I love dogs.  I grew up with dogs and cannot wait for the day when having a dog will fit into my life again.  I have always felt that a dog is a part of a family and when Lisa contacted me about photographing her family I was ecstatic!

Meet Penny, Hazel & Tally.  These furry creatures totally rocked.  It was one of those sessions where I was having so much fun I didn’t want it to end.  We chased, romped, pounced, cuddled, fetched, smiled…and then we chased, romped, pounced, cuddled, fetched and smiled some more!  You can tell that they are so well loved and cared for – a perfect little family!


At this photo shoot last week the location was so crowded…and it was so hot…and it was so windy…and it was getting so late for the girls…but honestly – it was SO perfect. 

The session was a birthday present for Mom from Dad and the priority was lots of belly shots, some family photos of the four of them before the next bambino arrives and then a few of the girls.  I think we covered it all and then some! 

My kind of family shot:

Only about 10 days away from her due date and Kellie looks AMAZING!

And once Ella warmed up to me (and was promised ice cream!), she became quite the perfect little model –  adorable.  

So great to see all of you guys!  I can’t wait to hear the news on the next baby Walgreen!

And I know that I am really far behind in blogs and promise to catch up in the coming weeks but I wanted to get these up before Kellie’s due date…which is like….right now.  🙂  Thank you to all of my clients for being so patient!

Kerri and Christine are best friends from their Babson College days and each is expecting her first child due just weeks apart.  When Kerri talked  with me about doing a joint maternity photo session with Christine I absolutely LOVED the idea.  As a twin, I appreciate the desire to share things and experience life together and believe the same goes with friendships.  When you are happy, excited, having fun, etc. you want to share it.  And as a photographer, I think it is just fantastic that they wanted to document it together too!

Someday I imagine their boys will look at these photos and say to each other “Hey look! We knew each other before we were born!”  Well, maybe they won’t say it out loud but I think they will be thinking that…when they go to college together….Babson College… 🙂 

Thank you, ladies, for inviting me to share and capture this special time in your lives.  It was a beautiful way to spend the evening.

Hannah handled her photo shoot with such poise, style and grace that for a minute there I forgot that she is not yet even 4 years old!  We had such a fun girls’ morning tromping all over Beacon Hill, having cupcakes for breakfast and going for a ride on the carousel.   I’m not sure who had more fun but I really, really think we should make this a weekly occurrence!   

Prior to our shoot Lauren mentioned that she and Ryan wanted romantic engagement photos of them out and about Boston because it is the city where they met, the city where they fell in love and the city where Ryan asked her to marry him.

We planned to meet in the Public Garden because what could more “Boston” than the Swan Boats and Cheers and the Back Bay skyline and the Garden itself (especially with the Ducklings in their Bruins attire!)?  Well, our plans were interrupted by VERY high winds and a “little” race known as the Corporate Challenge. And so we went to Plan B: protected Beacon Hill alleyways (and some areas beyond unlocked gates…shhh….), a roof deck and Faneuil Hall…and I have to say – we had a blast everywhere we went!

Soon they will be moving across the country to start the next exciting phase of their careers and lives together but for this one night in Boston, it was my mission to capture photos of them and for them…in Boston…where it truly all began for them.

And I know what you are thinking –  lots of smooching shots right?  Well because one or more photos from our session may be used for a save-the-date card I decided to keep many the “hey stop kissing for one second please and look at the lens and smile!” shots under wraps for now.  But I promise I also captured lots of smiling faces of this lovable couple!  

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Yesterday I headed out to the Brimfield Antiques Show for one of my absolute favorite events of the year.  I tell ya, it is a good thing I live in a 700 square foot condo – otherwise I would be one of those who show up with a U-Haul truck to pile in all of items I fall in love with!  Someday when I have a studio it will be completely decked out with Brimfield goods.  I swear. I swear. I swear.

Every year I hit up the tent of a guy who sells mirrors, frames and shelves made out of antique barn wood and tin.  I love this stuff (Wendy=slightly obsessed).   It reminded me that I wanted to share the wall display I did in my own home with some of the frames and a mirror.   I absolutely love it when clients get creative with their photos and display them as art.  There are so many fun and funky ways to enjoy your photographs that fit with the aesthetic of you home.  Why just save them on your computer???  Be on the lookout for some client collections here soon! 

PS That is me, waving “HI!” to all of you!  And yes, I know that I need to put something on top of that wine cabinet to fill the space between it and the frames.  Don’t judge.