FAMILY PORTRAITS OVER TIME
As winter creeps in, outdoor portrait sessions become more and more unviable. I've been rediscovering how much fun it is to document the life of a family, and make family portraits inside a home. A portrait is composed of many things: the faces (usually), the place (the environment in which we take he pictures), the pose (our body language and our gestures of love) and the clothes(what we choose to adorn ourselves with.) All of those things come together to tell a story. When approaching family portraits this way - they really do become a time capsule of who we were at this moment in our lives.
And who we are changes. Today I am sharing a few images from a beautiful family portrait session in their home, on the occasion of their daughter's first birthday. I came over before the gusts arrived to document their morning. We played in J's room, we read some books, we explored the stairs with our curious little legs, we had a snack and inadvertently fed the dog. We tried on a birthday hat. We decided we didn't like it. At all.
The story doesn't begin here, of course. Back in 2011, I first met C and C at their Sheepfold engagement session in Easton. They brought their adorable puppy with them. The next year I photographed their gorgeous winter wedding at Willowdale Estate. Years, and many moves later, C is finished with her PhD and they've returned to be near family in Boston. Delighted to be continuing to document their family's growth.
Aside from the image above, I invite you to scroll through these images in chronological order.