Archive for the ‘baby’ Category

Perfect Baby Photos

June 29, 2010

Are you tired of perfect outdoor baby photos that almost look unreal?  I hope not because I can’t get enough of it.  I love the lighting, I love the background, I love that the kids love being outside.  It’s a win win situation.  How cute are these kids… no, seriously.  They’re like little baby models or something.  Gotta love ’em.

Family First

June 22, 2010

Our traveling studio takes us out to Spencer, MA for this post.  I was delighted to photograph such a big group of people for a family photo.  It can be challenging with lots of little kids but also really rewarding when you get a great shot.  We did big groups that day, small groups, couples, individuals and if there were any animals… we would have photographed them too!  This also reminds me of how special my job as photographer is.  I get to be part of people’s wedding day, then photograph their babies, children and other important events in people’s lives; it’s a good gig.   We had great weather and the babies were happy, what more can you ask for!

Welcome to East Boston, Piers Park to be exact!  I photographed this family not too long ago.  Michael (the Dad pictured) is an excellent musician and teacher at Zumix here in East Boston.  He will be playing saxophone and/or flute for the cocktail hour at our wedding, along with 2 other musicians.  Jessica (the Mom pictured) is an amazing classical singer.  If you’re interested in hiring either of them for your wedding… you can reach Jessica at:   jkcdiva {at} gmail {dot} com and check out Michael’s music here.

Hola Xavito

May 27, 2010

You gotta love this cute little guy!  He’s one of Aviva’s (our daughter) best friends and lives on the same block.  He has this really cool car that Mama and Dada push him in… which Aviva also loves!  We photographed their family at Piers Park in East Boston.  It’s a great place to take family photos as well as wedding photos or other kinds of portraits.  This is another installation of our traveling studio; a simple lighting set up that looks great and can be taken virtually anywhere.  Father’s day is coming up, call to schedule your own portrait session!  617.930.4632

Baby Love, Baby Love

April 7, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me what’s photographically possible at some one’s home.  The photos shown here on the white background were also taken at the family’s house.  We have several small backdrops that we can set up virtually anywhere.  It’s great for us because shooting in a studio everyday can be awfully boring.  That’s why I love taking photos on location, you get the best of both worlds… and it’s much easier for the family.

Fall Family Photos

November 30, 2009

This cute young family asked me bring the Traveling Photo Studio to their beautiful home in New Hamphire, at the absolute peak of the fall foliage. It was breathtaking. It reminded me of what I’m missing as a city dweller. The quite streets, the dappled sunlight beaming through the trees and the quaint town center were all such a treat to witness. It was great too because the little, little baby was just born and it’s so great to be able to get photos without having to truck the newborn to the mall or to a photo studio for pictures. To see more photos from the traveling studio click here.

Oh Boy!

November 16, 2009

Congrats to the new family! I photographed Nick and Tiffany’s wedding last year around this time. Flash forward 1 year… It’s a boy! Mom and baby are both doing great. It looks like Nick is going to be a caring and loving Dad. I’m so very happy for them!

The first thing to know is that there is no right or wrong answer. Every photographer will have different preferences. Truth be told, the photograph is ultimately about you and/or your family, so do what feels best.

Having that said, there are a few things that I would suggest to avoid and things to shoot for.

Do Wear:

-What you like to wear and what you feel good in, that’s the most important.
-Coordinating outfits are great.
-Accents and colors that compliment each other are the goal. If the baby is wearing a particular colored shirt, maybe Dad’s collared undershirt can accent that color. If Mom’s wearing a certain color, maybe she can accent the color theme with her accessories.
-Colors that you know work well on you.
-The feeling you want to convey; lighter shirts on top give the pictures a more casual and bright look. Darker shirts on top give the portraits a more serious and thoughtful feel.

Don’t Wear:

-All black or all white tops, it doesn’t create much visual interest and can make for a tricky exposure
-Big logos
-Busy patterns that may overwhelm the photo, and distract attention from the subjects and your expressions
-Things that are too reflective, some eye make-ups that have glitter in them, and things that shimmer will also reflect the camera flash. They can be distracting and can look a little weird.
-Try not to wear the same exact outfit as the other
Hope that helps! 

First Birthday Fiesta

September 13, 2009

Here are a few photos from a baby’s first birthday party. We also did several different family groupings, whole family, smaller family… and don’t forget Our New England Patriots who kick off the season tomorrow night, see the schedule here. You’ll also notice the beautiful red-haired baby in the last photo who just happens to be our baby, Aviva! I love her to bits… and where did that red hair come from?

Beauty Abound

August 21, 2009

This is the first of a 2 part maternity/baby photo session. The main image of the couple on the bed is meant to be a diptych. The second photo will be taken once the baby is here. The photo will be set up identically to this one, only the baby will be in the middle. We had such a beautiful photo session with this couple. The are so in love and it couldn’t have been more apparent. They must have really been focusing their hearts and minds on each other and the baby during the photo session because I feel a deeper vibration in the images. The couple was easy to work with seeing as they are both actors and artists. Their openness to my ideas allowed this shot to happen. Originally, I was concerned that a photo in a bed would be a bit too risque for a pregnancy session. Often times, ideas for photos sound really strange beforehand. But they went for it and I feel it was a very successful photo! It just goes to show… trust your photographer even if the idea sounds a little crazy : )