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Sometimes you show up to photograph family and have to figure out how to make things work on the spot. This rambunctious family had both teenagers and babies, and I knew organizing 6 people was going to be a task for Mom and Dad on picture day. So in our pre-session consultation, we decided just…

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I have known this family for 7 years now. And although the Mom and I are very different women, I feel like we’ve been on the same journey as our families have grown and we have gotten older. Their story inspires me because they had a dream of living life with love and children, and…

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“We are going to be blue,” said this Mom as we were looking at the weather forecast for Saturday. After just getting her daughter home from yet another surgery, their fall family portrait session was finally coming up this weekend. And the forecast was to be overcast, windy and cold. But, it was now or…

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This time of year in Connecticut, photographers do tons and tons of family photography sessions. And every family tends to want the same thing. . . colorful Fall leaves, everyone smiling at the camera and to look amazing for their yearly Christmas card. This family wanted a little of that, but they also wanted to…

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What do you do when you want beautiful Fall family pictures taken, but you have a very playful 6-year-old who only wants to have fun? Well, you make your family photography session a fun-filled exploration of the woods and river! We were so blessed to have gorgeous weather and leaves still on the trees when we…

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Sometimes, you can have the deck stacked against you, and with a little prayer, things just work out better than you could ever hope for. This family decided they wanted portraits several months back, but the timing of other events pushed out their session date to the middle of September. No worries, it was still…

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This family really wanted gorgeous flowers and a park-like setting for their family photography session. But, it was August. Everything was just GREEN now, wasn’t it? But we talked about it and came up with the perfect spot. Aha! Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Connecticut turned out to be our saving grace. And look at…

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When we first tried to do this family’s photography session, it was part of an extended family session. They were kind enough to let everyone else go first, and when it was their turn, the clouds opened up. So we rescheduled, and that next date it stormed. Finally, it was third-times-a-charm! And honestly, I know…

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As a photographer that specializes in working with babies and young children, I felt like I was being thrown into the deep end when a friend contacted me to take an extended family portrait for her parent’s 50th anniversary gift. You see, although she had a 7-year-old son, her brother’s family included kids that were…

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Some of my favorite photography sessions are those where I get to hang out with a family that I’ve worked with before. This family is a member of my Baby Club and since little Mason here just turned 6 months old, and his sister just turned 3, it was time to do another session. Given…

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Now, these are some people I’m going to miss. They have decided to accept an opportunity to live in Brazil for Dad’s work, and they’ll be leaving in a few weeks.  This family befriended me five years ago when I first moved to New England. Their daughter was the same age as my oldest and…

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  • Aparna RamnathJune 2, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Beautiful!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anaheeta PintoJune 2, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous family! Great job, Amber!ReplyCancel

  • Julie KrauseJune 2, 2015 - 1:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures and good luck on your next amazing journey Pinto family!!!! You be very much missed!!ReplyCancel

No, you didn’t forget! Well, you almost did, but boy is she going to love you for this Mother’s Day Gift. Every mother wants beautiful photographs of her children, and every mother NEEDS to be in photos with her children. This isn’t just a gift for the mothers in your life, this is a gift…

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When I photographed this family last fall, we had such a good time. Throwing leaves and playing games, gave us tons of happy, family portraits. However, it wasn’t until I got a chance to review the images later that I realized we didn’t photograph something very important: Dad, on his own, with each of his…

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Snow day. . .again! I know some of you are thinking, what’s the big deal? Day off from school, some sledding and snowman building, and hot chocolate too; sounds like a good deal to me! Yeah, I used to think just like you. Unfortunately, that whole snow-play thing doesn’t last more than an hour folks….

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I will totally admit that my heart broke a little when I realized that moving to Connecticut meant that my kids wouldn’t experience growing up in the South. The first time I heard Superhero call after a group of friends on the playground and say, “hey, wait up you guys,” I almost gasped out loud. In…

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All season long I’ve been showing you families that I’ve photographed and all the fun we’ve had. Well, during that hectic time, I found a few moments to get my family’s portraits made as well.

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This family lives right next door, so to say I know their kids and backyard is an understatement. When Mom suggested that we just hang out back there to make their fall family portraits, I was so thrilled! Kids really show you their personalities when they are comfortable in their environment, and if they feel…

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This was one of those days that I literally thought I was going to turn into a human popsickle. I wore 4 layers of clothing and was in awe when this little family pulled off their coats and started having fun. The girls reminded me of shy little fairies, eager to have fun but taking…

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We were cutting it close getting this family’s fall pictures taken, and not just because our leaves are rapidly leaving the trees! Momma was only 3 weeks away from delivering her little bundle of joy on this chilly Saturday afternoon.

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