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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Happy first birthday, smiling dude

I had to work hard to make sure that every picture of this little guy wasn’t smiling, because he’s just such a happy guy.  I think this is my favorite shot, though:

Look at these killer eyelashes, too:

And using his walker, a total pro:

Relaxing with the whole gang:

High-five for mom:

Showing off the crawling skills.  I feel like his right hand looks like he’s drumming his fingers here, waiting for something important…

This big boy just turned ONE, so we had to take a picture in front of the mural dad painted:

Actually, this next picture is competing to be my favorite one… I’m going back and forth.

This one cracks me up – belly!

So much fun to spend time with you guys.

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Elle - March 2, 2010 - 7:42 pm

These are fantastic! What a little ham!

Have a Heart for Haiti’s top fundraiser!

Yippeee!  Not that I’m competitive or anything, but I was so excited to learn that Boston Baby Photos was the top fundraiser in’s Have a Heart for Haiti fundraiser earlier this month! (OK, maybe I’m a little competitive. But this is the best thing to be competitive about, isn’t it?) So exciting.

You guys helped me raise $341.30 for UNICEF, who is absorbing administrative costs so that 100% of donations go directly to children in Haiti.

Click on the adorable ducks below to see the post about Boston Baby Photos on

Speedy crawler, almost walker

First of all, apologies for the radio silence over here on the blog.  I’ve spent the last week buried deep under 30 children’s nursery school photos, but I’m on the other side of it and back to the regular photoshoots.  (I was the class photographer for my daughter’s nursery school – would love to show you some of the hilarity from the day, but I want to let the parents see the photos first.  Suffice it to say that tiaras on picture day are totally acceptable when you’re four, which is, just on its own, pretty awesome.)

But this big girl is just about the same age as my Sadie, but she’s a mover and a shaker!  I have a little lump at home who is barely crawling, and Miss E here puts her to shame. (I do love my lump, though – that sounds like not a very nice thing to say about my own baby…)

Miss E LOVES walking between her parents, and I have to say that this is one of my most favorite pictures I’ve ever taken.  I love it.

And here she is, showing off her skills:

Looking at mama and daddy in the mirror:

A sweet kiss from mom – I love E’s face here, as she pulls on the necklace:

And getting some help with walking from Dad, obviously loving every minute:

Reading some books on her own:

Showing off those teeth:

And then having a quick read with Mama:

Funny mama:

And I love the squirm here – it’s so real.  I know it well!

And last but not least, wearing her adorable outside garb – loving the hat!

Great to meet you guys :)

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Connie Arneman - February 21, 2010 - 7:50 am

Wonderful pictures. How can anyone resist those. She is beautiful. Can’t wait to see more. thanks for sharing.

Junenette - February 21, 2010 - 5:01 pm

These are really beautiful. I particularly like the one where she is looking down at your chain (well holding it with likely future plans of biting it :). Really nice!

Debbie Stanton - February 21, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Aw! Thanks for Sharing these! Gorgeous baby girl!!

Diane Funk - February 21, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Oh my goodness! These are so sweet! I love love love the family pictures.

Cheryl Tryon - February 21, 2010 - 9:06 pm

These pictures are simply precious. She looks so comfortable having them taken in familiar surroundings. She is changing fast!!

Ruthie Stiles - February 21, 2010 - 9:37 pm

She certianly is a precious gift from God.

bev - February 22, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Eva is adorable..happy baby and happy parents. Bev

Diane Papesch - February 22, 2010 - 1:33 pm

You have captured an incredible glimpse into the lives of this family! The picture are all so endearing!!!

Gina - February 22, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Adorable!! I can’t believe how big she has gotten already! She is so beautiful!

Sara - February 22, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful little girl :)

Kathy - February 22, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Enjoyed the photos so much, they are breaktaking. Eva is so beautiful.

Sally - February 23, 2010 - 6:07 pm

What a beautiful daughter. Lovely pictures. You are fortunate to have a wonderful photographer.

Joanne Krahe - February 23, 2010 - 6:32 pm

The pictures are absolutely adorable. My favorite has to be of the three of you walking away. Great shots!

Gretchan - February 24, 2010 - 12:42 am

Whoa!, She is so gorgeous, and beautiful parents also, if I might add that! It is fun to remember when the dad was her age! Each picture is wonderful, what a blessing!

Pam Mayle - February 24, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Connie, you have a beautiful grandbabie! Isn’t it great to have little ones to spoil and love!

potenta - March 7, 2010 - 5:41 am

what a cuty :D

just luv these photos :)

Last day of Have a Heart for Haiti campaign

Today’s the last day for 10% of your Boston Baby Photos purchase to go to UNICEF through the Have a Heart for Haiti campaign.  So go online, place a print order, order JPGs, order your gift certificate for a shoot later in the year… anything ordered by midnight tonight qualifies.  I’ll do the rest.

For more information about the campaign with, you can see my earlier post.

And thank you!

Joyette - February 24, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Love Eva’s expressions are priceless. My favorite is Eva’s plotting to devour Joanne’s necklace.

Happy Valentine’s Day, giggly boy

This giggling eight month old guy was tons of fun in his photoshoot last weekend.  And now his parents have been super patient waiting for me to finish editing their pictures.  Do you believe this one with his pretty momma, as they giggle at each other?

He has a Fred Astaire vibe going on in this shot, don’t you think? Looks like his feet are ready to dance, toe tapping and all.

Too bad they’re not very good looking, eh? ;)

Big boy flying:

I think I interrupted a really good chew here.

Laughing at mom:

Taking a moment with his best buddy.  Don’t they look like they’re having a really in-depth conversation?

Twinkling eyes:

Look at this fabulous crawling bum.  I love mom’s smile here:

And it’s always nice to take a walk with the ‘rents.  What fun to hang out and take pictures of you guys – thanks for having me!

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Sarah Smith - February 15, 2010 - 8:57 am

Really nice pics Jess! Everyone loves them.

Kevin H. - February 15, 2010 - 10:15 am

Cutest baby EVER.. well, except for Maggie – who’s equally adorable but in a girl way…

next year – Baby GAP supermodel?

Tacy - February 15, 2010 - 11:19 am

Great pictures!

Cara - February 15, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Absolutely amazing photos. The joy and love is captured on film and it’s incredible. Miss and love you guys, but appreciate being able to see you in these pics!

Tasha - February 15, 2010 - 2:01 pm

These photographs are superior to any baby pix I have ever seen: natural, lively, unsentimental.

Congrats to all involved!

Fina - February 15, 2010 - 2:09 pm

All absolutely wonderful but there are two in particular that I completely adore!

Megan Thomas - February 15, 2010 - 4:19 pm

great shots, Jess! I love the one of Rett communing with Manny the Monkey!

Beth - February 15, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Great photos! ~ Beth, Alex and Cate

Mary Ann - February 15, 2010 - 5:20 pm

amazing photographs! And such a beautiful, happy family! mary ann

JoAnn Christiansen - February 15, 2010 - 7:40 pm

I love these photos – candid but carefully shot. I would title the one with Rett and his “buddy” as “sharing secrets” – I do think babies have a magical language!

Taice - February 16, 2010 - 10:16 am

I want to eat him up! What wonderful memories these make!

Jessica - February 16, 2010 - 10:21 am

What beautiful photographs of such a cool family. You guys look great :)

Kristine - February 16, 2010 - 10:36 am

Fabulous moments captured here! A beautiful family!

Kate - February 16, 2010 - 11:30 am

Fantastic photos! Such a beautiful family!!!

Colleen - February 16, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Great photographs, Rett’s charm was captured beautifully! What a gorgeous family!

Kendra - February 17, 2010 - 1:42 pm

He is seriously the cutest baby EVER! What an amazing family!

Jared - February 17, 2010 - 11:17 pm

Ay que guapo!

Sarah Rice - February 18, 2010 - 1:46 pm

Wonderful photo’s! Wonderful looking family!

Kate Shoss - February 21, 2010 - 9:23 pm

I love the photos of little Rett! Too cute.

Personal project: four people, twelve times (first time)

A photographer whose work I love came up with this great idea, and I’m taking it on as a personal project too. I’m going to really try to get one family photo each month this year. I’m thinking it’s a cool time to do it. Sadie’s 9 months old, Annie’s 4, and at this time next year they’re both going to be so much bigger. Doesn’t matter what we’re wearing, what we’re doing, I’m just going to try to get us all in the same frame. And I HATE getting my picture taken. That’s why I take pictures, so I don’t have to be in them. Ick. But here goes.

This month’s shot is in the room we’re adding in our basement, in the hopes that it’ll be fun to look back at this picture as the year progresses and our renovation project finishes up (please, oh please, can it finish up?)…

Here we are in all our glory. And DUDE, it’s hard to get everybody to look in the same direction when there’s nobody behind the camera (that’s my funky new remote shutter in my hand). Three outta four ain’t bad, I figure.

And you can see the room a bit more in this one:

Anybody want to join me for this project this year?

Mudroom Boston - February 15, 2010 - 9:42 am

What a fabulous idea! I had recently been inspired by the Picture of the Day idea (taking one pic a day of your kids), but it seems overwhelming to me. Twelve times sounds doable…I’m in!

A new brother makes two

When you’re two and a half, your new brother’s toes in your face are pretty hilarious:

S’s new brother J is just getting to the point where the smiles are flowing freely – we got tons of them during our photoshoot:

A twinkley-eyed boy:

Dad and J, making the same face. I love this so much.

Dad also drew a killer backhoe.  The things I don’t draw often with two girls at home…

And a calm moment with little J – wrist rolls and all:

S with his beloved “jabba”, staring lovingly up at Dad:

Teenie J tootsies:

The boys together – I love how interested S is, and how their eyes are locked on each other in this shot.

It was a treat to spend time with you guys last weekend, and so fun to get to know your boys.  So many other cool pictures to show you, can’t wait!

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Joel - February 10, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Those are great photos- can’t wait to see the finals.

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Amy Fox - February 15, 2010 - 9:41 pm

These are just beautiful–you really capture these two characters!

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Jeremy Bass - February 16, 2010 - 9:00 am

Great pics of the boys!

Paige Bass - February 16, 2010 - 9:41 am

Such cute pictures!

Double E - February 17, 2010 - 8:19 pm

Adorable! What a beautiful family.

Loren Wolfe - February 17, 2010 - 8:28 pm

I love these little guys and you have captured them beautifully!

Meg - February 19, 2010 - 1:30 pm

WOW! love the feet in the face. such cute boys–all 3!

Rakesh - February 28, 2010 - 9:41 am

So adorable. I love the way the pictures capture big brother S’s affection for little J.

Foy - February 28, 2010 - 1:51 pm

These are fabulous…love the look that Jonah is giving Sammy!

anne - February 28, 2010 - 2:17 pm

those are some photogenic little guys…and the chub on j is impressive!

RAY - February 28, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Great photos of a dynamic duo.

sara - February 28, 2010 - 3:29 pm

what lucky parents! those are some adorable and sweet tots!

Anna - March 1, 2010 - 2:42 am

Super cute pictures!!!!

Monica - March 3, 2010 - 10:02 pm

Love the photographs!

9 months old today

So today marks the day my own baby girl’s been outside in the world longer than she was inside my belly.  I know they say it goes faster on the 2nd child, but SERIOUSly, they aren’t kidding.  Sadie’s first year is flying by – it feels like a blink since she was born.  She got her first tooth last month, and is talkative and hilarious now.  She’s just mastered sitting up and recently started rolling to get gerself places (her sister was crawling at 5 months old, Sadie’s taking her time with it).  She loves her three soft mushy meals a day, and really loves nothing better than her big sister.  Bathtime is unquestionably her favorite time of day, her whole body tenses and she starts jumping as we finish up dinner and head to the bathroom.  She is a delight, each and every day.  Except when she decides it’s party time between 1-4am – which she did for the first time the other night… I think tooth #2 is on its way.

Knuckle dimples!!

Love this.

This is her giggling uproariously face:


My little turtle:


Loving the bath:

Enjoying peas:

Cracking up:

My blue eyed girl. Happy 9 mo bday, sweetheart.

Cilla - February 3, 2010 - 2:24 pm

My goodness, oh so oh so cute!!!

Carolyn - February 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

How can she be 9 months old already?? She’s so gorgeous. xx

Linds - February 3, 2010 - 3:31 pm

What a beauty! xoxo

Tanya Haney - February 3, 2010 - 8:29 pm

She is getting sooooo big! She is adorable.

marni - February 3, 2010 - 9:58 pm

I just love her. She is beautiful. Happy 9 month bday!

John Meyer - February 4, 2010 - 9:12 am

Greetings, Evan and Jess, Proud “Grandma” directed me to this page. What a cutie, and what beautiful expressive pictures to capture the fleeting moments. Best, John

The twins welcome a sweet boy

These guys live across the street from us, and are almost exactly my Annie’s age.  Got to run over and grab some photos of them with their teenie one week old brother this morning.  Don’t you love the urgency in their eyes as they check to see if he has stinky feet:

Before we even introduce their new brother, aren’t they kinda awesome just the two of them?

And here’s their sweet brother, only 9 days old.  Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!  He’s got his brothers’ eyes, I think.

Investigating all of his little parts:

This one is one of my favorites of the three together – can’t you almost hear them?

And I love this sweet little face as he contemplates the bed:

Looking up at mama, wrinkley skin and all:

Gazing out the window:

And one last moment with all three boys – I think maybe they’re related :)  It was so much fun to meet your newest boy, guys – thanks for having me over!

And there comes a time at any shoot when someone’s just done.  This guy was no exception, but isn’t his crying face perfect?

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Evan - February 2, 2010 - 9:01 pm

What a cutie! Looks like he will fit right in with the gang. Congrats!

Leo Sullivan - February 3, 2010 - 12:16 pm

The photos are really beautiful. I can’t believe the boys all sat still for the photogapher; she did a great job too!!!

Stacy Fleming - February 3, 2010 - 12:27 pm

The pictures are gorgeous. The smiles are incredible and I too am amazed at the subjects sitting still. I love these.

Nancy Sullivan - February 3, 2010 - 12:52 pm

I love the pictures. They are so soft. They are truly beautiful. Nancy Sullivan

Dorothy Haney - February 3, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Great looking photos of some great looking kids.

barry sullivan - February 3, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Kevin has a great name and is a beautiful little lad. i think the twins like him!!!!!!

Uncle Barry

Julie - February 3, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Great photos of the Haney boys! My favorite is one last moment with all three boys. Great job Tanya and Nick and Jess on the photos! See you on the street.

jess, slight oops. i added this comment in the wrong place in your Haiti section. sorry.

Marilyn Mulhall - February 3, 2010 - 1:18 pm

What a beautiful baby boy – congratulations Haney family and welcome Kevin! The pictures are fabulous. Marilyn Mulhall

Erin Furfey - February 3, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Great pictures of beautiful boys! They are gorgeous!

Annie Pratt - February 3, 2010 - 1:38 pm

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to meet Kevin what an adorable baby! Congrats to all of you!

joy foraste - February 3, 2010 - 4:48 pm

These are super cute. They look just like the little angels they are!

Cyndi - February 3, 2010 - 5:57 pm

These are amazing and hopefully they will always be laughing and hugging like this through the years :) Loved seeing all of you today…you seem as though you’ve had 3 forever!

Lisa Weinstein - February 3, 2010 - 6:36 pm

Tanya- Anya and I LOVED looking at these pictures. I think I actually might contact your neighbor to take some pictures of Anya and Max for Mother’s day!

Barbara Sullivan - February 3, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Awesome pictures of the three boys! Kevin Sullivan Haney is as adorable as his brothers! love the B’s

Yanique da Cunha - February 3, 2010 - 7:58 pm

These pictures are amazing! The boys are absolutely precious and the three of them together are so cute!

molly farley - February 3, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Oh Boy! Oh boy! Oh Boy! Tell me how you get three munchkins to smile at the same time!?!?! SO precious.

Pat Mytkowicz - February 3, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Absolutely amazing photographs! I’m with Barry-great name for your new son! The pictures are all fabulous, but my favorite is the last. Can’t wait to see Kevin in person! Love from the Polish side of the family-

Patricia Perkins - February 4, 2010 - 12:47 am

Hi Tanya,

The pictures came out great. Congratulations!!

Ed, Tricia and Ryan Perkins.

Shannon Costello - February 6, 2010 - 9:21 am

I love the pictures! He is absolutely beautiful! He looks like the boys. They seem very excited!