The B Family | Massachusetts Lifestyle Family Photographer

Another fellow photographer contacted me to shoot her beautiful family. Always the best compliment... they drove 2 hours to meet me and they were filled with love and light. I just sat back and watched how they interacted, captured those smiles and hugs and I think the result is pretty special. Here's to your story... your family... and your happily ever after <3

Thank you for choosing me to tell a little piece of your story.

The O Family | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

Family sessions are really simple when families disregard the fact that they're being photographed and live IN the moment. I promise if you engage with your family, run, laugh, be silly and have fun, you'll get me at my best. And me at my best is when your gallery is FILLED with images like these <3

Love this family and cannot thank them enough for trusting me and my process... perfectly imperfect is perfect in my book.

Blake | Four Month Sessions | Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

This blog post is really just a PSA. What public service announcement you ask? Let me share with you the beauty of a four month session. When you think "milestone" sessions, you think newborn, 6 month or (sitter) and first year. Somehow three, four and five months get lost in the mix and I swear to you they're my very favorites! 

This is Blake at four months. She is bright eyed, chubby, interactive and seriously the sweetest most adorable little thing. It's the perfect time to capture the beauty of your scrumptious babe <3
They are eager to smile, grab their toes, interact with their mamas and family, and really just all around delicious. 

So if you haven't seen a 4 month session before, and you're curious to all of my hype over them. Look no further... here's Blake, long live four month sessions- the essence of "baby."

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

The Godzik Family | Central MA Lifestyle Family Photographer

This beautiful mama is also a photographer. When a photographer asks you to photograph their family it's really the ultimate compliment. I was so excited to meet her, and naturally the session just flowed so beautifully. 
They were totally in the moment, focused on each other, and the result is... well... just beautiful <3

The Madden Family | Massachusetts Lifestyle Family Photographer | Cape Cod, MA

This here is the Madden Family. This beautiful mama you see here is also a photographer, she is talented and wonderful and beautiful inside and out.

When I got the inquiry from her in regards to a family session I was of course, honored, I always am when another photographer trusts me to capture them creatively. And I was so excited because she's got three boys. Being a boy mom, I just connected with her almost instantly. We had some other crazy similarities and to be honest, I felt like we just hit it off from the start. 

This family was TRULY wonderful. You could FEEL the love. We really just played the whole time... the boys found everything from crabs to eels, to frogs. They tossed rocks, ran around and did boy things. I was totally in my element capturing it all unfold. 

I loved this gallery for so many reasons, but one of the biggest things that stood out to me was their connection and love for each other. Here is just a tiny bit of their childhood captured while their mom and dad take it all in. <3

 

Thank you Mel, for allowing me the honor to capture your sweet family. 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!

Massachusetts Maternity Photographer

My very best friend from college is expecting her first son in just a few weeks. Of course, so many emotions go through my head... how did we get so old and how do we have kids? is what comes to mind first... 

but then I just think about how we clicked from day one and how she's one of the best women I know and how she's going to make such an incredible mother. 
I can't wait to meet your sweet son. Most of all, I can't wait till you fall in love as hard as I now you're going to when you meet him<3

Enjoy these last few weeks carrying him close... xo

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer | Fresh 48

Fresh 48. What is it? So many people are unsure about this type of session so I'd love to explain it a little deeper.

Fresh 48 is my very favorite session for families. It's a small moment in time when the world stops and you're just completely focused on this new life you've created and welcomed into your loving arms. Documenting this time in your life is truly amazing. Looking back on images of your child's wrinkly and fresh baby feet, or how small their head is cradled in dad's hands are priceless. These are the details you'll long for and wish desperately to get back. Capturing them and having a professional do nothing but seek these moments out for you to keep forever is a gift!

A Fresh 48 session is taken place during visiting hours only. It is a quicker session as it is under an hour and it is solely to capture the beautiful moments of those first few days of life. It is intimate and it is surreal and there is truly NOTHING like it. Nothing posed, nothing forced, just straight joy and beauty. 

I had the honor and pleasure of photographing my best friends baby just hours after he entered this world. Their first born. I can't express the joy I felt walking into that room. It was quiet. It was emotional and it was happy. So very happy. 
He was born after the sun went down and I went back a few days later. I'm so happy to hand these over to them. 

A session definitely worth considering <3

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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

Massachusetts Maternity Photographer | Indoor Maternity Session

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing a sweet mama to be for the second time! This beauty is due in March with a little boy! His big sister was the sweetest thing giving mama and baby brother some love throughout the entire session. I love sessions where the client allows me to dig deep and get creative, that was exactly what happened for this session. I reached in my camera bag and grabbed my loved Lensbaby edge80 and went to town. I love the dreamy feeling it gives. I love images that are focused on part of the subject that tells a story while the remainder is softly blurred out. For a maternity session, I've realized that is exactly the type of look I want. I want each image to emphasize the beauty of the mother-to-be in a unique way. I absolutely had a blast with this session and I think these beautiful ladies did too! <3

Kelly & Will | Central Mass Engagement Photographer

I had the honor and pleasure of capturing some sweet moments for this newly engaged couple. The images were taken at the Old Stone Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts and man was it the perfect back drop for these two. It was bitter and cold but they managed to bring such warmth and light to these images... must be all the looove<3 

There's no doubt these two have a beautiful future ahead of them. Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite images from this wintery engagement session.

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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!

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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