Boston Common Family Photography: Baby’s First Year

Boston Common family photography

I first met Farrah & Clayton when they were engaged, and wanted to have fun during their engagement shoot! They chose the beautiful surroundings and thought-provoking sculptures of the DeCordova Sculpture Park as the place to let their affection and quirkiness shine. They talked about the first time they met and how they connected quickly with their shared loves of travel, art, and new experiences…


Years later, as parents they have not lost their worldliness and curiosity—they have already brought their young son to Malaysia and elsewhere in the world. I love the photo (below) of them reading the children’s book A Walk in Paris to their baby. For me, I see how they are both dedicated parents and still sophisticated adventurers. More importantly, they truly cherish their time together as a family.

I was thrilled when they decided to go with my Baby’s First Year package that brought me into their home three times after there son was born, and finally on a playful morning in the Boston Common. I got to see their little guy grow: wearing his first Halloween costume (rawwr!), learning to crawl, forming a relationship with their dog, and finally becoming a bit mischievous.

It’s all fleeting, so I have a huge grin on my face as I prepare to hand over the gorgeous heirloom album that weaves together the best moments of a year of family photography. Not only will they relive these precious phases that have now passed, but even better: someday they will give the album to their son. Someday he will reflect on his childhood and get to say, “Wow, what young and fun parents… I remember my first little dog… look how much I was loved… Who made me that ridiculous turkey hat?”

Farrah and Clayton, may I suggest grabbing a few fresh tissues when you see a big package from me arrive at your door this week?

In the meantime, here’s a special peek!

Get a page-by-page look in this video, or scroll down for some highlights!

Boston family photographer – Baby’s First Year from Maureen Cotton Photography on Vimeo.



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