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Turner’s Pond Maternity Minishoot

This past spring I started offering at home maternity minishoots – those ones come with a framed print for $250. But sometimes it’s even better to meet somewhere for maternity photos – and if you want to do it at the beautiful Turner’s Pond in Milton, we can do it as one of my Turner’s Pond Minishoots for $175.

I adored getting to know these two wonderful people at Turner’s Pond a few weeks ago. It was such fun thinking about this new little guy arriving in their lives soon!

So wonderful to meet you guys! I’m so excited for this next phase of your lives :)

Palak - August 9, 2017 - 5:44 pm

Beautiful….!!!

Max - August 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm

Beautiful pics!!

Namrata - August 9, 2017 - 5:48 pm

Lovely pics😊

Snehi Zinjuwadia - August 9, 2017 - 5:49 pm

This is so so amazing…the most precious moment of life photographed so beautifully..!!one of the best memories of your life….!!🤗🤗

Ritu - August 9, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Like mother like son(pic#4).. love the color coordination. Lovely pics.. Congratulations!!! Enjoy this new phase of your life !!!

Amisha - August 9, 2017 - 5:55 pm

Superbb pic… Best memory of your life 👌👌

Dhwani Hetarth Patel - August 9, 2017 - 5:58 pm

One of the most amazing phase of the life captured beautifully ..loved the pics . Congratulations !!

Ajay - August 9, 2017 - 6:07 pm

Nice pics !!!

Anne - August 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm

Aww Nice Pictures! Congratulations!

Diya - August 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Lovely pics… memory forever🤰🏻👪

Deven - August 9, 2017 - 8:09 pm

Nice pics….:)

Damini - August 9, 2017 - 9:22 pm

Nice pics 😊

Manhar - August 9, 2017 - 9:23 pm

Superb pic👌🏻…

Apurva Bhan - August 9, 2017 - 10:27 pm

Beautiful and heart warming!!!❤

Himadri - August 10, 2017 - 7:18 am

Beautiful pic… Nice click..

Dorchester, MA Newborn Photographer – One month birthday pictures with her big sister

It’s hard to be a big sister (I know, I am one!) – but this sweet big girl’s parents totally got it. They knew as soon as Miss K had some craisins for a snack she’d be way more into spending time with her new baby sister.

Yay for craisins! Sugar boost #ftw ;)

And now I can take a minute to introduce the gorgeous girl, Ms. A, who turned one month old at our photoshoot this week. She was a leeeetle tired during photos, but that didn’t stop us from having fun. Isn’t she delicious?

This next one might be my favorite big sister/little sister moment – I just ADORE it. It says so much about this moment in time!

Big sister K did really love on her new sister during the photoshoot.

Eek, I love this one, too – Miss A stretching while K tickles her toes:

Peek-a-boo!

A did give us some sweet faces when she put on her tutu. Because what’s more fun than a tutu?

See? So fun.

And we got to go outside for a popsicle!

And bubbles!

So fun to meet you guys! Thanks for having me!

Michele - August 7, 2017 - 9:41 am

These photos came out great, you would never know big sister didn’t want to take pictures 😄

Jen Ryan Schultz - August 7, 2017 - 10:32 am

Gorgeous girls– love the love between these beautiful sisters.

Chris - August 7, 2017 - 9:47 pm

Great photos!

Erica - August 7, 2017 - 11:59 pm

Beautiful pics! I love Katherine’s smile as she’s looking at her new baby sister :)

Maria Ryan - August 8, 2017 - 9:03 am

What beautiful pictures! All of you look great! The photographer captured your family so well!

Michelle Freniere - August 8, 2017 - 9:08 am

Beautiful family, beautiful photos! What a treasure to have these pictures to remember this special time in your lives.

Bill Ryan - August 8, 2017 - 9:26 am

Everyone looks fantastic!!!!

Kathy Gelardi - August 9, 2017 - 2:44 pm

Great pictures, I love the one of Audrey wrapped in her blanket. Everyone looks so happy

Ed G - August 9, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Photo shoot came out very artistic and sophisticated

Andi - August 11, 2017 - 8:37 am

Those twin noses! Such cuties! Love the “hi” onesie, too. I can’t choose s favorite!

Michael - August 11, 2017 - 8:38 am

Bill steals the show

Watertown, MA Newborn Baby Photographer – She’s perfect!

I was so honored to come meet this sweet girl last week, a mere 13 days after she entered the world. And you wouldn’t believe how by-the-book her session was! As a newborn baby photographer, I sometimes spend time waiting for babies to wake up (obviously), or I relax when I arrive and a new tiny person gets a meal… it doesn’t bother me at all, it’s par for the course.

But this girl? She had her eyes wide open when I walked in the door, she’d just finished a nice big meal, and she was ready for action.

Do you believe this mama and her girl photo? Just adore it.

She got to hang and hold hands with dad…

Look at those eyes!

She even gave us some half smiles:

And the smooshy back skin? Just my absolute favorite.

Look how tiny in Daddy’s arms!

She even gave us a little fuss and grabbed hold of her curtains in frustration. Good little grasp she has there!

And then she convinced us she was ready for a snooze.

But let me just take one minute to show you the tiniest little ear… fuzz at the tippity top of it… kills me…

It was wonderful meeting you guys, thanks so much for having me!

Back Bay, Boston Baby Photographer — She’s 100 days old!

Often times families say they want to do a location shoot with their tiny baby and I am reluctant… I get worried because it can be so much more comfortable for babies at home… But these guys had a plan for their sweet girl’s 100 day celebration, and I was honored to come be part of it. And lo and behold, it went perfectly!

I met them downtown at one of their favorite restaurants (it was at the beautiful Bar Boulud on Boylston Street), and we documented them celebrating with this gorgeous cake:

Luckily her parents helped her blow out the candles ;)

We started out indoors, so we could get some quiet close-up photos…

The lobby of the Mandarin Oriental was a lovely place for some quick photos before going outside.

And then someone fell asleep on our walk down to the Comm Ave Mall.

But she perked right back up when we reached the Boston Women’s Memorial over on the Mall…

And she got to be playful with Daddy…

It was wonderful meeting you guys! Congratulations on S’s 100th day!

Boston Waterfront Family Photographer – The twins enjoy the Rose Kennedy Greenway

In a span of two days I did two different photoshoots on the gorgeous Rose Kennedy Greenway downtown. Both days were hot as can be, but the kiddos did so well! Makes being a family photographer on the Boston waterfront easy, when everybody has such a good time.

This one was successful thanks largely to a super-prepared, mama, methinks… these 22 month old twin girls came with their gorgeous dresses and their de-thorned roses… and boy were they ready to play.

They loved sitting and hanging out with mama…

And exploring all the green shady spaces we could find…

But the best part might have been the splash park. So exciting to discover how to push the button and make it spray!

Basically it was just fun, fun, fun – even though it was hot as can be.

Playing with the roses soon transitioned to playing with mama’s water bottle… nothing beats getting cooled off, after all.

It was perfection! I loved meeting your girls and getting time with you guys. Thanks so much for playing and having fun.

Kimberly Rochette - July 13, 2017 - 10:34 am

I know I’m partial, but I love every one!! Great Job Jessica!!

Angelo Traniello - July 13, 2017 - 10:45 am

Great job! The pictures look great!

Kari - July 13, 2017 - 10:45 am

What a beautiful family – love these photos!

June Schaeffer - July 13, 2017 - 10:54 am

You really captured the essence of these beauties!
Thank you for the memories.

Janine - July 13, 2017 - 10:54 am

What a beautiful photo shoot!!

Jennifer Monkiewicz - July 13, 2017 - 10:58 am

Beautiful work! Beautiful subjects! I love them all! These girls are so blessed to have a momma like Kim. Great Job Jessica!!

Cindy Cortes - July 13, 2017 - 11:13 am

Absolutely beautiful! <3

Julie Gorman - July 13, 2017 - 11:56 am

These pictures are adorable! Looks like Kim and the girls had a lot of fun. Great job Jessica!

Ken - July 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Wow! Such great photos, and captured so much joy! Really beautiful.

Elizabeth Volansky - July 13, 2017 - 12:06 pm

So adorable! What an amazing photo shoot! The girls are such cuties and Kim looks great!

Jessica Glynn - July 13, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Beautiful mom and girls. So pretty!!!

Hugh Kennedy - July 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Beautiful capture of a beautiful family!

Lois Donaway - July 13, 2017 - 12:39 pm

How could you possible choose just a few ??? they are great pictures, but of course the girlies are so beautiful..great subjects! Kudos for photographer for capturing both so well!!

Kristen Fitzgerald - July 13, 2017 - 1:55 pm

Love!! Miss you and Boston! :)

Amelia - July 13, 2017 - 7:04 pm

These so capture their beauty and personalities ❤️❤️👌🏻😘

Lee - July 13, 2017 - 9:07 pm

They are all so perfect. Beautiful ladies all around.
Great job!

Collleen Vierling - July 14, 2017 - 12:07 am

Adorable, gorgeous, fun loving baby girls! They put a smile on my face. So cute!

Maureen Spaulding - July 14, 2017 - 10:08 am

Just adorable! Sweet and wonderful to capture :)

Nancy Saunders - July 14, 2017 - 6:47 pm

Beautiful girls, capTured perfectly!

Milton, MA Family Photographer – A summer minishoot at Turner’s Pond

My Turner’s Pond minishoots are becoming super popular for families who live around Milton, MA – it’s such a beautiful location, and the parking is easy… no traffic… nothing wrong with the ones I do in the Public Garden, don’t get me wrong, but these ones are so easy for everybody! And the best part for me is, running around being a family photographer at this time of year is such a joy. There’s so much excitement to document when the weather is as beautiful as it’s been.

(More info about these minis is up on my website on the Turner’s Pond Minishoots page.)

I’m going to tease you guys and just share this one photo from the session – we got SO many great ones, but this one will give you a taste of the sweetness that is this family.

Boston, MA Baby Photographer – From crazy snow to crazy heat, six months later

I was laughing so much as I walked through the oppressive heat last Sunday to this photoshoot — I was remembering that just six months ago I was tromping down their street through no less than 2 feet of snow to get to this sweet girl’s newborn photoshoot.

We do our extreme temperatures really well here. Gotta love New England weather!

But look look LOOK at the cuteness that greeted me when I arrived. I mean, remembering her newborn photoshoot just a few months ago is fun, but don’t you just LOVE the photos we were able to get at her six month photoshoot?

This picture specifically is just making me melt.

And then of course I have to show you the many faces of Miss D. She’s so animated and fantastic at this age! She made me laugh over and over again with her cute expressions.

She and her mama had so much fun – even though it was a hot day! She loved playing and giggling with mama.

Just a perfect, perfect girl. Thanks so much for having me come see you guys! I adored every minute.

Waltham, MA Newborn Photographer: Baby sister joins the team

I was so excited when these guys told me they were expecting another baby. Yay for a baby sister – and what a cutie patootie!

Big brother has so much love for his baby sister – it’s extraordinary! He wanted to keep playing with her and playing with her… he has just endless love to give. She’s a lucky girl, to have this big guy ready to play with her right away.

I was honored to meet your sweet new girl, thank you so much for having me out!

Wilmington, MA Maternity Photographer: A maternity minishoot at home? Sounds fun!

I’ve had a handful of calls recently about maternity photoshoots (yay for summer babies!) and in more than one of the conversations with the mamas-to-be, we got talking about how maternity photos are just so gorgeous, but when you’re hoping to do photos after your baby is born as well, sometimes it’s hard to justify the expense of doing maternity photos. So then I started thinking – what if I offered a maternity minishoot at home? We could just do a quick little 20 minutes… get loads of pictures…

Lo and behold… my at home maternity minishoot was born

Look how well we did!

20 minutes of beautiful moments – remembering this time in their lives. Don’t you think it was SO worth it? And they get a free framed 8×10 print as part of the package.
Which photo should they choose?

(Oh, if you’re curious, I have lots more information about my new at home 20 minute maternity minishoots on this new page of my website.)

In the 20 minutes we got to be indoors and outdoors, two outfits (it was easy to change because she was at home)… just a really sweet way to remember this time before they became a family of three.

Thank you guys so much for letting me pop over and document you guys at our little maternity minishoot. I’m really excited to meet this sweet new babe in July.

Turner’s Pond pictures with the whole family, even if we live in two houses

I’m honored to have been taking pictures of this cute face since he was just mere days old. This time we met at Turner’s Pond for pictures on Sunday (when the Walk for Hunger downtown kept us from doing our Public Garden Minishoots – ugh!).

But that didn’t matter to this guy. I mean, look at that GRIN.

And even if his mamas don’t live in the same house anymore, isn’t it so supremely cool that they’d book back-to-back minishoots at Turner’s Pond with me so that we could do lots of pictures of this cute face with each of his moms?

Because there’s no shortage of love and hugs and cuddles and squeezes happening around here. No shortage at all.

And you know what else is cool? Getting a pic of everybody together. Because why not? And also, because MOTHER’S DAY is in four more days! #mominthepicture

Yay for mamas who love their babies above all else.

And if the geese attack, this guy’s gonna just get rid of them with his friendly smile.

Hi there, Goose!

Beacon Hill Newborn Photographer – kissing his baby toes and warm in the sun

I really do get goosebumps when I arrive in Beacon Hill as a newborn photographer. I love walking those streets. Last week it was early morning when I was arriving for our pictures with this new little guy. The sun was warming my back, and I almost skipped as I came up the hill to their house. Nothing like following my GPS, not quite sure where I’ll park, but excited to start a new journey with an entirely new family.

And when I get to be the newborn photographer for an old friend who’s just had his first baby?

Well that’s when it just couldn’t be more perfect.

But wait, there’s more. Because this boy was just too much. Look at that tummy! Those toes! That soft squishy back!

And I didn’t even explain to you about his amazingly creative mama. She takes beautiful photos of her sweet boy all the time. But she’s never IN the photos. You know the problem? Where you’re not sure your child will even remember you were there for those early days? We decided to remedy that, and took special care to really carefully document mama and her boy. (The hair pulling one cracks me up.)

And then it was time to put on some clothes and maybe have a little snack. Because a little nursing break can sometimes fix everything.

And when better to show everybody my new Baby’s First Year coffeetable albums and Baby’s First Year package options. So much to consider!

And then a little pat on the back… Aaaaand burp!

p.s. I adored getting to meet you, sweet boy. Hope you love love love your photos!

 

Barn Babies at our 8th Birthday Party

Once in a while your worlds all come together. Because, see, I take pictures of babies for a living. I’m often a birthday party photographer. (More info on booking me for a party is here.) Back when I was a junior in high school, I did a farm semester at The Mountain School up in Vershire, VT and bottle fed Wendell, the baby calf every day for weeks and weeks while I was there. So not only do I love babies, and birthday parties, and animals… but baby animals at a birthday party?? Eek! When my 8 year old and her best friend asked to do a Barn Babies birthday party, I had no idea how much my loves would all come together in one place.

Because guys, here’s what I love.

Groups of children, coming together, being gentle and adoring animals:

Um, diapered baby lambs? Obv.

Swaddled kittens? Yes.

My baby girl, Sadie, at her birthday party, blissful? Yes.

Tootsie pictures? WITH A PIGLET??? Yes please.

Sadie’s best friend, cuddling a piglet? Yep.

My 4 year old niece, smooching a (momentarily nervous) kitten? Yes, this.

Soft furry kittens, just in general? Uh-huh.

Both my girls AND my niece, holding a bunny and a kitten? #mindexplodes #toocute

Sweet friends, loving on kittens with their mamas? Yes.

Friends taking quiet time to hold and cuddle? Yep.

Besties adoring bunnies together? Yes, this. This right here.

Oh and just bunnies, bunnies swaddled. Goodness they’re cute.

Barn Babies’ operation, by the way, was impeccable. They somehow dealt with the rain outside completely seamlessly, corralling all 17 children in our playroom and even vacuuming before they left. When I woke up yesterday morning to a downpour on the morning of the party I don’t have to explain to you how deeply my heart sank, just imagining my playroom with farm animals running around. But it was absolutely perfect.

The baby lamb, baby pig and three puppies were in pens that the kids could climb into, and the other babies were swaddled so the children could hold them. Dreamy.

Their presentation was slow and clear, the children understood what they could and couldn’t do, and they adored every minute of the hour we had the animals there.

You know how old these baby chicks are? 5 days old!

I will also bow down to the amazingness of doing a combo birthday party. Wow, what’s better than having your best friend’s mom show up with a homemade ice cream cake that looks like this?

Pretty much nothing, nothing beats it.

And getting to be a birthday party photographer at a party with baby ANIMALS? Perfection.

And so I leave you with this baby girl’s sweet face.

Oink!

 

Dedham, MA Twins Photographer: Tub time is the best time

I was on my way home from a morning photoshoot on Saturday and I texted my sister, to ask her if she wanted me to get her anything from the Home Depot near her house. (They have the BEST plants, btw…) She said no, but she was making a sandwich and did I want one… yes, obviously, and she said I should let myself in when I got to her house because she’d be giving the babies a bath when I got there. I said, “Oh, dude WAIT! I have my camera in the car. If you wait I’ll document the bath.”

So she waited.

And I’m glad.

Because I love nothing more than tub pictures. (Hence the Messy-Face-Tub-Time minishoots I just introduced.)

But that’s neither here nor there. For now… just take a look at the awesomeness of this 18 month old niece/nephew/4 year old big sister team.

Do I need to say it again? I’ve said it before, but wet, happy children are REALLY fun to photograph.

New Baby’s First Year Coffeetable Albums

I swapped out my vendor for the Baby’s First Year coffeetable albums and I think you’re going to LOVE the new books. Of course I can still make the old style books if you prefer, but look how fantastic the new books are.

They’re beautifully linen covered, with an imprinted title:

We can fit up to 60 photos in the book, which means we can really tell the story all of your photoshoots from your Baby’s First Year package. The new books are also a lot more flexible with the designs/layouts, which makes it really fun for me…

And ooh, fun, you can watch the video where I turn the pages of this album:

You can also flip through all the page layouts, just in case you’re curious about what kind of photos I take in my Baby’s First Year photoshoots.

Let me know what you think!