A Photo Session with the Vaskelionis Family

At the end of October I photographed the Vaskelionis family.  I love the vibrant blue colors that they chose to wear for their photo session.  It counter balanced so nicely with the golden-orange fall foliage.

Their daughter Sammie was simply gorgeous and had a smile that filled your heart with joy.  From one moment to the next it was so easy to capture her doing something completely natural and adorable.

The following black and white image is one of my absolute favorite images from the session.  When Sammie got on the ground to play with the rocks, I wasn’t sure whether it was worthy of me continuing to shoot, but I’m so happy that I made the right decision and  kept right on shooting.  The sweet interaction between Mom and Sammie and Sammie touching the tip of her Dad’s fingers just brings the whole image together for me of a real moment.  It still gives me goosebumps when I look at the image.  It’s simply beautiful.

I want to thank the Vaskelionis family for giving me the gift of capturing all these wonderful moments of Sammie.  I hope they always cherish these beautiful images of Sammie at this tender age.

Alyzza’s Freshman Year

I’m so excited that I get to work with Alyzza for the next few years as part of PBWI’s student ambassador program.  Alyzza is currently a high school freshman and meets all of my requirements for being a spokesperson for PBWI.  If you would like more information about this program please feel free to reach out to me via my contact page.  I am looking for one more student and will send you a brochure about the program.

Alyzza loves to sing, she loves art, and loves to dance.  She is most proud of her family and adores all her brothers and sisters.  Currently she  participates in her high school color guard and I look forward to see what else Alyzza will accomplish in the next few years.  

Thank you Alyzza and keep on singing and being the great kid that you are!

A Photo Session with the Fercho Family

I photographed the Fercho family in early November.  Valery was 8 months pregnant at the time and oh how radiant and lovely she looked!  The golden fall light just seemed to wrap itself around this beautiful family with warmth.

Samantha, their daughter, was so curious about everything and walked independently as we wandered from one location to another.  And those furry white booties, well, they are just too much for me to take.  

Thanks to the Fercho family for spending the afternoon with me, so that we could capture these wonderful warm images.  Can’t wait to meet baby #2! 

 

Samantha’s Senior Photo Session – Class of 2018

It’s so great when you get a message from one of your high school friends contacting you about photographing their daughter’s senior photo session.  It’s such an honor for me to be able capture these moments for my friends.

Samantha’s senior photo session was simple and graceful.  I think her elegance definitely shown through because of her dance background.  She has been dancing since she was 10 years old, not only ballet, but hip-hop and lyrical dance as well.  

I love Samantha’s look.  Purple hair was very popular this year with the class of 2018 and Samantha told me she likes to change it up every few years.  

After graduation Samantha will continue to dance.  But she also loves animals and hopes to work in a field where she can work with animals.  Moo, her cat, and Nubby, her hamster, are very lucky indeed.

I wish Samantha the best of luck in all of her future endeavors!

A Portrait Session with the Murray Family

Late September is always one of my favorite times of the year to hold family photo sessions.  The weather and the start of foliage season, though it started late this year, always lends to colorful backdrops.

The Murray family invited me to photograph and document their family session at their home.   It was important to them to capture this time period in their lives in their very first home.  We also walked the neighborhood to capture environmental portraits.  I love the landscape and textures captured in these images, which adds to the story of their very first home, especially when they look back on it years from now.

The kids were so sweet and I had the best time capturing their cute personalties.  Emma’s little cowboy boots and her little blue dress were just adorable.  And Ben’s smile, well, it just lit up everything around him.  He was such a good sport throughout the whole photo session.

Thank you to the Murray family for a wonderful fall afternoon.  I enjoyed every moment that I spent with your family!

 

A Fall Session with the Rhodes Family

I photographed this beautiful family in mid-October of this year.  They welcomed me into their home where we shot some lovely outdoor environmental portraits in their backyard.  

The kids were just so sweet and precious.  River and Stella both have the most beautiful blue eyes!  And when it came to posing–Stella had it down pat!   I love to document this age when it comes to children portraiture because in a blink of an eye they grow up so fast.  

And look at Goliath and Elvis the family dogs below guarding and posing with their most precious family members!

One of my favorite shots is the one below with Stella and her pet guinea pigs!  She was so excited about it and anxiously awaited to have her portrait taken with them.  And the embellishments on the guinea pigs  just made my day!

River’s hairstyle is so endearing.  His mom told me it always stands up in the back like that and it’s his signature hairstyle, so we made sure not to photoshop it out.  

What an honor it was to meet and photograph this beautiful family!

 

Lisa and Her Daughters

I shot this session this past summer and Lisa and her girls were just the sweetest.  The girls loved running around the park and as we neared the end of our session we all decided to get our feet wet.  This was actually my favorite part of the session and made for some great moments of the girls just having fun.

Another one of my favorite moments of just the girls laughing and sharing sisterly love!

Lisa and her girls were so much fun to work with!  I’m so happy that I got the chance to capture these outdoor environmental portraits for them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nate’s Senior Photo Session – Class of 2018

I photographed Nate in early October for his high school senior session. Nate is such a considerate young man and I’m so excited to share his story.


Nate started drum lessons in September of 2009 when he was in 4th grade. He’s been taking weekly drum lesson since then and found his love of music. He plays everything from classic to hard rock. He’s also been in jazz band and the school band since 4th grade and also the marching band. He’s now the percussion section leader at the high school and also takes great pride in teaching other students to help them progress in their own music skills.


Nate has a heart of gold.  When he upgraded his entire cymbal set he gave his set to a friend and a student in need. He felt that was the right thing to do rather then sell it.  Nate also gave of his time and served a few years with the Best Buddy program at the high school.  His Mom told me that Nate also loves animals and has always enjoyed the dogs that he and his family have fostered over the years.  


Nate is an honor student and always loves to challenge himself!  He hopes to attend Keene State next fall with a major in music performance.  He also plans on exploring options for a backup-double major.


More than anything else Nate loves his family. His mom told me that he was a great support when she sadly lost her mom, his meme, a few years ago and also one of his best adult friends, whom they all considered a pseudo-dad.  Nate was always there for her and the entire family during this sad time.

Nate’s future is certainly very bright indeed and he’s never afraid to try new things and take on new adventures.  His record shows that he is a true leader in everything he does!


A special thank you to Nancy and John, the proud parents, for introducing me to Nate! PBWI wishes Nate the best of luck with his studies and I can’t wait to check back with him in a few years!  

Kailee’s Senior Photo Session – Class of 2018

Kailee told me that she considers entering her senior year as one of her biggest accomplishments!  I agree, Kailee!  And that is why we celebrate and honor the importance of graduating high school.

Kailee loves animals and cares deeply for their health and well-being.  After graduation she hopes to become a dog-groomer.  I love this!  I always say people with a strong compassion for animals are the most endearing people of all!

Kailee is also an artist and loves to sketch!  It’s one of her favorite hobbies other than caring for animals.  I’ve seen her sketches and they’re amazing!

She also love participating in cosplay along with her twin sister Jaime.  They both attend cosplay events together whenever they can.  These girls know how to have fun!

I wish you the very best Kailee!  You and your sister are very special to me.  I know your future holds many special experiences in life for you!