Ask any truly happy person for advise on what you should do to have a happy life of your own and he/she will most likely tell you to do what you love! Stephanie and I love photography but even more so, we love the friendships and stories that photography brings to us. Through the last six years we have met some amazing people - some of which we adored so much that they even had a part in our own wedding bliss. If we had not followed what made us happy we would not have met so many wonderful people that help fill our lives with joy.
In our first year of photography together Stephanie and I shot the Balzano family portraits. DJ and Natasha reached out to us at DNA Photography and wanted us to come visit their home and photograph their newborn son's (Baby T) first Christmas portraits. Back then we lacked much of the equipment and techniques that we utilize today but they put their faith in us to capture the event. As their family grew, so did our skillset. And every six months the Balzanos return to us for updated photos...and every time we had the chance to see them we got the opportunity to spy the small changes of their family. It wasn't long before another son was born and we had the chance to meet Baby E. He arrived with his own personality and it continues to grow and shine like his big brother's every time we have the chance to see them.
Through the years we have had the pleasure of capturing their family portraits in our studio, our backyard, their backyard, the grounds of the Maine Audobon Society and most recently Willard Beach in South Portland. We cannot say enough good things about this family and the many others who continuously put the small but very personal task of capturing their family portraits in our hands. We love what we do...and we love who we do it with! And with that shared, let us also share a few teasers of this family's beachside family portrait session!