I first met the fabulous Houle clan last spring when photographing Meghan and Michael’s gorgeous Boston wedding, and this year they bestowed me with the honor of photographing their group of 14, ranging in age from 3-90 and representing four generations! The Houles are not only fun and easy to work with, but they also understand the importance of recording moments in time, of printing those memories, and filling their home with photographs. I was struck by how much bigger the four children were since the wedding last April and it reminded me how quickly time can sail by. The photo session was a 90th birthday gift to their mother/grandmother/great-grandmother, Eleanor. I’ll be blogging later this week about the wonderful meaning of this gift.
Family members traveled from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and various parts of Connecticut to our photo session at the beautiful Waveny Park in New Canaan. We found a perfect secret garden on the property–full of pathways, benches, gazebos, and brick walls. They fit the photo session into a weekend already packed with a 3rd birthday party and Palm Sunday mass. It wasn’t easy to get everyone motivated, dressed (in beautiful color coordination of navy and coral), and to the park on time, but they did it! I was impressed. Houle family, I loved seeing you all again–you have a wonderful spirit and camaraderie and I’m so happy that Eleanor loved her gift.