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!!!

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!

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

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!

Baby A is finally here…. V + T = A…. Cleopatra Photography {Newborns} Fort Myers and Naples Newborn and Maternity Photography

Here she is! The little lady… Baby A…. 4 and then 7 days old…

 

 

 

 

and last but not least my fav shot of the day!

 

Baby M is here!!!!!! Cleopatra Photography – {Newborns} Fort Myers and Estero Newborn Photography

Hi Everyone! OK so here we are with blog post one of three! alll going up tonight I might add!!!! So remember when I said the holidays were busy?

They got busier…

I did manage tp get my kids photographed and I just received their ornaments today! They look amaziiing! If I have time I will take and post a quick pic!

So anywho Baby M had two adoreable hats!

Here are her pics…