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Family Photo Session at Great Brook Farm

Family Photo Session at Great Brook Farm

 

 

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Turn that TV off, save the dishes and laundry for later: It’s Family Fun Night! Our family started having Family Fun Night a few months ago. We play games, sing songs, dance around the living room, play soccer in the backyard or make something crafty together. It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s spending the time with the kids and them with us. We believe that being an active part of their lives shapes who they are and what they’ll be later in life.

Family Photo Session with 2 boys at Great Brook Farm

We have two extremely active boys ages 4 and 2 years. They are the joy of my life, but to be honest: they exhaust me. All day is spent shuttling them around, chasing them through the house (and admittedly through the grocery store). From the time I wake up, my day is consumed with all the things that pertain to them and the general upkeep of our home. Some nights, after dinner: I go to bed before they do and leave the bathing and bedtime to daddy. However, there is one night a week I look more to than anything. No, it’s not a Mom’s Night Out (that is not a bad idea though): it’s Family Fun Night (FFN). We always, yes always, have pizza for dinner on FFN. After we eat, we do what the kids want to do. They love it. They have our undivided attention: no TV, no computer, nothing to distract mommy and daddy from these precious little people.

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One night, we all dressed up in costumes and once we baked cookies for all the neighbors. Robert’s favorite Family Fun Night was the time we built a fort and pretended to go camping. We even made s’mores for dessert. Andrew’s favorite was painting a canvas on the kitchen floor (He used his feet, by the way.) My favorite night is a game night where I school my husband in Candy Land or Connect Four. I try to let the kids win sometimes too. My husband likes to go outside and play soccer, frisbee or hide and seek. It really does not matter what we are doing. The only thing that matters is that we are together being a family. When the weather is nice, we wrap Family Fun Nights by taking a walk around the block. Andrew rides in the wagon pulled by daddy and Robert rides his bike. We stop along the way to say hi to the neighbors, look at the flowers in the yards or to examine a peculiar rock or bug. After the night of fun, baths and more bedtime stories than we can even keep count of, we all have big smiles on our faces. After those little bodies are resting peacefully in their beds, my husband and I clean up the mess (and there almost always is one) and crash on the couch with a bowl of popcorn or chocolate ice cream. We pop in a movie or catch up on some tivo and usually end up laughing and talking about the kids and the night.

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The key to keeping FFN going is scheduling it and putting it on the calendar. I think we need that scheduled time because, to be honest: if we didn’t schedule it, it wouldn’t happen. We get so busy in the day-to-day stuff, schedules, and life that we lose sight of what is really important. I know our kids will remember when they are older that we took the time to spend with them and we are not too busy for our children. They know we are here for them, we want to spend time with them and they are important to us. I hope when they are 14 and 16 that they will still want to hang out with us and will feel comfortable talking to us about anything. We are confident that a tight-knit family can make the difference in a life of a child. I hope you and your family will make the time to do something together each week! It has made a huge difference for our family and I know it can for yours too!

 

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Family Photo Session at Menotomy Rocks Park Arlington

Arlington Family Photography

Arlington Family Photographer • Family photos at Menotomy Rocks Park

For many years I have pursued my passion as a family photographer. In my time, I have learned that the bond shared between family members is one of the most sacred forms of love on the planet. Unconditional, unwavering and true, there is nothing more precious than what I get to take part of for a living. For a while now I have solidified my reputation as a family photographer Arlington families turn to when they want to see that beautiful love memorialized forever on digital film.

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I believe that children are the keystone to any family. They introduce innocence, joy and laughter to the family dynamic and always keep things interesting. It is for this reason that I enjoy including photos of children playing with their toys, running gleefully through the fields and just generally being who they are. I love to capture the curious expressions they often hold, as children are by far the most free and animated of the subjects I photograph.

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Not only do I like seeing the children play independently, I enjoy getting on film the family playing with their children as well. Sparking curiosity and creativity in a child is so important, and showing off the parent’s playful nature around the child is just as serious to me. Along with playing, capturing the day-to-day, casual interaction between parent and child stands out to me as a priority as well, seeing as this is often the sort of interactions you will see naturally in the home. It is important to have photographs to remember private moments like this, as well.

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When I can, I like to showcase each generation of the family who is able to be present. This helps to bring to life the importance of our ancestry and heritage; something the child can look back upon when they are older and remember where it is that they come from. Along with generational shots featuring the whole family, I like to stop and smell the proverbial roses and include solo shots of family members, too. Grabbing photos of individual members of the family holding the child is great as well because different parts of children’s personalities often show themselves with different family members and I like to capture the broad spectrum of the child’s mind and emotions.

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The locations I choose for my photography shoots include a lot of outdoor locations such as a grassy pasture or a beautiful body of water. I think these provide the best backdrops and offer gorgeous natural lighting that simply cannot be duplicated by any other means.

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These are some of the many reasons my family photographer Arlington clients choose me every time. If my style interests you and you would like to add family photos to the album that will be cherished forever, you can contact me at PHONE/EMAIL to set up a shoot today.

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One Year Old Photoshoot in Burlington MA | Burlington Family Photography

Burlington Family Photography

Burlington Family Photographer • Family Photographer based in Burlington

It is my strongest belief that the family is one of the most important bonds in a child’s life. From the moment they are born until the end, family is there for them to help them grow, learn and change into the loving adults they will someday be. Therefore, I want to showcase the love between members of the family by capturing photos of them in their natural habitat, so to speak. I am a family photographer based in Burlington, my passion is to create valuable photographs that bring to life the love of the family.

 

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I enjoy starting out my shoot from inside of the family home. Be it the child’s play room, the family’s shared living space such as a den or living room or even a casual space such a staircase, it is important. The reason for this is because much of the family’s lives will center around this location, so creating lifelong memories and photographing them is an important tool in sparking precious memories upon viewing the photos as the child ages. Not only this, I have come to learn that children are most comfortable in their own environment, leaving them free to be themselves before the camera. This includes playing, laughing, eating–all things that are done on a day-to-day basis.

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On top of the family home, I choose other simple but beautiful locations like the family’s backyard for a backdrop, too. I like these locations because they are casual yet gorgeous and, again, give the child freedom to feel comfortable and play before the camera. Aside from solo shots, I like to get photos of the family enjoying some fun in the sun together as well.

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After many candid shots of both the child alone and the family together, I enjoy posing some photographs for them as well to be used as photos to send to the other family members who maybe don’t get a chance to see the family often. My passion is providing cherished memories for everyone’s lives that the family in question has touched.

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In  my time as a family photographer Burlington clients trust, I have realized that capturing these sorts of moments on film has become, perhaps, my greatest passion. If you would like me to bring my love of family to capture yours, you can reach me by PHONE/EMAIL.

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Extended Family Portrait Session Bedford

Family Photography Bedford

Extended Family Photos North Shore Photographer

Through my many years as a photographer, I have become a family photographer Boston clients have grown to love. They recognize my work as masterful, wholesome and fun. I strive to deliver photos that are as beautiful as they are touching, making my photographs beloved keepsakes that can be cherished by the whole family for years to come. It is my belief that family is perhaps the most important thing in a person’s life, and capturing that on film is my greatest passion.

 

In order to truly tie in the family dynamic as one unique whole, I like to get together with my clients before the big day and discuss some of the finer details with them. Oftentimes, this includes the colors they will wear. I like for the colors to complement each other as it makes for stunning photos, and in some cases, I like the colors to match. Different shades of blues or greens or reds are versatile options. I will also choose a background and props that complement the color scheme, such as a grassy field or a nice warm blanket in similar colors.

 

With the colors selected, it is then time to perform my job and be the family photographer Boston families know and love. First, I enjoy taking group shots of the entire family together. This not only solidifies that family dynamic, but it allows me to capture in one or more shots, several generations of the same family which I find to be an extraordinary sight to behold. From there, I break the family into different segments. I will have the children photographed with grandmother and grandfather, or mother and father with their children, the siblings together, and so on.

 

I like to especially focus on the children, as they are often the light of the rest of the family’s life. Focusing on the older children first allows them to just be themselves in front of the camera without the watchful eye of the other family members. This is where we get their cheeky smiles and devious smirks; twinkles in their eyes or their toothy grins as they laugh and play. Then, we involve any younger children, such as infants, and let them do the same atop a soft blanket. I love capturing their innocent smiles mid-laugh or the way they curiously reach for the items in nature that are around them.

 

Finally, I let the children be photographed with their parents. Sometimes this means both children with both parents. Other times, I like to separate them and let each parent have a child, as a child’s relationship with one parent in particular will come out nicely. There is a special bond between father and child, as well as mother and child, and this is something unique that I try to capture on film.

 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to family photography, and I enjoy mixing and matching them all. If you have interest in my Boston family photography services, you can reach me by PHONE/EMAIL to discuss the details of your family portraits.


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Family Portrait Photography | Middleton MA

Extended Family Photography

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Family Portrait Photography | Middleton MA

Boston Family Portrait Session

Boston Family Portrait Photography • Middleton MA

In my time as a Boston portrait photographer, I have been able to take advantage of many wonderful opportunities to showcase the special love and care between family members. I believe that every single member of the family is important. Each one plays a vital role in the happy dynamic of the family–even the family dog! I like to show pictures of everyone together as a whole, as well as different pairings and solo shots to see the interaction between each member of your family to help me become a family photography Boston service clients can rely on.

With the Zenga family, I started with a visit to their home to take a few group snapshots of them in familiar surroundings where they ultimately spend the most time. The home visit included outdoor family portraits on the lawn as they played and had fun together. Next, the family sat down in the grass where they all posed together for a classic shot with their dog at their side. I took a few solo shots of him as well. Also included were several pictures of random rooms in the home creating a remembrance of what the home looked like as the children grew up.

Then, we divided up the family into different pairs of children with respective parents. I find as a Boston portrait photographer that children sometimes act and appear differently with each parent, so I like to capture that dynamic, too. There are, of course, photos of each child on their own so that I can allow each one of their personalities to shine through as individuals.

Sometimes, I will use symbolic shots. I chose to have the older daughter lead the younger child across a quaint, wooden footbridge as they held hands with each other. To me, these outdoor family portraits symbolized the path that the older sister helps to shape, showing how much loving influence a big sister has on the baby of the family.

Photos of the happy parents were also included. I like to look at old photos of the couple together and take a few shots that resemble these so that they may put them side by side and see that their love has never changed throughout the years. I then take unique shots that will allow the parents to have new memories to share.

A few playful shots are also included in these sets. Shots of one of the children laughing merrily on her mothers back, for instance, is one of the ways I show the dynamic between mother and child. The genuine innocence of the children is also displayed, with photos of them playing in fields of breathtaking flowers. For an added, silly bonus, I even got a shot of one of the children playing dress up!

If you have interest in my family photography Boston services, you can reach me by PHONE/EMAIL to discuss the details of your family portraits.

 


 

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