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Wayland Newborn Session

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It was an absolute thrill to meet little Calliope at her home in Wayland this weekend. Her parents are Shannon & Jim, and I photographed their engagement session at their home a few years back. It was great to see them, and so fun to see their house again, now home to a new baby!Newborn Photography Wayland Documentary Family Photographer MA Documentary Family Photographer MassachusettsShannon & Jim are amazing parents. You can tell by the way Callie looks at them with such love in her eyes.Documentary Family Photographer Metrowest Documentary Family Photographer Natick Documentary Family Photographer NewtonIt was a big day for the family! Callie was given the go-ahead from her doctor to try rice cereal, so she tried it for the first time while I was there to document it!Documentary Family Photographer Boston Documentary Family Photographer Needham Documentary Family Photographer Wellesley Documentary Family Photographer Weston Documentary Family Photographer WaylandAt first she wasn’t so sure about it, but eventually she decided that she liked the spoon, and then the cereal! I love these photos of the family because they really bring me back to being a first time parent and how exciting every single thing was! I remember my son trying solids for the first time and how we watched in anticipation to see what he thought! And I remember the look of pure happiness on his face that accompanied his first bite, and how he just couldn’t get enough.Documentary Family Photographer SudburyI did, however, forget about the messy faces. I have to admit I’m happy to be beyond that phase!Documentary Family Photographer Waltham Documentary Family Photographer Cambridge Documentary Family Photographer Arlington Documentary Family Photographer SomervilleCallie skipped her nap the morning of the session, so she was pretty sleepy while I was there.Documentary Family Photographer Brookline Documentary Family Photographer Sherborn Documentary Family Photographer Dover Family Portrait Photographer MAI’d forgotten about the glasses-grabbing phase as well, which luckily for me was short-lived!Family Portrait Photographer Massachusetts Family Portrait Photographer Metrowest Family Portrait Photographer Natick Family Portrait Photographer NewtonHow cute is she!!?Family Portrait Photographer BostonI love the look on Callie’s face in this photo.Family Portrait Photographer Needham Family Portrait Photographer WellesleyCallie likes to bounce with her parents. I remember this so fondly, bouncing with my son. It was always a source of calm for both of us.Family Portrait Photographer Weston Family Portrait Photographer Sudbury Family Portrait Photographer Wayland Family Portrait Photographer WalthamI love when documentary sessions end with a baby sleeping. It’s just the sweetest thing!Family Portrait Photographer Cambridge Family Portrait Photographer Brookline Family Portrait Photographer Sherborn Family Portrait Photographer Dover

Spectrum Inspired Photo Session

Spectrum Inspired Photo Session

I had the most amazing time photographing this Spectrum Inspired session last week in Newton. When Emmett’s mother applied for a session, she emphasized that she wanted the photos to be about the entire family.  They are all so loving and connected, and I hope that they will treasure these images of them together doing what they love to do.

We hung out at one of Emmett’s favorite spots in the woods where he likes to collect and toss rocks. Spectrum Inspired Photo Session Spectrum Inspired Photo Session MassachusettsEmmett likes the feeling of the sand on his hands but not on his feet. Spectrum Inspired Photographer MassachusettsHere is giving a kiss to his older sister, who he adores. Spectrum Inspired Photographer BostonEmmett didn’t want to wear shoes on this particular day.Family Portraits Autism Boston Family Portraits Autism WellesleyThe family has two dogs and they are just as much a part of the family as their humans are.Family Portraits Autism Natick Family Portraits Autism Weston Family Portraits Autism Wayland Family Portraits Autism Sudbury Family Portraits Autism Needham Family Portraits Autism DoverEmmett tried to pull his pants over his feet so they wouldn’t touch the ground.Family Portraits Autism Sherborn Family Portraits Autism Weston Family Portraits Autism Wellesley Family Portraits Autism BrooklineFamily Portraits Autism MedwayHe climbed on top of his sister to so his feet would feel more comfortable.Family Portraits Autism Norwood Family Portraits Autism Arlington Family Portraits Autism Belmont Millis Family Portraits Autism Medfield Family Portraits Autism WellesleyHe loves getting squeezes from his mother.Family Portraits Autism Subury Family Portraits Autism NewtonIt can be difficult for children on the Autism spectrum to participate in traditional family portrait sessions. Engaging with the camera can feel like too much, the photo shoot isn’t part of the daily routine, and the sensory demands of the situation can lead to overload. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to volunteer for Spectrum Inspired – their mission to document these children and families as they truly are, without the pressure of engaging with the photographer for traditional portraits, is beyond important. It was a gift to meet and document this beautiful family, and I hope these photos will be a gift to them.Family Portraits Autism Wellesley

Natick Family Session

Natick Family Portrait I met up with this lovely family at their home in Natick (which happens to be a few houses down from mine – I love a quick commute!) to take their portraits last week! I did a mixture of documentary and portrait photography, and think the images tell the story of this family where they are right now. Their daughter Nora is a bundle of happy enthusiasm and loved having her photo taken! Her newborn sister Lia is the cutest and smiles when her mother talks to her. I had a great time with them, and hope you enjoy looking through the photos!Natick Family Portrait Family Portrait Photographer Natick Family Portrait Photographer Newton Family Portrait Photographer Boston Family Portrait Photographer Needham Family Portrait Photographer Wellesley Family Portrait Photographer Weston Family Portrait Photographer Sudbury Family Portrait Photographer Ashland Family Portrait Photographer Wayland Family Portrait Photographer Waltham Family Portrait Photographer Dover Family Portrait Photographer Sherborn Family Portrait Photographer Brookline Family Portrait Photographer Somerville Family Portrait Photographer Arlington Family Portrait Photographer Cambridge Family Portrait Photographer Dedham

Natick Family Session

Natick Family Photo SessionI had so much fun photographing Dougie and his mother at their home last week!Natick Family Photo SessionDougie was so excited to show me how he could jump off of his bed onto his giant puffin.Documentary Family Photographer Natick Documentary Family Photographer NewtonHe also showed me how he loves to play on his orange chair.Documentary Family Photographer Boston Documentary Family Photographer Needham Documentary Family Photographer Wellesley Documentary Family Photographer Weston Documentary Family Photographer Wayland Documentary Family Photographer SudburyHe brought his giant puffin outside to play with, and gave him a ride on his scooter.Documentary Family Photographer AshlandThen he scooted around on his own – I couldn’t believe how fast he was going!Documentary Family Photographer Worcester Documentary Family Photographer Waltham Documentary Family Photographer Cambridge Documentary Family Photographer ArlingtonHe decided to take a break and rested with his puffin on the driveway.Documentary Family Photographer Somerville Documentary Family Photographer Brookline Documentary Family Photographer Sherborn Documentary Family Photographer Dover Documentary Family Photographer Dedham

Natick Family Session

Documentary Family Photographer Natick I just loved photographing Eleanor and Catherine again! I’ve visited their home a few times for sessions, and it’s always a treat! As a mother of a boy I really enjoy watching the lives of girls unfold, and these two girls are two of my favorites. When I arrived at their house, Eleanor and Catherine were still in their pajamas, just hanging out and playing in their living room.
Documentary Family Photographer NatickEleanor loves to dance, and put on her ballet shoes to show off her moves!Documentary Family Photographer Metrowest Documentary Family Photographer Natick Documentary Family Photographer NewtonEleanor ALSO loves to read, so she read The Little Mermaid while Catherine listened…Documentary Family Photographer Boston… and hugged. Catherine loves her big sister so much!Documentary Family Photographer NeedhamEveryone got all bundled up and hid in their blankets. How much do you love Eleanor’s mermaid blanket? I totally want one!Documentary Family Photographer Wellesley Documentary Family Photographer Sudbury Documentary Family Photographer WestonDocumentary Family Photographer WaylandDocumentary Family Photographer Ashland Documentary Family Photographer Arlington Documentary Family Photographer Worcester Documentary Family Photographer Waltham Documentary Family Photographer Somerville Documentary Family Photographer Brookline Documentary Family Photographer Sherborn Documentary Family Photographer DoverAfter some more play everyone got ready to head outside for a walk!Documentary Family Photographer Dedham Family Portrait Photographer MA Family Portrait Photographer Massachusetts Family Portrait Photographer NatickEleanor showed me some bugs she’d collected earlier in the week.Family Portrait Photographer MetrowestShe also showed me her bike!Family Portrait Photographer NewtonThe ladies of the family went for a quick walk…Family Portrait Photographer Boston… before it started pouring.Family Portrait Photographer NeedhamI stopped by their house later in the week since our session was cut short by the rain.Family Portrait Photographer Weston Family Portrait Photographer WellesleyMore dancing was happening.Family Portrait Photographer Sudbury Family Portrait Photographer Ashland Family Portrait Photographer Wayland Family Portrait Photographer Waltham Family Portrait Photographer Cambridge Family Portrait Photographer Arlington Family Portrait Photographer SomervilleHow cute are they? They love each other so much!Family Portrait Photographer BrooklineEleanor and Catherine’s neighbor has a peach tree, so the girls decided to pick some peaches. Catherine even offered me one – it was delicious!Family Portrait Photographer Dover Family Portrait Photographer Sherborn Family Portrait Photographer DedhamThis next image of Eleanor gathering peaches in her dress may be one of my all-time favorite photos I’ve taken.Girl Gathering Fruit in Dress Children Photographer Natick Children Photographer Newton Children Photographer Needham Children Photographer Sudbury Children Photographer Wellesley

Boston Newborn Session

Documentary Newborn PhotoI visited with Margot for her documentary newborn session at her home in Boston when she was just seventeen days old! She is the most adorable and perfect little nugget. Her parents are past clients and it was so great to see them again, and to see how happy they are. Margot is a very lucky girl to have these two as parents!
Documentary Newborn Photo Newborn Photographer MA Willow is still adjusting to having a newborn in the house and is very curious about Margot!Newborn Photographer Massachusetts Newborn Photographer Natick Newborn Photographer Boston Newborn Photographer Natick Newborn Photographer NatickI forgot how much I love to stare at sleeping babies.Newborn Photographer Newton Newborn Photographer Needham Newborn Photographer Wayland Newborn Photographer Weston Newborn Photographer Wellesley Newborn Photographer Sudbury Newborn Photographer Dover Newborn Photographer SherbornNewborn Photographer Cambridge Newborn Photographer Waltham Newborn Photographer Watertown Newborn Photographer Belmont Newborn Photographer ArlingtonSo cute!!!Newborn Photographer Metrowest Newborn Photographer AshlandIt was a pure delight to see Connie & Connor again and to meet Margot! Newborn Photographer Wellesley

Natick Birthday Party

Birthday Party Photographer MA I photographed Sawyer’s fourth birthday party at Sweet Meadow Farm this weekend! Birthday Party Photographer MassachusettsThe kids got to feed, pet, and brush animals in the stables first.Birthday Party Photographer BostonSawyer’s face says it all – so much fun!Birthday Party Photographer Natick Birthday Party Photographer Framingham Birthday Party Photographer SudburyThey then walked upstairs where they got to pet and hold smaller animals.Birthday Party Photographer Needham Birthday Party Photographer NewtonI was obsessed with these dwarf hamsters. They are the cutest ever.Dwarf Hamsters Birthday Party Photographer Wellesley Birthday Party Photographer Dover Birthday Party Photographer Sherborn Birthday Party Photographer Metrowest Birthday Party Photographer BelmontThis tortoise did NOT want me to take his photo. Look at that expression!Birthday Party Photographer Arlington Birthday Party Photographer Brookline Birthday Party Photographer WalthamThe kids then headed downstairs for pizza and cake!
Birthday Party Photographer Weston Birthday Party Photographer Wayland Sweet Meadow Farm Birthday Party Birthday Party Photography MASawyer was feeling a little overwhelmed which was totally understandable. These parties are full of excitement.Birthday Party Photography MassachuesttsLook at that smile!
Birthday Party Photography Boston Birthday Party Photography Natick Birthday Party Photography Framingham Birthday Party Photography Newton Birthday Party Photography Needham Birthday Party Photography WellesleySawyer’s mother made this awesome Lego Batman cake for him. She told me that Sawyer couldn’t wait to eat the fondant characters. In fact, when I walked into the party, the first thing Sawyer wanted to show me was his cake (and then his Lego plates and napkins).
Batman Lego Birthday CakeSo excited to blow out the candles!Birthday Party Photography SudburyThere were even two flavors of Batman cupcakes.Batman Cupcakes Birthday Party Photography Wayland Birthday Party Photography Belmont Birthday Party Photography Arlington Birthday Party Photography Waltham Birthday Party Photography WorcesterSawyer took the Joker’s head off. It was hilarious.Birthday Party Photography Metrowest Birthday Party Photography Brookline Birthday Party Photography CambridgeHappy birthday Sawyer!Batman Lego Birthday Cake

Malden Family Session

I met up with the fabulous Fiona and her parents this past weekend for their documentary family session at their home in Malden.

Fiona turns ONE this week! She is the sweetest thing – she is super good natured, friendly, and does lots of cool things! She has perfected an amazing fish face, enjoys checking out that other baby in the mirror, and loves to play “Where’s Fiona?” She’s also determined to walk! I had a great time seeing her parents again (I photographed their wedding!), and am so glad I got to personally experience all of the cuteness that is Fiona!Documentary Family Photographer Malden Documentary Family Photographer Malden Documentary Family Photographer MA Documentary Family Photographer Massachusetts Documentary Family Photographer Metrowest Documentary Family Photographer Natick Documentary Family Photographer Newton Documentary Family Photographer Boston Documentary Family Photographer Needham Documentary Family Photographer Wellesley Documentary Family Photographer Weston Documentary Family Photographer WaylandDocumentary Family Photographer Ashland Documentary Family Photographer Worcester Documentary Family Photographer Waltham Documentary Family Photographer Cambridge Documentary Family Photographer Arlington Documentary Family Photographer Somerville Documentary Family Photographer Brookline Documentary Family Photographer Sherborn Documentary Family Photographer Dover Documentary Family Photographer Dedham Family Portrait Photographer Metrowest Family Portrait Photographer Natick Family Portrait Photographer Newton Family Portrait Photographer Boston Family Portrait Photographer Needham Family Portrait Photographer Wellesley Family Portrait Photographer Weston Family Portrait Photographer Sudbury Family Portrait Photographer Wayland Family Portrait Photographer Sherborn

Favorite Moments From 2016

In reflecting on 2016, I can say with certainty that the work highlight for me was having clients be open to documentary family sessions. I’d been thinking about doing this for a while, but could never quite find the focus or time to start a new branch of my business. My resolution for the year was to make it happen, and I’m so happy that it did!

Documentary Family SessionsThis type of photography is a rebellion against the current climate of displaying curated family photos on social media. It’s a celebration of the day to day moments that make up childhood. It highlights relationships and connections. It reminds parents that they love and work hard. It encourages them to think about the big picture – raising happy kids. All of the kids I visited were happy. They were delightful, sweet, giving, and fun.

I didn’t know that my work could make me feel so happy. I didn’t know that my heart could feel so full. Being welcomed into these families has been an honor and a privilege, and I am beyond thankful that they let me into their homes and their lives. I’m proud of the work I did, and humbled by the connections I made.

And with that I give you some my favorite moments from 2016!
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