families + little ones

Our beautiful and awesome friends (oh right, they’re also clients!) Cheryl + Derek are bringing a new life into their home and the world… and we can’t wait to meet her. We found a secluded beach for some celebratory portraits, and Cheryl was her usual gorgeous self, rocking her new status as momma, while Derek’s antics cracked us all up. (Yes, you’re gorgeous too, Derek.) Thanks to these sweet people for trusting us to document…

Megan, Glen, and Gabby. These three have been in our lives for a few years now, and every time we see them we’re left smiling and content. Watching Gabby grow from a toddling baby to a cute little girl has been a pretty magical experience; in this past year alone we’ve seen her develop from a shy flower girl at Megan + Glen’s wedding into this friendly and outgoing kiddo. (And every time she says our…

In one of those wild coincidences, I planned a trip back to Vermont the same weekend that Jessica + David took their kiddos up for a family visit. Raw weather and a distinct lack of sunshine made for something of a challenge (this part of New England doesn’t often have snow so early in the season, so things mostly just look dead and trampled), but Jessica suggested some of Dartmouth’s campus, as the students were off for break. Perfect!…

We couldn’t resist going back to a session from earlier this summer in South Florida to share a few favorites! Steve met up with Dakota and her family (even her great-grandmother!) for some casual family portraits in the park. Check them out below!

Not too long ago we posted some of our favorite belly images from some of our favorite clients (Nicole + Scott: engagement, wedding, day after session, belly session) and promised baby photos soon. Hey, guess what? Soon is today! Tiny, precious, beautiful, perfect. There aren’t really any words for this sweet mini human, so we’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. We are so excited for Nicole + Scott, who are taking to parenthood incredibly naturally, sleep…

Several years ago we did portraits with Mary and her daughters as a gift for her husband; now there’s a granddaughter to photograph too. (Isn’t Delia adorable? She has her momma Kim’s sassy attitude, but don’t let on that you find her funny…) We went to a local park to take advantage of the Floridian wilderness during the holidays; check out our favorites from their mini-session below.

We seriously can’t get over how tall this kiddo is. At 5 years old Kylar is already towering over her peers; we’re sure she’s going to get sick of hearing people ask if she’s a model or a basketball pro pretty soon. We love spending time with this family, though it’s a surreal way of realizing that yet another year has flown by (we photographed Kylar as a baby-bump before she was born, and then at…

We love our wedding clients. We really do. We end up becoming good friends with many, and stay in touch with nearly everyone after the wedding day. But sometimes there are clients who we instantly bond with from the moment we meet, and look forward to every time we see them from that point forward. Nicole + Scott (engagement, wedding, day after session) are the kind of people who make you grin the second you see them.…

We joined Lauren + Brett and their adorable almost-one-year-old Zach at the Morikami Japanese Gardens for their family portraits earlier this month. What a perfectly beautiful day for outdoor portraits! The sun was shining almost as brightly as Zach’s winning smile. We wandered the gardens slowly, taking our time throughout the afternoon to capture casual family interactions as well as some classic portraits. (And we seriously can’t get over Zach’s face in the lead photo;…

I met Stacy + Ryan at the very beginning of their love story; while we’ve been in touch on Facebook and other internet connections, we hadn’t actually seen each other in ten years. In the ten years since then life has happened: college degrees, career choices, marriages (theirs; ours), travel, moves, and recently: the birth of their daughter, Evelyn (called Evie). Reconnecting while I was in Colorado Springs on business this fall was a wonderful experience;…

Remember Jessica + David’s first baby, Sterling? (See their first family session from 2012 here.) Sterling is now a big brother, and Em was thrilled that her trip to the northeast coincided with Laurence’s birth (the family is calling him Laure). Em and Jessica went to the same elementary school, though several years apart, and connected later while Em was still in high school when Jessica started directing small outdoor productions of Shakespeare. (Believe it…

We’ve kept in touch with the delightful Duffy family since Jessica + Ian were married in 2010. We hadn’t had a chance to photograph their newest addition to the family yet, so late afternoon at the family’s farm and woodshop was a real treat (speaking of which, you should check out Rockledge Farm for beautiful handmade furniture and kitchen tools). See a few of our favorites from their session earlier this summer below, and get in…

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms we know and love out there, and especially to my mom, Evelyn, who’s at home in chilly Vermont today. (Wish you were here!) A quick look back to two of my favorite photos of Momma with her girls (from November of 2012, with photos by my oh-so-talented husband, Steve). –xoxo Em

Reyne + Mark joined us with their daughter Aubrey for some casual family portraits in the park this fall. We love family portrait sessions like this; we can just imagine Aubrey growing older and looking back on these images, amazed at how small she looks in her daddy’s arms, at her glowing natural curls and hesitant smile, at the love radiating from the three of them. Family portraits do more than show what people look like…

Every time we photograph Miss Kylar Rose we are reminded of how time must be speeding up; she’s turning into a young lady so quickly. (See her 3 Year Session and 2 Year Session) We love the many faces of Kylar Rose, but especially the way she can stare straight through you. Not only will she be a beautiful woman when she grows up, but she’s already showing signs of strength and independence, just like…

Part of why we love what we do is that we get to meet new people all the time. And sometimes those new people introduce us to their friends, and suddenly we have lots of awesome in our lives. We met Megan + Glen at Nicole + Scott’s wedding earlier this year in Naples, Florida, and were so excited when they asked us to take their daughter Gabby’s 2 Year portraits this summer. We went…

We are so happy to help Katie + John welcome baby Chase to the world! Em was in New England around the time of Katie’s due date, so Steve arranged to tackle his first solo newborn session. (Em thinks he did a great job!) He was happy to report that Chase was cooperative and very sweet, and as always, spending time with Katie + John was a heartwarming and happy experience. We count ourselves so…

We’ve been having some awfully rainy weather in South Florida for the past few weeks, but Katie + John were game to trek out to MacArthur Beach State Park to document her magnificent belly! Em joined these expectant parents (who also had us as their wedding photographers last year, which was awesome!) at the park, and everyone determined that the weather didn’t look too bad, so we left the umbrellas in the car. Anyone who’s…

We met up with Kameron + Brandon (and their mom Karen, and her mom Sandy) at the park the other day for some family portraits. Karen knows her twins are a bit rambunctious and wanted us to document them the way they are… always running, jumping, yelling, and generally being “boys”. We managed to get some group shots and a few calm portraits too, but it’s the wild shots that really show their personalities! Lots…

We’re coming up on Terra + Scott’s third anniversary, and we’re finally meeting baby Georgia! Terra and Georgia met with Emily for a mini session with Terra’s sister Taylor, their parents (Terri + Tom), and grandparents (Bert + Emma) in the park. The weather was gorgeous, and Georgia is quite the little peach! (Have you ever seen eyes like that?? They are NOT Photoshopped!) We’re so happy to see this family grow, and can’t wait…

We’ve been looking forward to this shoot for years! Julia + Carlos were married way back in 2009 (before the Pogos were married, and before we renamed the business Pogo Photo), and we’ve been hoping for a family shoot with them ever since. Well, baby Linus is finally here! We met with the whole family (including sweet Doe Bear, who wore her own tiny wedding dress years ago), and had absolutely perfect weather in the…

This session means a lot to us… Jeremiah and Steve have known each other since high school, a friendship that has stayed steady despite crazy work schedules and growing families (need an AC guy? Jeremiah is the best. Leave a comment for contact info!). Jeremiah + Ashley’s wedding was one of the only ones we’ve attended (since we usually shoot them!), and we’ve been trying to get them in front of our lenses since we found…

It feels like time is set to “fast forward”, especially when we start seeing the babies we were photographing [what seems like] yesterday growing up, talking, running, playing. Kylar Rose and her family are very special to us, and it’s such a treat to see her growing into a young lady. We’re calling this Kylar’s 3 year session, though she’s almost 3 1/2… scheduling can sure get complicated when we travel so much! (Check out…

Elizabeth + Devin brought over their sweet baby Matthew for some family portraits, both outside and in studio. What a cutie pie! Matthew really wanted to be awake when we were outside (the beautiful blue sky and golden sunset must have been fascinating for him), but once we were back at our home studio he fell asleep with a full belly and snuggles from Dad. Please enjoy our favorites from the session below and click…

Jackie + Corey were among Emily’s first Florida clients when they got married in 2007. Since then they have been hoping and wishing for a baby to add to their family; and Liam has finally arrived! It’s the sweetest thing in the world to see two parents so incredibly happy. Click below to see a few of our favorites and click here to register to be notified when the rest of the images are in…

We just couldn’t resist scheduling Kathryn’s 2 year photos in Charleston, SC while we were in town for Tina + Angleo’s wedding weekend. Kathryn was their beautiful flower girl, while her mom Julie was Tina’s Matron of Honor. Daddy Nate couldn’t make it to this one, so we just did pics of Kathryn + Mommy… aren’t they beautiful together? (The first picture is when I asked Kathryn to look inside my lens and see it…

Jessica + Ian were married in Vermont just months before we were (check out their wedding pictures here), and now have a beautiful daughter, Navah. We joined this happy family in Norwich, Vermont for a portrait session in the early evening. The New England weather had been fickle for weeks, but amazingly we managed to have a perfect evening of golden sunshine! Navah’s face lights up when she sees her Mommy and Daddy (if you…

Jessica and David were among my first clients, way back before Pogo Photo, before Steve, before Florida, in the early years of my college studies at SCAD. I met Jessica years before that, when she was directing local plays in Vermont and cast me as Celia in As You Like It (and we both discovered that acting—and memorizing lines—were not my strong points, though it was a fun experience). Far, far away, Jessica met David…

Rebecca and Patrick welcomed their first son into the world at the end of May; Emily joined them in their Fort Lauderdale home for his newborn session a week later. What a sweet family, with so much love! We can’t get over how adorable Grant’s tiny face is. Click below for just a few of our favorites. :-) The rest will be added to Rebecca’s Belly Session Gallery in the next couple of days (click…

We are so excited for Rebecca + Patrick’s first baby… their little boy is due in June! Emily went to their home to capture Rebecca during this special time in her life (along with a few shots with Patrick, of course). Can’t wait to meet their son next month… in the meantime, click below to see a few of our favorite images from their belly session, and click here to be notified when the rest…

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