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Archive for September, 2011

Rock out

As much as I adore working with babies and toddlers, it was a nice change of pace to spend some time hanging out with these middle-school age brothers. Although they are all very unique, they do share an intense common love of music. Mom wanted to incorporate both the traditional and more funky styles that the boys enjoy playing, so we split our time between the formal music room and the DJ studio in the basement. Yes, you read that right – they have an actual, functioning DJ booth, and they know how to use it! Mom is planning a massive canvas collage featuring these images to help decorate the space, and I’m dying to see how it all looks on the walls!

Family, Kids
  1. Donna says: Oh my gosh, I LOVE all of these! Really captured the family as these are! on 09.29.11 @ 8:46 pm

Remember the Love

Sometimes I look at my little family of four and can’t imagine what our lives would be like with another child. It is so perfect, exciting, and, well, overwhelming with the children we already have, that adding a third seems a bit crazy! And maybe it would be. But this family sure made it look fun! I loved watching how the little boy looked up to his big sisters, and equally enjoyed seeing how his sisters played so well with him. Sure, there was a TON of energy involved and I was ready for a nap as soon as the session ended, but they made having three kids seem like the most amazing thing in the world.

The images we captured this beautiful summer evening make my heart happy. Mom walking down the beach chatting and laughing with her girls…the whole family hugging, tickling, giggling…sisters laughing at a shared secret…these are my favorite kind of images, both for my clients and my own family. Years from now, I want to remember the love we shared, the fun we had, and the way we played. I am honored to have documented a few hours in this family’s life, and I am thrilled that they love their images as much as I do.

Family, Kids
  1. Kathleen Tattan says: This is my gorgeous family and I think every picture is beautiful. You certainly captured their true personalities. I also like that you took special pictures of my son John and Anne-Marie. I have no idea how there are going to decide. Kathleen Tattan on 10.10.11 @ 4:01 pm

  2. Elizabeth says: I love these pictures! Absolutely gorgeous. Honestly every picture is amazing. on 10.10.11 @ 4:15 pm

  3. Kyla LeConti says: As time passes you will have these INCREDIBLE photos to look at and remember all the fun that was had at the great ages your children are at now. I am amazed at how each little individual personality shines thru. Wonderful photographs!!! on 10.10.11 @ 4:55 pm

  4. Kelly Maguire says: Wow! These are all so beautiful. You all look like you could be in the J Crew summer catalog. on 10.10.11 @ 8:24 pm

  5. Paulette Zuena says: Your photos are absolutely beautiful. You've captured the personalities of each of the children and the parents in a very unique and special way. What a wonderful keepsake for the Tattans! on 10.11.11 @ 12:57 pm

Light, Love, and Laughter

Three kids, 100 sticky degrees, and about a trillion mosquitoes. Seems like a recipe for disaster rather than a photo shoot!
And yet…not only did we make it through the session, but everyone managed to have fun and look amazing at the same time. Of course, it helped that we were in a beautiful park surrounded by the most gorgeous late-summer light. I think beautiful light makes everyone happier. Even if they are being attacked by ginormous blood-sucking bugs.

Family, Kids
  1. Joanne O'Brien says: They are breathtaking. The expression of their faces are priceless. Wowie!!! on 09.27.11 @ 9:33 am

  2. Kelly Verrill says: Your family is BEAUTIFUL! I love the one of Conor not wanting to be kissed LOL. I'd love to know where they were taken. Great job! on 09.27.11 @ 9:48 am

  3. Carol Oliver says: Fantastic! You know I always love seeing the pictures of the kids - these brought tears to my eyes. on 09.27.11 @ 10:25 am

  4. Patti says: Awesome!!! on 09.27.11 @ 10:32 am

  5. Keren says: The photo's are beautiful!! The background is fantastic and the whole family looks awerome!! Love it on 09.27.11 @ 10:35 am

  6. Paula says: The pictures are beautiful! on 09.27.11 @ 12:29 pm

  7. Sheri O'Connor says: These photos are beautiful! You always have the nicest family photos - where were you - the location is perfect!! on 09.27.11 @ 12:43 pm

  8. Brenda and Tom says: What a photogenic family! The backround ain't bad either!! Stupendous!!! on 09.27.11 @ 1:26 pm

  9. Kristin Romano says: Beautiful photos! Memories that will last a lifetime! on 09.27.11 @ 4:23 pm

  10. Rob Rogers says: The one with all the kids in the grass looks great! on 09.27.11 @ 4:30 pm

Having Fun

During the planning phase of this session, Mom told me that she wanted photos “of the boys having fun, just doing what they do.” So, we played!

One of my favorite things about this session was witnessing the strong bond between brothers. Big bro knew just how to make the little guy laugh, and giggles spilled everywhere when they hugged/wrestled. I think the only thing better than hanging out with the boys was watching their mother’s face as she looked on from the sidelines.

Baby, Family, Kids
  1. Melissa says: Thanks again Sarah! We will treasure these photos forever!!! on 09.24.11 @ 9:04 pm

  2. karen says: omg I wish I lived in Boston so you could take our pics. Melissa is my sister we live in Indiana on a 1 acre wooded lot could you just imagine the pictures you could take??????? on 09.24.11 @ 9:41 pm

  3. Maggie says: What a wonderful group of photos! You captured the family in such a loving way. on 09.25.11 @ 1:14 am

  4. marge says: Super pictures. on 09.27.11 @ 12:56 pm

  5. Sylvia says: The pictures are wonderful. It looks as if they were in our yard doing what they do. Lots of fun and love. on 11.19.11 @ 5:26 pm

  6. John says: Thes photos are spectacular on 11.19.11 @ 5:54 pm

More Fall Fun

A few more snaps of my boys (and girl) apple picking yesterday…

Now we’re gearing up for an afternoon of baking! Bring on the cinnamon 🙂

Kids, My Family
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Welcome Fall

If there’s one thing I like more than summer in New England…it’s autumn in New England! We had a blast at Smolak Farm’s Apple Festival today – apple picking with Johnny Appleseed, singalongs, great food, wagon and hay rides, and even selecting the perfect pumpkin. It’s all happening again Sunday, so head on over if you are looking for something fun and “fallish” to do with (or without!) the kids.

Events, Kids, My Family
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Michelle’s Menagerie

This morning, my boys and I were treated to an amazing show, courtesy of Imajine That and Michelle’s Menagerie! The boys can’t stop talking about the snake, but I think my favorite was the fox…

  1. Deb Cook says: Love the pics how do we order? on 09.23.11 @ 3:20 pm

  2. Maria says: I agree with Deb. How can we order? on 09.23.11 @ 5:10 pm

    • smccaffery says: Email me the photos you're interested in, and I'll send you the info for ordering! Glad you like them! on 09.23.11 @ 5:12 pm

Welcome home, Darby!

It’s hard to describe how much this little girl means to our family. She was our first baby, and we often remind Hudson and Ollie that they need to love and respect their big sister! Most mornings, Oliver and I come downstairs first and he snuggles up to Darby in her dog bed, gently spreading his beloved blanket all around her. Hudson adores taking her for walks and playing fetch in the back yard. She is such a good girl that neighbors often think she has an electric collar because she chases squirrels at full speed precisely until she reaches the property line! At night, she’s my editing buddy – curling up in my lap as I spend endless hours in front of the computer.

When she got sick last week, we were devastated to hear the vet even suggest the possibility that she might not make it. We still don’t understand the exact cause, but she suffered from acute kidney failure, and without the love, medicine, and dedication of the staff at Bulger Animal Hospital, she might not be with us today. The boys and I were overjoyed to pick her up today, and we are crossing our fingers that her condition continues to improve in the coming days. For now, though, we are just focused on giving our little girl as much love as we possibly can!

My Family
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A breeze

Editing this session was a breeze – the family seriously belongs in a magazine! Not to mention the impeccably decorated house (I know mom is laughing as she reads this because she insists it’s a work in progress…). Little A was just over 7 weeks when these pics were taken, and he was such a trooper! We wanted some open-eye shots of his baby blues – check. Sleepy shots of his innocent little face – check. Cuddly, loving, beautiful shots of the family together – check. Even the dog cooperated! Doesn’t get much better than that…

Family, Newborn
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This session was a celebration. A celebration of a very special third birthday, a celebration of a family’s love, and a celebration of life by the sea. I loved absolutely everything about it – from the gorgeous light and uncensored love to the giggles and playful splashes. This is what being a family is all about!

Family, Kids
  1. Lauren Reynolds says: Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! on 09.14.11 @ 10:08 pm

  2. Kim says: Shahnaz your son is Beautiful!! Love you family photos! on 09.29.11 @ 3:03 pm

  3. Pouye says: Hi dears! Thes are incredible photos! Loved them. Hope your happieness stays neverending. love on 09.29.11 @ 4:06 pm