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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    Suprise Wedding Proposal at Boston Fan Pier

    Suprise Wedding Proposal at Boston Fan Pier Park

    Congratulations to Rahim and Kate on being newly engaged.  I hope that this unforgettable surprise wedding proposal will be the start of a beautiful married life between the two of you.

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      Boston Maternity Photos at Blue Hills Reservation

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      The love between a mother and her child is perhaps the most precious of all. She is physically with him or her from the moment of conception to the moment of birth and well beyond into their lives. There is nothing quite so intimate and loving as this, and it is my greatest joy to capture this love on film for the world to see as a maternity photographer Boston mothers come to for quality Boston maternity photos. I take great pride in my work and I hope to let that shine through in the final product of our time spent together.

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      As I mentioned above, the love between mother and child is unique and must be treasured. As much as I enjoy getting on film that special bond of love, I like to get intimate photos of the father sharing a tender moment of love and joy with the baby bump. This includes kissing the coming child, caressing the adorable baby bump and just being close to them in general. Along with the love that each parent shows for the child, I believe that showcasing the love between the mother and the father is just as important. After all, without that burning love and passion driving them, the little one would not be on the way to begin with!

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      As for the setting, I often choose locations that are out in nature to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery as well as the incomparable natural lighting that cannot be duplicated in a studio. In lieu of this, I enjoy playing around with the light of the sun for added effect that looks natural and real. Often taken in parks, these photos also provide ample opportunity to take advantage of architectural marvels such as long, tall pillars, stunning gazebos and quaint foot bridges.

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      Adorable baby shoes are a common theme in my photos. I think that the mother holding tiny little shoes that will soon be on the feet of her son or daughter is perhaps the cutest form of visually showing her anticipation of the arrival of the child. This also serves to emphasize how cute and small the baby will be. I also take the shoes of the parents and photograph them alongside those of the child's for a contrasting effect that is sure to earn a giggle.

       

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      Of course, I include many shots of the mother that consist of only her. She is the strong, shining star of her pregnancy journey, and I love to celebrate the maternal in my photographs. I employ natural poses such as gazing at the water on the shore, as well as staged ones of her looking directly to the camera. Showing off her body in its most natural state is something I enjoy as well, making sure to get shots of her glowing silhouette that shows off the life inside of her. This includes poses of her gently holding and caressing her tummy, sometimes looking to the camera and sometimes gazing down at the child on the way.

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      Creating valuable photos that can serve as keepsakes for decades to come is my specialty. There is nothing more special than the 9 months the mother carries her beloved, and it excites me to no end to capture forever on film the love in her eyes as well as the love and excitement in the father's. If you love what I do with my maternity photographer Boston clients, I would love the opportunity to do the same with your boston maternity photos. Contact me at PHONE/EMAIL to discuss the details and get started today.mat-tamphotography-boston-maternity-photos solo maternity picture

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