Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Meet: The Bucchere Family

Kathryn and I have really only known each other for a few years but we sort of go way back: we both grew up on the coast of Maine, we both spent our formative years at the one and only Union College AND we have both spent the last +/- 10 years working at EF Education.  As far as I'm concerned, this family shoot was meant to be.

Kathryn and Anthony welcomed twin boys Jack and Henry just about two years to the week that we met up on a beautiful Sunday morning to take some family photos.  Full disclosure: the idea of having twins terrifies me.  Kathryn and Anthony make it look easy with a capital E. Through some laughs but a whole lot of tears, these two were never phased, just pushing through to the next activity with promises of snacks and juice.  Between the boys in skinny jeans, those brilliant blue eyes and a pit stop for donuts, this was a lovely way to spend my Sunday morning!

Kathryn and Anthony, I will never forget the look on your faces or the sheer panic in your voices when you spotted Henry going straight for that poop (my only regret being that I stopped shooting out of concern that someone was dying!).  Your hysterical laughter afterwards was my personal favorite moment of the day.  Anthony, you were a really great sport all morning, many thanks for making my job easy!  Enjoy some of my favorite shots of the Bucchere family!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Meet: The Kogler Family

After a week of torrential downpouring rain, I headed to hang out with the Kogler family on Saturday morning.  Another referral from the ever appreciated Abby, Lydia and her family were such a fun group to spend the morning with!

Two year old Jack was a bundle of energy, his brilliant blue eyes peering out from his teal glasses and eight month old Caroline was an absolute doll, not to mention such a good sport when her big brother continued to tackle her while we attempted to get a shot of them together!  With all the rain over the last few days there were plenty of wet knees and grass stains but it was smiles across the board all morning. Lydia's mom came over to grab a few shots with her adored grandchildren - listening to everyone refer to Caroline as Keylime (Jack's chosen nickname for her) was the cutest detail to documenting their family.

Lydia, Jordan, Jack and Caroline, you made my Saturday morning!  Thank you for having me, I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Meet: Jack, Matthew & Maribel

Up until recently, my kid photographing experience was limited to the newborn to 2.5 year old set.  That all changed a couple of weeks ago when I headed out to the 'burbs to meet this family - with three grandkids, two grandparents, two sisters and a husband on the scene, it was high energy and a ton of fun!

Their goal was a group shot of Pop Pop and Nana and the three grandkids, everything else was a bonus.  Brothers Jack and Matthew (ages 8 and 4 respectively) climbed the trees in their grandparent's back yard like pros while little cousin Maribel (age 2) had no interest in slowing down, much preferring to (attempt to) keep up with the older boys.  It wasn't until she got the promised grape popsicle that she stayed in one place for more than 30 seconds!

I think my favorite part of the day was documenting this family in the backyard that sisters Keri and Erika grew up in.  With their parents still living in the home, it was so fun to see three generations enjoying the same setting.

While I was a tad exhausted when I left, I also had sore cheeks from laughing with everyone!  Thank you all for letting me document the fun that accompanies three energetic grandchildren!