Monthly Archives: May 2016

Glad I didn’t have my head down!

I was rushed just like most Mom’s are to get out of the house and to the studio.
I got the dog in the car, then my daughter and then I sat in the car and looked up to the other side of the garage…and there screaming at me was the perfect prop for this session!

Lesson…Keep your head up! 😉

This session involved a sweet dog, some great props and an adorable little boy! You all should know by now I love Fire Fighter, Police and Military Sessions. They might be my favorite and I try to make them all different in a some way. This one sure was!

Check out the prop I found in my garage…Can you guess it?

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

 

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

 

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

Massachusetts Newborn Photographer, Fire Fighter

~Katrina

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The little girl from yesterday’s post…here is her family and they are just as beautiful!

The session was done at KLP studio. We used beautiful gowns, fabrics and even had matching outfits for mother/daughter. I had to pull out all my tricks to get Big Sister to smile. Eventually she caved and thought I was sort of funny and that’s all I need.  It was a really fun & beautiful session.

Mom & dad wanted to hold off on sharing these images until baby arrived and believe me it was really tough to do! Like REALLY 😉

Now Baby girl is here, and we can share! SO….here are a few from her STUNNING

Massachusetts Maternity Session!

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

Massachusetts Maternity, Pregnancy Session Katrina Lawton Photography

 

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“If even just for a moment”

When I was asked to take this image I was honored and a bit nervous. Could I create what they really wanted…a feeling, a moment, a family photo?  I have a daughter close to Lani’s age, could I even get through editing it? I knew I had to, this is my job, to make people happy through my art.  I wanted to give this family something beautiful to remember their 4 year old daughter.
It was a very cold morning this spring when we went out to Salem Willows Park to take these images. It was a special place to this family. The session went quickly because the kids were cold but I knew we got the image. I will admit it took me a bit to edit the image because I had to be mentally ready and artistically ready to dive into it. Then once I did,  I knew it was done when I had tears in my eyes!

Here is their story:

(final images at the end of article)

Family Photo| Massachusetts

Written by: Elena (Lani’s Mother) 

God, life is funny…you can’t dictate your destiny but you can navigate your path….

When you are young you dream of the day your first baby is born. What will they look like? What will they be like? What will their name be?..it’s like every girls dream…And on September 12, 2008 my dream came true. It was the most amazing feeling in the world…

GOD granted Sal and I the most beautiful little girl in the world and we named her Leilani Lily Molina. I couldn’t believe my eyes when she was born, she was just so gorgeous. She had the most angelic face and the most amazing beautiful dark eyes. She melted your heart.

After Leilani was born, our family was complete, she was the center of our world. She was kind, charismatic, funny, loving and…Oh yeah, she made sure you knew she was there. I never really knew love until this little angel came into my life.

Let me tell you a little bit about Lani…She gave the most amazing hugs…she hugged you like it was her last, every time. Always so tight; you instantly felt LOVED.

Lani was a heathy, fun, loving, caring 4 year old little girl…I never imagined…not in a million years, that one day our precious baby (our first daughter) would be called to collect her wings. Why now? Why is this happening? We need her here!!

But on June 7, 2013, our daughter passed away suddenly. Our world, before we knew, it came to a complete halt.

I prayed and prayed to wake up from the nightmare we now had to face. Our little girl had so much more life to live! She impacted so many people in her 4 years here on earth…But God had another plan.

I always thought that the loss of a loved one was the worst feeling you could experience, but the heartache of missing her smile, her laugh, her sassy attitude, her sweet little voice, her HUGS is indescribable.

Where do I go from here? My life, as I knew it without Lani will never be the same. Every summer, winter, holiday, birthday…special moment just doesn’t feel the same for her Dad and I. We do our best but we always feel we are missing a piece of our family.

On June 7, 2016 it will be 3 years that we’ve been living without our precious daughter and, to be honest, taking a family photo was just never in the cards for us because our family portrait would not be complete without Lani.

That is until now…we wanted to have an image of our family and Katrina Lawton made that happen.

Katrina not only made sure that our Little girl was present in these breathtaking photos but she really put life into these images for us.

I can’t express enough how amazed I feel when looking at these images…Katrina gave to us, if even for just a moment, Lani life.

-Elena

4 year old completes family photo

www.katrinalawton.com

4 year old completes family photo

 

 

Please hug your children extra tight & thank God for all that you have! -Katrina Lawton

Can I write this blog post with 8% battery left? That’s the big question.

8% (battery) is sometimes what I feel like I’m running on. YOU?  I bet most mom’s do, especially this new mama. I remember the new mom blur…working on little to no sleep and not really sure if you’re doing anything right. That good ole 8% battery life!

I better hurry 4%…

Well this little man couldn’t wait to meet his Mom & Dad that he came 3 weeks early! He is healthy as can be and I get to snuggle him next week. He is the son of not only this gorgeous and brilliant mama, his dad is also a United States Marine. If you know me you know I have major respect for anyone who has or is fighting for our country and our safety. You also know that I take pride in my images honoring them!

So we have ordered the little Camo pants & hat and wait until you see what I do!

Until then here are some of her images that are absolutely STUNNING! 2016-05-03_00072016-05-03_00012016-05-03_00052016-05-03_00062016-05-03_00082016-05-03_00142016-05-03_00132016-05-03_00102016-05-03_00092016-05-03_00172016-05-03_00192016-05-03_00202016-05-03_0021

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