In-Home Family Session in Melrose | Boston Family Photographer

 
A Melrose, Massachusetts family sitting on the front steps of their home. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.

The moment we walked into this house, which we’ve lived in for two years, it felt like home. We had been searching in the Greater Boston area for some time and we walked into all kinds of houses—tiny, dark, and haunted seemed to be what we were destined for. But then we found this one and fell in love!

“Swing me!” On the quiet street of their new home in Melrose. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.
Coolest kid on the block in Melrose! In-home family photography with Joy LeDuc. Boston and beyond.

So when this family asked me to take their photos in their new home, I was so happy and excited to help them document their early days in this new and important part of their family’s story.

Happy toddler boy at the breakfast table in Melrose. Boston family photographer. Natural light, candid portraits.

As a family photographer, there are few things I love more than capturing a part of a family’s history that I know will evoke so many stories and memories for years and years to come.

Having fun in the back yard at their new home in Melrose. In-home Boston family photographer.
Flying into mom’s arms! Melrose family photography. Greater Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.
Goofy kiddo time! Boston toddler photographer. In-home family portraits. Massachusetts, New England.

This home is such a beautiful one, with classic beauty and natural warmth. It’s one of those places in which you can envision all of the life that will take place between its walls. So much laughter, so many meals, Christmas mornings, and first days of school.

A sunny Sunday morning in their new home in Melrose, Massachusetts. Boston family portraits by Joy LeDuc.
Playing, Cheerios in hand, during an in-home family photo shoot in Melrose. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc. Natural light portraits.

And so many sweet story times. These quiet moments are some of my favorites.

Quiet and reading books during in-home family photography session in Melrose, MA.
Mom, dad, toddler boy, and dog reading books in the nursery. In-home family photography in Melrose. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.
Having a snack and reading books during an in-home family photography session in Melrose. Boston family photographer, lifestyle photography, candid photos.

One of the greatest thing about in-home sessions is that it’s easy for pets to be involved. This beauty wanted to be in all of the photos and she was just such a good girl! I wish she could come to all of my photo sessions.

Family pets included in family photos. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.
Pets are always welcome during in-home family sessions! Melrose at-home lifestyle photos. Boston family photographer.
Sweet pit bull in Boston family photographs. Melrose family photography with Joy LeDuc.

With in-home family sessions, I always like to start with the more formal photos and end on a more casual note.

Toddler boy grabbing a snack during in-home lifestyle session. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc.

Which also means there’s time for a snack if someone needs one.

Toddler boy and family dog grabbing a snack during their in-home session in Melrose. Boston family photographer Joy LeDuc. At-home lifestyle photographs.

We ended this session with everyone snuggling in bed together and it couldn’t have been a more perfect way to bring the photo shoot to a close.

Snuggling in bed with mom and dad! Candid Boston family photography. Lifestyle photographer Joy LeDuc.

Thank you so much to this beautiful family for allowing me to document a cozy winter morning in their new home!