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To Infinity and Beyond! – Boston Family Photographer

Wow…..I had the most amazing session this weekend.  To begin with, it was a themed shoot.  The family suggested we try space as her two sons will be dressing for Halloween as Toy Story characters….if you haven’t guessed, the oldest will be Buzz Lightyear.  We planned to meet at my favorite Concord location.  We got the most PERFECT evening….the trees are in their peak colors, the air was warm, and the evening light was to die for.  I knew they were going to bring a homemade spaceship.  I had no idea how awesome it would be.  When they got out of their car and started unloading the rocket, I knew immediately this was going to be one of my favorite shoots of all time.  The family was so sweet and warm and the boys were adorable and just a blast!  Feast your eyes on this:

Space themed session - Boston Family Photographer

Sharon and Lino (and Grandma), it was so wonderful to finally meet you and shoot this session.  Thank you for “getting it” and for being up for all the crazy things I asked you to do.  Your boys are beautiful.  I can’t wait to finish processing the rest of the session!

Inna - October 20, 2010 - 12:43 am

Wow, what a fun session! You really rocked it, I love how their personality came through. Love these!

Tamara - October 20, 2010 - 12:55 am

Wow, Susan! What an amazing session!!! I am completely smitten – great job. This family looks like they had so much fun 🙂

Kimberly - October 20, 2010 - 1:03 am

The stars aligned for you on this one too. The weather, the kids, the theme – it’s magical ! Beautiful job, Susan!!

JodyM - October 20, 2010 - 1:09 am

100% in looove with it Susan. It’s adorable, playful, and and your processing is to-die-for.

Susie L - October 20, 2010 - 1:26 am

What absolute fun! You have captured some adorable moments and memories for this family – beautiful job!

bailey - October 20, 2010 - 2:11 am

Love Love LOVE! OMGosh so creative …and FUN! You truly captured the essence of childhood here.

Kari Roberts - October 20, 2010 - 2:23 am

Wow! I love your style! So photojournalistic! Just beautiful.

Katie Lou - October 20, 2010 - 3:15 am

How FUN!! I love that the sessionwas themed, and the captures are too cute and I am sure will be treasured for many many years.

Rebekah - October 20, 2010 - 3:32 am

OH MY GOSH! Could these be any more fun? LOVE THESE! (totally jealous by the way!)

Lila - October 20, 2010 - 1:46 pm

I LOVE themed shoots and this one is awesome!! Your lighting and processing are just perfect. Love every single one of these – the family must be thrilled beyond belief!!

Jaidean - October 20, 2010 - 3:06 pm

That is so awesome…what a fun shoot and I bet the kids had so much fun!

this n that - October 20, 2010 - 3:29 pm

These are wonderful- I love the imagination that went into creating this shoot!

Amanda - October 20, 2010 - 3:33 pm


I love these images. Not only do they show so much fun, but they show so much LOVE. I hope they order an album and HUGE prints to document this day of perfection.

Angela - October 21, 2010 - 4:59 am

what a FUN session!!! i love the rocket!

Brianne Brose - October 24, 2010 - 4:44 pm

oh my goodness, I absolutely adore these images. What an amazing session!!!

Cyndi - October 25, 2010 - 3:27 pm

love the theme! way cute and the kids really look like they had fun!

Tori Piercy - November 2, 2010 - 2:58 am

Oh I love these! These truely capture childhood so perfectly! Gorgeous session!

Adorable Autumn – Boston Children’s Photographer

After several days of rain, we were treated to a gorgeous warm and sunny fall evening.  I had so much fun shooting this session.  The boys were so lovely and gave me the most beautiful smiles.  They really made my job so easy!  Sarah – thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your beautiful boys.  It really was a pleasure!

Autumn Photoshoot Boston Family Photographer

Anette - October 17, 2010 - 6:39 pm

Oh, these are some really adorable little boys!! I love the one of him hiding behind the leaf…it’s so cute how he’s giggling behind it. The one of them both on the wagon is sooo cute too. Gorgeous fall colors you used!! I love them.

Sophie Crew - October 17, 2010 - 9:33 pm

Love your beautiful rich fall colors here! Gorgeous! What cuties!!!

Jennifer Boggett - October 17, 2010 - 11:32 pm

Beautiful boys! I love the fun, playful feel to these. Gorgeous work!

Elizabeth Sethi - October 18, 2010 - 4:19 am

What a fun fall session. The boys are adorable- beautiful soulful eyes. Great clarity on these.

Claire - October 18, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Lovely work. Gorgeous colors! I love the pic of the little guy hiding behind the leaf! Too cute.

Shonda - October 18, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Oh these are wonderful! Look at all that colour!!

Tori Piercy - October 18, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Gosh they are so cute!! Love all of these!!

Kristi Mangan - October 19, 2010 - 3:11 am

gorgeous! love the light and the leaves!! 🙂 such cuties too!

Holiday Mini Sessions Are Here!!!!

Yes, it is THAT time already!  Need photos for holiday cards or gifts?  How about an updated family photo?  Well, I am now offering a very limited number of mini sessions.  You will receive 4 hi-resolution digital images on a disk and 4 gift prints (either 4×6 or 5×7, your choice) of those same images.  You will be able to use the digital images for holidays cards, prints, or sharing online!  Whatever works best for you!  Sessions will be booked on a first come first serve basis.  Payment of the fee holds your session and I cannot hold a session until payment is received.

Available sessions are October 23rd : 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30  &  October 30th: 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30

Holiday Mini Sessions Boston Family Photographer

Autumn Masquerade Tea Party – Boston Family Photographer

Well,  I had a huge treat last weekend.  I got to shoot a gorgeous themed birthday party.  Two of the little girls at this party had birthdays in the same week.  So, why not have a super fun themed birthday party?  My birthday is also in the Fall and I always loved the Halloween themed parties my mother would throw me.  Don’t you just love the masks?  The woodland creatures are just adorable.  I love how the Fox is peeking out at the other animals.  How about that tea party table?  Love love love that banner!  One of the mom’s is an incredibly talented sewer (and knitter) and she made the banner as well as the toadstools!  I went with a vintage processing on this session.  It just seemed to fit the style of the party!

Boston Family Photographer Acton Tea Party Autumn Halloween

Masks by Sundries and Plunder

Styling by Sasha Stavsky

Sophie Crew - September 28, 2010 - 3:24 am

Oh my gosh what an amazing session! I LOVE these – your processing fits the theme and these images so perfectly. Amazing!!!

JodyM - September 28, 2010 - 4:26 am

are you kidding me?! 🙂 gorgeous susan! even the kiddos outfits match perfectly with the party. your vintage processing is perfect for this.

Amanda Radovic - September 28, 2010 - 10:41 am

I love love this idea….I wish I’d been there, looks like so much fun! Love your post treatment too…really works so well.

susie L - September 28, 2010 - 11:07 am

What a cool idea and neat processing on these! Love the ring around the rosey one!

Rosemary - September 28, 2010 - 11:27 am

These are AMAZING!!! The whole theme from conception to post processing is beautiful!!!!

Leanne - September 28, 2010 - 12:27 pm

What fun! I love the styling of the whole event, especially the gorgeous children’s clothing.

angela crutcher - September 28, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Oh my! These are so beautiful and unique! Absolutely love the fell to these! So whimsical!!

Courtney - September 28, 2010 - 12:35 pm

awww! How much fun!!! these are great! very creative!

Tonia - September 28, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Absolutely DARLING!!! You nailed it. 🙂

Vickie - September 28, 2010 - 12:47 pm

These are so beautiful & whimsical. They look straight out of a storybook.

Scarlett - September 28, 2010 - 1:04 pm

so much fun!! love your processing here! great work!

jennifer adams - September 28, 2010 - 1:28 pm

oh wow this is awesome, everything about this is gorgeous! Love all the details!

Tracey - September 28, 2010 - 3:38 pm

How fun! What a marvelous idea!

bridget - September 28, 2010 - 4:13 pm

these are great! So festive…

Cindy - September 28, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Wow, what a fabulous themed party! I just love the captures you got and the vintage processing! They will love these for sure!

Lina - September 28, 2010 - 4:43 pm

Those are divine, such great captures. And connection between them is so raw – love it! Beautiful fun work!

Lila - September 28, 2010 - 7:12 pm

That setup is unreal!! Love it – and your images! The processing is just perfect. You captures some priceless moments for sure!

SusanSenior - September 28, 2010 - 11:25 pm

What a lovely party-really so charming and fun! I wonder what the sound track would be?

Amy Park - September 28, 2010 - 11:31 pm

Susan, absolutely amazing! You never cease to impress me with your creativity.

Alisa - September 29, 2010 - 3:15 am

You have got to be kidding me!! What an AWESOME party! You did such a great job on these – love the processing and you captured everything so well. Fun!!

Jill - September 29, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Just lovely! What a gorgeous party and the photographs really tell a story.

Amanda - September 30, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Well these are brilliant…just brilliant. These are SO fun and filled with great adventure. Great work on these.

Rebekah - October 1, 2010 - 1:29 am

this looks like something out of a magazine. seriously wonderful.

Kimberly - October 6, 2010 - 10:59 pm

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!

Acton Family Mini Session – Boston Family Photographer

I love finding new locations for my shoots.  I recently had a mini session with this family that wanted a quick shoot in a location close to their home.  The day was beautiful and sunny and the location was perfect.  Lush and green with a few remaining summer flowers….as well as some “urban” looking spots as well.  Perfect.

Just a quick note that my Fall calendar is almost entirely booked through October.  I have a select few weekend spots still available with the remaining being weekday time slots.  If you are thinking about your yearly family portrait or photos for your holiday cards, now is the time to book!

Amanda, thank you for allowing me to shoot your family.  They are all completely gorgeous and seriously photogenic!

boston family and children

Scarlett - September 15, 2010 - 11:17 pm

Beautiful!! You have the most beautiful light here:) gorgeous kids! really beautiful shots!

Julie - September 15, 2010 - 11:23 pm

LOVE these! What a good looking group too – love the colours here!

Terra - September 16, 2010 - 1:49 am

great shots,what great looking kids! Beautiful light!

Amy - September 16, 2010 - 1:53 am

LOVE these shots!

Amber - September 16, 2010 - 5:42 am

I absolutely love the range of emotion you’ve captured here! Beautiful images!

Kimberly - September 16, 2010 - 7:27 am

What gorgeous faces! The lighting in these is beautiful…

Vickie - September 16, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Beautiful family & beautiful photos. Love your lighting!

jennifer adams - September 16, 2010 - 2:18 pm

what beautiful children and awesome location! like your use of lighting too!

Tracey - September 16, 2010 - 10:53 pm

Beautiful! The children and the shots!

katie - September 17, 2010 - 8:35 pm

these are adorable!!!

Kimberly - September 21, 2010 - 1:58 am

Love the backlit sun shots !

Kimberly - September 21, 2010 - 2:00 am

so amazing !! Love the apple. The pic of the 3 of them at the desk is the best !