Category Archives: family

*Real* family photography means all you have to do is enjoy yourself and leave the rest to me.

Boston wedding photographer – The story of my first wedding

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Boston wedding photographer As a teenager I decided wedding photography was the worst job ever. Today I’d say I was practically made for this job. The story of photographing my first wedding is not only surprising, it helps me explain to the world why this work is so rewarding… almost … Continue reading

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Boston Bat Mitzvah

Boston Bat Mitzvah Sara had been anticipating her Boston bat mitzvah for some time. In fact, I remember three years ago at her brother’s bar mitzvah when she was extremely outgoing and even sang a song at the reception! Finally, Sara’s big day at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham had … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Real family photography — Documentary at-home family photo session in Boston {Boston family photography}

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Natural, documentary, at-home family photography This photo was featured in a heartfelt blog post I wrote last year about why real family photography means so much to me. It’s high time that I blog about this natural documentary style family photo session itself! These moms opened up their home and … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Year album {Boston family photographer}

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Boston family photographer I’m in love with this Baby’s First Year album I created after four authentic family photoshoots. From newborn to crawling and standing, here is a story-telling baby book like no other. After food, shelter, and water, family photographs are the most important tangible things in our lives. … Continue reading

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Sunset family photos on the beach! {North Shore natural family photographer}

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City dwellers escape for an evening of North Shore family photo magic. That is all.   See more Real Family Photography on my portfolio website! >> Get in touch to find a time for your family to play with me!

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Natural Maternity Session at Home {Boston Maternity Photographer}

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As a busy family photographer herself, Jess almost thought she didn’t have time for a maternity session! Days after a new job and a new house we took just 30 minutes to pause and savor this special time. We not only captured Jess pregnant, but the affection her husband has … Continue reading

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Celebrating LGBT Families!

With the recent Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriages possible in every state, the internet was flooded with rainbows and wedding photos of LGBT couples (including my own blog—see my celebration of LGBT weddings) with the exuberant hashtag “lovewins.” But as with so much in life I always ask, … Continue reading

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Real Family photography – natural family photos at home

As a family photographer who loves to get natural candid photos, there’s nothing better than a shoot at home. Except, a multifamily multi-generational shoot at home! Siblings, parents, cousins, aunt, uncles, grandparents—plus Easter eggs, Spiderman sheets, jumping on the bed, cars, and a clever onsie celebrating two mommies… a perfectly … Continue reading

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Father’s Day family photo event at Gore Place in Waltham!

Family mini sessions at Gore Place this Father’s Day, June 21, 2015. This is a special chance have family time, raise money for a piece of New England history, and give yourself the gift of beautiful family photos!  Gore Place is a historic estate in Waltham with a Federal Period mansion, … Continue reading

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