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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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The Power of a Good Tickle | Children Photographer Glastonbury, Connecticut

It’s amazing how our little ones can surprise us. Little Curly Top’s mom was really worried because the weather soured and turned our outside session into and inside one. You see, Curly Top can be crabby when he’s at home but always perks up when they go on an outing.   Having mom’s undivided attention changed…

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The Best Smiles Happen at Home | Glastonbury, Connecticut Baby Photographer

So often you see children hide behind their parents legs or cling to them for dear life when the family is out and about. Add an unfamiliar adult with a camera pointed in their direction, and you’ve got the recipe for blank stares, tons of unhappy faces, or a complete meltdown. This baby girl’s momma…

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