If you are like me and are obsessed with the show Downton Abbey, then I think you are in for a treat.  When the mother of this beautiful family asked me if I thought the Crane Estate might be a good option for a portrait session location, I practically shrieked.  This seaside mansion has sprawling grounds and grandly decorated rooms that are so fun to explore. (it is almost too overwhelming for just one shoot).  It was the perfect backdrop for this well-traveled (and well-dressed!) Bostonian family.

Was even luckier on the day of the shoot – as you can see it was snowing.  Though a bit cold (see red cheeks and noses) my subjects enjoyed themselves playing and posing outdoors before heading inside to warm up and check out the annual Greening of the Great House.  I highly recommend this weekend-long event to other families with young children – and encourage future clients to book sessions here!

 

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Want your holiday card to stand out this year?  Sending a fancy letterpress card might be just for you!  These designs are available in a variety of colors and come in either square or portrait dimensions.  They cost $3 each and come in sets of 25.  Matching return labels are also available.

To see my regular holiday card design suite please click here.

 

#1: Snowflake

 

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#2: Diamond

 

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#3: Christmas Tree

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#4: Jingle

 

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Aren’t I one lucky photographer to keep getting gorgeous senior high school girls to photograph?  And so many with a first name that starts with “A”!   Abigayle reached out to me on her own for me to take her senior picture and requested the Arnold Arboretum.  I can’t say I blame her (or Alissa who did the same!).  The park is a special place, the perfect New England backdrop with a huge variety of foliage.

Abigayle doesn’t just rely on her looks to get her places – she’s smart too.  Her favorite class is Math (I’ll never understand..) and wants to go to college to study engineering – Boston University is on her list of schools applied to.  I wish her good luck, and in the meantime, hope she enjoys these stunning photos : )

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Introducing the most quintessential Boston Proper young family I have photographed to date.  Sarah, Matt and baby Jackson met up with me in the Public Garden on a chilly afternoon for a family photo session.  Sometimes, babies can be difficult out in the cold – but not Jackson!  This cutie-pie smiled and giggled the whole time, giving me ample opportunities to capture his blue eyes and perfect dimples. He certainly adores both his parents who showered him with affection the whole time.  The bigger challenge was to get them to take their gaze of their son and turn toward the camera!  But I really can’t blame them – Jackson is just too adorable (we also had lots of onlookers stopping by to check out the shoot).  Sarah had brought along a great assortment of baby gear for him to model, including my favorite item, his fur-lined booties!

At the end of the session I decided to stroll with them down Commonwealth Mall – where Boston workers were just starting to put up holiday lights on the trees.  Beautiful family + setting sun + newly lit trees = the perfect Christmas card photo opp?  I think “yes” : )

 

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Today I received the studio sample of a keepsake photo box that holds 5 x 7″ prints and insert for a CD that I custom designed!    The collection includes the custom designed box which stores 5 x 7″ prints  of all the images from your final gallery, in addition to a CD with the images in high-resolution format – perfect for future use should you decide you want to print or share online on your own.  Not only is this a great deal (so many photographers won’t sell rights to high-resolution jpegs!), but also it is a beautiful way to both present and store all the images from your session.  The box looks great stacked with books or standing alongside frames.  The last image is of another artists design, and gives an idea of what different templates you can choose from.

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