Pixel Dreams Blog | Andre Toro Photography

Yay! Congrats! You've made your mind, you're booking your Spring photo session. Love it. Now the next step is to find gorgeous outfits that work great during the Spring season. Styling is so important, it can make or break how you feel about your portraits. A happy loving family at an epic location with random outfits won't make justice to the poetic magic that can be created with a wardrobe that enhances the photoshoot mood. 

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Spring is THE season for outdoor family photography, yet it's not the season that is top of mind for most families. Parents usually start thinking about family photos around Fall, the reason behind it is Holiday Cards. And that's lovely! because Fall is definitely a gorgeous season to capture a family's essence yet there is something magical about Spring. Today I'll walk you through the magic behind a Spring family photo shoot. You might end up changing teams and rooting for Spring as THE season for family photos!

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The definition of 'enough' time is a very personal one. For some families enough might seem a week yet for others it is months in advance. Today I'll share the point of view of a professional photographer. We'll dig into all the benefits of not rushing it and the delight of having enough planning time, specially if you have little kids! In a nutshell, 4-6 weeks is a sweet spot (in therms of time needed for planning and styling) yet it might be super late to book photographers who book 6-8 months out (as reference, my beach sessions are almost sold out, and I'll release Fall photo session dates in February). Let's dig into this time topic.

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Happy New Year!!! We made it to 2021. Our minds are full of hope, our hearts love our kids more than ever, and our souls are craving connection and joy. May this year bring happiness and infinite gratitude towards the small things in life, that hug will mean more than everything. With the new year I set new goals that align to my heart and purpose... which is storytelling and capturing candid moments. Connection and raw candid love will be at the center of every business decision in 2021. Keep reading to find everything about Family Sessions :)

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Yay! 2021 is around the corner and I couldn't be more excited to create magic in the most breathtaking locations. In my home town Boston, every season has its charm and in 2021 I'm optimistic that we will be able to celebrate and embrace EVERY season. ATP will also be traveling this year (yay!), I'll keep this blog up to date with all available destinations. 

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We're in an era that moms crave to remember all the little details of their kids, technology is available 24×7, and we're always snapping photos of our kids with our phones.

What's missing from this interaction is that we — moms — are barely in the frame, let alone as a family of 4 (my case!). That's when a family photo session with a professional becomes something to crave for. Here are a few reasons why you should have it fulfilled.

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When Carolina reached out to me to ask whether I would photograph her baby's birth, I could not feel more honored and excited. I had been in the photography business for years yet it was my first time photographing a birth! This is a special moment in a woman's life, and she was asking me to witness and capture it with my camera.

Today, this birth stands as one of the most special moments in my career as a family photographer. Here's my recollection of this special moment. And because I want you to understand what this experience really entails for Mom and baby (and Dad, of course), I've asked Carolina to share her impressions and memories as well.

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Congrats! your baby is about to turn 1 year old! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? I'm sure you can close your eyes and remember the day the baby arrived. All those feelings and excitement with welcoming a baby. You might have been too overwhelmed to schedule a Newborn photo session or you might be a milestone recording mom! Either way a cake smash is a gorgeous second chance to capture a unique milestone. Baby's 1st birthday happens once! 

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There is a difference between photography and editing styles. Here I explain the difference, and why you must understand it to select the photography style you want for your photos.

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Baby girl was born in April, the perfect Spring baby and her Mom, Karla, wanted to have a special, unique memory of this moment.

She decided not only to capture her baby in beautiful portraits, but have candid images of her husband and her first two children as well. Here's Karla and her family's experience with Andre Toro Photography's In Home Newborn photo session.

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