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Before I start this post, I just want to include a disclaimer that I will support you no matter how you choose to feed your baby. There’s nothing wrong with formula-feeding if that’s what works for your family. That said, I know breastfeeding poses a different set of challenges. I chose to breastfeed my own […]

Child listening to mom's stomach for new baby Boston Pediatricians

As parents, we all know how important it is to keep our kids healthy, but it can be really hard to find the “right” pediatrician when there are literally hundreds to choose from in the area. In this blog post, I’ll introduce you to the most highly-rated pediatricians in Boston and the surrounding areas. Here […]

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What You Should Know About Home Birth in Massachusetts Considering having a home birth in Massachusetts? I’ve got your back! This guide is not exhaustive, but it should help you start your search for Massachusetts home birth midwives if you’re looking for one. Before I get into it, though, I need to let you know […]

Sleeping baby in hospital bassinet, wrapped in a light grey swaddle and wearing a hospital hat | baby delivered with Boston Doula present

  Hiring a doula for the births of my children was one of the best decisions I made, and I’d highly recommend it to any of my maternity clients (but we’ll get to that shortly). Since I know that many of my clients are considering whether or not to hire a doula and/or looking for […]

Boston metro area family, maternity, & newborn photographer capturing genuine connection in moments as beautiful as they are fleeting.

MEET Hannah

I know how nerve-racking it can be to find an OBGYN provider that you can be comfortable with. It’s important to feel safe with and to be able to trust your provider. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I started seeing one of the midwives, Sherriann Perivolotis, for well care at AFA Concord. When I […]

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Sleeping baby in hospital bassinet, wrapped in a light grey swaddle and wearing a hospital hat | baby delivered with Boston Doula present
Newborn sleeping peacefully in dad's arms

I met Sam and Leah at church in Leominster a couple years ago, but we really hadn’t had the chance to get to know each other until more recently because of the pandemic. These two are hard not to love—they are so warm and genuine! I had recently scouted Doyle Conservation Area, and it turned […]

Couple standing close together on bridge in Doyle Park in Leominster; woman cradling pregnant belly with one hand and holding husband's face in the other; husband holding mom's hand cradling the belly; both are looking down softly at the bump
Featured image: sleeping newborn baby snuggling into father's shoulder during a lifestyle newborn session in Framingham, MA
Banner with flags spelling out "Happy Birthday Ellie" with lemons on several flags for a lemonade themed birthday party

About a month and a half after I started dating my now-husband Barrett in 2011, I joined his family in their July 4 tradition of getting together at a family house on a little lake called Lake Pleasant in the Adirondacks. It’s a special place for his side of the family, as they spent many […]

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Family of 3, mother, father, and toddler

Hello, and nice to meet you! My name is Hannah, and I’ve had a camera in my hand as long at least as far back as middle school, and I bought my first “real” camera, a DSLR I named “Bloom” after an observant character in James Joyce’s Ulysses, at the end of 2010 in anticipation […]

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