Ismae's Family||Child and Family Photography

I'm so excited to share this session.... a darling family, gorgeous evening light, and the most precocious little subject, Miss Ismae, who began the shoot with red feathers in her curls, and part-way through was convinced to switch to pigtails.  But the biggest reason this shoot fills me with joy? Seeing my dearest friend in her role of momma and partner.

Ismae's mom and I met at the age of sixteen, and have been swirling in and out of one another's orbit ever since. In high school I recall falling apart into absurd laughter on the kitchen floor, mapping out our entangled web of friendships, getting in trouble in art class, and her introducing me to some of her favorite Buddhist ideas. From prom dress shopping and summer bike rides to whole foods, from visiting her in college in Portland, Oregon, to making a care package for a beloved author*, from living as close as one room apart as roommates in Cambridgeport to mailing letters to her in Nepal, we have known one another though so many years and so many changes. She has always impressed me with her beauty and intelligence, and I hope this session shows her how radiantly I see her. For the one formerly known as "Button", thank you for entrusting me with the honor of capturing you three.

Love,

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A peek of pigtail making shows off one of momma's stunning tattoos and sassy red nails.... three-photos-mom-doing-daughters-hair, dad lifting daughter Ismae's daddy got in a surprise workout!two photos momma with daughter dad lifting daughter into skylittle-girl-grinning-by-tree

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*(Complete with a menu for the made-up "Pillow Cafe". Yes, it's as bizarre as it sounds... we were creative and wacky 19 year olds at the time!)

 

Postscript for you all:

When was the last time you saw how beautiful you are, over-tired, juggling momma? If it's been far too long, let me show you! I'll walk you through picking out wonderful outfits so everyone looks their best, coming up with little sneaky ideas to keep your kiddo(s) happy, and making your session a fun event, in and of itself. I suggest booking 1-2 months ahead of your desired time to ensure session availability: 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!  #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. 

Sid Got Bigger!||Brookline, MA Baby & Family Photography

Ack! You guys! I'm back with this super adorable, sweet & fun family. But before we get to them, I gotta remind you about Sid... I photographed him as a teeny newborn peanut, and his family and I all had so much fun together they decided to upgrade to my First Year Package. Which makes me super happy, especially because, well you'll get a pretty good idea when you check out Siddharth's smile, below.....smiling-8-month-old Incidentally, Sid has the most cooperative three year old big sister that I've ever photographed. (I truly couldn't believe what a good listener she was, and in such fun spirits too! She's also a ridiculous sweetie pie, and held my hand as we crossed the street and walked to the park.)portraits-three-year-old-girl-and-baby-brother

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And now, the whole family:set-of-3-family-photos-parents-baby-boy-3-year-old-sisterSid's momma commented to me that getting together for our photo shoot was more like hanging out with a friend that happened to be a professional photographer! Such a compliment, and I couldn't agree more.... spending the morning with them was truly delightful!spring-time-family-photo-mom-dad-baby-brother-big-sisterI hope you all love your sneak peek, and I can't wait to share more soon!

Love,

Ceilidh

A postscript for you all:

Do you have a little person arriving soon? Are you curious in learning more about the first year package that I offer? It's such a wonderful gift to yourself to have the different milestones captured multiple times throughout that first sleepless, glorious year. 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 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. 

Ana and David Got Married!||Waltham, MA Family Photography

The lovely momma below approached me about photographing a very special day for her family.... the official celebration of the wedding of her and her longtime partner, David. Along with their two daughters, they had an intimate ceremony at City Hall, and afterwards they bestowed upon me the honor of taking this especially important family photo session.family of four celebrating their fall weddingAna embraced her wedding day with joy and humor, and was very excited to refer to David for the first time in their nine years as her husband.husband and wife sitting in the fall leaves on their wedding dayHer older daughter couldn't have been happier - or more excited about twirling in her fancy dress! - although she did take a good moment to tease her parents about their honeymoon plans sans children. mother and 10 year old daughter sitting in autumn leaves after wedding ceremonyTheir darling one year old took the affair quite seriously, including her inspection of Momma's bouquet. bride and her 1 year old daughter looking at bouquet together

husband and wife embrace on their fall wedding day amidst the leaves

black and white image of married couple embracing outdoorsAna - thank you so very much for inviting me to take part in this day of yours. It was flattering to be chosen, and quite an honor indeed.

And to Ana, David, and your daughters... congratulations to you four! May so much joy continue to bless your family.

Love,

Ceilidh

Despite my current "Busy Season Hiatus" from social media, I will be back soon with lots more lovely photos every day! Please jump on over to Instagram and follow me there...... #willowbabydaily

And, if you're wondering why you haven't had a recent photo session -please do reach out and we'll be sure to change that!

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.