Family Photos with Newborn Baby M

Sweet baby M came into the world about a month before this newborn session. Her older sister L was super excited for the photo shoot!

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Sister LOVE <3

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I NEVER miss out on capturing these little details like baby feet and little baby fingers. It’s something you’ll never want to forget.

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I love capturing the unique everyday moments of families. Each family has a different personality and a story to be told.

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Older siblings usually want to make lots of funny faces. But that’s okay. We just roll with it. I like to assure parents that it only takes 1 second to get a good photo and I am there and waiting for that perfect moment. Plus the funny faces are well…funny!

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Don’t you love the adorable little faces that newborns make? Seriously, it never gets old. Each one is unique too which is so fascinating to me.

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Lots of hugs and kisses to go around in this family!

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So it was literally 100 degrees out on this day but we did venture outside for about 5 minutes for some more photos!

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AND we had a little bit of fun while doing it! Well, at least big sister L did! I think at this point baby M’s idea of fun is reserved mainly for drinking milk and napping. But soon enough, she will catch up to her big sister.

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Secret Garden Fun With My Nephews

I took some fun family photos for my in-laws in my garden a couple of weeks ago. As a result it inspired me to host mini sessions this summer which you can read about here.

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Jameson tried a grape popsicle for the first time. He gave it mixed reviews….well at first!

“Hmmm what’s dis?”

“Hmmm what’s dis?”

“wahhh datz cold”

“wahhh datz cold”

“Mmmm wait a second…”

“Mmmm wait a second…”

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He looks like he is enjoying himself now!

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Jackson went crazy running around pantless with a grape popsicle in hand, infiltrating my garden. I mean, I can’t blame him. He’s doing summer right!

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I think we’ve all felt this way at one point or another after eating too fast LOL.

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Gotta do a poop check before family photos! Hahah oh man, you have no idea how happy my sister-in-law was that I captured this hilarious photo!

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Annnnnndddd we’ve got a winner! Everyone is smiling and looking at the camera. 100%

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BTW this post inspired me to host Secret Garden Family Mini Sessions this summer in my garden. Check out the link for more info.

Newborn Lifestyle Photography Shoot in the Boston Suburbs

Newborn Lifestyle Photography Shoot in the Boston Suburbs

A couple weeks ago I shot a newborn lifestyle photography session for an adorable family in the Boston suburbs.

The Yearning to Mother - A Newborn Photographer's Perspective

I remember when I was a toddler, sometime in the late 80s, I had a baby doll that my aunt had given me. The doll was named “Billy” after the man who mowed the lawn LOL (don’t ask!). I would wrap Billy up in my blankey and pretend that she was my little newborn baby. I think for many of us the urge to mother gets built in from when we are very young, maybe even from birth.

 
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Since my husband and I settled down and bought our house in Leominster that urge grows deeper in me. And being a newborn photographer helps a bit with the baby fever too! LOL.

Seeing this sweet photo reminds me of how long I’ve wanted to be a mother.

I see myself mothering already in so many ways. With the plants in my garden, with our little fur baby Cleo. The instinct to allow other beings to grow and be nurtured has always been there and always will be.

The timing isn’t quite right for us to be bringing a child into the world but I know it will be soon. I look forward to those days. Just like the little girl in this picture.

PS. I still have Billy and my old blankey stashed away. Although I admit that Billy kind of looks like she might be friends with the Chucky Doll at this point hahaha!

How to Take Better Baby Photos at Home With Any Camera

It’s finally here! My free tutorial, “How to Take Better Baby Photos at Home With Any Camera”

I hope this helps you out. It’s my strong belief that all families should have access to creating beautiful photographic heirlooms. Professional photos are amazing, yes. But you’re going to want to take photos on a much more consistent basis than most people could ever afford to do professionally so my hope is this helps you achieve just that.

How to Take Better Baby Photos at Home With Any Camera

Zoey In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Photography Session in Central Mass

Recently I had the pleasure of doing an in-home newborn lifestyle photography session with a really sweet family right here in my neck of the woods in Central Mass. Zoey was just about 3 weeks old on the day that I came over to take her photos. Zoey was the sweetest little peanut and loves being held by her mommy and daddy <3


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She loves kisses too!


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When I do newborn photography sessions I ALWAYS make sure to get these sweet little details. Especially little fingers and little toes.

Seriously, why are they so CUTE?!


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I took a big documentary style approach to this session getting lots of bonding moments.


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I was so happy to capture this moment below. Her parents call this her “little ohs” face. Every baby has a unique face they make or position they get into and it is so important to capture those quirks on camera!


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This newborn moment was so sweet. However, if you have ever had a very hungry baby you know the real story behind the photo!


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And we ended with some adorable family photos. of mom and dad giving plenty of love to their little bundle of joy.


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Sweet Spring Flowers - Newborn Shoot with Freya in Leominster, MA

Sweet Spring Flowers - Newborn Shoot with Freya in Leominster, MA

I had little Freya come in to be my model for my upcoming training “How to Take Better Baby Photos at Home With Any Camera”. After we filmed the video I took some photos of her.

I loved her little spring newborn outfit with flowering peonies and a headband to match. TOO CUTE!

These photos were really only taken in a matter of minutes. I made sure to get all the details: eyelashes, little toes and little hands. And we got a bunch of really nice newborn portrait shots as well.

The King and The Queen - Newborn Photography With a Big Sister

The King and The Queen - Newborn Photography With a Big Sister

Newborn photography shoot with an older sister. And lots of princess dresses!