This year I brought back my ultra-popular Mum and Me Sessions just in time for Mother’s Day.

I spent a verrrrryyyyy cold day at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield MA and met a handful of families for quick, fun, gorgeous Mum and Me sessions.  The threat of rain loomed over our heads (quite literally in the clouds) and at that end we even heard some distant thunder.  It was also approximately 35 degrees out.  And that’s not even a remote exaggeration.  All these families dressed for a spring session on the beach and had to bundle up a bit to make sure no one caught frostbite!  You know what though?  Even with the odd addition of winter coats and blankets, they ALL rocked it.  And, as time goes by and each family meets me for their viewing session, you’ll get to see some of the fun we had.

Let’s start with this laughter filled session with a very happy little boy and his radiant mama, shall we?

Telling people’s story in a less obvious way is something I really enjoy.  Here I love Mum’s grounded stance; with her soft skirt blowing and her sandy, polished feet.  I love that the little guy not only has adorable shoes (I always remember my kids’ shoes with fondness) but that he’s clearly so comfortable with his mother just based on the way he’s standing.  He’s relaxed.  She’s his rock.

 

This next image was shared on social media around Mother’s Day so you may have already seen it.  But I’m sharing it again because I just LOVE how much adoration there is in it.  From both mother and son.  So, so sweet.This last one absolutely slays me.  They’re both cracking up identically!  They’re too cute. 

It was such a pleasure meeting this family and laughing with them.

The 35 degree days are (hopefully) behind us now; warmer spring weather is such an excellent time for family portraits.  Contact me to book your session today!

-Kerry

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The best thing about booking newborn portraits well in advance is your newborn photographer can then truly curate your session to your special aesthetic.  Sure any photographer worth their salt owns a bevy of props, hats, and other items to make every session special.  But if there’s time, we can keep an eye out for the perfect setup for you.

This next baby’s mum got in touch with me as soon as she found out she was pregnant.  While I have clients that do that all time, this baby’s mum told me early because I happen to be her sister!  That’s right; this GORGEOUS girl is my niece!  And I’m madly in love.  She’s perfect.  We adore her.  I’m sure by the end of this blog post, you’ll adore her too!

This sweet girl was born at the beginning of spring.  We had no idea if she’d be a girl or a boy, so the pieces for the above setup was bought on a whim.  I figured I could return it if it was a boy.  I’m so happy I didn’t have to return it.  I built that wreath up just for this image and it was completely worth it.  I absolutely love how dainty and sweet she looks atop all the pinks and blues.  She’s just so lovely.

I had wanted to do an Easter shot for a long time – for the sole purpose of a “Happy Easter” shot to share on social media.  I’m so happy I was finally able to do it.  It’s everything I wanted it to be and more.  Such an adorable little bunny.

“Here sleeps a girl with a head full of magical dreams, a heart full of wonder, and hands that will shape the world.” -Unknown.

To book your newborn portrait session with Irish Eyes Photography, click here.

-Kerry

p.s. I was lucky enough to photograph my niece’s entrance into this world.  It was an honor and an incredible experience to be there for my sister both as her sister and her photographer.  While those images are sadly not for the internet, I have an absolutely gorgeous physical album of the experience for clients to view when they’re considering birth photography.  Feel free to ask to view it at your consultation.

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Sometimes babies have to stay in the hospital longer than other babies.  And sometimes even after they finally get home, it takes a while for a family to settle in to their new lives.  For this Boston family, a little time was needed before newborn portraits could be taken.  So much so that Baby G went right past newborn portraits to three month portraits!  Which worked out in the end because his gallery is lovely.  Because he is lovely  Because his parents are extremely lovely.

Motherhood is hard sometimes.  Especially in the beginning because your entire life got turned upside down.  It takes a while to find yourself again.  It takes a while because you’re your old self but you’re also your new self. A self you might not yet recognize.  It takes a while…but most of us get there eventually.  And usually we find these updated versions of ourselves in the most obvious of places: reflected back at us from the eyes of our children.  Their joy is our joy.  Their sadness is our sadness.  They are of us and we are of them.  This mama — oh man.  She is doing one hell of a job at motherhood.  Love and light just pours out of her entire being.  Baby G is one lucky little fella.  It was a pleasure to see the love in this family and to capture it. Perhaps she, like many of us, felt a little lost for a while.  But she certainly found her way back and is living life to its fullest.  She is basking in the glow of motherhood and we are all privileged to witness this moment in her journey.  Knock ’em dead, girlfriend.  You’re rocking it!

This family had requested a simple studio shoot with just a white backdrop and nothing too crazy.  Which I love.  I got to just focus on their love for each other.  At the end, we did pull out some props to do one shot of dad with Baby G.  Dad is a police officer (the badge and hat have been blurred out to exclude exactly where he works) and they wanted a shot that saluted that part of their story.  At three months old, he’s too big to be placed inside or on top of the hat, and he’s too little to wear it.  So I went for a shot in Dad’s arms.  Imagine our delight when Baby G grabbed the badge and held it up!  And I love the sweet smile on Dad’s face here too.  My favorite thing about Dad was how much he cracked up every time Baby G did anything funny.  This family is just full of joy!

They purchased a huge canvas and a slew of large and small prints for a wall gallery.  It’s going to be a wonderful showcase of their love and joy.  Baby G will be so happy to grow up seeing these image and seeing how much he is loved.  I’m happy to know Mama will have these images to look at every day and see how well motherhood suits her.

-Kerry

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