Fundraiser for BEST PTO

It's that time of the year again: summer holidays are over, school is about to start if it hasn't started already, autumn is peeking from behind the corner. 

I like school. I liked school when I was in school. I like school as a parent. It brings routines and normalcy to our lives again. :) This summer has been anything but routines and normalcy for us with our European travels. I do welcome these things back to my life. 

I believe in community and helping out. Giving back if I only can. This is why I'm doing a fundraiser for BEST (Bedford Elementary School Together) PTO. They do amazing work for our elementary schools and I love how much they bring to the schools to make the learning more of an experience, fun, efficient and wholesome. They provide equipment, enrichment programs and bring visitors to the schools. 

I want to support BEST through this fundraiser.  If you book a photography session (family, senior, child, engagement/couples, personal branding, generations, friends etc) between Sep 5th and Sep 17th I will donate $200 per booking to BEST. Please mention the fundraiser when you book your session. 

Let's make this a successful fundraiser for an extremely good cause. 

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Mummy and Me

Of my goodness! These sessions were so much fun! Giggles, out right laughter, running around, kisses, cuddles, being silly, smiles and twinkling eyes. That's what you want when you're taking pictures of mother's and their children together, right?

In terms of weather Mother Nature decided to give us everything from gorgeous sun shine and warmth to outright downpours of rain, gloomy and cold. That' didn't seem to dampen the mood though. I know these pictures will be treasured by these mothers. I know they will be displayed for others to witness the precious love of all of these mothers and their littles and not so littles. 

 
 

Spring session dates are out

This past Tuesday we got more snow here in New England. 12 inches easily in our yard which was completely clear from snow before it. I have to admit that it doesn't feel very spring-y.

However, I'm looking forward and I'm hoping you are too. It's time for spring. It is also time to get those spring family picture sessions booked. Or HS senior sessions if you are a HS junior at the moment.  Or if you've gotten engaged recently it's time for your engagement pictures. What ever your need is I can definitely design a session for you.

Some of the spring session times have started to go already so you need to pick your date and contact me to book yours so that you won't miss out. 

I will be working most of the summer abroad and after June 16th the next available times will be around mid August.  

 

 

Three little cuties - family photo session for Family S. in Concord, MA

Today was a cold blustery day. On a day like this it's nice to think back to summer and the great families I was able to capture on my camera. Family S. was one of them. Such a lovely family! The children stole my heart. Especially little P. What a charmer!

Weather was very fickle during this session. We had pretty much it all. We had very dark and gloomy clouds. We had some rain. It was windy and the sun did pop out from behind the clouds at the end of the session. 

The mother of the family was so kind to write few words about their experience in front of my camera. 

"I am really glad we chose Christina Wilbur to take photos of our family this summer!  My friend recommended Christina after Christina took some precious photos of her daughter."

"I was a bit worried because it was raining as we were driving to Concord for the photo shoot.  While we waited for the rain to stop, Christina suggested we take some photos under a large tree.  The kids were excited to climb in the tree and quickly forgot about the rain.  Of course our 2 year old had to get in the tree like his older siblings!"

 "Luckily the rain let up and we were able to take photos in the garden, in the meadow, on a stone wall, and at the North Bridge.  The kids enjoyed running around as we walked between the spots.  They were really cooperative, presumably because they were having fun."

"Christina was very patient and seemed happy to spend as much time as necessary to get some great shots. "

"After the photo shoot, Christina was very quick to edit the photos and share them with us.  It was easy to download this files and share them with friends and family.  We loved the photos!  Overall, it was a great experience working with Christina."

Thank you so much Mrs. S. for writing about your family photo session experience. I had such a lovely time with you and your family. 

Trees and more trees

Earlier in the summer I had a photoshoot with quite a big family. Parents and five children aging from kindergartener to 8th grader. You can imagine there was no dull moment, lots of action, lots of running around and lots of tree climbing. Yes, you read correctly! 

I'll let the mother of Family S. tell you about the shoot.

"We never had our pictures taken when we got married as young students, so for our 15th wedding anniversary I thought to surprise my husband. I arranged a photoshoot with a professional photographer to take family pictures and to finally get that wedding picture that we missed fifteen years ago."

"I fell in love with Christina Wilbur's pictures and arranged the photoshoot. We took the pictures in a beautiful setting in Concord, MA. Absolutely perfect surrounding for the pictures."

"I told my husband and children that we were going to eat out in a fancy restaurant so they had to dress up. The surprise was total success and my husband was in complete awe when we arrived in the photo shoot location. Only one of our boys was not so enamoured with the idea of pictures and didn't want to come out of the car. We did manage to lure him out in the end and got his spirits up and beautiful pictures."

"The park as a location was spot on for our family. The children love climbing in trees and Christina got great pictures of them in their element."

"In addition we got lovely family pictures as well as the forgotten wedding picture."

"Even though there were lots of models (2 adults and 5 children) and things got a bit crazy at times, the pictures convey real feelings and they were perfect. I can highly recommend Christina to take your family pictures."