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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Number four, nine days in

When this mama called me to document her fourth baby’s newborn pictures, I was so excited to see his tiny cuteness compared to his big brothers and sisters.  Well Mother Nature conspired against us, and we had to move our shoot day due to all this crazy snow, so only one big two year old brother was home to introduce me to the new arrival…

But that’s OK – he was pretty perfect and ready for his closeup all by himself. Isn’t he handsome?


He got a catnap in there, too.

Wonderful to meet you guys!

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First comes love, then comes marriage…

People ask me if I’ve ever shot a wedding, and I tell them I’ve only done a few of them, and that babies are more my thing.  But whenever they ask, I think of this incredible couple – my husband Evan’s best friend since he was two and Sash was born, FORTY YEARS AGO yesterday. (Happy belated, Sash!)

I shot their wedding back in 2007…

their first son’s newborn pictures in 2008, then his 7 month and 14 month old pictures… and then newborn pictures for his perfect sister last summer, and now a couple of weeks ago… her six month pictures.

But first – look what that wonderful marriage a few years ago brought us :)

Isn’t she lovely?


Not sure which thumb-sucking picture I like better.  This one?

Or this one?

The similarity between this next pair of photos is pretty cool. It’s an old pic of H at 7 months on the left, and one from this shoot of L at 6 months on the right.


20 tiny toes…

Loved spending time with you guys as always.

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There were never such devoted sisters

Irving Berlin said it, my mom and her three sisters joke about it… and these four reminded me of that quote so much.  They were quick to giggle and enjoy each other – such a pleasure to be around.

The progression from this shot…

To this one cracks me up so much :)

I should take you down the line.  #1:



and #4:

Wonderful to meet you guys, thanks for having me out!

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Two blondies

If memory serves (and Kristen, correct me if I’m wrong) in 1986, these cuties’ fun blonde mama and I were in a critically acclaimed elementary school production of Sound of Music together. Now it’s 25 (???!!!) years later and I got a chance to meet her fun blonde munchkins last weekend.  It was wonderful from start to finish.

Moments of crazy,

mixed with quiet…

Love this – check HIM out :)

LOVED seeing you again! Keep in touch :)

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Two bigger brothers add a third to their crew

I’m back!  After about six weeks of a blogging hiatus (so sorry to those 26 families from late November and December –  I just couldn’t blog during that crazy season), the rush is over, and the calm, lovely January-March shoots begin.  This is the quiet season for people like me.  It’s too cold to take those tiny babies outside, and every year I have this nice quiet wintertime… one or two shoots a week to keep me busy, but not too many.  I get lots of time to be a mom this time of year – and I have to admit I adore it.

But when I do shoot, it’s creatively so much fun!  Everybody’s relaxed, and we get to do things like explore cute new belly buttons…

And chew on noses :)

Three handsome boys!  The eldest:

The middle:

And the babe:

Wonderful to meet you guys.  Happy New Year!

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Michelle O'Connell - January 6, 2011 - 8:02 pm

These pictures wonderful Jess, thanks so much!

Janet Kearsley - January 6, 2011 - 8:27 pm

These photos are fabulous — I love how they bring out all the love that these boys feel for each other and the fun they are having while being photographed! Beautiful facial shots — and great composition — They made my day!!

Rachel Vuolo - January 6, 2011 - 8:42 pm

…VERY very sweet, lovely pictures!

Paula Moodie - January 6, 2011 - 8:51 pm

I love them ALL! I especially love the one of Kieran getting Seann’s nose – adorable! I guess it’s easy to take great photos when you have such darling subjects. A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL family! :)

Debbie Nadle - January 6, 2011 - 9:06 pm

I have never seen pictures that capture so much emotion!

Hannah - January 6, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Love the one of Kieran biting Seann’s nose! That is great! Beautiful!

Sharyn Morris - January 6, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Beautiful pictures! The boys look so proud of their baby brother.

Diane - January 6, 2011 - 10:01 pm

So so beautiful! The family looks awesome and the baby is just precious! God bless you all! I got a kiss from my black mini poodle tonight, I’d rather a baby lol look forward to catching up

Kerry O'Connell-Skog - January 6, 2011 - 10:47 pm

These pictures are so wonderful. Braden is the most handsome and Riley’s personality was caught beautifully. And then there is Kieran…what a a scrumptious morsel.

Sarah Ginand - January 7, 2011 - 8:35 am

Fabulous photos! What a wonderful way to celebrate Kieran’s addition to the family!

Marianne Bien - January 7, 2011 - 8:39 am

Beautiful photos that capture the wonder and joy that the boys share with their new baby brother. Excellent job! Brought tears to my eyes as I viewed the pictures.

J. R. Bien - January 7, 2011 - 8:48 am

Impressive work by the photographer. Shading, positioning and direction of the subjects were outstanding!

Wendy - January 7, 2011 - 8:54 am

OMG – these are great pictures. The nose biting picture made me lol. The boys look so great and like they had fun doing the pictures. Quite a testamonial for the photographer. Thanks for sharing Michelle.

Shannon - January 10, 2011 - 9:05 am

These are FANTASTIC!! Candids are great and the boys look so handsome. And then there is the rose amongst the thorns…you look great, Michelle!! :)

Cheryl - January 11, 2011 - 4:18 pm


Love the pictures. The emotion that is captured is wonderful. Love the black and white as well….