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.
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!
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!
I met Laura several years ago when she reached out to me about purchasing some images that I had photographed of her son, Paul, earlier that year. Paul had done some modeling for me and he was an early supporter of my work. He played a small role in helping me define my photographic style and the type of photography I wanted to put out there for public viewing. I had dabbled in conceptual art photography for a while, but I did a complete 360, and fell in love with family and high school senior portraiture. There was something about capturing the family connection and the family story. It stayed with me and I haven’t turned back since.
Jump ahead a few more years and once again I met up with Paul for a reunion of sorts, and we discussed doing some head shots for his social media outlets. This time I told him to make sure he shared the gallery with his mother.
Laura ended up reaching out to me once again and requested a separate portrait session for her daughter, Jenn, and also a family portrait session. I was thrilled to oblige and happy that she was familiar with and loved my work. It was great to meet Paul’s sister and his father too. I was invited to their home and we shot these beautiful images in their backyard. The location was stunning and lovely to wander through.
Can I say that I’m one lucky photographer to meet such a wonderful family! Thanks to Paul for connecting and bringing us all together.
The last couple of weeks we’ve had a heat wave here in New Hampshire. But for this photo session–shot in the late afternoon–it was just perfect and we even had a slight breeze. The Ahnen family did a great job and it was such a pleasure to photograph them outdoors. They were up to trying anything that I threw at them. I’m very pleased with the images I captured of this lovely family within the open landscape.
Thanks to the Ahnen family for coming out and withstanding the heat. I’m so thrilled and happy that you all loved the images!