Cozy home extended family photo session | Newton Massachusetts Family Photographer

This session was so special! Extended families are always fun, but this was a real treat. These 2 sisters had babies only a few months apart, and their entire families- their husbands, kids, and parents, for a total of 11 people (and 3 dogs!) were able to get together in one place. Instead of the more traditional family portraits, they wanted photos of their family just spending time together, having fun, and loving each other.

The second I walked in I knew they were a special group! They were so relaxed together, and immediately welcomed me. No one froze up in front of the camera, they went about what they were doing, snuggling babies, introducing cousins to each other, playing with the dogs, and even spontaneously breaking into song together!

One of the highlights was when we were trying to get an entire group shot- and that’s a lot of people to get together! We finally had everyone positioned and looking at the camera, when the 2 year old decided this was *his* big chance for a photo, and came and plopped down right in front of me on the table. I adore that shot of him with everyone laughing in the background!

This was such a special time- and really something so many families do when babies are born, but how often do we think to capture those moments? Where we reconnect with our parents through becoming parents ourselves, where we can celebrate with our siblings and see our kids meet their cousins (these 2 little ones have a very similar age gap to my son and his closest cousin so that hit home for me!), snuggle the nieces and nephews that may live far away that we don’t see often, and just enjoy our newly expanded families together in a totally relaxed atmosphere.

I hope these photos tell a beautiful and fun story that can be an example to prompt more families to do sessions like this!

Extended family group relaxing together at home in a lifestyle portraitBrother shows love for his newborn sister with a kiss during a lifestyle sessionBrothers, sisters, and cousins together on the couchFamily shows their love for their newborn baby by gently laying their hands on her while she sleepsFamily of four gaze at their newborn baby in a photojournalist style sessionMother snuggles her baby on the couch during a lifestyle sessionClose up of sleeping baby snuggled in his mother and father's armsCute boy toddler comes in for a close up with the camera while extended family laughs and talks in the backgroundToddler wearing a hat and playing with pet dogs in a home lifestyle sessionBlack and white portrait of mom holding her baby, who is looking right at the viewerFather and son portrait and parents with baby, smiling in their homeBaby wearing a hat and laughing with mom and dadFun family portrait on the couchFamily sits on the couch together for a lifestyle session with their baby and toddlerProud dads holding their baby and toddler sonsFamily relaxes in their home with beautiful window light and a grand pianoCouple and baby share a loving moment sitting together during lifestyle indoor portraitMom holds her yawning baby on the couch during a lifestyle session at homeSleeping newborn as seen from the parents' viewpointExtended family with babies in a lifestyle family portraitSisters and cousins sitting on a couchProud parents with their baby on a couchOutdoor photograph of the beautiful large home where the lifestyle session was created

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  • Susannah CornelissenJune 14, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    You are a great family photographer! Located in Worcester right?ReplyCancel

  • Valerie E. ShannonJune 14, 2016 - 2:56 pm

    Such wonderful memories captured! Your work as a Worcester family photographer is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Hiller- McBrideJune 15, 2016 - 9:00 am

    Worcester is lucky to have you as a photographer. Beautiful family.ReplyCancel

  • michelle bSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:06 pm

    great family photos, they look like they have so much fun together. I love that the little guy was running around with no pants on! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DoruNovember 21, 2016 - 7:17 pm

    Such a great photo session! You do great family photography!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi MitchellMarch 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    What an amazing session! Love this!ReplyCancel

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