Some of my very favorite sessions are maternity. Especially for new parents... there's something about the excitement in their eyes and love they share together that will soon overflow to a little being they've created. These beautiful people are expecting their first baby just next month. They've kept the sex a surprise and I'm 100% certain it will be the best surprise of their life. Congratulations to Jill and Mike. I cannot wait to meet your sweet little love <3
Their first child, their first son, everything about this dynamic brought me back to those feelings I felt bringing home my first little boy. Man, there's nothing better. Diana absolutely killed it in the nursery, making this the most adorable and chic jungle themes I've ever seen. Can't get enough of this sweet session. Congratulations Diana and Nick! xo
My sweet friend had her beautiful baby girl back in April and watching her smitten in love with her baby girl for an hour was simply the best. Congratulations Kate and Tony! Your family is to die for and I'm blessed to know you.
I have been so behind in blogging and thought to myself, what better way to get back on the train then to share this sweet family? They welcomed their first son, Declan into their home just this past March. This little 6 week old session was the sweetest...
Meet baby Tripp. I had the pleasure of documenting this beautiful mama's maternity images and just recently got to meet her sweet baby boy. I can't express the gratitude I have to my clients for allowing me the opportunity to document their journey through pregnancy and motherhood. It brings so much joy to my life being able to put these little memories together for each and every single family <3
So this blog post is just to say thank you. Thank you for choosing me to document your most precious journey in life. Welcome to the world, sweet Tripp!
This blog post is really just a PSA. What public service announcement you ask? Let me share with you the beauty of a four month session. When you think "milestone" sessions, you think newborn, 6 month or (sitter) and first year. Somehow three, four and five months get lost in the mix and I swear to you they're my very favorites!
This is Blake at four months. She is bright eyed, chubby, interactive and seriously the sweetest most adorable little thing. It's the perfect time to capture the beauty of your scrumptious babe <3
They are eager to smile, grab their toes, interact with their mamas and family, and really just all around delicious.
So if you haven't seen a 4 month session before, and you're curious to all of my hype over them. Look no further... here's Blake, long live four month sessions- the essence of "baby."
The importance of a Mama & Me session. I've touched on it before, several times... but I feel like if it was really received well, if it was driven home the way I think it should be, more people would be booking sessions like these.
When I get inquiries from mothers who want me to come into their home and document the love they have for their children, I melt. Really though, I think it's the most incredible thing for a mother to value this amazing time so much to hire a photographer to document it before it passes. Too often I hear from mother's "I wish I had a photograph like that of me and my babies." or "I'm always behind the camera, never in front of it with them." Change that. Once a year, once every other year, whenever you see fit, change it. Make it happen.
Don't regret what you can so easily change. You're the most important person, soul, heart, thing, being in your children's life... but for how long? When does that change? The thought is daunting, so why not make sure you capture the time when YOU were all that they adored, why not document all of your joy & hard work. Treat yourself to the gift of photographs with your children. If it's not one of your most prized possessions now, it will be later. Freeze the best days of your life, even if it's just for a second.
These moments are everything. Family is everything. Don't let it pass too quick without documenting it, if not for yourself, for your children. <3
I was asked to witness this beautiful mama to be tell her husband that they will be expecting their first baby. I had a vision of my head of snuggles and warmth in the comfort of their home with a hand written letter to deliver to dad-to-be. When I tell you that this session came to life before my eyes, I mean every word of it. It was relaxed, real, raw and true and I am so excited to share it with you.
To these amazing parents-to-be, thank you for allowing me to capture this for you. I wish you both nothing but the best <3 xo
I think I need more three month sessions. Let me explain why. Their sweet smiles, their chub, their connection with their mama and dad, their fat thighs, their giggle, and their adorableness.
Lifestyle sessions with a 3-5 month baby is bliss. <3
These two. I can't tell you what a difference it makes to photograph people who are totally into each other and IN the moment. That's what I'm after in 2017. I'm after all these amazing feelings I can just bring out in photographs... I'm into love, family, connection and memories. Give me those pieces and I'll put together something for you to keep close to your heart always, always <3
Can hardly wait for their wedding next year...
This beautiful mama is also a photographer. When a photographer asks you to photograph their family it's really the ultimate compliment. I was so excited to meet her, and naturally the session just flowed so beautifully.
They were totally in the moment, focused on each other, and the result is... well... just beautiful <3
The essence of motherhood. Right here.
There are so many reasons why I love mama & me sessions... here's so many examples of that. <3
I'm taking bookings for these throughout the winter and spring, so give a gift to yourself, and email me. You won't regret it.
This here is the Madden Family. This beautiful mama you see here is also a photographer, she is talented and wonderful and beautiful inside and out.
When I got the inquiry from her in regards to a family session I was of course, honored, I always am when another photographer trusts me to capture them creatively. And I was so excited because she's got three boys. Being a boy mom, I just connected with her almost instantly. We had some other crazy similarities and to be honest, I felt like we just hit it off from the start.
This family was TRULY wonderful. You could FEEL the love. We really just played the whole time... the boys found everything from crabs to eels, to frogs. They tossed rocks, ran around and did boy things. I was totally in my element capturing it all unfold.
I loved this gallery for so many reasons, but one of the biggest things that stood out to me was their connection and love for each other. Here is just a tiny bit of their childhood captured while their mom and dad take it all in. <3
Thank you Mel, for allowing me the honor to capture your sweet family. xo
Before I photograph your family there a few things I think you should know. Consider this my *DISCLAIMER* :)
1.) I'm going to become your friend. For the hour or two that we are together, look at me as a friend. I'll laugh with you, play with your kids, joke around and run around like crazy capturing every little moment that's unfolding.
2.) I'm going to ask you to please disregard the fact that I am taking your picture. I don't want you to look at me and smile, unless asked, I want you to look at your family. I want you to focus on them. I want you to cuddle them, tickle them, dance with them, throw them around, walk, run, laugh and play. I want REAL. I want to capture YOUR memories. YOUR unique story. YOUR family dynamics. That's what I want.
3.) If you're not comfortable with the above mentioned, I'm most likely not the photographer for you. Anyone can request you to look at the camera and say "cheese"... some can do it a little better than others, yes, but that's not me. That's not my art. That's not my vision. My passion is moments that MOVE the viewer. I mean, emotionally. I look for emotive, genuine and true moments that are uniquely yours. If I can have that from you, I can promise you that your session will be like this one right here....
And with that, I give you this beautiful family. Who did exactly what I mentioned above. They let me be friends, they gave me artistic freedom. They let me "do my thing". And I find when I do what I love most, I love my work the most. I hope you see that, too <3
This family without a doubt made photographing them a complete dream.
They were natural, sweet, kind, lovable and oozing with love over their new baby boy.
Their home was filled with love and light and I am completely in love with how the session turned out.
Moving here from California, she told me she was looking for a lifestyle photographer to capture the welcoming of her baby and stumbled upon me on the internet. I think that is such an incredible compliment that among all of the talent here in Massachusetts, she happened to find me and choose me.
I am so grateful that she did <3
All of my love to this beautiful family of five...
Meet baby James. The sweetest little guy and a perfect mix of his mama and dad. I have had the pleasure of photographing their announcement, their maternity session and welcoming this handsome little hunk home.
So much love here<3
Cristina and Rudi are expecting their fourth beautiful baby in just a few short months. One thing is certain. Their love runs deep. I'll let the images do the rest of the talking <3
Congratulations you two... all my love.
I recently shot one of these beautiful mama & me sessions for a very talented local photographer. Mary of Pebbles and Polka Dots has been on my radar since well before I even picked up a camera. She's got such a successful local business and I can't tell you what an honor it was to be asked to photograph her and her sweet babies. It was so nice to let her just be with her babes and capture it all.
Mary, you and your children are the sweetest and I hope you love these as much as I enjoyed shooting them <3
Medusa Brewing Company opened it's doors in March of 2015. Their growth in success in just over one year has been nothing short of amazing, but completely expected. The beer hall is inviting and warm and exactly where you'd like to enjoy a cold brew, with a 50 foot bar and cozy and inviting tables, there's plenty of room for all. Aside from that they have live music, trivia nights and more-- check out their calendar. Recently they were congratulated in the Boston Harold "Medusa’s Duchovni pilsner was voted world’s best by a panel of expert beer judges, squaring off against 64 other entries from America’s top craft breweries, as well as the best from European beer makers who pioneered this classic continental lager style." (Kerry J. Byrne, author) you can read the article here.
Needless to say, if you haven't been to Medusa, you need to. Located on Main street in Hudson, MA they are BYOF (bring your own food), and they've got all the beer you need.
I was honored to be asked to photograph their tap room and brewery and really enjoy following their success.
Danielle is the owner of a wildly successful home decor shop in Boston, MA called Neatly Nested Decor.
Her style is impeccable and naturally her home was straight out of a magazine.
I had the pleasure to photograph their announcement that they were expecting back in the winter on the streets of Boston. They grabbed some coffees from Starbucks and appropriately labeled them "Mom" and "Dad", that session was of course blogged, you can find it here.
I knew I would be coming back to spend time with her in a few months for a maternity session and then again after to welcome her sweet baby. Danielle had envisioned an at home maternity session followed by a walk in Castle Park in Boston. It couldn't have been better.
This mama is stunning, and I am honored to capture this amazing time in her life. We will meet her baby next month in June. xo