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Turning a Family Walk into Beautiful Photographs

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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Gorgeous Family Photos in Elizabeth Park West Hartford, Connecticut

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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Laughter, Love and a Furry Brother. Who Could Ask for More?

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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The More the Merrier! Dogs, Cousins, and a Lot of Laughter.

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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Bubbles, Green Grass and a Little Backyard Flying Make Great Summer Family Photos

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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One last thing before we go. . .

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

Silly Daddy, Need a Mother’s Day Gift?

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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Those Special Moments

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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Sometimes, You Just Gotta Break the Rules!

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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The Benefits of Growing Up Yankee | Southington, Connecticut Family Children Photographer

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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The Fastest and Most Fabulous Family Portraits (of course, I may be a bit prejudice) | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

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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Leaves, the Dog, and Games Make Gorgeous Family Portraits | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

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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Freezing in the Forest Gets You Fantastic Fall Photos | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

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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Maternity and Family Fall Pictures at Horse Barn Hill, University of Connecticut | Maternity Family Photographer

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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Fall Family Photo Session at JB Williams Park | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, CT

Sometimes the biggest gems are right in our backyard. I’ve taken my kids hiking and to just play in this park many times, but it wasn’t until I visited with my photographer’s hat on that I saw how truly beautiful the park at JB Williams really is.  This family of five was happy to jump over…

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Family Photos in the Rain | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

One of the things you fear when you schedule family photography sessions is bad weather.  I’ve had to become part meteorologist, stalking several weather websites so that I’m prepared for whatever comes my way. This Saturday afternoon was supposed to be gorgeous, and then the rain percentages started to creep up. Well I’m not going…

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Family Photos in the Woods and Backyard are the Best | Family Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

Finally! I get to share a recent family session that I just completed. This family and I had an absolute blast together. The little ten-year old hero kept me running the paces as he darted in every direction and the 6-year old princess amazed me with her sweet and almost elegant spirit. Even Mom and…

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What to Wear for Fall Family Photos | Making the Process SO MUCH EASIER! | Family Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

Well, I just finished the bi-yearly task of changing out my family’s closets from warm weather clothes to cold weather ones. And it got me thinking about what we would wear in our upcoming yearly family portraits. Well, clearly nothing that we currently owned was going to work, so a shopping trip was in order….

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How I Edit an Image to Make a Photograph More Beautiful | Baby Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

I find that when I talk to people about editing photos, their eyes glaze over. And I find there are three reasons why; its either a) too technical and comma inducing, b) do you have to remove cars or something from the photo? Didn’t you notice it was there before you took the picture? or…

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