Monday, September 25, 2017

The beauty of the fall - family portraits on the North Shore


 Some times, 'the' family portrait for the year isn't about making sure the kids all pose and smile and stay still and 'be good'. Some time, the best moments are capture when the family is just being it's self.. in one snap you can capture not only the 'group love' but tiny intimate moments too.. dad and son, mom and daughter... I love this image because I am able to see that even with four kids, mom and dad still are able to connect on a one-to-one level with the kids making each one of them feel special. No wonder they are such a happy family!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Newborn Photography - He takes our breath away



 WOW! AMAZING! The pictures of baby Y are unbelievable! We all cried looking at them. (Me the most! I'm sure that's not hard to believe after the state I was in at the shoot :P) You have really made this mama's dream come true of capturing my little boy's beautiful start in life so I can always remember him this small and new to the world! Amazing work!!!

Thank you so much again! We'll start off by getting the full digitals. I'll go try to do that now! Thank you soooooo much! I'm so glad we found you! 


So this ... is what I aspire to with every session.. bringing tears to the eyes of new parents because they are so moved by the experience.  Realizing that just an hour or two away from the craziness that is the life of a new parent can give them breathing room to appreciate just what has happened... I can't tell you how happy it makes me feel when new moms and dad get back to me and thank me for helping to create these ever lasting memories!  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Family Fall Portraits - Sunday at the beach



Families always ask me about beach sessions and I always tell them to do it early or late in the season. July and Aug on the beach (at least my beach here on the North Shore) is always packed with people making it hard to work around them. Also, with the sun setting so late that means we start the session around 7pm which is a tad late for little ones' like these.  Today we were able to start at 5 and had the beach pretty much to ourselves... it's a great way to end the summer.. the kids get that last blast of sun and sand and water and every one feels like, just for a minute, summer could go on forever (wouldn't that be wonderful!). 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Family Portraits - watching a family grow


Well, I have had my head down in baby (and Boudoir - www.embrace-studios.com) for what seems like the longest winter ever. Even though we didn't get much snow everyone wants to stay in doors. I was thrilled today to meet up with one of my favorite families.  I have been working with these kiddos since before the youngest was born. I can't tell you how great it is to see them each year. I get to hear about Star Wars Lego space ships and see amazing art created over the year. I get to hear about soccer and baseball and summer vacations. They are old friends by now and I wouldn't miss a season with them for anything.  I think that's what being a family portrait photographer is all about.. it may start with a newborn in the studio and some really adorable images but my favorite part is when it grows into a friendship and all along the way together we are capturing the family at each stage.
priceless!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

matertnity portraits on the North Shore





Busy busy month guys so I'm sorry I haven't done a lot of blogging.... here's a sample of some of the great moms and dads that stopped but to capture this brief but so special time.... different looks for different couples... what ever you're looking for take time to capture the two of you... and YOU before it becomes 'all about baby'!!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Newborn Portraits.. little boys everywhere!





 Look at all these cute boys I've had in my studio this past week....adorable and lovely and sleepy!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Newborn portraits and big sister LOVE!




Always a joy to capture big sister love!!

Todlers!!!



It's so fun when I get to spend time with slightly older kids... newborn is awesome but I love the expressions and determination of the 'almost one' set!

Fine Art Maternity Portraits







I have been having so much fun working with couples and women who want to go that extra mile for their maternity portraits... something a little more sexy and refined.... my favorite type of sessions!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Following a Family as it grows




LOVE this family.... this is our third session and it's been great seeing how big the girls are getting. Each time they come visit they are different, more engaged, more comfortable. This is one of the things I love the most about what I do. It's not just capturing adorable smiles it's about getting to know the kids and families.. building relationships that last forever!!!