A Gathering of Grandchildren

I had the best time with five very sweet, adorable children the other day.  Their grandma will be celebrating a birthday soon so the parents decided they wanted to give her a very special gift.  There is nothing that will bring more joy to a grand parents heart than mementos of the people they love.  In this case, five very exuberant grandchildren!  Was this job a challenge for me?  Of course it was, but it is the kind of challenge I have grown to love.

I normally take my photos outside so the children can run and play, but it was cold and wet out so we stayed in.  We found an area in the house with ample light, I took out my camera and away we went!  The results are not staged or planned moments, because that is not how I work.  I basically follow the lead of the children, see what they are comfortable doing, throw in some coaxing of my own and snap photo after photo.

An hour later I have the material I need, the children are so done, and most likely the parents will wonder how on earth will she get even one good photo!  I’d say I got a few more than one.  See for yourselves.  I can’t wait for them to see the rest!  I decided to post all in black and white, but there are color versions as well.Maine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerMaine Children PhotographerGetting everyone into one shot was the most challenging and a lot of distracting had to happen in order to keep them all in one spot.  Chanting about their grandmother seemed to do the trick, which is why two of the girls mouths look like they are saying something.  Because they are!  I hope you enjoyed the preview!  More to come.

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An Adventuresome Family Photo Session

There are countless things I love about my job as a photographer, but the one thing that drives it home the most for me are the amazing people I get to meet.  Not just a hand shake “hi, nice to meet you,” but an honest glimpse into their unique lives.  I might spend half an hour or two hours with them and in that seemingly small space of time, I immortalize it for them.  I create a time capsule for them to slip into whenever they need or want to remember.

This family took me on an adventure up the ridge from their house and I swear if felt like I was no longer in Midcoast Maine.  There were large granite mounds partly covered in thick moss, surrounded by wintergreen, blueberry and huckleberry bushes, and an array of trees, some of which were used for climbing.  It was a magical place that suited this family perfectly.  There were songs being sung, piggy back and shoulder rides, plus lots of laughter.  After our adventure we ended up in their garden that was lush with a variety of yummy greens, as well as broccoli flower bouquets!  Needless to say, it was a good time had by all!Maine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's PhotographerMaine Children's Photographer

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Family Photos on Vinalhaven

I have never been to Vinalhaven before so when I got an inquiry about a family session, giving me the choice of either them coming to me or I go to them, I jumped at the opportunity to get on a ferry!  The one plus hour trip was gorgeous.  As the boat approached the harbor, everything I saw made it obvious that this is a fishing community.

While dad was out on his boat doing what Maine fishermen do, mom was at home with their three little ones doing what all moms do – keeping up with the seemingly constant growth of the children.  I felt lucky to get to tag along with my camera, keeping pace with their ever changing play.  But that is what I love about children – always exploring and expressing their world – and me, well I grab hold of tiny specs of who they are so at the end of a long day mom and dad can remember and say yeah, all of this is so worth it!Maine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerMaine Childrens PhotographerThank you so much for welcoming me to your life on the island!  I had such a great time and can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos!

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