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magic | boston childrens portraits

magic | boston childrens portraits

It probably sounds corny to say that I dream about photography, but I really do.  I have these vivid dreams where I’m walking in the forest or up a big hill and suddenly I find the most perfect location with the best light.  I’ll look down at my side and magically my camera is there to capture it.

Last weekend my final mini-session of the day was exactly the kind of session I dream about. The setting was lush and green, and the light from the setting sun was sublime.  And from the moment I met Sarah and her daughter, I felt an instant connection, like I knew them already somehow.  Sarah’s mom referred to her daughter as ‘magic’ and this struck me as the perfect word to describe this little girl, with her compelling eyes and an (almost!) unstoppable smile.
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in a heartbeat

in a heartbeat

When my kids were babies, it used to drive me crazy when a perfect stranger would come up to me and say, “Oh, enjoy it while it lasts…” or “It all goes by so fast!”

Easy for them to say on a full night’s sleep, right?
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stuck in the middle with you

stuck in the middle with you

I have just one sibling, so I can’t say I know what it’s like to be the middle child.  But I have heard it’s not always easy.  You’re not the oldest, first to try everything and setting the course, and you’re not the baby of the family anymore. You’re always stuck in the middle.

But after meeting a certain four year old middle child this past weekend, I am pretty sure there is a Darwinian process that occurs when you’re the second of three kids.  You adapt, forming a wonderfully fabulous personality, so you cannot possibly be overlooked.  At least that is the case with Emily.
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