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Children growing up

Anyone who has ever visited my portrait studio in Concord will probably recognize this first image that appeared on my blog several years ago – I have a giant gallery wrap of it on display and most comment on it and the detail that is visible when seen in person. I had the pleasure of photographing this family again for a Fall family portrait session and one of the joys of my job is that with my repeat clients I get to see the children grow and it brings me great satisfaction that I can play some part in documenting their lives. The last image is one of my favorite family portraits from the session and I was so pleased it was ordered as a large print with a digital mat as shown, it’s great to know such a lovely portrait is hanging on the wall of this family’s house!


Children by pond


Girl fall portrait


boy portrait


Family fall portrait

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Remember November

At the start of the summer I posted this delightful image of a toddler and his best furry friend and promised some more of this session from last fall, well here they are. We seem to be on a roll with dogs being featured on the blog and here’s another one… this was another well behaved dog – I wonder where all the naughty ones are, I never seem to get them! This session was done last November which can be a great month for fall color and late afternoon golden sunshine and when I tend to have some more openings if you’re trying to schedule a session. In fact there is often more “fall color” in this month than the preceding ones, as the color is on the floor where I can include it in photos rather than up high in the trees!

Dog licking boy

Toddler in fall leaves

Boston fall colors photographer

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This session was unusual in a number of ways and made a pleasant change of routine. In these days of the internet and Google searches I find that most of my clients aren’t from my immediate surrounding towns. I get many clients from Boston and from towns throughout Massachusetts, and some from even further afield! These clients usually travel to my studio in West Concord above Nashoba Bakery or to one of the local parks I recommend. This family however was from my hometown in Littleton, which gave me the rare opportunity to do a newborn shoot indoors at their house.
Doing a portrait session in a house can be quite a tricky prospect, often the light is low and there is not much room to maneuver. The art of the photographer in these cases is too find the right combination of good light and uncluttered backgrounds that do not distract from the subject. In this case to add some variety a handheld flash was also used for some of the images to subtly add some extra light by ‘bouncing’ it off the walls of the room rather than pointed directly at the family to avoid any harsh shadows. This couple and their newborn made for perfect subjects, even the dog jumped in for a few shots. So it ended up being a great session and to top it all it was just a two minute drive around the corner back home again!

boston metrowest baby photographer

family baby and dog portrait

best boston baby photographer

Baby and mother

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Big Dog

I believe this dog holds the record for the biggest I’ve ever had on a session! He was so well behaved though and made a great subject. Of course, so did these kids and their parents. This was a fun session and I think it comes through in these pictures. This first picture of the boy and the dog ended up being a lovely 14×11″ gallery wrap, it was great to see the product come back from the lab – so much character!

Dog & boy

Boston family portrait

Boston child photographer

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A 2 week old in the studio

2 week old baby portrait with parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 week old baby storyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was an early spring session in the studio, this family visited with a delightful two week old newborn. We managed to get some nice interaction shots whilst baby was awake and then some serene sleeping shots after a little feed. For a change the images showcased in this blog entry are a couple of the prints ordered from the session, as a typical example of what the finished portraits look like. Shown here is a 20×10″ storyboard which is one of the studio’s most popular products. It works well with newborn portraits where face, full body, and a details shot can all be combined into a single image. The other image is a very popular 14×11″ digital matte, here the actual inside image is 11×8″ with a white border. It is hard backed with a special coating which means it can be mounted directly in a frame with no protective glass required – no more annoying reflections detracting from the portrait! One of the most satisfying parts of portrait photography is knowing these lovely images will be hanging on a wall provoking memories for years to come.

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100th Day

100th day photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korean 100th day portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100th day portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korean 100th day baby portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely family came in to the studio for portraits to mark the traditional Korean 100th day celebration.   As it turns out the 3 month stage is a great age for baby portraits, they can often lift their head at this age and will be alert for most of the session. This 100th day turned out to be a great day for portraits!

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Dog days of summer?

Dog licking boy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully those hot summer days are coming… The blog has been a bit neglected recently and when going through the backlog of sessions I came across this image which made me laugh and I can’t resist sharing it! The session was actually in the fall and I will share the rest of it later this year when it is more seasonal, I love how this area allows so many different moods with the changing seasons.

 

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More outdoor goodness

Another session from last year to remind us what we can look forward to as the weather warms up – outdoors in the grass and flowers! This baby just loved sitting and playing in the grass and had a terrific brother to play and cuddle with, both were such happy children.

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Newborn in Studio

Here we are into November and one thing is always the same at this time of year. I get very backdated with my blog. I’m taking a quick break from print work to post some images from a newborn session in studio. We keep our style very simple for these sessions, with minimal props. The use of a textured blanket for posing may be the only item. One of my favorite parts of these sessions is moments mother and baby share as can be seen  here.

 

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Portraits On A Cold Day

 

Just posting images from one of my favorite late Fall sessions from last year to show that great sessions can still happen when the weather is cold. It was a really chilly late afternoon last November but with a great choice of outfits everyone stayed warm and still had fun. When it rolls round to late October it gets cold even when the sun is shining it’s last rays of the day so outfits have to be planned carefully. Sweaters, layers, simple tailored pea coats or jackets work well. It’s never a good thing to be photographed in the big ski jackets but they are still handy to wrap up in between photographs.

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