These are the kind of portrait sessions I love! A session that includes the entire family! Mom, Dad, all the sisters, husbands, and four little boys PLUS two more babies on the way in December! It is isn’t often that people include everyone like this. I think it makes it so special. The location was also close to their hearts. We did the session on the cape where the family has a summer home. It was sunset so the lighting was gorgeous! The kids had a blast at the end of the session when we finally unleashed them into the water! I of course had to get right in there with them. It’s all in a days work!
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.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching this family grow over the years. Stella and Shane hired me to do their wedding photography. The wedding took place at one of my favorite venues, Harkness Memorial Park in CT. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with so many flowers. Fast forward to 2013… I’m meeting Stella and Shane once again at Harkness. The park is just as gorgeous but one thing is very different. Instead of doing photos of just Stella and Shane this time they brought there adorable daughters for the photos! How beautiful these girls are!! This is the third family portrait session we have done and I really can’t wait to see them again!
I love maternity sessions! It’s one of those sessions that you didn’t know you wanted until after the baby is born. Thankfully Melanie and Mike knew they wanted to capture this short time in their lives before it was too late. You are only pregnant for 9 months. It seems like forever when you are going through it, but it really isn’t a long time. I think a maternity session is about the soon to be parents. This is a time of excitement and anticipation. Newport has been a big part of Melanie and Mike’s relationship. They had their engagement photos taken there, the wedding took place there so what better spot for their maternity shoot? Melanie has been doing a pregnancy exercise boot camp. I’m truly impressed with this since when I was pregnant the most I did was walk across the house. Her trainer gave her a pair of sneakers for their new little girl. I’m so happy she thought to bring them to our session. It’s a great way to remember the time before the baby and everything that happened leading up to this amazing moment…
Steve and Leanne were shopping for baby items at the fabulous store, Bellani Maternity, when they spotted my photos on the wall. Luckily they contacted me about doing a maternity. I’m lucky because it really was a pleasure to meet this lovely couple and be able to document this exciting time in their lives. Spending time with them I know two things for sure. The first thing is that they love each other, really love each other. The second is that they are SO excited to have this little boy and be parents. Whenever I do a maternity shoot I like to ask some questions to see what’s been going on during the pregnancy. It makes the photos a little more personal. Steve and Leanne have been doing renovations on their house for pretty much the duration of the pregnancy. This is where they are going to one day live with this baby that’s cooking. The baby is almost ready, the house is almost ready. It’s nice to be able to capture this moment when (and where) so many great things are about to happen.
Our second stop was this cool dock close by…
Ending with my favorite!!! Love it!