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My goodness, I love bathtime photos

I am going to tease you with these first few photos because you’re not really going to believe how adorable this little girl is when I show you her face. So I’m starting with her 13 month old arms. Because wrist rolls? Knuckle dimples? People, we got it all here.

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Climbing skills?

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GA! Told you!!

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I just adore this exchange of expressions with Mama:

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And now, because you haven’t gotten enough adorableness – it’s tub time.

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And some snuggles with Grandma, of course.

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Just adored every minute of this shoot, guys. Thanks so much for having me.

Minishoots at Turner’s Pond are pretty fantastic

I met these guys at Turner’s Pond a few weeks ago and I keep meaning to blog their session – so sorry for the delay! I just adore Turner’s as a minishoot location – not only because it’s close to where I live, but also because the backdrop is just perfection for minis. Parking is easy and it really couldn’t be more beautiful, any time of year.

But without further ado… here’s Ms. A and her fantastic parents:

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Hey look, I made a video all about BBP!

I recently had the opportunity to bring a video crew along with me to a photoshoot – what fun! They made a really fun 90 second video for me. What do you think?

(Hint: If you want it to look really crisp and sharp, you can 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 1080p to make the slideshow play in high-definition.)

Six months ago today, my sister and brother-in-law became superheroes

Six months ago today, two new people came into the world. They are perfect, amazing little beings, and their giggles and stinky farts impress us all on a daily basis.

But really, I think I need to take a minute to bow down and pay homage to their parents (my sister and brother-in-law). They truly amaze me every day with what they manage and the balls they keep in the air. Whenever anyone asks me how they’re doing, I always say, they’re incredible. They’re exhausted. They’re deep. They’re in this thing. But really, they’re superheroes. Three under three and two full time jobs for most of the last six months isn’t for the faint of heart.

But now I get to regale you with the cuteness. Because come ON? Blow you away adorable, right?

Oh, and guess who got a tooth since I took these photos last Friday?

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Madame:

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et Monsieur:

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Love you all, so so much.

And Jackalacka, I’m so glad those teeth finally burst through. Ouch. Our family’s been just overwhelmed by the addition of a Y chromosome in your generation – so thrilled for your bowties and your sweet amazing boy-ness. ILYVM, sweet boy.

Elliebell, your gravely cry when you wake up from your nap makes me both smile and feel sad for you. Because crying’s no good. But wow it’s a cute cry. And keep grinning your big open-mouthed grin because it makes everybody happy. ILYVM, sweet girl.

And not to forget Jojo — girl, you did it, you made it through the first six months as a big sister. Well done, love bug. It only gets better from here. They’ll be “playing” with you any day now. And even though that’s sometimes hard, it’s also the best thing ever.

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Fanny - May 12, 2016 - 11:19 pm

They are some sweet!!!!!!!! Love your pictures!

Boys will be (fabulous) boys

So I’m not supposed to blog this many pictures. I always feel like I need to apologize when I include this many photos in a blog post because I’m supposed to choose just a handful to show to you, but these guys were just killing me and I had to show you all these.

Guess who just turned one!?! And guess which boys LOVE to play together? I’m going to let the photos do the talking, but COME. ON. NOW. The cuteness will blow your mind.

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LOVED seeing you guys as always. I think you should start doing my new Annual Plan, since your second Baby’s First Year package is now complete (SOB!).

 

So I hope to catch you in the fall for a Minishoot in the Public Garden!

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Everybody welcoming a sweet new girl

This sweet pumpkin has so much love surrounding her! She was nine days old when we took these photos, and her big 4 1/2 year old sister and her big 2 1/2 year old brother just showered her with attention for the whole photoshoot.

Also, I so often blog my newborn in-home sessions in black and white, I wanted to change it up for you here – every session I shoot is always provided to my clients in both black and white and color, but I sometimes forget to blog the color shots so you can see the cuties’ pink cheeks too.

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It’s Nursery School picture day time of year!

It’s that time of year! This was my 8th annual school photo day at the fabulous Ashmont Nursery School, and I loved it, as always. We shot these photos back in February, but I’m just taking the time to blog them now – aren’t these kiddos just amazingly adorable?

And before I get into the cuteness, I should link over to the page of information about having me come do this at any Nursery School in the greater Boston area – don’t hesitate to reach out if you want me to come do this at your school. I usually do them in January-March, and would love to add more schools into my calendar. It’s free to the school to have me come do it, and parents only pay if they like the photos. Here’s all the information.
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Oh, and bring on the siblings! That’s the best part :)

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Ea the turtle needed to be documented this year. She’s a big part of the classroom!

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My little red car and I will see you next year, ANS!!

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Six photoshoots in seven years

This is #21 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 in 2005 when Abby was three and a half and Emma was one and a half. I got to come back five more times over the next seven years to see them grow into amazing young women.

And without further ado, here’s a 4 minute video of Abby and Emma’s family with photos from six photoshoots spread over seven 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.)

Ten photoshoots in ten years

This is #20 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 in 2005 when Alexa and Wilson were just four weeks old. So many photoshoots since then, I just adore going back and seeing them again and again.

And without further ado, here’s a 6 minute video of Alexa, Wilson and Lila’s family with photos from ten 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.)

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #8

I met the biggest sister in this family when she was just one, back in early 2005, when I’d only been a professional photographer for two years. And now she’s almost a TEENAGER too…

I’ve loved seeing these guys throughout the years as they’ve grown.

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Always fun.

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Kim - April 19, 2016 - 9:21 am

These pics are fantastic! Thanks Jess!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #5

This gorgeous older brother here was one of my first photoshoots from the fall of 2003 – he was six months old when I met him and I’d only been doing photography professionally for about half of a year at that point. He was divine and adorable back then, and still is. His beautiful sister blows me away as well. I love these guys so much for support over the years! So many photoshoots and so much fun watching them grow.

Teenager?? Ga!!?!

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Squishable sisters

When you have a two year old at home and you bring home a newborn, sometimes you just have to throw the two year old up in the air. It’s necessary, people. #andalsosuperfun

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The sweetness that big sister A feels toward her new sister T is just palpable – I adored it…

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She is pretty perfect:

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The intensity of the sisterly love was pretty hilarious, actually ;)

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Always wanting to squish and squeeze her… (But actually, T didn’t seem to mind a bit.)

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Wonderful to see you guys again – so excited for another Baby’s First Year package with you!

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Four week old curly girl

I got to meet three new babies this past weekend – I love it when that happens. Lots of weekends I’m going back and seeing older kiddos, but this weekend ended up being baby-tastic. Just my style.

This little beauty and her amazing gorgeous curls made me smile so much on Saturday. Look at her perfect cheeks! Those eyelashes!

She had such wonderfully varied expressions, I just adored it. Thanks so much for having me, guys.

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Six months old and he thinks his brother is pretty cool

Look at this handsome devil. Isn’t he perfect? I got to come back for his six month photoshoot because these guys are doing my Baby’s First Year package.

Oh, and big news, did you guys hear I’ve announced an Annual Plan, for people whose babies are over a year old? More info is here.

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I got to spend some time with this guy and his big brother a couple of weekends ago…

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And even though the smooches between the boys were brief…

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And the desire to be near each other short-lived…

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How could he not idolize this?

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Big brother M did also deliver some obligatory hand licks…

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And little brother A got time to giggle with Dad,

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And some snacks (knuckle dimples and all)…

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We had to get our Michigan appreciation photo in – big brother M helped us out by reading all the letters to us:

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And tootsies, gorgeous, divine tootsies, of course.

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We even had some kiddo table dancing amazingness…

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So wonderful to see you guys, thanks so much for having me!

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Mama and her big girl

Just a couple of years ago I was taking photos of this big two year old girl for her Baby’s First Year series… so imagine how excited I was to hear that she’s going to be a big sister. Her mama told me that she loves to snuggle, so we knew we had to document that before her little sibling arrives…

And document we did!

This photo just melts me. Absolutely melts me.

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See you in a few short weeks when baby makes four!

Mary Rooney-belmonte - March 8, 2016 - 7:16 pm

Love these photo’s! They are the Best!!!

Louise Belmonte - March 9, 2016 - 9:30 am

Beautiful! Thank you.