Nicole O'Neil Photography
I had seen this family around town, but met them when I went to check out their house and plan our session. Again, I get such amazing clients! The day of the session, we were doing family shots first, so while mom and dad finished getting ready, big sister, H and I hung out. I felt like I was talking to someone my own age. She is smart and BEAUTIFUL ! I mean beautiful (good luck, mom and dad!). Well, you'll see below. How could she not be though? The whole family is good looking. I think the first photo makes the list of my top favorite family photos of all time. I also loved how gentle and sweet H was with her baby brother. He wasn't very happy to just sleep and pose, but we got into a rhythm after a while. Enjoy!!
I was referred to this family by two other great clients. H was 6 months old and they hadn't had any professional shots yet. We ended up with a beautiful afternoon the day after Thanksgiving. I met them at their house in Quincy and we did some shots in the yard and the nursery. Little H is very smiley and happy and his parents, like my other client parents, were wonderful! Enjoy!
I first photographed A back in the Spring. We met at their house and walked up to the Monument on a beautiful May afternoon. She is so beautiful! I was happy to hear from them again for Fall pics. We met the day before Thanksgiving in the Navy Yard. I obviously do a lot of shoots in the NY. There are so many great spots and you have such great variety with a mix of urban backdrops of brick, cobblestone and the skyline, but also grass, water, and beautiful trees. It's always a great backdrop, but even better with beautiful clients like A and her parents! Enjoy!
The dog was SO not impressed with me....
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First, can we just talk about how I photograph gorgeous families? I mean seriously. From mom and dad to every child, the families are beautiful! This family is no exception! I first met this family at some events around town and have now known them for over a year. They were planning a session for the Fall and then they won a gift certificate at the Charlestown Mother's Association Gala. We met at the Bunker Hill Monument (one of the favorite locations in Charlestown) on a nice fall afternoon. The temps were warm and all went smooth. Sure, little miss was a little feisty and would decide she no longer wanted to be invovled at times. But, a little side chat with her and the promise of a lollipop helped me coax her back to that adorable smile! And little Mr. Oh my, how cute!! Enjoy!
These are friends of mine, so I was happy when they wanted a session. Of course, the teenagers were a pain trying to get them to cooperate (you would think we were torturing them). But the little ones were having fun. The youngest, P is hilarious. I drove with him and mom and had told him that if he did good smiling for all of the pics, he would get a lollipop. So, of course, after every shot (and even in the middle of poses) asked, "Can I have my lollipop now?" He's just so cute, you can't help but laugh. Enjoy!
These siblings are cousins to one of my closest friends. I first photographed them last year and was happy to have another session this Fall. We met at a park in Reading on a later weekend afternoon. Little S is always a little weary at first and wants nothing to do with me, but it didn't take too long before we got her laughing and warmed up (so much so that she cried when I had to leave). We wandered around exploring and finished at the playground (always a big hit). All in all, a great session. Enjoy!
I met little J and his parents at their house in Charlestown in early November. They are such great people and he is super adorable! We did a few pics on their front steps and then made our way to the Monument and the Training Field. J has the best smile (especially with those few tiny teeth) and was so happy the entire time. He also makes the funniest little face where he scrunches up his nose. Oh, and talk about a gorgeous family! Well, you'll see below. Enjoy!
This session was scheduled the morning that Hurricane Sandy was starting. We managed to get it in right before the rain started. It made for a warmer morning in the beauty that is the Navy Yard in the Fall. The secret stash of lollipops I keep in my bag really helped me out with this shoot. Whatever works! We got some great shots and I was happy to not have to postpone them to after the hurricane washed away all the beautiful leaves! Enjoy!
The B family contacted me for a shoot and I just happened to have a last minute opening for them. I'm glad I did because the weather was great and little N was adorable! Oh, and another "Small world" moment. N's mom went to my high school in NEW HAMPSHIRE and graduated two years before me and now lives in Charlestown. I love all the connections. Anyway, we started with some shots of him in his Halloween costume. Have you ever seen a cuter lobster??
N didn't really want to be put down. He was about 9 months and was happy to laugh and smile at me...as long as his parents were holding him. That didn't affect us getting some great shots of him. Such a happy baby! Enjoy!
Well, here we are in 2013! The last 3 months of 2012 flew by for me. I started doing photography full time last July and this past Fall proved I made the right decision. I had many amazing returning clients and many new ones. I feel thankful every day not only to be doing what I love, but to also be blessed with such great clients. It is a lot of hard work and I am still figuring things out, but I would not ask for it to be any different. Thank you to all who support my business. I look forward to capturing many more great memories for you and my new clients in 2013 and beyond!
I'm catching up on blogging so I can share all of the wonderful shoots I had for the Fall/Holiday season. The family below is amazing. I have actually known them since the girls were little and they are some of the nicest people I know. The girls are never very psyched to have a photo shoot, but by the end, they are generally coming up with all kinds of crazy pose ideas! Little mister P is one of the happiest babies I have ever met and always has a smile. It's always guaranteed that I will have fun doing a session with this family and we even got dad in some pics this time. Enjoy!