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Oh OK, one more shoot…

So I’m technically on maternity leave, due with my 2nd little girl in a week.  But the wonderful Steve Roslonek (of SteveSongs and PBSkids fame) and his fantastic wife Lori were in town for a show with their gorgeous 18 month old son, and so I had to make an exception.  Especially because Steve gave me and Annie some tickets to the show before the shoot.  Annie was in HEAVEN :)
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After Steve did the show, we went outside to a nearby playground and played around like crazy:
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Look at this handsome boy:
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Getting a lift from Mom and Dad:
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A sweet smile on the swings with Mom:
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And giving his dad some tickles right back:
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So, 39 weeks pregnant or no, today was totally worth it.  Annie was an absolute trooper through the whole thing, playing around the playground as we shot… and just happy to be in the presence of her idol.  She listens to Steve’s music every night before bed – I really can’t speak more highly of his fabulous music, it’s really wonderful.  And so I had to grab a shot of her with Steve.  If I’m not careful she’s going to make me print it poster-size for her room.  :)
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Six months old and just gorgeous

This kind of picture just makes me happy.  I love the splayed fingers, the toes, the eyelashes – and the perfect girl behind it all!  Even the belly button the bottom corner of the shot is great. 
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Knuckle dimples AND wrist rolls.  Yum!
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It was so fun to get to go back and see this big girl now.  We took pictures back in December when she was only five weeks old, and her mom was telling me that she lost all that long dark hair after the shoot.  It’s so amazing how they change! Look at her new head of hair here:
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So good at hanging out on her tummy:
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And more toes pictures, now that they’re getting bigger than they were when she was tiny…
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Doesn’t she look like she’s got something big to tell us?
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And a kiss from her sweet puppy dog :)  Wonderful to see you guys!
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Whitney - April 17, 2009 - 10:46 am

These are so great…we love them!
Thanks!
W & C

18 days old and a perfect miracle

Look at this tiny pretty girl getting a kiss from her dad… I love this. Her mom had a scheduled c-section in late March, so after we did her maternity pictures in February, we were able to plan for this sweet girl’s newborn pictures, and make sure we did them while she was still a teenie tiny girl.
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And her mom is an amazing knitter – so she made her this little cocoon and hat. She was so snuggly and happy in there, we almost didn’t want to take her out.
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The tiny toes compared to mom’s fingers… amazing. (OK, so I know I’m totally in baby mode, since I’m just 2-ish weeks away from delivering my own little girl… but I just adored taking these tiny newborn shots! Reminded me of how tiny mine will be when she arrives. Amazing.)
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I love this, as she stares out the window:
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And another cool idea her mom had – that’s mom’s and dad’s wedding rings on her tiny toes – don’t they look so big? Great to see you guys again – congratulations on your beautiful arrival!7604 by you.

3 months old and what a grin

This sweet girl (with the best tush!) was doing such a good job holding her head up – look how much fun she’s having:
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And the other baby still loves giving Daddy kisses. I love the way M is looking up at her dad to see what he thinks of the licks:
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And a sweet quiet moment with mom:
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The delicate fingers on her belly are one of my favorite parts of this picture… that and the rolls on the ankles… and the sweet space between her big toe and the other toes on her feet.. OK, I guess I should stop – I do love this, though:
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And a pensive girl looking up as she gets some love from mom and dad:
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Three generations of girls:
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There was a ton of love in this house! Love this cuddle. So wonderful to meet you guys – thanks for having me out!
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A big boy of four

I love going back and seeing little guys every six months or every year – it’s so much fun to see how they grow up!  I’ve been taking pictures of J since he was just a few months old, and now he’s a big boy of…
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Reading his favorite book with Mom:
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And looking just so grown up, I can hardly stand it!
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And riding the swingset looking at piggies:
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Wonderful to see your twinkling eyes as always!
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Two handsome. silly boys

This picture keeps making me laugh every time I look at it.  I love the way little bro B is eyeing his big bro C – and Mom’s getting a kick out of the sillies, too.
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We had a great time playing together:
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These two guys were just so sweet:
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And would you believe the eyelashes?
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I love these jumping around with Dad pictures:
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The boys are just having such a good time:
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It was great to meet you guys – I’m glad we had such beautiful weather to capture your fun family. Thanks for having me!
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Three beauties on a gorgeous day

I have to admit I am SOOOoooo excited to welcome the warm weather back.  This weekend I had a Sunday full of really fun photoshoots, and we got to go outside to play in all of them.  Kids can really be themselves running around crazy outside – I just love capturing it:
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Here’s the lovely big sister, enjoying the swings:
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And the twins took turns on the chair inside – what fabulous smiles they had!
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See what I mean? Three gorgeous girls. 
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I’m so glad we had a beautiful day for your pictures – it’s been a long, cold winter… time for some outside fun!  Wonderful to meet you guys, thanks for having me out!
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Angela - April 20, 2009 - 11:20 pm

What great pictures. Great emotion!

Red Sox (oh all right, and Yankee) sweater photoshoot

So if you get my newsletter, you know about my client Mollygoggles, who makes these fantastic baseball-themed sweaters.  I did a “call” for Red Sox/Yankee sweater models about a month or so ago, and had an incredible response… over 80 children’s parents wrote me back and said their children would love to help us model these sweaters.  It was a nice problem to have, and luckily I left it to Kati at Mollygoggles to choose her models.

After a couple of rainouts, we ended up with a gorgeous morning today, and a pile of fantastic kids showed up to smile, play and model their little hearts out:

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Love this brother/sister combo:
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And I think this is my favorite sweater – it makes me want a little boy!
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Isn’t the back of the sweater adorable, too?
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Actually, all the sweaters are kind of fabulous, and the kids brought them to life so much:
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Can’t beat sliding pics:
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And look at this sweet one:
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Our cartigan models did such a good job:
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And big girls with adorable smiles:
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And big sisters look fantastic in pink versions:
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And this gorgeous girl was such a sport… she was willing to model the enemy’s sweater, and even look cute doing it:
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And this beauty didn’t mind spending time in Yankees garb at all – wouldja believe we have Yankees fans here in Boston?  Ah, it’s OK, we love them anyway!
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You guys were wonderful, fabulous, perfect models, thanks so much for coming out this morning.  I have to force myself to put these pictures away for a week or two and finish up some other work, but as soon as they’re all ready I’ll send you an email.  Thanks again!

Concord Carpenter - April 9, 2009 - 5:19 pm

Great stuff! i enjoyed your blog.

Six months old and such a cool boy

This cutie pie didn’t stop smiling from the moment I walked in the door until I left – here he is in his cool collared shirt giggling at dad:
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And I like this with mom and their pup in the background:
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Those wonderful sucking-on-toes moments are some of my favorites:
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I love this one in his room with his wall lettering:
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Big smiling boy:
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It was great to meet you guys – thank you for having me!
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A year later, lighter hair and some amazing eyelashes

I met this big boy a year ago when he was just a few weeks old. Isn’t he such a handsome boy?
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Getting some tickles from his parents:
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I love this outline against the window. That and his sweet little back…
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Fantastic smile:
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And we talked a lot about his tongue during the photoshoot. He was sticking it out and chewing on it so cutely… and here he is realizing what we’re talking about:

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And here, as his mom points it out, and his dad imitates him :)
Wonderful to see you guys again!
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Cloth diapers and giggles

So I was a faithful cloth diaper-er with Annie when she was little (thanks in large part to my wonderful laundry-doing husband), and that was before Salina Gonzalez opened the amazing Diaper Lab shop in Somerville. If only they’d had their shop a few years earlier, I would have been a faithful customer… cloth diapers have come so far since the days of pins and plastic covers…

So, long story short, with my babe on the way I realized I needed to invest in some newborn-size cloth diapers (we used a service with Annie was tiny, and so we didn’t own our first teenie diapers). I got in touch with Salina, and the rest is history! She and her husband have two cuties in diapers…
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And they have fabulous, incredible energy. The rodeo hat on E here is my favorite:
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Here’s big girl S getting a tickle from mom:
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And E, showing us how races start at his house:
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And settling down for a bottle after pictures. Wonderful to get to meet your family!
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Jess, what did you do today?

I had an incredible day today as my daughter’s nursery school’s photographer – the kids were fantastic.  And of course my favorite pictures are the crazy-faced ones.  Had to do a little collage because they made me smile so much…
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Thanks for a great day, guys!  All the photos will be ready by the end of next week.