“I want to Believe”

Well, It’s December in good ole New England.  Time to trim the tree, hang the lights and wait for Christmas to arrive.  Christmas has always been a time for children and those who think like one.  I have to admit, when my children were younger it held much more appeal for me.  They were so excited for Santa  to arrived it helped create more excitement for me.  Now sometimes I feel I go through the motions without all the excitement and thrill attached. The ho hum thought of shopping, which totally doesn’t appeal to me, having to adjust schedules to make time to put up the tree, and oh boy, wrapping….yuck!!!! It hasn’t been until recently that I find some of that old magic returning.  I think being around younger children definitely adds to that magic Christmas feeling. You can see the wonder and thrill in their eyes as they see all the sparkly lights, glittery ornaments and gaily wrapped presents.  I also look back to the time I went to New York City for the first time with my son & daughter in December of 2010.  I was scared as heck to ride the train and stay in Manhattan.  But, we did it and boy, it’s hard to not feel Christmas there.  In the Rockefeller Center we watched people skating, and marveled at the gorgeous Christmas tree, saw all the beautiful window displays and took out first trip to Lincoln Center where Colin sang for the first time an original Christmas song named, “I want to believe”. Please share my journey of rekindled magic in the photographs of some beautiful children and enjoy the music of the holidays with a song sung by Colin at the Lincoln Center in New York City.  You just have to “Believe”ImageIMG_5687CImageImageImageIMG_5691CImageImageImage

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you and all your loved ones.  Please enjoy the music of “I want to Believe” sung by Colin Geaghan.  Listen to the words…..and Believe all over again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_DcgoT4Yi4

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The Newborn Portrait: our precious little ones.

“Footprints”

Someday I’ll jump in puddles, take a stroll or race
Someday I’ll walk across the street or maybe walk in space
Someday I’ll scale a mountain to watch the eagles soar
Someday I’ll walk a tight rope or explore the ocean floor
Someday these feet will do some things that only Heaven knows
But for today they are happy just to wiggle all their toes.

 Author: Unknown

I have had such a ball growing the newborn & children area of my business.  I began as a family photographer then added weddings to the mix.  Over the past ten years I was so busy with weddings I had little time to breathe. Now with the fluctuations in the market, I have had the opportunity to expand the precious little ones area.  Oh my, this is another area of photography that has changed considerably over the years.  But, I have to say, many things remain the same.  The love that is evident on a new parents face is priceless. I love seeing the tiny little toes, the precious scrunched up faces when they really don’t like the buff pictures, the beautiful tiny eyelashes, the sleepy little yawns, and of course the many smiles, giggles & laughter that I so humbly get to enjoy in each child’s first year images.  What a fabulous job I have.  I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Please enjoy a small sampling of the many joys I have had the opportunity to photograph over the past year.

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