S Family Sneak Peek | {Sudbury, MA Family & Child Photographer}

December 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I had such a wonderful time with the beautiful S Family this past weekend!  The adult kids planned this portrait session to surprise their mom and it was so much fun being part of the excitement!  I've been lucky enough to know this family for years first when Miss P. taught my eldest at preschool and then was honored to be Erin & Brian's wedding photographer on their special day.  It was so much fun to see everyone again for a family portrait session, such a sweet and thoughtful gift!  I still can't get over those two adorable sisters and their stunning eyes!  I am so excited to share the entire gallery with them soon!

W Family Maternity Portraits Sneak Peek | {Northbridge, MA Maternity Photographer}

December 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I had such a wonderful time with this beautiful couple taking maternity portraits in their stunning backyard!  Our session was so much fun and their pups were sweet.  Such a gorgeous mom and dad to be!


Publick House Breakfast with Santa 2017 | {Sturbridge, MA Family Photographer}

December 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I simply adore our family tradition of having breakfast with Santa each year at the Publick House!  This tradition started four years ago as we went to visit the location before a wedding for a beautiful couple, Erin & Brian, and ever since we can't resist going back each year.  Santa walks around and sits at each table, Aiden was positive this year he spent the most time at ours, and at the end of the meal the kids deliver their letters to Santa, take a portrait with him, and get yummy cookies!  It is Christmas magic all wrapped up in a yummy breakfast and smiles - simply love it!



Okay, time to stop reading the blog post so you think my children are well behaved always.  Do not scroll down! :)

Deirdre Rakus Photography Studio Grand Opening!!!! | {Grafton, MA Photographer}

December 01, 2017  •  1 Comment

I am beyond excited to share that I officially am opening a studio space in Grafton, MA right on the historic Grafton Common! 

I have dreamed of having my own studio for as long as I can remember and just feel like pinching myself that this is my new studio and office!  This space was lovingly designed and set up with the help of my amazing Aunt Margaret, my sweet kiddos and my incredible husband and love, Sebastian, who never let me give up on my dream. 

A huge thank you also goes to my amazing clients, family and friends who have always supported my work, I'm sure many of you will recognize your beautiful portraits hanging on the walls. 

I hope you will come by to visit soon!  I'm right around the corner from Grafton Country Store and Cones on the Common and neighbors with Eyelashes by Ellen!  


My sweet best friend, Kacey, got me this sign when I first got keys to this space!  'Make a wish... then, go make it happen' Means the world to me!

F Family Newborn Session | {Attleboro, MA Newborn Photographer}

November 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I had such a lovely time this past weekend taking portraits of this handsome little prince!  He was such a sweet little guy who loved being wrapped up, he even already has a love of books and baseball like his parents.  I simply adore his beautiful head of hair - such a sweet boy!  Here is a little sneak peek, I am so looking forward to sharing more portraits with his mom & dad soon!