Cousins are the best | Fun at White Gate Christmas Tree Farm in West Newbury, MA

I’m still feeling that holiday afterglow this week. Short work week, tree still up keeping my house all glowey. Toys absolutely everywhere. In every corner. Under the tree. Under the coffee table. Evvvverrryyywhere. I have a running to do list of people to get back to, galleries to finish, and the satisfaction of crossing those items off make me so happy. So, with out further ado: one more adorable session to cross of my list of things to blog! Waahoo!

The holidays are all about family. Seeing people you haven’t seen in a while, getting all the cousins together to cause some chaos was always one of my favorite holiday memories. We always spent Christmas Eve at my Abuelita’s in Malden- her huge 3 decker house packed full of family and food. My Abuelita was an amazing cook and her spread was always inspired by her love of all things gorgeous, and Martha Stuart of course.

When I was contacted about shooting this extended family, I was so excited- yet heard my own Mom’s words in my head… “When are you going to take the kids pictures AMANDA!” I’ll get to that later. Don’t worry, we made Mahm very happy this Christmas. So to get another request for harnessing the energy of 5 gorgeous little wildlings in photograph form, I was so pumped. Kids at Christmas. Is there anything better? These guys were beyond adorable and hilarious with each other. They cheered on their cousins during their solo shots, they ran and played and yelled and danced. It was truly one of my favorite moments of this chaotic holiday season.

So without further rambling: enjoy these sweet humans, because I sure did!



First Snow in New England | West Newbury Lifestyle Photography

Oh… I just love these humans so much!

The first snow came early this year- just in time for some beautiful holiday card photo shoots at White Gate Christmas Tree Farm in West Newbury, MA. One of my favorite families braved the bitter cold in their super adorable Christmas outfits for some snow fun. This time around my little buddy Grant was not amused, which made for some hilarious photos that I am positive will be brought back out when Grant brings his first girlfriend home. Genuinely bent out of shape and pretty much unwilling to participate. Nothing quite like a cranky toddler being bribed with goldfish to lift your holiday spirits! Avery on the other hand, ham of hams, was ready to rock and roll as usual. Such is life with kids- it can’t be cupcakes and roses 100% of the time, can it?

The pop of red against the snow and the beautiful green trees- such a festive and gorgeous color palate. Such a great example of shooting in the cold winter months. Our summers are so brief around here these days- it makes me happy to find such beauty in the frigid temps.

2018 has been such a fantastic year, stay tuned for some fun new website updates as well as offerings for 2019!!