The Candid Portrait

Candid portraits are a very special part of a session. I may get a candid moment when I prompt the kids to do something with each other or when they are simply hanging out together and they think it’s a moment when I’m not working my camera.  For my blog this week I’ve decided just to pick some ” in the moment” images from a really lovely session. We’ve got some special ones of all the family too but I’ll save those for the gallery!

Reading Ma portrait photograph

Environmental portrait

Candid sibling portrait


I photographed these three brothers last week and with a splash of orange in the background and some discovered apples on the grass, these portraits have a fall feel about them!

Brothers portrait

Metrowest boston portrait

Two More Sisters

I just love these portraits! The girls looked fantastic their black dresses. The choice of dress color worked so well with the setting and worked perfectly to focus the viewer on the important aspects of the portraits-expression and togetherness.

Westford portrait photographer

Westford MA portrait photograph

Two Sisters

It was nice to see one of my first clients return again for portraits. There was lots of energy, laughter and smiles too. I have to say a big thank you to the eldest sister for being very encouraging and patient with her younger sister for these portraits. Here’s a couple of images from the session that I really like.

 Sisters portrait

Sisters black and white portrait

Early Fall Morning

I photographed this little girl a year ago.  Her portrait (lying in a basket surrounded by leaves) is in my baby gallery. Here she is back again and ready to explore. She was dressed to impress with her bear for company. I just loved the coat and hat which was a perfect choice for our first chilly morning of Fall!

Baby girl portrait

Acton portraiture

Black and white toddler portrait

Ahead of the curve for the holidays

Last year I sent my holiday card in the new year. This year I was determined to be more organized and so with a few minutes to spare I got my kids in the garden to capture THE PERFECT posed portrait for the card.  I got the portrait for the card (which I can’t show because it spoils it for all my family and friends who look on here).  However the special ones for me were some of  the out-takes. Just the ones of themselves being silly. My kids are just too funny!  With them I don’t overdo it with the camera and they often are very relaxed and have fun.


Black and white

black & white candid

Hello Again

It is gratifying to have repeat clients.  Many families who book sessions with me return again. I am always astonished to see how much the children have grown. It shouldn’t be a suprise but as the photographer the memory of the previous portraits tend to stay with me until we meet again.

These two children are certainly growing up. I’ve got some delightful images from the session selected for the galley too!

Acton MA portrait

Acton child photographer

Concord Fall Festival

We will be exhibiting at the Concord Fall Festival being held at The Old Manse this weekend. (October 10-13.)  The festival includes exhibits by other local artists, produce for sales by local farmers and artisans, poetry readings and lots more.

Mike is taking some time this fall to photograph landscapes. Recently he got up even earlier than the kids (that’s quite something) and spent some time in Concord. Here’s a couple of landscapes from his dawn session.

Concord North Bridge

Concord Fall Festival

Pick Of The Week

I spent a delightful hour with these children. This little girl had a fun time exploring the bridge and playing with bubbles. She also has three fantastic brothers. They love soccer and I think they make a fantastic team. The portrait below is one of my favorites this year.

acton massachusetts baby portrait

baby bubbles photo

3 brothers portrait

Fun Fall Session

Last week I spent some time with this brother and sister for their session in one of the orchards in the area. Mike helped out on this shoot and we got some great images. In fact it’s taken me almost a week to pick my favorites, well some of them at least. They’ll be more to follow in the gallery!

Bolton MA portrait

Fall portrait

Black and white sibling portrait