I love these photos because I love this family! Ada is my kids’ bud. There was a time when all my son said was “Ada hit me” (even though she didn’t). There was also a time when Ada always talking about the time my son, Max, gave her way too aggressive of a hug (which did happen). Mandy is an amazingly talented graphic designer. She does all the design work for my wedding photography business called M.Studios and does amazing letterpress wedding invitations and birth announcments. Check out her web site or etsy shop! I also can’t wait to share the new logo she did for me that has inspired a whole new look for Melissa Lacouture Photography!
Lots of babies do cake smash portrait sessions, but Sophie had an extra special one. All of her grandparents were in town so her Moms included them in the session. They got to pose for photos and witness the messy finale first hand! Thankfully Sophie was pretty careful with her cake so I was able to get lots of great photos of her. As always Lauren from Cake-tique made us the big cupcake. Because Sophie was pretty neat about her smashing the cake was in good enough condition to bring home. It was a win, win!
Just stop with the cuteness, Boys!! I mean really. There were several times in the course of this portrait that I had to stop and reassure Mom and Dad that these might be the cutest photos ever taken. Watching these guys interact with each other was truly an adorable sight. They have birthdays that are pretty close so we are able to do their birthday portraits all in one sitting. This is the third time I’ve taken their photos and it’s been a treat every time. Mom always picks out the best outfits. She didn’t disappoint this time! Those hats are to die for!
I first met Alex when he was three months old. We did photos in this exact same location. He was a little lump in his parents’ arms. Three years later here we are again for his third birthday portraits! Now he is running around, talking, and holding my hand (melted my heart!). Yes, Alex did grow up a bit, but there is one other big change that has happened. He now has a little sister who is just turning one year old! I say it all the time because it really is my favorite part of my job… What an honor it is to be able to capture these photos of a family that is growing (in years and quantity). It really is something that means a lot to me and I can’t say thank you enough. I know mom and dad once mentioned that they’d like to have four kids! If that still is the plan we will have to come back to this spot with the entire clan when they get here!
The fall is such a great time for family photos! This family opted on going to Prospect Park in Providence. This is where Mom and Dad got engaged so it’s perfect! We got to take a mix of photos in the park and some in front of the old houses in the neighborhood. These guys are actually old classmates of mine so getting to see them is always a bonus for me. Their youngest son, Carter, is sort of a maniac. I can say that because my son is exactly the same! I still say we should put them in a room together and see what happens! Thankfully we got Carter to take a break from his running and throwing leaves (my idea! Oops!) to snap a couple of pictures.