Suz has been a friend and model for my camera since our high school days at Nobles (and her husband, John, went to our rival high school and was often part of our partying crowd – needless to say, I’ve known these two awhile!).  When I started this business three years ago, she let her first son, Emmett, model for my portfolio building period (who I featured in one of my first product blog posts ever!).  Well, time flies.  Emmett is now big brother to Tobey, who is named after Tobey Island in the Cape where Suz’s family has vacationed for generations.  And these two boys are expecting yet another – this glowing mama is pregnant with her third son!

Anyway, when Suz asked if I would be interested in heading down to the Cape for a family session, I knew I was in for a treat.  The morning of, there was some hesitation about the on-off drizzly weather, but I am so happy we stuck it out because as you will see from these photos, overcast and threatening weather often provides the most luminous and atmospheric lighting.

I had so much to work with here:  a graceful seaside home worn-in with memories, a scenic location right on the water, and, of course, a beautiful, loving family.  There is something quite special about the family tradition of vacationing on the New England coast, and this is the perfect session to share before I start my own up in Rockport:)PIN  Enjoy!

PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN

Remember this adorable family from their spring maternity session at the Acton Arboretum?  Well little Gracie now has a baby sister, Taylor (who is a gorgeous newborn!). I got to take the scenic drive out to Sudbury to photograph the new arrival at their home in Sudbury.  It was a warm summer day, and seemed just perfect for this laid back family in their farmhouse colonial.  I couldn’t have asked for an easier session with a newborn and toddler!  Gracie was genuinely excited to be photographed and show off her home, and at times, little sister.  Taylor didn’t cry once (Gracie fake cried for maybe 5 seconds, which I photographed because I can’t get enough of that face on toddlers!).  All in all, a sweet, loving family session that puts a smile on my face and helps me feel optimistic about the similar transition my own family is about to take!PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN

I am aware my blog posts have been lagging lately.  Due to being extremely busy, which is a good thing!  I have a lot of families and little ones to catch you up on, but I also wanted to give more of a glimpse into the studio headshot sessions that have become a huge part of my business this year.  Which is awesome!  I get to meet really cool, successful and stylish clients like this one.  Michelle is a an-house attorney (and mom of 3) who resides in Belmont.  She works mostly with start-up companies and wanted a more creative and fresh look to the typical button-down, corporate headshots that lawyers tend to have.  And she rocked this shoot!  Great outfits, style, and HAIR.  You know I am obsessed with short hair styles, and this is no exception.  To learn more about my headshot offerings, click here.

PINPINPINPINPINPIN

Just love this sweet mini-session of 11-month old Daisy!  A loyal local client of mine wanted some updated portraits of her baby to capture her now all chubby and delicious (I photographed the whole family back in October).  Mini-sessions are perfect for this – short and sweet with just enough time to get a bundle of beautiful and natural portraits.  These were taken at Mt. Auburn Cemetery – not a place you might initially think of for baby portraits, but this huge cemetery is an exception with its beautiful and meandering grounds.  Extra bonus, we were lucky to spot the “Daisy Trail”!

Daisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMAPINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_17PINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_8PINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_10PINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_9PINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_20PINDaisy_BabyPortraits_MtAuburnCemetery_CambridgeMA_29PIN

Salty air, wooden shingles, hydrangeas, lobsta, watermelon, margaritas and wine, and a lot of red and navy.  Here are some images from a beautiful holiday weekend here on the New England coast.    We traveled on my parents boat from Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard and then back again for a 4th of July party at close friends of the family. PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN