Monthly Archives: September 2011

Well, as I have said before, families of two girls invariably remind me of my own family of origin.  And every time I see siblings together I recall how much younger children look up to and want to emulate their older siblings.  It is almost a axiom of nature.  In my family I was the oldest.

These beautiful sisters are no exception.  In these cases the best strategy is usually to engage the oldest in order to make the youngest desperate to work with me rather than resistant.  Works nearly every time.  E was a little shy when I arrived so A had a “private shoot” while E got ready for her own portraits.  In the end, wow, they were both so much fun to play around with and photograph.  A was contemplative and revealing and E was a little ham.  Then there were the boots!  I generally prefer barefeet, when these girls came out in their boots I was swooning.  Kids wearing either hats or boots, you can’t really get any cuter.

And after everyone had warmed up and gotten their glamour on, we moved to family photos.  These are Daddy’s girls who want their mom to stay real close too.  They love piggy back rides and sitting in laps–and most of all, these sisters really love one another!

Enjoy, I sure did.

If you want a family portrait of your loved ones, check out my mini sessions on Oct 16 or book custom a session!


Is there a great photo of your family from 2011?

Just in time for the Holidays
Portraits by Lisa is offering mini-sessions!
What?  20 minute sessions with portraits included
Where?  Griggs Park in Brookline (easy parking, beautiful setting)
When?  Sunday, October 16, 9-5pm
Who?  Your family!  
Choose from 2 Package Options:
 Heirloom Package: 
  • the sitting 
  • 1 11×14, 2 8×10, and 2 5×7 portraits on Portraits by Lisa’s signature archival paper with heirloom mounting
  • $299 (value over $450)
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  • the sitting 
  • 1 8×10, 2 5×7, and 8 wallet prints.  All prints must be of the same image.  Portraits will be delivered unmounted on archival paper.  
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  • Families of 5 or fewer only (maximum of 3 children).

You might have noticed the abundance of twins on this blog. I think that I have photographed at least half a dozen pairs. It is representative of Massachusetts’s number one ranking for multiple births. Every time I see all those arms and legs, I think about having all that moving around inside of you, and I feel such admiration for these moms. Not to mention what it takes to care for them once they are on the outside!

This latest pair might be my first boy-boy set. They are just precious and it seems to me as I look through the photos that I can almost see their bigger person personalities shining through. ‘I’ is a little bigger than his brother and a little tougher. He was in a sleepy mood the day that I was there and we even had to wake the baby, breaking the cardinal rule of parenting new-born twins. His individual shots have *attitude* and he is just shy of two months! Littler guy, L, he was full of fun faces and winning expressions. He looked at the camera and his Moma and seemed to already be observing what was going on around him.

These guys really have a beautiful and kind mom. She looked radiant despite what I am sure has been a roller coaster few months. They also have and a fun, gruff dad who is really a teddy bear, I could see it. They both love them so much but would not mind slightly more sleep. Grandma and Auntie have been lending a hand to get these sweet boys off to a great start–and these two little guys are keeping 4 adults running!

Family’s first baby

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