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Big boys with their new baby sister

These crazies were my 6th mini-shoot in the Boston Public Garden on the 23rd, and they had a blast:

Look at handsome big brother J – getting so grown up!  Do you believe the eyelashes?

And now little brother A has become big brother A with the addition of his new baby sister.  He’s growing up too!

They’re both so loving with J:

Flying sister!

Giggles with Dad:

Loved seeing ALL you guys!

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A girl and her bubble wand

I love how big and gorgeous G has gotten since the last time I saw her!  Her curls are killer, too.

She had incredible focus on her bubbles – loved chasing them around the garden…

Love as she bites her tongue as she focuses here:

Mama brought out a book to read, and G was so excited when she caught sight of it.

Pensive pretty lady:

See what I mean about the curls?  Wonderful to see you guys!

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A fabulous fivesome

These guys live right behind me, so I was so excited when they booked a session on my Public Garden mini-shoot day.  I’ve wanted to take their picture forever – they always have such a good time together.

Now this picture is one of the best moments – I adore it.  The parents pose cutely in the front, while the sisters in back think we’re not paying attention to them… and littlest brother W crouches over the edge of the water, investigating wildlife.

I like the hugeness of the weeping willow here —

And a pile of smiles:


And a classic one –

I love this one – I always say this, but this one deserves to be printed huge and hung in the front hall or somewhere… you can’t see faces here on the blog, but trust me when I tell you everyone’s having a great time here:

Aaaand break!  You guys were super fun, it was awesome to get a chance to take your pictures.

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Soon-to-be big brother

These guys were my 3rd Public Garden mini-shoot last Sunday, and I didn’t even know mom was pregnant before we met up there… so exciting! She looked incredible, and big boy B was adorable and ready to have a great time running his little 16 month old legs around the Garden.

The weeping willows tickle the nose when you nuzzle up to them, you know.  The things you only figure out when you’re a toddler…

Tickle those toes!

Handsome guy:

Splash splash —

Congratulations again on your impending arrival, guys!

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Jen - May 28, 2010 - 9:11 am

Jess – fantastic as always! Thanks so much!

Bill Burns - May 28, 2010 - 9:18 am

Awesome pictures!

Linda Burns - May 28, 2010 - 9:30 am

These are unbelievable. Great subjects, great work.

Debbie Masse - May 28, 2010 - 9:58 am

Love the close-up of Brady!!! Great pictures!

Auntie Sissy - May 28, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Just makes me want to hug all three of you. What beauties..

Maghan - May 28, 2010 - 7:43 pm

These are gorgeous– what a great idea to go back to the public gardens where it all began! LOVE the one of Brady on Chip’s shoulders- a nice family picture!

Stephanie Hand - June 1, 2010 - 9:02 am

What incredibly beautiful pictures! The photographer has completely captured family joy and happiness (as well as attractiveness!)

Chip Luz - June 1, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Jess, your pictures are amazing, as always.

kerry - June 2, 2010 - 8:25 am

love the pictures!!!

Mike Burns - June 2, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Awesome pics

Kathy Luz - June 5, 2010 - 10:37 pm

The pictures are amazing! What a beautiful family!

Two babies becoming two ladies

I started taking pictures of these two lovelies five years ago when they were just babies.  And now look at them – two gorgeous ladies! These guys were my first shoot in the Boston Public Garden last Sunday for my Ashmont Nursery School fundraiser family mini-shoot day, and I loved starting with them.

Crinkley nose pic first.  The matching sandals (complete with bruised shins) kill me. :)

Wandering before the Garden got crowded…


Squeeeeeze —

And last but not least, a sweet mama moment:

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Six days old, with his beautiful big sister

I’m taking a quick break from my Public Garden shoot editing to show you some shots I took this morning of little teenie 6 day old baby N.  He’s the little brother of a friend of my Annie’s from school, and his big sister is exactly one year younger than Annie, and now he’s exactly one year younger than my Sadie!  It’s so fun to see this same age difference play out again, and I have to admit it’s incredible to have it be a year later for me, and to see this sweet big sistering again.

His big sister F is so loving and sweet with him.  Doesn’t he look comfortable in her lap, snoozing away?

Yup, all ten toes.

And one sweet little nose:

Those toes needed a kiss:

And maybe a little tickle:

And last but not least, a cuddle with mama.

So exciting for me to meet N, and see you guys this AM.  Congratulations!

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Jennifer D - May 28, 2010 - 10:48 am

Thank you Jess…..we loved having you and the pictures are beautiful…they catch Fiona’s spirit and Nolan’s newness to the world. J

Party of six (and I mean party…)

Pardon the blog title… can you tell I’ve been watching the finale of Lost as I edit these photos?  I’ve got Party of Five on the brain (Lost’s Jack was Charlie on Pof5 back in the day).  But that’s neither here nor there.

I am so in love with these four kiddos from last weekend.  The energy in the group was palpable – it really did feel like a party as we ran around their yard and got these crazy pictures.

Um, best little sister shot EVER?  This is one of those that should be printed in some enormous size somewhere.  Hilarious.

The kids were right.  I reluctantly poked my head through the trampoline’s mesh, feeling like the angle I had would be tough to work with… but they insisted, and I love that they were totally right.  Adorable jumping shots in there. Such fun.  Love baby L’s chubby little legs high in the air.

The foursome, looking almost posed :)


Funny faces – (complete with adoring little L staring up at her big sister S)


Aaaaaaand break!  Great shoot, I loved it.  Thanks so much for having me :)

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First blogged Public Garden shoot from last weekend

I’ve bumped these guys to the top of my queue because Dad is about to go out of town and he needs to bring some pictures of his little guy and his pretty lady with him when he leaves.  So they were actually my 2nd shoot of the day last Sunday when I had a day of 13 twenty minute mini-shoots, there was still a cool breeze in the air.

Big boy M had fun on the ducks first…

BTW, side note – I was wondering this as I watched the ducks statues over the course of the day… do you think they’re the most photographed landmark in Boston? I think they very well might be.  There are very few minutes of daylight when they’re not being photographed with someone sitting on top of them… (from adult men in their suits to cutie toddlers like little M).  Can anyone think of a local landmark that gets more shutter clicks each day?

Sorry, back to business…

These cute teeth kill me:


Handsome and beauty, together:

Staring out over the water…  Isn’t the tush perfect?

A minute at the end, a sweet mama cuddle.


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rie hayes - May 26, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Very cute!

Mary Hart - May 26, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Love the pictures! They all came out great. :)

Scott Hart - May 26, 2010 - 1:17 pm

All great pics!

Kim Chermesino - May 26, 2010 - 1:20 pm

The sweet mama cuddle wins the prize!!! Nice job on them all…very cute and daddy will love them all.

Erin O'Brien - May 26, 2010 - 1:25 pm

My goodness – they are adorable!!

Tracey Keisch - May 26, 2010 - 1:31 pm

What GREAT pics – I love the duck one!!!

Danielle - May 26, 2010 - 1:32 pm

The pictures are amazing! Mason is so big

cathie - May 26, 2010 - 1:34 pm

I love the ones with the nose and standing on the bench especially!

Wendy - May 26, 2010 - 2:02 pm

So beautiful! I love all of them. The cuddle with Mom is the best. :)

Mom - May 26, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Love the cute teeth on the bench and Mama hug
Nice pics to choose from and have Chris take along!

Dave Harrington - May 26, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Great pictures esp of Mason, the ducks and that Mom – not necessarily in that order.
Thanks for sharing

Brenda - May 26, 2010 - 2:35 pm

I love the photos! My fave is the last one – what a great moment to have captured!

Chrissa Kaselis - May 26, 2010 - 2:41 pm

Love the photos! They truly captured the smiles, the fun between a Mom and her toddler son. He is soooo cute!

Kristian Demary - May 26, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Adorable pictures- so many great ones to choose from. I love the one with the ducks.

Liz - May 26, 2010 - 3:42 pm

The photos are AMAZING!!! You and Mason are ADORABLE!!!!!

Suzanne Briggette - May 26, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Awesome photos! I like the Mommy hug the best! – Suzanne - May 26, 2010 - 4:24 pm

My wonderful niece and great nephew are soooo beautiful but Jess,the artist is so important. Outstanding .I will recommend your work and I have four grandchildren…….

Bonnie - May 26, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Adorable. I love the ones of the two of you together.

Leslie - May 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Great pictures!

Em - May 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

some of the sweetest pictures i’ve ever seen in my entire life since the beginning of time! you two look so happy together!

Sheila - May 26, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Wonderful shots…a real talent.

Amy - May 26, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Love these!!

Ellen Unsworth - May 26, 2010 - 11:17 pm

Don’t know who is better here, the artist or the subjects! GREAT timing on that poke shot–just perfect.

Jocelyn - May 27, 2010 - 5:25 am

Perfect pictures! I love the one with him gazing out over the bridge.

Erika - May 27, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Adorable shots! You both look great which never happens when I’m taking the pictures. Chris will be very happy.

Holly - May 27, 2010 - 7:50 pm

Talk about some of the greatest moments between a Mom and her child captured on camera! Picture perfect! Enjoy these moments while they last :-)

Andrea - May 27, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Those are beautiful photos. It really catches the bond between mother and child.

chris walsh - May 28, 2010 - 6:30 am

These photos are fabulous, so real, unposed. Love the hug with Mom.

Steve - May 28, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Those are beautiful photos. It really catches the bond between mother and child.

Two sweet boys and a few momma hugs

We were supposed to be taking pictures of just the boys, but I couldn’t help getting a few with their mom in them too.  I love this one:

Aren’t they handsome dudes?

The big brother hug – just a leeeetle too tight…

And the toe tickle…

Check out the adoration in little J’s eyes as he watches big J here:

And here’s another momma one.  Just couldn’t resist.

Adoration again.

Sticking out that cute little tongue.

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Mary - May 26, 2010 - 10:40 am

Thanks for sharing! They look great!

Megan - May 26, 2010 - 10:47 am

Great photos!
I can’t believe how big they are.

Erika - May 26, 2010 - 10:54 am

They look adorable! Great Pics!

Eric - May 26, 2010 - 10:59 am

Captured some great moments there. Happy, healthy and having fun…great pictures and thanks for sharing!

Susan - May 26, 2010 - 11:10 am

Such great pictures! The boys are getting so big and so handsome…I love the one on the grass!

beth - May 26, 2010 - 11:11 am

Kathleen – these pics are great!!

Sharon - May 26, 2010 - 11:13 am

Love the pictures of the boys – especially the buble one!!!adorable!

Jennifer - May 26, 2010 - 11:33 am

Such great photos! The boys are adorable and getting so big! Thank you for sharing.

Sandy - May 26, 2010 - 11:39 am

Kathleen, loved, loved the photos! Think I might have my grandkiddies done next the black & white..

Liz - May 26, 2010 - 11:45 am

Love the photos Kathleen! The boys look great! xo

Tanyalee - May 26, 2010 - 11:54 am

They look so handsome. Jack has gotten so big since I last saw him. These pictures are awesome. Can’t wait to see the rest.

Megan Macfarlane - May 26, 2010 - 11:57 am

What beautiful pictures! Are you sure you’re Joe’s dad, Terry? He doesn’t look a thing like you! LOL

Lynda - May 26, 2010 - 12:09 pm

Wow!! Those are some great pictures!! They sure put a smile on my face!! thank you for sharing!

rie hayes - May 26, 2010 - 12:58 pm

wow getting so big! Love the shots!!!!

Suzanne - May 26, 2010 - 1:06 pm

The photos are really great. I like the intimate feeling between Mom and son.

Anthony - May 26, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Outstanding pictures! How do I get copies?

JEAN - May 26, 2010 - 9:24 pm

How wonderful! Love the little “Toe Tickles”

beth - May 27, 2010 - 12:27 pm

fun pictures. hope we get to see more!

Mimi - May 27, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Oh! How cute! Such great subjects how could you miss? Love the one with Joseph holding Jack looking so proud! Great kids:)

Mary Beth - May 27, 2010 - 9:43 pm

Thank you SO much for sharing. These pictures are break taking. Oh how big the boys are getting! Wish we lived closer to one another. Love ya’s!

Joseph & Marie Connolly - May 30, 2010 - 12:43 pm

You have captured moments to treasure.

What a fun threesome

I got to come back and see these two sweet boys last weekend, and since I last saw them they’d welcomed a beautiful sister.  Look at the boys cooperating here, while baby A gives her big brother a poke.

Doesn’t she have a gorgeous grin?

And mom gave them a little puppet show, which was a hit for all three:

Brother hug:

Best expression ever:


Walking (really early!) with dad:

It was great to see you guys again!

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Meena - May 23, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Love the pictures of the Anderson kids. They are adorable. Nicely done!

Marlene - May 23, 2010 - 5:24 pm

What a gorgeous family! Great photos1

Brianna - May 23, 2010 - 7:19 pm

Love the photos!!

Michele - May 23, 2010 - 8:34 pm

These are great pictures. Is it just me, or does everyone look better in black and white?

Paige - May 23, 2010 - 11:45 pm

GREAT shots! Beautiful family!

cyndi - May 24, 2010 - 4:44 am

a beautiful family…love baby A, what a pouty smile…adorable

Heather - May 24, 2010 - 8:14 am

Wow, these are great pictures! They are all getting so big. I can’t believe it. Love Arden’s eyes.

Pat-Grandma - May 24, 2010 - 9:32 am

Wonderful pictures, beautiful family, beautiful smiles.

Jerry - May 24, 2010 - 9:39 am

What a beautiful family! — beautiful smiles.

Greer - May 24, 2010 - 9:55 am

Great shots capturing the Little As in action. Love it!

Sarah - May 24, 2010 - 10:38 am

They are beautiful – the photos *and* the family! Nice work.

nonna & nonno - May 24, 2010 - 11:10 am


can’t wait to see them again in person

Laurie - May 24, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Alicia & Dave: these are great photos and you have a beautiful family!! I want to bring my kids to Boston just to meet your photographer (and see you too, hehe!). Really, they are great and you all look healthy & happy.

Theresa Tucci - May 24, 2010 - 1:34 pm

These pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them…

Erin - May 24, 2010 - 7:19 pm

So precious!

Aunt Angela & Uncle Curtis - May 24, 2010 - 9:40 pm

How cute!! Great shots! Can’t wait to see the whole set (although seeing the kids is good too!)

Sudha Sarma - May 25, 2010 - 9:05 pm

Oh, so cute. These photos are fabulous.

Sharon K. - May 25, 2010 - 10:31 pm

LOVE the photos!!!

Bunker Hill Monument – yeah!

When 4 year old C ran at top speed to the top of these stairs at the Bunker Hill Monument last Saturday, I followed behind as quickly as I could (even after doing Aaron Washburn’s Dorchester Boot Camp all week… sore legs and all – I ran after him because the fun and zany mood C was in made me think there might be some photo awesomeness to be had…)

And I was right.  I am just giggling so hard over this super-fast moment that happened when C reached the top of the stairs.

I loved going back and seeing this family after a couple of year hiatus.  The last time I saw C he was one year old, and they lived in Back Bay.  Now these guys call Charlestown home, and this ticklefest occurred in their great little yard before we headed over to the Monument.  Don’t Mom and big brother C look really alike in the eyes as they laugh?

Closeup of the boys together, with their matching grins.

One of big bro C:

And one of little brother N, giggling outside when we reached Monument Square.

There’s lots going on in this one, and I love the story it tells.  N on Mom’s shoulders isn’t so sure about this experience, Mom looks pretty as can be, and if you squint you can see Dad coming up the hill behind them, with big C slung over his shoulder.

Some hugs with dad and C:

A toss with the Monument behind them, flying boy and all:

It was really fun to see you guys again – thanks for calling!

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3 years later, a beautiful belly again

Three years ago, I took pictures of this little guy in his pretty mama’s belly, and it was so much fun for me to get to see them again, but this time to celebrate his little brother or sister’s impending arrival.  Love this tender moment:

A PERFECT circle.  No joke.  No Photoshop trickery here.

Asking baby questions:


A cuddle for mama:

Handsome, handsome boy.

Pretty mama by the window:

All hands on deck!

Love the wedding photo in the background.  Looks like this should be titled “The Story of a Family”

Sweet baby smooches:

And lastly, palming the basketball belly.  Wonderful to share this time with you guys again, thanks so much for calling!

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Cindy - May 15, 2010 - 1:52 am

The pictures are gorgeous!!!! My sister is the most beautiful mommy ever :)
great images!

Cindy - May 15, 2010 - 1:54 am

These family pics are really adorable

Vince - May 15, 2010 - 6:00 am

Love you very much!! We are so proud of you!)

thanks to the photographer!)

P.S.: my brother is the most beautiful daddy ever!)

Veronica - May 15, 2010 - 8:58 am

Guys the pictures are amazing!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations again!!
Please let us know when the precious baby arrives.
Vero & Chicho

Stephanie - May 15, 2010 - 9:02 am

These pictures are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!! I just love seeing the adorable look on Aleks’s face. He is going to be such a gentle big brother. What a beautiful family. Can’t wait to meet this little one!

Billy - May 15, 2010 - 5:23 pm

I love the pictures!! Thank you guys for sharing them with us. Michelle you are an amazing mom and I love you so much. Congrats with the new baby on the way.

Mony - May 15, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Congrats Michelle, Gene and Aleks, the pictures are great!

Can’t wait to see the baby soon.

MARIA - May 15, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Congratulation Mishi, Gene and Aleks. The pictures are amazing.
Love Mami.

Caroline - May 15, 2010 - 9:52 pm

GREAT pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We are so excited to meet the newest addition to your beautiful family!

Vane - May 16, 2010 - 12:38 am

I loved the pictures!! you all look great!! and I cant wait to meet to the new baby!!
miss you and love you a lot!!

Martha Burbano - May 16, 2010 - 4:51 am

We love all the photos so much!!, and thank you for sharing with us. My dear niece, your belly is the perfect circle!!!, amazing. Please give Gino and Alexs our love.
Hugs & Kisses,
Aunt Martha & Juan Carlos

Levent Canakcili - May 16, 2010 - 6:26 am

Great pictures together…. Congratulations on the new baby!

Sarah - May 16, 2010 - 10:27 am

What a beautiful family! Can’t wait to see the new addition :=)

Roberto - May 16, 2010 - 2:49 pm

These pictures are truly beautiful! Congrats guys! abrazos desde Miami!

Bonnie - May 18, 2010 - 9:08 am

I am so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors! You are all such a loving family! I am looking forward to meeting the baby and holding him/her a whole lot. The photos are great! You should be models in a magazine. Thank you for sharing your love with us in pictures.
See you across the hall.

Bruce - May 22, 2010 - 3:49 am

I love the pictures!! Thank you guys for sharing them with us. Michelle you are an amazing mom and I love you so much. Congrats with the new baby on the way.

My baby’s one

Oh, woe is me!  Our very own baby turned one last week and I can’t believe how big she’s getting.  You might imagine by the nature of my business how much I adore… love, love, love the smoosh, the smell, the deliciousness of everything that is a baby.  And my own littlest bear is a big girl of one now.  Can’t believe how quickly this year flew by.

You must forgive a mama for posting WAY too many photos of our birthday cake adventures from the other day, but I have a hard time editing my own munchkins.

Happy birthday, my sweet little Sadie bean.

Annie presents her with her cupcake, Sadie’s thrilled, but not sure why yet.

Hmmm, this could work…

Yup, yup, I could get into this…

No, I don’t need you to have any more licks of the frosting, mum.

It’s MY cupcake… and I might even give you a bite, big sister…

Or maybe you’ll just take a bite without asking.  I guess that’s OK.  Hmmm.  OK, fine.

My big sister’s the coolest!

And this is my girl – this moment, this look in her eye – she looks like herself to me here.

xox mum

Carolyn - May 12, 2010 - 8:13 am

Happy birthday, Sadie! The girls are so cute. xx

Suzi - May 12, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Aw. I love it – these are great shots!
Amazing how quickly the year passes, isn’t it? Happy Birthday Sadie!

Linds - May 12, 2010 - 9:47 pm

Love it so so much. What a cutie pie.

Rolls, eyelashes and the best pout

I hadn’t seen this little beauty since she was just a teenie, tiny, newborn.  It’s been a year, and she is such an adorable little one year old now!  Let’s start with this one, so you can see the rolls:

I love the edge of a smile you can see here on baby A as she goes nose to nose with her mama:

And here’s a real closeup on the eyelashes – because I was afraid you wouldn’t believe me if I told you about them without showing them to you…

Awesome hair, eh?

She looks a little like she’s in jail here… but these wrist rolls and fat little fingers kill me:

And then I had to show you the pout.  Don’t you just love it?  The pretty eyes and the pout here…

I love her attitude and rolls here:

Mouthful of yogurt :)

A combo of the pout and the mouthful –

And last of all, a toss in the air from dad – with hair blowing in the breeze!

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One year old and delicious

I got to spend L’s first birthday with her last week – and she was perfect!  Tucker thinks she’s delicious, too.  (These guys were the winning bidders for this session at the Ashmont Nursery School auction in March – so glad we got to do our session on L’s big day!)

Isn’t she incredibly gorgeous?  Eyes to die for, just like her big brother.

Sharing secrets.

Swinging together:

See what I mean about her brother’s eyes?  Not to mention the dimples…

This grandma moment makes me happy.

So does this one.

And I think her birthday cake made L happy, too :) DeLISH.

Thanks for the fun morning, guys.  Great to see you!

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