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a walk in the park | Boston Family Photographer

a walk in the park | Boston Family Photographer

I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone is thrilled to get in front of a camera. This can be especially true for active young boys who have about a million things they’d rather do than sit for a photo session. I recently photographed a friend and her family, and as we prepped for the shoot, she worried out loud that her sons might not be the most cooperative subjects.

One of the challenges–and joys!–of being a family photographer is easing reluctant kids (and sometimes parents!) into the session, making them feel comfortable, helping them open up, and then capturing the unique traits that shine through. Like my friend’s older son’s sweet sensitivity, and her younger son’s precocious, silly side. (more…)

life and love | arnold arboretum family photographer

life and love | arnold arboretum family photographer

The twin boys in this family attend a preschool where I take school portraits and I was honored to photograph their family last summer at one of their favorite stomping grounds (and mine!), the Arnold Arboretum.

My husband has a fraternal twin brother, so I have a soft spot for parents with twin boys.  One thing that never ceases to amaze me is just how different twin personalities can be, and these sweet little boys were no exception. (more…)

Hanging with the Boys | dover massachusetts family photographer

Hanging with the Boys | dover massachusetts family photographer

Earlier this year, I was at my friend’s annual Kentucky Derby party and she introduced to this family’s beautiful mama.  We both happened to have on the biggest (and best, if I do say so myself) hats at the party — it was destiny that we should meet!  We started chatting, one thing led to another, and the following weekend I was photographing her family at the Arboretum.  We were lucky that the lilacs and a few other trees were still in bloom!

This was my first time photographing a family with (more…)

A fine summer evening | Boston Family Photographer

A fine summer evening | Boston Family Photographer

It was a picture perfect summer evening when I met up with this family of four at the one of my very favorite locations in Boston — the Arnold Arboretum.  I can always count on something blooming there and lucky for us, this family of four also happened to be wearing clothes that coordinated with the flowers!  Have you ever seen a more beautiful foursome?!  I had such a hard time narrowing favorites to share from this session! (more…)

Beautiful Family of Four| fun family photography Needham MA

Beautiful Family of Four| fun family photography Needham MA

About 18 months ago, after living in Boston for over a decade, we decided to move our family to Needham, MA. Despite the fact it is just a few short miles away, the move was a bit overwhelming.  New town, new school and new routines to get used to…  not to mention living all together in one hotel room for a month while we were in between houses.  And while everyone we met in our new town seemed really nice, it’s just not that easy being the new kid on the block.

Enter Alyssa and her family.  Alyssa was one of the very first people I met at our new school and she immediately made me feel at home.  Her whole family is kind, warm and down to earth.  It’s no surprise that (more…)