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

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 Portraits | Mother and son | 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 | Family groupins | 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 portraits | Family Tree | 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 portraits | Posed on Stone Stairs | 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 portraits | House background | 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 Portraits – Just the boys

Family portraits | leaning on house | 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 portraits | Mom & Dad | 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….

Family Portraits | Holding hands | 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.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on stone wall | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

Nashua NH Family Portraits

Chance and luck are strange things.  For example, it was my great luck that I got to captures these Nashua NH family portraits when they took a chance on a raffle supporting breast cancer and won a photography session with me.  I’m not sure who the greatest winner was between us, but I’d hasten to say, I feel very lucky to now know this family and have had the pleasure to take their family portraits.  After dodging the New England weather and waiting for the snow to clear, we made a date and met at the lovely Benson’s Park in Hudson for some lake-front portraits.  I’ve shot many times at this location, but this was my first time taking it lake-front.  Wow!  What a great backdrop for this gorgeous family!

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on Stone wall | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family walking on path | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

We had some fun, even though it was a chilly evening, and I chatted to Hadleigh about her ballet lessons.  As a former dancer myself, we had lots of barre talk we could share.

Nashua NH Family Portraits| Family with lake background | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

We made sure we got some shots of mom and dad on their own – apparently their first portraits since their wedding day.  I didn’t have to coax too hard to get them to look lovingly into each other’s eyes.  I also love to get the kids together – this pair has a great bond and no bribes were needed to get them to throw their arms around each other.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Family on Park Bench | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

No Fleur Foto family portrait session is complete without a little bit of silliness.  A family that pulls funny faces together stays together. 🙂

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Stone wall and lake background | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

As I snapped away, Cohen and I chatted about his hockey lessons.  He is in a learn to skate program at the moment and loving every minute of it.  If you are a reader of my blog, you will already know that my family lives the hockey life.  I gave Jen and Josh some tips for surviving the future before them.

Nashua NH Family Portraits | Siblings and Family shots | Benson's Park | Hudson NH

With dance recitals and hockey games in their future, I shared so many common interests and experiences with this family.  Not only did we click straight away, they are just a very cool family that is instantly likable.

It was my great pleasure to help Jen and Josh design a gallery wall for their home with their images from this family portrait session.  It’s going to make a big statement in their family room, showcasing an adorable family.

For more information about Nashua NH 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 in maternity portraits.  She covers Southern NH and the greater Boston area, including Nashua, Hollis, Groton, Brookline, Londonderry and Windham.  To schedule your own family portrait session, you can contact Laura here.

Family Portraits | Young teen with clear complexion against tree by Fleur Foto Photography

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 Family Portraits |tween boy and girl pictured with bandstand and stone walls | Fleur Foto Photography

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

MA Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with tree, fall leaves and bandstand | 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 Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured in park on bench| Fleur Foto Photography

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

MA Family Portraits | young tween siblings pictured with trees and lake | 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 Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with stone steps | Fleur Foto Photography

Except when they’re not still…..

MA Family Portraits | young tween siblings pictured with stone doorway and lake | 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 Family Portraits | tween boy and girl pictured with canon | 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 Family Portraits | young tween boy pictured with stone wall | Fleur Foto Photography

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 Family Portrait | young tween girl pictured with lake background | Fleur Foto Photography

MA Family Portrait |young tween siblings pictured with fall leaves and lake | 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.

Fall Family Photos |Family walking in field | Fleur Foto Photography

We pulled some silly faces and chased each other…

Fall family photos | girls pull funny faces | organic farm Framingham, MA | Fleur Foto Photography

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

Fall family photos | Family in cornfield | toddler in tractor wheel | organic farm in Framingham, MA | Fleur Foto Photography

…we picked some flowers and we had piggybacks…

Fall photos, fall family photos | family at willow tree | organic farm in Framingham, MA | Fleur Foto Photography

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

Fall family photos | Family sitting on grass | organic farm in Framingham, MA | 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!

Fall family photos | Red Barn | organic farm in Framingham, MA |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!

Child and Fall Family portrait sessions at Londonderry Rail Trail by local photographer Fleur Foto Photography

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 | rail trail in Londonderry, NH | 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 | sticking tongue out | 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 | Perplexed look | rail trail in Londonderry, NH | 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 | Behind the scenes | rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes |Child Fall Photo Sessions | behind the scenes | rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes | Child Fall Photo Sessions | Photographer behind the scenes | rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

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

Bloopers and outtakes | Child Fall Photo Sessions | behind the scenes silliness | rail trail in Londonderry, NH by Fleur Foto Photography

Bloopers and outtakes | Child Fall Photo Sessions | boys and fall folliage |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 | boy looking over shoulder | 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 until the end of the year.