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!
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!
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!
A very special high school senior photo session with my son Noah. I am so proud of him!
His independent nature is a gift and he’s never one to follow the masses. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in graphic arts. I think he has a bit of his mom’s creative side in him :). And who knows, maybe one day he and I will join forces!