Mom and Dad met on the Providence College campus, both worked there, got married there and of course, wanted to have their family photos there. I thought it was the perfect location for their photos. It was a place with special meaning and they felt right at home. The architecture of the buildings was original and provided an awesome backdrop.
Julie's mom has a beautiful home in NK and I tell her that 4th of July almost beats Christmas because there is little I love more than sailing (capsizing) a boat down there. Julie wanted to do a late fall shoot there and the weather was very kind to us. The hour before sunset was beautiful with the sun setting perfectly as we wrapped up the session. It's an awesome thing to grow up with someone (Julie was the french horn player in back of me in marching band) and now see them as a mom. Being a mom is a role she fills effortlessly. I love the choices Julie had prints made of as well. Her house is always full of actual prints- a reminder to everyone that prints should live not the wall, not the computer.
It was a cold, cloudy and windy morning when I met up with Rosie, her husband, his kids and all of the grandkids together. We had a great time since the beach was almost empty. I remember when these little kiddos were just born so I was surprised to see how big they had gotten and how much energy triplets can have! They did a great job saying cheese for the camera-- and the shutterhuggers my dad bought were a big hit!
Jen went on a wild goose chase because we had this idea that this photo shoot HAD to have a giant lollipop. Jen could not find one at four different stores but what we realized, soon enough, was that we didn't need the lollipop. There were plenty of other fun things outside and inside the studio that captured Ella's attention-- one of them being Emmett :-D He flirted and gave her a flower. Cue the awwww now. Ella is a few months younger than Emmett but was adorable as she toddled around him while he sat, enjoying his last few days as a crawler. Ella's outfit was perfect for the weather and the jelly shoes made Jen and I reminisce about the late 80s and how everything goes around and comes back around again! Happy birthday, Ella!
Violet returned for her third photo shoot this year. Her mom, Marissa, is always on the lookout for neat props and thought the dress and mirror would go perfect together for her first birthday/cake smash photos. Kate Caito also worked a miracle and made the awesome rainbow banner in about, oh, an hour for us to use. It matched the cake to a T! Great job smashing, Violet. Can't wait to see what Mommy comes up with next!
Rosie (another teacher!!) had her nieces visiting from Utah and asked me to photograph them with her sister and her mother. Her mom, now 80, knitted these delicate and colorful sweaters for the girls. We went down near the water in Edgewood on a beautiful day Thanksgiving weekend and did some portraits of the girls with their Nana. It was beautiful to see these three generations together.