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.

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! 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Styled Photo Shoot with Nola – Red Wing Farm Conservation

Nola, our child model, and her mom Whitney, came out and spent time with me and two other photographers on a fall November day for a styled photo session. The whimsical location, located in Chelmsford, MA, and Nola’s angelic presence inspired us all.  

The late afternoon temperature was slightly cool, but bearable.  When it got too cold for Nola to stand-still and wait on us to change our settings, we encouraged Nola to run around in order to warm-up.  This always brought smiles to our faces because Nola really enjoyed this part of the photo shoot tremendously.  

This little girl is so talented.  Nola and her brother Coe played the MacDuff children in the Harvard production of Macbeth.  Whitney told me they were both so thrilled to hang out with the college kids.  Nola has been in three Shakespearean plays so far and her mom told me Nola loves the challenge.

When she’s not acting Nola plays soccer, lacrosse, and loves skiing with her family.  She loves the outdoors and has always been super active.  She’s also a huge Harry Potter fan. I loved learning that Nola always has her nose in a book—once she starts—her mom stated, she can’t put the book down.  Now that’s a girl after my own heart!

Lastly, her mom mentioned that Nola told her she wants to be a veterinarian someday.  Her dog, Gravy, is a beautiful brown Borador, which is a mix between a Border Collie and a Labrador Retriever.   Nola is reading the book ‘Chaser’ which is about training Border Collies.  She taught Gravy to give her paw in one night.

Whitney – your little girl is absolutely beautiful and talented.  You mentioned that Nola is proud of her partial Norwegian ancestry and that her first name is Kallan.  I’m certainly not surprised to learn that her name means powerful in battle!   

Nola – I hope we get to do another photo shoot together someday soon! And that I get to meet your brother Coe the next time around!