little by little photography: Blog en-us (C) little by little photography (little by little photography) Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:57:00 GMT Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:57:00 GMT little by little photography: Blog 120 86 Puppy Sessions Have a new member of the family?  Schedule your puppy session before he doubles in size and chews your shoes! 



(little by little photography) Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:56:56 GMT
mother's day mother's day is just a few days away, but never fear, we've got you covered with the perfect gift.  this year give her a family photo session!  you can either book the session now or do a gift certificate.  contact me at lisa@littlebylittlephotography to set it up.    

a mini session in anthem is $250 and includes 15+ high resolution digital images.  for additional pricing, go to the about ->pricing on the main page.  

(little by little photography) Mon, 08 May 2017 22:35:55 GMT
anthem family session doing photos while all the cousins are in town? great idea! 

(little by little photography) Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:54:45 GMT
fall family fun i have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful new families this fall.  and this one was no exception.  so. much. fun.  this is what genuine happiness looks like. 

(little by little photography) Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:33:51 GMT
and then there were four... it seems like a million years ago we took these announcement photos.  after all the waiting and anticipation, and some more waiting, she's here!!  meet clara maeve.  a perfect addition to a wonderful family.  her big sister is the sweetest you've ever seen, with the best little personality ever.  i cannot wait to watch the shenanigans unfold with these two little girls in the years to come. 


(little by little photography) Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:02:32 GMT
hush now... it's been a while since i've had a session where baby fever kicks in.  but this one, not only did the baby fever kick in, but i wanted to just take their baby home.  he was so perfectly perfect.  we moved him around more times than i can count and he never woke up once.  not even a flicker of the eyes.  what a wonderful little bundle of joy! 

(little by little photography) Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:02:57 GMT
one this is certainly a case of "where did the time go?"  elizabeth went from zero to one in a blink of an eye.  this picture below feels like yesterday...

and now we are here! 

elizabeth did not disappoint on her first ever indulgence into pure sugar.  she took one look and dove in hands free. 

but what we really need to celebrate here is her mom.  her mom is a fabulously over the top party organizer.  there seriously was no detail left undone for this pink lemonade party.  you would think she would have stopped after buying the lemonade stand.  but oh no, party details included a vintage dresser to display the desserts, an antique teacart for the lemonade glasses (which were of course color coordinating mason jars), and the pink vintage highchair.  Not to mention all food made from scratch.   And this isn't even the half of it in term of all the thoughtful details.  Well done, my friend, well done.  You never cease to amaze!   

Happy Birthday to our sweet Elizabeth!  

(little by little photography) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:36:05 GMT
back to "old school" last weekend was back to school mini sessions for me.  it was oppressively hot, i mean really really hot, but despite the heat, there were so many happy faces to capture.   i super loved all the kids' comments such as "can we do the apple on the head like last year?!"  what joy that the kids are so into it and are suggesting their own way to compose a shot, and that they generally don't want to leave after the session.  photos should be fun, and that is indeed what we had a lot of with these sessions featuring vintage school props.  here's just a small sample for you to enjoy:


(little by little photography) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:11:50 GMT
think spring! the bunnies are back!!  and they are bringing some friends.  this year's easter mini sessions will be extra adorable with not only tiny bunnies, but also week old chicks.   these sessions are very popular and one weekend only... so don't delay in reserving your spot.  hop to it!!  

the fine print:   due to the added complexity of working with live animals, these sessions will all take place in my home in harvard.  a nonrefundable $50 reservation fee will be due at time of booking to hold your spot with the balance of $45 due at the time of session.  



(little by little photography) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:29:03 GMT
all you need is love feeling the love this valentine's day.  so many sweet little faces full of love. enjoy! 



all you need is...

(little by little photography) Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:04:19 GMT
a day in the life project i completed a personal photography project during the last snow day.  it's a day in the life project.  i started taking pictures first thing in the morning and captured all the little bits and pieces that make up a regular day at our house.   the idea is to take photos of the everyday life that you wouldn't normally think to capture like brushing your teeth, making breakfast, etc.  it's freezing in time the little things that define the phase you're in but change so quickly before you even have a chance to notice.  my photos are not technically great and the composition may sometimes be a bit off, but it's very real and captures us.   what i loved about this project is that it made me slow down to appreciate our little quirks and more importantly, to take notice of how quickly my little ones are growing.  it seems they are changing a lot by a lot and not "little by little" as my business name suggests...

i urge every parent to take this challenge.  capture your "everyday".  

here's our day... 


blueberry pancakes for breakfast!  nadia loves to help cook and luckily this was a time when she did not make up her own recipe...  

a little window art to pass the time while the snow fell at a furious rate

owen keeps his room very orderly.  here he was organizing his prized possessions... a video camera and a princess alarm clock he inherited from his big sister.  nadia decided a couple weeks ago that she couldn't sleep with a clock in her room as she watched the time too much and then would panic that it was taking too long to go to sleep.  owen overheard this conversation and quietly went upstairs, unplugged the clock in her room, and set it up on his nightstand without every saying a word.  he's had his eye on this prize for over a year now - what glory to finally have it! 

will the snow ever stop???  not this winter it seems

at least we can snowshoe

maggies is always in her element when the snow starts falling

owen got himself dressed today - no shortage of flare in his choices as usual

this simple pic of their bath setup actually makes me really sad.  i've just realized it's been months since they played with toys in the bath.  another phase gone without any warning...

fuel for round two of shoveling.  here's a quirk about matt and i.  we really do not enjoy coffee made at home.  at all.  i was so overjoyed when matt braved the storm for our guilty pleasure.

it really feels like yesterday when nadia first put together her first few words to read.  and now she's on to chapter books by herself.  this reading thing is crazy how fast it changes.  she does though always read outloud which makes me smile.  

did i mention this kid will only answer to "ninja owen?"  we are in a serious ninja phase presently.  cars are definitely done and superheroes are also over.  

bath time.  without toys.  at least he still loves his animal towels.  

getting ready for bed finally...

wiggling her FIRST LOOSE TOOTH!!  it is going to be touch and go if nadia turns 7 before she loses her first tooth.  she is convinced she is the last first grader ever to still have all baby teeth.  

wondering how much longer she'll let us cuddle up and read her books at bedtime - this puts a lump in my throat to think she could do this on her own. 

owen falls asleep in about a minute flat every night and does not move at all the entire night.  note the giant bruise on his cheek from earlier today...i did put the camera down and did not capture the incident when he ran into the corner of the wall.  after i yelled at him 10 times to quit running in the house!!

and the big girl is out... but this isn't her usual sleeping style

yup, this is more like.  she does gymntastics even in her sleep.  

and this is our life! 



(little by little photography) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:26:43 GMT
teeny tiny love how sweet is this little bundle?!?!  So tiny and so very perfect.  

(little by little photography) Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:45:18 GMT
hello bright eyes it never fails... i seem to have some sort of magic power to make notoriously sleepy newborns completely wide eyed for their newborn session.  this adorable little guy did not want to miss one second of his photos.  


But after lots of cuddling and a full belly...

he finally started to get a little tired....

and couldn't fight off the blissful sleep any longer... sleeping like a baby as they say :-)

(little by little photography) Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:09:14 GMT
yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum... that's what little lucy said through her 1st birthday cake smash session.   she started by delicately picking off each polka dot on the cake... and then she expertly enjoyed the cake.  the whole cake.  once again, i could not resist adding captions to the photos.  just so much personality is captured in these super fun sessions - love them! 

"i'm not sure about this, but I'll try one teeny polka dot made of frosting"


"uh oh, these polka dots are getting my hands dirty"

"well, maybe just another little taste"

"yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum"

"to heck with it, i'm just going to dive in"

"what? was i supposed to share this?"

"so happy!!!"

(little by little photography) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:34:59 GMT
the flower child i cannot tell you how much i loved this session.   none of it felt like work... just a nice walk in the park with a skipping little girl who radiated in the sun. it was everything i love about photography.  and what a captivating little beauty - i mean, just look at those curls!  I must warn you though that looking at these may want you to book a session with your own little sweetie :-)  


(little by little photography) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:18:24 GMT
you are my sunshine you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are gray...  this is the art hanging in perfect little penelope's nursery.   it perfectly captures how fun and full of warmth this growing family is.  love, love, love capturing them.   it is freezing these types of moments in time that make me love photography.   it's the never the posed shots that i love, but the in between, candid interactions between families.  

(little by little photography) Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:02:39 GMT
brothers these two boys are quite possibly the most loving brothers i've ever seen.  they played and made each other laugh through the entire session - every parent's dream to have two kids who are best friends and make each other belly laugh.  adorable!!


(little by little photography) Sat, 25 May 2013 02:43:48 GMT
picture perfect perhaps the trickiest part of a photo session is to pick out your outfits.  there is a bit of an art to doing color coordination and adding textures, without being too matchy matchy.  here is a perfect example of how to do it.  bright vibrant colors that all coordinte together - LOVE!  now, there is one member of this adorable family who was not such a fan out of the outfit selection.  the 6 month old little guy was not so sure about the photo session... until his clothes came off.  then he was all smiles :-) perfect little boy! 

(little by little photography) Thu, 23 May 2013 15:37:05 GMT
Baby Love I know, I know.  A bit behind on the blog.  But that's because I've been busy behind the camera!   The last week has been filled with babies, birthdays, and blossoms.   Here's a peak from a very sweet session with a perfect baby boy.  A very alert baby boy I might add.  I think the picture in the bottom left captures him perfectly - wide eyed and totally enamored with his doting mother. 


(little by little photography) Tue, 21 May 2013 01:28:28 GMT
twenty tiny toes over spring break, we drove from our home in harvard, ma to where we grew up in michigan to meet two of the most perfect babies.  these sweet 7 week old babies are our preemie identical twin nephews - nolan & evan.  On the first day of our visit, it was their due date which was of course celebrated with cupcakes and a "zero" candle.   i have to tell you, it was a long 7 weeks to wait to meet them.  but they stole our hearts upon first glance... even our 3 year old son wanted to borrow one and bring him home.  i admittedly did too.  there is just something about those little newborn noises they make, they way the grasp onto your finger with their tiny hands, and they way they curl up on your chest as they fall into a deep sleep...  irresistable!   

and they are definitely identical!  nolan has the cream hat with the tan stripe below and the brown diaper cover.  he also has his toe nails painted blue on one foot to help hopeless aunts to tell them apart.  evan has the tan hat with the the cream colored stripe.  


this last picture is perhaps my favorite of the session.  not for technical quality, but for capturing real life with twins.   as sweet as these two little babies are, it is not an easy road to have two preemie infants.  it's beyond exhausting.  this is not a picture where I caught my brother-in-law blinking.  he fell asleep right in the middle of the session!   i always say that i love to capture "real expressions"...   

(little by little photography) Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:19:58 GMT