baby boy

Timothy - Newborn Session - Central MA Newborn Photographer - Massachusetts Newborn Photographer - Dandelion Wild Photography

Baby Timothy is one of the cutest little strawberry blonds to ever grace my studio. He didn’t have much competition but still. He’s my first little almost full blown redhead and that was pretty exciting because if you know me, you know how much I love my red heads. If you have read hair, you bet your butt I’m going to touch it. And I don’t even care if you get mad or think it’s weird because it’s totally worth it. Check out mom’s gorgeous locks. Yep. Jealous!!!! And I may have pretended it was out of place so I could just give it a little toss one more time. It’s gorg. Ugh. In my next life I’m coming back as a redhead. If there is a God or God’s I hope you hear this request. I’ve been pretty darn good in this life…so I can’t see why not.

Now I didn’t hit the genetic jackpot as I’m one of those blondies turned brunette now I pay a bunch of money to make it blond again but I don’t maintain it so I just say it’s balayage and then I’m trendy and not just cheap or lazy. :)

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I’m so done with social media. I’m like…done done. It’s way too much to maintain and like…no one sees my posts. I’m so much more motivated writing a little blip about your sweet family on my website and then you can share it on social media if you so choose. I’m just not into it anymore. I’m not sure what happened. But I have no interest. I think it was a combination of wasting time and being annoyed and worried all the time because I saw and knew too much. Now that I’m ignorant and have a ton more time…life is a lot less stressful. I think what I’m going to do is just run my website. I don’t even care if I get like 10 clients a year. I’d be happy if I just had one of you to come see me once in awhile to update your family photo. I love this job. And I love the simple life. I want both. And I can have both if I do it right! :)

When you receive your gallery you will also receive a link to your blog post. Share if you will! I’d love it. It won’t be like this blog post. It will be all about your session and how perfect you all are. Because you are. Exactly the way you are. And so many things make you special and I’ll highlight those things. And all your Facebook friends will agree and hopefully love your images as much as we do and inquire. :)

If not, oh well. I tried. You tried. And that’s all I ask.

In the mean time…Lets just all oooo and ahhhh over how adorable this brand new family of three is.

One Year Cake Smash - Massachusetts Photographer - Dandelion Wild Photography - Monster Cake Smash

This gorgeous family came to see me this morning! They brought me a birthday boy who was the HAPPIEST little guy! I mean..I'm pretty sure life is good for him.  He didn't have a single complaint...well...until we decided that was enough cake.  Let's just say...he let us know exactly how he felt about that.

Boys always get all the good stuff when it comes to genetics.  Like does he really NEEEEED those beautiful eyes? No! He's already a handsome little devil.  We all agreed he's going to break his fair share of hearts.  So can't all of us girls have the big beautiful eyes....the perfect corkscrew curls...the super long eyelashes...and all the other good stuff the boys get!!! lol <3

Oh those eyes...<3 Greyson babe, you can keep them.  They look best on you anyway! <3

So! His birthday theme was the CUTEST! And if you have been following my instagram, then you probably saw all the prep I did to get it ready! I share most things on instagram so if you haven't already get your cute little self on over there and follow me!  DandelionWild <--- Username. :)

I cut out these cute little monster guys and Amanda over at Cakes by Amanda made him this adorable monster cake! If I hadn't had Amanda's cake before...then I'd almost say that it was almost too good looking to eat....BUT...You can't not eat Amanda's cakes no matter how cute they are. <3 Just ask Greyson.

Cake Smashes are one of my favorite sessions to photograph.  Afterwards, I like to think that babies leave here thinking that this was the best day of their life. <3

One Year Cake Smash - Mickey Mouse Theme

So, Joshua is a very special boy to me.  <3 I have been photographing him since he was born!  Before he was even thought of, I photographed his big brother since he was just three years old and his big sister was just a teeny tiny little baby!

Believe it or not, he's actually one of the reasons I started this business!  Not only was he one of the last sessions I had at the studio I previously worked at, but he was also one of the first I photographed under my new business during my first month after launching!

His mum had contacted me and had asked if I'd still take pictures for her even though I no longer was working in the field.  I never expected for clients to reach out to me.  Although, after Josh's mom did, I understood since I've been working with them for so long.

Of course I couldn't say no!  I didn't want to miss out on photographing one of my favorite clients on such a special day.  Clients, of course, quickly become friends when you get the opportunity to celebrate their children and every milestone they reach.  I love getting the chance to watch them become beautiful little people...<3.  I undeniably grow very attached.  

I kept getting messages like this again and again from clients who noticed I was no longer affiliated.  It was a tad overwhelming at the time because I had hit a low point that I was trying to get out of.  It was so uplifting to read kind words and have clients search for me to make sure everything was ok.  It really validated how special this job was and how not only did I care about them, but they care about me as well.  It didn't take me long to realize, that photography makes me happy.  I in no way do this for the money.  I do it for myself to nurse my creative side.  I love creating beautiful images of beautiful people and sharing them with others who might enjoy it too.  I follow other artists who I idolize and whom also inspire me. 

So I sat my husband down one day and I had a serious conversation about it.  It didn't take much convincing.  He believes in me more than anyone else and we decided that it was a good idea to pursue this new dream. <3In his own words, "Whatever makes you happy."

Josh will never know the huge role he had played in where I am today.  (Although, his mom might share the story about the time he took a digger after his Christmas photos which resulted in an egg on his sweet little head.) <3At least it was after his session and we even NAILED a photo with all three kids smiling so perfectly! <3

So, Josh came to visit me to celebrate his first birthday.  He wasn't as happy to see me as I was to see him though.  He was not feeling his best and took his cake smash very seriously.  But he was by far one of the cutest little grumpy boys ever. <3

 

 

Newborn Baby Boy

Sweet new family of three. &lt;3

Sweet new family of three. <3

11 day old Luca came to see us on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  He came in, woke up, had a snack, and then decided he didn't want to go back to sleep just yet. We hung out for a bit, everyone got to know each other as we oo-ed and aw-ed over this sweet baby boy!

He was a feisty one, that's for sure.  But once mom lulled her boy back to sleep...we captured some truly beautiful images.

Snug as a bug in a rug.

Snug as a bug in a rug.

One of my favorite props was build by my Dad.  He is quite the carpenter.  He's a busy guy so the fact that he took the time out of his day to make this for me, really meant a lot.  I love the neutral tones and the natural texture of the white birch.  Natural and neutral has always been a favorite of mine.

Sweet Sleepy Baby Boy

Sweet Sleepy Baby Boy

I could have snuggled the afternoon away with this sweet babe.

Thank you for spending your afternoon with me G family. <3

Enjoy every fleeting moment.