Holliston MA Family Portraits

Picture perfect family books family portraits – check! Historic and gorgeous location chosen for the setting – check! Co-operative weather – dry, if chilly – check!

I love shooting families at all stages of their lives – be that they are just expecting and mom has a beautiful belly to showcase, they have young, energetic kids or their kids are a little older.  The latter was the case for this family that I had the pleasure of capturing last fall. Sometimes scheduling family portraits can be a bit tricky to get a time that works for everyone.  That only gets harder when the kids also have their own jobs.  We managed to get a date and time that would work for this wonderful family, though.  Shooting with natural light in the middle of the day can pose some difficulties for a photographer.  However, through skillful use of shade, shadow and my trusty reflector, we got busy to capturing some wonderful memories of this family.

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait | Mother Son

The bond between this beautiful Argentinian mother and her graduating senior son is palpable.  You can tell not only is there immense love between them, there is also a lovely friendship and deep mutual respect.

Holliston MA Family Portraits | Meriam's Corner Lincoln MA | Fleur Foto Photography

The original remit was to have family portraits taken for use in holiday greeting cards – I was subsequebtly delighted to hear that their cards were a huge hit this year!  Once we began shooting, though, we were having entirely too much fun to call it quits after getting those card shots.

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Yes, I had the boys climb a tree!  The family has jokingly called that shot their album cover!  Should you ever hear of a musical release from them, you are now in the know where the cover shot originated.  My, what handsome boys in this family!  I have no doubt they have a very active social life!

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait |

What can I say about these two?  Well, they have an adorable love story and they make this blended family work amazingly.  This was their first portrait session since their wedding which took place on a beautiful Jamaican beach.

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Of course, there is a story behind the pointing – this is Luke and Avi’s “thing”.  They have a series of pictures over the years with them pointing to each other.  I was honored to be able to add to their series.  What a beautiful bond they have – intense brotherly and protective love.  Luke is off to college this year and about to embark on his college adventure.  I wish you all the best, Luke – great success, great fun and lots of life lessons!

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Father Son Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

It is heart-warming to see two people so clearly in love and completely besotted with each other.  You guys show us the rest just how to do it!

This was such a wonderful session and we had such a great time designing a portrait wall for their home and picking prints to frame.  I am looking forward to capturing more memories this summer with their extended family when they visit.  I can’t wait to work you again.  In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this image.  It says it all….

Holding hands |Family portrait at historic home Meriam's Corner in Lincoln MA by Fleur Foto Photography | Holliston MA Family Portrait

For more information about Holliston MA Family Portraits, please contact Laura Bower.  Laura is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Londonderry, NH.  Laura photographs families, newborns, babies, children, high school seniors and expectant mothers’ maternity portraits.  She covers Southern NH and the greater Boston area, including Nashua, Hollis, Londonderry and Windham, NH and Holliston, Groton, and Brookline MA  To schedule your own family portrait session, you can contact Laura here.

Quincy MA family photographer – meet you at the bandstand

I had so much fun capturing these Quincy tween siblings for their family photo session. This brother and sister are just gorgeous, and could have stepped right out of the pages of the latest designer clothing catalog.  Mom has shared with me how excited they were for their photo shoot, secretly passing along that they felt like they were models.  As they should!  We met in downtown Wakefield at a park with a really cool bandstand and lake – a photographer’s dream for options!  We quickly got to work and they had so much fun posing together. You can just tell this family has a great relationship.  They had an easy air between them and readily flung their arms around each other.

MA Child Portrait Photography tween boy and girl pictured with bandstand and stone walls by Fleur Foto Photography

The fall leaves were at peak color adding lovely yellows and oranges to our backdrop.

MA Child Portrait Photography tween boy and girl pictured with tree, fall leaves and bandstand by Fleur Foto Photography

Right now Lauren still has the height advantage over her brother Jackson but, it won’t be long before he catches her up.  I just love this connection here between them.  So did mom and she ordered this back-to-back pose in a large print.

MA Child Portrait Photography tween boy and girl pictured in park on bench by Fleur Foto Photography

Aren’t they just gorgeous?  There are definitely great genes running in this family!

MA Child Portrait Photography young tween siblings pictured with trees and lake by Fleur Foto Photography

I had a great time working with these two being a little older than some of my clients’ kids.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the energy required for working with young children, but sometimes it’s nice to have your subjects to be fairly still for you.

MA Child Portrait Photography tween boy and girl pictured with stone steps by Fleur Foto Photography

Except when they’re not still…..

MA Child Portrait Photography young tween siblings pictured with stone doorway and lake by Fleur Foto Photography

I really enjoy incorporating some of the more interesting parts of a location into my photos – you may recall when I used this retro gas station for a senior session here.  These canons were so cool, and of course, completely appropriate to a New England family photo session.

MA Child Portrait Photography tween boy and girl pictured with canon by Fleur Foto Photography

Jackson is one of my favorite young men – he’s really into music and dancing and loves to go to concerts.  He does a mean Michael Jackson impersonation.

MA Child and Family Portrait Photography young tween boy pictured with stone wall

Lauren has a great aptitude for sports – she plays on a baseball and soccer team.  She loves spending time with her friends and shopping!  Well, who wouldn’t?

MA Child and Family Portrait Photography young tween girl pictured with lake background by Fleur Foto Photography

MA Child and Family Portrait Photography young tween siblings pictured with fall leaves and lake by Fleur Foto Photography

As you can see from this small sample, we got a great variety of shots which all looked perfect in the 10×10 heirloom album I designed for them.  I know for sure that Lauren and Jackson’s extended family had some lovely photography items under their tree this Christmas!

Laura Bower is a Quincy MA child and family photographer.  Based in Southern NH, she also works with families in Groton, Waltham, Newton and the Greater Boston area.  She also photographs families in Nashua, Hollis, Brookline, Londonderry, Derry, Windham and Salem, NH.  Laura specializes in lifestyle and portrait photography of maternity, newborns, babies, children, families and high school seniors.  To book a session, please contact Laura here.

Fall Family Photos – cornfields and pumpkin patches and fields, oh my!

Now that the crazy Fall photography season has come to a close, gifts have been given and holiday cards received, I am excited to share with you some of the great sessions that took place this past Fall.  So, let’s kick this off and what better formula for excellent Fall family photos than a great organic farm in Newton, MA that not only featured a cornfield and pumpkin patch, but also a weeping willow by a pond, rolling fields, and beautiful Fall foliage!

My clients seriously make my job easy and fun!  What a great time I had with these two adorable and gorgeous girls!  They were go go go and had such fun at the farm!  We headed off first to the cornfield to play some games.

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

We pulled some silly faces and chased each other…

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

…we found a tractor with HUGE wheels we could sit in…

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

…we picked some flowers and we had piggybacks…

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

…and of course, they were just generally and absolutely ADORABLE!

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

You can’t have Fall family photos in New England without featuring a red barn!  Don’t you just adore these girls?  Oh we giggled, and we hugged…and we may have kept the momentum going with some chocolate M&Ms.  Luckily mom came armed and prepared with wipes to hide the evidence!

Newton, MA family photos, cornfield photos, fall photos, fall family photos captured at an organic farm in Framingham, MA by Fleur Foto Photography

This entire family just exudes love and fun!  That, and unmistakable style!  If mom looks familiar to you, then you are correct super sleuths!  This is business owner, Karen who was featured on the very first blog post of our relaunch.  Karen owns and runs the wonderful Hanu Skincare which uses only organic ingredients.  I absolutely love these products and my latest obsession is the French Green Clay Mask – you may have been the recipient of this as a gift this Christmas because I love it so much!  I adore repeat clients and greatly treasure the trust given to me in capturing these special family memories. Thank you, Karen and Patrick for this trust, and thank you, girls, for what is to date my most energetic and fun family session.

Laura is Newton, MA family photographer specializing in portrait and lifestyle photography.  Laura is based in Londonderry, NH, but serves the surrounding area of Nashua, Windham, Hollis, Salem, Amherst, and into the greater Boston area.  The 2016 calendar is filling up quickly.  Get in touch today to book your session!

Bloopers and outtakes, cobblers and shoes

I don’t know about you, but one thing I find even more entertaining than a good comedy movie is the blooper reel during the end credits.  Something about seeing the actors slipping up and cracking up at themselves, just like an ordinary person like you and I, really tickles me (because after all, that’s all they are).  After going through the shots I recently took of my own children for this year’s Christmas cards, I thought you would like an insight into my own bloopers and outtakes reel.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

First there’s the “really mum?” sullen look of my older son.  You know it….your kid does it too.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Then there’s the point when things just start getting silly and they can’t hold it in any longer.  Naturally, there’s the 25% of the shots where my older son doesn’t even look at the camera;  we can see both of these in the above example.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Then there’s the perplexed look; an improvement on not looking at the camera at all, but still making this 50% unusable for a card picture.

There’s a saying about a cobbler’s child not having any shoes, and I admit that I probably have taken more pictures of other people than my own children at this point.  But, I’m happy to report that this year, the Bower children have their feet taken care of…..oh and their Christmas pictures.

I thought you also might a look behind the scenes of a photo shoot, courtesy of my husband and his iPhone camera.  Here’s what a typical set-up looks like:

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

And then there’re the ones which produce the shot….but sometimes you also just have to ride out the silliness….

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

And then there’s the “be still my heart” shot when you see the grown boy lurking around the corner and it makes you want to just stop time in its tracks.

Bloopers and outtakes - Child Fall Photo Sessions captured at the rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Looking for a photography to capture a lifestyle or portrait session of your child(ren)? I’d love to learn more about you and your family and craft the perfect session for you.  Drop me a line today or give me a call on (978) 571-6280.  There will be plenty of bloopers, but I guarantee we’ll capture those unforgettable moments in beautiful artwork for you to display and cherish.

Laura is a Londonderry-based professional photographer, specializing in capturing the personality and the essence of your child.  Laura also offers family, newborn, senior and family portraits.  Serving Southern NH and the Greater Boston area; also in Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, and Amherst.  Get your session booked today to take advantage of special pricing available till the end of the year.

Holiday cards – Order now, save big!

I know it seems early to be thinking about ordering your holiday cards, but I wanted to let you in on a secret – you can save big if you do.  Holiday cards savings are available at Minted where they are currently offering a great 15% off sale right now if you click through my link below.  You can even order your cards now before you have your pictures ready.  They can either be uploaded at a later time or, I can upload the ones you chose from your session directly to the site.  They have lots of great designs to choose from; I’ve added my favorites to my store (click on the button below to reach that).Holiday photos - snow scene and sleigh captured in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

 

My photos on minted.com

If you prefer the designs at Tiny Prints, the good news is they are also running a fantastic preseason sale.  Currently, you can get up to 30% off their cards – that’s a crazy savings opportunity, and let’s face it, you won’t be scrambling to get those cards ordered and out in the mail.  Go to my Storefront at Tiny Prints (or click on the picture below) and you can get 30% off your cards!!!

As the saying goes, the cobbler’s children have no shoes, however, this photographer’s children have had their Christmas portraits taken…..and of course, my youngest son lost a tooth last week.  Just the thing I was hoping would NOT happen prior to their session.  I made sure I got their portraits done early this year so I could take advantage of these fantastic sales.

So why not get those holiday cards ordered and that item off your to-do list, with the great satisfaction of getting a great price in the process!

Laura is a Londonderry-based professional photographer, specializing in capturing the essence of your child, family, and senior photography. Laura serves clients throughout Southern NH and the Greater Boston area, including Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Amherst, Hollis, Nashua and Brookline. There are only a few fall sessions available, so please don’t hesitate to make your booking to avoid disappointment.