Mother... | Central Ma Lifestyle Maternity Photography Session


Hushed and sacred silence
fills the dawning sky
I ponder in this moment
of our journey which is nigh...


To say that this is a session that I am excited to share is an understatement. I was honored to be asked by my dear friend Lindsay to capture her pregnancy at her family's beautiful cottage deep in the woods of Western Ma. The quaint lake cottage has been in her family for many many years and is filled with a lot of history and a little bit of magic. We spent our afternoon sitting among the tiny wisps of flowers, walking the lake shore, chatting about their baby and feeding their puppy treat after treat (because she was such a good girl). 

Lindsay was a dream to photograph. She chose incredible pieces to wear which all highlighted her amazing belly and added the right amount of color, texture and personality to her images. I am so happy that I was able to witness such sweet moments between these two before their family grows. They are going to be exceptional parents. I can imagine their wee little one in the upcoming years; running around the cottage, picking flowers for his or her momma and playing hide and seek with the pup. What an incredible life to have.

~xo Lindsay and Atma

Traveling In The Company of Those We Love... | Massachusetts Lifestyle Family Photography Session

...Is Home in Motion 

I have known Rick & Jenn for quite some time, however there are now hills and highways between us making it hard for us to visit on a regular basis. The last time that I saw Rick he mentioned that his daughter had just taken her first steps and we exchanged stories about raising sons who were around the same age. When they contacted me to tell me that they would be in Massachusetts visiting family and wanted a session, I jumped at the chance. Since that last exchange of parenting stories they have added a new baby daughter to the clan. I couldn't wait to meet all three of those beautiful babies. Unfortunately for us on the day of the visit the cold airs came zipping through making us all a little chilly, but we huddled together and even made it to two beautiful locations. I hope to continue this session by taking a ride to see them over the summer. Until then; here is a peek of some moments that melted my heart. 

Today is Many Things...

Today has been a somber and reflective day for me. A very dear friend of mine has lost his courageous battle with cancer. While the strong Massachusetts winds shook the world around us last night, he left this world to be at peace. Today is also a day that I always respectfully acknowledge because it is the day that 21 years ago my life changed forever. I was diagnosed with diabetes. It is a disease that I am able to fight and I am so grateful that I can. Too many people I love have been lost to things that they are unable to battle and it's not fair. I have been more reflective today, more appreciative of what I have and a bit more desperate to hold onto those that I love. This was a moment that I captured while I was trying to get a new picture of myself to use on my website. He is still so little and still needs me so much all of the time. If I ask for a hug, he gives it. If I want to snuggle, he is the first one by my side. Today I have needed those comforts. I have fought my disease. I have climbed through hurdles. I have learned how to cope. My greatest wish has come true despite it all...I have become a mother. Sláinte to you and yours.

You Can Count on Me... | Massachusetts Lifestyle Family Photography Session one, two, three.

It seems like yesterday when I visited Alexa to photograph her first born baby boy. I have known Alexa for many years and knew that she would approach this new role in her life with a ridiculous amount of sweetness and joy. I also believe that a very important quality in a parent is a great sense of humor. (After all having two kids in diapers I'm sure provides hilarious moments at times) I have laughed and laughed and laughed with this woman so I'm certain that her little ones are having a blast with her. We had a great session with 4 month old Nico on that first visit. He was full of smiles and drool. I just melted over him. 

When I arrived at Alexa's house just over a year later to photograph her second boy, Luca I was so happy to see this momma surrounded by the love of her guys. This is a home filled with the curiosity of a toddler, the coos of an infant and two exhausted/happy parents. I had a blast letting big brother jump on the bed and cuddle with his best blanket while his little brother reached for his toes as well as his momma's face. They were simply amazing. 

Thanks for a great session boys. I hope to see a lot more of you as you grow! 

Oh those Baby Blues... | Central Ma Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session I adore you. 

I love when I get to revisit a family shortly after their maternity session to meet the newest family member. Baby John was bright eyed and ready for his debut in front of my camera. I enjoyed hearing all about his first few weeks home and how excited his parents (and doggy) were in welcoming him. Some of my favorite moments to capture during these sessions are the times when families are 'in between' looking to the camera and getting guidance from me. The in between times when the baby needs to have his back patted, or dad makes mom laugh, or the little one needs an outfit change...these are the best. As a story teller, I find the most beautiful stories are told in the everyday moments that make you a family. I really do love this job and pour my heart into creating a beautiful story that you will treasure for a lifetime. Please contact me to schedule your lifestyle family session. 

Welcome to the world baby John.