Brimfield, Massachusetts Engagement & Graduation Session {Things to do in Brimfield}

I am SO excited to share these with you all! Back in November I ventured west into Brimfield at Brimfield State Forrest to for another photo shoot with Jessie & Chris. I met Jessie at a bridal fair awhile back and we connected right away. These two had not one, not two but three sessions with us before their big day (the more the merrier!) and we can’t wait to document their rustic wedding this fall!

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This photo shoot was for a special occasion- Jessie graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Social Work and Chris graduated with his journeyman licensing program at Porter & Chester. These two also bought their first home this year so its a big wonderful & exciting year for them 🙂 Congratulations on all the big things happening this year Jessie & Chris!

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The plan was to take photos of them in their caps & gowns, but once I saw the pretty trees I couldn’t resist getting some of them in regular clothes too. I could seriously photograph these two all day! They are so much fun to hangout with and we always end up laughing together.

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Plus, they are super adorable. I mean come on. Look at these. so. much. love.

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Jessie decorated her cap! I always wanted to decorate my cap when I graduated because I love to craft and adore the details, but truth be told time caught up with me and I never did. So now when I see a beautifully decorated cap I just enjoy its beauty. Last year when I photographed a client’s graduation from Suffolk University, I had so much fun checking out (and taking photos of) the creative caps. One was decorated like a pineapple. Anyways… back to Jessie and Chris 😉

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I am so happy these two did this photo shoot. Graduating is such a huge accomplishment! School takes sacrifice with all the time studying, sacrificing time away from friends, family and loved ones and a big financial sacrifice. Its no secret how hard yet how rewarding it is and once you have a degree or certificate no one can take that away from you. Its a huge season of your life and when you finish, it should be celebrated 🙂

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Personally, the only photo I have of myself in my cap & gown from college is the one the school took of me shaking the Dean’s hand when getting my diploma (which by the way really isn’t your diploma, its just a placeholder piece of paper since Worcester State University mails them out months later). I have several cell photo photos but if I could go back I would have gotten professional photos since I don’t plan on going back to school and its such a big moment!

I love that Jessie & Chris were in school at the same time cheering each other on.

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Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot
Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot
Graduation Photos, Boston Graduate, Springfield Engagement Session, Springfield Wedding Photographer, Fall Engagement Session, Brimfield State Forrest Photo Shoot

I love exploring new locations and will definitely be back in Brimfield to hike or finally go to the Brimfield Antique Fair 🙂 If you are planning a day trip or photo shoot to Brimfield, Massachusetts, here are a few local things to do afterwards:

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Things to do In Brimfield, MA

Dean Pond Recreation Area: Enjoy the pond and go for a swim! There are also trails here and a gazebo for some shade.

Cook’s Orchard: Fresh fruit tastes SO much better than imported fruit you would find at a grocery store. ]

Brimfield State Forrest: This is where this awesome photo shoot took place. Its really pretty, and a great place to go hiking, a relaxing walk or a picnic. Have dogs? Great news, Brimfield State Forrest is dog friendly!

The Brimfield Antique Fair : Looking for rustic home decor or a new piece of furniture? The 2019 dates are May 14-19, July 9-14, and September 3-8th

Hope you enjoy this session & tips for things to do in Brimfield!

x Kayla

Want to know more about Kayla? Follow her and her husband Chris’s adventures: http://instagram.com/brightlightsimagery

Bright Lights Imagery is a fine art photography & videography studio. Bright Lights Imagery serves clients all over New England and Worldwide (we love destination weddings!). Kayla specializes is photography for newborns, boudoir, and weddings (but also photographs head shots, families, cake smash session, high school seniors and more!) and her husband Chis leads their videography team. The photography studio is located in Whitinsville, MA close to Boston and only 20 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island and 20 minutes from Worcester, MA.

Andy + Rachael // Married // Plymouth, MA + New England Wedding Photographer

On April 8th, 2017 Andy + Rachael tied the knot! The pair’s connection was so clear and I had such a great time checking out a new location!  If you are looking for an AMAZING spa experience, I highly recommend the Mirbeau Inn + Spa in Plymouth.  After getting ready at the spa, a first look and photos, the couple + wedding party Pinehills Golf + Country Club, also in Plymouth, to tie the knot! It was a joy to  second shooting again with Angela Greenlaw Brodeur.Rachael + Andy choose to do a first look. (For those of you who don’t know, a first look is when the bride + groom have a private, intimate moment to see each other for the first time before the ceremony. Many couples choose to do this nowadays so they can do their photos before the ceremony + enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. Their reactions are priceless + it is so clear how in love they are 🙂 

Enjoy this sweet gallery!

Rachael + Andy: It was an honor to be a part of your special day!

// Bright Lights Imagery is a Boutique Photography Experience // Wedding + Portrait Photographer //  Whitinsville, Massachusetts based, but frequently travels throughout New England + Worldwide for Destination weddings. // Boston, Providence, Fall River, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Burlington, and more

Malika’s Newborn Photos // Milford Massachusetts Newborn Photographer// Natural Light Fine Art Newborn Photography

Meet Malika! She is such a sweet little one- look at all that hair! I loved hanging with her and her momma at the studio. Even at a young age, this little girl is so aware of her surroundings! Enjoy the purple, cream, and green color scheme of her photos! We love to customize each session for our clients and will often buy new props just for your session to customize it just for you! If you or a friend is expecting, contact us now (link below) to book your shoot- spots are filling up for May-June and there are only a few dates left (so grab em while you can)! I also offer free baby registry programs + gift certificates- the perfect gift for moms-to-be. Hope you all enjoy this gallery as much as I did!  Bright Lights Imagery is available for all types of photography! Contact us here to schedule your shoot or for more info 🙂

My Whitinsville studio is located conveniently close to rt 146, 290, and 495 and more. Past clients are from: Grafton, Boston, Netwon, Westborough, Southborough, Northbridge, Douglas, Oxford, Millbury, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Framingham, Ashland, Natic, Wellsley, Welsley Hills, Chelmsford, Billerica, Westford, Littleton, and more! I also travel to client’s homes for lifestyle sessions as well and love to venture to the great outdoors for portraits!

Stef’s Winter Photoshoot // Grafton Portrait Photographer

Meet Stef. I have the honor of knowing this gorgeous girl for over a decade.  She rocked her winter session and even brought her dog to join in the fun! For those of you with pets: I love when clients bring their furry friend to the session- they are family after all 🙂 Enjoy this white winter wooded session!   If you want to capture the winter before spring comes, reach out to me about winter portrait specials! http://Brightlightsimagery.com/portraits

X Kayla Marie

Ezra Turns One! // Worcester Portrait + Baby Photographer // Bright Lights Imagery Studio

The first 365 days of life- such a milestone! I love seeing babies I’ve known since they were newborns grow, change + transform. Its a blessing to be a special part of my client’s lives by capturing their sweet little ones.  Meet Ezra-  he’s the sweetest little man! I promise your heart will melt if you check out the photos below!

Look at those lashes! He’s a ham!

All photos above were taken at my Whitinsville studio located conveniently close to rt 146, 290, and 495 and more. Past clients are from: Grafton, Boston, Netwon, Westborough, Southborough, Northbridge, Douglas, Oxford, Millbury, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Framingham, Ashland, Natic, Wellsley, Welsley Hills, Chelmsford, Billerica, Westford, Littleton, and more! I also travel to client’s homes for lifestyle sessions as well and love to venture to the great outdoors for portraits!

x Kayla Maire

Owner + Lead Photographer

Baby Alison // Westford Studio + Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Alison came by the studio. Here is a sneak peak for you all 🙂 Oh, I just love how peaceful sleepy babies are #swoon! If you know of someone who is pregnant and are interested in newborn photography, contact me here. In order to give my clients a boutique experience, I take a limited number of newborns and spots are filling up quick!

 Our studio is filled with beautiful props to enhance the session for your little one. We have several blankets, wraps, hats, and headbands to customize based on your colors and style. The Whitinsville studio is conveniently close to rt 146, 290, 495 and more. Past clients are from: Grafton, Boston, Netwon, Westborough, Southborough, Northbridge, Douglas, Oxford, Millbury, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Framingham, Ashland, Natic, Wellsley, Welsley Hills, Chelmsford, Billerica, Westford, Littleton, and more! I also travel to client’s homes for lifestyle newborn sessions as well!

x Kayla Maire

Owner + Lead Photographer