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A Very Barry Christmas

We met Lauren through some friends (Lars and Beth – you’ve seen them before) a year or two ago. She’s such a fun girl – always happy – and a beauty to boot! She contacted us in November to take some photos of her, her brother Matt, and their dogs (Cody and Dexter) for their mom’s Christmas present this year. They have both graduated from High School and college, so they thought it was high-time for some new, updated photos of all the kiddos (plus, Dexter is just 5 1/2 months old!).

Returning to Bower Springs again, we wandered with them for a bit, stopping at the many picturesque places along the way. The puppies (is it wrong to want to steal a client’s dogs?! SO CUTE!) and I had lots of fun – even playing with the little bit of snow there was. Cody especially loves the snow – here he is mid-jump!


It was so fun to spend some time with Lauren and to meet her brother and the dogs – hope we can do it again (even without a camera)! And, we hope mom loves the photos!


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Baby Edie – Newborn – North Kingstown, RI

Neil and Jodi are not new to this blog– you can check out their wedding which we photographed in 2012. This fall we were blessed to be able to go back and meet their newest family member – little Edith Ann. What a precious bundle of joy with reddish peach fuzz hair. We fell in love instantly! And apparently so did Rosco, one of their dogs – he was very protective of her the whole time we were around and very curious about what we were doing.

One of the hazards of newborn sessions will be no surprise to any parents reading this, but for the rest of you just be warned that when exposed to even slightly different temperature air (for example- when removing a diaper to get capture that adorable newborn skin in all its glory) babies have a tendency to relieve themselves all over whoever happens to be nearby.  Both Mom and Dad were recipients of this special little gift during this session, but neither David nor I got hit… this time.  We weren’t there long to take photos – we ran out of light pretty quickly, but were so glad we got some in time! She’s a doll – take a look!


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Peter+Kensie | Chapel Of The Cross | Westborough, MA | Doulos Photography | Central MA Wedding Photographer

You may recall that we recently took engagement photos for Peter and Kensie (see those here) in the snow and had a great time. Their wedding day was much different weather, thankfully 🙂

Both the ceremony and the reception were held at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA where Kensie’s father is the pastor.  Peter’s brother (Andy Needham of the Andy Needham Band, check them out!) used to work at the church as well and he was the one to perform the ceremony.

The guys and girls stayed on opposite sides of the church to get ready – but both had lots of fun. They guys got to hang in the youth room, and the girls had the conference room. The conference room is a great place for brides to get ready and have portraits – there is so much natural light with the large windows overlooking the wooded area behind the church.


One of our favorite moments of the day was when dad saw Kensie for the first time – so sweet and special! Mom was able to be a part of this special time as well – though all others were kicked out for the special time.


The ceremony was beautiful – just like the bride!  All of the thought that went into every detail was astounding. We loved that the ceremony and the reception were both held inside the church. After the ceremony they had a cocktail hour in the foyer while helpers cleared the chairs out of the sanctuary from the ceremony. Then, the party moved back into the sanctuary where there was food and dancing, not to mention a live band.


While all of that was happing inside, we were outside with the wedding paryt. We had a blast with them – they were so fun and easy going.


All in all a fantastic wedding for a fantastic couple – many years of happiness you guys!


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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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