Being a photographer isn’t something I always thought I would do, but becoming a parent changes people. When my sons entered this world, I realized time moved a lot faster than I was prepared for it. That meant my sweet little boys grew up into little men before I even realized it – and all those tiny moments were gone in a flash. I spent time photographing them, capturing their chunky hands and toothless smiles and before I knew it, I found my calling: being a family photographer.
My journey as a photographer starts before my boys, however. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico but grew up in Madrid, Spain. As a college student, I met my husband in Mexico and moved to Germany (from where he is from) to continue my studies and to follow and be with him. I learned a new language, a new culture and a lot of new friends and found me photographing all my surroundings almost every day.
We have been lucky enough to have three healthy and wonderful boys who really are growing up too fast (we’re not old enough to have a college student, a junior in high school, and an 8 grader, are we?!). Our family has moved around and created memories all over the world – including Frankfurt, Mexico City, Barcelona and Boston.
We all feel incredibly grateful our lives have allowed us such travels and experiences. When we moved back to Boston, I started to learn more about the photography I loved so dearly through Boston University. Their program allowed me to grow my photography skills and to found my photography business. I became a newborn, child and family photographer specializing in fine art and lifestyle photography. I now serve proudly the Boston Metro West and surrounding areas.
I love to use natural light on my portraitures when it’s possible. I shoot with a Nikon D5 and a D850 and various zoom and prime lenses. My favorite lenses are with no doubt, the Nikon 24mm, 35mm, 85mm and 200mm. Today I live in Dedham, MA with my family and our lovely golden retriever Sascha. My family’s story is full of love, full of life, and full of precious memories. Looking back through our photos, our story is a reminder of how much I love telling stories…
... and I look forward to learning and telling yours!
Helena Goessens is a Dedham, MA. photographer specializing in baby, children and family photography. Serving Norfolk County, Newton, Needham, Dover, Wellesley, Canton, Boston and surrounding communities.