The Garcia Family [North Shore Family Portraits]



Another client reunion, this time with the Garcia family! I first worked with Vanessa and Andre on their wedding a few years back, so it was a wonderful treat to be asked to photograph their new addition to the family! She was super curious about the camera and didn’t shy away from me chasing her around while she enjoyed some quality time at the beach and park with mom and dad. Plus, what’s not to smile about at this age — especially when you’ll be a big sister soon!

Adjacent locations — like this park next to the beach — are always great spots for family sessions because the change keeps the kiddos engaged and brings some additional variety to the pictures as well. And as with this surf & turf shoot, one bit of advice is to save the surf (and all the water and sand that goes with it) for last. That way, you can capture the more formal shots first and then let the little one dive in and play at the close of the session.

Good seeing you again, Vanessa and Andre. Best to you and the family!

Baby Kyle [Newburyport Family Portraits]



I can think of no greater compliment for a photographer than to be asked by a client to make a return visit to their life and document their story as they continue to grow. I first had the pleasure of meeting Joy and Chai during their engagement session, soon followed by their wedding not long after. When baby Kyle was born, I received the invite to reunite with Joy and Chai for a family shoot, and it was a privilege to be asked once more to capture another milestone in their journey.

Newborn photo sessions typically last 30 - 60 minutes, with a good portion of that time navigating around the little one’s mood and curiosities. At this age, the session is really about letting the child “do their thing” and, as the photographer, finding interesting ways to photograph their antics. With most photography, I’ve often found the success of an image relies less on photographic technique and more on one’s ability to make people feel comfortable. This is especially true when photographing newborns and is great a reminder to let your subject remain natural and be themselves.

Thank you, Joy and Chai, for always keeping me in mind!. Look forward to seeing you again down the line!