I love newborn sessions. I love family sessions. But when I get to follow a family from the arrival of a newborn through that baby’s first year (and beyond) it totally makes my heart happy. I met little Estella and her mom and dad shortly after she arrived into the world in the Spring of 2014. Since then I’ve photographed them every six months – most recently in early June, when baby brother Edward was welcomed into the family.
I became a photographer because I enjoyed taking photographs and the artistry that is part of it. However, it’s about much more than that for me. In this increasingly crazy world, I get so much joy from seeing and documenting the good and the happy and the love that’s present in the families I work with. There was a point during Edward’s newborn session, where we were doing some photos of the whole family. Estella was running back and forth and giggling and mom and dad were snuggling the new baby. I realized that I couldn’t stop smiling. This is what life is about. These are the things that are important; and I’m so lucky to get to know my families as they journey through life.
Newborn baby Estella:
She was so sweet and alert.
Six months later and so much has changed!
The day of her one year session, we got an unexpected Spring snowstorm and it was just beautiful outside!
And just two months later, baby Edward was welcomed into the family. So many images I could post from this session, but I’m going to wait until I have his whole year documented. I’m sure it will fly by and I can’t wait to see how he has changed when I see him again this Fall!
Cristen Farrell is a family and child portrait and lifestyle photographer serving the Andover and Merrimack Valley area as well as Boston and its surrounding suburbs. Please get in touch if you are looking for an Andover family photographer, or would like to schedule a family photo session anywhere in the Boston area. Don’t forget to visit Cristen Farrell Photography on Facebook and like my page to see new work and be among the first to learn about special promotions. You can also follow my Instagram feed as well. I’m starting to book for Fall Family Portraits for 2016, so now is the time to get in touch!