The S Family Session- Family Portraits West Hartford, Connecticut

I always love when I get to photograph my friends and their families, so I was very happy to have one of my good friends from college come up this past weekend for a photo session with her husband and their two beautiful little girls. Despite the very chilly temps, we were still able to get some great photos of the family and the girls as well.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session together:

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The L Family Session- Family Portraits Hartford, CT

Just met with a wonderful family of four this past weekend for a portrait session in the park. The two little ones in our crew were so adorable and gave me lots of sweet moments to capture throughout our session. I wish I could share all of them, but I will share just a few of my favorites from our session….Enjoy!

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The N Family Session- West Hartford Family Portrait Photographer

As is common in October, my time becomes really limited due to it being my busy season and I often take a break from posting on my blog while I try to keep up with all my shoots. But today, I have a few free minutes, so I’d love to share some photos that I’ve recently taken. This was a family that I met and photographed for the first time. The weather and foliage were perfect that day, so we were super lucky to have our first shoot together that day. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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Through the Years…..West Hartford Family Photographer

This is a little bit different of a post for me….usually, I will post multiple samples from a recent shoot as a preview for the family and for all those readers who visit my blog regularly. But this post is going to be a little different. This family is one that is special to me in a different way than all of my other clients. They are actually the first clients that hired me when I started my business six and a half years ago! And they have shot with me every year since, sometimes even more than one shoot per year. I wanted to share one photo from each shoot I’ve done with them (though I am missing a sample from one of the shoots because I cannot find it in my old archives) But this post has one family photo from 8 of the 9 shoots we’ve done together. Not only do these photos document the great changes in their family through the years (from 3 to 6 beautiful children now!), but they also document the evolution of my work and style over time. It is also is a great sampling of how to plan fantastic wardrobe themes for your family! These clients are phenomenal at this!

For all of those people who let time get away from them and don’t get around to taking family photos, let this family be an inspiration to you. It is not easy to do….it requires some planning for sure. You must call and book a session at least two months before you want to have your shoot. Then you need to plan a wardrobe for your family(which I provide you with support and guidance on). Then you will need to get the kids dressed, ready, and to the shoot without tears, spills, injuries, or other last minute debacles(which likely will happen anyway, despite all your best efforts!!). Finally, you must get through the shoot, which isn’t always a walk in the park (no pun intended!) If you have kids(especially more than one), there is a high likelihood that someone will not cooperate, will cry, will not look at the camera when you want them to. It is just the way it goes!

But despite the investment of time, money, and fortitude that it takes to make it happen, it is SOOOOOOOO worth it in the end! Just look at the amazing gift this family has given to itself! Many years from now, when the kids are all grown and moved away, they will look back on these photos and know the deep blessing that they have been given in life. And I am so deeply honored to be a part of documenting these amazing moments and changes from year to year.

If you haven’t been taking annual photos of your family, don’t be discouraged. It is okay if you missed some years, but don’t miss any more! I am not taking any more bookings for this fall, but I do still shoot some beautiful winter sessions in the snow, if you are brave enough! I also start booking in February for my spring sessions, so be sure to contact me then. Make this your New Year’s resolution and be sure to get on the schedule early. I look forward to making these memories last forever for you!

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The B Family’s Fantastic Fall Session- West Hartford Family Photographer

I met up with one of my families for a fabulous fall photo shoot a couple of weeks ago. We had amazing weather and the foliage was just starting to turn! So many people call me during these last two weeks of fall, looking to book a session (like this one) when they see how amazing the fall leaves look. However, I always have to turn people away because my peak season sessions are already booked up long before the leaves even start to turn at all! So for anyone looking to book with me for fall 2016, the best time to contact me is anytime between July and early September to get on my calendar for a “peak season” fall foliage shoot. Try to remember when you are about to head out for your summer vacation, drop me an email before you go:-)

Here are a few of my favorites from this session:

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Family Session at the Farm- West Hartford Family Photographer

After multiple cancellations due to rainy weather, I was finally able to meet with one of my regular clients to take some fall family photos for them. We had such beautiful weather and the leaves were so gorgeous! As it turned out, all the rainy weather cancellations lead us to the perfect fall day for photos. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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The P Family Session- West Hartford, Connecticut Family Photographer

I’m trying to do a little long overdue blogging today and post some more recent shoots that I’ve done. Here is another fun family session with a really adorable toddler and his parents. Like most children his age, this little guy was not the least bit interested in looking at the camera or posing for shots. So I worked on catching him in those candid moments where he was just having fun with his mom and dad. I’m so pleased with how these turned out….and I especially LOVE the flower garden this time of year in Elizabeth Park. So glad we caught some cloudy moments so we could capture a few shots in there that morning.

These are a few of my personal favorites from our session:

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