Family Holiday Photos | Northampton Studio Photography

I’m a mother to two wild boys. 

So when these two siblings walked into my studio for holiday portraits, I knew I was right at home. Younger children are curious and on the move, which I understand and expect. I love this about them. 

I often feel like a portrait session is similar to improv. I work quickly to capture the poses I have in mind for the session and then allow the children to play, dance, and be as silly or as serious as they feel like being so a session is as fun and authentic for them as it is for me. 

One of my philosophies as an artist is to remain open and curious. I believe this motto helps me photograph children as they are now, so that we can make genuine photos that you will love.

A Modern Twist On School Portraits | Northampton Family Photographer

What comes to mind when you think of school portraits? Stiff poses, forced smiles, flashy looking light, or maybe color gradient backgrounds? I have a collection of pre-school through high school portraits of myself depicting that dated signature style. 

As a photographer and parent, I want to more for my children’s portraits. I want authenticity, connection, and timelessness. I want a beautiful portrait of my child, smiling or serious, whatever is real in that moment. 

I also want a local boutique service that parallels the cost and professional services of large corporations with a more personal approach.

This is why I started my Fine Art School Portrait service. I want you to cherish school photos the same way you cherish your family session albums and prints by giving you genuine portraits of your amazing children.

If you think my service is a good fit for your school, visit here to read more details. 

Fine Art Studio Portraits | Northampton, MA

These two make every second worth it. Brothers on film. While they have distinct personalities, they are respectively creative, dramatic, and funny. Always a good combination for a photographer. 

I try to capture individual qualities in the portraits I make, regardless of age. These two, in particular, remind me to stay in the present moment. Eventually, the camera is less noticeable allowing them to relax and be themselves.

Portraiture allows us to connect. Photographer: Sitter: Viewer. The best portraits, to me, reveal something true about the subject. I love the immediacy shared between these two siblings: open and honest.

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