Boston & New England Wedding Photographer Deborah Zoe

Boston & North Shore Wedding Photographer creating timeless imagery for classic New England weddings with a fine art approach.

At Home Newborn Portraits

It's hard to believe that it's been over two years since Jayme and Cory tied the knot at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn. It was such an amazing celebration and remains one of my favorite wedding days to date!! I was thrilled when they contacted me earlier this year to let me know they were expecting a baby girl - I couldn't wait to capture them together as a family of three.

Earlier this fall I met Jayme and Cory at their beautiful home to photograph their newest addition. It was so nice to catch up and have this sweet couple in front of my camera again!! I'm so thankful for clients who trust me to capture their lives long after the wedding day!! What a joy to celebrate life's milestones with photography!! Here are a few of my favorite images from our time together. Congratulations Jayme & Cory!!

Hybrid Session | 5dMarkIII & EOS-1V | Kodak Portra 800 | Processed by The Find Lab

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Cozy At Home Newborn Session on Film

Today is a classic New England snow day!! With the snow coming in we're hunkered down with cookies baked, the fireplace roaring and hot cocoa ready to go. It's also the perfect day to share Pat & Liz's cozy and cuddly family session from earlier this January. You may remember these two from their beautiful summer wedding at Curtis farm almost five years ago!! It hard to believe that!! I still remember their incredible day and I feel so lucky to have been invited to photograph the next phase of their lives together!!

If you haven't guessed, New England is cold during the winter months so when it came time for locations for a newborn session, home seemed like the best choice. Liz and Pat's home is beautifully decorated with thoughtful touches throughout, especially the nursery. It was the perfect backdrop!! We spent a lovely morning together, reminiscing and admiring their sweet, adorable baby boy. 

Pat and Liz are the perfect clients -- they trusted me with whatever suggestions I had to make this session meaningful. I was able to stretch my creative muscles shooting part of the session on film. That combination of freedom of creativity and a trusting relationship with my clients sets my artistic soul ablaze. Thank you Pat & Liz, enjoy some of my favorite images!!

Hybrid Session | Canon 5d Mark III | Canon EOS 1V

Fuji 400, rated 200 | Processed by The Find Lab

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The Best of 2016 : Portraits

Yesterday I kicked off the Best of 2016 series with my favorite floral designs of the year. Today I'm continuing the series with my favorite portrait images of 2016!! My portrait work has slowly evolved over the years as past clients have begun to grow their families and celebrate anniversaries. What started as something I did on the side of weddings, has developed into an integral part of my business. 

Having the opportunity to be invited into the homes and lives of my clients to capture the big and small moments of life is an incredible honor and I deeply value the relationships that have been cultivated as a result. My portrait work has become something incredibly meaningful to me and I hope it has brought great joy to the clients who have trusted me to capture their lives. 

Enjoy some of my favorite portrait images of 2016!!

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5 Reasons To Book A Mini Session

Last week I announced the date for the second annual Mini Session Event!! You can find all the details and sign up here. If you've been considering a Mini Session, read on to learn more about why Mini Sessions may be a great opportunity for you!!

Less Time

Mini Sessions are 20 minutes, perfect for families with little ones or those who may not have time in their busy schedules for a longer session. No need to plan your day around a Mini Session - a 20 minute commitment is all you need!

Up To Date

Mini Sessions are a great way to have up to date portraits of your family or loved ones in a relaxed setting. As Mini Sessions are held yearly, you can easily and affordably stay up to date with your family as they change and grow over the years. 

Affordable

A Mini Session includes your session fee along with the high resolution digital images with personal rights, making it an affordable option to regularly update your family's portraits with a new collection of images each year!

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At Home Newborn Session on Boston's North Shore

As their family has grown, I've been honored to photograph the Policano Family from first baby to now their second. It's been a joy to watch as they've become parents to two darling baby girls. Courtney is one of my oldest and dearest friends -- being able to document this time in life for their family has given me immense joy!!

Courtney is a dream client who trusts my vision (even when it involves overly large floral crowns for babies ;)). I love the creative freedom that brings - I am so appreciative as their photographer to be trusted in that way to document such an important time in their life. 

Earlier this month, we transformed our home into a natural light studio (our house has amazing light!) to photograph their newest addition, Seneca!! Her big sister Emmeline did such a great job sitting for the camera and Seneca stayed asleep just long enough for us to place her in a bed of florals!! Enjoy some of my favorite images from their at home newborn session on Boston's North Shore!! 

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A Family Session at Duxbury Beach

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kate & James at Duxbury Beach, a place where they spend lots of time together as a family. They are lucky to live close by enough for impromtu trips after work or weekend days spent with toes in the sand. Not only did it make for a beautiful setting but it was a place they feel deeply connected too. 

With the sun beginning to rise on a June morning I met with Kate, James their their five little ones for a casual and relaxed family session on the beach. I wanted their session to feel comfortable, approachable and reflect how much love this family shares together. If there was one word I walked away with from this session, it would be love. An abundance of love.

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At Home Newborn and Family Session in Newbury

I've known Jessie and Will since high school, high school sweet hearts -- the couple everyone loved to love. Jessie was fiery and extroverted, Will, a quiet and calming force. Together they were the perfect pair and it was beautiful to watch as their love grew and matured through high school and college, engagement and marriage.

Soon their love multiplied -- First came Audrey, then Oliver then Ellis and now sweet Evelyn. What an honor it has been to bare witness to Will and Jessie's love story, from high school sweethearts to wonderful and joy filled parents. 

Thank you Jessie and Will for asking me to document such a special time in your life as you welcomed your newest addition to the family. I hope these images bring you much joy and serve as a reminder of the beautiful love you share together as a family! 

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Life Captured : Meet the Wiederholtz Family

Last month Jenni contacted me to see if it would be possible to squeeze in a family session while I was up in North Conway photographing the wedding of Abby & Devin. They are close friends with the couple and were in town visiting for the weekend event. Of course I happily agreed and we had the most lovely of days for their session. Not a cloud was in the sky and while it was cold, it was a rather seasonably warm day up in the mountains! Add one of the happiest babies, ever and you have the recipe for one amazing family session!

This family has been through a lot this past year but on that Sunday it was the furthest thing from their mind. They wrapped their around their giggling daughter and stole knowing glances at each other. Jenni and Erik were happy to be together and happy for their healthy and unbelievably happy baby. All the cares of the past year slipped away as they spent the morning huddled together, stealing kisses from their daughter.

Jenni, Erik and Tove, can we do this again?! I had so much fun with you three and hope you enjoy your images as much as I enjoyed taking them! Here's to many more years of a happy, bubbly, little girl and a family full of love!

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We started the morning at North Conway lookout of Mount Washington. We had a perfectly CLEAR day with a full view of the mountain, you could even see the antennas at the observatory. For those of you familiar with the area, you'll know just how rare it is to have a view of Mount Washington without any cloud cover! It was beautiful!

Yay for mom and dad!

After the lookout we headed into downtown North Conway and made at stop at the railroad station.

Internet, meet the happiest baby that ever was!

Once her butt hit the ground she started to giggle uncontrollably and wiggle all around:)

Told you, happiest baby!

Our last stop was a covered bridge on the outskirts of town. The light was just wonderful!

Of course I had to get Jenni and Erik on their own too! (Don't worry, Tove was supervised :-P)

Erik makes Jenni laugh. A lot. :)

I'll end the session with one of my favorites!