I have met a whole bunch of wonderful new people this year, including this bunch of super talented and fun photographers! Earlier this year, I attended the Inspire Photo Retreat in Portland, Maine and learned a ton about myself and my craft. Next February, I plan on attending the retreat again, this time in Newport, RI. To get us excited for a blustery winter in Newport, the folks at Inspire organized a summer fun event and got a bunch of us to step away from the computer and get out on a boat and enjoy a little slice of life together. I obviously brought my camera along for the ride, and had a truly wonderful time (and I didn’t get sea sick!!)
This weekend Frank and I are heading to NH to celebrate Adam + Kristin’s wedding! It’s going to be another mini law-school reunion and a huge celebration in honor of these two love birds and their almost 9 year relationship! Eeek! I can’t believe it’s been that long since we started law school!
To get the celebration started early, let’s take a trip down memory lane to last fall when I traveled down to Washington, DC to photograph engagement portraits of these love birds in their new “hometown.” We spent the day together walking through Old Town, Alexandria and then caught the sunset at the Washington Monument in DC.
It’s such a special honor to watch friends you love fall in love and choose to spend the rest of their lives together! Cheers to a long, happy and healthy marriage AdScad!!
Want to see what it’s like to have your life documented for 18 months? Recently, I had the privilege of working with the S family to document their amazing journey from life as a couple to a family of 3! Here is a peak at their Frame of Life. Hope you enjoy!Click here to see their Frame of Life album. xoxo
This here is my full time job. I am not sure how on earth it can be called a job. It is an absolute honor, privilege and pure joy for me to get to document the beauty of life and all of the surprises it has to offer!
Over the past year and a half I have had the opportunity to work with Brianna and Dan to help them document their journey into parenthood. In August of 2013, I was handed an envelope with my name on it. Inside the envelope was a handwritten note on an index card with the gender of the baby that Brianna and Dan were expecting. I was the only other person (other than Brianna’s doctor) to know the gender of their precious child. What an enormous privilege.
Together, Brianna and I decorated the box that would hold a dozen pink or blue colored balloons, to signify whether the baby was a girl or a boy. After Brianna left, I immediately tore open the envelope to learn the gender of the baby! I was over joyed to learn that they would be having a baby boy (although, I felt a bit defeated because I had predicted otherwise!) The following day, I filled the box with blue balloons, sealed it tight and delivered it to their home for their gender reveal party. I documented the entire process and helped them capture the moment that they, along with their closest family and friends, learned that a beautiful baby boy would be joining their family soon.
A few months later, we chose a gorgeous fall day in the Boston Public Gardens to photograph their maternity portraits. It was seriously some of the most gorgeous light I have seen and although it was freezing cold, we had an absolutely amazing time documenting Brianna’s gorgeous body and the precious bond that she and her husband shared.
Less than two months later, Ethan joined this adorable family and made it complete. During his newborn session, Ethan proved to have strong eating skills and loved to be held and rocked by his parents. We captured these moments as everyone learned how to adjust to their new lives. I knew instantly this baby would be an amazing child and that Brianna and Dan were going to be fantastic parents.
Flash forward to last week. I went back to Brianna and Dan’s home to photograph Ethan’s first birthday portraits. I was greeted by a beaming baby boy who was on the move! He loves playing with his trucks and smiling for the camera. He entertained us all and made sure I left feeling full of joy and with sore cheeks from smiling.
I want to take this moment to thank you Brianna and Dan for letting me have the privilege of working with you this past year and half. You are wonderful parents, clients and most importantly friends. Please join me in wishing Ethan a very Happy Birthday as we look back at Ethan’s Frame of Life story from the past 16 months.
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With a new year and new studio, comes new possibilities for Kiera Slye Photography! I’ve got a bunch of ideas in the works, including a new website, new photography projects, and photography classes. I plan to get out this year and travel across the world with my photography. I’d love to host mini sessions in your city or town. I’m also hoping to work closer with individuals and families as a personal photographer concierge to help you document your life this year. The possibilities are endless and I’d love your input. So now is your chance to let me hear it. What do you want from Kiera Slye Photography this year?