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BBP 10 Summer Contests – “Dads” Category

And the winner in the Dads category, with 35 votes is…

But the other nine contestants were pretty fantastic, too… (in no particular order)

Thanks to everyone who voted in the ten summer contests!

Come back and vote between now and September 12, 2013 in the Grand Prize Contest on Facebook.

Cathy Patterson - September 4, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Daddy and Daughter are pretty darn cute!!!

The 10 Year Anniversary: Phase 3, The Gallery Show

Wahoo-eee! I am thrilled to announce that the BBP 10th Anniversary Gallery Show to benefit The Jimmy Fund is officially hung at the Wotiz Gallery in the Milton Public Library. I hope you can swing by for the opening reception on Tuesday, August 6th between 4-6pm. Plan to bring the kids! I’ll have juice and cookies for everybody. Or stop by the library to see the show anytime between now and August 29th.

There are 100 photos in the show, and the show is broken into ten thematic categories. If you’re curious to browse through all 100 of the photos from the show, you can do that by using the 10yrs tag, so all the blog posts related to the 10 Year Anniversary will appear for you.  All 100 photos are posted there.

Interested in reading more about the 10 Year Anniversary bonanza/extravaganza stuff I’ve got going on this summer? Here are links to Phase 1 and Phase 2 details.

Without further ado… here’s the Wotiz Gallery – you can see eight of the ten categories when you enter the room this way:

And then if you turn around and look behind you, the final two categories are here:

Don’t forget, I’m still taking donations for The Jimmy Fund. Envelopes to mail checks made out to the Jimmy Fund are in a pile at the show:

A bit of a closer view of the wall to the left:

And here’s the back left corner:

If you’re curious – here’s how I hung the show – there’s nothing adhered to the wall whatsoever.  I got these tall pieces of white trim at Home Depot and had my nice friends there with the big old table saw cut them to size for me, and then wired these pieces of trim up to the S hooks along the picture rail. Cool, eh?

The photos themselves are mounted on Masonite, with ribbons that hang over small screws in white boards:

And here’s the wall to the right:

And here’s the back right corner:

I really hope you’re able to catch the show!

A colorful summer boy

I know, I know, I always blog my b&w pictures – but I always show everybody all their photos in both color and b&w… and sometimes a photoshoot just blows my mind with its color. Usually it happens with older children, when we’ve been outdoors and running… and this 4 year old dude is no exception. I’ve been taking his pictures since he was mere weeks old – can’t believe he’s FOUR!

I love going where families love to go – these guys live in Scituate by the water, so we were able to start at home, play in the sprinkler and around the yard, and then head over to the beach for some quick lighthouse / beach fun pictures. I don’t consider myself a typical beach photographer – we get different kinds of playing pictures at the beach, not so posey… but the blue sky that day (a week or so ago) just made me so happy. I think it did the same for 4 yr old K and his hermit crab friends. Can’t wait to meet your new little one in a few short months!

A girl and her dog

So I normally don’t go captioning my client’s photos too much – I know my brand of humor might not be everybody’s cup of tea.  I think I’m utterly hilarious, of course, but I recognize that the people who have me take their baby and family photos might have had me come do that to use my skills as a photographer, and less as that of a standup comic ;)

But here I am, editing my gorgeous niece J’s 3 month old photos from last weekend, and I can’t help myself. I know my sister and her husband won’t mind if I go to town on some captions for these… and hey, maybe we can even get a little caption contest going over on Facebook, too.

I’ll post them on Facebook too so you all can try captioning them there. I know you want to.

“Mmm. Boob.”

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“Aaaak! I left my phone at the beach!”

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“Check me out.

I have the same eyes as the whale on my shirt.

No joke.

Look again.

Right?”

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“Goo.

Yup, I knew you wanted me to do that because I look all “classic baby” here.

I do what I can for you people.”

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“These ‘put-me-with-the-bunny-to-show-how-fast-I’m-growing’ pix are starting to get old.

They bore me.

You?”

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I got nothin. Seriously nothin. This picture kills me.

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“Daddy, seriously, if we do this every day I’ll be able to fly like Superman?

Rock on.”

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“This is my superspy face. I’m hiding, can’t you tell?”

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“Um… ok.

Sure, ya, you can do that.

I had something on my finger anyway.”

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Again, I have nothing. But look at the thighs. The knuckle dimples. The toes. The BELLY.  Words fail me.

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I am realizing this whole captioning plan is ambitious. I’m not really all that clever.  But doncha like how Jakers (the pup) is standing guard here?___________________________________________________________________________________

Documenting the very first ALMOST roll.  She rolled mere days later. Toldja she would :)

Yup, that was me on the news last night…

If you had the local Channel 5 (WCVB) news on last night around 6pm, you might have seen me on TV. You can click on the image below to go TheBostonChannel.com to watch the segment. I’m such a big fat nerd. But it’s pretty cool that it’s getting some publicity – maybe more parents will consider doing something like it.  That’d be cool.