Family Portrait in Narragansett, RI – RI Family Portrait Photography

There is a reason I always suggest doing photos after 6pm. The light is amazing! Unfortunately a lot of little ones are getting ready for bed at 6pm.  It’s not a guarantee that they will be in a happy mood for photos.  Luckily Annie and her family were having a little family get away in Narragansett.  There was a time change so Annie was perfectly fine starting our portrait session at 6pm.  The result is amazing (if I do say so myself)!  I love this time of day!

See what I’m saying? You can’t beat this light.

Annie is going to be a big sister in a couple of months!

Annie’s grandparents and aunts live on the east coast so everyone joined us for some family photos

And she is off! Literally the last picture I took of the day.

Stella’s Maternity and Family Portrait at Harkness State Park, CT

I couldn’t have been happier when Stella contacted me about doing a maternity/family portrait for her.  I shot Stella and Shane’s wedding at the Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park in CT.  It is such a beautiful spot and one of my favorite wedding venues.  We decided that it would be the perfect spot for these new updated family pictures. Their daughter, Madison, is going to be 2 years old very soon.  She is just the sweetest thing!  I’m sure her parents had something to do with that.  They are the nicest people you could ever meet.

Three years ago I took a bridal portrait of Stella in this exact same spot.  Now we are onto the next phase in life.  So fun!

They haven’t found out the sex of the baby yet, but we are certain that someone is going to be a big sister!

Meredith and Mike’s Maternity Shoot in Newport, RI – RI Maternity Photography

I first met Meredith and Mike when they were shopping around for wedding photographers.  When the left the office I thought “I must do that wedding!”  Thankfully they felt the same way!  I had the pleasure of taking their engagement and wedding photos.  Fast forward…  well a couple of months (these guys were quick!) and here we are doing a maternity shoot!  I was so happy when Meredith told me that she was pregnant because A) babies are awesome and B) I knew I’d get to see one of my favorite couples again!  I can’t wait to meet this baby!  One thing is for sure it will be an honorary 80’s kid.

What better way to end a maternity shoot than some Ben and Jerry’s?!

2011 Rewind :: Family Portraits – RI Family Portrait Photography

Although I’ve been doing wedding photography for coming up on 9 years this portrait “branch” of my business only started in October 2010.  I will give you some background…  In September of 2009 I sent out an email to my closest friends and family explaining that I wanted to do a family portrait day.  I told them I would be in Roger Williams park for a certain amount of time and that they could pick a time to come for… say 20 minutes or so to get a nice portrait of the family.  Did I mention that I was offering to do this for free?  Photos are so important to me so I wanted to make sure that the people closest to me had some nice ones of their loved ones.  Only one person did it (thanks, Marisa!).  Then in September of last year I thought “I’m going to try to do a family portrait day again, but this time I will post it on Facebook and actually charge money.”  My husband said when I came up with the idea he thought “It’s going to be so sad if no one does it again”.  My family portrait day turned into three days, I booked 20 people, and 99% of those people have been repeat customers or referred future clients to me.  I would say my business started there.

In the past year I’ve met so many great people and made new friends.  I never would have dreamed year ago that I’d have a web site, a studio, and so many wonderful clients.  2012 is going to be a really exciting year for me.  I can’t wait to start on the plans that I have.  Before all that happens I thought we should take a stroll down memory lane and leave 2011 with a bang!  Here are some of my favorite family portraits that I’ve taken over the past year, definitely not all of them but a nice mix.  Enjoy the family love!  Next up will be newborns…

Aisha, Dave, and Hulk’s Family Maternity Shoot – RI Maternity Photographer

There aren’t many people I would drive 2 hours to do photos for, but I had to do it for Aisha and Dave.  I had the pleasure of assisting at their wedding with Trish from Snap! Photography.  We really had a blast with them.  I think they will go down in the books as one of the best couples to work with.  That’s why there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to see these guys again.  Aisha is due to have their first baby in January.  I don’t know about you ladies, but I did not look this good when I was 34 weeks pregnant!

Obviously this is a good looking couple!  I remember two things when I think about their wedding.  I remember how much I laughed at all of Dave’s jokes and movie references.  I also remember how crazy in love he was with Aisha.

Here is Hulk!  This dog did not want to get his picture taken.

It wasn’t long before Hulk here was off his leash and literally running circles around the photo shoot.

Aisha said the little guy was kicking while we were doing photos.  He must like getting his picture taken.  I guess he is going to be excited to meet me in January!

And, yes, it is a boy!!  Aisha told me that Dave high fived the ultrasound technician when they found out.

Here comes Hulk!  I did mentally prepare to get plowed over while I was taking these photos, but he moved just in time.  He is a good puppy so I don’t think he really planned on taking me down.  He was just having fun.

Finally he is ready to sit…  But only for a second

Completely tuckered out…