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ray of sunshine | family photographer arnold arboretum

ray of sunshine | family photographer arnold arboretum

It’s officially December (almost officially winter!) and as I sit and gaze out my office window it is dark and dreary outside. I just needed a ray of sunshine to warm me up so I decided to highlight some images from one of my favorite mini-sessions this past fall.

On the October afternoon when I had my mini-sessions, so many trees in the Arnold Arboretum were already completely bare! I was panicking a little bit until I found this one little tree with gorgeous orange and red leaves. It made the perfect backdrop for fall family portraits!
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playing in the leaves | needham family photographer

playing in the leaves | needham family photographer

After two full afternoons of mini-sessions I had a hard time deciding on a just one special moment for this week! As I sifted through the files I kept coming back to this session and the photos in the leaves. I love the fall hues and the energy in these images. But mostly, I love that this gorgeous Mom came to her session looking simply perfect, yet never hesitated a bit to jump down on the ground and roll around in the leaves with her son.
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shiny happy people

shiny happy people

 

Everyone around, love them, love them
Put it in your hands
Take it, take it
There’s no time to cry
Happy, happy
Put it in your heart
Where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

When I was looking back at the photos of this family’s mini session, the REM song Shiny Happy People suddenly popped into my head.  This family is what shiny happy people is all about. and I had so much fun photographing them.  It didn’t hurt that we had an abnormally warm October day in Boston. Toss in some beautiful fall scenery and it’s pure magic!!
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