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Newborn Session in Wellesley, MA

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Newborns

At the start of the new year, I had the pleasure of capturing a newborn session at Callie and Brian’s home in Wellesley. We immediately bonded over our shared love of dogs, with their furry friend, Bella, not wanting to be left out of the photo fun (which we fully embraced!). We spent most of […]

A December Maternity and Family Session in Winchester, MA

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Families

A few weeks before Christmas 2023 I received a lengthy DM on Instagram from Nic, explaining that he and his family had recently moved to Winchester from New York and urgently needed holiday photos. Nic’s message was chock full of helpful information and detail about his wife Laura (a sports medicine and ER doctor with a […]

NYC Newborn Session

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Newborns

For this NYC newborn session, we decided to use older brother Teddy’s room as well as a lounge area in the family’s apartment building. Mom wore Jenni Kayne, Dad wore Faherty, newborn baby whore Petite Bateau from Pinwheels Nantucket, and toddler Teddy wore a sweater from Beaufort Bonnet Company and Bonton pants from The Little in Tribeca.

Top Gift Ideas for Moms this Holiday Season

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Lifestyle

With Thanksgiving already behind us, that familiar sparkle of the Christmas season is beginning to shine through. With that also comes the familiar creation of Christmas lists and to-dos, organizing who to shop for and what to buy them. At the top of our lists are usually the people closest to us: husbands, wives, and […]

The Best Holiday Gifts You Can Order Right Now

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Lifestyle

It’s November, and that means it’s time to start giving serious consideration to how we’re going to tackle the holidays this year. From travel to cooking, gifts to parties, the festive season is upon us. Personally, I find the holidays pretty stressful. Perhaps it’s because the holidays coincide with the culmination of the busiest part […]

Mother and father each holding a child in front of green trees.

Favorite Locations in Boston for Fall Family Sessions

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Families

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year to get outside for family and engagement sessions — being a New England-based photographer, I’m spoiled by the beautiful colors and scenery that greet us around this time every year. With fall photo sessions in full swing, I put together a list of five places […]

5 Reasons You Should Elope on Nantucket

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Couples

I had the privilege of photographing a gorgeous elopement for an incredibly kind and thoughtful couple on Nantucket last month. This adventurous duo had actually never visited the island before, and made a relatively last-minute decision to hop on the ferry and get married on a sunny Friday morning on a quiet stretch of beach.  […]

Mom sitting with daughters in front of mirror, in white dresses

The Only Gift Your Mother Needs This Mother’s Day

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Families

First off, I want to wish all mothers and mother figures out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Spring is a time for reflection, gratitude, and new energy, so it is truly the perfect time to show some love to those around you (and maybe treat a mom to brunch!).  With so many events happening lately, […]

Boston mom and daughter

Spring Photography Sessions: What to wear?

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Families

Whether you’re joining me for an in-home or studio photography session in Boston this spring, or planning to get outside with your family and enjoy spring’s bounty of flowers and sunshine, I’ve got tips for you!  In my last post I shared my favorite locations for outdoor spring sessions in Boston, as well as timing considerations for this time of year.  Today I’m sharing some ideas about what to wear for your spring family or motherhood photographs. 

A Boston Photographer’s Guide To Spring Sessions!

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Families

As a Boston photographer, I am always eagerly anticipating the arrival of spring. The warmth of the sun, the blooming flowers, the vibrant colors, and the excitement in the air, among many other things, make spring the perfect time for capturing beautiful outdoor photos. I love the way the light dances through the trees as the days lengthen, and the many opportunities to take advantage of New England’s natural beauty. Spring is a great time to get outside and take photos of all the beautiful flowers that emerge over the course of just a few short weeks, especially in the Boston area.

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