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Sisters

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, senior, Uncategorized on October 25, 2016 at 9:41 AM

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Had a wonderful time photographing these beautiful sisters recently. They were fun and playful and our hour together flew by.  Mom realized that her chances of getting them together were getting slimmer as one is in college and another a senior in high school. Along with doing a senior photo and some shots of the girls together and individually we also did a few family photos that included mom – which she said hasn’t happened in many years.  It’s so important to exist in photos for your friends and family and I’m so glad I got to capture a few moments for them.

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Birth Photographer | Makeshift Doula

In Family Portrait, Newborn, Photography, story, Uncategorized on September 7, 2016 at 5:14 PM

A few weeks back I had the honor of being asked to photograph a birth –  AND  – as my other career hat is as a massage therapist – be the stand in doula. What an experience!  I met the couple at the hospital and photographed the experience from hours after the water broke ’til 30 hours later when a c-section had to be performed – alternating between taking a few pictures and then doing a back rub with some essential oil infused lotions I’d brought along.  This photo-journalistic / documentary style is a departure from the usual head shots and portraits I do and I really enjoyed witnessing and capturing the untouched, non-staged, real life moments.

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The hospital staff were kind and accommodating and even allowed me in the operating room to capture a few images of babies first breath [as mom had hoped for] when we found out the c-section was necessary.

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I’ve got a few goofy photos of me and dad in scrubs, along with some beautiful shots of the raw reality of bringing life into this world. [What our bodies can do is amazing!!]

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But for today’s sharing just a few cute shots of this beautiful blessing.

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Congratulations to the new mom and dad and thank you for trusting me to be part of the experience with you!

 

Twin Boys

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, Uncategorized on June 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM

That moment when you are photographing twin boys and you ask them to pretend to like each other.  Young boxer in training. ;) Love how this joking moment shows their affection for one another.

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Family Photography | Manchester, CT

In Family Portrait, Photography, Uncategorized on January 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM

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So much fun photographing this growing family in their home this summer. I love the laughter and connection that comes through in the spontaneous moments.

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Maternity | Congratulations Tamyka & Juan

In Family Portrait on January 22, 2015 at 5:24 PM

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Congratulations Tamyka & Juan – on the birth of your beautiful baby boy! It was such an honor to be able to photograph and document this special time in your life. Much love to you all!

Holiday Mini Goofiness

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography on November 16, 2014 at 5:57 PM

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I ran a Holiday Mini special in the studio recently. It was a first for me and trying to get everyone to give me that “perfect smile” in a 20 minute session proved to be a difficult task – but a fun one. Love this family, all dressed so beautifully – kicking back and just having a blast. In the end I  think the experience of joy is so much more important than the perfectly polished pose.

Holiday Mini Sessions | November 7 & 8, 2014

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait, Specials on October 6, 2014 at 5:27 PM

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Last week in the studio we did a test run for holiday mini sessions. I know – it’s ridiculously early. If it weren’t for a local mom who urged me to get ready – Christmas would not be on my mind yet. I’m glad she did because your photos need to be taken with enough lead time to allow for editing and then ordering prints for you. Call today to book your appointment. :)

 

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Day In The Life Portrait Photographer | Manchester, CT

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait on September 18, 2014 at 5:47 PM

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One thing I love about doing “Day In The Life” portrait sessions …. catching real life moments like these. Jacob was considering climbing the stairs for the first time while I was there photographing the family. The next shot was of his bum …. from behind … as he traversed the lower three steps. Priceless moment.

A Day In The Life | Maternity | CT

In Family Portrait, Photography on September 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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The Hall family and I spent a morning together documenting this special time in their life – preparing for their first baby. They’ve decided to make as much homemade, organic and locally sourced baby food as they can so I got to watch them jar and freeze some of their bounty. I tried the peach and plum frozen treats – and they were quite delicious. We included their first baby….Bella…in a few photos and a walk – she got to taste the peach treat too. It was such a pleasure getting to witness the love between them.

Day In The Life sessions are meant to be photo journalistic in nature. Nothing is staged. We use whatever natural light is available and make images of life – just as it is. Once the session is done you will receive prints from your day so that years from now you can pull them out, pass them around and tell stories from this time in your journey.

 

A Day In The Life | Family Portrait Session | CT

In Children, Family Portrait, Photography, Portrait on August 20, 2014 at 6:29 PM

A day in the life portrait sessions are something new I’ve been experimenting with lately. Rather than dressing up, coming to my studio and trying to get everyone to behave perfectly to make one beautiful photo – I come to you and document your life as is. I’m your paparazzi for a few hours and we capture all those precious moments that make life wonderful …. mess, imperfection and all.

This morning bath is just one activity we photographed in the three hours I spent with this family. I love the bottom right image because it contains three generations of love. Grammie in the background helping Josh get clean … while he leans over and looks at a photo of his great-grandfather.

And one of Joshua’s twin brother Jacob – taking a break from watching Mickey and eating breakfast to give me some serious checking out. I was told Jacob is more introverted and loves really taking people in – so this moment captures him wonderfully. :)

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