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.




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


*(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 

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.