Tag: family photojournalism

What’s Making Me Happy 2016
2016 gave us a lot.  For me it was a blend of professional growth (launching Modern Glamour comes to mind), personal growth and shifting sense of our collective identity as a community and a nation.  It was also another year in which I was honored to meet and photograph so many beautiful, interesting and wonderful families.  I've separated my WMMH review into a few categories.  We start with Family Portraits!  Check out my favorite family portraits from this year here:
December 13, 2016
Family Photography Boston | Witness to Family Building
As winter creeps in, outdoor family portrait sessions become more and more unviable.  I've been rediscovering how much fun it is to document the life of a family, and make family portraits inside a home.  A portrait is composed of many things: the faces (usually), the place (the environment in which we take he pictures), the pose (our body language and our gestures of love) and the clothes(what we choose to adorn ourselves with.) All of those things come together to tell a story.  When approaching family portraits this way - they really do become a time capsule of who we were at this moment in our lives.  And who we are changes.  Today I am sharing a few images from a beautiful family portrait session in their home, on the occasion of their daughter's first birthday.  I came over before the gusts arrived to document their morning.  We played in J's room, we read some books, we explored the stairs with our curious little legs, we had a snack and inadvertently fed the dog.  We tried on a birthday hat. We decided we didn't like it. At all. 
December 6, 2016
Boston Family Photography | At Home With Twins
Part of the fun of documenting a family in a photojournalist style to watching and waiting for the moment that expresses the family's energy and the gestures that translate their love and affection.  This is life, unscripted and unfiltered.  Documentary storytelling shows your family as individual and specific, pieces that come together as a whole as well as the relationships between family members.