Posted by: In: Mill No. 5, Pets 18 Nov 2017 0 comments

 

 

Pet  Sessions $99

 


Your session fee includes a 15 minute session in our studio at Mill No. 5  and 1 web-sized digital file to share on social media. There will be approximately 10 different images to choose from. All prints, products, and hi-resolution digital files are additional. 

Here is a sample of extensive product listings:

$20 – 5×7 Print, $60 – Wooden Ornament, $75 – 30 Holiday Cards, $120 – 5 Digital Files. 

This session is for pets only. No humans! If you would like to book a human session and include your pet, please sign up for one of our holiday mini sessions! We love all animals! Have questions before you book? Please email us at hello@pizzutiphotography.com 


SESSIONS ARE LIMITED. BOOK NOW!

 


 

 

 

We just wrapped our 2017 tree farm mini sessions and they were a huge success. It was a bit cold, but no wind and great light all day. I’m so excited to share the images with my fabulous clients. Seeing most of them use them for holiday cards and gifts I try not to share too many. There was also a new first. Evie has begged us to take her on more shoots and we finally felt she was mature enough to handle it, though I have to admit I was a bit nervous. She’s in the studio often when I have shoots, but this was all day outside. Not only did she do great she was so helpful! She eventually got board outside so she went to the gift shop and helped them put pricing stickers on their ornaments as they prepare to open for the season.  It was pretty amazing and definitely a turning point in the adventures of parenting. I’m just wondering where that little baby I had not long ago went. We started the day with testing out our sets and lighting and ended the day with messy hair and a perfect sunset. We can’t wait to go pick out our tree in a few weeks. Thank you, Evergreen Farm for allowing us to host our annual mini sessions and allowing me the chance to create these images of my not-so-baby. 

I had a pleasure of working with Joselyn and her mom planning her fun beach senior portraits. We were blessed with perfect weather on this New England evening in August at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA. We wanted to make sure we incorporated her love for dance and mother nature gifted us with a perfect sunset just in time for her ballerina ensemble.

I’m so in love with this session. This family is my longest client. I’ve photographed their engagement session, wedding, and every three month baby plans for both their kiddos. This was Charlie’s first birthday session. I’m not going to lie when I say things got a little emotional and I pulled out of their driveway. I love that they chose a lifestyle session at their home to really document who they are as a family. Instead of a cake smash, we did an art smash! The kiddos each creating a painting. Check out some of their other sessions


+ Spring Mini Sessions +

30 Minute Session  | $199 | Ends April 30th


We are a full service photography studio and will help you plan your session from what to wear to what to hang on your walls. Complementary wardrobe planning for your 30 minute spring mini session for your little cuties in our adorable downtown Lowell, MA studio with our limited time spring sets. After the session we help curate your favorite images into quality photography products. Our sessions do not include digital files, however they are available for purchase. Prints and  products start at $20.

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Let Them Eat Cake!!

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On a warm summer day, a project that had been in the making for over year was unfolding before our eyes. Evelyn our almost five year old was in the limelight of pageantry as we dressed her up as the queen of France – Marie Antoinette.

The idea started with a tearful hair brushing episode and a box of fabric I’ve stashed away from the age of 12. Coincidentally, the fabric was given to me by my great grandmother Naoma, Evie’s middle namesake. We all loved the waist length ringlets that bounced behind here, but that was a lot of managing for it to not completely dreadlock through the course of the day.  She was asking to cut it off. My mothering + memory hoarder were kicked into overdrive. She would be turning 5 in a few months and knew I needed to do an epic shoot that visually  illustrated the mental expression of a preschooler, all while playing tribute to her baby curls. After tossing some ideas back and forth with my husband, Rich – talking about the things she loves: playing princess and eating cake. The project became clear … “Let Them Eat Cake”.

So I presented the idea to Evie for her 5th birthday shoot. She had one condition, that we design and sew her dress together. We started pulling out all my boxes of fabric and found the box that my great grandmother, (who taught me to sew), had given me along with some lace and buttons from Rich’s grandmother (also coincidentally, Evelyn’s first namesake). I’ve been saving them for something ‘special’ and I knew this was it. Evie got started on drawing things out and I started building her custom dress form. Trying on material and pinning fabric on a 5 year old for hours wasn’t going to go very far, so the extra step of a dressform was essential. It was actually really fun to make, especially duct taping her to create her body double.

After a couple of months of working on it with her after school, our masterpiece was complete. There was just enough fabric left over to create a matching hat.  With the dress done, it was time to plan the set for the shoot. Evie again helped with this part, drawing what she thought would be the scenery. We took inspiration from the 2006 Sofia Coppola movie. Thanks to youtube and being able to only watch  only kid appropriate scenes. We also only loosely told her what happens at the end. That will be a conversation for much later. 

In the meantime, I worked on borrowing props, making a dog sized powder wig and finding a bakery to help us with the treats. Luckily the awesome Auntie Ellen’s Creative Confections was more than generous with helping put together the parlor scene. I enlisted our good friend and insanely talented artist Emily Ashman over at The Illustrated Room to create the parlor backdrop.  I know many talented HMUA but there really isn’t anyone  better than Nathan Prescott of Styled by Nathan that could pull off  this insanity quite like him. He was perfect and I was thrilled when he agreed to help with the shoot. Our normally wiggly 4 year old sat through 3 hours of hair and makeup like a champ. She very much played her part as the star.

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A special thanks to my wonderful husband who supports these crazy ideas as they come to life, my assistant Steve who went between keeping the talent happy and my ever changing lighting needs and last but not least, Sir Guinness of Lowell who is the most patient dog I’ve ever worked with. Guinness and his dad, Ken, run Serpentine books, our neighbors at Mill No. 5. 

The actual shoot feels like a blur and about a month after the studio shoot we knew Evie would be growing out of the dress quickly so we snagged a beautiful day and headed to The Crane Estate at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA just to get more images. Why not! 

 

I would love to hear what you think. Leave your comment below.

Check out these awesome Behind-the-Scene Photos & Video by our good friends Masao, Emily and Mike. 

 

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Posted by: In: Mill No. 5, Newborn, Spring, Studio 27 Mar 2017 0 comments

Little Ms. Nora was as sweet as they get. I loved having this amazing family in for a studio newborn session. 

There is nothing better than new baby smell, unless, that smell also comes with awesome parents attached. The number one thing I love the most in this profession is to watch and document little families grown into their own. I’m so happy for you Katina and Athanasios, she is a treasure.

 

Posted by: In: Fundraising, Mill No. 5, Social Service 15 Feb 2017 0 comments Tags:

We have been huge supporters of the ACLU and even more so since the political climate was turned upside down. As storytellers and artist we wholeheartedly believe that everyone should be treated with the same amount of respect, kindness and civil rights. Together we will stand up against those who try to take those rights away. I am completely blown away by both the amount of people who showed up this very snowy weekend in joining us and the kindness/passion/fight in everyone. This will be a long road, however, this weekend WE RAISED $1200!!! 

 


Thank You For Your Support!

 

 

Posted by: In: First Birthday, Mill No. 5 09 Jan 2017 0 comments

Happy birthday to this sweet little boy! One is so fun! I loved having him in the studio with his big handsome smile! He wasn’t so into eating the cake as he was smashing it!