Swartz Family - Glen Park

The Swartz Family of five are a fun and playful bunch!  With a clear picture in mind, mom Emily really wanted to have a farm-like setting to shoot in.  Just short of cows roaming in the background - I think we nailed it.

Although Newport, Rhode Island is known for it’s amazing sunsets on the water, we made a late afternoon trek to Glen Park in Portsmouth to enjoy the new green grass of summer and countryside feel of its bucolic surroundings.

Newborn Shoot - Baby Lucas

Nina and Nate Longley welcomed sweet baby Lucas into their life just a few weeks ago.  Shot at home - This sweet newborn shoot captured Lucas, his mother and father alongside his newest cousin born just a few weeks prior.  If you plan to hire a professional photographer or choose to take photos of your own, here a few tips to keep in mind:

First, plan to feed your baby right before you try to photograph him/her so he’ll be more likely to fall asleep. Sleeping babes, have such a peaceful look, whether bundled up or posed nude - with their little arms and legs exposed.  Secondly, have backups of everything - outfits, blankets, diapers, food, etc!   You never know who these little guys!!  Thirdly, have fun and take your time.  Expect to take breaks in-between poses to feed, lull your babe or comfort them when needed.  The point is ti create a soothing and loving environment for everyone to enjoy their special moments together.      

 

 

Wicked Tulips

If you haven't been to Wicked Tulips yet this spring - Try to buy your tickets ASAP!  This gorgeous tulip farm located in Johnston, Rhode Island features over 600,000 early, mid, and late blooming tulips spread over 5 acres.  My sister and I returned to our Dutch roots and frolicked among the tulips for an afternoon.   After we completed our haul - we headed over to nearby Crepes Corner for delicious authentic Belgian Crepes & Waffles.

Spring has Sprung

With rising temperatures and blooming buds, it finally feels like spring has sprung here in the Northeast!  Newport, Rhode Island offers an array of outdoor activities and festivals around town that visitors and locals can take advantage of.  Most notable, Daffodil Days highlights the hundreds of thousands daffodils planted yearly by volunteer green thumbs.  Photo shoots can be arranged most anywhere now that hedges are in bloom, and foliage starts to show promise for warmer days ahead. 

Use a color story to create fresh, colorful photos to brighten up an empty wall in your home.  

Lifestyle with Bohemian Bias

Located on at the top of Mill Street in Newport, Rhode Island, Bohemian Bias is a funky boho-chic boutique that is filled with beautiful women's wear and accessories that ooze girl power with swagger.  Each season's collection is carefully curated by shop owner Alexis Souza, an Aquidneck Island native.  Her love for fashion and funky personal style is clearly marked throughout the store's interior.  Pom-poms, dried flowers, retro roller skates, vintage vinyl album covers, and stunning rugs and travel trunks are utilized as the shop's decor and a provide a cool aesthetic.  

Shot over a brisk but balmy February morning, the babes of Bohemian Bias channeled their inner "she-woman" and slayed this super fun photo shoot.  Make sure to follow Bohemian Bias on Instagram to stay up to date on the shop's local happenings.

Ryan Lee Crosby at Sachuest Point

American guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts, Ryan Lee Crosby is a versatile, exploratory musician with a restless drive to create.  Crosby's unique sound is a fusion of American blues and world music influences, which he performs on 12 and 22 string guitars.  Crosby was looking for a few images to accompany his new album and website  - so we headed outdoors on a super foggy day!  The inclement weather created an allure similar to Crosby's unassuming, folky swagger.  Most of the shots were captured at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge as well as inside my home.

Follow Ryan's musical journey and stay up to date on local shows and happenings here

Newport's Famed Point Area

Newport’s famed Point area is located across the water from Goat Island and boasts spectacular views of Newport Harbor, The Newport Bridge and beyond.  This neighborhood is well preserved and steeped in historic heritage.  The Winston Family is lucky to call this area their “home” as they love where they live and live where they love.  The waterfront and pier provided a great backdrop for our photo shoot where their adorable two children Charlie and Amelia showed off their cheeky smiles. 

Sandy Point Beach

With Christmas right around the corner - you can't help but be abuzz with holiday spirit.  These two sweet sisters embody all the love and adorableness one would hope for during the holidays.  Santa is still real in the eye of these two, and it shows!  Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth was the backdrop for this super cute photo shoot…

The Gross Family

Kevin and Christine Gross are part of our extended family.  This sweet couple and their one-year John were photographed at Third Beach in Middletown at sunset.  That evening's dramatic clouds and coastal setting made for the perfect backdrop for this young family's photo shoot. 

Block Island - Family Road Tripping

For the past five years my husband's maternal side of the family comes together for an epic long weekend on Block Island.  Each day is filled with exploratory trips around the island, tons of laughs, and ends in an extraordinary "variety" show.  

A Night With Jack & Jackie

An elegant affair with JFK and Jackie O.  Who wouldn't want to be there?  Dressed to the nines, dapper gents John Gacher and Federico Santi of the Drawing Room of Newport,  really know how to put on the glitz.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK

Portsmouth Family Shoot

The Glen in Portsmouth, Rhode Island provides a myriad of places to shoot.  The Barth family of six and I hiked down tree-lined trails, across open fields, and woodland areas during this afternoon of fun.

The Glen Engagement Shoot

Ceila and Chris are an amazing sporty couple getting married in Summer of 2018.  Plans are set for the big day at Fort Adams.  I was honored to photograph them at the start of their incredible journey towards marital bliss!  Even their adorale dog Charlie joined in on the fun.

First Beach Family Shoot

Pat and Shauna are loving parents to an adorable girl!  During this sunset shoot, the family strolled along First Beach's shoreline and boardwalk, enjoying the salty breeze.

The Sybor Family Middletown shoot

The Sybor's are a fun and vivacious Navy family of five, stationed in Newport on a sanctioned educational sabbatical.   The original plan was to meet out at the beach - but the wind was whipping that day, so we quickly came up a Plan "B."  Photographed near sunset, the beautiful bucolic backdrop made for a perfect summer family session.