I'm guessing since you're here you may be expecting soon, if so CONGRATULATIONS! This is about to be the most awe inspiring time of your life and I hope I get to help you document it!
Hello! I’m Rachel, a portrait photographer, specializing in newborns & children. I serve South Hadley, Chicopee, Southampton, Westhampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Amherst, Hadley, really anywhere in Western Mass. and Northern CT.
I, myself, am a momma of 3 awesome littles and a wife to one amazing dude! As a parent I know how important the memories of your family are now and how much more they will be in the future! There is nothing more emotional than seeing and feeling my grandmother's nursing school photo in my hands now that she's gone and watching over me. What a gift.
Newborns, babies, and children are always a soft spot of mine (I was a prek & kindergarten teacher for a few years before I decided to stay home with my own kids). Getting to capture a quickly changing newborn for new parents will never get old for me, neither will making connections with parents by listening to their journeys and birth stories. Whether it's catching a toddler's impromptu hug, witnessing the joy of a family who is seeing their portraits for the first time, or just cuddling a sleepy newborn, this thing I get to do is amazing!
My style is minimal and neutral. My main focus is always on baby/subject/connection. I try to steer clear of distraction and hone in on the emotion of each situation. At your consultation we will discuss what you want and what you are envisioning for your session.
My concentration is mostly on newborns, but that doesn't mean I don't love a one year session or cake smash, a family session outdoors, pet photos, senior photos, or heck even a wedding! If you would like to work with me please click on the CONTACT ME link above.
I hope to hear from you soon! Thank you so much.