I know most people think I just photograph babies and families.  Not so!  I also love including the other children.. dogs (and cats and other pets!).  Animals are just as dynamic and fun to capture as us human species.

This shoot focused on puppy Scout.  He is the new addition to a creative and energetic couple who have recently become empty-nesters.  This photography session was actually a birthday gift from the husband to his wife, one she had not so subtle-y hinted at.  On a bright spring day I headed over to their home to capture Scout having fun in his own backyard.  He even posed for me, handsome little devil.  Snapped a few of brother, cat Topaz, and finished off a few of parents enjoying eachothers’ company because, why not?

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I am so excited to share this photo session of baby Benjamin taken downtown in Boston’s Fenway district.  Remember these intimate maternity photos from the Esplanade last summer?  Well that bump is now an 8 month old beautiful baby boy, Benjamin!  Mom and dad are clearly enamored by B, and these images illustrate why I love this age to photograph.  Chubby, curious, wide-eyed, but not usually quite mobile yet.  The best!

We decided to start the photo shoot at their current apartment in Fenway (made sure to include the soccer ball from the maternity session).  We then took a walk to the nearby Fens where Mom used to walk to often, trying to encourage labor.  The trees were blooming – it was beautiful, even if cloudy!  We eventually got kicked out by the angry mama goose.

The session ended at good old Fenway Park.  This photo destination is always fun, with the bold green and red colors.  So geared towards family too.  I got in the mood and sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” to get Baby B’s attention.

A bittersweet end – this kind family is headed back to their real home of Rio, Brazil in a couple months.  I’ll miss them, but am happy for all the extended family members that get to enjoy the deserved company of this cutie-pie. Benjamin8MonthPhotos_FenwayBostonPortraits_003PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPIN

I can’t believe it but George is already 7 months!  Pretty sure I say this a lot, but time really picks up (e.g. my 15 year high school reunion is next week… ahhhh).

It’s been a legitimately crappy spring here in Massachusetts – rainy and cold the past 12 and counting days?  Something like that.  Which means we have been spending a lot of time indoors, up in the playroom.  I decided this would make a fitting scene to capture both George and Calvin playing together and on their own.  As you can see, Calvin is pretty rambunctious, but George is working hard to catch up with his big brother.  He started sitting well a few weeks ago and has quickly moved on to preferring to stand (leaning on support, not cruising yet) or attempting to crawl.  While he (thankfully) can’t yet (it’ll be soon), he is able to do planks better than his mom and often pushes backwards and ends up frustrated!  Like his brother was, George is a big toddler – husky though not nearly as chubby as C was.  He is super vocal too – I wish I took some video to capture just how loud he is most of the time.  Grunting and growling and babbling and screaming and cooing.

Calvin on the other hand, is becoming quite the two year old.  Lot’s of “NOOO- OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”s and thrashing about.  I say that, but then today he was as sweet as pie.  A 2-year old teenager (they say the two stages are quite similar).  Some of his latest obsessions include race cars, monsters, and dinosaurs (mostly because of “Cars”, “Monsters, Inc” and “The Good Dinosaur” – we’re now starting to cut back on the TV…).  And “baby baluga’s”.

Calvin and George are both pretty obsessed with the other (they don’t want to be out of eachother’s sight), though they aren’t really quite sure how to always express it.  Lately, Calvin has been playing “monster” with George – sneaking up on him and making “roarrr/ahhhhh” noises and then taking bite/kisses of his face.  George actually finds this amusing and giggles.  I tried to capture some of the action with a long exposure to show Calvin running circles around George and then falling nearby.  Another image shows him actually toppling over George.  Sometimes G cries, but usually not out of pain but rather as plea for my attention.  They are also starting to fight over toys…  But, those moments where they laugh (and almost snuggle) together are making this whole brother thing pretty adorable.  It’s also the cutest thing when Calvin mimics George’s babbling – “doo doo dada” says Calvin with a big smile and giggle.

That’s about it.  Hopefully next month’s photos in June will actually be outdoors!!

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Love this laid back family!  Dad was given task to find a photographer to document newborn Oliver joining big brother Dylan and family.  So I headed over to Dedham to their home to capture the gang just hanging out.  And following Dylan’s lead, since as a two year old, that’s pretty much the only thing you can do without chaos erupting.  Oliver was one of the most chill newborns I have photographed – tough to get this little up!  Dylan was having a blast though – enjoyed reading, dancing, playing with his toys, and finally heading outdoors into the cold (first with boots on, then barefoot – classic), to play in dad’s truck and shovel some snow.

I love the light and color in this shoot and the overall relaxed yet intimate and loving scene.  Enjoy!

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Yet another young beauty with brains signed up for a photo shoot from Harvard.  Seems to be a trend around here, no?

It was a cold spring day, but Chengyi bared her pretty legs in an incredibly stylish outfit, finished with ruby red slippers.  Her smoky blue Chanel bag wasn’t a bad touch either.  I also loved her bob, and adorable upbeat attitude.  We decided to take a walk from my studio in Huron Village over to Fresh Pond, and then back again with just a couple simple headshots.

Chengyi will leave Cambridge this summer for the other Cambridge – in England, for her doctorate program in psychology next year.  I hope these photos remind bring her good memories of a challenging though special time here in New England!

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