall 'n' Sassy, is sporting number 5.  

 In this exceptional group shot, I am number 54 and Alison, Miss Super Tall 'n' Sassy, is sporting number 5.  

Alison and I played basketball together for Wakefield Junior High (go Warriors!). She may never hire me again for sharing this photo, but I think we may have a similar sense of humor, so it should be fine (she types with her fingers crossed).

 

Far more interestingly and current, Alison is now a mom! Woot! I was flattered that she got in touch with me to photograph her little bug Raymond. 

It was so nice to see her again, and meet and work with her family, and Raymond was as cute as can be and such a chill little dude. 

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• Fall Session Round-Up {boston portrait photographer} •

OK, I'll admit it; I'm putting on my lazy hat right now. Well, no, not really, but I am putting a collection of my favorite shots together from my sessions this season and sharing them with you all together, rather than doing multiple blog entries.

I attempted my annual fall session day before I left on vacation in October, but both the actually event day and it's rain date got cancelled due to stormy skies (shakes fifts at the heavens!). When I returned, I managed to schedule a second attempt, and my clients were excited to try again. Until it began to rain after I got only one session out of the way.

So, off to the second rain date we went (or does that make it the third? I don't know, I've lost track at this point). Some got their shots done on that sunday rain date, others went out of their way to meet me in the middle to get their sessions completed. I hope everyone loved their results!

Thanksgiving is coming, and I'm feeling thankful indeed.  

Look Out, World! Cora's Here! {Boston Newborn Photographer}

I was flattered and excited to be asked to photograph the first child of my coworker Andy and his wife Elizabeth. I learned of Cora's arrival well before arrival time, so I had a lot of waiting and looking-forward to do. 

When it finally came time for the spotlight, Cora was skeptical of me I think, but in the end, we did just fine. I love her sweet, thoughtful little face!

 

 

Alexander's Here! {Boston Newborn Photography}

It's been a busy month for me and I really love that; love taking pictures, love that people want me taking their picture. All good things!

 Emily and Joe hired me to shoot their wedding a few years back and I was very excited to hear from Emily's mom, asking me to photograph her new grandson Alexander!



Greyson & Co. {Boston Newborn Photography}

Take Ellen and Kyle, two lovely and loving people, their new little man Greyson, (plus a sweet rescue dog) and combine them with perfect light and super interiors, and you've got a session every photographer hopes for! 

Lily's here!

Babies babies! They're the best, and little Miss Lily is no different. What a sweet little peanut. Her session was made even more fun by her two big brothers; one with a curly top and one with curly fur everything!

Ryan's Family

I love hearing from Ryan. She, her husband and three little ones are fun and kind and whenever I hear from her it means her family is growing. This time, Theo's arrived!



Advice for Your Family Photo Session

Hiring a professional photographer can be a bit daunting. You've committed to a date and time, find yourself at the mercy of New England weather, and crossing your fingers the kids won't get sick, and the grown-ups will feel camera-ready. Nor'easters and stomach bug outbreaks aside, here are some tips for looking your best and rocking your session. Keep in mind that these are suggestions, not hard and fast rules. 

 If you go with the same color, mix it up by choosing varying styles.

If you go with the same color, mix it up by choosing varying styles.

WHAT TO WEAR
For reasons no one understands, white seems to add ten pounds to everyone. Pastels and other muted toned like pale grays and beige makes most of us look pasty. Stick with colors you know you look good in. Don't be afraid of bold, unless it's really not your style. It will contribute to the personality and pop! of your photos. That said, 'got a new white dress you feel fabulous in? Then go for it!

If you're in a group, wear colors form the same end of the color spectrum, without being matchy-matchy. Everyone in identical chinos and white polos will leave you looking like you belong on a real estate billboard in Florida. WE DON'T WANT THAT! Select colors that compliment each other, but aren't identical. If you go with the same color, mix it up by choosing varying clothing styles to show each person's individuality.

Choose accessories which will show off your personality but not detract by being too wild or flashy (unless that's what you want!).

IF KIDS WILL BE IN YOUR SESSION
When dressing little ones, including babies, avoid shirts with charming phrases on them as they will be hard to read in your shots. Avoid fussy (think sailor suit). If they're not used to hats and headbands, skip them. You won't get natural shots of your child if they are uncomfortable with what they are wearing. Dressing your child (or letting them dress themselves!) to show their personality will only add to your photos.

 Some of the best shots are when you're just enjoying each other!

Some of the best shots are when you're just enjoying each other!

Props. If your shoot is taking place in your home I will often use what I find there. Does you're little one have a ragged bunny she can't part with? Let Bunny join the session! It will add some sweet nostalgia to your collection. Bubbles are fun to have on hand too.

Don't forget to schedule around nap time and meals, and whatever you do, don't let your little one get hangry. Make sure they are fed and have had a potty-break beforehand.

BREATHE! If you are relaxed, your child will be relaxed.  How would you feel if you had multiple people barking at you to "smile!". Not so great, right?  Come to your session with an open mind and breathe deep. Not all wonderful photos are of subjects smiling right into the camera. If you're doing group shots, bring along a toy that I  can hold to keep their attention during group shots. Don't be shy about singing a song or telling a knock knock joke. Make silly faces. Or, simply take a walk and leave it to me! I'll make fart noises until we get the shot!

HOW I WORK. Your session might include lots of moving around. I might plop your kids in the middle of your bed (provided you don't mind) and let them jump around for some fun action shots, or maybe on my way to your home I notice an interesting stone wall in your neighborhood. We may end up takin' a walk to hang out on that wall.  If you have a place that's special to you, don't be shy about letting me know. This helps you get a variety of shots, and it keeps things fresh and helps prevent boredom for kids and grown-ups too. Alternatively, I may come into your home and find everything we need for the perfect session is right there in front of me. You just never know. Just remember to go with the flow and enjoy the experience!

I look forward to working with you!