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Last weekend I had a great excuse to find myself on Cape Cod for what may end up being the most perfect day of the summer.

One year ago this dad noticed my photos on a friend’s Facebook page. He bookmarked the site and waited for the right time. This summer was that time. We chose a weekend and planned a shoot on the Cape, where this family is lucky enough to have made many summer memories.

But I digress. There are lots of photos to share, but this post is just for one series. One group that grabbed my heart. What is it about fathers and daughters? All at once, I have a million answers and no explanation, but when you capture it on camera the images have to be shared.

And, when she is 50 and she looks at these photos (and they will be around–we build things to last here at Portraits by Lisa), she will smile remembering those summer days and how her dad adored her. As far as I am concerned, that is mission accomplished.

More from this family tomorrow, but for now feast your eyes:

I was so happy to hear from this family who had recently welcomed twins into their family. It is hard to tell who is happier–the super smily blue-eyed babies or the parents who are grinning in literally every frame I shot (and not just the ones that I will use as proofs, ALL of them). You might think that 6 month old infants would leave their parents looking a *tiny* bit tired, but I arrived to perfectly prepped parents and infants being buttoned into their fancy duds. Everyone was fed, happy and ready.

C is one curious little guy. He had a quizzical look on his face most of the time and according to his folks, he was born that way. It is his signature expression. M was ready to explore. She loved attention and stimulation and as soon as we put her down she rolled off to see what else there was to see. And both of them have the deepest blue eyes (a gift from their Mama) and a smattering of hair. They liked looking at my face much more than at the camera in front of it; but that camera allowed me the real joy of capturing how the number of family members had grown exponentially, and so had the happiness. I am so excited to watch these guys grow.

Dare you to keep a straight face while you look at these:

In the past I have not had many families redeem the gift certificates that I have donated to different charities or schools. But not this season–there have been so many calls from families with gift certificates. I am thrilled that the non-profits have been able to earn some money while giving their supporters the best presents ever, memories.

Well, this mom might very well need these photos to remember this time in her life, because with three sons to run after freezing time might be the only way to make sure that she gets clear image of these great faces.

R is the oldest–missing his front teeth, which reminded me–why doesn’t EVERYONE get photos when their teeth are missing? Really, with any luck the kids will sport that look only once in their life, so memorialize it. So cute. You’ll see. He was active, the ring leader for sure, and such a sense of humor! T, the middle guy, is gentle and loving toward his brothers–he saw his camera and immediately ran to get his own. And the little guy, G, he just wants to be able to keep up with the older ones so desperately. They were so sweet with him, including him as much as they could in their games.

Each little guy has his own look–and together they are an adorable, active crew!

NOTE: I have done a few families with three boys, but I cannot remember doing a sitting for a family with [only] three girls. If you are such a family and you are the first to contact me, I will give you a 1/2 price sitting! Be in touch! I would love to photograph your lovelies…

Golden light, a lake, beautiful children, and a loving family. It is a great start. But Wow. It really worked out. This despite floods, a mosquito infestation, and the understandable inability of the family to give me the shot of my dreams since they cannot walk on the water. The water came to us, nearly swallowing the path.

A is an active boy with a face made for the camera. His smile is so winning that photographing him was almost too easy. It was catching him that was a little challenging. But in the end I think that we did alright.

C is a thinker and conversationalist. An older sister who sets the trends for the little guy, and who also enjoys a thrill.

Both kids are in love with their parents who have lots of patience–and who adore this special duo.

This is a family photo was taken on the “aisle” of the parent’s wedding ceremony.

I’ve missed you guys!  I was in Asia for a few weeks (fave photos to follow) and then I had a crazy birthday celebration, and now… I am busy with photo fun.

And, the MOST fun is repeat clients.  Especially when they are this darn adorable.  Do you remember baby H?  Well, she grew up and is even a big sister!  Wait till you see these two little red-heads.  They will melt your heart.

H was an early walker–and now she hardly ever stops running.  Although she does stop short to ask where baby S is.

Big fun with these two–spirited girls, they are what the world needs most.

H last time we met her:

And now:

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