When I was growing up my bedroom was my nest, my refuge, my safe spot. I was allowed to decorate it however and fill it with whatever I wanted. When I was young it was technically an actual Cabbage Patch. As I got older the editors of Teen Beat would have been proud. My walls were always decorated with the things that made me me, mostly plastered with photos of the people I still call my best friends (and many of THEIR kids are in this album). As a photographer, this is why I always ask if I can do portraits of kids in their rooms. I so wish someone had photographed me in my room feeling strong and proud and with full agency over my tiny life. This is why I do this. Enjoy and thank you so so so much for trusting me enough to do this. Without your permission I couldn’t do it. THANK YOU!
This is the second time I’ve been able to photograph this AWESOME family, and I got the giggles on the drive over to this house. Marcus and Ryan are SUCH good kids.. hilarious, giggly, really fun, really smart, curious, and very eager to please the stranger with the camera in their home. And SUPER cute!! They just do cute, funny stuff and I chase them around. I’m not surprised they’re so cool because Sharon and Allan are just these super low key, chill, quiet, cool people who love their family. They’re great people, great clients, and I’m so so so grateful I get to photograph them every year. I almost can’t believe how lucky I am. See you next October, cuties! THANK YOU SO INSANELY MUCH!!
Am I the only person who wants to adopt every other family I meet? Especially when we start looking at generations of awesome. On a Sunday morning in September I drove out to Western Mass to photograph the gorgeous Poletto family at grandma and grandpa’s house. This family is kind, welcoming, Italian (!!), fun, energetic, gorgeous, kind, and smart… and successful. Aaaand I’ll stop. I wish they would adopt me. Like, for real. Thank you guys so much. I love you all SO MUCH!!