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!

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AM

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!

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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! 

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