“Tis The Season

No, not that season, the other one, high school senior portrait season! We are in the thick of it now.

For those with portrait sessions to come, we will have images ready in good time for you to make a selection for the school yearbook. For those viewing proof galleries now, please have your choices to me 7-10 days minimum ahead of the submission deadline. That gives me enough time to make the portraits look wonderful and leaves the last few days for those with the later bookings.

Here’s a couple of lovely portraits from a high school senior session held long before the chilly weather arrived.

Senior portrait

Littleton senior yearbook 2018

One Family Two Sessions

It’s been a while since I blogged but here is a family that I really enjoyed photographing. I first met Mom, Dad and son last Fall for a lovely outdoor session which is featured in another blog entry. It was great to revisit with them back in February at their home for a newborn family session with the arrival of their daughter. I combined portraits from both sessions here. I hope they are doing well and enjoying their summer.

Acton child photographer portrait

Acton family portrait

Newborn portrait with sibling

Newborn at home portrait

A Year On

It was great to meet up with this family again, a year after taking the newborn and family portraits. I am just rounding of my work on their order so I thought it a good time to blog. The one year old daughter was a little more busy this time around and as the session finished I suggested we try some final shots of her with the dog. There was a chance it may not work. Why would the dog want to stay still with all that park to run around in and why would a toddler want to take a break from exploring? It all came together nicely as you can see in the final portrait.

Girl in blue dress

Family with dog portrait

Blue eyed toddler

Toddler with dog

Double Feature

Recently I had the pleasure of working with this lovely family for two sessions. The first was outdoors when the star of the show was their eldest son. The newest addition to the family arrived shortly after and second son was the main attraction in studio. I put together some selections from both sessions here. It’s nice to see the contrast in mood between indoor and outdoor. Beautiful portraits.

Boston family portrait

Concord photographer

Massachusetts family studio portrait

Boston baby portrait

Three friends

I thought I’d post these three girls together as they are all good friends at the same school. If I have some more time later I’ll add some more portraits from the each individual session. I really enjoyed all three sessions. The girls were really great to work with.

Message to the girls if they check out this post- Get busy picking your yearbook portrait! Not long until the deadline!

Boston senior yearbook photographer

Littleton High School photographer

Littleton senior yearbook photo

Summer Session

A very nice family to spend time photographing this summer. The little boy was full of smiles and as the Mom told me via email, there were too many good portraits to choose from! Here’s three I picked out and it was difficult to choose.

Boy with bubble

Boston family photographer

Boston baby photographer

Portraits over the years

It is always a great pleasure and honor to be able to take portraits of my returning clients and to see how the children have grown over the intervening years. These two lovely girls are a case in point, I first photographed them back in 2008 and I delved into the archives of my blog to find their portraits from that session to see how much they’ve changed (see the last two photos below). This time we did an indoor studio session and the family dog made an appearance too. As much as they’ve grown one thing hadn’t changed – these sisters are still the most delightful subjects to photograph!

2 sisters in studio

Two girls and a dog in studio

sisters kissing

Girl black and white

Best Family Photographer in Boston

I was very pleased to find that last month Jane McDonagh Photography was honored as one of the top 5 family photographers in Boston on the CBS site.
It is always a pleasure to be so recognized when there are so many photographers in the area, but what was particularly satisfying was the comment “her photography has a classic, tasteful eye” because this is what I like to think makes my work stand out. I believe the strength of my work has always been the timeless quality of a classic composition with perfect lighting which is then subtly and artfully polished with the sophisticated use of professional photo editing tools. The results are images of elegance whose apparent simplicity belie the work and experience required to create them. I know I am lucky to get the feedback of clients who discern this quality and appreciate great art and tell me this is why they chose me to take their family portraits, but it is gratifying that the work put into crafting these images is also more widely recognized in an online publication.

CBS best Boston family photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile this record breaking winter goes on but it hasn’t stopped clients from braving the elements to visit my studio – it has been the busiest start to the year I’ve ever had and I will soon start blogging some of the recent lovely sessions. In the meantime I was browsing through some old images and this one caught my attention as the perfect antidote to the piles of snow surrounding us at the moment. The dreamlike quality of this image certainly makes me dream of flowers in Spring!

Picking spring flowers

Another High School Senior Guy

Here is an addition to the list of senior boys photographed this past Fall season and another chance for me to talk soccer and all things local. ( He is a student at my home town high school.) His sister also hung out for a while for some extra portraits. A lovely session all in all.

Littleton yearbook senior photographer

Littleton photographer

A year for the guys

Still wrapping up orders from last year and from some recent work I’ve done it occurred to me that in 2014 I photographed more guys than gals for senior portraits. That is a first! I’d like to say it was because I’m am pretty good at holding a conversation about soccer, Manchester United, The NE Patriots and all things engineering ( because that’s what my son is into). Somehow though, I don’t think these guys came to me for scintillating conversation. The sessions were great though and I know my clients liked the end product. Here’s a selections from some of the sessions. Good luck to all for in the next step of their learning.

Concord senior portrait

Acton senior yearbook photographer

Littleton yearbook senior photographer

Concord senior portrait

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