A Springtime Mommy & Me Session in our Saratoga Springs Studio

This sweet little family was so much fun for their springtime session at our Saratoga Springs portrait studio!  If you haven't noticed, I have been loving all of our spring sessions lately.  I'm shaking off the winter blues by incorporating lots of flowers, greenery, and pastel colors.  Plus, these adorable little headbands from Sweet Ivie are my new favorites, and they're part of a new collaboration I'm doing with the designer!

This family has been living abroad for a few years, and they just moved back to the U.S., so it was the perfect time to capture some sweet memories of this gorgeous mama and her little ones!

Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer

Federico had the most amazing curls, and such a spunky personality!  He is an adventurous little guy who brought his big imagination into the studio.  The moment he saw my curved bench he decided that it was (of course!) a racetrack, so he pulled his toy cars out and started racing them up and down the seat of the bench!  Love his creative little mind!

Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer

Daphne was the sweetest little thing, and she loved pretending to feed the birds on our new hand-painted Lavender Fields backdrop by walking over to them with flowers in her hands and letting them have a little nibble.  She spent the second half of our session bonding with the birds, and we were able to capture so many adorable images of her and those sparkling blue eyes!

Love her dress?  Me, too!  It's from Nellystella, and you can rent the same one from Rainey's Closet for your upcoming session!  You'll be seeing a lot more of Rainey's Closet on our website in the coming months because their dresses are so soft & whimsical, and absolutely the best quality out there for unique looks for your session!

Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer
Nicole Starr Photography | Motherhood Photographer | Saratoga Springs NY Photographer | Albany NY Family Photographer | Boston Family Photographer

Love the backdrops?  Check out a few other recent spring sessions at the studio!

Hazel & the Lavender Fields Backdrop

Two Sisters with their Sweet Ivie Headbands

A Seaside Family Portrait Session in Harwichport on Cape Cod

I love the beach.  Seriously, my dream home would be a beach house where I could look out at the water every single day and take a walk in the sand every single night.  So when families ask me to join them at the beach for a portrait session, the answer is always, "Yes!  See you at sunset!"

Cape Cod family photos beach photographer

I had so much fun with Robyn, Pete, and their birthday boy Nicholas during our session together at Pleasant Road Beach in Harwich.  This beach is close to their home, and one that Pete spent his summers at growing up.  The rocks on the jetty, the shingled houses behind the tall seagrass -- they all mean so much more when they have a story to them, and it made for the perfect backdrop for this family's session.  Plus, it was a nice little piece of saltwater heaven that they introduced me to for the first time, and a new favorite spot on the Cape!

Cape Cod family photos beach photographer

Isn't this little plaid romper just perfect for our session?  I love the styling on this session, and everyone's outfits came together perfectly for some modern family photos at the beach.

In addition to family photos of everyone playing together, I love to capture a few quiet moments with mom & dad alone with the baby.  These sweet little cuddles are always some of my favorite moments to capture!

Cape Cod beach family photos

We're now booking family sessions through October, and be sure to contact me now because they fill up early!  By the way, the beach in the fall is still an absolutely beautiful location for photos.  Sweaters, sand, and hazy skies.  Just sayin'.     ;o)

Saratoga Springs Family Photographer: A Springtime Studio Session

Kate was the winner of our Launch Day Giveaway with the #NSPrebrand party in January.   We planned her Petite Milestone session in the studio to coincide with her little one's first birthday.  Kate's family has come to me for their portrait sessions since her first pregnancy, and we've photographed her maternity session, Lizzie's newborn portraits, Lizzie's first birthday cake smash, Gavin's newborn session, and now a sweet & simple milestone session just in time for Gavin's birthday.  

I have just loved watching her family grow over the past few years, and seeing the artwork from our sessions up on the walls of their home makes me so happy.  Even though I'm moving to New York soon, I look forward to coming back to continue capturing these moments for them.

brother and sister family photos
family photo shoot

I love everything about the image above.  It's not perfectly posed, they're not both looking at the camera, and you can't even see half of the baby.  But you know what?  It's the perfect moment that shows just how much love this big sister has for her little brother.  It shows that adorable all-in attitude that she takes to giving hugs, and the protective nature that's inherently there for her baby brother.  To me, it's perfect.  

Thank you for such a wonderful session together!  I look forward to seeing your family again soon, Kate!  

Thinking of planning your portrait session?  Contact me and let's chat!  I'm accepting sessions in Saratoga Springs starting in mid-June, and I'll be back in Massachusetts (Boston and Cape Cod) for a few select dates in June, July & August.  I would love to plan a time to create these beautiful memories for your family!