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!

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…

Call me…. in love with charlestown… maybe… M and R {engaged} Cleopatra Photography – Boston Massachusetts Engagement Photographer – Ashley Nardello

Call me…. in love with charlestown… maybe… M and R {engaged} Cleopatra Photography – Boston Massachusetts Engagement Photographer – Ashley Nardello

Hi Everyone!!!! Here it is… the session of the week… I absolutely love this couple! M.. I swear you crawled into my brain and stole all my witty jokes… hey! you stop it! I CAN NOT wait to shoot this … Continue reading

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…

 

 

A familiar family says Hello and Happy Holidays! Cleopatra Photography { Holidays} Lakes Park Family Photography Fort Myers Florida

Hi Everyone! if your here to see A and M’s big post scroll down! If not enjoy a small post of another family session!

The B family!!! Hopefully we have something exciting in store for you with them coming up!

For now… enjoy their christmas session at Lakes Park

 

 

and then there were 5! Cleopatra Photography {Holidays} Fort Myers Lakes Park Holiday Family Photography

Hi Everyone! OK here I am with a post from a recent session… it’s that time of year again and the holidays are in full effect! When I heard little baby X was a new addition to this family I knew Mommy C wouldn’t be far behind with a call… sure enough here we are

Meet baby X everyone…. the rest of the group may look a little familiar 😉

 

 

 

 

Baby R turns one year old! – Cleopatra Photography – First Birthday Photography Fort Myers Florida

Hi Everyone!!!! OK so you may remember baby R from the blog about a year ago!!!!! Here she is again at Lakes Park! Enjoying the sun and a day at the park with her cupcake mommy daddy and one set of Grands!!! This little one has grown so much since I’ve seen her last! I cant wait to photograph this family again in the near future!

Enjoy a few more images from her day at Lakes park recently!