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spring 2012 captured

With the excitement of our new studio opening in the Garden State Plaza and the bunny rush, we’ve fallen a bit behind on weekly pics wednesday… so hopefully this post will make up for lost cuteness! Here are some of our favorite captures from the past few weeks. It’s been a great spring so far! Don’t forget, Easter is Sunday but we have the bunnies for another week. Don’t miss your chance if you haven’t been in already!


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weekly picks wednesday

Our studios are quiet, but we still had some wonderful sessions to share.

Little Brady captured by Amanda in Rockingham



Pretty puppy captured by Crystal in the Atrium

Waiting for baby Jude, captured by Teresa in Westfarms

Genuine joy captured by Marie in Rockingham

Coming soon: Carter! Captured by Ashleigh in Trumbull
Many towns have no school on Monday, so think about booking a session!


weekly picks wednesday

Our main office was closed Monday, so today feels like Wednesday. Sorry to leave you hanging.. hope it was worth the wait! :)

Stylin’ in stripes captured by Jodi at Rockingham

Piggy backs captured by Van in Natick

New baby & daddy captured by Sara Z at Westfarms

Holiday love captured by Emily at Emerald

Little Mrs. Claus captured by Marie at Rockingham

Mother & daughter captured by Tess at the Atrium

More piggy backs captured by Ellen at South Shore


weekly picks wednesday

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend… just a few more holiday portrait sessions are lingering, but it’s definitely slowing down. May everyone have a safe and happy New Year!

Santa baby captured by Tam in South Shore

Under the mistletoe captured by Amanda B at Emerald

New chapter captured by Jen A in Westfarms

Little lady in red captured by Lauren in Natick

Holiday cheer captured by Emily C in Emerald

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weekly picks wednesday

This is it! The last home stretch for holiday portraits. Thank you to everyone who joined the Portrait Simple family this year, and to those who were already members and visited again for the family portrait tradition. We wish you all a very happy holiday week and much love, peace, good health and good fortune in the new year :) As always, enjoy the weekly picks!

Boys in blue captured by Eric at the Atrium

Big brother, little sister captured by Jodi in Rockingham

New year, new baby! Captured by Jenn S at Trumbull

White Christmas captured by Marie at Rockingham

A beautiful bunch captured by Kayte at the Atrium

Cozy baby captured by Marisa at the Atrium


weekly picks wednesday

As you know, we’ve been selecting our favorite released images taken each week and sharing them with you here. The busier we get, the harder it is to pick just a few great images in each studio! Please excuse the number of images; we hope it’s worth the load time :)

Brand new baby captured by Dawn at Eastview

Who would think of shorts for holiday pictures? But these came out ADORABLE! Cute little trend-setters captured by Cassie in South Shore

Brother, sister, and best friend captured by Tess at the Atrium

Holiday spirit captured by Sara Z at Westfarms

Raining presents captured by Vanessa in Warwick

Silly sisters captured by Samantha in Natick

Happy family captured by Jaime in Trumbull

A princess and her puppy captured by Dawn at Eastview

Pretty in pink captured by Jessica at Emerald Square

Love birds captured by Thomas at the Atrium

Ho ho ho! Captured by Rebecca at Rockingham

Elf baby captured by Meghanne at Emerald (hat provided by Portrait Simple)
It’s not too late for holiday cards! Orders arrive in-home about 7 business days after you order them (sometimes quicker, depending on what day of the week the cards are ordered). If you haven’t made your appointment, call tonight!


in celebration of moms

This year, instead of just one day, we set aside the entire month of May for Moms. We’re giving all Rewards Member Mothers a free portrait keychain with ANY purchase, so there’s just a few more days if you haven’t gotten yours already!

As we wrap up the month, we’d like to share some of our favorite Mom portraits of 2011 so far. Although most of us grown-ups aren’t fond of being in front of a camera, we still encourage mothers to get in for just a few shots. You may not want to now, but when your kids grow up, those are memories they will treasure forever. Most of us have plenty of our own baby pictures at hand, but not nearly as many pictures with our parents during those early years. But those few pictures are so important because they bring us back to that feeling of seeing the world through new eyes and having this hero to guide and protect us, reminding us of all the sacrifices our parents made to bring us where we are today. So, Moms (and Dads): next time you bring your kids in to the studio, don’t be so afraid of the camera and get in there for a few portraits. Your kids will thank you one day!

“The mother is everything – she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness.” — Kahlil Gibran
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” -Marion G. Garretty
“Without you by my side,
I never could survive
I wouldn’t be the woman
standing here before your eyes
you taught me strength
and you gave me guidance
whenever faith was lost
you were there to find it”

-from “Mother” by Ashanti
“And even when the times
got hard you were there
To let us know
that we’d get through
you showed me how
to be a man
You taught me how
to understand
the things people do”

-from “Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” -Cardinal Mermillod
“You showed me how to love
You showed me how to care
And you showed me that you would always be there
I wanna thank you for that time
And I’m proud to say you’re mine”

-from “The Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys
“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” -Wilma Rudolph, born with polio and winner of 3 Gold Medals in the 1960 Olympics
“A mother understands what a child does not say.” -Jewish Proverb
“My Mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I attribute all my success in my life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” -George Washington
“You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.” -Unknown
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” -Tenneva Jordan
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” -Unknown