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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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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Sisters Portrait at J.L.M. Equestrian in North Scituate, RI

I wanted to share one of my favorite sessions from last year featuring some of my favorite people!  I have known this family for almost 10 years now.  The oldest is one of my daughter’s best friends ever.  I can say the same for myself and their mom!  Every year we do a portrait and every year the goal is top last year’s.  It’s getting a little harder since we keep knocking it out of the park!  This year we did the session at J.L.M. Equestrian where Ava takes horse riding lessons.  I really don’t know how we are going to top this session, but I know we will!  Stay tuned!

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