Family sessions have been in full swing this season and I am so excited to share this beautiful little family with you! I have been taking family photos for these guys for the past 4 years! It is so amazing to watch them grow each year and now, they have a little bundle of love, Mary.
Big Brother Benjamin was a baby when we met. He and Ethan are very close in age, so Jen and I became close friends as our boys were growing up together. I love that we are still friends, our kids are growing up together and I get to capture their family milestones each year.
Tony, Jen, Benjamin, Mary, Jay and Echo- You guys are the sweetest! Thank you for trusting me year after year to document your family photos for you. I love seeing your Christmas cards with images from our session on them. I am wondering what ones you will choose this year, because as you will see below, I had a hard time choosing a favorite! :- ) Can’t wait to see you all again soon! xoxo
All year long it’s so much fun getting to meet so many new people and photograph them and their loved ones! If you’ve been following me, I try to post sneak peeks and blog as much as I can in a timely manner… This year has been amazing and so busy for me (THANK YOU) so I am JUST catching up on lots and lots of blogging. I have a few fun blogs I am going to be sharing for you and here I am, starting off the fun blogs with these behind the scenes- Family edition! Have you ever seen posts like – Instagram vs. Reality?! Well, every time i have a session I always wish I had someone with a camera following me around too, capturing those full behind the scenes shots of how I have mom and dad behind me making noise to get a baby to look, or the mess of toys and clothes behind me or edited out of the photo, the real lighting situation we are in, my arms holding a baby, a toddler or sometimes 2 kids plus my camera while still taking photos- all of the real life ways!
I do manage to get some of these real photos- either I take them or I have clients that sneak a few and are so awesome to text or email them to me! I have included those in this blog post today just so you can see. Many times, especially while shooting kids, it’s so helpful to have the parents there if there are multiple because I can’t do it all, like sometimes I’d like to think I can. Its hard for me to watch kids and photograph one at the same time. Those extra eyes are needed in situations like that. So, THANK YOU to the moms, dads, siblings, granparents, aunts and uncles who were those watchful eyes while I worked my magic to capture your family memories of 2017 for you!! I hope to see you again soon!
Now, without further ado, I present to you the Behind the Scenes- Family Edition of Ali B Photography!
With those watchful eyes and arms to help hold up kiddos who can’t quite sit up on their own. Moms worked as my assistants this session day as we captured our kids on the beach.
Henry just hanging out while I run around chasing toddlers!
When one kiddo doesnt want to participate in a group photo… you have to try to get them to play… Ahem…. Ethan, my son wasnt having it this day….. We were trying to get him to sit down on the blanket by talking about the really cool tattoo his friend Natalie had on her arm!
because what kid doesn’t love dogs?
This is the same day as the beach photos for Ethan… He wasnt having it and I was in crunch time to get some fathers day photos done…. Thank you Fruit Snacks for being the bribe of the day! I managed to get some nice photos for dad!
When I bring my assistant Ethan with me, he has his camera to help with. He will also try to get you to smile… and he will also walk away…. thanks to the moms who have had their eyes on him this year when he had to come with me!
This mom! I cant even. She is absolutely AMAZING! I have been taking photos of her and her kids for 2 years now and I just love them all so much! She is always so calm when I see them- a mom of 4 and her last 2 are twins. I am sure you have seen their photos all over. Well, Here is behind the scenes from a halloween shoot we did. Getting her kiddos ready, while they play.
Everyone is dressed and ready to go
That helping hand when one can’t walk on her own just yet.
Still helping and trying to get all 4 kids to look at me, nicely!
Ethan again at a family session. Sometimes he just has to get in on the fun!
I loved this family! This was a last minute fall session I was so happy to have been able to squeeze in! These little ones are twins and when one doesn’t want to be in a photo, I play. Here I am holding Kennedy while I let her think she is helping me…. She really is helping me- She ‘pushed the button’ a few times! After this happened, her brother helped me and then i was able to get some amazing photos of this family of 4! This was an extended family session so their Aunt snapped this photo when I didn’t know and emailed it to me later that day! I just love it!
sometimes…nature calls…. and I am baby wearing and holding a camera that is really heavy….
back at it…
When I want one kiddo to look out at the waterfall…. but he didn’t want to do it… Ethan comes to the rescue!
Playing so we can get some great shots! knock knock!
Ohhhhh all the helpers!
Mom making sure he doesn’t fall in… .I thought this was a good idea until i quickly realized….it wasn’t! but then it was because their final photos were AMAZING!
This isn’t really behind the scenes… but its the first photo that Ethan took, on my phone…that isn’t too bad! Photographer in the making???
This behind the scenes photo was taken by Sammy. Sammy is 5 years old and we had just ended their family session in New Jersey! Mom, Ang has been my best friend since we were babies and we are still best friends today! I loved photographing them during our NJ visit and I just love this photo that Sammy took! You can see my makeup running! It was a chilly day and yes… I love my vest… I think I am wearing it in almost every photo of me in this post haha.
Trying to get some monthly photos of Henry….. Thanks Ethan!
Making sure Henry doesn’t fall over because he is JUST starting to sit up on his own…. Ethan might be holding him a little too rough so that didn’t last long…
I hope you enjoyed these fun behind the scenes photos! I am working on another Behind the Scenes- Wedding Edition! So stay tuned!!
Wow! It’s been awhile since I have blogged! It feels good to be back! Did you miss me?! This fall season has been so busy and I am so thankful for that! While the season is not over just yet for me, I have about 3 days of no shoots, and am “Semi” caught up with editing and here I am taking a breather to blog about this amazing end of the summer beach session with an Ali B Family I have been with for a few years now!
The Pinto Family has been in touch with me about several shoots throughout the year and this one was really exciting! I have done a lot of beach sessions this year so I was excited to add to that collection of portrait photography. The day was perfect, the beach was perfect and low tide left us with amazing ground and a perfect sun set. Saquish Beach is so quite and so pretty. No one was there. We had a huge section of the beach to run around and play and they fur pups were with us joining in on the fun! Last year they wanted fall colors, this year they got amazing beach colors.
I am so happy to have these guys come back year after year ( season after season!) I love watching Benjamin grow and I really just love this whole little family! Jen, Tony, Ben, Echo and Jay- Thanks for always trusting me to capture your family memories! I hope you loved this session as much as I did and I hope you have room to hang photos on your wall because if I were you, I would want to print every single one. 🙂
I have another Milestone Session to share with you! I love that I get to celebrate this amazing time with families and their little ones! A one year birthday is a BIG deal! I got to celebrate Jameson’s birthday with him, on his actual birthday! I met this little guy when he was just a few weeks old. I photographed him and his mom and dad last fall when he was 3 months old, and here he is, celebrating being the big O.N.E!
Jameson had tons of fun on the beach feeling the sand between his toes and playing with some toys we brought! It took a lot to make him laugh, but he did and I was able to capture that adorable little smile and all those teeth! His blue eyes melt my heart and he is just a little sweet heart!
Thank you for letting me spend your birthday morning with you Jameson! I had so much fun and I can not wait to just keep watching you grow! Happy Birthday!
This milestone session was so much fun! Little Colin and his mom and dad wanted to capture this special time together as Colin celebrated his 1st birthday! The location they decided on was his grandparents back yard in Duxbury! It was a perfect place for the fun family feel of the session they were looking for! Colin had a luau party just the day before our shoot so we used some of the beach balls he had all around the yard for some of the photos to add some fun colors!
Colin is beginning to walk unassisted and has a started to say Mama! He was so great during our session posing for the camera! I think his favorite moments of this shoot though was when mom and dad were playing with him! All the love and laughter from them all was so nice to see, I loved getting to document it for them!
Rachael, Sebastian and Colin, Thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate this important milestone! I loved getting to meet you all! Colin is absolutely adorable and I had so much fun catching all of his little 1 year old features for you! I hope you had safe travels back home and I hope to see you all again soon! Happy Birthday Colin!
Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.