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Spring Mini Sessions at Small Ones Farm!!

Spring Mini Sessions at Small Ones Farm!!

It has been getting warmer and you know what that means, Spring has arrived!! These sessions make great gifts for Mother’s Day and are a fun excuse to come out of hibernation. This year I have 10 spots available for my annual Spring Mini Photo Sessions at Small Ones Farm in Amherst, Massachusetts. This family run farm is nestled at the base of the Seven Sisters Mountain Range and is home to rows of organic apple trees and an old rustic barn. Join me to capture the trees in their spring bloom!

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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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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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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Telling Your Story - Newborn Lifestyle Session

Last year, almost to the day, I was capturing all of the love at Christina and Josh's wedding at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

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Two weeks ago, and just shy of a few days from their first wedding anniversary, I had the pleasure of meeting their 2 week old daughter, Alexandria Rae, for a photo session in their home.

Isn't it amazing how much your life can change in just one year?

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For me, photographing a wedding is my way of telling the story of how two people started their lives together and being able to continue that story with a couple's first baby makes it extra special.

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Christina and Josh, happy anniversary and thank you for having me capture so many big moments in your life! You both come from loving families and I know you are going to be the best parents. Enjoy every minute!

Style Guide for Spring Minis

When people ask me what to wear to a photo session I always say, "be comfortable and be yourself!" That advice still stands, but if you're looking for a few ideas on how to coordinate your family's look in this particular setting, I've included a couple ideas here for you. 

The mini sessions will be held at a private residence that features a BIG red barn! The barn actually used to be used for dairy cows. It's huge! Now it's owned by an artist and family friend of mine who is generously offering his space for the session. 

There will be a few handmade props made locally by a friend of mine who has done a ton of styling and photography work with me in the past. She's busy making paper flower garlands and knitted flags to hang from the barn and peach trees. Be sure to check out her instagram to see her work, she's an extraordinary crafter!

Photo by  Trace Meek

Photo by Trace Meek


So if you're wanting to coordinate, choose a color palette and dress your crew around it. This will allow family members to express who they are within a color theme that works together.

Here are a few outfit boards that I put together for inspiration!

These are meant to inspire you if you're looking to coordinate but it is most definitely not required, so don't stress about it! I'm going to capture your happy family, so wear whatever you'd like!

If you haven't signed up yet but would like to come out for some photos, there are only a few spots left. Contact me here to check for availability. 

Happy Spring!