Family portrait session (Colleen, Mike, V, & F) – Melrose, MA

They were smiling and chuckling as they were fiddling with the stroller/car seat, trying to figure out what mode of transport would be best for their littlest one. Big sister was happy and clearly proud of her new role in the family, taking on the older and wiser position gracefully and dutifully. At one point, she even showed off her strong muscles, holding (squeezing?) her baby sister while standing up. Both girls are undeniably adorable. They are both undeniably oblivious to the stress that comes while waiting for their house renovations to be finished, all the while living temporarily with Mike’s mom and her husband. There is a nod of appreciation of how helpful the extra hands are with a new baby, but still, house renovations are SUPER stressful. Soon enough, though, it will all be part of the story of their family: Remember that time we stayed in Melrose while our house was being done?!?

Colleen and Mike, you’re juggling SO much – new baby, new house, new town. Be sure to give yourselves a pat on the back every once in a while; these girls are amazing and they are clearly loved. That’s the part of the story they’ll remember most. Thanks so much for trusting me year after year to capture a slice of your life. Remember our first session in Boston years ago? Check out two of my faves of sweet V at the bottom.

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photographystephanie goryl

stephanie [at] stephaniegorylphotography [dot] com

Wakefield, MA

(just north of Boston)