Holiday Mini-session Photography in Boston and Central Mass | Cleopatra Photography – Children and Family Holiday Photography mini-sessions by Ashley Nardello

Hello Readers! I hope all of you are enjoying fall! I love this weather! As if you don’t know, let me remind you that the holidays are right around the corner!

If you are interested in having custom Holiday cards done for your family, NOW is the time to schedule.  I have opened up a few weekends for sessions and am trying to coordinate so everyone is able to participate. Check out the info below!

Contact me at Ashley@cleopatraphotography.com for more info or to schedule your session.

Cleopatra Photography has been featured on Collages.net!!! Woot Woot! Boston Ma Engagement Photographer Ashley Nardello

Look Michelle and Ryan… you guys are famous;)

ok, so can I say how excited I am about this post?! EEEEEEEEEEeeeeek!  I had an amazing time with this couple just two short months ago… they are exactly what I love about my job… they were easy to laugh and quick to kiss…

if you don’t remember Michelle and Ryan, we met in Charlestown, for an early morning session. I usually shoot in the golden hour but my schedule is crazy these days so I was glad we were able to hide from the sun and get into some spots that weren’t too bright… but I’m not gonna lie I was a little worried!!!

I had a few shots I loved that turned out awesome and really made me go…” oh wow.. I love that one…”

you can check out their blog post here

check out the  feature on Collages.net  http://blog.collages.net/2012/10/22/website-of-the-week-october-22-2012/

btw…I am located in Central Massachusetts not Fort Myers anymore woohoo!!!)

anyways.. check out this link to see their full gallery!

yaaaaaaaay!!!

my little guy… is 2. Cleopatra Photography {Cleopatra’s Heart} Boston Mass two year old children photographer Ashley Nardello

This little boy came into my life, and changed it forever… he forever will steal my heart with his smile…. I cant help but smile at him… even when he is being bad… its almost too cute to believe…

He is a talker. He speaks in full sentences and has for months already… He sings He dances, he plays the drums…

He is my little man… my Puffin.. my G… my G-man… my Vanni… my Guy-Guy…. he is my heart.

Two years have flown by… I remember looking at him when he came out and thinking… wow… here he is… I have wanted you my whole entire life, and here you are.

One day all of the nights, and time I spend away from my kids will be worth the effort. That thought defines me, and I have never been more serious about anything.

I had an amazing day with my little guy… we played and laughed and spent time outside enjoying the fall weather… he loved his cake and tacos!

enjoy a few snapshots of Giovanni…

The wait for baby Liv… Cleopatra Photography {maternity} Central Mass and Boston Lifestyle maternity photography and Berlin Orchards Maternity Photography by Ashley Nardello

Lets Kick this day off with an adorable session with Donna and Jeff!

So cute , so in love and so ready for baby Olivia to be here…

We met bright and early and OMG cooollld… at Berlin Farms for some shots in the apple orchards there!

I chose the apple orchards for them because I thought that the idea of a seed beginning the life of an apple is similar to a woman being pregnant

I wanted to use the orchards as a form of symbolism…

A BABY… beginning from “nothing” and growing into an amazing miracle that is a baby

An APPLE… beginning as a seed growing into a beautiful fruit… you get the idea…

They were all for it and off we went…

hiking in her heeled boots this mama to be gets an A++ for effort and for getting up the orchard hills!! oh and props to the home-made name flags made by Donna! you go girl… way to bring something special into the photo shoot!

I am so excited to meet baby Olivia and cant wait to get her on these floors! you’ll see what floors later… 😉

enjoy my time with Donna, Jeff and Baby Olivia….

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apple orchard photography

ok… so after the orchards… we headed over to their place for some more intimate and lifestyle type of shots… we were greeted by their puppy…”Marley”

he joined us for a few photos!

I love these! ….

we will end with this one… I love it… super cute… congrats again Donna and Jeff! I cant wait to see you in a couple months! xx-A

Baby Gi-Gi ‘s fall photography session – Cleopatra Photography {children} Boston and Central Mass Children’s Photography at Moore State Park by Ashley Nardello

I am in love with all things fall. The crsip air, wearing sweaters, the leaves changing, the hot cocoa and the smell of fires burning in the neighborhood, are all just a few reasons why…oh and Pumkpin white chocolate latte I love you!

anyways… I was excited we had a really warm day to take some pictures at the park… it was kind of windy yes… but by the end of the session the sweaters were coming off…

I met Baby Giana and her mommy and daddy at the park bright and early and off we went! I noticed a long walkway/trail covered in leaves that offered an awesome view full of bright yellow highlights…

A typical two year old Little Gi Gi made me work for these smiles! but she did amazing! A lot happens in a short amount of time=)

I love the pic of her throwing the leaves and also the pouty black and white image…

Thank you Becky for contacting me I hope we get to see each other soon!

In to the woods….for an engagement session – Cleopatra Photography {you & me} Boston Massachusetts Engagement Photography, Central Mass and Worcester Engagement Photography by Ashley Nardello

Hi Everyone!

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to meet an adorable couple named Renee and Clint. When Renee contacted me she was ecstatic about her engagement and wanted to get amazing pictures to commemorate their love! They had a super cute idea too so I was excited to meet them as well….. Since their wedding was being held outdoors, they wanted to incorporate that into the session. Not only that but the trails we walked were one of the places their love began to take shape.

We also hit up their Gym to take some pictures. Also one of the places where they spent nights after work developing an amazing friendship, that clearly led to love!

I laughed so hard with Renee about the fact that, she first met Clint at work… but after learning he went to the “OLD Iron Gym” SHE used the old…

I would love to work out, I just need someone to show me what I am doing…(in so many words) wink wink….

Fast Forward to 6 or 7 years later and they have developed an amazing relationship….. These two are so excited to be getting married …

They came to their session prepared!!! Renee had two blankets and props all ready to go in her bag! ( I loved this because they were ready to go and had what they needed to be comfy and what matched their outfits right at their fingertips) Way to be prepared Renee!

So anyways, we went to this area behind the water treatment plant in the town of Wareham… Actually South of Boston closer to Plymouth Mass… but to all the out-of- town-ers… “Outside of Boston”

I had a great time with You guys Renee and Clint! We got some awesome shots!  I Can’t wait to do it again at the wedding next year you guys!

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OK everyone, Enjoy their “woods inspired” engagement shoot…

now on to the gym!

Meet Jackson… Cleopatra Photography {Newborns} Newborn photography Boston Massachusetts and Newborn Photography by Ashley Nardello

Hello everyone! SOOOO here I am with Mr. Jackson. aka Jax as I like to call him…

If you follow me regularly you know that I usually don’t name my babies.. after much consideration I thought… why not? I am not using any last names or identifying personal info.

After all, I am trying to give you all a personal look at my work and in to my life.

You know me, you know my kids, and now you will also “know” my clients.

So having moved back to the Boston area recently, I have been able to reconnect with people who are people I haven’t seen in yeaaarrrrs  (a decade plus)

Jackson’s Mommy and I know each other from High school, Good old Marlboro High. She is actually really good friends with my sister – in – law and they have kept in touch all these years! Not to mention my husband used to play baseball with her husband and have known each other since they were pitcher and catcher…

It’s so crazy being back for all of those reasons! Before we  know it Jackson will be 2 and Giovanni will be 4,  and they will be playing together growing up… continuing on like Nick and Chris.

So When Renee contacted me about having pics done of their little guy, I was so happy to oblige.

Jackson came into this world with a bang being born after an emergency C-section… according to mommy the nurses called him “lucky” … I’d say so….  having a knot in the umbilical cord and having it wrapped around his neck… lets just say that it made for an eventful arrival said mommy…

let me tell you Jackson is a fighter! He made me and mommy and daddy work for the goods! but we got them…

ok so here we go!

When I got to their house the first thing I noticed was that they had a wheel barrel in the back yard that said Jackson on it! it helps to be observant hehehe…

so being that the high today was 65 degrees… I had some reservations about having him outside… but he did great.

Enjoy the time I spent with Jackson…

mommy kept calling me his girlfriend lol… We laughed so hard because it was hilarious how he couldn’t take his eyes off of me… lol this little observant guy definitely has a place in my heart!

Renee and Nick congrats on the birth of your little man…

here are some of his images from today…

xx- A

A baby brother for M… Cleopatra Photography – Boston Mass Newborn Photography

ok, so lets just start by saying what an amazing set of friends E has! They (the girls from her work) contacted me asking about gift certificates for their GF who was about to have a baby “any day now”. I was super excited to be a part of such an awesome gift! ahhh so adoreable! and you all know I love my newborn sessions!

Sure enough she did have that baby within a week, she contacted me and here we are… Meet Mr. W.

he was a precious little guy! not  4 lbs little but… little… he was WIDE awake for the majority of the session… but when we got him as relaxed as can be….

he finally gave in and gave up the goods!!!!

I love my job.. have I mentioned that before???? 😉

So anyways… this was an adoreable family… they had an amzing yard, and an awesome old school camaro. I’m always up for anything, so yeah….we used that too!!

I will never forget Mr. M…. He was just such a ham in the most amazing way! I mean at every turn, he was showing me just how good he was at “modeling”.

But it was all so natural…. he genuinely wanted to laugh and jump and play… and he wasn’t scared of me or the camera and all my crazy antics getting him to laugh

and interact with his new “gift”,  baby brother W….

I love the images of them together… I could have snapped all day with these two…

Thank you K and E for inviting me into your home, and introducing me to your amazing boys…. I hope to see you again in the future! Best of Luck!!!

ok everyone…enjoy a piece of their memories…

xx-A

funny the way it is… in love… Cleopatra Photography – Boston Mass Wedding Photography by Ashley Nardello

ok… ok… If you know me, you know I love Dave Matthews. I love the whole band of course but I love Dave for his crafty way of intertwining words. His ability to turn a phrase into an emotion….. and to wrap my heart in his expression.

Lets just start by saying this day was a washout… totally raining.. and yes, this was originally scheduled to be an outdoor event.. not anymore….

some people think rain on your wedding day is the worst thing possible…. and that’s absolutely fine.. but not these two… it didn’t even phase them… it was an afterthought… it wasnt about the weather. it was about them… if an earthquake hit on their wedding day, this Bride and Groom would still be smiling.

The song “Funny the way it is” isn’t exactly one of those songs where the words are cryptic or hard to decipher true meaning… it’s not even a love song, but I relate it to this couple because it parallels the true meaning behind the “statement” of lyrics… and the reality of their true love.

People could learn a thing or two from a couple like this…. learn that we should all love each other more… be closer to our lovers, hold them while we can, enjoy their touch, make each kiss last just that much longer and never waste a moment. We are funny creatures, us humans…. Love can be a problem for you or it can be the best thing that ever happened to you…

so no, I am not talking about ” one kid walking ten miles to school when another is dropping out”

I’m talking about stopping complaining about your love not being xyz… and starting taking advantage of the fact that you have someone to love…. like A and P

this couple… *sigh* they oozed love… they are the epitome of this type love I am talking about…

they are a couple that no matter what was standing in their way, they knew they wanted each other, and nothing was going to stop them from being together.. not even distance…

lets just begin with how adorable miss A is! ahhhh!  If I can say one thing for sure it’s that she has an addictive laugh.  I laughed and smiled the entire time we were together… and Every time she had a second to think about what was about to happen in just a few moments, she clasped her hands together and shook them saying EEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! it was a super cute little habit she picked up in anticipation of the upcoming vows. She looked stunning…. who knew the rain was an amazing backdrop… here she is… followed by the rest of their short and sweet time with me…

enjoy xoxo -A

This is one of the cutest exchanges I have ever seen with a MOH and Bride… brings back memories for me…

they were all laughs…

This lucky bride was surprised by her brother …  he came home unexpectedly to make her wedding day!….

this was fun…

A and P decided to do a first look!!!! P was so nervous and A was outright shaking… They showed how nervous they were, both asking so many questions trying to make sure they were doing the right thing, standing in the right spot and ready for their turn around…..

looked at each other and became overwhelmed with giggles and A with tears… she was laughing and crying at the same time… this was one of the tightest hugs I have ever seen… so pure. look at P’s hand on her back… *sigh* again!

and we were off to the ceremony! some of the most adoreable vows! she spoke of being there for him no matter how far, and he spoke of knowing he never wanted to leave, as not her husband again….

ok so you know me… outside we went… raining or not! and they were totally all for it….

We ditched the umbrella for a couple… and THIS happened….

one last shot of the bride for now…