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Two beauties

I’ve been taking pictures of these two gorgeous girls since little E was just a chubby-faced babe.  Now A is six and E is four – and we spent last Sunday morning running around the Fells together.
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Being a big sister myself, I’m a fan of the little sister running after big sister pictures.  It’s short-lived, this time when they’ll follow you anywhere and do anything you want, so I like to capture it when I can :)
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And you can’t go wrong with the classic bokeh shot (bokeh is that effect behind the girls, where the light and the trees go out of focus and become textural).
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And I love both their faces in this one – grinning as they run:
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Don’t you think the company who made their sweaters should want this next picture for their catalog? They’re such perfect models :)

It was great to see you guys – all the rest of your photos are all set and I’ll send you an email about how to get to them.
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Years and years of cuteness

I’ve been taking pictures of these guys for years and years now, and I always love the sweet photos we get.  They have a lot of fun together every time.  Don’t you love this?
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And big six year old L, with also big four year old W:
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The boys, sharing a nice hug:
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And the lovely girls.  I love this – they both look so beautiful with that pretty light behind them – and their matching smiles :)
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Wonderful to see you guys again.  Your photos will be ready by the end of the weekend!
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Boyish charm

OK, do you believe these guys?  They live three doors down from me, and the littler one is the same age as my Annie, and we had such fun last weekend getting adorable pictures. The boys had such a great time with each other – I loved capturing their expressions as they had a blast together.
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Little brother D, getting a toss from Dad:
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And big brother H, offering Mom a cheek for a smooch:
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This is what I mean – do you believe it their perfect grins?
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I had a great time with you guys – can’t wait to show you all the pictures.  They’ll be ready really soon.
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Two giggly cuties

I first met big sister A last winter when I took pictures of her and her brother T, when he was still in his mom’s belly. I love coming back to see new babies after maternity photoshoots – it’s the best. And seeing siblings having giggles together, just a few months out of the belly? Incredible.
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Here’s handsome T, wrapped in Grandma’s special blanket:
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Here’s beautiful A, after she just leapt down off the stairs. Don’t you love the mischief on her face?
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And T’s huge beautiful eyes:
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My favorite toes picture is usually of new baby toes, but you know what else is perfect? Four year old girlie toes, with sweet pink nail polish. Incredible.
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And T shares some smiles with Mom:
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The whole fam, with big pup Bella. It was great to see you guys again! All the rest of your pictures will be done soon.
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Grandma Barbara - October 11, 2008 - 11:56 am

I am Grandma Barbara, aka the Southern Grammy. Since I live so far away from my beautiful young grandchildren, I have been patiently waiting for some new picture. Fortunately right on our wedding anniversary, Grandma Catherine sent us some great photos in the mail. Those photos were the best 43rd anniversary gift I could have ever received. Now these photos come along and I am loving them. I am thrilled and forever thankful to God for the blessings he has given Mike and I.
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My family

So there’s not much more fun than being hired by your own brother-in-law to take photos of his kids, and then throwing your own kid in there for the fun of it.  Here’s my niece and nephew E and D, with my blond pigtailed girlie on the end:
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We took them apple picking, but the apples weren’t ready a couple of weeks ago when we went, so we had to just enjoy a hayride and some corn picking.  The BEST corn I’ve ever eaten… by far!
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Here’s when E tried to convince her brother that he was having a great time sitting with his cousin.  Don’t you love this?  And Annie’s forced smile on the right – just perfect.
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And here’s my very favorite shot of my bro-in-law with his two cuties.  I love all their faces in this picture so much:
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And of course seven year old E had to show us her handstand.  Not bad!
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And here’s the whole crew, with Grandma, too.  I had loads of fun, and it was great to get all the kids together.  Annie just idolizes her cousins so much :)
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6 months old and fantastic eyelashes

Here is six month old Z, an absolute cutie pie:
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With perfect tootsies:
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And I just love this tender moment with his mom:
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Aren’t they both gorgeous?
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It was a pleasure meeting you all – I loved capturing some of Z’s adorable smiles. All your photos will be ready very soon!
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Jess - September 25, 2008 - 4:01 am

You are an amazing photographer getting all those wonderful smiles out of the bubs. I wish you weren’t so far away because my little man in so hard to keep still these days I usually just end up with motion blur when I snap him :)

Three cousins turn one

A couple of weeks ago, three cousins, all with birthdays a few weeks from each other, turned one.  I’ve said it before, but I find that birthday parties are best photographed in color.  So although I usually love b&w best… here are some color party shots.  The families enjoyed some delicious food:
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And they were lucky enough to kick off their 2nd year of life with some of the most gorgeous cupcakes I’ve ever seen! (And I just found out their mom is a pro – here’s a link to her cupcake company.)
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And then the three birthday cuties enjoyed their cupcakes:
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There was the first lovely 1 year old L:
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With her twin older sister and brother:
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And the second beautiful birthday girl, A:
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And the third handsome birthday boy, J:
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And everybody enjoyed the bounce house. Thanks for having me, guys.  All your photos are almost finished!
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Three months old, and three years later

“Mom, Dad – um, are you noticing what he’s doing to my hair?? Help?” I love this moment – three year old A is being such a good sport, smiling, while little brother B has a big handful of hair.
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It was great fun seeing this sweet family again after a few years. I’d taken pictures of big sister A when she was just a few months old, and now I got to come back and meet little B.
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Here’s the beauty at three, now:
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And the gorgeous boy at three months old, now. Now this is wild… see the next shot below, to see how much he looks like his big sister from a few years ago:
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Do you believe it? I also kind of just love that Mom burps the same way, even years later :) Thanks for a great photoshoot!
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Gold Medal for Best Hair goes to…

Beautiful little three month old E, who had just the cutest hairdo ever. She started out needing a few cuddles from dad:

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And when she communicated to her mom that all she needed was a little more of her bottle, please… Mom obliged and we got this sweet hand-holding moment:
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Then the tummy tickles got some adorable giggles:
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Some sweet hugs from mom:
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And the pretty dress was a favorite:
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And by the end of the shoot, she was just wiped. I adore the age where you can just rock them to sleep in your arms. What’s better than that? She was instantly comforted in daddy’s arms:
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And got lots of love from both parents. Thanks so much for having me, it was a pleasure to meet you all. All your photos will be ready ASAP.
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First day of preschool

My nearly 3 year old Annie had her first official day of preschool today. She was very excited, especially about wearing the backpack. Thank you, thank you to the wonderful teachers at her school – she had a great day!


First day of preschool, originally uploaded by Boston Baby Photos.