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First Birthday Portraits: Happy Birthday Nekesa!

This beautiful, smiley little girl turns one this weekend! We recently set up a fun cake smash and first birthday portrait session at my house for Nekesa’s First Birthday Party Invitations.  Nekesa loves kittens! For her birthday party, her super talented and creative mama decided to make a “Kitten” themed birthday party. We had a blast creating a customized set and props for this adorable session.

First, Nekesa arrived via hot air balloon. She traveled far and wide to make it here. I think she must have passed through the Rockies in Aspen, because she was wearing an adorable little ski chalet styled outfit for her balloon ride:)


Next, to get warmed up to our kitten theme, we figured Nekesa would like to play with some balls of yarn! She was even cuter than a kitten when she started kicking around the balls of yarn!2014-01-24_0001

We decided to take the kitten theme one step further. All kittens love playing with fish, so why not give Nekesa a bowl full of Goldfish to taste, smash, and play with! This was her first time tasting goldfish and boy did she love them! Welcome to the club Nekesa!

Finally, after another wardrobe change and a set change, we got down to business with our fun cake smash! I went to a cute new cake shop in our neighborhood called Oakleaf Cakes, to pick up this perfectly matching cake! It not only looked beautiful, but tasted delicious too! Nekesa dove right in with her hands, arms, and feet! She loved it! Have the happiest of birthday’s little one!


In case you missed it, here are some of the fun images we captured with Nekesa and her family on Martha’s Vineyard this summer! Don’t you just love her smile?!



I just love this family and how they know how to have fun and take time to be silly!


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Patty Brancato - January 25, 2014 - 12:04 am

I love it! Happy Birthday Nekesa!

Erin Lindstrom - January 25, 2014 - 1:25 am


Alyssa Twombly - January 25, 2014 - 4:24 am


Alyssa Twombly - January 25, 2014 - 4:24 am

cant wait for Carter’s!!!!

Julie - January 25, 2014 - 5:09 am

LOVE!!!!!!! Wonderful pictures of an amazing family – Love you all! Happy Birthday Nekesa!

Lisa - January 25, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Pure adorable! Happy Birthday Nekesa! We love you, sweetie!
Hugs & kisses from the Gordons

Dorothy Volpe - January 25, 2014 - 4:04 pm

my best wishes for lovely Nekesa and love to her very nice and happy family

Christina Verney - January 25, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Soooo cute happy birthday

Cathy Marine - January 26, 2014 - 5:41 pm

This was absolutely adorable. She is priceless and lucky to have such a loving family.

Madelyn Colageo - January 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm

She’s just adorable!

Gary Colageo - January 26, 2014 - 11:42 pm

She arrived in style and had fun with that cake too. The 2 lower right and left cake pictures could be Birthday cards you see in the store.

Lorna Welch - January 28, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Love you Nekesa… Happy Birthday!
xoxo… Lorna & Brian

Donations Needed for Cradles to Crayons

Recently, together with my colleagues at BNI, we volunteered in the Giving Factory of a fabulous organization called Cradles to Crayons. We spent a few hours sorting and cleaning toys for thousands of kids in need in Massachusetts. This non-profit was the most organized, passionate, and fun group of people to work with! Their mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play.

In Massachusetts alone, there are more than 305,000 children, 12 years and under, that are living in low-income households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness! These statistics are staggering and hit home for me. There are so many children in need and so much we can do with just a little effort to help out!

I figured now is a great time to go through our homes and take an inventory of things that can be donated to help out. From now until February 12th,  I am hosting a collection drive for new and nearly new goods for children ages 0-12. This includes toys, clothing, footwear, outerwear, and new underwear, socks, and diapers. Click here for a complete list of items that are accepted. 

The most urgent need is for the following items:

1- Girls winter coats size 2T

2- New socks and underwear, all sizes

3- Warm hats and gloves, size 5-7 (both boys and girls)

The coolest part about Cradles to Crayons is that they strive to create gift packages for children that are tailored to the individual child. So for example, if Charlie, a 3 year old boy, loves Thomas the Train and the color red, Cradles to Crayons will try to send train toys, clothing with the Thomas Logo and say a red jacket. It makes the experience fun for the personal “shoppers” at Cradles to Crayons to pick out items for each kid, but must also be an amazing feeling for a child in need to receive such a special package.

So, what do you think? Do you have any new or nearly new items just laying around your home that could help out one of these 305,000 children in need? If so, send me an email at kieraslyephotography@gmail.com and I can arrange a time to collect your donations. I can’t WAIT to deliver them on 2/12!

Thank you so much guys!


For more information about how to give back, ways to volunteer and more, check out www.cradlestocrayons.org.


Here are a few images from our trip to the Giving Factory! Children as young as 5 can volunteer at the Giving Factory to help out! What a great way to share the value of giving back with your child! Consider a family trip soon!




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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!

For the first time ever, Kiera Slye Photography is offering 50% off digital images Black Friday through Cyber Monday only! Join in on the fun and scoop up some fabulous images at 1/2 price! Choose to purchase digital images from your past sessions or pre-purchase digital image credit for future sessions!

All client galleries have been re-activated for the next month. Check out your favorite galleries here! To order, select your favorite images in the client galleries and email Kiera at kieraslyephotography@gmail.com with the number of images you wish to purchase and the gallery name associated with your order. Kiera will email you back to set up a payment schedule with you and digitally deliver your high resolution image(s). All digital images come with unlimited printing and sharing rights.

Pricing is as follows:

$30 for 1 image
$25 each for 5 or more images
$500 for entire gallery of images

Sale ends on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Boston Fall Mini Sessions!


Here are the details:

  • The $125 session fee includes:
    • a 30 Minute Portrait Session; and
    • 1 digital high resolution image with unlimited printing rights.
  • Choose from 1 of 2 dates:
    • Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; or
    • Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Choose your location:
  • Choose your package: (If you want more than the 1 included image, simply add your package to the session fee!)
    • 1 Digital Image = $50
    • 5 Digital Images = $200
    • 10 Digital Images = $300

The Fine Print:

  • The entire session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your spot and is non-refundable.
  • Session times are first come, first served.
  • In the event of poor weather, a rain date of November 9th has been reserved.
  • Receive $10 off your digital package if you pay for it at the time of booking.
  • Refer a friend who also books a Fall Mini Session with us, and you will both receive $10.00 product credit. Make sure to let me know who referred you!
  • Book your session today by emailing me at: kieraslyephotography@gmail.com or call me at 617.433.SLYE (7593). Make sure to let me know which location, date, time, and package you prefer.
  • Mini Sessions are extremely popular and time slots will fill up fast.
  • I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!
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