When I receive inquiries for photo sessions, people often ask me to recommend a place to go that has a beautiful backdrop for their family pictures. And I think this request makes a lot of sense — it’s amazing to have your family’s photos taken when spring blossoms are in full bloom or fall foliage is at it’s peak. But I have to say, over the last seven years of photographing families, the sessions at home are almost always my favorites.
This family is not a new client of mine and it’s not the first time I’ve been at their house (the first time was at the newborn session of their second daughter) But it was the first time we spent so much time outside at their home — playing on the swingset, jumping on the trampoline, watering the flowers, chatting with the chickens ( yes you read that right — chickens!!), and just plain hanging out in the yard. In my opinion, home is the where all the good stuff happens. Children are so comfortable in their element that their true personalities really come through. This family chose to have an outdoor session with this me last year at the Arnold Arboretum, and is definitely a favorite of mine, but this one is a very close rival, because it is just so genuine and simple and real.
This post is bursting at the seams with images. It is hard to narrow them down when I want to show the full story….!
A lot has happened since I last saw this beautiful family. They moved to a new home and welcomed a second baby girl into their family!! I was so honored that they called me again to document this very special time in their lives.
Lila was beyond excited to introduce me to her new baby sister, Adeline Olive ( have you ever heard a better name? I believe she has a future as a famous author, with a name like that!)
It was a hot and sunny evening in June when I met up with this family of four at the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale. The last time I saw them was a full year ago at their home, just after second baby was born. It was so much fun to see them again and to see how much their girls have grown!
I’ll just sum it up by saying: sessions like this make me giddy. These images are what happens when (more…)
I love that this session was just mom and the girls. I love how much the big girls are in love their baby sister. I love how much personality baby sister has, at just one year old!
But most of all, I love that Dad didn’t know anything about these photos — an awesome and super thoughtful surprise by mom! (more…)
This photo session was such a dream. It was a sunny warm fall afternoon and I got to photograph two of the most beautiful sisters I have ever seen. As I was choosing images for this blog post I had a hard time (more…)