Boston Baby Photos Blog » photos by Jessica McDaniel

Trains, trains, trains

Fun game! If you see the smallest brother in the photo, you can play a fun little game of find the train :) He was in the mood to hold on to Thomas the Tank Engine during the photos, and why not? He’s holding on tight to him in every single photo.

I adore this of the three of them most of all:

Wonderful to see you guys as always! I feel like we need to update your family retrospective video to include these. Or we’ll just think of these as the first installment in the next video we can make for you guys in a few more years. ;)

 

Two strong, fun, incredible girls

Look at these sweet girls! They’re five months old now, and they’re doing so well. They were born teenie tiny preemies, and they’ve spent these last five months being fabulous, getting stronger and grinning.

It’s always my little challenge to myself when I photograph twins to see if I can learn which twin is which during the hour I spend with a family, and then really get those names/faces into my head so that a couple of weeks later when I’m deep into editing their photos, those names look like those faces. OK, be honest… you have to tell me, did I remember right?

On the left we have Ms. J and on the right it’s V… how’d I do?

And then they’ve switched places in this one, V on the left and J on the right…

You got me on this one ;)

Ms. J…

Ms. V…

Daddy and V:

A big grin from J:

Mama holding V, Daddy with J:

And then V enjoying her mobile:

And Daddy giving J her end-of-photoshoot bottle:

It was just wonderful to meet you! Thanks so much for having me.

This incredible boy

This is always one of my favorite photoshoots of the year. I know I’m not supposed to have favorites, but I’ve been seeing sweet J since he was 15 months old – just months after his heart transplant, and we’ve done one shoot a year since then, so this was his eighth shoot. And what an eight year old! He’s got a ton of energy, still loves the swings, cracks his parents up with his antics, and is doing really well with school. He’s mastered the stairs in his new house, and is just an all-around amazing kid. I always leave with a huge smile on my face after spending time with these guys.

Wonderful to see you and sweet old Rocky as always!

Six photoshoots in five years

This is #8 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

I got to meet these guys five years ago because their cousins had been doing photos with me for a few years already at that point, and they wanted in on the fun. I’ve adored watching them grow.

And without further ado, here’s a 3 1/2 minute video of Brady, Nora and Finn’s family with photos from six photoshoots over the last five years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)

Meetcha at the beach!

Met these three cuties at their beach house a week or two ago – and we had such a fantastic time. And I had to post these in color. I know you guys have heard me tell my color vs. b&w story a zillion times (if you haven’t it’s about 3/4 of the way down this page), but this be bright beachy photoshoot just screamed color to me.

These boys have such fun together – I always love the energy and fun vibe at their house. I loved getting a chance to hang out with them while they splashed in the waves.

Even though it was high tide, we still found ways to have fun and play.

Really fun to hang out with you guys as always!

Seven photoshoots in the last decade

This is #7 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

I met this wonderful family ten summers ago, before I was a mama, when I’d been a baby photographer for just one year. They’ve grown up with Boston Baby Photos. What fun!

And without further ado, here’s a 3 1/2 minute video of Eliza, Joseph and Patrick’s family with photos from seven photoshoots over the last ten years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)

Lois Luber - September 24, 2014 - 11:01 am

Great job! Captured well
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Catching dragonflies and ziplining

I love meeting new families! So often I get to go back and see children grow year after year – but it’s a really fun change of pace to get a chance to jump in and meet a pair of kiddos for the first time when they’re a bit older: already running around catching dragonflies and zooming along on their zipline.

So here, without further ado, is 7 1/2 year old R and 5 year old M with their super-fun parents:

 

Wonderful to meet you guys!

Two fine young swordsmen

I’ve been taking pictures of these two fine young swordsmen since they were babes in arms (wee newborns, both of them!) and I just adore getting a chance to see how they’re growing and getting more amazing every time.

It was – all swords – all the time – for these guys this visit.

I truly love swords. Really couldn’t be cuter.

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See ya, guys! Keep on dueling – because that rocked.

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6 month old cutie patootie

Oh we had fun! I loved coming back to see this sweet girl for her 6 month pictures – feels like yesterday we did her newborn pictures (she’s doing my baby’s first year package – yay).

She loves looking at herself in the mirror:

Making funny faces with mama:

And just all around being pretty stinkin’ cute:

Sophie the giraffe made an appearance, of course…

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Oh, and her daddy said her little noises sounded like a goat when she was really little – and the nickname stuck. Here she nibbling on her very own goat :)

Look at that balance!

So fun to see you guys!

 

Nonno - August 13, 2014 - 9:31 am

These photos are just amazing. You really capture the love joe and Karen have for their darling Avery. Her Nonno loves them!
Nonno a/k/a Peter Belmonte

Matt Renzullo - August 13, 2014 - 11:26 am

So cute guys!

Honey - August 13, 2014 - 12:07 pm

What a beautiful family! Words can never express the true beauty and love these pictures convey.

thomas G Verzone - August 13, 2014 - 12:53 pm

So Cute I’m so Happy for you guys. A Beautiful Family

Thai Verzone - August 13, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Super Cute! Wonderful photo!!! She’s growing so fast

Tonio - August 13, 2014 - 3:59 pm

She looks like she is levitating in the last photo…so happy and balanced! I love it.

Aunt Dee - August 13, 2014 - 6:15 pm

She is just adorable, and Mom and Dad look great as well. The pictures are wonderful. Love them.

Katharine Keleghan - August 13, 2014 - 8:22 pm

These pics are great!! I love the one where Avery and Karen are making funny faces!! So cute!

Paula Chetkauskas - August 13, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Hi guys! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the baby, what a sweetie.

Six months have flown by so fast,it looks like you are all doing fine. Love, Paula

John Belmonte - August 14, 2014 - 10:14 am

Fantastic photographs. Avery is so beautiful and growing up so fast. What a great family.

Lindsay Renzullo - August 14, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Such a beautiful little baby!! Great photos;)

Three weeks and just adorable

Look at these sweet eyes! Loved meeting this little guy last weekend. Just dreamy.

this next one is just so hilariously sad – life sure does change for pups when babies arrive…

Jess Holden - August 5, 2014 - 5:48 am

Beautiful pictures, Cara. Your poor dog!

Liza Hays - August 5, 2014 - 6:00 am

Love these! You guys, Tucker, and little J are all so adorable!!

Ann - August 5, 2014 - 6:14 am

So cute! The first and the third to last are my favorites!

Ramsey Hassan - August 5, 2014 - 6:46 am

Cutest baby of all time! All the best

Glenn - August 5, 2014 - 7:01 am

Just too darn cute!

Sara - August 5, 2014 - 7:14 am

Love these photos!

Kirk - August 5, 2014 - 7:20 am

Awesome pics, Cara!!! Pup and baby will be fast friends.

Heather Panahi - August 5, 2014 - 7:34 am

You all look gorgeous! And little Jonah has quite the personality already!

Blair - August 5, 2014 - 8:02 am

Cara!! I can’t believe he’s here! He’s so beautiful wishing you nothing but the best!

HUNTER - August 5, 2014 - 8:03 am

Damn my second cousin is cute!

James O'Connor - August 5, 2014 - 8:11 am

This baby is in the top tier of babies that i’ve met.

Joel - August 5, 2014 - 8:17 am

Hot damn if that wee bairn ain’t cute as a muffin

Lia - August 5, 2014 - 8:27 am

What a happy family! Love these pics!

Maggie - August 5, 2014 - 8:30 am

So happy for you both! And I didn’t realize baby pictures were this cool. Gone are the days of the blue screen at Sears.

Mary Beth - August 5, 2014 - 9:08 am

He’s adorable! Congrats!!!

Keith - August 5, 2014 - 9:45 am

Wow. He looks so much like his Uncle.

Jessica - August 5, 2014 - 10:16 am

These are great! Love that your fun personalities are captured and they aren’t just boring snapshots.

Kelly - August 5, 2014 - 10:29 am

Such a cute little yawn, and I love how he looks at you two. Now give tucker some kisses! :)

Kim Dehal - August 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Hilariously sad photo . . . Too funny. Congratulations on a great little baby! Don’t forget about his older brother Tucker!

Sherri Geller - August 5, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Whay gorgeous photos!!

Giselle Winchester - August 5, 2014 - 6:02 pm

He’s just the cutest!! Congratulations!

Tiffany M - August 5, 2014 - 7:46 pm

What an adorable cutie! Congrats, Cara and Matt! Beautiful pics.

Renee - August 5, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Stop it!!! Jonah is insanely cute – and SO alert! Job well done mom and dad!!!

Sarah McGann - August 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

What a handsome kid!!! These pics are so wonderful.

Four of ‘em, daring to be true

Around the holidays last year one of my sister’s best high school friends called me and said that she wanted to give a group photoshoot to three of her friends from high school who’d all had babies in the last few years. I got excited right then – couldn’t wait to make this one happen; and this past Sunday it did.

Nothing beats four little mini-Miltonites playing in the water.

This one reminds me of their mamas in the dining hall not too long ago.

 

So in age order, we had… Ms. J

Mr. G:

Ms. J:

And Mr. M:

Rock band.

So much fun! Love love love.

Four girls over eight years

This is #6 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

And without further ado, here’s a 3 1/2 minute video of Daisy, Lila, Tess and Cece’s family with photos from seven photoshoots over the last eight years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)