This family portrait session brought me up to West Bridgewater, MA. I was not familiar with the area so the family decided on the location. They couldn’t have picked a better spot. It was a gorgeous spot with streams, rock walls, wooden fences and even a covered bridge. What more could a photographer ask for? We had a great time walking around the park and posing for pics. Everyone was so cooperative even the family pup! All and all it was a pleasure.
When you are pregnant with your second child you always think “This baby is going to have everything their older sister had. Baby books, scrapbooks, tons of photos…” Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, but we all make a valiant effort to do so. My son is definitely going to be mad at me one day (sorry, Max! Mommy loves you!!). This family did pictures with their oldest girl and wanted to make sure they got some with their (not so) new addition! We had the most gorgeous day for these pictures and the light was amazing! First we stopped by Colt State Park and then it was off to Bristol Harbour Inn where Mom and Dad just happened to get married! That’s what we call going Full Circle!
This little lady is just one year old, but in that little bit of time I’ve had the privilege of taking her portrait three times. Mom and Dad wanted newborn pictures, six month old pictures and now first birthday. They change so much in the first year. I can remember what she looked like at her newborn session sleeping in a little basket in her backyard. When I got to see her 6 months later she was so much bigger but still not ready to sit up. Now here we are at the one year milestone and she is sitting like a pro and even standing up. They may grow so fast in the first year, but it thankfully slows down a little in time. Smart Mom and Dad have very nice pictures to document this time so they will remember it forever.
Newborn sessions are always such a treat for me! It’s not everyday that you get to see, hold and touch a new baby. I’m a little spoiled with my job since I get to do this quite often. My favorite kind of newborn session is the one that comes with an older sibling especially one as sweet as this girl! I’ve had the pleasure of taking big sis’s portrait a couple of times now. She was my little buddy at the shoot and “helped” me so much with her brother. I couldn’t have done it without her!
I’ve had the absolute pleasure of doing a portrait session with this family every year. The first time we did photos it was actually a maternity session! Now these boys are growing up fast. If it looks like an energy filled session it’s because it was! I always think “Maybe this year the boys will sit a little longer since they are getting older”. Nope! These brothers have so much fun playing together that it’s all they want to do. I like the sessions to be fun for the kids so I just roll with it. If a good time and good pictures were the goal I’d have to say job well done!