I was so thrilled these guys bid on and won this session at the Ashmont Nursery School auction last month, because it’d been just exactly a year since their last session with me, and I was so excited to see big 2 year old B again. He did not disappoint – I adore the fun pictures we got. What a dream of a kiddo :) I am especially in love with this mama and B picture (what with Mother’s Day coming on Sunday – I’ve got my mind on mamas)… just super sweet.
By this point in the day it was 10:30am and the sun was continuing to feel fantastic, the little guys were showing off their skills… and these 20 minute photoshoots were flying.
This guy just turned 1! I can’t believe how quickly the year flew by – and I loved punctuating the birthday week with a photoshoot. Look at those walking skills :) I think one of my very faves is the daddy rolling onto his back and playing with G down on the ground – it was so spontaneous and sweet. That and the 2nd walking picture towards the end of the shoot, when G is walking so happily towards mama and daddy’s looking on proudly in the background.
It was such a treat to see you guys with a camera in my hand – thanks for meeting me!
So I’m not doing my normal pick a bunch of my favorite pictures and post them on the blog thing because this photo is blowing me out of the water. I adore it so much, and love that it happened super spontaneously. These fantastic, fun parents wanted to do a smoochy picture, and the rest of the clan decided to show how they really felt about the smooch. It’s one of those staged but not staged shots, and it makes me smile. I love these guys. They’re a great example of my not-always-baby photos… it’s the name of the business, but teenagers (and almost teenagers) are always “babies” to someone, after all.
Oh, and I had to show you this one in color. Every one of my photos is always delivered to my clients these days in both b&w and color. I tend to lean toward blogging the b&w because it allows the emotion to be the strongest element in the photo… and I always love the simplicity of light and dark. But the color here adds so much energy that I had to show it this way. Wonderful to see you guys, as always!
Now these kind of shoots are SOOooo fun for me – when I haven’t seen a little one since they were teenie, and I get to see how big and amazing they’ve gotten. I haven’t seen little L since she was mere days old. And now she’s 20 months old, and just t0-die-for cute.
Am I right?
So wonderful to see you guys again! I can’t believe how quickly the time flew :)
It’s that time of year again! It’s minishoot season, and the first of the two spring minishoots just went off without a hitch. The day on Saturday was out of this world, and it was so much fun seeing all these gorgeous families.
The day started off right with these two… I can’t believe she’s 18 months old already! Just love how active she is and how much hollering she’s doing these days :)
Bang for your buck – that’s what I call this. You visited the blog, thought you might get to see pictures of a gorgeous, round, happy belly, and lo and behold, you get two. How lucky are you?
My sister (belly on the right) and brother-in-law are expecting my niece to arrive momentarily (pinch me, I know, right?) and I’m finally getting the time to blog all these belly pictures. Quick before babies arrive! The fun part of this is that one of her bestest friends in the whole wide world is ALSO expecting a baby girl, just a few weeks later.
Since these two girls will inevitably be best friends and in each other’s weddings in a few decades, I was excited be the first to officially photograph them together. We also invited daddies and siblings (be they human or canine, it’s all good), and got piles of pictures of bellies, in all sorts of situations. My favorite, you ask? I think I might like big brother H holding up the bellies in the last shot. But there are loads of fun ones in here. Enjoy :)
Just setting records over here… nbd. This has got to be the biggest Boston Baby Photos picture ever. You may have even seen it on 93 if you were driving North into the city recently. For about three weeks this photo that I took of two fabulously adorable Ashmont Nursery School kiddos has been rotating through the New England Carpenter’s Training Center’s LED sign. The sign itself is 30 ft x 20 ft high – yowsa! You photo buffs will be interested to learn that the image I needed to send them was not super high res at all – this enormous, gi-huge-ic LED display supports images that are only 400 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall. In photo terms, that’s super low-res. For reference, that’s the same size as the photos here on my blog – not normally high enough resolution for print, let alone display on anything large. Isn’t that interesting? The other cool fact that photo nerds out there will appreciate? Vertically, the display only depicts every third pixel of the image – it’s just a function of the kind of LED sign it is. I just thought that was super fascinating, wanted to share.
Now here’s a shot from the side of the highway (I pulled over completely, don’t worry – and snapped this with my iPhone from a parked, safe position, I promise):
Now wait, Jess, you ask – what is that photo all about? Well, I’m glad you asked. This Saturday, one of my favorite places in the world, the Ashmont Nursery School, is holding its annual auction to benefit the school’s scholarship fund. This spring I’ve donated two of my 26 minishoots to charity, so even though I’m sold out and have a waiting list for Public Garden minishoots this spring, there’s an opportunity this Saturday to bid on the 11am Sat, 4/27 appointment plus all the high res files. In past years it’s gone for lots less than the $625 face value – you’ll likely get a deal.
Interested? You can either come to the ANS auction (see link below) or you can bid via text during the live auction (Saturday 8-8:30pm). To get in on the text bidding, email me and we’ll set it up.
More minishoot info is here.
And here’s the link to the auction itself.
Last May these two fantastic mamas hired me to come take pictures of them for their adoption photo album. These guys are friends of mine, so I’ve waited with bated breath for their baby to arrive. Now, ten months after that photoshoot (and for some reason it felt so much longer than waiting through a pregnancy! just so uncertain and anxiety-ridden) — now, gorgeous, perfect, wonderful, amazing G has joined their family. He was six days old here.
I have a hard time choosing favorite photos, always – but the stretching one with the funny face cracks me up. I also love kitty in the foreground, Charlie in the middle ground and the three humans in the back – there’s so much happening in kitty’s face here. Talk about life changes.
I am beyond excited for you guys, and can’t wait to see him again. Those lips! Delicious boy.
I haven’t seen big brother B since he was three months old, and now he’s 21 months old and a pair of nearly 3 month old brothers have joined his family. I loved spending some time with these gorgeous boys and their mama. The ones that show how little all three of them are are my favorites. All those chubby legs… The mama tickling B one, while the twins peek over at me. All those legs in a row with mama playing. And the not-posed one of mama holding the twins – I love what a sweet quiet moment that is. Oh, and aunt Amy coming in for the last minute tweaks on B’s shirt. Perfecto.
Thanks for making the drive, guys!
You guys know me, I always post too many favorites when I take pictures of twins. I just love them – and these two girls were just too much fun. They were both born tiny, back in mid-November, but came home from the hospital just around the new year. Now they’re three months old and getting bigger every day. And they have two times the cute grins, two times the cuddles with mama and Mimi (namesake!); it’s just the best. And my very favorite? The one where the eyelines (the invisible lines that are created by the direction the people in the picture are looking) are crossing – Mimi looking across and Mama looking across, and the babies meeting the eyes of the person who’s not holding them. I mean, come ON – how fantastic is that? Oh, and then we have the grins – don’t even get me started. The one on one shots are wonderfully sweet too – Mimi holding her namesake and Mama loving on little E. I adored meeting you girls, thank you so much for inviting me.
So I never say I love the everyone looking at the camera and smiling picture – I always take this one, but I rarely mention it as my favorite. It’s a gimme – you know? I mean, you want it, for the frame, for the grandparent gift… but it isn’t the most artistic shot, so I rarely adore it the way I adore this one. But this one? It is awesome. Where, oh where, did little Miss M get the idea that opening your mouth is part of smiling for the camera? Can’t imagine :)
But this six month old sweetheart was just perfect. I got to meet her last weekend and she kept me smiling the whole time. The closeup of her fingers in her mouth kills me. I also really like the one where she’s looking at herself in the little mirror. And the one where her mom is totally cracking her up with a silly face is just the best.
Wonderful to see you guys!
You know what’s fun? Showing up at a family’s home after I’ve done maternity pictures for them, and getting to meet the little person who’d been inside that belly. Even cooler? When I get to do it again a second time. I got to visit with 20 month old E this past weekend because his baby sister is arriving soon, and I’d taken pictures of his mama’s belly when he was in there, too. Super cool.
There are so many here that I love – when he lifts his shirt to show us his belly… (we seem to be discussing bellies a lot around here, wanna see mine?), his kiss with his mama, his hand and his feet and his hugs on her belly… the list goes on. Enjoy :)
Wonderful to see you guys again!
Wow, that year went quickly! This sweet boy did my Baby’s First Year package, so I’m lucky enough to have seen him a bunch of times this year. Now I still can’t believe those dimples, and how much fun he has being a big one year old boy. The ones with his mama might be my favorites, though :)
I know January is a funny time to head to the beach in New England, but with the weather we’ve been having, we decided to go for it. And these guys moved from their city place into a beach-front place, so we had to enjoy some outside time for this big three year old’s pictures.
I have a hard time picking a favorite – I think maybe it’s the one of him dying laughing after smooching his mama… but maybe it’s his rapt attention as daddy tells a story during the Lego building… anyway, can’t go wrong with this cutie pie. Wonderful to see you guys!
When your best friend from growing up has her first baby, you just book a flight. And then you have such a great time visiting with her family and other friends that you totally forget to edit the pictures, and the holidays happen, and then it’s January, and then you’re not eating enough because you’re on a “cleanse”, so your editing seems to take forever… wait, but I digress.
I can’t even explain how much my heart burst when I met this little 4 week old person. I can’t wait to go back for pictures when she’s 6 months old. I adored every minute seeing you guys. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I included a bunch of my wonderful host’s children at the end of the blog post too – so there’s loads of bloggy goodness if you click around below.
and happy 2013!