Family photographer near me!

The hour drive from the Hartford area to Waterford, CT is totally worth it for this amazing location which offers a sandy beach and a historic mansion with beautiful manicured gardens. It's almost like you get two locations for one.

When Jamie contacted me for a beach lifestyle session recently, I knew this would be the perfect spot. Like many families who have had babies during this pandemic, Jamie wanted to capture this beautiful time in their family's life when so many of the normal celebrations in the 1st year or 2 of having a new child haven't happened.

We started out at the mansion because I knew it was likely that they would get a little wet at the beach and because there are some beautiful shaded spots as we waited for the sun to sink a little lower in the mid afternoon sky.

Then we headed to the beach to play in the water. Despite the wind it was an absolutely gorgeous day and the results are stunning.

family with toddler at Harkness State park
lifestyle beach portrait at Harkness State Park Waterford, Connecticut
lifestyle portrait of West Hartford family in Connecticut