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!
I had the pleasure of meeting Alma, just four weeks old, back in October. Her parents were still glassy-eyed in love with their first child, a feeling that never goes away, right?
Read on to hear about why there is no “must-do” pressure when it comes to timing a newborn photo session and to meet some of Alma’s furry siblings.
I feel your panic.
The holidays are barely two weeks away and you’re scrambling for meaningful gifts for your loved ones. And I’m not talking gives for the kids. They’re probably letting you know exactly what they’re hoping for, right?read more
Because I, too, have three children (the youngest still just four years old), I find that I have a lot in common with many of my clients. While we have different careers or live in different areas of Boston, we’re also somewhere within a 15 year age range of just starting to build a family and sending one (or more) off to college.
One thing we all agree on: Time flies. Fast.read more
The birth of a new baby is so spectacular and life-changing at once. Many clients aren’t sure they’re ready for a newborn session within the early post-birth weeks. Only you can decide what works for your family, but I can assure you that preparing for a newborn session with me is simple. Read on for more ways you can prepare for your newborn session.read more
Home. The place you’ve chosen to spend the most important hours and minutes of your days, with people who matter the most. While I love photographing families outside in the gorgeous seasons we experience in Boston, in-home sessions really are a favorite. Home is where your family becomes, well, a family. Photographing life together – in that home – is perhaps the perfect way to freeze time.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
You’d never know it by the weather, but October is here — which means November (and December!) are right around the corner. I’m just going to say it: It’s time to think about your Boston Holiday Card Photos.read more
Pure Perfection. That’s how I felt when I left this photo session, my third time connecting with this fantastic family who just welcomed their second child, Eloise.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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!!
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.read more
In late December, this sweet family invited me to their home in Brookline, MA for a newborn photo session with their brand new little baby girl, Margot.read more
Meet Sheryl Scipione & Jordan Fuller. They are glass artists and owners of The Glass Bar in Needham, Massachusetts. They are also mother and daughter.read more
Late last October, I had the wonderful opportunity to create some beautiful maternity portraits for this sweet couple in Beacon Hill and at the Boston Public Garden. Sarah and Justin are first-time expecting parents and I was so excited to capture this special time for them.read more
In the Spring of 2017, I got to photograph this wonderful mother and daughter in a gorgeous, flower filled photo session at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA. I can’t believe it’s been six years already since the first time I met and photographed these two!read more
Do you ever notice photographic prints around your house wrinkling a little bit? Want to know if there is something you can to do to prevent it?read more
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, wasread more
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.read more
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.read more