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Public Garden Spring Minishoot #1

Woo-hoo! We did it, guys, we made it through Boston’s ridiculousness yet again. Well done, peeps. And as a prize for all of us, we got yesterday and Saturday’s weather. Yay!

Saturday was divine in the Public Garden for my first of two minishoot days this spring. (More info about joining me for the May 9th one is at this link.) These guys started me off with a bang for the 9am session. I loved seeing them so much. Had to show you the color shots in the blog today because I need some color in my day, and the sun was just so delicious and bright for us. Not to mention I’m just so excited that we’re back to doing outdoor photos with something other than white in the background.

I’ve been photographing these two since they were mere babes. Taller every year, I tell ya!

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Oh baby B, we love you!

Twenty-hmm-hmm years ago the Conn College housing office placed me in a room with this little beauty’s mama, and after a summer phone call and a few snail mail letters to figure out who was bringing the mini-fridge, we were off and running. I’ll skip the details of the last twenty-hmm-hmm years for little B’s benefit, but suffice it to say we’ve had our fair share of adventures. And now you guys are starting a new one!

Welcome to the world, sweet 2 1/2 week old B! I adored meeting you this week and I can’t wait to see you again soon. Look at this little fair-haired love.

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She has extraordinarily fun parents – things are only going to get more awesome, kiddo. Just wait. Sleeping through the night? I highly recommend it. You should try it.

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Finger toes!

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Wait for it… wait for it… and YES! Doesn’t this expression just kill you? And the dimple? Come on now.

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They’re already having a blast with this little lady.

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I love this one. Neck wrinkles. Yum.

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Ms. B needed her sponge bath – she didn’t mind it a bit. Dad’s a pro.

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But really the bath was all about getting a photo in the elephant towel. Because — elephant towel.

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Those eyes :)

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I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with this photo of B’s back-of-the-head hair. That spot is just so delicious!

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And one more to make you smile. You’re perfect and amazing, sweet B. I adored meeting you.

xox Auntie Jess

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maeve - April 13, 2015 - 2:34 pm

These are so great, Jess! I can’t get over the “frog face” one. I want to stare at it all day long.

Bridey - April 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Great photos! And she is so new in these first photos!

Look who’s two

I blinked, and two years flew by. Guess who has a birthday this Friday? One truly incredible little person (aka my fabulous niece)!

See? Two.

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Kinda the best part of a two year old photoshoot is the tantrum. It’s my TURN with the bubble wand, guys!

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And now I will FLING it at you and get you all wet.

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Aaaaand scene.

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And one more tantrum for good measure. This one because she was asked to share her trains. The horror. Mean parents.

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And of course, a little sit down strike when cleaning was requested…

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But then she acquiesced. What a helpful little person.

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Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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It’s maternity and newborn photos time of year!

So if you’re reading this blog from somewhere other than Boston, you may not be feeling the way we’re feeling about the last few months, but suffice it to say, we Bostonians are DONE with winter. Time to melt, snow. Time to get back to real life, where we go outside and say hi to each other. Where the kids can run around outside on the grass. Show us the grass! We miss the grass.

Although I do recognize that this no-one-running-around-outside thing happens every year over here in BBP-land – and I have to admit I adore it. It’s crazy nutso busy from September 1st through December, and then the holidays happen, and there’s this stillness in the air. It’s quiet in my little office. I turn on the space heater under my desk, I wrap up in scarves and sweaters and I get stuff DONE. In the fall I’m taking photos for 5-6 families a week, and when I dedicate a day to editing each family’s photos, you can see how there’s not much time to do other things related to the business during the fall. Now in January-March, I’m taking pictures for one or two families a week – and it’s divine! I get to just sit here, cozy in my little office, thinking about how to improve and change this year.

Oh, so who calls me for photos in Boston in January-March, you ask? It’s mostly people expecting a baby. :) You guys know I love that. So I get to spend these few months taking indoor warm cozy pictures of mamas waiting for babies to be born and then taking pictures of those babies after they’re born. And what’s better than bellies and teenie babies?

So without further ado, I thought I’d show you some fun ones I got to do in February with Kristen and Dan. First, about a month ago we did ridiculously fun maternity photos in their gorgeous home with amazing windows and light…

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Isn’t this the most stylish mirror ever? This was in Kristen’s super cool dressing room with windows all around…

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And then a week or so later, little T joined their family. Here she is at just ten days old, gracing us with a little grin:

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It was wonderful getting to know you guys! Thank you so much for having me out for photos. Nothing beats this, truly.

Nine photoshoots in eight years

This is #13 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 these guys eight years ago when Anna was only 15 months old and Anthony was a teenie little 3 month old. Sam was only a twinkle in his parents’ eyes! I’ve been back eight times since then, and we’ve had such fun documenting summer splashing, fall running and winter cuddling with these guys.

And without further ado, here’s a 5 minute video of Anna, Anthony and Sam’s family with photos from nine 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.)

 

Fall Public Garden Minishoot #22

A bit of a throwback post here, but we may as well. It’s so cold and snowy out there today it’s nice to think about those warmer fall days. I’ve been photographing these three girls since they were each teenie tiny newborn girlies, and I just adore seeing how they’re growing.

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Really fun to see you guys as always!

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Nine photoshoots in nine years

This is #12 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 first visited these guys back in 2006 when the girls were just 3 years old and 4 months old. It’s been wonderful watching them grow over the last decade.

And without further ado, here’s a 4 minute video of Ava, Rowan and Braiden’s family with photos from nine photoshoots over the last nine 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.)

Cousins in the leaves

This was one of my last minishoots last fall – on that weekend before Thanksgiving when the leaves were just bursting with color on the ground. And who shows up for one of my local-to-Milton “afterschool minis” (which we actually ended up doing on a Saturday afternoon, but you get the gist), but this crew: five cousins totally bursting with energy.

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Kathleen Fahey - January 13, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Hello I am an Aunt of two of the cousins here. The very little boy Ciaran and the red headed girl Annie…..I am completely impressed with your photography and you truly captured the essence of this children. I would recommend you and thanks for taking such beautiful pictures of beautiful children…….All of them not just my niece and nephew but their gorgeous cousins as well……..These are truly special pictures.

Kathleen Fahey

Two grandmas and a big one year old boy

This big guy was lucky enough to have not just one but two grandmas come over during his photoshoot. What fun! I’ve loved this Baby’s First Year of photos with M – he’s grown so much (see those photos in the background in the flying-in-the-air shot? those are from his newborn and six month shoots!)

He’s just fantastic. On to another year of adventures, dude!

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Look at that pup

It was just a handful of years ago that this gorgeous mama and I last saw each other. I will spare you the actual timeline, but suffice it to say I may have been missing some teeth in the front and she may or may not have been my sister’s and my super-fun-most-awesomest babysitter. So that must have been at least five or ten years ago… ;)

And you have to see not only fun and amazing C, but also her pup Sunday – who got lots of love during the photos. Because wouldn’t you scratch that face??

Oh, and Happy New Year!

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Six photoshoots in nine years

This is #11 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).

2006 seems like forever ago! That was when I first visited this family, when they were newly a foursome (before they became a fivesome more recently). I loved getting to know their wonderful energetic boys back then, and it’s been even more fun to go back five more times in the last nine years to watch them grow.

And without further ado, here’s a 4 minute video of Zachary, Timmy and Brady’s family with photos from six photoshoots over the last nine 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.)