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Newborn Session - Central MA Newborn Photographer - Newbory Baby Girl - Dandelion Wild Photography

This little princess came in and totally rocked her session. She was super sleepy and we were able to get everything Mom and Dad requested and then some. Her little Minnie outfit didn’t quite fit, but hopefully next time when I see them it will!

I had just seen Mom and Dad a few weeks prior to their baby being born for their maternity session. You can take a peek at that by scrolling down below. They were so sweet and the anticipation of meeting this sweet girl was growing strong at the time. Moms and Dads to be are always so full of hope and wonder. It’s such an amazing time because you just want to meet your little babe. Lay eyes on that precious little face. And get to know the being you created.

Now that she’s here, it’s almost like she’s always been here. Mum and Dad were already pros and as you can see, baby Quinn is quite happy with life earthside.

Everything about Quinn was so teeny tiny and perfect. She loved to be rocked and constantly moving. When she slept, she slept. When she was awake, she was wide awake.

I can’t wait to see this little babe again! Quinn is on her way towards completing our Baby Plan. Get ready for lots of cuteness over the next year!

To find out more about the Baby Plan, please visit: www.dandelionwild.com/babyplan or email me: dandelionwildphotography@gmail.com

Always,

Natasha

Central MA Newborn Photographer - Dandelion Wild Photography - Massachusetts Family Photographer - Newborn Session - Brothers

Two toddlers and a newborn. Not an easy feat. Two active, proud, big brothers and their brand new baby brother….triple the trouble! It was hard to wrangle those boys down. But we managed to do it for literally .3 seconds. Mom loved this image of her three little boys. Oh goodness these three are just the perfect little trifecta of fun. Mom runs in three different directions and she does it so gracefully. The most patient momma bear I’ve ever met in my life. Her voice even lulls me to sleep when she calms the brewing storms.

Mum and Dad didn’t find out what they were having for all three of her children. To have three boys is such a blessing. There’s just something about brotherhood that I’ve never understood and never will. It’s a bond like no other and these three are lucky to have that in each other. I envision loves of memories to be made. Holidays will surely be fun, year after year, generation after generation.

Mom might have her fair share of heart attacks and episodes of total heart failure over the next few decades, but I’m sure it’ll all be totally worth it. Especially when you have three sets of beautiful little eyes looking up at you. When you’re the only woman in their eyes. The only one who kisses booboos just right. The one to tuck them in at night and give out endless numbers of hugs and kisses.

Such lucky brothers. Such lucky parents.

Such a lucky photographer to get to capture the beginning of the brothers three!

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.

Dandelion Wild Photography 2017 Highlights - Happy New Year - Central MA Photographer - Massachusetts Photographer

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2017 was an incredible year! We were finally able to pay off all of our credit card debt from building our house and we were able to complete the studio which took much longer than we had originally planned. But it's done and I can finally snuggle all the newborns and babies!

We escaped to Florida to explore Disney World for our family vacation! We welcomed our very first nephew into the world. I decided to go back to school to complete my master's degree. My in-laws moved in for over a month and then found their dream home in Florida. Jeff and Lauren came home from California to visit and stayed with us. I turned 30. We booked another trip out to California to visit them. I worked my butt off between juggling family, going back to school, my two jobs, and my children's busy schedules.

Although 2018 will force me to limit the number of sessions I'll be able to schedule, I look forward to all the craziness it's about to bring.

2017 was my year of accomplishments and achievements. This 2018, I'm not going to make any resolutions but I do plan on making it my year of health. Now that the girls are bigger and are ready for adventure we have made a list of hiking trails we would like to conquer. So our goal is to take them all on before the end.

I hope your 2017 brought you lots of love, health, and that feeling of getting things done. We all work so hard to provide for our families and ourselves that it's important to take the time to enjoy what little free time we do have.

Lots of things on our agenda already for this coming year, I'm excited, but I'm going to slow it down a bit, take in each day, and hopefully take lots of pictures! <3

Of all the wonderful things 2018 could bring, I really hope one of those things is you!

Happy New Year!

Mother's Day Mini Sessions

Mother's Day Mini Sessions will soon be in full swing! This year, Mother's Day Minis are all about family. That's what mom's love most right? So, these sessions are not limited to moms and their children; it's for mommas who want an updated family photo, a few of just her kids, a few of herself with her kids, and maybe a few of herself with the man that helped her start it all! Or maybe helped her rebuild it all, whatever dynamic your family may bring. Even bring old Fido along for the fun! Everyone knows I love my furbabies!

Whatever it is that momma wants, momma is getting! (In regards to her Mother's Day family photos anyway!) :)

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Mother's Day is so special. We work so hard to make sure everyone and everything is taken care of, we deserve at least one day to be recognized for that. <3 My girls are so sweet, they want nothing more than for me to be happy at every waking second of every single day. I don't know about you, but that's just not possible for me. I'm not the happiest person when I get up in the morning...so my girls kindly wake me up with big smiles and shower me with lots of hugs and kisses before they ask me to make them breakfast...immediately...before their stomachs eat themselves.

On Mother's Day...it's like that times infinity. They want to be a part of everything that day. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed. They attempt to make me breakfast, draw me beautiful pictures, pass me sweet notes, try to help me around the house, etc. Tremendous effort is evident. These girls are my world and on Mother's Day, they remind me that I'm theirs too.

These times are so fleeting. I wish they would just slow down. But they won't. And there's nothing we can do to even make a dent in the speed in which time travels.

The closest we can get to freezing time...is allowing someone to take that photo. <3

Allow me. <3

How to do it all...and make it look easy...

I ran into an old client of mine (from the previous business I worked for) the other day at my girls' gymnastics class.  I actually recognized her children first...and I just couldn't place them! Being a teacher and at the beginning of my career, I've worked and student taught in so many districts and schools within them over the years that I honestly almost wrote them off as old student's of mine.  But something was telling me I had it all wrong. Mom and I got to talking and I told her her children look so familiar to me and we made an attempt to connect in some way. We eventually came to the conclusion after some serious brainstorming and reminisced about how little they were at their session! It felt great to make the connection and see how much her kids have grown. They are seriously the cutest and have the BLUEST eyes ever!

We got to talking about my jobs and our kids, etc.  At the same moment I was trying to watch my oldest on the balance beam, while reading to my youngest who was climbing on me with two other children standing by listening to the story, all while talking with her as her son was poking me with a piece of plastic play cheese.

She looked at me, sympathized for me, and asked me..."How do you do it all?"

How DO I do it all? I thought.

I have ALWAYS had two jobs.  Ever since I was able to work.  I worked multiple jobs at all times. (While I was in college, at one point, I had three jobs.) Why? Because I love to be busy! I love to work. I love to have skills and be good at what I do. I love teaching. I love being a part of the community and watching those children grow academically. I love building students up and giving them confidence in themselves for their future which is so so so important. A job I just can't give up. I love photography and how that scratches my creative itch. I love the people I get to meet and the families I get to watch grow. I love to snuggle babies and give families images they cherish forever. Literally, forever. The first thing they would grab if their house was on fire is their photos. Bar none. How lucky am I that I get to provide families with something of such value?

I love raising my family. I love seeing them happy and healthy. I love taking the girls to their gymnastics classes, basketball, and soccer practices. I love day trips and our little vacation getaways. Making memories and documenting milestones. I spend every day after school with them. Teaching them how to play and learn new skills. (My oldest just learned how to ride a two wheeler and my two year old rides a bike with training wheels!) They LOVE geocaching and hiking to a view. They love trips to the library for new books to read. After dinner we play games, we snuggle, we read, and just be together. I absolutely love doing all of those things.

My husband is my biggest fan, my most avid supporter. I take very good care of him and make sure I balance my time to make sure he knows how much I love him. Always. <3 We exercise together. We watch a few of the same TV shows here and there. We take turns doing certain "chores" so we don't burn out. He knows me. He gets me. He knows what buttons to push and exactly when to stop. He knows I'm not a morning person and he makes my coffee perfectly every single morning. I write little notes in his lunches and make him dinner every night. <3 He surprises us with take out, just so I don't have to cook again tonight. It's just what we do. And it's easy.

I surround myself with positive, loving, selfless people who are worth making time for. It's easy to make time for people you want to see and be with.

I have the best family in the world that would bend over backwards for me (and has), and I would return that for them. Time spent with them is my favorite and we do it often.

After thinking about all these things, it became obvious how I go about doing it all and making it look so easy.

And if you take anything away from this little story...please, let it be this:

It's easy to do it all...when you are always doing exactly what it is you love to do.

<3

Dandelion Wild Photography - One Year Cake Smash - Central Massachusetts Photographer - You Are My Sunshine Theme Cake Smash

So this was the cutest cake smash ever! This You Are My Sunshine theme really pulled at my heart strings.  That song is a song my Grandmother would always sing to me. I was always her Sunshine to her.  She would hold me close when I was sad...or even just because...and sing in a deep voice so I could feel the vibrations of her voice. It was the most soothing thing and it's something I always remember.

When I met little Kinsley, it was very clear to me why they chose this theme.  Not only could she replace the sun baby on Teletubbies (We literally just got Nick Jr. three days ago...and I can not believe Teletubbies is back...really?!) but Kins literally came over and once she was inside it rained.  I'm not even joking.  Ok...it rained throughout most of the day....but I think she might just possibly have some control over the sun. ;)

Mom and Dad just adore this little queen bee. She is the absolute sunshine in their life. I feel like there is something extra special about her though.  I couldn't exactly pin point it...but it was the feeling in the room as I watched her parents look at her, soothe her, dance for her, sing to her, make faces at her, and love on her.  There's just something about her and it's wonderful!  This family was very kind and I felt like I've known them for years, though only moments.

Since it was a rainy day, we decided to leave out family photos and reschedule them for another day. It was all about the babe for the day. She was such a good girl and was very sweet.

She loved her cake! She definitely preferred the frosting! She made us all laugh and laugh as she played the cake like a drum.  She got a kick out of us laughing and laughed too. 

She was a lot of fun and it was such a great way to spend a rainy morning. <3 What could be better than spending it photographing a happy baby girl digging into some cake??? <3

Happy Birthday! <3

 

Central Massachusetts Newborn Photographer - Newborn Girl - Harper

This gorgeous family came in to see me with their brand new baby girl to show off.  She was a little older than most newborns I photograph but she did so well throughout her session.  My favorite part of newborn sessions with first time parents is talking about their baby.  They are literally coming in to see me one week or maybe two or even three weeks into being parents, and they talk as though they're experts.  And they really already are!

Every baby is so very different and I feel like there is no advice I can give to new parents, because each baby is so unique.  They are the experts on their child.  They know the hungry cry.  They know she likes to be swaddled with one arm out.  They know she prefers her side to her back, etc. 

Harper has the cutest face when she's complaining...lol &lt;3

Harper has the cutest face when she's complaining...lol <3

First time parents are so beautiful. They never take their eyes off their baby.  They are so careful and just absolutely head over heals in love with this little tiny human they made so beautifully. Babies are such a miracle and to be blessed with one in any way is such a gift.

My best friend just had a baby about a month ago.  That feeling never gets old.  Watching someone you love become a mother or a father. <3 You see this new light in their eye as they gaze upon their littlest love.

I get to witness this when I photograph these brand new babes. It's such a phenomenal feeling to witness love at it's finest and most beautiful point in life.