Léa Jones
New England Family Photographer

Category: families

A few film frames at Martha’s Vineyard

I got a couple of rolls film back, and I just want to share a few faves.  (portra 400). an di am pretty pleased with this double exposure.

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Pumpkin or on the subject of light and color

Wanted to  share a few thoughts on how I create some of my favorite images.

My dad gave this giant pumpkin when he was visiting last week.  Of course Dyllon is in love with it.

Seeing how much he loved it, I decided to do a little photoshoot.  I was heading out to the yard to do a photoshoot on the front lawn because I like the look of our New England home.  As headed I out, I noticed the light on the porch door and I did my shoot just there. Light makes these photos.  my door porch is the ugliest thing around, and i won’t even tell you how much mess there is inside that porch. Light is the number one element of a photo.  I always look for light before anything else.  It pains me to take photos when the light is not interesting.  sometimes you have to, but it is hard.

I also look at colours, and so before heading out I quickly made him change in a color that would work with orange (I think he was wearing red and that would not have worked with the pumpkin), so the nearest blue shirt I could find was just fine.  I usually don’t overdue the clothes, I just try to make the colours work with whatever I have in mind.  Blue of course works great with orange.

The door framed him perfectly .  I always try to put my subject in shape,
and there you have it, one of my favourite series of the fall.

These elements rarely all come together, sometimes I just have light, sometimes just color and sometimes just my composition or framing, I always try to have at least two of these elements, and the main one is light.

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xo,

Léa

Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard

Thought I’d share a few photos of this lovely place in Martha’s Vineyard.  I have taken photos this week but was also sick with a cold (finally getting over it today!) and I am not up to culling the photos, but I managed to go through today’s photos.  We finally got to have some lobster and the boys loved it.  Menemsha is the quaintest little fishing town on the west side of Martha’s Vineyard.  So blessed to spend a few days in this beautiful place.
I went out alone in the morning and then I came back with the family for some Lobster.

 

 

Bon Appétit

xo

Into Something Better – Martha’s Vineyard

I am finally taking some time to share photos with you in this space.  I was so sorry I missed the last instalments of Into Something Better.  My internet connection in France was terrible, and I was far too busy visiting with my family to spend time online.

I have been back in the USA for two weeks and it has been a whirlwind of busy-ness, getting the homeschool schedule off to a good start, being sick (4 of us!), and it even included  a trip to the ER for a chopped finger. Everything is well and we are all healing, but finding time to get out with the kids has been super hard.

We are heading out to Martha’s Vineyard next week, so I thought it would be a good time to share last year’s freelensed photos form Martha’s Vineyard.  I freelensed with the Helios back then, and I love the way the blur renders, I think I need to dig that lens out again 🙂

Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver

I thought the earth remembered me,
She took me back so tenderly
Arranging her skirts
Her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before
A stone on the riverbed,
Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars,
But my thoughts.
And they floated light as moths
Among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
Breathing around me.
The insects and the birds
Who do their work in darkness.
All night I rose and fell,
As if water, grappling with luminous doom.
By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times
Into something better.

 

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Please follow this blog circle along to see some beautiful light and freelensing in France with Nadia

Until next moth,
xo,

Léa

The Cove, Trearddur Bay

Yesterday we longed for a quiet day.

After a nice visit with Nana in the morning (who is recovering well), we decided we would do short outing to The Cove down the road from Nana’s house. We only planned to do some crab fishing, look for starfish and check out the secret cave ( a cave grandad drew a map to about 10 years ago for Noa and Sandy).
Our outing ended up being longer than expected and the water looked so welcoming that some of us left our clothes behind and jumped in.

Into Something Better: Clynnog-fawr, Wales

 

Hi friends,

Time for our second instalment of Into Something Better, a blog circle from mamas around the world who share their experience in the outdoors and document it with their lens detached from the camera body.

This month I am camping in Wales, and it’s absolutely fabulous, we are loving every minute of it.  We were on a farm for a few days, and I know  the images will speak for themselves.  Dyllon has taken a special love for the chickens. After two days he was cuddling them all.

Please follow the circle to Cindy when you reach the end of this post.

Sleeping In The Forest
by Mary Oliver
I thought the earth remembered me,
She took me back so tenderly
Arranging her skirts
Her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before
A stone on the riverbed,
Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars,
But my thoughts.
And they floated light as moths
Among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
Breathing around me.
The insects and the birds
Who do their work in darkness.
All night I rose and fell,
As if water, grappling with luminous doom.
By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times
Into something better.

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please follow the blog circle and visit Cindy Cavanagh ‘s blog,  a super talented photographer in Sydney Australia.

xxx

Léa

Our day in Trawsfynydd, North Wales

I said I would blog as I go along, so today is my first post.  Huge photo dump since I have a little bit of time with WiFi tonight.

We arrived our Cabin (Cae Adda, in Snowdonia, North Wales) at 11pm, after a very long trip from Beauvais in France.   We were exhausted and laid down on little sleeping mats and fell asleep.
We woke up and explored the beautiful site, then headed to town for a tea, milk and the essentials to make it through the day: english sausages.

Here is the story in images.  I think they will tell you about our day much better than my words.  We kept ourselves busy between real Welsh weather.  The clouds and the sun play hide and seek all day long and it gives amazing light!

PS:  do you know what a caterpillar party is? It is when my kids wrap themselves in their sleeping bags when they are cold and start acting silly.  We have had too many of them by now.

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Gloucester Beach, Massachusetts

For the first time we made it to a Massachusetts beach in the summer.  The water was the same temperature as in North Wales, but warmed up nicely as the tide went out.

I played with my new underwater case on my little X70 fuji camera.

We had a lovely day.  thank you Carri and Kate.

 

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Baby J

This little boy was just a few days old when I came into his family’s home to do a session.  I really enjoyed all the love in this session.

 

 

Little girls in Paris

they let me take photos of their beautiful family in Paris.  These were all shot on film.

 


 

 

ava

I am back home in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  I photographed sweet 7 day old Ava while I was in France.  I love the simplicity of these mama & me photos. ava-4683-2ava-4581 ava-4633 ava-4682 ava-4686 ava-4647  ava-4711-2 ava-4726-2