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!!

<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

 

Sunset in West Boylston, MA

Summertime in New England is precious and fleeting. It goes from being 45 and rainy one day to 95 and muggy the next. As soon as the snow melts, I think we all have such a manic need to get the heck out of our houses. Every minute of warmth on our skin counts in New England, and being able to capture these summer nights- the wind down after dinner, before bedtime where everyones feeling a little sleepy but so happy to be outside chasing the fireflies, is nothing short of magical.

Without further ado (and new to summer of 2018) I give you Sunset | Moonrise Sessions!  These sessions will go about two hours- starting around 6 pm and ending when the sunlight is done. Families will get one wardrobe change (if they wish) and these sessions get way over 100 pictures. I will continue to bring my casual laid back style of photographing your family, and you will get to hang out in your yard, on your deck, or even Amy's back yard (haa kidding.. kind of...).  Have a cocktail, unwind, and take some really dreamy family photos that capture these fleeting months... so when it's mid February and were covered in 4 feet of snow you can look to your wall and say... ugh it was so warm and yummy that night!

I actually do this all winter with pictures from our last vacation on Maui. #truestory