B. & A. First Communion, Scituate Portrait Photographer

B. & A.’s mom called this past week to see if I could come down and take a few shots of the twins before their first communion.  It took me a minute to digest that they were completing their first communion!  I still picture them as the little tots I met at my first shoot with the M. family at Scituate Light, which was apparently quite a few years ago now.

So we took a few shots before outside of St. Mary’s…

B.’s Auntie’s wedding headpiece.

A. is so grown up!

This was the spot everyone was having their photo taken, so we had to grab a few too!

HOW MANY MORE???

So cute.

Later on I headed over to the house to take some family portraits.  I love how B. & A. are posed in this shot.

Family members took advantage of the opportunity!

And a few candids…

Thanks for being great camera hams, B. & A. as always!  Don’t grow up to quickly!

     

C. & K. Engagment Session Preview, Tupper Manor Wedding Photographer

It was so much fun getting to know C., K. and of course their dog N., who was SO GOOD for our session!  Before we had children, our dog was our baby, just like N. is for C. & K, so of course we had to include him in their engagement session.  Tupper Manor at Endicott College is absolutely gorgeous- a photographer’s dream- and I was so excited to get a glimpse before C. & K.’s big day next April.  There are so many great spots for photos…

The fountain out front.

 

N. wanting to be a part of the action!

I love this series.  The mansion has so many beautiful spots inside and out.

I loved this window.  I had to crop out the U-Haul truck that was picking up gifts from a baby shower that was held eariler that day.  Yes, that’s right.  A U-Haul.

We headed down to the beach which is literally right there!

I’m pretty sure they’re laughing at me…

Then it was inside to take a peek- SO many beautiful spots!  This is the entrance to the ballroom (which was set up for an event).  The chandelier is unbelievable.

C.’s stunning ring.

There is also a spiral staircase in the lobby.  I will definitely use this shot again on the wedding day.  Can’t you just picture C. in her dress on these stairs?

The mansion has a handsome billiard room.  My favorite in this series is K.’s face.

Lastly we grabbed a few more casual shots out on the lawn. 

And a few more with N…

Whoopee!!! I’m free!

Thanks, C. & K.  Can’t wait for your wedding next year!

 

     

Studio Preview, Scituate, MA Portrait Photographer

Perfect timing for a gloomy day!  My new backdrops arrived so I took a few shots of my boys.  I am working on an alphabet book for J., but I didn’t get very far.  I need to scrounge for some more props and I also need a baby who is not a miserable teething mess =(.  But W. was willing to ham it up a bit.

Hmmm… this may look more like an oar?

Eventually, I’ll swap this for the real thing! But I just love his expression.

     

Baby N. Preview, Quincy, MA Baby Photographer

Just after Halloween, I sat with my boys for our daily after play/workout snack at Mamas Move.  I picked up a message on my voice mail from my good friend.  As she barely held herself together she explained that she had delivered her baby the week before.  He was due to arrive January 30th.  He was holding on, but both mom and baby had barely made it.  They needed prayers, good thoughts, and she’d keep me posted on N.’s progress.

Four months later,  with unbelievable care from N.’s doctors and nurses and love and nurturing from mom and dad, baby N. is home.  His story (and his mom’s too) is nothing short of a miracle.  Although it was a very rough beginning, N. is doing AMAZINGLY well.  So needless to say, I was so thrilled to be able to meet him and photograph him.  Stories like this hopefully allow us to take a time out from the hectic day-to-day and realized how blessed we are.

When I arrived, N. was asleep in his Moses Basket.  But not for long!  Look at those eyes!

Every time N.’s mom showed me photos from the hospital, N. was wide awake and checking things out.  The nurses said he was one of the most observant babies they’d ever had.

This one is my favorite.  Its like a looking into a window of what he’ll look like as a little boy!

N. and mom.  So perfect!

N. started to get a little sleepy, so big brother C. came in for his turn!  NOT camera shy!  You might remember C. from a few months ago (here’s that shoot- on my old blog).  What a gorgeous little boy!  We squeezed that November shoot of C. in for a surprise for his mom not long after N. was born.  As you can imagine, it was incredibly difficult for the entire family, but mom especially, to be making daily trips into the hospital for four months.   Occasionally my boys and I would watch C. while mom went in.  He is perfect!

Love!The Boys!And the whole fam…Baby N., I’m so glad you’re here.

     

Sara Coffey - OMG, those pictures are wonderful!! I just love them!! The black and white family pictures are awesome! Everyone looks great!!

W. & J., Scituate, MA Portrait Photographer

On our recent trip to San Antonio to visit my in-laws, I brought along the boys’ new Augusta shirts (courtesy of their grandparents upon their recent visit there).  To celebrate Masters Sunday, we took a few shots on the green out in front of my in-law’s home.  They crack me up!

I love this series.  Its like they are discussing their putting techniques.

A little help from Dad hamming it up behind me.W. is an extremely photogenic child.  Thank God!

J. has been doing this face lately.  I call it his “Dr. Evil Snare”.

While we visited, many of the beautiful Texas wildflowers were still in bloom.  I have to admit though, my vision for this shot involved little girls in white dresses.  I have on occasion put a bow in J.’s hair (just to test it out for my neice!  I swear!), but I didn’t go so far as to act on my vision here.  Cars t-shirts had to do.

So this “wildflower” is actually a weed.  But I took so many photos of it because it fascinated me.  And the butterflies are just everywhere.  I won’t bore you with all my flower shots though!