The Gomes Family - Golden hour family photos at Silver Bell Farm

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I feel so lucky to have kicked off my sunset mini sessions at Silver Bell Farm with this super sweet family! If you saw my last blog preview, you’ll know that these sessions started with some heavy rain. The Gomes family was actually standing out in the field with me when the rain started coming down. We all ran into the event space at the farm until the storm passed, and thankfully it did! I am so grateful that we had such beautiful light after the rain!

Marco and Leigh-Ann just had their second baby girl in September and were super excited to celebrate their new family with some photos.

They were such good sports and even in the rain I didn’t hear their littlest make a peep!

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Biggest thanks to the Gomes family for being such troopers with the weather! I had so much fun photographing your little family!

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Golden hour family photos at Silver Bell Farm

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You can’t tell in these photos but just moments before Andrea and Todd showed up with their kiddos for photos at Silver Bell Farm in Monson, the sky was black and it was raining sideways. That’s New England for you!

Luckily, as soon as they pulled into the parking lot, the sky lit up and filled the space with the most gorgeous golden light.

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Silver Bell is a really beautiful local farm that was super nice to offer up their space for my sunset sessions this week. Today’s families enjoyed all of the different settings to explore for photos, even with the stormy weather!

Stay tuned for more previews as the week goes on!

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Andrea and Chris - Ludlow, MA Wedding

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Andrea and Chris were married at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow, Massachusetts on a gorgeous late summer day. All of their closest friends and family attended the ceremony.

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The bridal party followed me to the Ludlow Mills afterwards for photos. I always get excited when couples are into using this space.

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They ended the night with a super fun reception at Europa in Ludlow. There were toasts, cake, and of course, dancing! Congrats you two, I wish you a lifetime of moments as sweet as these!

Extended Family Session at Quabbin Reservoir

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Last year Melissa and Matt surprised their extended family with a gift certificate for a 2018 photo session with me. More and more, I think people are choosing to spend money on experiences rather than things, and this is the perfect way to do that. This crew recently grew by two super cute kiddos so having some photos taken was even more pressing!

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing their crew at the Quabbin Reservoir. This location has got to be one of my favorites for photos, especially in the fall!

Here is a round up of some of my favorites.

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Thank you for choosing me to capture these wonderful moments!

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Why I love at home family photo sessions

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I love how relaxed at home family sessions can be. Jackie and Andrew had the perfect setting to have me over for some photos of their party of five last month!

When you have a big crew like this, especially one that includes babies, I am always happy to work right at your home! These kids were so relaxed and excited to show me all of their favorite parts of their space. They were free to be themselves and I was able to catch all of the magic!

Here are a few of my favorites.

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Laughter + Love - Meghan and Shawn's Hotel Northampton Wedding

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Meghan and Shawn celebrated their marriage among lifelong friends and family in a beautiful ceremony at the Hotel Northampton. There were many moments of laughter, highlighting how much fun the bride, groom, and their friends have together.

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With the laughter there was also love. There was not a dry eye when Shawn got down on one knee, said vows, and presented Meghan’s daughter Emma with a ring too! (I may have had a hard time seeing through my lens)

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After the ceremony, the wedding party and groomsmen gamely followed me around Northampton so we could get some amazing photos including stopping traffic in the middle of Northampton to take a photo on the rainbow crosswalk!

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The whole celebration ended with a reception filled with touching speeches, good food, dancing and even more fun!

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Meghan and Shawn, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Congratulations!

Click here to view the full gallery of images.

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Vendor Info:

Hair by Monica Dos Santos

Make-up by Marisa Rakouskas

Dress by David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses by David’s Bridal

Suits: Jeffrey’s Suit Rack

Venue: Hotel Northampton

Flowers: Mark Henry

Centerpieces: Durocher Florist

DJ: Jose Escribano

Cake: Gregory’s Pastry Shop

Rings: Hannoush Jewelers

Second Photographer: Tara Sullivan

Cady - Amherst High School Senior Photos

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Cady chose to have her Senior photos taken at her family’s centuries old farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. I have hiked the mountains in this area many times, and I was always curious about this property on my drives through the area.

Of course, the space was as magical as I thought it would be. A barn with twinkly lights and a SWING? An old truck?! Mountain views? Cornfields?

Add in this beautiful girl and this turned into one of those sessions that I never wanted to end!

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Cady was so much fun to work with. I am so grateful to have had the chance to spend the afternoon with her at such a special place!

Best of luck to you in your final year of high school!

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FALL MINIS AT SILVER BELL FARM


It’s that time of year!

I will be hosting 4 days of Fall Mini Sessions at Silver Bell Farm during sunset hours. Come catch that golden light with me October 15 - 18!

Sessions are $175 for 20 minutes and include 10-15 of your favorite edited high res images. This will sell out fast! CLICK below to sign up!

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Jess and Emil - Quabbin Reservoir Engagement Session

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Emil proposed to his fiance Jess on a hot air balloon ride through Vermont and New Hampshire last year. Next year they’ll be married at the Salem Cross Inn! These two were a dream to photograph — adventurous, fun, and full of love for each other.

We held the session at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

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Silly, Messy Love - Northfield, MA Family Session

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If you have kids of your own, you know that having a family is hard work. Of course family love is unconditional and has no end, but let’s be real, sometimes this kind of love can feel messy and exhausting. You catch yourself doing odd things to keep your children from losing focus or melting down, and the best you can do is embrace it.

My background is in photojournalism, so when I get to work with a family that just wants to be a family while I hang out with my camera, I get pretty excited. The Crowley family wanted just that for their family session at their home in Northfield, Massachusetts, and I was more than happy to capture all of the silly, messy love they have for each other.

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It was a HOT summer day and after getting a few photos in the sunny field across the street from their home, they just had to jump in the pool.

And no, they did not change out of their nice family picture clothes!

To the Crowley family — thank you for sharing all of these wild family moments with me. It was such a treat to capture a slice of your adventure.

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