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  1. What To Wear To Your Family Photo Session

    My mother is an artist and she is the reason I became one as well. She signed me up for every creative class available: acting, ballet and jazz dance, drawing, painting, poetry and writing classes. I knew then I wanted be a writer or an artist.  She brought me to…

  2. Fine Art Film Package | Northampton Portrait Studio

    My favorite portrait setup these days is simple. Winter light, black backdrop, 4x5 camera loaded with black and white film, model seated on a stool at the edge of the window.  We’ve had a surprising number of sun filled days this winter which I’ve been celebrating in the studio. There…

  3. My Approach To Family Photography | Northampton Family Studio Photography

    I like to describe my photographic style as fine art documentary photography based on improvisation. My style draws upon my influences that range from portrait photographers including Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz to photojournalists such as Margaret Bourke-White and Eve Arnold.  In fact, I love this quote by Arnold, which…

  4. Date Night Photo Session | Northampton Studio Photography

    When was the last time you and your special someone had a great portrait made of just the two of you? I can’t remember either. I can’t tell you the last time my husband and I were photographed, just the two of us, without our two boys. Unless you count…

  5. The Boatman’s Call Meets Film Noir

    This winter photo session marks the first of 2020. Shot inside my daylight studio with natural light, two windows and a white wall. My inspiration for photographs often come from other art forms. Books, music, and films, especially. I liked the shadows coming through the blinds, reminding me of some…

  6. 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…

  7. Contemporary School Portraits | Northampton Portrait 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…

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