Natick MA Lifestyle Newborn Photography | My morning with Siena

Remember how warm it was a few weeks ago? And now I am hiding under a rather large (and hand-made) Hello Kitty blanket wishing for an extra 10 degrees. Regardless, fall is winding down, the leaves are covering my yard and sweater weather is in full swing.

This glorious day was sunny, crisp and warm. The perfect fall day, really. Siena and her family were so freaking cute- Siena being the first baby in a long time to actually take a snooze during her photo shoot!
I love so much about this shoot- this family and their gorgeous light filled home, the wildly fantastic Goldendoodle Barney, and the subtle little tributes scattered throughout their home of their so beloved Golden Desmond who had recently passed away. As a Golden Retriever fanatic myself- who also lost the doggy love of her life to cancer- I felt their pain but also understood the need to sprinkle the love that they felt for this pup throughout the photos.

The morning was full of feedings, poopings, wardrobe changes, and everyones favorite wicker basket. Added bonus- A hilarious onesie via the Rick and Morty show… but you’ll just have to find that yourself!

Congrats again Cimino family. Enjoy every minute!

<3

AM

Hale Memorial Park, A Love Story.

If it was possible to fall in love with a park I think I might have just done that. 

I had visited this park many years ago for an engagement photo session-- then I completely forgot about it for a while, the whole time living a stones throw away on Bromfield St.

This park is everything you'd want in a park. Small, quiet, shaded and green... and of course over looking the Merrimac river as it pours into the ocean. Just dreamy. Also side bonus: completely enclosed. Even the most crafty toddlers will have a hard time bolting out of the park into the surrounding neighborhood.

This gorgeous color coordinated family. Oh, my heart. So adorable. Also blues and greens, let me tell you. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. This was suuuuch a warm day and the girls (and parents) were complete troopers. Each little area the girls explored made for such fun beautiful pictures. Trees to climb, fountains to peek in, flowers to smell. Also, something tugs at the old heart strings every time I see sisters in matching outfits. So sweet.

If you need me I will be spending my evenings at Hale Memorial Park watching the sun filter in through the trees reading a good book. And probably sneaking a few nice cold glasses of rosé.

Enjoy this peek into this gorgeous evening!

xo

AM

 

Adorably romantic West Boylston family photo shoot

Whelp. Things have been pretty busy over here in picture-land. Lots of fun stuff on deck (mini sessions | some upcoming travel dates | general chaos of life with a toddler).

I've been biting on the bit to share some of these amazing photos with you all! This back yard is simply magical. If your pals of the Drizk family, bribe them with some cold adult beverages so you can have your photos taken there too!! I'm sure they'd be easily persuaded! 

Anyways...

What do you get when you have a gorgeous back yard, a wild toddler who refuses to fully get dressed, and the most perfectly delightful sunny warm spring night? 

You get the most bananas adorable backyard family photo shoot.

SO bananas in fact that this is going to be a two parter!! WOOO TWO PARTER! 

Amy and I worked hard together to style this shoot. She gave me some ideas on what she'd like to wear/ colors that could work and we took a long good look at both kids wardrobes before making some outfit choices. Thank goodness for Pinterest, friends! With the ideas that mom had in mind I went to work and even shopped for Amy's clothing options- which was great! That moment that you realize you can dress other people way better than you can dress your self, is a hilarious moment.

I know this family was super excited with all the looks we put together- and even though little Mr. Grant refused to fully participate in his outfit choice, I reassured mom and dad that the pictures were going to come out completely amazing.

They totally did.

So with out further ADO- Enjoy a sneak peak at this love filled family backyard photoshoot! 

<3 am

Amesbury, MA | Newborn Lifestyle Photographs

Sometimes babies sleep through their newborn sessions. They get happily full, snuggle into their swaddle, and blissfully nap away...

Claire was not one of those babies. 

Girl did not want to miss a thing! It's almost as if she smelled the fresh flowers that I brought in and was excited to play! 

Equally as adorable was new big brother Leo wanting to jump in on the fun... at one point exclaiming "I kiss her!!" Heart melt. 

Mom and I communicated as the days got closer to the photo shoot about style, flower color, and amount of time to block out. As for most photo sessions-- especially ones that involve newborn babies, there is a large unpredictability factor. This is why I typically cut out a little more time (closer to two hours) for these newborn sessions. All said and done this session was wrapped and flowers were cleaned up in just about two hours on the nose. 

Enjoy Bartholomew family, and welcome baby Claire!

<3 am

 

Sunday Snuggles

Sunday funday and Sunday snuggle day! Flashback to this in home newborn snuggle session with baby Natalie! I think one of my favorite parts of newborn sessions is all the little in between moments: wardrobe changes, hungry babies, excited siblings. Natalie's big sister Cora was beyond excited to be a big sister and had a very fun time showing me her sisters room and all of her tiny clothes! She was so sweet with her sister, as I am sure you will notice from the photos below!

Congrats Lester family!!

xo

am<3 

 

Old Friends....

New memories!

It was so good to see these little peanuts and their Mama for a little pre-easter shoot. The kids were both- well, kids. Pretty fired up and excited and completely hilarious with each other. I love the carefree dynamic with siblings, and I love when I can get adorable photos from unwilling (tiny) subjects. Photography should be a fun time- not pressure. You don't need to clean for me, or have your kids be rested and sitting waiting to smile. I followed these two nuggets around, watched them play and smile and rough house, and snapped some beautifully loving moments.

Oh! And an added bonus was their adorable new golden doodle Luna. Now, I am a total dog person and a sucker for a fluffy golden, but let me tell you- a doodle is where it is at! No shedding? Jackpot! 

Double added bonus--- I even ran into a superhero!

Enjoy the preview friends!

 

AM<3