Monthly Archives: October 2012

D Family – Hopkinton, MA

The D family contacted us recently to have photos taken – partly for their Christmas cards, and of course, to have the memories captured in time.

We decided to meet at Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, MA. Having never been there, we went a day or two earlier and found some lovely locations we hoped to use on the day of the shoot.

The day we met them, it was a beautiful sunny day – too sunny! Capturing photos is always easier on a cloudy day, it helps to eliminate harsh shadows and gives a much more even lighting. We worked with what we were given though – and had fun in the process.

It took a bit to get the kids to act natural in front of the camera. We had to use great teamwork this day – David focused (no pun intended) on the camera and Rhiannon did great occupying the kids – she had them throw leaves since they wanted to play with them anyway – and boy did it pay off – look at those smiles!


As the parents loosened up, dad really go into it too and started throwing out some great suggestions for poses and shots. Maybe he should consider a career switch??


We such a fun time with this sweet family – we hope they did too!

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Swenson Family – OC, CA

We went on vacation recently to Orange County, CA to visit David’s sister, her husband, and their 3 children. We were fortunate to be able to spend 10 fun-filled days with them – and just before sunset on one of those days, we were privileged to be able to shoot some family photos for them.

As anyone who has ever tried to take photos of small children knows, it’s nearly impossible to get them all looking at the camera at the same time. We had several tricks up our sleeves that we tried that day. From telling them there’s a fun bug in the camera lens and asking if they can see it too, to being completely ridiculous.

Rhiannon got a great workout this day as David was shooting – she stayed directly behind him and danced like a fool and made silly faces. David pretended not to know she was doing anything and would glance back every now and again and she would stop immediately. This of course brought great delight to the two oldest especially. They giggled and giggled and tried to tell him what Aunt Rhiannon was doing, but he never caught her. It worked like a charm – at least on these two oldest – the youngest apparently thought she was completely crazy, but was definitely looking in the direction of the camera nonetheless. Mom and dad may have been a bit embarrassed to be seen with us 🙂 Ahh, the things we do for our craft!

The adults and kids alike did great – especially since this particular park we were at is one where they often visit to play on the play structure! I believe the words from the oldest as we were walking back toward the van and he veered off toward the play structure were: “but we didn’t come here to take pictures, we came here to play!”


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Sarah – Outdoor Senior Session – Berlin MA

Sarah is a super sweet girl that we met through church – her youth director is one of our friends and introduced us when Sarah was looking for a photographer to shoot her senior photos. She is a senior at Algonquin Senior High School in Northborough, MA and headed to Chicago for college next year. We’ll miss seeing her face at church!

The day of the shoot, we met Sarah and her mother, Hanne (it’s obvious where Sarah gets her beauty from – both inside and out!) at a local conservation area – Berlin Meadows in the center of the town of Berlin, MA. This is a gem of a place – very easy to find, being right on Rt 62. It has a wide open field, a gorgeous stone wall, beautiful flower beds, and trees and trails to boot.


When we left Berlin Meadows, we headed up the road to a railroad crossing (who doesn’t love some railroad track shots?) where we also found a nice brick shack that provided a great backdrop as well. It was so interesting, I’m sure we’ll be visiting here again in the future.


All in all, this was a great day with these lovely ladies – we can’t wait to get to know them better!

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