Aww, I just love this family! They've welcomed me into their home and have come to my studio for family portraits for the past 4 years, from maternity portraits to a newborn photo session to birthdays at their home. Their time in Massachusetts has come to an end as they are moving on to warmer winters in Florida. I am so very sad to see them go because I've loved watching their little girl grow from a teeny little newborn into the spunky little girl that she is today at 3 years old. I will miss seeing them in the late summer for their annual portrait session that usually starts in a nearby park and then proceeds to their beautiful home, where their precious girl indulges in an amazing birthday cake! 

This session was bittersweet because it might be our last together. Although, I would very quickly escape the cold Massachusetts winter to photograph them again! Good luck on your upcoming move and all the adventures that await you!



I am super excited to announce this year's Massachusetts HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS being held in the Massachusetts studio! I love seeing all the children and families dressed up and capturing these special moments that I hope they will cherish forever. These sessions sell out quickly, so please be sure to book as soon as you can!

In addition to the 2015 Holiday Mini Sessions, I'm also offering a few special session options, which you can read about in the Holiday Specials brochure.

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions! The Perfect Mother's Day Gift To YOURSELF!!!

When was the last time you had photos taken that were focused on that special bond between you and your children?

Are all of your photos with your children cell phone selfies?

Join us in the studio for the perfect photo session that will capture your relationship between you and your children. You'll play games, snuggle, and create the perfect keepsakes that you'll cherish always! They are only little for such a short amount of time. Why not freeze those sweet little glances and eskimo kisses forever?

  • 30 minute photo session
  • Online Photo Gallery of 8-10 images from which to choose
  • 5 Digital Files with Print Rights
  • 20% off All Products

Cost: $195

The Mommy & Me Mini Sessions are suitable for up to 4 people. Newborns may be included as long as they are being held by the mother. Full payment is due upon booking to secure your date and time.

Those Eyes! | Millbury, MA Child and Baby Photographer

massachusetts child baby newborn photographer worcester millbury auburn grafton shrewsbury northborough westborough For the very first Teach Me Tuesday, I thought I'd answer one of the questions I'm asked the most often about my photos: How do you get your eyes to look so clear and shiny?

Eyes are my most favorite part of the photos that I take, and I like to highlight them. Many people think I Photoshop them or do something specific to just the eyes, but the real answer is that I don't do anything different to the eyes at all!

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I LOVE my prime lenses, specifically my Canon 50 1.2L. I am obsessed with it on my Canon 5D MK III, and it very rarely leaves my camera. It creates some of the most beautiful bokeh (that blurry background) around! I shoot as close to wide open as possible for the situation, thanks to my prime lens, and I make sure to focus on the eyes. This helps me get those tack sharp eyes while the rest of the image flows around it softly with that gorgeous depth of field.

MA Child and Baby Photographer Worcester Central Massachusetts Millbury Grafton Westborough MetroWest You just need to practice a lot, learn how to shoot on manual, know your lighting, and understand your camera. Start shooting at 2.2, then 2.0, then 1.8, 1.4, etc. I've found that every lens has a "sweet spot" and this just takes practice to find what works best for you and your style of shooting. While I know everyone thinks that it's my camera that takes the great photos, there really is a little more involved than just having a great camera. If you think it's easy, I would challenge you to take a 50mm 1.2L and use it at 1.2 and achieve nice, sharp eyes within your first 10 photos.

I understand the 1.2L is a bit on the pricey side, but you can definitely get some great, sharp eyes with other primes, such as the 50mm 1.8. This was my very first prime, and it is about $100. If you don't have a prime lens, practice at the lowest aperture of your lens and see what you can do! If you have any technical questions, I'm always happy to answer them for you.

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Lifestyle 3 Month Baby Photo Session |Walpole, MA Photographer

I haven't blogged in sooooo very long, but I really need to change that because I have lots and lots of gorgeous images to show you from the past few months. Things were crazy and hectic over the holidays, and I wouldn't change it for anything. I love seeing how families have grown over the past year, and I love meeting new families and photographing them for the first time. What I get to do is such a special thing, and I'm so happy that all of you choose me to capture such amazing memories for you. <3 I've been doing a bunch of lifestyle sessions in some lovely homes lately. It's a bit of a change for me, but I really love it. I love the challenge of a new location and finding different ways to photography people doing what they do everyday and showing how special the seemingly not-so-special moments really are.