Archive for Families

Max and Lyla just turned ONE!!!  In celebration of that their parents took them to meet me at the Arnold Arboretum so I could stare in awe at their CUTENESS!!!   I mean… come ON with this crew!  Giggles, curiosity, new independence, snacks, momentary and brief meltdowns followed by more giggles and snacks and curiosity.   All in the name of being a whole year new!!  There’s not much more I can say about this family that you won’t be able to see yourself.  Get ready to fall in love…twice.   Congratulations to the whole crew for their new and very busy, love filled, awe inspiring lives.  Seems to me it just keeps getting better.   THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  GOOD LUCK!!!  LOVE!

It’s really no surprise that Jess and Gabe made a person as beautiful and sweet as Nava, but it’s still really nice to witness.   All over their home were obvious and subtle messages for Nava to become a strong girl full of confidence, tolerance, and love.   With parents like Jess and Gabe, there’s no doubt the sky is the limit for Nava.  Her inevitable  confidence, strength, and tolerance will come from the only place it ever does:  love.   CONGRATULATIONS to Gabe and Jess and Nava for making it through the first year of a premie birth and all the fear and hope and prayers that come with that.  Onward, good people. The sky is the limit.  LOVE!!

God knows I hate to play favorites, but I feel like I’m part of Brianne’s family at this point.  Just one of those things:  photographed the family weddings, then the new families, then the growing families, then the other new families. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say I genuinely adore these people.  This is Aubrey:  Brianne and Darren’s first child; a really, really, really well-behaved 4-month-old girl who is like an advertisement for IVF.  Like, who doesn’t want five Aubreys?   This whole crew, Bosco included, is chill, hilarious, nice, and beautiful.   Thank God our feelings for each other are mutual because damn they make this shit easy.   THANK YOU so so so much for bringing me in so close, you guys.  I’m so happy for you, I love you so much.  Thank you.

 

I absolutely love being a family photographer, and  I’m still stunned at the reality that I get to do this with my one life.   My preferred style is to go to your home, spend time with you, hang out, and capture genuinely candid moments of love and connection and messy uproarious family-ness.   Of course that doesn’t always happen on every shoot, and plenty of people just want some good ol’ fashioned family photographs for posterity and tradition.   Awesome.

Toby hired me this Spring to come over to their (insanely gorgeous) place when her whole family was there:  two brothers and their people and pups, two parents, and her boys: Mike, her husband, and their sons,  Noah and Jesse.   I got plenty of pictures of the whole crew standing and looking at the camera, but here are a bunch of the moments in between those moments that capture their love and fun, and hopefully captures how much I like them, too. 🙂 .  Enjoy!  Love! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Toby, for your decade of support and friendship.  You’re a really, really great friend. Thank you.

Man, I love a first birthday party; ‘bunch of adults having a great day party, maybe a few other young kids, great food, great drinks, ..oh..and that little guest of honor!   The sweet little one-year-old whose eating things so sweet if he had teeth they’d probably fall out while being deluged with gifts, lots of commotion, lots of big people, lots of really fun wrapping paper.  The highs are high that day, but they’re always the first one to bed.

Happy Birthday, to Carter!  And thank you so much to Ali and Tim for having me over to capture it.  That’s an idea they surely won’t regret.  THANK YOU!!! love.

Damn, putting this post together was fun.

Thank you so much to every one of my clients over the past *ten years* as T.Spoon Photography (whoop whoop).  I hope that I have captured something, anything that will help you time-travel back to this fleeting stage of your lives in years to come.  Maybe together we made a photo that showed you the way your child looks at you.  Or a candid shot of  the way your kids look and laugh with (and at) each other.  Or what you look like when you’re fully present and in love with your family.  I do my very best each shoot to capture something about love or childhood or family or fun.  Ideally all four. 🙂 .   So, thank you, thank you, thank you for ten years of support and love.  My wildest dream was to be a photographer and it’s only thanks to the people who support me that that dream has come true.  Not a day goes by where I don’t thank God for my incredible clients.  Thank you so so much.

Enjoy my favorites (not necessarily the ‘best’..whatever that means) of 2017.  THANK YOU! LOVE!

Welp, that time of day again… to fall in love with a child you’ve never met.   Mari turned two this month and I stopped by Cambridge for my 6-month check up with this absolutely incredible family!  Mari is SO CUTE!!!   Not much good using a bunch of words to describe Mari, Jimmy, and Anna when I have all these photos!!  Enjoy!  Thank you!  LOVE!!!

GIRLS!!!!!!  What an honor to be able to document this family growing up!  There isn’t a nicer bunch of girls (and their parents) anywhere.  They’re nice, beautiful, smart, hilarious, generous, and talented.  I genuinely feel so lucky to be this family’s photographer.  They’re the best!!  Enjoy! Thank you! LOVE!

Danielle and Aaron are raising just about THE nicest boys on Planet Earth in Ewan and Zander.  The kids are being home schooled, and the whole family built this tiny house together.   From how I understand it they decided to build this house just to learn the skills it takes to build a house…. how’s that for earnest?  The house is parked in their friend’s yard where the boys have made an entire Kid Kingdom.  This kingdom has restaurants and condos and a slack line and a garden, and a handful of other absolutely adorable details.  Every trash day the boys take their shopping cart and ‘shop’ up and down their street to be able to build more things to add to their kingdom… and this is in their downtime when they’re not helping their parents nail and glue and build a second home.    This family is kind and creative and smart and so insanely generous in spirit.  I cannot remember being with a family  more tirelessly creative, kind, and cooperative, and I just love them so much.   Here’s to raising NICE BOYS!!  Here, here!  Thank you so much for inviting me into your lives like this.  I love you guys!

STOP IT with these two two-year-old twin girls (and a little brother on the way), Lu and Lani!  Tina and Bill let me come over before the girls woke up so we could do a candid Day In The Life style shoot (which I so deeply appreciate!).  There’s not much I can say in words that you won’t be able to see in these photos:  SUPER sweet, beyond adorable, independent, cuddly, cute little girls and their beautiful parents.   Please enjoy this incredible Mill Valley family!