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.