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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

-Jacques Cousteau

When I started my photography business I never imagined being known as a ‘beach photographer’. Somehow that changed about 7  years ago when I started doing more and more after photographing a very lovely senior girl at her local beach. I was completely blown away by the beauty and started returning spring, summer and fall, year after year. I never tire of it because each client is promised something unique from Mother Nature. No one evening looks the same. The beach landscape is ever changing as the tides wash in and change it from pristine, smooth sands as far as you can see to being tousled with rocks and seaweed. Always a surprise, I never know what it will be until I crest the dune and behold what is in store for myself and my clients. We have beared muggy nights, braved the cold, stood strong against tumultous tides and stood in awe of moon rises that took our breath away and sunsets that left us never wanting to leave until there was no more light.

Yes, it certainly does hold you in it’s wonder….

With that all said, here is a mini session from last fall of prescious little Addie and her adoring parents. It was a blustery day in late September and the wind seemed to confuse her a bit and the cold air nipped her toes. Though we didn’t get too many smiles I am still loving these images <3 

   

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Over the last eleven years I have had the pleasure of photographing so many incredible families including some magnificent mothers and their babes. During this time my love of capturing the tender bond between mother and child has become a passion. Being a mother I know just how fleeting these years really are with our children. While the days can sometimes feel thankless and exhausting I always remind myself of this adage;

The days are long, but the years are short.

I hold these Motherhood portrait sessions near and dear to my heart. The connections I’ve been honored to witness and capture for my clients have filled me up and at times left me breathless. In honor of Mother’s Day, I will be gifting a Custom Portrait Session to a deserving mom and her children.

Do you know a woman who would love portrait photography that hasn’t had time to think about herself and that would truly treasure the experience? Maybe it’s somebody who has experienced loss, someone who is selfless beyond measure with family and in charitable ways, or simply does not have the means to hire a professional photographer. Maybe she’s a single mom doing it all, a foster mom, a caretaker or somebody who has recently fell ill.

You know someone.

I want to hear all about this amazing woman! Please email her full story including her name, children’s ages, their location and what makes her so deserving to stephanie@bellinipics.com. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday April 6th. Surprising her with the news of this gift on Mother’s Day would be so fun, therefore if at all possible keep this a SECRET from your nominee.

What’s in it for her? She will receive a custom portrait session of her choice; indoor lifestyle, summer beach/field or a fall foliage session as well as a 10×10 linen album that I will artfully design myself. I will also consult very closely with her on attire as well as having access to my photography wardrobe closet. Combined value for session and album is -1495.

But that’s not all….

I will also be choosing a SECOND deserving mom for a gifted Motherhood Mini session taking place on Saturday May 5th, 2018 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Winner will be notified by Wednesday May 2nd so they may plan accordingly. Session value -575.

Gifted Session Rules:

-You must nominate someone else.

-You may nominate more than one mother.

-Winner of this session will be chosen by Bellini Portraits.

-Winner grants Bellini Portraits permission to use images in print & social media.

-Custom SessionNominee must live within 40 miles of 02324 and/or willing to drive to our agreed upon location.

-Mini Session Nominee must be available on May 5th in Fairhaven otherwise next person will be chosen.

In the spirit of giving back I humbly ask that you share this with your friends and family to help spread the good word!

All my best!

Stephanie

xoxo


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I’m not sure why I bother with new years resolutions….

It’s February 19th and my “blogging at least once per week” has not been even remotely successful since my last on December 29th. I have so many beautiful sessions to share that i just need to buckle down and get the images prepared because I am really very excited for you to experience even a taste of what these evenings gave us.  The energy, the sunsets, the tides, the moon rises….it all just fills me up with such gratitude on so many levels.  I am jumping around quite and instead of heading back to 2016 to finish up what has yet to be journaled here, I am going to take a more recent step back to this past summer.  I photographed these girls about 4 years ago and was so happy to get the chance to see them again, more grown up, outgoing and playful.  The evening could not have been more beautiful–a welcomed change after being rained out twice prior.  I’m sharing as it’s definitely one of my favorites from 2017 and I hope you love it too! 

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