I hosted mini sessions last weekend at one of my favorite spots in Natick! When I scheduled mini sessions for the beginning of November it never occurred to me that the temperature could be below freezing, but it was! The families who came out were all troopers, and made the best of the cold by bundling up in cute hats and jackets and making sure to get in extra family snuggles to keep warm. Thanks to all who braved the cold for making my last mini sessions of the year so enjoyable!
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. Emmett likes the feeling of the sand on his hands but not on his feet. Here is giving a kiss to his older sister, who he adores. Emmett didn’t want to wear shoes on this particular day. The family has two dogs and they are just as much a part of the family as their humans are. Emmett tried to pull his pants over his feet so they wouldn’t touch the ground. He climbed on top of his sister to so his feet would feel more comfortable. He loves getting squeezes from his mother. It 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.
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!
I met up with this lovely family in Natick this week for a portrait session. It was so fun to see them again after initially meeting them for a documentary session at their home! I love catching up with my clients year after year, and seeing how much their kids have grown.
Many thanks to them for generously upgrading their mini session to a full session. Half of their session fee was donated to Love 4 Puerto Rico, a grassroots organization that is transporting medicine, humanitarian supplies, and physicians down to Puerto Rico. I will be donating half of all fees from full-priced sessions that take place during the month of October to this organization. Please reach out if you’d like to schedule a session and support relief efforts. Thank you!
The first of my fall mini sessions were last weekend and they were amazing! I met up with families in Natick for 20 minute sessions. I photographed some familiar faces, as well as some new ones! The kids loved exploring the trails, investigating sticks and leaves, and some even wore costumes! I had the best time, and can’t wait for more mini sessions this year. I hope you enjoy this set of my favorite images from the day!
I had the most wonderful time photographing this awesome family on the campus of Wellesley College last weekend. It was fun watching the three kids explore the area and have fun with each other. I hope you enjoy looking through the photos!
I had so much fun photographing Dougie and his mother at their home last week!Dougie was so excited to show me how he could jump off of his bed onto his giant puffin. He also showed me how he loves to play on his orange chair. He brought his giant puffin outside to play with, and gave him a ride on his scooter.Then he scooted around on his own – I couldn’t believe how fast he was going! He decided to take a break and rested with his puffin on the driveway.
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.
Eleanor loves to dance, and put on her ballet shoes to show off her moves! Eleanor ALSO loves to read, so she read The Little Mermaid while Catherine listened…… and hugged. Catherine loves her big sister so much!Everyone got all bundled up and hid in their blankets. How much do you love Eleanor’s mermaid blanket? I totally want one! After some more play everyone got ready to head outside for a walk! Eleanor showed me some bugs she’d collected earlier in the week.She also showed me her bike!The ladies of the family went for a quick walk…… before it started pouring.I stopped by their house later in the week since our session was cut short by the rain. More dancing was happening. How cute are they? They love each other so much!Eleanor and Catherine’s neighbor has a peach tree, so the girls decided to pick some peaches. Catherine even offered me one – it was delicious! This next image of Eleanor gathering peaches in her dress may be one of my all-time favorite photos I’ve taken.
I had the pleasure of hosting mini sessions last weekend on the campus of Wellesley College. It was a great event, full of beautiful weather and smiling faces! I thought I’d post some of my favorite images from a single twenty minute session so you can get a sense of what mini sessions are like. This was a happy family of five with three fun sisters who enjoyed exploring the area I chose on campus. They hung out on the stairs, jumped down them, sat in the grass, and climbed up a hill. Some images I posed, and some images were taken with the girls leading the way. Their parents even joined in to get some nice family photos. I had a great time with each family I photographed, and am super happy that I decided to start offering mini sessions. I’m hoping to hold more sessions like this in the fall – I hope to see you and your family there!