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!

to see more engagement sessions like this,

check out My website www.cleopatraphotography.com

to book me for your event or engagement session

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

now on to the gym!

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…

D+M tie the knot at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn {Cleopatra Photography} Boston Mass Wedding Photography

D+M tie the knot at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn {Cleopatra Photography} Boston Mass Wedding Photography

Hello Everyone! SO here I am with my first post in a while! I have so many amazing things going on, what feels like a billion renovation projects in the works and then there is my crazy kids! I kid, about … Continue reading

It’s Contest Time! Central Mass FREE Photography {Cleopatra Photography} Boston and Worcester Mass, Photography

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the late post! If you’re a FAN on the facebook page www.facebook.com/cleophoto then you already saw,

 that today is the first day of

 the PHOTO OF THE MONTH CONTEST

 To enter to win all you have to do is become a fan. LIKE the page and comment on this month’s photo. (its the little baby boy with the bow tie! below)

even if you’re not a fan yet, YOU can still win! help me spread the word and tell your friends too! don’t wait! click the link, hit that button and become a fan 🙂

anyway….

I had an amazing weekend.. not only did I have a crazy reunion with all my old girlfriends from 15+ years ago, but then today I had an awesome time with my husband’s brother and his family….

I had waay too much to drink on Saturday, but I haven’t had that much fun in a looong time… It felt amazing to be surrounded by so much love! it was an afternoon full of memories… old and new… I missed this so much!

My girls look amazing! hahah everyone is still the same.. not one of us really changed who we are… we just grew up and became mommies, wives, entrepeneurs and more… but still “the sorority” sisters remain the same!

SO now go to the FACEBOOK page and comment! on this photo {the one below}

 I am using random.org to decide the winner so its fair game!

like the page and comment that’s how it works.. no strings attached!

I hope to see some new faces on the FAN wall soon!

Where have you been!? Cleopatra Photography update! Central Massachusetts Photography

oh my goshhhhhh! So I just wrote a super long blog post, went to save it and BOOM.. something went wrong, and here I am with no draft!

URGGG… so anyways, here is a recap of the last post!

ok so how I have missed blogging! I just went on a little hiatus trying to get my family ready.. ready for what?

 

Oh a cross-country move that’s all!

YUP we did it! we finally made the move and are here back home (about 30 miles south of Boston)

It’s funny how when your younger you want to leave home, and as you age, no place feels like “home”

After being gone for ten years…we were done, and it was definitely time for a change.

I learned so much over the past ten years. I suffered so many hardships, and yet I REFUSE TO GIVE UP.

I have changed my life so much in the past 6 months its crazy! I started cross-fit and love it… yup I drank the kool-aid… To anyone who puts down the style or technique… don’t be ignorant!!! you can talk to me when you come to my gym…

There is no Pilates, yoga or zumba there… oh and no mirrors….sorry. 🙂 I kid…

anyways

I have lost 35 pounds since January… and almost 70# since I had my son. I feel like a whole new person…I am grateful very grateful… I did this for me, not because I wanted to make someone else happy… it was time for a change and I did it.

Earlier this year, I lost something that I thought meant the world to me, and its funny how now 6 months with it gone… I realized how I didn’t lose it at all.. I left it behind.

So here is to new beginnings…

I have had tons going on, and lots of photos to post during these past 90 days, but I am not going to blog each session separately… I know, I know…

Hey if you want to see all the sneak peeks go check out my Facebook page!

I also am running monthly FREE session give-aways!  YUP FREE to fans (I am using random.org all you have to do is like and comment to be entered!)

Thank you to all my current fans (all 270 of you) for your continued support of my dream. I can’t wait to turn heads in CENTRAL MASS and NEW ENGLAND!

If you’re not already a FAN and want to see more of these sessions go check me out at www.facebook.com/cleophoto

or go to my website www.cleopatraphotography.com

I will start here with a few of my little lovies… I know so many of you want to see them…

here they are…

Sophia and Giovanni, my two hearts walking outside my body..

enjoy xx-A

and from C…

WooHOO go SOX! lol

The S family at Lakes Park! Cleopatra Photography {Connected} Fort Myers and Naples Family Photography

Hi Everyone!

The day of the super bowl,

(with my husband nagging about time!!!!)

I ran out and met the S family at Lakes Park for a mini session! What a great time! Little Miss E is growing so quickly.

I was really happy when her mommy contacted me for this family session…

Miss E is already 19 months! Hard to believe that the last time I saw her, she was just 7 days old! WOW

Anyhow… enjoy a few pics from their day!

TALAYNA FORTUNADO and Strong is the new Sexy…… Cleopatra Photography {Rockstars} Fort Myers and Cape Coral Crossfit Women Photography

Hi everyone!

SO…. I have had a veryyy busy week!  Lots of planning for the future 120 days woohooo!!! lots of family time…. and lots of cleaning!

But, in the middle of all the madness, I had this awesome session with some amazing chicks!

Talk about motivating!

These women are devoted, not only to fitness but to their families! Almost all of them mommies like me!

I am three weeks into crossfit, and surprised myself today by hitting a new goal already! yaaaaay… I truly love it!

I found something that’s GENUINE…. and gives me back exactly what I give it… its the realest thing in my life!

Those of you who are close to me, go check out my other blog that’s tracking my progress!

I just started writing, so give me a break over there ok!?!?!

Anywho as I was saying, these women are devoted, hard workers…. Id be lying if I said I didn’t strive to be like them physically… but, I think it’s more of a mental thing, atleast for me anyway.

So many bad habits are done for me… this is one of my first “good habits” if you will…

I am moving on and upward with a whole new set of eyes…

Enjoy these gorgeous ladies! ( You all did amazing!!!!!)

OH, and yes they’re showing off…. 😉 Cant wait for it to be my turn!

xx-A

Here is the group of ladies! Not your average portrait! LOVE IT!

Miss J killing the lense!

Sassy back squats by Miss A….

The “We go hard!” look… lol

miss S doing her thing! FYI this one told me she couldn’t make a serious face… LIES!

now on to Miss. K ! Mama of FOUR thats right, 4! and one of them is 18! shhh…. Sorry K, you should be soo proud! oh by the way.. according to her, she never takes a good picture, also false! 😉

Meet Miss N… she and her hubby go to the gym together and bring their kids along! NO EXCUSES! …. p.s. ONE day we will be the pull-up Queens N~!

Here she is, my coach! Miss L…  Im not ashamed to say she inspires me… hard work is hard work, no matter how you slice it… i have certainly come to appreciate that recently!!!! anywho…she’s a dedicated mama and still finds time to look like this….  oh and she’s an absolute riot…. we laugh hard together…:p

Here is Miss T…. amazingly talented and also writes a super inspirational blog on her journey within fitness! She was no stranger to the camera and did some amazing stuff for me! Congrats on your finish this past weekend at WODapalooza!

Now… On to Miss A…. A mommy, a twin and a crossfitter…. loved the looks this lady gave… and she was such a natural at posing!

one last glance at the group!

Now that you’ve met everyone, time for some fun!!!

This is as far as I go…. One day! I will be all the way up…. STRICT! look at these chicks crush it in heels…

now handstands! ONE HANDED ….

how bout this fun one!

im throwing this in because I love it!

if your interested in joining a crossfit gym in Cape Coral contact me! and I can hook you up with Crossfit Salvation…

DON’T WAIT!

Happy New year… from Cleopatra Photography! Downtown Fort Myers – New years eve 2011 – 2012

Hi Everyone!!!!

 

So here I was in Fort Myers for New Years Eve… Not where I wanted to be… but by the end of the night, I was happy I was here and nowhere else….

 

enjoy a quick peak into my night… It started by us going downtown and eating the most amazing cheese covered potato chips ever (ya know, I had to coat the stomache with something…hehehe)… then over to indigo hotel off Broadway to meet with our group…

 

So tell me why noone else thought parking in the parking garage was a good idea??? ( we watched people drive around and around for on street parking….?)

hahahah gotta love how slow the minds work in florida….

 

anyways car in garage for 4$ and we headed out…. throughout the night I had some great drink a few great shots one disgusting one with an oyster in it… yes and oyster… and then champagne at the ball drop…

 

We spent the last minutes of 2011 on the roof of Indigo… watched fireworks, danced, made new friends, shared our first kiss of 2012 and partied…… hardddd…..

Enjoy a look…

xx-A

yaaay for delicious cheese covered chips!

the streets…. looking less like downtown then I’ve ever seen….

 

the people who helped me have a great time ringing in 2012!

and last… the ball drop…