Dos Studios: Blog en-us (C) Dos Studios (Dos Studios) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:11:00 GMT Dos Studios: Blog 80 120 it's the most wonderful time of the year December is a month that I slow down photography to focus on my family and really enjoy the holiday season, volunteer at both of my kid's schools, and celebrate my son's birthday (I'm sure we will have some birthday pictures taken later this week). It doesn't mean that I put my camera away but I am more deliberate in what and when I shoot.  This shot was on my 2016 personal photography bucket list (Inspired by Sholanda at Chubby Cheek Photography in TX) and I'm just in love with it.  Making some magic this year.

]]> (Dos Studios) children personal Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:13:20 GMT
a session so close to my heart Sometimes you have one of those incredibly special sessions.  The ones that just aren't for the annual photo but the ones that hold an even more special meaning to them.  My sweet friend Kristen asked for one of these incredibly special sessions and this one hits all of the "feels".  Not only was this session so close to my heart but all the stars aligned - the light was perfect, the location was perfect, these kiddos are the sweetest... I couldn't have asked for more.

I was honored that she trusted me to take these pictures for her, to help tell her story and honor all of her children.  She also trusted me enough to let me pick the most random off the side of the road location during golden hour (the time of day which is most magical).

Thank you Kristen.  Thank you for being a beautiful, kind and thoughtful momma and friend.

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:03:17 GMT
Sweet baby Avery loved getting to spend some time with this family and cuddling sweet baby Avery!  She was an absolute dream and has the best hair ever!

]]> (Dos Studios) family lifestyle newborn newborn lifestyle session Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:25:53 GMT
sweet samantha Oh sweet Samantha!!! She was an absolute doll to photograph.  A small sampling of the images we got from her lifestyle newborn session

]]> (Dos Studios) children lifestyle newborn newborn lifestyle session Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:18:44 GMT
cutie crew Seriously, look how cute this crew is!! Amie you are one lucky momma!  I had so much fun with this boy crew.  They are absolutely hilarious and despite it being a little chilly this morning, I think we had a ton of fun!!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:14:16 GMT
perfect fall afternoon Every year I look forward to my afternoon with these girls!  I have been photographing them for the past 4 years and I just love getting to see them grow up.  They are seriously the sweetest! <3

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:11:12 GMT
chicken shoot love that I can call this momma and say "what do you think about this?" and she helps make it happen! Doesn't hurt that Mr. Torrey is one of my BEST models! :)

Next year plan on seeing a lot more stylized shoots - they are already being dreamt up!

]]> (Dos Studios) children Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:06:41 GMT
its begining to look a lot like christmas Christmas minis came a bit early this year and there were so many awesome families! enjoy the large share! :)

]]> (Dos Studios) children family minis Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:00:50 GMT
a sweet backyard session This beautiful family belongs to one of my oldest friends Jess.  When I say oldest I don't mean it in the literal way but in the way that I have known her since I was 3 years old.  You see, we grown up 2 houses away from another and both of our parents still live in those houses.  Jess has since moved away but she was home for her brothers wedding so we decided to get some updated family pictures. 

I don't know how she does it, but she makes mommin' 4 kids look easy peasy! (I have trouble mommin' 2!)  All of these were taken in her childhood backyard.  I always tell people we can make beautiful pictures anywhere including their backyards so I was so excited that this is where we stayed! Next time I'm coming to visit you Jess and we will take some beach pictures on Cape Cod! :)

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:43:31 GMT
A fall family session in CT! We had so many great days this fall!  I was lucky enough to head down to CT to photograph some of my favorite families there too one weekend!  I love the S family.  Mr. S and I worked together for many years and Mrs. S and I were pregnant at the same time for both of our kids so you can imagine all the stories that we have been able to share (plus we are both Portuguese families!).  It was so fun being able to catch up with them and see how much Cameron and Abby have grown up!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:30:14 GMT
a sampeling of fall minis Fall minis are usually the start of holiday cards... so you are only getting a tiny sampling of what went down this fall as some are still a secret for holiday cards and gifts :)

this year we lucked out with an awesome day at Forest Park

]]> (Dos Studios) children engagement family minis Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:22:46 GMT
fall came on fast Fall came fast this year and the B family helped me kick off the season.  I always love getting to hang out with this family and meeting sweet little baby G was definitely my highlight this year!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family minis Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:17:29 GMT
Meet Miss Addie Grey Busy season has me like whoa and my blog and website have been neglected big time - my apologies :)

There are lots of things that have been happening so get ready for me to clog your email feed with some amazing families and fun updates.  One update is 12 days of Christmas.  If you follow me on facebook you may have seen some fun giveaways and if you don't follow me on facebook, head on over and comment on some posts (yes, its that simple!) to be entered to win!

ok onto some amazing peeks!

First up this beautiful princess and her absolutely gorgeous family <3

]]> (Dos Studios) family lifestyle newborn newborn lifestyle session Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:08:17 GMT
Wall art I was inspired by a pin on pinterest I saw and knew something similar had to hang in Mallory's room.  If you know Mallory, you know that this fits her personality perfectly!  It is sized 12x12 and if you want to order one head on over here to have it printed for yourself!


]]> (Dos Studios) personal printable Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:15:00 GMT
Little G is 3 Little G is 3.  Happy birthday Georgia!  We love you


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT
Chicopee Comp Senior session eeekkk I love getting to take senior pictures - check out this beauty!  Sloan and I had so much fun at her session which was at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley.  The campus is beautiful and it was a perfect night to walk around and have a session! Here are just some of my favorites.  She's going to have a hard time choosing which to put in the yearbook!

]]> (Dos Studios) children milestone senior Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT
just a little celebration I have been photographing a lot of birthday milestones this year and Jacob is up next.  It is his third birthday!  He is full of energy and SO much fun! We had a blast running around and chasing some geese at our session.  Happy birthday Jacob!

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT
little lady Check out the stunning S family! Pam is another momma that I have known forever!  It is so much fun taking pictures of friends and their families that I have grown up playing with in my neighborhood! Pam drove all the way from Boston to have me photograph her family and I'm so glad she did.  It was so great getting to meet the Mr. and her little lady Julia.

Pam - you have an absolutely stunning family xoxo.

]]> (Dos Studios) children family Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT
Happy birthday Bridget This is the second year that I have been taking Bridget's birthday pictures.  Mom lets her get all dressed up and we do a shoot with all things Bridget.  I hope you had a great birthday little lady!

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:45:00 GMT
sweet baby girl I was so excited to photograph sweet Riley.  I have known her momma for a long time now and seeing my beautiful friend turn into this amazing momma was just so exciting to me.  Erica & Billy, enjoy your sweet girl.  I can't wait until the next time I get to snuggle her again

]]> (Dos Studios) children family lifestyle newborn newborn lifestyle session Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:45:00 GMT
Wachusett Regional Senior session I was so excited when asked to take Abbey's senior pictures because you see, I have known Abbey since before she was born.  Her family is like an extension of my own. 

To see how much she has grown up was just incredible to me.  You are stunning Abbey!

]]> (Dos Studios) children milestone Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT
Back to school minis This year I decided to do something a little different and fun.  Both of my kids are at different schools and a lot of my close friends are some incredible teachers in our public school system.  This year I decided to offer FREE 5 minute back to school mini sessions if you brought in a bag of school supplies.  I polled some of these awesome teachers and asked for them to make me a list of things they would need for their classroom this year.  These kids and their parents DELIVERED! we were able to give some schools SO MUCH stuff! It was awesome and I know all of the teachers appreciated the goodies we brought. Now on to the cuteness!

]]> (Dos Studios) children milestone minis Sun, 02 Oct 2016 15:45:00 GMT
summer minis Summer minis gave me a run for my money this year.  The weather was HOT... and when I say hot I mean heavy humidity and near 100 degrees.  Sometimes too hot to have anyone play around outside with me without looking like they were melting.  Needless to say my minis had to be rescheduled here and there to fit everyone back in.  The Browns were able to meet up with me and I have to say, it was so much fun catching up with them.  Their boys are absolutely adorable and I'm so excited and someone is turning 1 soon! :)

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone minis Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:45:00 GMT
catching back up Busy season is upon me and that means that my blog has suffered.  Get ready because I am about to overload you with cuteness from back in August!  I have a lot of sessions to catch up blog-wise and I plan to do so within the next few days. (at least that is what my to-do list is telling me!)

First up - The Kane family's beach session.  Sarah and I have been planning this session for a while now.  She knew she wanted a family beach session so we set a date and made it happen!  We headed down to the Connecticut shore to snap these beauties and I am so in love with how they came out! Thanks for taking the drive :) (and for driving!)


]]> (Dos Studios) beach children family Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:32:54 GMT
July wrap up July is always a busy month... kids are out of school, its my birthday, we go on vacations, my day job is busy and lets be honest - the work at home, well it never ends! 

This July I did something on my photography bucket list - I had a mentoring session with Missy Mayo of Missy Mayo Photography. Missy is a HUGE inspiration to me.  Her work is full of fun, movement and color.  And I can't forget to mention that she is also just totally sweet! You need to check out her blog, facebook or Instagram account because you will just flip over the magic she is able to create! Missy has a lot of fun at her sessions and was able to give tons of tips and tricks on getting the kids (and parents) to relax and just enjoy themselves even more.  Be on the look out for me to bring this to upcoming sessions of mine! 

In addition to my mentoring session I had multiple sessions to wrap up prior to heading out on vacation (which you can also see on the blog here, here and here).  We headed out to Plum Island in Newburyport this year for a week with some friends.  Know that when you go on vacation with the Dos family at least an hour is going to be dedicated to some family beach pictures :) .  Enjoy some pics from our summer so far and take a peek into my iPhone and gopro pics in this video.  I hope August brings just as much fun!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family personal Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Gabi + Rachel I'm sure you all remember Gabi from here and here.  But if you don't she is our babysitter and pretty much one of my models when I want to try something out or scope a new location.  Gabi's best friend Rachel is moving to FL for college and Gabi wanted to have some best friend pictures taken with her before she makes her collegiate move.  Here are some of my favorites from this friend session.

I hope you two stay in touch because best friends are forever


]]> (Dos Studios) children Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT
dance your heart out I love getting to photograph people doing something they love and that is just what I was able to do with Morgan.  Morgan is a competitive dancer and is in 8 (yes 8!) dances.  I photographed her in some of her competition costumes and we had so much fun despite how incredibly hot it was outside!

Keep following your dreams beautiful girl!


]]> (Dos Studios) children Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Katie turns 1 I was able to photograph this doll a few months ago with her mom and grandma.  This time around we were celebrating a milestone - her 1st birthday!  Katie is absolutely adorable and just so fun to be around. I hope you had a fabulous birthday little lady! So glad I was able to celebrate with you <3


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:56:21 GMT
Clickin moms photo hunt I belong to an online community of photographers called Clickin Moms.  Every summer they do a photo scavenger hunt and this year I decided to participate.  All of the images I will be posting will be over on Instagram and here on the blog.  Feel free to join along! :)


]]> (Dos Studios) children family lifestyle personal Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Christmas in July - You bet!! It may sounds crazy but this is the time of year people start scheduling their fall and holiday sessions and the past few years I have filled up FAST!  I am already booking out into September so if you know you want a session in peak time please email me to get on my calendar asap!

In addition to that I would like to offer 15% off your 2016 galleries with the coupon code: save15

Thank you all for your business and enjoy the rest of your summer



]]> (Dos Studios) children coupon family minis Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:00 GMT
more birthday's! this seems to be the year of birthday or milestone shoots and I love it!  I have been photographing Brianna since she was one and she is now 4! how does that happen?  I don't know how these kids are going up so fast but I love being a part of it all!  Happy 4th Miss. Brianna! <3


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
america the beautiful I hope everyone has enjoyed their 4th of july!  It is one of my absolute favorite holidays!  We celebrated with friends and family cooking out and hanging by the pool!  I was able to grab some flag pictures with these cuties the week before just in time!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family personal Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:48:53 GMT
i <3 reviews I just want to say how much I love a review! Thank you Miranda for writing something so special! xoxo

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone review Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:08:08 GMT
momma and me 2016 I had such a great time with all of our mommy & me sessions this year.  Everyone was incredibly awesome and oh so cute.

Here are just some of my favorites - thank you to all of the beautiful momma's for letting me take your pictures

]]> (Dos Studios) children family minis momma and me Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:17:13 GMT
before and after this is my first time showing a before and after but i think i am going to do it a bit more!  left side is SOOC (straight out of camera) and the right is after initial edits in Lightroom. i think it is always fun to see before and after shots!

]]> (Dos Studios) post processing Wed, 18 May 2016 00:15:00 GMT
summer senior session gabi is not only a beautiful senior this year but she is also our babysitter.  i love getting to take pictures of her.  she is always go with the flow so i knew when i found a new location i wanted to bring her and i called her the day before the shoot to change up locations on her she would be totally fine with it.  i am glad, oh so glad she trusted me because this location gave us a ton of variety and the light, well it was just amazing! congrats again gabi! xoxo

]]> (Dos Studios) seniors Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
summer minis our mommy & me sessions are right around the corner but they sold out fast! If you are looking for a quick session our sunkissed summer sessions will be here before you know it! Email me at to snag a spot!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family minis Mon, 09 May 2016 21:45:00 GMT
Happy moms day Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing mommas out there.  Especially the ones I get to photograph! You are all amazing and I admire each and every one of you.  Here is a free printable to download.  It is sized to 8x10 and can be printed anywhere!  Simply click the photo, it will bring you to a wall art gallery and feel free to download!  I will be adding more in here soon!




]]> (Dos Studios) freebie printable Sun, 08 May 2016 22:31:02 GMT
my littles This year I'm vowing to take some more pictures of my own kids (sans iPhone!). 

They are my absolute toughest subjects.  I maybe get their attention for 10 minutes and there is always a bribe of some sorts involved.  (aka my 2 1/2 yr old has chewed gum!) If you have been around her or know her at all - this is SO her!! I offered a toy and she poo-pooed that and said straight faced "I want gum".  My 5 yr old doesn't even ask for or chew gum.  But Mallory, well she is way ahead of herself.  Sometimes I have to remember how young she is because she is wise beyond her years.  She doesn't miss a beat.  She is spicy and sassy and she totally acts like my brother (if any of you know him! haha).  She is one of a kind but I wouldn't have it any other way and I know that I will love her strong-mindedness later in life because she will stick up for herself like no other.  My boy on the other hand, he is laid back and as easy going as they come.  Total opposite these two.

if you are interested in following along with our daily antics, feel free to follow me on Instagram I'd love to see you over there!


]]> (Dos Studios) children personal Thu, 05 May 2016 21:37:25 GMT
happy birthday little man this has been a year of first birthdays for me and I'm loving every minute of it! Jacob turned one and to celebrate we had a lifestyle family session.  We had so much fun playing at his grams house and downtown. Happy birthday little one!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family lifestyle Tue, 12 Apr 2016 01:55:49 GMT
All things Austin - A Pinkletoes workshop review I have been patiently waiting 3 years to take a workshop with Michele.  Three years ago I didn't feel "good enough" to take a workshop with someone of her caliber.  Last year she took the year off from teaching workshops and when I received an email in October 2015 that her 2016 dates are posted I don't think I could have signed up fast enough!

Michele's work speaks to me. It evokes emotion. It is colorful and cheerful. It is real. It is everything I want to strive to be - with my spin of course. And Michele, well she is the direct reflection of her work.  She is all of those things and more. An amazing teacher, an open book, a generous hostess... the list seriously goes on. 

Michele gives her all and her workshop is no exception - it did not disappoint. It was everything I thought it would be and MORE. The experience, the learning, the new friends. Going to Austin not knowing anyone was totally out of my comfort zone and yet I came home excited, refreshed and ready to dig in to all of the new things I have learned.

If you haven't seen her work please do yourself a favor and check it out I promise you will fall head over heels with her too.

Some of my favorite images from the weekend - and some behind the scenes as well.

Still interested in seeing more?  Check out the other ladies that were at the workshop:

So You by Erica Sue


]]> (Dos Studios) couples family lifestyle maternity newborn travel workshop Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:08:53 GMT
an electornic pricing brochure - yes!! Yes, you've read that right - I have come out with an electronic pricing brochure! It can be found on the investment page but if you I also have a preview here :)

]]> (Dos Studios) pricing Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:23:08 GMT
Petite sessions have been announced! grab one before it goes fast - the mini dates are set for the year!  If you have questions or are looking for additional details just email me at  The mommy & me sessions would also make adorable spring sessions - Diana and I have some AMAZING things up our sleeves!!! I can't wait until you see what's to come!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family maternity minis mommy & me Fri, 11 Mar 2016 02:34:54 GMT
still catching up on fall Still playing catch up on the blog but get ready because the 2016 calendar will be out soon.  This way you can be the first to sign up for a spot to any of the minis we will be hosting this year! Lots going on around here :)


]]> (Dos Studios) children couples fall family minis Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:40:22 GMT
happy first birthday(s) I have had the pleasure of photographing two beauties this January for their first birthdays.  meet alexa and kira.  love that both moms had me over to help celebrate these amazing milestones. enjoy.

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family lifestyle milestones Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:56:03 GMT
Bridget is 4 Momma and I have been trying to come up with a date to celebrate Bridget's 4th birthday and we finally were able to - it just happened to be the absolute coldest day of the season thus far!  I swear it was so cold it should have just been snowing.  But Bridget was a trooper.  She had a photoshoot all for herself and even styled herself! Her personality is amazing and it truly shines through those eyes of hers.  Hope you had a fabulous day!

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT
have yourself a merry little christmas

wishing all of my Dos Studios families and fans a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!  I look forward to seeing all of you in 2016!


]]> (Dos Studios) christmas Fri, 25 Dec 2015 01:15:00 GMT
fall family session Love getting to catch up with this family every year.  This year they invited me up to Greathorse to take their family photographs. Such a beautiful place and the scenery is breathtaking - it was a perfect spot to spend a fall afternoon.

These girls are growing up so fast - I'm sure momma thinks so too!

]]> (Dos Studios) children fall session family Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Baby Brody Still playing catch up on my blog posts but this one is of so fun to revisit!  Meet Baby Brody! Such a sweet boy and he was so incredibly snuggly!.. So glad I was able to hang out with him, his parents and his kitty's

]]> (Dos Studios) family newborn lifestyle Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:46:42 GMT
my boy is 5 Seriously, where does the time go.  How can 5+ years pass that fast when I can remember the day like it was yesterday? I'm sure all of you mommas feel the same but to me it means he isn't so little anymore. Just a little more independent, a little more taller, a little more stronger. 

Keaton - you are seriously one amazing boy. Always smiling, laughing or cuddling. You are my little cartoon character. I hope you continue to stay silly and have the deep love for life that you do today. You were the one I prayed for - love you to the moon and back little man.


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone personal Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:01:00 GMT
its begining to look a lot like christmas getting back to blogging after busy season wrapped up and I am going to work backwards with blog posts!  If I don't, you wont see these amazing holiday pictures until February and who wants that?  Without further ado, 1/2 of the amazing families (the other 1/2 you can see over at Jenabelle Photography)

]]> (Dos Studios) children christmas family holiday mini sessions Wed, 09 Dec 2015 04:10:30 GMT
a feature in Yankee Candle?! yes you read that right!!! we were featured on Yankee Candles new personalized candles! How amazing to see a Dos Studios photo and family featured on some amazing candles?! If you don't remember the family from last year, here they are!

Thank you Yankee Candle and B family!

]]> (Dos Studios) as seen in promo Wed, 09 Dec 2015 03:47:13 GMT
cape cod and just one of my personal favorites from our short trip to the cape this summer.  my little girl and my love.  she is all about him.  a true daddy's girl. this picture makes my heart sing. 


]]> (Dos Studios) children family personal travel Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT
harper is 1 Lots of baby birthday's this month!  Not only did I get to hang out with Will and his family but I was able to hang out with his girlfriend Harper and her family! <3 Harper is absolutely adorable and totally reminds me of a cabbage patch doll - she is the sweetest (and super funny too!) she had some fun trying to eat grass during our session!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday little lady!



]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:54:01 GMT
will is 1 I have been able to see Will and his family a few times this year and it makes me happy that I have got to see him grow up this year.  I hope you had an amazing birthday with your whole family little man!


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:44:59 GMT
gabi's senior session ahhhh I'm SO excited to be sharing this session.  Gabi is my first senior of the year and she was so much fun to work with!  We had a blast and she looks like a model.  Hope you enjoyed your session as much as I did Gabi!


]]> (Dos Studios) seniors Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:37:09 GMT
beach maternity session I was able to spend some time at the beach with this awesome family this summer.  Momma is expecting TWINS!... can you believe it?!  She looks absolutely amazing!  And Mr. L, well he is just going to be one fun big brother.  I wish you all the best R family! <3


]]> (Dos Studios) beach children family maternity travel Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:31:29 GMT
happy birthday Blogging in the summer is hard.. Days are longer, the nights are nicer and to be honest, I just hang outside with the kids after work!.. We'll lets get catching up!  This family is absolutely amazing and I'm so glad they called me to celebrate Gram's birthday because that means I get to catch up with everyone!  Especially this cutie who was my first newborn of the year!.  Happy Birthday Ida! <3


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:24:56 GMT
Newborn baby T T was an absolute dream to photograph!  And who wouldn't want to photograph him in that room?!... Get ready for a separate blog post on just this babe's room - its that amazing!.. I absolutely love this family.  Thank you for having me over and enjoy your sweet man!


]]> (Dos Studios) family lifestyle newborn Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:26:56 GMT
Celebrate Sam! I seriously get to hang out with the BEST families while doing photography.  I was invited over to celebrate Sam recently.  He has the most fun and loving family I have seen.  He is one lucky boy! 


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children extended family family milestone Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:21:20 GMT
Mason is turning 2! I love every time I get to hang out with this family.  Mason is hands down one of the cutest kids ever and he is so incredibly sweet!  Happy *almost* birthday little man!


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:17:30 GMT
engagement session I could not be more excited to share this session.  Meet Jorge + Amy.  Jorge is like a brother to my husband and they have been friends forever.  And Amy, she is just the sweetest ever!  We had so much fun and they let me take them around to some random places that I have been dying to shoot at!  Thank you both again.  Love you and can't wait to celebrate with you!


]]> (Dos Studios) engagement Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:12:41 GMT
playing catch up Hello. yes, this is Laura.  I know, its been a long time since I have blogged a session (or 5).  I have some catching up to do.  First up are these two cuties!  I got to hang out with them one afternoon and catch up.  Love little miss Anna's personality - she is SO her mom!




]]> (Dos Studios) children family Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:07:34 GMT
happy birthday little man! Mr. Luke just turned 2! So him, his sister and I headed to the park to capture this milestone and help him celebrate. Hope you had a magical birthday little man!


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children family milestone Thu, 28 May 2015 01:03:02 GMT
a mothers day special To all the mommas out there - I respect all that you do.  I know first hand that its hard... its so so hard but also incredibly rewarding and the best job title I have ever had.  This day is for you - for us.  To celebrate all the laughs, the tears and all of the incredible in-betweens.  Happy mother's day


]]> (Dos Studios) children family momma and me Tue, 12 May 2015 00:53:15 GMT
the bond of bothers It is Ari's 2nd birthday but he doesn't do much without his big bother Alex.  These two have the cutest bond ever and I love when I get to hang out with them!


]]> (Dos Studios) brothers children minis Tue, 12 May 2015 00:44:02 GMT
Spring family session Spring has finally sprung around here and the temps are warming up!  It's a nice thaw from the long winter we had so it was time to head outside!  I had so much fun with the R family.  The last time I saw them it was right before the holidays so it was nice to catch up!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family minis Tue, 12 May 2015 00:36:05 GMT
family lifestyle session love love love when families invite me over to come hang out with them and take their pictures.  the b family is no exception and how cute is this little guy?!!! seriously, the. sweetest. ever.  take a peek inside will's world with his awesome mom, dad and dog Otis of course!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family lifestyle family session Wed, 06 May 2015 01:29:51 GMT
UMass Cheerleading I was able to relive my college cheerleading days and took some pictures of the UMass Cheerleaders with my friend Brian of Brian Marsh Photography. It was refreshing to get out of my comfort zone to shoot these - we had a blast and they are such an amazing group of girls!


]]> (Dos Studios) Umass cheerleading sports Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:52:18 GMT
March in Instagram Our everyday in March... pretty much consists of crazy shenanigans, home work, more work travel adventures and some behind the scenes of an awesome photo shoot.  If you haven't downloaded it yet - Collect is one of my favorite apps!




]]> (Dos Studios) instagram personal Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:10:20 GMT
and we're three! I have had the pleasure of photographing this girl for the past three years on her birthday.  Is was so good to see you again lil' miss b!  happy birthday!

]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:46:32 GMT
a girl is on the way! So excited for this family - soon to be a family of 4 with a little girl on the way.  Little G is going to be the best big brother around.  Can't wait to meet her <3



]]> (Dos Studios) family maternity Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:53:57 GMT
Miss Harper is 6 mos Another 6 month lifestyle session!! I had so much fun with Miss Harper and her amazing family.  At home sessions are so laid back and I love that I get a peek into my clients every day.  Their routine, the awesome décor in the nursery... and you should see this one!  Mom is super creative and made some amazing additions to the nursery <3  Thank you for having me over!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family family lifestyle session milestone Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:19:57 GMT
February in Instagram Our everyday in February... pretty much consists of snow days, sickies, work travel adventures (and mishaps if you count a dead battery and a flat tire once retrieving your car after flight) and a weekend away with good friends.  If you haven't downloaded it yet - Collect is one of my favorite apps!



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A baby on the way When mom called me to do this shot I was so excited! She knew what she wanted and was totally prepared (like she normally is!) and the whole crew braved some cold weather but it was all worth it!

N is going to be one awesome big brother. I'm so happy for you and your growing family! ❤️

]]> (Dos Studios) announcement children family maternity Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:17:32 GMT
Why hello there Mr. Sam I love in home lifestyle sessions.  They are my favorite part of winter actually because that is what I reserve my winter shooting time for.  I get to capture families in their homes - their environment and real moments.  I had so much fun getting to know the F family and Mr. Sam.

Happy 6 months to one of the happiest babies around!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family lifestyle family session milestone Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:17:35 GMT
January in Instagram I have this great free app called collect!  It allows you to take a picture a day and feed it into a calendar mode and even reminds you to upload your picture everyday!

This year I wanted to take more pictures of my kids.. Our everyday. Even if it is just with my iPhone at least they are memories. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of these - and others were just never posted. We will see how far through the year I can make it with this app - feeling up for the challenge? Join me!

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baby k hospital session i love sessions that I get invited to the hospital for.  it is always a happy and relaxed time - the very few days after birth before you are sent home.  mom may have gotten some sleep at this point and there are a lot of people around to help you out.  these sessions are all about the new baby, the families connection and those first few days that you will slowly forget about once you get home and the sleepless nights really kick in.  I hope you all enjoy this session as much as I do <3 welcome to the world little lady k.  your arrival was much anticipated!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family fresh 48 lifestyle hospital session newborn Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:28:23 GMT
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]]> (Dos Studios) personal promo valentines day Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:50:19 GMT
another workshop review Get ready for more of these workshop reviews this year - there are a couple planned in the books!!..

The week before Christmas I was able to spend a day with Kelly Ross of Kelly Ross Photography.  If you are local to the area you already know her and her amazing newborn work.  My goal for this workshop was to incorporate some natural newborn posing into my lifestyle work.  We had two models while Kelly and I worked side by side to create some poses that I wanted to work on along with some time for lunch and business talk of course! 

Kelly is oh so patient and kind to share all of her knowledge.  If you ever have the opportunity to take a workshop with her I highly recommend it - it will not disappoint!  Here are some of my favorite images from that day!  enjoy.

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welcome baby w its not everyday that you get to photograph your best friends new baby girl in their new amazing house.  I was over the moon when I got to meet baby w and have a morning with my beautiful friend and her family.

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a peek from holiday minis getting caught up on blogging so this is just a peek from our holiday minis that I teamed up with Brian Marsh Photography and Beckie Bragga Photography to do back in November.  hope you enjoy :)

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]]> (Dos Studios) coupon codes promo tiny prints Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
a mothers love Over this past spring I took on a personal project with some of my close friends who are also mothers.  My goal was to capture them together with their kids just enjoying one another.  I look back and wish I had pictures like this of me and my kiddos.  Next goal is to take out my tripod more to capture our everyday.  Here are some pictures from my time with them - enjoy. 


]]> (Dos Studios) children family momma and me personal Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:11:43 GMT
Workshop review Recently I wrapped up a workshop called Capturing Joy with Lisa Tichane of Tout Petit Pixel Photographie and I can sum it up in one word.  AMAZING. 

Just looking at Lisa’s pictures make you smile and that is what her workshop was all about.  Finding our inner joy, taking pictures in a way that translates joy to not just the viewer but the client as well and making sure they are having fun while we are shooting.

This workshop came at the perfect time for me.  While I take time to plan my sessions and have multiple things in mind for us to do, sometimes kids have a different plan in mind and you have to just go with the flow.  Making sure the kids are happy and doing something they like to do will help translate into photos that will make you smile.

Lisa is nothing short of an amazing teacher as well.  Not only was the class material great but her critique, feedback and insight was all invaluable.  If you are looking for something to really boost your creativity or just for taking a different approach for shooting, I would highly recommend this class!

Here is a share of some of my personal pictures from the class.  



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Just a day in the park Had so much fun with this family - fun lovin' and super silly too!

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Mommy and me Just finished up this adorable mommy and me session - you can hear the giggles :)


]]> (Dos Studios) children family momma and me Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:42:40 GMT
Welcome to the world - Western MA Newborn Photographer I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful new boy last weekend and decided to do something a little different for his sneak peek.  Welcome to the world sweet Baby Y!


]]> (Dos Studios) children family newborn newborn lifestyle session Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:05:31 GMT
A beautiful family - Western Mass Photographer Last weekend I got to hang out with this awesome family!  Mr. Drew started off a little shy but ended up being such a ham for me.  And big sister Clara just turned 5!!  Hope you had a great birthday!

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A Family in the Field - Connecticut Family Photographer I finally was able to shoot at a field I have been eyeing for a little over a year now.  I drive by it on my way home from work every day and the light that hits it around 5:30 is just Ahh-MAZING!.. When a friend from work asked me to take pictures of her family I knew exactly where I was going to take them!

Congratulations to them on their growing family - Mr. M is going to be the best big brother around!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family maternity Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:18:42 GMT
Little lady - Ludlow Family Photographer I've said it before and I'll say it again, I may be a little bias but she is a beauty!.. My favorite little lady and only niece has just turned 5 months old!  Where has the time gone?  Pretty soon she will have another little lady to run around with at family parties and they can hide from all the boys in the family!.. I can't wait!  Enjoy your sneak peek Miss. L - love you

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It's spring... almost! - Western Mass Photographer One day it is sunny and warm and the next rainy, cloudy and chilly.... I am ready for a real warm up!  Last weekend we finally had some nice weather so Kim and I got to hang out with this awesome family.  L is absolutely adorable and just wanted to run around and have some fun.  Enjoy your peek!

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I've been missing for a while.... I have been really bad about blogging over the past few months and I really need to get better at it.  Winter months are hard to get out, shoot and get motivated but I took an amazing class this winter by Kellie Hatcher called Light + Life from The Define School.  Honestly, I can't say enough amazing things about this class! Kelli is an amazing photographer and her teaching style is out of this world!  The connection she makes with her clients and how comfortable they all look in her pictures amazes me. 

I recently had the honor of taking some lifestyle family and maternity pictures and wanted to share a few.  In a clients home that was so laid back - we chatted, played and just had fun.  I hope you enjoy!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family family lifestyle session maternity Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:38:46 GMT
Some of my favorites Some of my favorite people around.. Such a loving and caring family and mom just happens to be one of my best friends.  Enjoy your sneak peek!  It was so fun spending time with you this weekend!

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Family is not an important thing, it's everything. – Michael J. Fox One of my favorite families around and for a good reason – Momma is a saint, and all her boys are super sweet! :)  I had such a great time with them at one of their favorite places around!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Western MA family photographer

Western, MA family photographer

Western, MA senior photographer

Western, MA family photographer

Western, MA family photographer

Western, MA family photographer

]]> (Dos Studios) family tweens Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:58:25 GMT
It’s beginning to feel like fall! And that means fall family sessions are here!  I got to meet up with this family over the weekend and we played, took some pictures and then played a little more!  We had such a fun time – these girls are a hoot and their little cousin is just too cute for words!

Enjoy your sneak peek!




MA Children

MA Children

MA Children


]]> (Dos Studios) children extended family family Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:42:03 GMT
Beautiful Momma-to-be Yesterday was perfect.  The setting, the light and the couple!  The little girl born to these two is one lucky little lady!  She already has two incredible parents who can not wait for her arrival!  I’m so excited for my beautiful friend and her amazing husband.  Congratulations to both of you – I was honored to take your maternity pictures!

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Welcome Mr. C  

There is nothing like a mother’s love and that is something that is very evident in this beauty and her babe.  This is such a fun loving and easy going family and mom makes her new job look effortless!  Congratulations on your beautiful boy!


]]> (Dos Studios) family newborn newborn lifestyle session Mon, 06 Aug 2012 01:47:38 GMT
Pretty Princess I remember the day that this little girl was born and soon she will be 4!  Where has the time gone?  We had so much fun hanging out.  We danced around with dolls, chased butterflies and practiced our pinata skills.  I think dad is going to have to invest in a pinata for this years birthday party because Haylie is pretty good at it! :)


]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Fri, 27 Jul 2012 02:15:07 GMT
Lil’ Miss L Wishing the happiest of birthdays to this little lady.  Her and her brother were so much fun to hang around with!  He makes her smile SO much – he was my little helper!  Happy Birthday baby girl!





]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:35:04 GMT
Happy Birthday Mr. Alex This little man is turning 2 in a few weeks and to say he loves balloons is an understatement!.. He clung onto them though the whole session and it was totally cute!  Enjoy your sneak peak and Happy Birthday Alex!






]]> (Dos Studios) birthday children milestone Wed, 25 Jul 2012 02:30:03 GMT
The Three Amigos Got to meet up with my beautiful friend Sarah and her three adorable kiddos for some fun in the sun this afternoon – Here is a sneak peek from their session.... Enjoy!

]]> (Dos Studios) children family siblings Sun, 22 Jul 2012 02:32:50 GMT
Dream a little dream… So I decided to do it.  I have decided to take the plunge and try out a dream of mine - a BIG dream!  First I would like to thank you for following me on this journey.  Thank you to all of the families I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing over the past year to build my portfolio.  And a big thank you to my family and friends for believing in me. I am so excited to see where this dream takes me.

Here is where I will share bits, pieces and a glimpse into my personal and photography life – Enjoy the ride, I’m sure I will!




Photo courtesy of Pinterest


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