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Cole 6 months | An adorable little guy

Just last week went to visit my good friends at their home to shoot Cole’s 6 month session.  I can’t believe this little nugget is getting so big!  We had lots of fun and he did a great job sitting up for us.  I think shooting 6 month olds is a new fave of mine.  You don’t have to stress about them sleeping (like with newborn sessions) and they aren’t at the point where they are walking, so you don’t have to chase them around!

We had fun changing his outfit!  I love the little boys in jeans and shirtless, it is timeless and super cute to show off all the rolls!

Sometimes you need to hangout with your bears!  I ransacked Prue’s collection of bears and brought them up.  Some of you will recognize Schlepp (this was a fun idea, but he kept sliding down so it was something we only shot a few images of)

I love his eyes in this image!  Such a sweet look from a sweet little boy :)

I usually keep shooting when babies start crying, it’s good to document all the emotions they have.  (obviously if they are crying because they are nervous because they don’t know me, that is a different story).  I think Cole was mad that he was on his stomach, he doesn’t really like tummy time.

Can you even handle the cuteness of the hat! He loves the driving toy on the right, at one point I was shooting while also holding this toy in my arm so I could make noises to get his attention!  I was pretty proud of my multi-tasking abilities!

A little fun time with mom!

Watching a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

Thanks for being a great model Coley!

Lots of love, hugs & kisses -Auntie Amanda

Prue 52 Weeks 1-4 | Personal Portraits

We have been taking photos of Prue everyday for the past 2 years.  This is January was the start of the 3rd year we will have a photo of Prue everyday.  Drew is the one who is in charge of this project.  I occasionally help out and take the photos, but it is mostly Drew.  He is the one that selects the photo for the day and edits most of them.

You can find past years photos on Drew & Prue’s flickr accounts.  The first year we create a calendar using all of the images (each month was the images from the past year).  You can see those here.

This year I created 2 videos using animoto, they were posted on the blog.  You can find them here.

Drew has decided to upload the photos to his flickr account as a week’s worth of images.  He usually uploads them on Sundays (I think that is the correct date, though I don’t know for sure).  He mentioned to me that it would be cool to pick one fave image each week and blog it.  Here are the images from the first 4 weeks.

Week 1

Week 2Week 3Week 4

Katie+Kevin | Engagment Session Westward Orchards Harvard MA

Our friends Katie & Kevin are engaged (duh! pretty obvious from the post title)!  I use to work with Katie as a teacher, she is an amazing person & guidance counselor for 7th & 8th graders.  She is great at what she does & I couldn’t imagine having to “counsel” teenagers everyday (and deal with parents on top of it)…before I digress too much.  Katie and Kevin met during a weekend trip to the Cape (both expecting the weekend to be a “girls & boys night” out and nothing else)  They have been together ever since and as you can see from the images are totally in LOVE!

They were kind enough to “model” for a Shoot Out that I organized for the Lowell Photo Meetup (if you are a photographer in the area find us on facebook!).  We headed to Westward Orchards (thanks to the connection from photographer Kerri Green…her husband’s family owns & runs the orchards) and myself along with a few other photographers shot their engagement session.  The little nerves that they both might have had when we started didn’t show at all in the images.  They rocked the session (which was a little chilly) and we got some AMAZING images.

Kevin & Katie working it with the wheels…sometimes you have to do silly things, it loosens you up and definitely makes for better photos!
A little snuggling is necessary for an engagement session, of course it didn’t hurt that it was a little chilly! Loved Katie’s dedication to getting on the tractor in her heels.   One of my favorites.  These are blueberry bushes (Kerri, correct me if I’m wrong) that turned the most lovely shade of orange/red.  I also loved that they were so symmetrical in rows. We set up a little picnic in the orchard.  a great quilt -check! some yummy Champagne -check! Apple Pie -check!  Great photos -check & check! We didn’t have sun for most of the shoot, it was a very overcast day, when it showed up for about 15 minutes we ditched the quilt and shot, shot, shot! I hand-painted this parasol for my wedding and decided to bring it to the session.    Yeah, for yummy light and not too many smushed apples on the ground.  We did have to clear the ground a bit before they laid down, but I am sure it is way better then at the height of apple season.I am sure you already know this Katie… but I’ll say it anyway, you are gorgeous!  Absolutely Stunning!
Get out with Kevin’s great blue eyes, they are such a great shade of blue & the light only made them bluer. (I hope you are blushing too much, Kevin) This is a guilty pleasure shot for Katie…she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Twilight.  As soon as we started talking about shooting in an apple orchard, the first things she asked was can we do the Twilight shot.  I was happy to oblige her!  (I’m totes Team Edward if you were wondering)

Katie & Kevin thank you for being amazing & so great!  We can’t wait to shoot their wedding this coming June.  I am sure it will be full of love & lots of laughs.

-Amanda