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Welcome to my blog!

Thank you for stopping by.  Below you will find highlights and stories from my latest client work.  I strive to make all of my sessions relaxing and fun and I pride myself on creating images that are joyful, genuine and beautiful.

I am an on-location portrait photographer living in Needham, Massachusetts. I am a wife and mom of three ( 12, 9, and 3) and I have been photographing families in the Greater Boston area since 2011!

Find the answers to most commonly asked questions on my FAQ page or please get in touch if you would like to find out more about scheduling a session with me!

With Love, Welcome Oliver

With Love, Welcome Oliver

Is there anything better than the glow that is ever-present on a new parent’s face the days, weeks and early months following the birth of a child? Is there anything better than walking into someone’s home and being embraced into the pure joy they’re experiencing? So many reasons to love be a newborn family photographer.

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Express Yourself: Why I Love Halloween

Express Yourself: Why I Love Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fantastic, creative, and (if you ask my kids) exciting days of the year. When it comes to making Halloween costumes, my family gets its hands dirty. Some feel like artistic accomplishments, which is quite an achievement considering our busy life. But, we love it.

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In a Blink of an Eye, They’ll Be Grown

In a Blink of an Eye, They’ll Be Grown

Don’t worry, this post isn’t filled with the standard cliches about “the days being long but the years are short.” However, when my oldest turned 13 and my youngest hit preschool the metal pan hit me *smack* on the head. Hard. The cliches – no matter how boring – are correct. Time is flying, and my kids are changing nonstop. So are yours.

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

I always encourage my clients not to overthink their family photo sessions. While we may take a few typical shots, the rest are intentionally casual, sweet, and fun. So don’t worry about looking too fancy or standing too perfectly. Just be you.

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Your Family is Priceless

Your Family is Priceless

I *love* being a Boston newborn family photographer. I love it so much that I left a thriving corporate career (and its predictable salary) years ago to live a life fulfilled by my passion: using my training, skills and talent to capture images of babies, children, parents and families that go well beyond your standard pose-and-smile-then-point-and-click.

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But What To Wear? Wardrobe Tips For Your October Boston Photo Session

But What To Wear? Wardrobe Tips For Your October Boston Photo Session

How gorgeous is this photo?

And, no, I’m not saying that to toot my own horn! I’m reacting to the facets of this image that are hopefully speaking to you, too. The joy on the children’s faces, their genuine smiles, their loving bond (evidenced in their holding hands), and the gorgeous scenery that we’re lucky to experience every October in the Boston area.

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Apples + Pumpkins + Donuts = Smiles Galore! | Boston Fall Photo Session

Apples + Pumpkins + Donuts = Smiles Galore! | Boston Fall Photo Session

 Can you feel it? The crisp air is arriving. I’m just looking back at my portfolio of this fantastic family because I have the pleasure of seeing them again very soon. These images remind me how perfect Fall is for a Boston Fall Photo Session. Not only is the light just right, but the ever-evolving foliage offers photographers (like me!) a different scene for every single family. No two days are alike.

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It’s a BOY and another BOY!

It’s a BOY and another BOY!

The holiday season brings gifts in all shapes and sizes, but for this special family, they got an amazing gift. Not one, but TWO boys! I was so happy to meet up with their home just outside Boston, MA to capture their newborn session for their twin newborn boys.

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A Mother’s Work:  Nicole Ledoux, CEO & Co-Founder | 88 Acres

A Mother’s Work: Nicole Ledoux, CEO & Co-Founder | 88 Acres

Meet Nicole Ledoux. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of 88 Acres, based out of Dorchester, Massachusetts.  
88 Acres makes craft seed bars, seed butters and seednola from simple wholesome ingredients.  Their products are free of nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, and a number of other popular allergens, which is pretty amazing for those who suffer from allergies, but the best part is that their products are absolutely delicious!!

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Welcome Baby Quinn

Welcome Baby Quinn

Introducing Baby Quinn! On a gorgeous fall day in Boston, I got to meet this precious little one. Mom got in touch with me to schedule this newborn session for their two week old baby girl. Quinn was their first baby, and Dad was soon going to be deployed to Afghanistan. Mom wanted to be sure to get some beautiful family photos before he left.

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How to plan a wall gallery in 6 easy steps!

How to plan a wall gallery in 6 easy steps!

Do some of the rooms in your house look just like they did when you very first moved in?? (ie they’re blank!)  

Have you had “hang some pictures!” on your to-do list forever?  I know it can be overwhelming to work on a project like this.  That’s why I wanted to write you a step by step tutorial on how I plan wall galleries in my own home.  ( spoiler alert:  it’s really not as hard as you think!)

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Dreamchasing: 8 ways to reach your goal

Dreamchasing: 8 ways to reach your goal

In January, I launched a new portrait series called “A Mother’s Work” which features female entrepreneurs who are also mothers. The idea for this series quite literally came to me in a dream one night a few years ago and I’m so excited to finally be devoting energy to making this dream a reality in 2019. I have already spoken to so many wonderful inspiring women and look forward to those I will be meeting in the future. The positive feedback I have received about this project has been amazing and I can’t wait to share more!

One thing I did not expect when I started the series, however, was

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Extended Family Session – Needham Family Photography

Extended Family Session – Needham Family Photography

Back in October, I met up with this special family to capture an extended family photo session at the Arnold Arboretum. When I first talked to Mom, she expressed to me how important this family photography session was to them. The family had had lost both grandfathers within just two weeks of each other the year before. Needless to say; it had been a tough year for everyone. But, it also made them realize how important family time is. And, not only spending time together, but capturing and documenting those moments in photography. So, that’s why she really wanted to include the grandmothers in their family photography session.

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A Mother’s Work:  Tanya Philbin-Chin, Zinnia Designs

A Mother’s Work: Tanya Philbin-Chin, Zinnia Designs

Meet Tanya Philbin-Chin. She is a ceramic artist and owner of Zinnia-Designs, based out of Needham, Massachusetts. Tanya makes custom designed dishes and tiles for weddings, engagements, newborn baby footprints and so much more. In addition to running her business, Tanya is also a wife and mother of two. Her son has ADHD and is on the autism spectrum and her lifestyle as a creative entrepreneur allows her the flexibility she needs to be there for her son.

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Family of 3 in Charlestown – Boston Baby Shoot

Family of 3 in Charlestown – Boston Baby Shoot

Little Liam was born back in July and we had originally scheduled this session to take place in the fall, to capture him at three months old. But we ended up postponing the session several times almost all the way to Christmas due to family illness, a rash on Liam’s face, and other hurdles that set us back!  I loved how it worked out because with little Liam being older, he was that much more expressive. There’s such an exceptional period of motor skill growth between three and five months. Babies start having the cutest expressions and making the cutest noises, and you start to see more smiles, more laughs, and more personality. Liam was right on the edge of learning to roll over, too!

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A Mother’s Work:  Antoinette Hemphill,  Mamabeasts

A Mother’s Work: Antoinette Hemphill, Mamabeasts

“A Mother’s Work” is a blog series challenging the traditional concept that women can’t prioritize both their careers and their children. Featuring female entrepreneurs who are also mothers, “A Mother’s Work” showcases women who are passionate about running their business while also raising a family, each with interesting and inspirational stories to tell about their continuing journeys through career and motherhood, and their own challenges and victories in the age-old quest to balance work and family.

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Top 18 of 2018 | Best of Boston Family Photographer

Top 18 of 2018 | Best of Boston Family Photographer

And just like that another year has come to a close and it’s time for my very favorite post:  the “BEST OF” post!! I get to look back on all the wonderful memories I witnessed in the last 12 months and select my absolute favorite images of the year.  This is never an easy task, but at least it’s getting easier as I get to include one additional image with each passing year!  ( This year is the top 18 of 2018 )

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