HO HO HO! I was SO thrilled when Jessie reached out to me for some last minute pictures in time for Christmas, and before baby #3 arrives. We had an unseasonably warm December day, so we hopped over to Hampton Beach State Park in Hampton, New Hampshire for some fun and to sneak in some portraits to document this sweet season in their family! They are expecting baby #3 in February, and whether this baby is a sweet brother, or a little sister, one thing is for sure, it will be surrounded by love, and welcomed into one of the warmest, most loving families I have ever worked with! I am just going to put my guess in here, but I think GIRL!
When you are with Mark + Jennifer, you can just feel the love. Jenny is absolutely glowing, and is one of the most stunning pregnant Momma’s out there. She is elegance and class, and is one of the kindest people I have ever met. Mark seriously might win the award for best husband ever photographed… he is so adorably attentive to his wife, and he does not need any instruction from me on how to be himself in front of a camera. He cuddles right in there. We know wives set up 99% of these sessions, and when you have a guy like Mark just in the happiest, go with the flow mood, it really makes my job so easy. They are expecting their first child, a son next month and are so excited. We met up at the Harvard University Arnold Arboretum just outside the Boston city limits, and the grounds were already thawed from this winter, and we are just finally starting to see signs of spring. We could feel the warmth of the sun, and it was such a beautiful evening to be outside catching that golden light coming down.
Something about entering into the holidays, and a new baby due very soon. It is just magical. It was the perfect crispy fall afternoon, and I met up with Patrick + Julie to see if we could get some pictures before baby arrives. I am so glad we did because just a few days later they welcomed their baby girl Annie almost a month early! But on this afternoon, big sister Jane and soon to be big brother Timmy and I had fun playing in the leaves, and talking about all the fun fall things we have been doing and had yet to do, like trick or treating! It was a fun afternoon, and I am so glad we did them when we did! They all looked beautiful, and I just love this session so much!
I met up with Caroline + Mark at Wagon Hill Farm in Dover, NH this evening, and oh what an absolutely beautiful September day it was. The kind where it felt like it was mid summer, yet when you looked around you could see the leaves changing to vibrant oranges and reds and yellows already. Soon to be big brothers Max and Austin were troopers given that these golden hour sessions are right at bedtime. They loved touching Momma’s belly and kept telling me SO excitedly that it was another little brother. For this baseball loving family, another teammate is just perfect! Caroline is a friend of mine whom I met when our boys were in preschool together, and we just clicked. She is just so fun to be around! This house full of boys is soooo lucky to have such a caring, fun, thoughtful, kind, happy Momma to love and cherish them. Can’t wait to meet this next ball player!
I went down to meet little baby Hazel yesterday, and was greeted by the sweetest, most proud big sister I have ever met to date! Claire was just bouncing around the house telling me all about her new sister. She was so cute, and so fun, she just captivated me, and I almost forgot I was there to take some newborn pictures! Mom + Dad are two of the calmest, kindest parents I have had the pleasure of working with and are settling into this whole new 2 kid thing effortlessly. Those two girls have a warm, secure, joyful home to grow up in. It was a pleasure to be in their home and marvel at this new little miracle with them.