Mother & Daughter Family Portrait in the Studio

Welcome muses for the new studio! Here is something to hold on to, to remember, to hold dear.

This gorgeous mother of four brought her two daughters into our new Midway studio while they were all together over the holidays.  Generational portrait, somewhere between formal and informal.  Connected and loving - important visual piece of a family's legacy.  Two daughters who are also two beautiful young women.  

Life moves quickly. When I asked Bethany, at a Christmas party if she and her two daughters might be up for coming into the new studio for a mother/daughter portrait.  She jumped at the opportunity to capture her daughters in this time as they grow up.

This kind of formal(ish) portrait works best with grown children. Expecting little ones to stand and look with precision in unrealistic.  I love these portraits! There are loving gestures and a closeness evident that celebrate the women in this family and their connection. The simple lighting setup (Natural daylight, north-ish facing windows and a giant reflector - love this lighting) and uncomplicated background allows us to focus on the faces, the kinship between the sisters, and between this mother and her daughters.

I hope that Bethany and her girls cherish both the time they spent together in the studio and the resulting images. And I hope that you think about making a portrait with your mother or daughters.

Boston Family Photography .:. Jamaica Plain

A few gems from a Boston family photography session on a summer Monday with the Bradley family.  Competing with nap and snack time and a few much more interesting dogs, yet still working it.

Boston Family Photography .:. 6 months old

Baby cheek heaven.  Yesterday, Ezra, his mom and I went to Walden pond for the first official swim of summer and it was then that I realized I had never posted our sixth month session.  And here he is already nearly 9 months old.
Here's a few portraits of this handsome young man from our ongoing series of Ezra.

Boston Family Photography .:. Catching up with Cal

Time. It flies. This cliche is especially noticeable when I see my friends' children.  These babies are entirely different, and often doubling in size, every time I visit. As children do, I suppose.  But it's still wondrous. Last week was chock full of three wonderful visits with dear friends and their stunning children.

I took advantage of Bunker Hill Day and drove north. For a lunch date, a swim and a mini portrait shoot. Last time we caught up with this little guy, it was nearly a year and a half ago.

Today he is quite the big boy, entertaining me with his marble games and showing me how he feeds his chickens while chasing them around the yard.  We cooled off with a swimming excursion to his family boathouse on Dublin Lake.

Here is Cal! Though not staying still for long, clearly growing more charming by the moment.

Boston Portrait Photography .:. Brookline family kicks off summer

Oooh babykins, you've got it. I am not sure it's typical for a five month old to just chill, sans fussing, for nearly an hour, while we wheel her around the park and photograph her adorable-ness.  But this one did.  And she really worked her adorability.  Check it out.  Those cheeks!  Those big blue alert eyes! I discovered Hall Pond Sanctuary when I lived in the Fenway and would sometimes venture "across the tracks" to the Brookline dog park.  I photographed this wonderful couple there back in the fall.

Cheers to the new(ish) family, working on five months together.

Boston Family Portrait .:. Jamaica Plain

A few outtakes from a big Boston family portrait I took in Jamaica Plain last fall.  Two brothers with daughters.  These cousins were hilarious together sharing their grandmother's chair.