Brookside Gardens Family Session - Lucy, Tommy, and Mason by Denise McMahon


I couldn’t be more thankful for my wonderful clients. Obviously I truly would not be able to do this or be able to grow as I am without your incredible support. I am grateful and always so blown away that you guys love my work so much and that you trust me to capture your lives for you. It is a phenomenal feeling, being able to serve you all in such a creative, beautiful way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Gosh, it feels like just yesterday that I shot Lucy and Tommy’s maternity photos in the comfort of their sweet and welcoming home and we were all waiting patiently for Mason to arrive. And now Mason - I can’t believe you’re almost 2! *cue the crying emoticon*

I was so happy that Lucy reached out for fall family portraits and even happier that the weather was not too frigid just yet and that the clouds were in our favor. We met up at Brookside Gardens and had such a fun time together. For the most part haha! I think there were definitely one or two moments where Mason definitely did not want anything to do with being photographed hahaha There is always a moment (or few) where we experience a brief meltdown when the session includes little ones. Honestly, that’s just a given when it comes to working with little ones - roll with the punches, I say! :)

And in case you all wonder, Mason loved Auntie Denise. He gave me a big hug and kiss at the end - no cajoling needed! My heart melted.

September Minis by Denise McMahon

Hey guys!! I’m definitely a bit late on this. I haven’t been focusing as much on blogging this past season but I hope you don’t mind :) I had a few minis earlier this fall. They are a new thing for me! And I literally got both sunny and cloudy weather all in the same day for these sessions haha!

For the time being, I’m not sure how often I will offer minis, maybe one or two dates in the spring and fall/winter. I’d love to set one up at a Christmas tree farm next year. Any interest if I do that next year?! Be sure to let me know so I can take it into consideration when I start planning next year! The location for some of these farms are a bit of a hike (i.e. Lessburg and beyond) so I need some reassurances that I have interest! Tell me you want them!

For now, I hope you got to enjoy the first snow of the year! Crazy how early we started this year, I think it’s way too soon. I have a couple family sessions to look forward to this weekend and I am so excited for them <3