Your Loves, Your LIGHT || Somerville MA Family Photography

This post marks my first deviation from my standard "descriptive" blog posts. Instead, I'm going to try writing letters to my families for their sneak peek, rather than attempt to summarize them in words. So, with that, a letter to a very special woman indeed....  Dearest L,

First off, how touched I was when you reached out to get photos this year! I was thrilled to have the opportunity to capture you and your family again. You four are stunning. See?  family of four snuggling together outdoors in the fallYour kiddos are so goofy and sassy and fun, and even though they kept me hustling around like mad, their energy indisputably spread their contagious joy. 5 year old brother hugging 3 year old sisterI know weighing the pros and cons of different locations felt a touch overwhelming, but I think returning to the reservoir for photos - and finding it to be so lush and colorful - was quite fitting indeed.  family of four fall photo

I loved that you were so clear about knowing what you wanted from your session (and yet still indulged my artsy hand-leaf photo at the end;-) ). How ridiculously bad.... buns*do you all look here? Truly, you radiate light.family of four lounging and looking super coolMeeting you and your family last year was quite a gift: I love that through a painful ending this new connection with your deeply beautiful family began. 

So grateful to be your photographer again.

Love,

Ceilidh

*heh - I'm such a dork! I'm not sure how people would feel if I swore on my family photography posts!

A postscript for others:

In the midst of child raising chaos, do you sometimes forget what a profound and beautiful bunch your family is? I would love to help remind you! It’s never too early to contact me about a future session – I generally schedule a few months out – 617-480-0387 or cwy@willowbabystudios.com 

Also, please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there for babies and other loveliness every day!  

I’d be honored to capture lovely photos of your favorite people soon. 

Willow Baby Studios specializes in newborn, toddler, child and family lifestyle photography for Boston area families – including Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Boston Proper, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, Newton, Wellesley, Burlington, Bedford, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Lexington, Belmont, Weston, and more. 

Owner & photographer Ceilidh (“k-lee”) Willow Yurenka, is trained as a fine art photographer, and received her BFA in photography from MassArt in 2007. A momma herself, she loves to be silly with your kiddos while capturing the beautiful chaos that is family life. 

 

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A Crate to Smile About||Winchester, MA Baby and Family Photography

Oh goodness, here's the sweet Olive! At a year and a half, this little human has so much curiosity and so many smiles to share.toddler in a yellow dress smiling big on a summer evening

Snuggly smiles with Momma.....a momma hugging her one and a half year old at sunsetWistful smiles with dada....toddler on her father's shoulders in the parkSmile break for grass inspection..... clearly all the BEST blades are hiding in the box.toddler peering intently into a wooden box outsideOkay, one moment of intense concentration while figuring out the best way to sit atop this crate. The way that looks significantly less stable to us grownups is clearly preferred. We're so conventional with our thoughts on sitting!toddler at sunset playing on a wooden boxYou know what else cracks Olive up? Daddy smooching mommy.... toddler cracking up while her parents smoochAnd lastly, we have Olive completely losing it over... what? Can't say I remember. However, seeing hilarity overtake her whole little body also makes *me* smile - BIG.toddler laughing super hardTo the Darling little Olive - may your life continue to bring you so much joy and laughter! Thank you to your parents for coming to me for her first official photo session :-) Can't wait to share the rest of her gallery with you!

A postscript for you all:

Do you have a little goofball that hasn't had their first photo session yet?  It's *always* a great time to get your kiddo photographed! Also, it’s never too early to contact me about a future session – I generally schedule a few months out – 617-480-0387 or cwy@willowbabystudios.com. I'm currently booked through the end of 2017, but I invite you to get to be the first on my 2018 calendar!!

And, for more cuteness, please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there for babies and other loveliness (basically) every day!  #willowbabydaily

I’d be honored to capture lovely photos of your favorite people soon. 

Willow Baby Studios specializes in newborn, toddler, child and family lifestyle photography for Boston area families – including Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Boston Proper, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, Newton, Wellesley, Burlington, Bedford, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Lexington, Belmont, Weston, and more.

Owner & photographer Ceilidh (“k-lee”) Willow Yurenka, is trained as a fine art photographer, and received her BFA in photography from MassArt in 2007. A momma herself, she loves to be silly with your kiddos while capturing the beautiful chaos that is family life.

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Micah Makes Four!|| Lexington, MA Newborn & Family Photography

Oh goodness, ready for some sweetness? A newly formed quad, Baby Micah's arrival allowed me to catch up with this lovely family:new family of four laughing at big sister's anticsJust a few-couple years ago, I met this then-family-of-three when Miss Aleenah was born. For fun, we took a photo of Micah in one of the hats and wraps I'd photographed her in, and now, side by side.... (please note: not intended for sibling competition of "who wore it better"!;-))side-by-side photo of siblings as newbornsFunny sidenote is that Micah, at 9.5  lbs at his one week weigh in, (and his newborn session happened when he was almost 4 weeks), is the biggest little guy I've ever photographed. Which actually proved to be slightly problematic as many of my wraps were just too small for him! No matter - we employed some of his many available wraps. And then we convinced him, quite happily, I'd say, to show off his adorable faux hawk....smiley newborn babyAnd, as often happens at newborn sessions with older siblings, there was a bit of show stealing....happy toddler playing on the bedAlso, it's possible that Micah's dad did a little scene stealing of his own with his, um, gym time. (Look at how teeny Micah's head looks next to his dad's arm!)dad snuggling his sleeping newborn sonAnd lastly, look at this momma of two.... while the reality is that this shot was hard won (eh-hem, abundant incentives and tricks), she does make it look pretty good, doesn't she?momma holding her newborn son while her toddler daughter examines her brotherSpeaking of hard won....toddler girl holds her new baby brotherCongratulations you guys! So happy to be part of this second homecoming!

Love,

Ceilidh

A Postscript for other families:

Do you have a little person arriving soon? I suggest booking ahead of your due date to ensure session availability. It’s never too early to contact me about a future session – I generally schedule a few months out – 617-480-0387 or cwy@willowbabystudios.com 

Also, for more cuteness, please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there for babies and other loveliness (basically) every day!  

I’d be honored to capture lovely photos of your favorite people soon. 

 

Willow Baby Studios specializes in newborn, toddler, child and family lifestyle photography for Boston area families – including Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Boston Proper, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, Newton, Wellesley, Burlington, Bedford, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Lexington, Belmont, Weston, and more.

Owner & photographer Ceilidh (“k-lee”) Willow Yurenka, is trained as a fine art photographer, and received her BFA in photography from MassArt in 2007. A momma herself, she loves to be silly with your kiddos while capturing the beautiful chaos that is family life.

 

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Baby Finn!||Arlington, MA Newborn Photography

This peaceful little photo is my favorite from Baby Finn's session. Simple, understated, his sweet mouth slightly agape, he radiates calm.sweet baby sleeping peacefullySo, this is Baby Finn! (Yes, as a momma of a Finn myself, I really do admire his parent's taste in names ;-) )

His Papa is downright proud:proud papa holding his new sonHis lips? Downright luscious:luscious baby lips!

His little fingers? Yup. Downright perfect:close up of tiny newborn fingersI love seeing how tiny this little guy is in his daddy's arms. A brand new little human, every miniature detail of his body perfect and worthy of awe.newborn baby so small in daddy's armsHis lovely momma and I marveled (as I never tire of doing!) over the fact that her body put together this person.... truly, astonishing.momma gazing at her new babyWelcome to the world, Sweet Finn. Such a wonder to have you here!new family snuggling on bedWith much love,

Ceilidh

Postscript for anyone that doesn't happen to be Finn's folks:

Do you have a little person arriving soon? I would love to capture the early days of your family for you. I do suggest booking ahead of your due date to ensure session availability  I generally schedule a few months out – 617-480-0387 or cwy@willowbabystudios.com 

Also, for more cuteness, please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there for babies and other loveliness every day!  

I’d be honored to capture lovely photos of your favorite people soon. 

 

Willow Baby Studios specializes in newborn, toddler, child and family lifestyle photography for Boston area families – including Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Charlestown, Boston Proper, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the South End, Newton, Wellesley, Burlington, Bedford, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Lexington, Belmont, Weston, and more.

Owner & photographer Ceilidh (“k-lee”) Willow Yurenka, is trained as a fine art photographer, and received her BFA in photography from MassArt in 2007. A momma herself, she loves to be silly with your kiddos while capturing the beautiful chaos that is family life.

 

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