Grace & Liv & Mama | Massachusetts Photographer | Motherhood Session

This beautiful mama who is also a fellow photographer with SO much talent reached out for a motherhood session just two months after her second baby girl was born. I was so excited to meet her and her girls and completely smitten by all their adorableness. Best news? We shoot again in September, with dad, too... and I am so excited to spend some more time with them. For now though, she's got a whole bunch of photographs to print of just herself and her beautiful babies. I can't think of anything better to treat yourself to <3

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Harrison | Massachusetts Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Their first child, their first son, everything about this dynamic brought me back to those feelings I felt bringing home my first little boy. Man, there's nothing better. Diana absolutely killed it in the nursery, making this the most adorable and chic jungle themes I've ever seen. Can't get enough of this sweet session. Congratulations Diana and Nick! xo

Hoffman Mama & Me | Lifestyle Session | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

The importance of a Mama & Me session. I've touched on it before, several times... but I feel like if it was really received well, if it was driven home the way I think it should be, more people would be booking sessions like these.

When I get inquiries from mothers who want me to come into their home and document the love they have for their children, I melt. Really though, I think it's the most incredible thing for a mother to value this amazing time so much to hire a photographer to document it before it passes. Too often I hear from mother's "I wish I had a photograph like that of me and my babies." or "I'm always behind the camera, never in front of it with them." Change that. Once a year, once every other year, whenever you see fit, change it. Make it happen. 
Don't regret what you can so easily change. You're the most important person, soul, heart, thing, being in your children's life... but for how long? When does that change? The thought is daunting, so why not make sure you capture the time when YOU were all that they adored, why not document all of your joy & hard work. Treat yourself to the gift of photographs with your children. If it's not one of your most prized possessions now, it will be later. Freeze the best days of your life, even if it's just for a second. 


These moments are everything. Family is everything. Don't let it pass too quick without documenting it, if not for yourself, for your children. <3

A Baby Story | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

I was asked to witness this beautiful mama to be tell her husband that they will be expecting their first baby. I had a vision of my head of snuggles and warmth in the comfort of their home with a hand written letter to deliver to dad-to-be. When I tell you that this session came to life before my eyes, I mean every word of it. It was relaxed, real, raw and true and I am so excited to share it with you. 

To these amazing parents-to-be, thank you for allowing me to capture this for you. I wish you both nothing but the best <3 xo

3 month old Evelyn | Lifestyle Session

I think I need more three month sessions. Let me explain why. Their sweet smiles, their chub, their connection with their mama and dad, their fat thighs, their giggle, and their adorableness. 
Lifestyle sessions with a 3-5 month baby is bliss. <3

Unposed Memories | Massachusetts Family Photographer

Before I photograph your family there a few things I think you should know. Consider this my *DISCLAIMER* :)

1.) I'm going to become your friend. For the hour or two that we are together, look at me as a friend. I'll laugh with you, play with your kids, joke around and run around like crazy capturing every little moment that's unfolding. 

2.) I'm going to ask you to please disregard the fact that I am taking your picture. I don't want you to look at me and smile, unless asked, I want you to look at your family. I want you to focus on them. I want you to cuddle them, tickle them, dance with them, throw them around, walk, run, laugh and play. I want REAL. I want to capture YOUR memories. YOUR unique story. YOUR family dynamics. That's what I want. 

3.) If you're not comfortable with the above mentioned, I'm most likely not the photographer for you. Anyone can request you to look at the camera and say "cheese"... some can do it a little better than others, yes, but that's not me. That's not my art. That's not my vision. My passion is moments that MOVE the viewer. I mean, emotionally. I look for emotive, genuine and true moments that are uniquely yours. If I can have that from you, I can promise you that your session will be like this one right here....

And with that, I give you this beautiful family. Who did exactly what I mentioned above. They let me be friends, they gave me artistic freedom. They let me "do my thing". And I find when I do what I love most, I love my work the most. I hope you see that, too <3

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Mama & Me | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

I recently shot one of these beautiful mama & me sessions for a very talented local photographer. Mary of Pebbles and Polka Dots has been on my radar since well before I even picked up a camera. She's got such a successful local business and I can't tell you what an honor it was to be asked to photograph her and her sweet babies. It was so nice to let her just be with her babes and capture it all. 
Mary, you and your children are the sweetest and I hope you love these as much as I enjoyed shooting them <3

xo

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CJ Cakesmash | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

Today I am sharing another sweet cake smash! Ohhhh, I fall in love with these sessions with each one I do! How could you not? Seeing a fresh 1 year old dive into a cake is simply the cutest! The best part about this one is we did it right on their families lakefront property, so this sweetheart rinsed off with a evening swim<3

We kept it really simple, stuck him in a vintage high chair and let him go to town. And the family shots afterwards... ah, I just love how they came out!

Central Massachusetts | Fresh 48 | St. Vincent's Hospital, Worcester

Oh this family... they welcomed their third son into the world just over a week ago and my GOSH is he a dream boat. Mom and I spoke and we talked about capturing just the candid, raw, unposed moments during the first days of his life. There's nothing I enjoy more than just freezing happy moments in time. This family is beautiful inside and out and I hope they look back on these images and feel nothing but joy and love<3

Congratulations to this amazing family of 5.

xx

Life Unscripted | Vol. 7

Another month of this fabulous blog circle! If you're visiting from Tiffany's circle, thanks for following the circle! If not, you should definitely go check out the beautiful eye candy she's shared this month! 
This month is tough. March is NOT my favorite. It is my birthday month, but it's the beginning of the month, which leaves the entire rest of the month long and cold. For lots of you, Spring is in bloom! For us, the snow is still piled on the ground melting every so slowly... I can only hope that April brings us warmer weather and little buds a bloomin'! We did get out for a few warm days.. it was a balmy 40 degrees! haha.. we will take it! 
Here are some of my favorite images from this month... I hope you enjoy! 

Stick around and follow our circle to the very talented and sweet Crystal's post.... Thanks for joining us, Happy Spring!! <3

Project 52 | 2015 WEEK 4 Central Mass Lifestyle Photographer

Week four! Last week of January on the blog today<3 
One of my very favorite series is up form last week of our son, Grant admiring his father's Trident. Nothing sweeter than a little boy admiring his father. I am happy to have captured a few of these special moments to look back on down the road.

This week was a little, for lack of better terms, "blah"... we had a big blizzard hit us and the snow JUST. KEEPS. COMING. We've spent a lot of time inside to say the least. But on an eventful note, our sweet niece turned three!! <3 
I don't know about any other New Englander's but I am itching for the Spring already! yikes... we have a ways to go.

 Here's to another week!

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Project 52 | 2015 WEEK 2 Central Mass Lifestyle Photographer

Two weeks have passed in 2015 and I'm blogging my favorite images from the week :)
This week was a little quiet. I'm having a hard time being limited to mostly indoors. I'm trying to find my creative mojo but it hasn't quite come to me at home yet... I still have about 3 more months to figure out indoor shooting. Here are my favorites!

story time... every single night&nbsp;before bed. this image is special to us &lt;3

story time... every single night before bed. this image is special to us <3

a little storytelling.. which was the theme at M4Hens project 52 this week. Kahlua is always trying to score some treats. She succeeds most of the times with these little dudes.

a little storytelling.. which was the theme at M4Hens project 52 this week. Kahlua is always trying to score some treats. She succeeds most of the times with these little dudes.

very rarely am i able to get these two smiling at me while sitting next to each other. i was so pleased to get not only the above but some great sun flare too!

very rarely am i able to get these two smiling at me while sitting next to each other. i was so pleased to get not only the above but some great sun flare too!

this day was cold.. rainy, and bitterly cold. we stayed in our pjs all day and snuggled. they love mom &amp; dads bed&lt;3

this day was cold.. rainy, and bitterly cold. we stayed in our pjs all day and snuggled. they love mom & dads bed<3

i loved the light coming through the blinds... they led to his pretty little eyes and i got the sweetest capture, in color was a bonus!

i loved the light coming through the blinds... they led to his pretty little eyes and i got the sweetest capture, in color was a bonus!

"inja turtles" are his favorite.

"inja turtles" are his favorite.

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typical Grant hoarding toys so his brother is left with nothing but this kind of pout. the trials and tribulations of being the little bro..

typical Grant hoarding toys so his brother is left with nothing but this kind of pout. the trials and tribulations of being the little bro..

what do you want from me, mom?

what do you want from me, mom?

I've been spending a little more time at home with them these past few weeks... sometimes I want to pull my hair out, but lots of times I remind myself to soak it all in. I enjoyed myself this week :)

Project 52 | 2015 WEEK 1 Central Mass Lifestyle Photographer

The first week of 2015 has come to a close and I have decided to start a Project 52 this year which will encompass my favorite images from each week! Sometimes I will have a handful of images, other weeks I may only have one! I committed to a Project 365 last year and I'm still working on finishing it up. I realized that taking a picture a day is in fact achievable, but editing, posting and sharing it may not always be. A project 52 seems much more attainable, and I will be able to choose my absolute favorites, which makes it a bit more exciting for me!

Here are my first images of the new year. They are mostly of my youngest son, Dean. He is starting out the year at 14 months old. He's happy, sweet, cuddly and so much fun. He started out his first year of life facing a few obstacles. Dean was born with a Cleft Lip and Palate and had to undergo three surgeries at 2 months, 5 months and 8 months of age. It was so difficult to see him go through them, but he came out of each one a fighter and we wouldn't have changed a THING. He was blessed with the best surgeon in the game, Dr. John Mulliken at Boston Children's Hospital. This man is truly gifted and put on this earth to help children like my son. We are forever thankful for him. Anyway, Dean is starting this year with NO surgeries ahead of him. He will spend this year being a sweet one year old with nothing but trouble and fun to get into. He is a blessing and I love him so.

Life {Unscripted} Vol. 4

Happy Holidays!! Thank you for visiting our blog circle! Many of you have landed here from Crystal Reynard's page, her work is fabulous- thank you for being here!
These images are from the end of November and all of December, my favorite time of year, I'd say! Lots of family traditions and happy memories are made during these months. The weather is getting colder and that leaves less time shooting outside and more time indoors... I'm caring less about the "rules" and more about the moments!
Here are some of my favorite images of my boys and family from the last month. Thanks again for being here!
 

Please be sure to head over to  Kristen   Bakker's  blog post and check out her favorite moments from the past month! She will leave you with some delicious eye candy. Happy New Year to all! &lt;3

Please be sure to head over to Kristen Bakker's blog post and check out her favorite moments from the past month! She will leave you with some delicious eye candy. Happy New Year to all! <3

Life {Unscripted} Vol. 3

Thank you for visiting the third month of our blog circle! I'm sure many of you have come from Natalie's post for the third volume of Life {unscripted} here, which is always so hard to follow :) 

This month I am sharing a few of my November favorites and our trip to the Christmas Tree farm where we tagged our tree! We are cutting it down this Friday, so exciting! I took my newest lensbaby out with me, the edge80 which I'm loving so much! I hope you enjoy! Be sure to head over to AnnMarie's blog post after this, where I know you'll find some eye candy... you can check it out here!

happy thanksgiving to you and yours! <3

A Golden Autumn Engagement Session | Elise Meader Photography | Central MA Photographer

We had the most perfect, golden evening at Moore State Park in Paxton last week for a beautiful engagement session. It's like the light just cooperated perfectly for this newly engaged couple. Check out some of my favorite images from this beautiful fall engagement session.

Boston Engagement Session | Elise Meader Photography | Central MA Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Boston for a special & beautiful engagement session. These two got engaged right under the arches in the North End. It was fitting that we went right back to the very spot she said "yes" for some photography bliss <3 

Here are some of my favorite images from this gorgeous session. Wishing you both all the best in your future together!

An Intimate Backyard Wedding

I had the opportunity to photograph such a sweet family a few weeks ago. It was a very small, backyard wedding just under 30 people. Their closest family and friends at their home with the sweetest little 7 month old you ever did see! I was really honored to be asked to photograph their special day and so thankful that the rain held off until the ceremony and some pictures were completed. The bride was beautiful and so sweet, it was truly amazing to see her walk towards her handsome groom. There's no doubt their backyard was filled with lots of love and blessings. 
I just finished going through and editing all of the very best images and I realized that they're mostly of the bride and groom. There wasn't a wedding party, or a DJ, there wasn't a big to-do getting ready, the whole day was focused around the ONE thing that mattered: their union. It was so very intimate and real and I was so happy to have been there to capture it. They had their eyes on each other the whole time, soaking in every moment. It was beautiful. Congratulations to the newly weds, wishing you lots of blessings in the years to come!

There son was the first to walk down the isle... he set the stage pretty perfectly. How handsome?!

There son was the first to walk down the isle... he set the stage pretty perfectly. How handsome?!


you may kiss the bride.... under a beautiful archway that the groom built.&nbsp;

you may kiss the bride.... under a beautiful archway that the groom built. 

Baby Brayden

Meet sweet baby Brayden at 7 days old.
His beautiful mama is a dear friend of mine and I was so honored to capture their first moments home together as a family of three. He is so handsome and I could just feel the love... here's my first blog and some of the images of our session together<3
xo Elise

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