CUE THE BABY FEVER OVER HERE! Look at this precious little baby, Paige Aryn! She is just the absolute sweetest and made our session together probably the easiest newborn session I’ve ever had! She was just so content to be close to her momma’s. She was snuggly in her baby wraps and swaddle and really just wanted to be in either of her mom’s arms! She melted my heart the whole time and I am not going to lie, my baby fever is in full force while looking at these photos of her!
Baby Paige has 2 fur sisters who you also love her to pieces! Her fur sister Lola wanted to be close by as did her other fur sister, Emma! While we were not with the pups the whole session, we did get a few family photos of them all together at the end which are just adorable! I love it when we can get the dogs in a few shots! They are family too!
Kristin and Alexa, Congratulations on your perfect baby girl! I am so thankful I got to meet her and capture her first 2 weeks of life. She is beautiful and I still can not get over how great she was the whole session! Welcome to the world Paige Aryn! You are loved!
Happy Tuesday! This wonderful family happened to be in New Jersey at the same time as us for Thanksgiving visiting with their family this year! Stacey and Dave have been friends of mine for a while now! All I can say is ( to keep a long story short) that it’s a small world, and these two are together and its amazing!
Stacey and Dave are expecting their second baby due February 2018! I loved that I was able to see her little bump before the baby came! See, these guys live in VA and it has been awhile since I had seen them. This was actually the first time I got to meet Ben and he JUST celebrated his 3rd birthday! While I wish I was able to have met him when he was born, I am happy I finally got to meet him! He was so great during their session and just so much fun to talk to! He’s going to be an awesome big brother!
Dave, Stacey and Benjamin, Thank you so much for meeting up with me during your Thanksgiving trip to New Jersey! I was so excited to see you guys, meet Ben and see that adorable bump! Stacey you are absolutely GLOWING and the dress you wore was so pretty! I loved that I got to capture your family memories as well as a few maternity photos for you! I can not wait to see you all again and meet the newest member of your little growing family! xo.
Guys, I feel like I have held on to these images for a looooong time and right now I am so excited to share them with you! Back in October ( yes that was just about 3 months away but it feels way longer!) I met with Jessica and Tommy for their engagement session at Borderland State Park in Easton, MA. They were looking for a casual rustic romance styled session and they got it! The location they choose was so perfect! I had only been here one time before this and it was so nice to get back there, with my camera and these two wonderful people! I had a few tricks up my sleeves to engage them in conversation, just as I do for all of my sessions. Let me just tell you, we did not stop laughing!
Tommy proposed to Jessica surrounded by their closest friends. They invited everyone over for some Sunday night football a year ago when the Patriots were playing. Tommy had everyone go outside for a group photo taken by a friends drone. Everyone but Jessica knew it was happening and when she turned around, he was on one knee. The whole thing was captured on video and it was an amazing surprise! Tommy, my friend, you nailed that proposal! A Pats game surrounded by friends and she said YES! Wooohoo!
I am so excited to see these two again for their backyard wedding in Pembroke, MA next September! The year is going to fly by and from hanging out with them for a short amount of time, I know their wedding is going to be so much fun!
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. 🙂
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.