Giveaway Winner! | Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

Thank you to everyone who participated in this little giveaway this week!  I was excited to see comments as they rolled in and I think I was as giddy about seeing who would win as anybody else!

I used to generate a list of everybody who entered and left the picking up to them.

So, without further ado – here are the results!

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So – a big congratulations to Jamie!  You’ve won a free mini-session and 10 digital images!  Yay!  I’m so excited to see how you decide to use your session.

Thank you again to everyone.  Thank you for your encouragement, kind words and support.  I’m already looking forward to celebrating the next big milestone with all of you!

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It’s Giveaway time!

I’ve been so blessed with love and support from all of my friends, clients and fans and I’m happy to be giving back to show my appreciation for all that you guys do.


So, what am I giving away?

A Free Mini Session!

Your mini session will be shot at the location of your choice and last for 30 minutes.

 You will receive 10 (ten!!!) digital images delivered through digital download.


But wait, there’s more!

I have so many supporters who do not live close enough to schedule a session – and so, for those of you who are far and away, I will also give the option of receiving a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Anyone can enter and anyone can win!


Here are the rules and details:

1) To enter, leave a comment on this blog telling me how you would use your mini-session.

2) A winner will be randomly drawn on Saturday, Feb. 8th

3) The mini-session may include up to 5 people

4) Mini-Sessions must be used before June 1 2014 and are subject to date availability.

5) Mini-Session Giveaway carries no cash value and cannot be exchanged for other Shachmut Photography services or products.

6) Travel rates may apply to locations 15 miles beyond 02459

So – go ahead and enter!

And THANK YOU for all the love and support you’ve given me!

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  • Adrienne Mazzola - I would use it to photograph a wedding portrait that I never had from my wedding in 2009ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Riley - If I won, I would use the pics towards my youngest, Keegan for his one year pics. As child number 3, Keegan has had to go with the flow and deal w the many demands of his older brother and sister. My littlest love keeps us all smiling and his laid back attitude reminds us all life is good.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Smith - Engagement photos??? 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Sundquist - If I lived close enough, I would use a mini session with my 3 girls to capture my love for them with just mommy and the girls 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jen Medeiros-Crabbe - I would use my mini-session to get more pictures of my beautiful babies!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Mack - I love having pictures hanging up of my kids but I don’t have any (good) current ones. I would love to update all my photo frames! An added bonus would be seeing my friends that live in the Boston area when I come for a photo session!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Merchanr - I’d LOVE a mini session as I just received a huge box of all my old dresses (from when I was itty bitty) and I would love to see them again on my own little girl! Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Melin - Well if we lived close enough, I’d give the mini session to a friend of mine who’s on her 4th pregnancy and has never had really good maternity pics done – plus her family hasn’t done pics in about 2 years so they’re due up lol.
    That being said, since I live in Washington state, I love shopping lol.ReplyCancel

  • Richard D Butt - Alas, I must sign up for the gift card.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Gutierrez - pictures of the grand children for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversaryReplyCancel

  • Alexis - Even if I don’t win, I’d love to have you take some one year pictures for Ellery!ReplyCancel

  • Heather B. - I will totally drive to Arkansas so you can do family pictures for me.


  • Luanne - I’d have my bubbas captured with your amazing eye xoReplyCancel

  • Darby Beranek - If I lived in Massachusetts (it’s cold enough here right now that I might as well!), I’d use the mini-session to capture the birth of my first baby that should be occurring any day now! Love you, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - I would love some professional photos for my new (soon to be published) website. A headshot, maybe a photo at the Newton District Court, or City Hall, etc. My family would have to take a back seat to my need for professional photos!ReplyCancel

  • Lina G. - I would love to grace the walls of our new home with your amazing artistic skills in capturing our family so beautifully and then bragging to my friends and neighbors that I totally have the most talented friends ‘ )ReplyCancel

  • Moira Dowd - I’d use a mini-session to get some maternity pics of Sean and I before our baby comes!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Siciliano - I would use the mini session for graduation photos from my Masters with my boyfriend who is also graduating with me!ReplyCancel

  • Raigon Watkins - I would use it as our first family photo in Boston since we are moving there in June… yay!!! So excited!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jena Castro-Casbon - I would love pictures of Hayes with his great grandmother. He lights up when she sings to him (songs from the 30’s).ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Giordano - I would love another set of pictures of Grace at 18 months! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly White - I would use the session for family photos since we haven’t had any since Dakota was an infant and desperately need updates.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda Hackett - I would love to win the mini session and have you take pictures of my 14 month old. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Maura - What a generous giveaway! If I was closer I’d love pictures of me with my kids.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Decker - If we won, we would love your talented self to do a mini session with us on one of your Arkansas trips! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan Rodriguez - If I lived close enough, I would use a mini session to capture some time of just me and my husband! We have two children now and it seems that they are the only ones photographed! In our dating years, we took tons of pictures together and a few more after we were first married! In years to come, I feel like we will look back and see a big gap missing from our pictures together. Love, love, love our kiddos, but they are an addition to our family, not the center. Would love to display that in pictures as well. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christine Lynch - It would be great ( no I mean ” awesome” :)!!) to win a mini session capturing a memory of our time here in Boston. We would love it and knowing the photographer as a friend would make it a more special memory 🙂ReplyCancel

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

I’m participating in my first blog-circle, and I’m pretty excited about it!  Once a month, I will write a post about “My Everyday”  This will highlight pictures from a day (or days) in the life – in our life.  Then I will link to another blog doing the same thing – and it makes it easy for all of you to follow along!

Without further ado – here are some of the things that fill our “everyday”

Morning comes, and we wake up


And we put on coffee


We don’t get dressed


But we do read books



And then we work on writing


Or maybe a geography lesson


And then we play in the clubhouse


…or castle


and then there is always tea.



….with snacks


…still not really dressed.


Thanks for stopping by – Now, continue on the circle and go check out Karen Jacot’s photos!

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  • Heather B. - I love this!! My favorite part is the cars tattoo! LOLReplyCancel

  • JessaD Photography - Love love love these <3ReplyCancel

  • Mary Slone - Absolutely love!ReplyCancel

  • Olga - Love these! The “we put on coffee but we don’t get dressed” reminded me of “Little Critter” 🙂

    Awesome castle! I want one!ReplyCancel

H Family | Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

Here’s another session from the fall.  I met up with the H Family on an cool  November day.  They brought their sweet pup to join the fun and their sweet 1-year old kept us all smiling the whole time.  I had so many pictures I loved from this session.



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G Family | Newton, MA Children and Family Photographer

This session was the one session I had to reschedule last fall.  I thought I would eventually need to reschedule for rain or snow, but we had to reschedule for COLD.  We met later in the week instead, and while it wasn’t dangerously cold, it was still freezing.  So, while we started outside, baby boy quickly decided we needed to move the party inside.

So, we did.  We worked with what we had and got some sweet pictures of this new family being together.  I loved it.



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  • Heather B. - Oh my goodness! Baby and Daddy match! How cute is that?!ReplyCancel