Birthday Portraits and Valentines

If you’ve been following me over the past 8 years you will recognize these cute faces!  I thought this was a suitable session to post the day before Valentine’s Day!  The first photos are of big sister.  She is a sparkplug to say the least!  I love taking her photos because of two reasons 1) she is comfortable around me and 2) she doesn’t like having me take her photos.  As funny as it sounds these two things are the perfect recipe for photos!  Since it’s all a big joke I get some great candids!  Second we have her brother who was born with a congenital heart defect.  He has had more surgeries in his first year than most adults will have in their entire lives.  It is actually CHD awareness week!  CHDs are the most common birth defect, affecting nearly 1% of all births in the U.S.  Most people are unaware of this.  I know I was!  More discussion will hopefully result in more research funding.  It has been a pleasure to see Silas and take his photos year after year.  He is truly a heart warrior.

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Wild One Cake Smash Portrait

I absolutely love doing first year portraits!  Babies grow and change so much in that first year.  I think people forget what a big milestone it is for parents too.  It’s the end of the first year you’ve had with your new baby!  It’s year of learning and growing for you both.  It’s also most likely the first and last time in your child’s life that someone will set an adorable cake in front of them and say “Tear it apart!”.  Side note, most babies don’t smash the cake.  This little guy didn’t despite his wild one theme!  He was actually too busy trying to get into everything else at the studio BUT the cake!  Regardless of his speed we got the CUTEST photos of him!  Thank you, Bake.Eat.Love, for the amazing cake!
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Duxbury Beach Family Portrait

There are lots of photographers posting summer sessions during this cold spell with captions like “Can’t wait until it’s warm again!” I have been thinking “i’m not going to that”… But here I am!! I’m doing it! Oh well!  I sat down to blog on this cold Saturday and I couldn’t help but to pick this session to share.  I love these photos from Duxbury Beach in MA.  I also love the people in them!  I first met them at big brother’s first birthday photos.  Here we are today with a little sister!  I’ve done a lot of sessions for this wonderful family.  I’m already looking forward to the next one!…  Because Mom is cool AF!  Am I right, Liz!? 😉

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Fall Family Portrait

I always like to talk about how long I’ve been taking photos of certain families.  I might sound like a broken record some times but it really means so much.  I have a special place in my heart for my repeat clients.  They trust me, believe in my abilities and that means so much.  I have been doing photos of big sis since her first birthday.  She always likes to bring a prop to her yearly photos.  It started with dolls and her puppies but more recently it’s her little brother and now horses!  Looks like we have upgraded!  I can’t wait to see what they bring next year!

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Beach Family Portrait in Newport, RI

I have been taking photos of these little guys and his family for about five years now so it was truly a treat to meet the rest of the clan!  These little boys have grown up in front of my lens!  There are a couple of things I love…  First is extended family portraits.  It is so nice when people take the time to do photos like this.  Family is a wonderful thing that deserves a little time to shine no matter what age we all are.  The second thing I love is photos at the beach!  Some people say “everyone does the beach” but there is a reason for that…  It’s gorgeous!  Nothing compares to beautiful lighting and the ocean.

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