Elliott's Lifestyle Newborn Session- Rhode Island Portraiture

This is the second time I have traveled to the F family's home to take photos of them in a more relaxed newborn session way. I like newborn sessions in home because I think it gives them a different feel- especially when siblings are involved. They can happily play with their toys while I photograph little bro! Here's some of my favorites from this session. 

The M Triplets Graduate- Rhode Island Senior Portraits

We took advantage of the blue skies and warm temperatures in May to do some senior photos for these great kids! The three of them are graduates of Cranston West and off to URI and New England Tech in the fall. They had a great relationship with each other and laughed from start to finish. Best wishes to you all as you start this new chapter!

Tara's Mother's Day shoot- Cranston, RI Portraits

What a cool mama! Tara makes it seem like having three kids is the easiest thing in the world. If you follow her Instagram @taracceleste you will see them jet setting around RI going to folk festivals, food trucks, quilt museums, donut shops and a lot of libraries. Tara's husband, Matt, is the owner of my favorite photography studio (other than this one, of course!) Blueflash caters to the simple, romantic and modern bride. You will never see two shots the same with that crew. Matt and his team go out of their way to create unforgettable portraiture. I was lucky enough to be a guest at a wedding he photographed this weekend and we were viewing the portraits at the wedding. The bride and groom couldn't believe that during dinner, they were already seeing their ceremony and formal shots. A-mazing. But enough already...kick back and enjoy their cute family photos! PS- Tara made her dress. 

 

The C Family- Stepstone Falls, RI

Howard and Thea were really excited to do these family photos at Stepstone Falls in Exeter. They knew about it from when they did their engagement photos and we excited, one 14 year old and puppy later, to do some family portraits there. I love the photos of them together by the falls but the woods, even this late spring when nothing had bloomed because of our crazy weather, still looked pretty! Who knew moss was so colorful?!

E is one- Big sister/little sister portrait

Oh those little cheeks! Miss E came to visit for her first birthday portrait and her big sister was very proud of her. She helped me through the whole session and my favorite photos were the two girls and their mom together. Such a special time. 

B is One- Cranston, RI Portrait Photography, RI Children's Photographer

This cutie gave mom and I a run for our money! She was not sure about the fuzzy rug and the lights but once a few toys came out, it was all smiles. Happy birthday, B! It was great to meet you!

T is One- Cranston, RI Portrait Photography, RI Children's Photography

This little guy was one of my first studio newborn sessions, so it was great to have him back in the studio with his mom's crafty cake making skills. I happened to mention a tin tub would be a fun end to the session and lo and behold, they happened to have one that was very important to their family. Family heirloom and artifacts make a session that much more meaningful! Love it!

 

W and J are Married

As I have mentioned, I am not a wedding photographer but I kind of relish in the fact that my friends ask me to bring my camera along. I was so incredibly fortunate to take some shots of Weston and Jen on their wedding day. I can't really sum up my friendship with Weston in a paragraph. He's been my friend for fifteen years and the only person I know I can count on to buy me Kenny Rogers concert tickets. Once he met Jen and she was willing to indulge us by saying she could tolerate K. Rog, I knew she was the one. I'm so happy to have shared the day with you.

The H Family- Foster, RI Family Photography

This family- love, love, LOVE them! Cooper is my little guy's best bud and Alicia is my work best friend! We have more laughs throughout the day. I feel really lucky to enjoy my "day job" and still get to have a photography business on the weekend. All of my clients are flexible in helping me make this work. Alicia is really creative and we scouted locations and thought about it for a long time. On a whim, I said, let's go to Foster! So she and Wayne drove around and found some cool spots. However, our favorite setting of the day was a dead end dirt road. I took one of my favorite mother/son shots there. I always look forward to photographing the same families over and over because they just grow more comfortable with the process. We walked away with tons of shots this time around- here are a few faves!

 

The C Family- Cranston, RI Family Portraits

How can you not appreciate a family with a sense of humor that dabs at the end of their session? I am truly behind on posting, as this was four months ago, but I loved the goofy nature of this session. So easy, so laid back, so MUCH FUN! Thanks, Kate, for always having my back and helping me plan photo sessions with nothing but a description like "I like chalk. Can we do a chalk backdrop?"

 

Suzi and Matt are Married- Cranston, RI Wedding Photography

I never post weddings to my website...mostly because my main job and passion is photographing children but every now and then I am asked by a friend or friend of a friend to photograph a wedding and I am so honored to do so. Suzi is a very close friend of mine (her sister is one of my partners in crime, Kate Caito) and she wanted me to photograph her wedding but still be a guest so I thought about how to make that happen. Then I thought of the wonderful Dawn Temple and asked her if she would like to embark on this journey with me! I was able to photograph Suzi getting ready, her first look and some formals and then I did a quick outfit change and became a guest! It was the best of both worlds. I love you, Suzi and Matt! Now, Suzi, go finish reading your book so we can meet for sushi and have book club! 

Charlotte's 2nd Birthday Portrait

We took total advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures to take Charlotte's birthday portrait. I loved this session- the coordination of the outfits, the genuine joy and smiles and the bunny! Bring your child's toys to sessions, please! It adds such a personal touch to each photo. You'll love looking back on your session and remembering how much they enjoyed their special toys and stuffed animals.