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

 

+ Fall Mini Sessions +

 

It’s that time of year again. We are trading our flip-flops for boots, trees begin to turn all the magical colors we look forward to every year, and it’s time to think about your yearly family photo and holiday card! We have some fun options as always. Our location mini sessions are scheduled, we have the option of mini sessions in studio with a few flexible dates and times running through the end of November. Of course if you are looking for a special location, variety and more than just a handful of photos for the holiday card our full sessions are the way to go. Contact us for rates

After the last several years of doing this, we are trying things a little different this year. After your session we invite you back into our studio for you to choose your digital photos and design your holiday cards.

We want to personalize the photography experience from start to finish. Helping with outfits and styling to how you will display or share your portraits. 

 

$349 – Session & Five Digital Files

 – Custom designed holiday cards and gifts available – 

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 – Select Dates throughout the fall –

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2016 holiday sets are in the works! Stay tuned


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+ Inspiration Gallery  +

With a musician dad, we had no choice but to incorporate his love for guitar and love for his son. Just love this adorable music themed newborn session in our studio. They are part of our Year One baby plans and so excited I get to photograph this sweet little guy as he grows into a toddler.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I photographed Keaton’s newborn photos. I love this family to the bone and it makes my heart happy that I haven’t not only been chosen to document their wedding but to document both their little boys in the first year of their lives. This is what I live for, photographer for life. Check out some of the other photos I’ve created for the Caci family here

 

My goal as a photographer is to create timeless treasures. One of my favorite series is little girls wearing their mom’s wedding dress. I photographed her older sister at the same age a few years ago. Now her mom has both girls wearing the dress she married their daddy in. If you are interested in setting up your own Mommy’s wedding dress session. Send us an email!

There is nothing I love more than when my kick ass wedding clients come back to us to document their family. I was so happy to hear of the birth of little Cora Curtis. She was named after her two grandmothers, but a fun coincidence that her daddy’s favorite game is Tron. Her daddy is a huge pinball and arcade game collector. To the point, he’s opened a pinball bar at Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge, MA. We photographed their wedding back in 2012. You can check it out here

I loved photographing these beautiful girlies. It was the first time I’ve worked with the Noel family and happy they came to us for their spring photos. Mom came in with a mission to fill in some missing gaps on a photo wall they created in their home. I cannot wait to see how it came out!

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– April 23rd & 24th  –

30 minute session at our studio in Lowell, MA  : $199

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