Senior Portrait Photography (Plum Island, MA Senior Portraits)



Thanks to a pretty mild winter this year, the New England seashores have been fair game for senior and family portrait photography. Plum Island is always a favorite, with its quiet beaches, abutting cottages, and nearby bird sanctuaries. Miles of them. In fact, you’re likely to stumble upon more bird photographers on Plum Island than portrait photographers, at least this early in the year!

Despite a lingering chill in the air, this shoot is a good example of making a session work even when the shorts and sunscreen aren’t quite out yet. Bundle up with a few layers of clothing, sport a stylish jacket and scarf, and you’re ready to go. The light was warm and welcoming, and there were plenty of great opportunities for a memorable afternoon session.

Most of all, thanks to this motivated senior for braving the elements and working with me!

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!