Nicole O'Neil Photography
As the summer winds down, I am trying to play catch up from the past few busy weeks. I am also trying to take some time off for the first time this summer to spend on the beach with some family before the Fall rush! :) I hope everyone enjoys their last week of summer!
A couple of weeks ago, I did this newborn shoot. Up until the end of June, I babysat F's older brother (J) and sister (S) two days a week. When I got there and started setting up, J was totally interested in everything I was doing. He asked if he could use some of my clips that I use to keep the blankets on my stand. I gave him a few extras I had and once he saw what I was using them for, he needed me to put his on the edge of the blankets too. He then took all of the headbands and very gently hung each on on the doorknob right next to where I was going to shoot. He made a decent assistant, especially for a 2 year old (Plus he's beyond cute, so it was adorable). S came in later after camp and was very interested, watching for a bit before going off to color and play. The baby wanted to eat a few times and wasn't psyched about some poses I tried to do (strong personality just like her siblings-I think she'll hold her own as the "baby" in the family), but once she settled and fell into a nice sleep, I captured some great shots of her. ENJOY!
I had been looking forward to this shoot for what seemed like forever. We had to reschedule twice due to bad weather, but I know I will have sessions when they are supposed to happen. I knew these girls beforehand and find them to be ADORABLE. We met on a recent summer evening and had a blast making our way around the Navy Yard. We ended with what started as dipping feet in the wading pool and turned into swimming in their dresses. SO AWESOME. We had so much fun and I captured so many great shots, I had a lot of trouble narrowing down for this blog post. So, there are a lot of photos for you to see. ENJOY!
I first met D when he was a tiny newborn. Here is a picture from that first session.
Well, now, D is 6 months and he is a handsome blue eyed boy. I went to their house where we started in the yard and made our way around inside from the hallway to his bedroom to the family room. Enjoy the cuteness! And, remember to "LIKE" Nicole O'Neil Photography on Facebook!
I just adore little A. I first met her when she was about 4 months old and then photographer her at 1 year for her cake smash. She is so sweet and has THE CUTEST LAUGH. We met for her 2 year shoot on a hot summer morning. Miss A totally led the shoot, just wandering around and making it clear what she did and did NOT want to do. Luckily, that's fits with how I work. ;) We explored and splashed in a couple of puddles and had a great time. And, as you will see in the last photo, she decided when it was over. As I always say, when they decide they're done, we're done. ENJOY!
I was referred to Erin by another client of mine. I first met with them last year and then we did their engagement shoot in late March in the Public Gardens. They are very laid back and super nice couple. It was a very hot and humid day for their wedding and the skies threatened to open up all evening, but we managed to get everything done before that! We began at her mom's house, then to the church, snapped some pictures at Cedar Grove Cemetery and finished the night at Florian Hall. All in all, it was a great day and fun night for everyone. Enjoy!
Hello to my wonderful current clients and those of you who may become future clients! I know it is difficult to think about Fall and the Holidays while we are still trying to enjoy the end of summer, but I want to be sure you all get in the schedule!
There are exciting things happening including my traveling to Ireland from Sept 23 to October 8. Make sure to follow my blog and Facebook to see pictures and know when I will have a gallery exhibit with the pictures from this trip!
So, with that said, that leaves 2 weeks of time that I cannot schedule clients. I will do what I can to make sure anyone who wants to get in the schedule gets in at some point for the Fall, but please make sure you book ASAP to ensure a good spot!!!! I cannot 100% guarantee that you will get in if you do not book soon!
Cut-off date for sessions requiring holiday cards is November 17 and for just prints/holiday gifts, November 30! (also remember, our unpredictable NE weather...earlier booking is better!) Also, remember that if you do not pay your deposit within a week of booking, your spot could be given away due to high demand.
You can see information on regular sessions here: Portrait Sessions
For Special Holiday Packages see Holiday Sessions.
PLEASE VISIT FAQ's and YOUR SESSION.
Keep an eye on my Facebook page to see when I release all of the designs for holiday cards! See some of last year's holiday cards for clients HERE.
I'm looking forward to seeing new and old faces and capturing your family memories!
I had a great time photographing this senior. While I love photographing babies and little kids, it's nice to mix it up and have some fun with teens and adults. We met in the Navy Yard and made our way around snapping some pics and then headed to McDonald Park in Medford to finish off. Tara wasn't feeling like she'd be comfortable in front of the camera, but she was awesome! And, seriously with her eyes. I'm obsessed with blue eyes and hers were beautiful! She is very smiley and couldn't even make a serious face when I asked her to. She also doesn't like to be on the edge of water or up high, but she faced her fears being on a dock in the harbor and also up a high wooden tower that I've been driving by and wanting to use forever! Anyway, ENJOY!
I scheduled this session on a Sunday evening the day after a wedding, which I generally don't do because the day after a wedding, I can barely move after being on my feet and holding my cameras all night. However, I wanted to get this family in. Pat, known as "Pat the barber" to all of Charlestown and his wife wanted family photos in Charlestown. I found out that morning that Pat was getting us on the Constitution right after it closed. AWESOME!
The weather was iffy all day with random downpours, but we were determined that the weather would be fine. We met in the Navy Yard under dark skies and managed to get a lot of great shots with just a sprinkle here and there (the downpour held off until about a half hour after we finished!). ENJOY!
What am I doing on this muggy and rainy evening? Catching up on editing and orders. I'm also trying to crank out some blog posts to share the great sessions I've done recently!
I received an email from C's mom for newborn pictures. It took me a few days to connect the name with a face and realize I have seen her and her son around town MANY times. :) They are such a great family. I know I seem to say that a lot, but I really do have great families as clients. This family is no exception. They were so sweet and friendly and the session was laid back. We did pictures out in their great yard (a gem in Charlestown) and then the rest of little C inside. Big brother W was awesome and did great holding and posing with his baby sister. Enjoy!!
So many great clients are coming up on the blog this week! Although, I will be trying to take some breaks and enjoy this GORGEOUS weather!
This mom contacted me after seeing pictures I had taken for another family that she knows. I went and met them and immediately liked every single one of them. We ended up having to do a re-shoot due to weather and light and it worked out great. I believe sessions (and all things in life) happen when they are supposed to.
First, I want to show you this AMAZING mural that this dad had painted in C's nursery. Mom didn't know what they were having , but dad did and so, he did a special design of the nursery. Being from a hockey family (and town), I LOVED the hockey theme and this mural is something I would put in my own house someday. Take a look!
Anyway, moving on. They have this great backyard where we did the family pictures to start. Little K was so sweet and did a great job getting pics with little brother C and the family together. She was wearing her "princess dress", which I definitely believe makes her a real princess. When we went inside and I set up, she was so interested in everything I was doing. At one point toward the end, she had dragged her beanbag, some blankets, and stuffed animals/dolls into the living room to create her own makeshift studio behind mine. It was ADORABLE. So, enough talk. Let's get to this beautiful family's pictures! ENJOY!
Everyone including the newborn looking at the camera...this is what we call a "money shot". :)
Could mom be more stunning?
Of course, we couldn't forget to include the 5th family member to end the session!