Fall Family Portraits

Tonight I had so much fun doing fall family portraits with the C family. The weather was prefect, well a little windy, but otherwise just great. We had some beautiful light and a lovely location. Mix in a family that poses perfectly for the camera and well, you’ve got a pretty great session.

These guys were very comfortable in front of the camera and made my job so easy. We had fun playing in the tall grass, climbing the rocks and we even had a jumping contest. All in all, it was a great time and we got some beautiful portraits. Here is a sneak peek. Enjoy!

fall family portraits

Classic First Birthday Portraits

This morning I had so much fun with sweet Miss. N for her classic first birthday portraits. I have had the pleasure of working with this sweet baby girl since she was just a tiny newborn. It seriously always amazes me just how fast the first year goes.

That’s why it’s so important to document these precious times. Trust me as a parent of tweens, I assure you, you will miss these days. It feels like only yesterday mine were little and toddling around the house.

This quote says it absolutely perfectly. “The days are long but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

classic first birthday portraits

The C Family

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting the C family. We met up on the campus of their children’s school and had great time wandering around taking pictures. This sweet family was so great to work with.

It’s always fun for me to meet new families and get to know them. Mom and Dad are about to celebrate their big 15 year wedding anniversary so we had fun talking about that. (As some of you know, my hubby and I just recently celebrated the same milestone.) All in all I’d say it was a pretty great night. Here is a tiny sneak peek from our time together.

The S Family

This morning I had such fun session with the whole S family. I have had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family for several years now. Today we did photos to update their family photos with their sweet new family member, Miss. W.

The weather was gorgeous and we had some great pockets of light. We even found some good fall foliage. Thank you guys so much for coming out. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek.


Life with Boys

Yesterday I had a super fun session with the L family to capture their life with boys. With a house full of boys, life is always interesting for them! Silly, fun, crazy, gross, you name it and they’ve got it. Spending time with these guys today was such a blast.

Being the only girl in a house full of boys can’t be easy. But mom handles their everyday with humor and grace, making it all look easy. She’s totally got this and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Our children grow and change so very fast, right before our eyes, and sometimes it’s hard to appreciate all that is the everyday. My hope is that these photos will serve as keepsakes to look back on this time with fond memories.

life with boys

Milk Bath Baby Session

This morning I had a milk bath baby session with the cutest baby girl. We started her session with some tutu and pearls and then ended with a milk bath. She LOVED the tub! Smiling, playing and splashing away, it was adorable.

There is just something so peaceful and beautiful about milk bath sessions. The babies enjoy relaxing in the tub all while I get some adorable photos of them. If you are dreaming of a milk bath session for your sweet baby girl, keep in mind these sessions are best scheduled around baby’s 6th month. Contact me today for more information.

milk bath baby

Santa Sessions!

Santa will be coming to town on Saturday, November 25th! Santa sessions will be 10 minutes long and take place inside the barn at Roseland Park in Woodstock, CT. Sessions will be $95 and include 3 digital files.

I have a brand new set this year and I couldn’t be more excited! It will be based on the concept I’m calling, Santa’s Cabin. The rustic barn will serve as the backdrop for Santa’s cabin. I imagine this is a rustic, cozy getaway for Santa after the busy holiday season. Think sweaters, flannel, boots and pom-pom hats. There will be cookies and cocoa as well.

This year, Santa will be sneaking in from behind the set, which will allow us to get at a few, tear free photos. After that, he will pose with them reading a book or going over their wish list. So skip the mall this year and give your child(ren) an experience they won’t soon forget.

These sessions are now open for booking. Don’t wait, click HERE to get to the booking page! Once you arrive there, select the date 11/25, then choose your desired time spot. Enter your info and use PayPal to complete your reservation.

Once you have chosen your spot you will have 24 hours to complete your PayPal transaction. If you do not make the payment in the 24 hours your spot will not be saved and will be reopened for booking. Last year’s Santa sessions sold out in less than 3 days!

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Sunshine and Snuggles

Last night I had such a fun session full of sunshine and snuggles. The weather and light was just beautiful. Mix in a sweet family and you have the recipe for a wonderful session. These guys had so much fun snuggling together and the kids just loved running in the tall grass.

I have to admit though, this family is quite comfortable in front of the camera. You see, dad is a crazy talented wedding photographer. You can see his work on his website here and on social media here and here.

Thank you guys for a fun night! Here is a sneak peek at our time together.

sunshine and snuggles

Little Miss Birthday Girl

This morning I had the honor of photographing little miss birthday girl herself. This little doll has been such a delight to photograph numerous times over this past year. Today being extra special as it was her actual birthday.

We started our session at the park to do some four generation photos with her grandmother and great grandmother. After that, we headed inside to finish the session with some classic baby portraits. She had so much fun playing with her birthday balloons and my pearls. I mean what more could a birthday girl ask for right?

Thank you guys for such a fun day and for sharing her first year with me. Also, it’s been truly an honor photographing all her milestones.

little miss birthday girl

Rainy Day (Pomfret, CT Family Photographer)

I had so much fun with this sweet family on this rainy day. These guys were such good sports, you see, their session was originally scheduled for last week, but it got rained out. So this week when I was driving to see them and it started raining again….I called mom. She decided we should just go with it, so we changed our plans a little and went for it.

I have to say, I couldn’t be happier that she decided that. We had so much fun playing in their barn. Then we headed outside between rain drops and grabbed some pictures in the pretty foliage as well. Take a look at this sneak peek and I think you will agree, it was a great session!

P.S. I’m completely booked for 2017 and now booking 2018 sessions. If you’d like to schedule a session for 2018 click here to get in touch with me.

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