Tag Archives: North Shore family photography

Since I don’t shoot weddings, I rarely get to shoot engagement sessions.  This was an exception–these two were being married far away and needed an engagement session, so their mom called me.  I met them early one weekend morning in the Arb.  They were so in love, so happy to have found one another.  I asked them how they met, and they told me it was in a dance class.  So, we went to an empty patch of forest and I asked them to dance.  It was magic.

Selecting a favorite of these girls is nearly impossible.  I have been working with this family for five years.  Sessions start and end with big hugs, and I look forward to seeing them each and every year.  When we started there was just one 6 month old little girl in a blue dress, the next year there was a three month old swimming in the same blue dress next to her sister.  I love them so much.

So, here is one of many favorites of these two.

I always want a silhouette in a maternity shoot.  I find the profile so fantastically beautiful.

A river nearby, a loving family, nature, perfect light, there is nothing more to wish for in a shoot.


Many families worry that we won’t find a good location in their neighborhood or at their house.  This family had a lot of trepidation as they led me to their back yard.  I remember them saying, “its really not much, we have chickens back here…”

Chickens!  Sounds ideal to me.  Do you think your three year old can hold the chicken.  Well, there’s only one way to find out…

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