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First Birthday Session


Any parent will tell you that when it comes to kids, time flies.  A day can seem long, but a year will go by in a flash.  I cannot believe that this little girl turned one.  She is sweet, adorable, and happy.  She is a true second child moving along through life letting her presence be known and keeping her big brother on his toes.  When her big brother turned one, we did family photos in the park.  This was such a fun way to commemorate another first birthday.  We had a gorgeous morning and the roses were all in bloom.  It was the perfect day to play in the grass and celebrate a birthday.

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Family Celebration–Beth Sholom B’nai Israel


Beth Sholom B’nai Israel
Manchester, CT

Hebrew Healthcare

West Hartford, CT


We had a fun weekend with this family.  Friday we headed over to the synagogue to take a few photos of Rabbi Plavin to document his retirement.  His family flew in from all over to celebrate his life’s work and the end of a long career at the temple.  The synagogue has beautiful grounds and it was a beautiful evening for photographs.  On Sunday we met up with another side to the family at the Hebrew Home.  We went there to photograph four generations of family from Great Grandma to the newest addition of a grand daughter to a family full of boys.  All weekend everyone was welcoming and fun to photograph.  We really enjoyed meeting everyone, and we hope you enjoy the photos.

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Little Miss Trouble Turns 10 Months

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Aubrie Koteen
10 Month Photos

We are constantly posting photos of other people. We have heard more than once, “where are photos of your daughter?” I imagine she must have a ton of photos since her mom and dad are photographers. Well, we managed to get a kid who is acutely aware of the camera, and she is a difficult subject. Also with all the other photo work we do, somehow we forget to share our own. I looked back and realized that we haven’t posted any photos of the little monkey since her early days. Therefore, I thought I would share the photos Jake took for her 10 month birthday this week. I can’t believe my baby is almost a year old!

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