My little models

As a photographer, we often photograph everyone but our own little ones as we use our down time with family as a break from our work. But we should still be mindful to capture the light and love in our own families! I took the opportunity this past spring to capture some goofy, sweet, and serious faces of my two little models. I love them so much! Even when they decided they didn’t want to take a photo together.

    

A book themed birthday party!

Possibly one of the cutest themes we’ve seen, we were invited to capture a special little girls book themed 1st birthday party! From the fabulous little caterpillar cake to the guest book being a children’s book, just about every character you would think of was included. And this darling little model was such an angel with her guests. From parents, to daycare teachers to mommy’s friends, she posed and smiled for us all afternoon. We would love to capture this wonderful milestone with you and your little tyke!

New job for big sister to be!

Before little one arrives, we thought we’d share the final family portraits as a family of three. This big sister to be was a bundle of energy running through Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT. She will make a great teacher of running and jumping and smiling for the camera! We look forward to meeting and photographing the new addition in just a few weeks!

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Milestones each step of the way.

The major milestones in life that we often think of first include births, graduations and marriages. However, there are little ones that happen in between that are milestones too. This little one joined us at her tenth month for a mini session in the park, and she had many skills to show us. From smiling, to sitting up, to crawling; I loved seeing these proud parents enjoy every moment with her. So today I remind you all, don’t forget to celebrate the little steps in life! Each one a milestone of its own.

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More Senior Celebrations

We certainly do love celebrating with these students as they embark on their final year in high school! This senior to be and her family met me at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford and I captured her gentle character through out the park. I included a family portrait at the end of session to show it’s not just the senior whose celebrating this great milestone!

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Senior Fever

Schools are really stepping it up these days. I remember that my brother and I had to get our senior portraits taken during our senior year. I’m finding more and more nowadays that schools want the pictures submitted by the end of the students’ junior year!

I love shooting senior portraits because you really get to learn a lot about the subject’s personality in such a short time. This cutie met me in the Marietta Square a few weeks ago. She even brought her old headband she wore in her first ever school picture and put it on for a few pictures. Her mom joined us on the shoot, and you could see how proud she was of her little girl.senior_park

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Newborn baby girl is a perfect little model!

We had the great joy of meeting and photographing this little angel! She was such a good sport being passed around the family members and had many outfit changes. She’s a great little model in the making! With bows and rings and other special props, her first photo shoot was a success!

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Family Photos are always a joy!

This family of three enjoyed an updated portrait for this past holiday season. With bright reds and blues to add to their smiles, we really enjoyed a morning at the local park. With all the running, swinging and playground exploring, this little princess was plum worn out by the end of our photo adventure!

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Expanding family love!

Through out life, one of the most cherished moments is when a couple of 2 becomes a family of 3! This holiday season we give thanks to all those cherished moments we’ve been able to capture. From tiny fingers to tiny toes, this beautiful baby brings endless joy to her expanding family!

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Baby joy at the playground!

Earlier this spring we spent some time at the playground with this dear little one! We just loved capturing her true joy and expressions of laughter as she explored one of her favorite places. Hopefully, you too can experience her excitement and innocence through our photographs. We look forward to working with her again soon!

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