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See the latest images from Anna-Liisa Nixon Photography, a Westport, Connecticut documentary / lifestyle family photographer.

An Evening with the Sanford Family

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Evenings can be so tough for parents, whether you are dealing with tired babies, cranky toddlers, or amped up kids. But they can also be a wonderful time to capture your family’s pure love and personalities. While you’re focused on getting homework done, getting dinner on the table, getting kids clean and ready for bed, I make images of your hard work and your deep love for each other that shines through the exasperation and exhaustion, and you walk away with a photographic time capsule of this crazy stage of life.

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Snow Day in Westport, CT

On Monday night, we got the news via text, call, tweet, etc. School was closed the next day due to the impending snow storm. It was a far cry from my memories of waking up in the morning and listening to the radio announcer list all towns in alphabetical order and FINALLY getting to Westport. Other than that, my kids’ first snow day was pretty much the same as I remember ours being. Sledding (on the same sled I used as a kid), snow angels, hot chocolate, lots of wet clothes, and lots of TV time.

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Winter Beach Adventure

On a recent freezing Sunday afternoon when my daughters were bouncing off the walls and doing everything they could to dive my son crazy, I decided I needed to get them out of the house. We bundled up and drove down to the beach. The girls played on the playground, ran around in the sand at the water’s edge, climbed on the jetty, and watched the sky and light turn gorgeous colors as the sun set. We went home with a little less energy and a little more appreciation for nature’s beauty.

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