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I met a fabulous family at today’s session….I swear, us photogs have the best job in the world! Meet Sharon, Kevin and their lil’ man, Jack (how I love that name…).

Jack was happy as could be, although at times, he did look at me like he was thinking “Who is this crazy lady??” 😉 haha I seriously could not get enough of lil’ Jack as he was a joy to photograph and I loved hearing the “stories” he was trying to tell. We even got lucky and got some quick sleeping photos at the end of the session.

Sharon, here are a few photos of your session for your friends and family. Enjoy!!

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Gina & I have known each other for a short time now from a local photography group and I was excited to finally meet her two boys (and hubby of course). 😉 These little men definitely made me work…haha. Four yrs old and two yrs old is a challenge to photograph but so much fun! And let me tell ya, they can make some pretty scary monster noises! LOL

Gina, your entire family were troopers for the 95 degree weather so thank you for taking the time to allow me to photograph your beautiful family! Here’s a sneak peek for you…more to come soon!

I think today is a record for all the blogging & posts. 😉  Phew! 

So…here is Ariane, Mike & their lil’ man, Jacob.  I had the pleasure of photographing Ariane & Mike’s wedding back in 2008 (seen here: https://teresasweetphotography.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/ariane-mikes-wedding/)  and then their maternity photos just last month (seen here: https://teresasweetphotography.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/arianes-maternity-session/)

There is nothing better as a photographer than to capture these amazing, once in a lifetime moments, for a couple!  Ariane & Mike have been so wonderful, so easy-going for what I wanted to do with creativity for all of their sessions.  They are an amazing family to work with!  So of course, when lil’ Jacob was born, I HAD to get some portraits of him before he was more than 2 wks old.  And we did just that.

Jacob was such a good sport last night with his photos.  In the beginning, he let me lay him any way I wanted and he was happy as could be!  I can’t believe he stayed awake for most of the session too!  It was hard to choose favorites but of course, a few always jump out at me.  Here are a few of my faves:

On Wednesday, I had the honor to photograph a beautiful little girl and her lovely family.  I am a participating photographer of The Littlest Heroes Project, which is a non-profit organization made up of professional photographers that provide portrait sessions to our nation’s littlest heroes.  The children.  These amazing children have touched the lives of so many people and yet they don’t even realize it. 🙂  Children from all around the US that are struggling or have struggled with an illness or disability may be eligible for these sessions.  Please visit The Littlest Heroes Project website to find out more info and if you’re a photographer, I highly suggest becoming a part of this fantastic organization!

With that aside, here is Miss *R* and her family.  Miss *R* was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare liver cancer called Hepatoblastoma and now, she’s been in remission for almost a year and a half.  After meeting Miss *R* and her family, I can easily see how she could melt anyone’s heart. 

**More photos will be sent to TLH project team so keep an eye out to see if she is the Featured Hero!**

This is a family that I hold dear to my heart.  Erin & I have known each other for almost 2 yrs now.  I was originally hired to photograph her wedding but fate had it that Mike had to relocate in the service quickly, so they eloped.  The next time they returned back home in Rhode Island, we had an amazing time doing a Trash the Dress session (that can be viewed here: https://teresasweetphotography.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/erin-mikes-trash-the-dress-session/)

Ever since Erin announced she was pregnant, I was elated to here that she wanted family portraits done once they came back to RI after Celia was born.  Lil’ Celia is now almost 3 months.  We’ve kept a great relationship since the TTD session and I feel we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well and this couple truly is special to me.  I really had a hard time choosing some of my favorites from the session but these are the ones that stood out to me:

Once Justin got home from school today, we filled up some water balloons and went outside to have a blast! Can’t wait until it’s a beautiful day out and Peter doesn’t have to work so we can slam him with them! 😉 Haha! Then I told the boys they could drink out of the hose and they thought that was the BEST thing EVER! LOL The boys had so much fun!

Next time, I want to try to get a good closeup of JJ and then I’ll make some circular mounted prints to hang in the bathroom or the sunroom. 🙂 I think a summer theme for photos would be cute in there!

Yesterday, was a beautiful day FILLED with laughter!   I’ve known Tim & Lynn for a few years now and the two of them are always smiling, laughing and goofing around with everyone they know.  The two of them are such wonderful individuals and only become stronger when they are together.

We had a lovely day and even though the ceremony was rained out…the site moved everything indoors, formals had already been taken outside, everything was timed perfectly.  Lynn & Tim, words cannot describe how truly honored I was to be a part of your wedding day, capturing all the special moments between you, your family and friends.  Everyone kept saying how great your wedding was and how amazing the two of you are.  And I couldn’t agree more.

I’ll post still photos later this week but wanted to get a sneak peek on the blog for ya before you went on your honeymoon.  Have a fabulous time in Vegas! 😀

A bunch of photographers of all levels of experience got together today from a local photography group.  We met Jim Hazelwood, a well-known wedding photographer, at a the Proctor Mansion Inn in Wrentham, MA for an all-day workshop and had the pleasure of working with two fantastic models.  What is more fun than networking with local photographers and playing around with off-camera flash?! 😉

Here are some of my favorites from today’s workshop:

It’s funny….a lot of times, I’m asked…what my favorite holiday is or what my favorite day is. You all know those stupid (but fun) trivia quizzes we get sent from our friends. People say Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. While Halloween & Christmas are close to my favorites, my favorite day of the year is today. Mother’s Day.

Why? The obvious, of course. But for many many reasons. I LOVE when the day comes for their birthdays. To celebrate THEIR special day, their moments, achievements, their quirks. But nothing is better than Mother’s Day. With a beloved thank you to my hubby, THEY are the reason why each day is amazing. The good days, the bad days and all the days in between.

What better way to wake up in the morning than by snuggles from Zachary as he climbs into our bed to wake us up and JJ coming into our room, kissing me on the cheek, forehead (whatever is closest to the edge of the bed) and saying “Good morning, Mommy”. Or laying on the couch at night, feeling our lil’ baby slowly move in my belly. The way your worst day or even just a day that had all those little things going wrong, can turn around your mood in an instant, when they just come up to you with a bear hug and a kiss or Zachary asking “Mommy, play with me?”.

The days that may be gloomy outside and you just spend the day, eating on the couch, snuggled into blankets and watch cartoons/movies all day. Or the days that the sun is shining and you spend it playing outside, catching bugs, playing ball, digging in dirt, riding bikes or going to the playground.

The reason why you can take away any pain with just a simple bandaid and a kiss to it. The way you can be the BEST mom in the whole wide world by letting them have a cupcake for breakfast once in a while. Letting them be as creative as they want to be simply with paper and paints and who cares how much of a mess they make???? Everything can always be cleaned up, right? Nothing is better than being a child and having no limits to their creativity. How you can make the BEST afternoon simply by baking cookies and building a fort in the living room, giggling while you eat them in the fort, planning your next adventure.

I know many of you reading this can relate, as you’ve done a lot, if not all, of this with your kids. Or hope to when you do have children. All the years growing up, you wish to be an adult, to be able to do whatever you want. And now that you’re an adult, you realize you can live childhood again thru your children’s eyes and have even MORE fun, by seeing their excitement and joy and knowing that YOU helped create that happiness.

I know I am not perfect by any means but I know that when it comes to my children, I do my best to raise them, support and encourage them…and most of all, let them be themselves. They truly could not bring me more joy than they already have and continue to do every single day.

I firmly believe that all my love and passion for me being a mother is because of MY mother. This day is dedicated to her as well. She is such an amazing woman and such an inspiration to me. I just hope to be the kind of mom she is, and always will be, one day. If I come even close to that, I’ll know I’ve succeeded.

Because of my parents, my husband and my children…no matter what life brings me, my heart is content. There truly is no greater gift in life, than family.

Because of all of these (and many more) reasons, every day is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!!!

With that, I’ll leave a few of my favorite quotes about motherhood:

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children”. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child”. ~Sophia Loren

I was soooo glad that the beautiful weather FINALLY came for this session.  After being rained out twice, I swear Mother Nature was starting to hold a grudge against me for some reason. LOL  Anyways, here is Tara, a beautiful and sweet woman who wanted to have some portraits done for her dad as a gift for Father’s Day.  He’s going to LOVE them!  Photos are definitely one of the greatest gifts you can give a parent. 😉

Tara, here’s a sneak peek for you!

Definitely one of my faves!