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.
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.
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!
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.
Here’s my boy. He’s not so much a boy anymore though. I don’t photograph him too much in a formal setting these days although my thinking for this is that I don’t want to use up all his goodwill towards a portrait session before his senior photos next year! Back in May he performed in the UMass Lowell senior wind ensemble. ( I can’t say enough about how great the Umass NEYWE music program is under the direction of Deb Huber). I convinced him to let me take a formal portrait to mark the occasion and also because he had just turned 16. These images can be so bittersweet though. The portrait makes me remember how really special the concert was for our family but also reminds me that my son is growing up so fast……
It’s been a little busy and this blog has been a little neglected – I’ll do my best to play catch up with a few selected sessions before things get really busy in the fall!
This session featured a newborn and big brother, who as you can see obviously showed a lot of love – it’s a delight to capture these early moments of sibling bonding.
This is a studio session from late last year, and what a happy session it was – this little guy was full of smiles. As you can see 6 months is a great age for portraits, the baby can sit and hold his head up easily and there is scope for lots of interaction. All in all a wonderful session with plenty of choices for a holiday card!
Jane McDonagh Photography is an award winning portrait studio with the photographer specializing in children, baby, family and seniors portraiture. Photographing your child in natural light on location and with studio lights at the West Concord studio. Serving the Littleton, Acton, Westford, Carlisle, Concord, Groton, Arlington, Sudbury, Lexington, Lincoln, Newton, Leominster, Fitchburg, Wellesley, Needham, Weston, Wayland, Andover, Arlington, Bolton, Boxborough and MetroWest Boston MA areas. Children’s photographer, baby photographer, senior portraits, newborn photographer, and family photographer.
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!
Beautiful twins came to my studio back in late January. This was the second time around for newborn photos for this Mom and I am very happy she asked me again to take her babies portraits. We had to cancel the original session because of snow. The booking was rescheduled on another day that also ushered in another load of snow. Fortunately we decided to plan an earlier date before the bad weather was forecast. Good call! If we hadn’t done that the date would have been pushed out beyond the best time period for newborn portraits and it would have been difficult to settle the babies. Everything worked out great and we got some delightful portraits!
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.
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!