10 on 10 – blog circle| Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

As always, it was hard to pick just 10 from the past month.  But, here you go!

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Ok, so this is technically 11, but it’s an outtake….and it makes me giggle.  🙂

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Now, go check out out my friend Jessica Kutlik of JessD Photography 

 

April 10, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Sally Sosler - Such great images for the month! I just love the images from your twins newborn session!

April 10, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Maura - The picture of your girls in their raincoats is so perfect! Love all your work, as usual.

My Everyday – Blog Circle | Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

This month’s “Everyday” blog really snuck up on me.  So much so – that I didn’t really have time to shoot much for myself in the recent weeks.  On one hand, I’m really excited to be so busy with client work -but on the other hand, I am relying on my iPhone to document our day-to-day happenings.

And so, this month, I present to you My Everyday – iPhone edition.

This really is our life.  Messy house, unbrushed hair.  Kids doing silly things.  The pictures aren’t perfect – nothing is.  But, when I look over these – I remember all of those little moments.  From dentist and doctor visits, playing dress up, and silly grins, to bedtime stories and sleeping babies – this is us.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Go look at some other great work by

Tammy Smith | Tammy Smith Photography | Wandering with Kids and continue around the circle!  Happy days y’all.

April 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Jessica Svoboda - LOVE the everyday iphone edition! hehehe. 🙂 so awesome. sometimes my iphone is my favorite camera to have on hand during the busy parts of our everyday…FOR SURE! these are all fabulous. LOVE the one of your little one peeking through the donut AND love to see that you got in one of the pictures TOO! 🙂

April 2, 2014 - 9:53 pm

Sally Sosler - Awesome job capturing your everyday with your phone! I love that you are busy with client work, but still able to capture those little details with your family without having to pick up your DSLR.

April 3, 2014 - 5:18 am

Stacey Petersen - I’m an iphone documenter big time! Love these shots. They all seem so fun and lively…. And wait… are you planking with a kid on top of you? LOL

April 3, 2014 - 6:56 am

Karen Jacot - Keeping it real with the iPhone! I especially love the selfie of you and the one with pigtails. 🙂

April 4, 2014 - 1:52 am

Melissa Lloyd - Everyday life is messy….and that mess is beautiful…and that mess is everything. Great post.

M Family & Baby S| Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet a new family who had just welcomed their third little girl into the world.  As a mom of three girls myself, I was instantly drawn to their family dynamic.  On top of that, I then find out that the mom is from The South.  And yes, I’m pretty sure you always capitalize The South.  🙂

It took pretty much no time at all before we were comparing notes on all things food and football.  I went to this session feeling like I was visiting a new friend.  When I got there, I was happy to find that they were all so wonderfully welcoming and just a really beautiful family inside and out.

We spent time playing and posing and being silly.  We spent time chatting about motherhood, little girls, and newborn babies.  We spent time rocking and shush-ing and lulling the little one to sleep.  Before I knew it, hours had passed and it was time to head home.  I knew right away that I was going to love these images, and I was right.

I know that this family will have these pictures forever.  And their sweet young girls are going to grow up in to beautiful young women.  One day, they will look back on these pictures and say, “Look how little we were!”  And I love that.  What a gift it is to be able to stop time with a picture.  It is exactly why I do this.

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Letters to our Daughters |Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

I missed the deadline to link up to my blog circle this month, but I still wanted to post a letter.  So, here we go.

Dear Girls,

The other day, I took you shopping with me.  When we left the store, you guys noticed the big tall radio tower that was right next door.  We decided to go over and look at it a little closer.  We talked about radio waves and space and satellites and so on.  You were both captivated.  When I pointed out the little ladder that went all the way to the top – Abby, you said “I would never want to go that high!” E – you immediately added “I would!”

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And, in a nutshell, you two showed how different you are with those responses.  It made me laugh.  Abby is the one who is going to think through her actions and weigh all the options, pros, and cons before jumping in.  But E – you are far more likely to decide, on the spot, that yes – you will do this.  You’ll deal with the consequences later.

After we finished talking about satellite dishes, I announced it was time to head back to the car.  But, as we turned to leave, you two spotted a single puddle on the sidewalk.

In unison, you both asked “PLEEASE?”

Because, despite your differences, there are some areas that you will always agree on.  Jumping in puddles is one of those.  It’s up there with licking the brownie bowl and getting horse rides from dad.  The answer is always yes.

So, of course we then spent the next 20 minutes jumping in the puddle.  I was glad I had my camera on me and I was loving the golden afternoon light.  I took pictures, the two of you splashed, and giggled, and tried to out jump each other.  You were both having so much fun.

At one point, I put my camera down for a bit and just watched you two laughing.  Like in a movie – holding hands with the sunlight streaming through your identically blonde and wild hair.  I closed my eyes and said a little thankful prayer for that moment.  That perfect golden moment.

I doubt you’ll remember this day.  You’ll probably both forget about it by next month, or summer, or 3 years from now.  But, I’ll remember.  It’s why I take pictures, and it’s why I write.  To remember these simple little wonderful moments watching you grow up.

I love both of you little splash bugs,
mommy

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M Family & Baby C| Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

Let me introduce you to the M family.  This family has a special place in my heart because they are the very first family I ever photographed when I started portfolio building.  They were my first “strangers”
I remember getting to our first session really early to scout out the location.  I was shaking – nervous and excited all at the same time.

They are one of the nicest families I’ve met.  They put me at ease and put up with all of my photographer-newness.  And?  They came back.  This is our FIFTH session together.

So, yes. They are very special to me.

I was so excited to hear they had added a new little girl to their crew, and was of course excited to come spend a Saturday morning capturing their newly expanded family.

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