Ingraham Christmas Tree Farm was the perfect setting for holiday mini sessions this year. Meet Finn, a stylish Boston Terrier with his human "sister"; these two were just too adorable!
I first met Mark and Kate 9 years ago at church. Over the years, we have become good friends. Two years ago, I went to their home for an in home newborn session for their daughter. I was back again recently as they have just become a family of five! Big brother was excited to hold Carter, while little sister was more interested in the fresh muffins in the kitchen. (Can you blame her?) I love telling your family story through in home lifestyle sessions- the sweet new baby moments, the silly 5 year old faces, and yes... the muffins. Welcome to the world, Carter!
When this toddler's parents referred to his vest as his "Stranger Things vest" I knew we would hit it off. Appleton Farms in Ipswich was the perfect setting for their fall family photos. Kristin is the Director of The Wenham Museum, a local treasure on the North Shore. (my kids love it!), and Elliot had me laughing the entire time. Great to meet you, Noon family!
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Why do toddlers always want to eat leaves? It's a mystery. I LOVE experiencing fall through a toddler's eyes... the colors, the crunchy leaves, the gentle wind. Everything is an experience for them! The Ball family and I had a fun afternoon at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA.
One of my new favorite things to do is in home sessions. I love capturing families where they are, how they are. There is something so special about it, so natural. When you invite me into your home, know that I am a mom too. The pile of toys, the newborn peeing/pooping, nursing, diapers, meltdowns... it's all part of the process and doesn't bother me in the least.
This family welcomed sweet Anna about one week before this shoot. Big sister was very excited (and bribed with some special snacks). We had a fun morning together and captured some special moments.
I first met Shannon at a birthday party, where I was taken with her adorable toddler twins. Since then, I have photographed their family every year in the fall, and it has been a joy to watch them grow! We met up at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA for this family photo session. Shannon is now the editor of North Shore Macaroni Kid , which is a great resource for parents and caregivers!
I have known Wayne's mom since I was a child. I remember taking photos of Wayne when he was a toddler, just before my best friend's wedding. Now, he is a young man, and a senior in high school! We had a lot of fun at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA for his senior portrait session!
Holiday photography mini sessions are here!
Location: Ingraham Tree Farm, Georgetown, MA
Details: $125, 15 minutes
Dates: November 11, 12, 18, & 19
You receive: High resolution edited digital images via password protected online gallery. You can either download and print at your favorite photo lab, or you can purchase prints and products through me. I'm even offering Christmas cards this year!
To book: Please use this link: https://calendly.com/traceywestgatephotography/15
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many images will I receive? Each session is unique, so I don't set a number of images you will receive. An average session will usually yield approximately 10 images.
What should we wear? I suggest that you wear coordinating, but not necessarily matching colors. Shirts with graphic designs, logos or sayings are not advised. Choosing a color palate of 3-4 colors works well. Keep in mind the farm is very GREEN. Colors like maroon, plum, navy, grey work well. Wearing red (as seen above), can work well and gives an additional Christmas feel. Feel free to bring accessories like hats, scarves, or mittens. Usually, having some people in solid colors works well so that it's not a sea of patterns. Please do not wear a solid black top, as it makes for a "floating head" effect. Let me know if you need more help with figuring out what to wear. Here's a great blog post on the topic from Click it Up a Notch.
Can we bring our dog? Yes! Well behaved dogs are allowed on the farm, on leash only.
Will you have a "set"? I do bring a simple set for a few posed photos. My style tends to lean more towards lifestyle shots- I love capturing you interacting with your children!
What's the farm like? It's beautiful! It is a family owned, working Christmas tree farm. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Sam is a clinical psychologist, medical director, Harvard Professor, entrepreneur, and a dad. We met up at Gordon College in Wenham, MA for his professional headshot session. We tried several looks to tell his professional story- an expert in his field, while being current and approachable.