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Two bigs with a little on the way

Come October, these big beautiful siblings will have a new baby in the family, and they’re already getting excited.  I’ve been taking pictures of these guys since little brother A was tiny (and they’re only 15 months apart in age, so big sister A was pretty tiny then too).

And now I’ll let the pictures do the talking :)


I love this one!  Thanks for a great shoot as always :)

Another gorgeous girl joins the family

I met big girl T a few years ago when she was just a few weeks old, and her sister C joined the family just a week before our photoshoot,  so I got to do another newborn shoot with these guys.  Isn’t she beautiful?  This lovely lady even smiled :)

Her big sister T still wasn’t quite sure what to make of her…

Checking out the toes…

T got to do some fun jumping on the Rody…

Pointing out her ears…

Wonderful to see you guys again!


Two families, four cousins, just one nose pick

Once in a while I get two families interested in doing their shoot together – often families with cousins close in age.  I charge a bit more for the session because I shoot more and the editing takes me longer because we have two times the awesome there at the shoot…  But when you divide by two, the shoot price is lower. and c’mon, the end result is so fun. We get to mix up the sibling groups and get some really fun cousin pictures.  Like three month old J and his big cousin 7 month old R, taking a snooze together:

Or their older siblings, best cousin buds just a few weeks apart in age (3):

And of course we do the requisite family shots – adorable group #1:

And please don’t kill me for posting this one of adorable group #2 – this situation never ceases to amuse me (little brother J looks horrified, too – just adding to the fabulousness)…

And one non-digit/nostril version of these two cuties:

And then back to group #1 for some of their individual ones:

Every bit of it was great, thanks so much for having me come back.  Next time we’ll get some sun!



Laura - August 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Gorgeous families, gorgeous shots. And the nose picking is just hilarious!

Rachel - August 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Those pictures came out great!

Ronni Bolz - August 19, 2011 - 8:59 pm

Great pictures!

Josh - August 19, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Wicked cute kids.

Mary - August 19, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Love the photos! Such natural, great shots

ilda - August 19, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Who could the grandmother be of those two adorable boys in the first family?!?!? You captured their personalities perfectly! And the last photo shoot of Cameron around that age was priceless as well. Thank you for doing what you do so well.

Elaine - August 19, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Wow–practically every shot is a keeper. You are good!

Bill Palumbo - August 19, 2011 - 9:38 pm

They are all so cute. They must look like their grandfather…….

Nanami - August 20, 2011 - 5:36 am

Gorgeous photos and gorgeous families!!

hristi - August 20, 2011 - 8:58 am

Adorable pics!

(and Autumn says, “more baby Ryan!”)

mary ann - August 20, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Who needs sun, when you have the brightest smiles? Love the pics.

Kelly - August 20, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Awesome pictures! I can’t believe how big the four of them are!!

Maria - August 21, 2011 - 6:22 am

Just love it…good to see them all this way away!!

Andrea - August 21, 2011 - 1:41 pm

The photos and the families are adorable! But I know that from real life, as well. These really capture them.

Isabel Lopes - August 21, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Such beautiful photos! Love Ryan’s smile(and big belly)!

Amy - August 23, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Such wonderful photos! The younger cousins napping together – priceless.

Stephanie - August 23, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Great photos of everyone! I wish my kids were that happy for photos.

Cheryl - August 25, 2011 - 10:24 am

Thanks for sharing – the pictures are great! These kids are just too cute for words.

Laura - August 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

wow! Love the way you captured the beautiful energy of this family!

Another belly, two years later

It’s been just about two years since I saw this little South End cutie for his (maternity and then) newborn pictures.  And now I got to come back and visit for some more belly pictures of his pretty mama and fun daddy, quick before they move out of their place.  Can’t wait to meet #2!

There’s something added into this classic shot… wonder if you can spy it…

Love that tongue :)

Such a pleasure to run around with you guys – thanks for having me visit.  See you in a few weeks! Yay!

Gwendolyn B - August 18, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Great pictures! Love the last one, but the tongue sticking out kinda takes the cake. ;) Beautiful family, Erin. ~g

Christina Leedy - August 18, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Great pictures of a beautiful family!

Jessica - August 18, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Great pictures – such a happy family!

Amanda Kays - August 18, 2011 - 6:07 pm

I love the pictures, they are really creative and Tucker is a doll! Can’t wait to see photos of baby #2. You look great by the way!

tricia - August 18, 2011 - 6:17 pm

so cute!!! love the pics! thanks for sharing! you look great, erin!!! tucker is adorable. particularly love the one of tucker on chris’ shoulders.

Cory - August 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Erin you have a beautiful family! And I love the city pics! Reminds me of when I lived up that way!:)e

Mariel Pain - August 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Love seeing the snapshots from this special time in your life! Beautiful.

Jillian - August 18, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Love the photos! Best wishes to you guys :)

Lindsey - August 18, 2011 - 9:22 pm

The pictures are adorable!!!

Alice Baetz - August 18, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Great photos!!!

Roxann - August 18, 2011 - 10:20 pm

I love all of the pictures. The one of Tucker running down the street is one of my favorites. He is such a cutie and quite photogenic. Great pictures. Can’t wait to greet baby #2.

Dad - August 18, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Love all the pictures!! My boy Tucker looks like he’s having a great time. You all look so happy!!

Judy - August 19, 2011 - 7:58 am

Adorable pictures! I’ve not seen anything like them before, and such a delightful family. Good luck with baby #2.

Jenny Bergfeld - August 19, 2011 - 9:49 am

The pictures are wonderful. You look amazing Erin and Tucker is such a cutie! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the family.

Norma - August 19, 2011 - 11:28 am

GREAT PICTURES!!! Tucker looks so grown up!! Can’t wait to see you all in Tennessee!!

evelyn lanham - August 20, 2011 - 10:48 pm

good loooking family, #2 will make perfect family of 4

Marge Alff - September 14, 2011 - 1:54 pm

These pictures are the best yet. I love the action much more interesting than the standard poses. Thanks for capturing my family in pictures!
Nana A (Marge Alff)

Now it’s her turn

So much history, so little space on the blog.  My college roommate’s kids are getting bigger and bigger, and last weekend we did pictures to mark little sister K’s passage into the year-and-a-half era – just as we’d done for big boy N a few years ago.  We didn’t torture her with making her crawl nude across the beach as we’d done to her brother, but she was happy to play bubbles outside with her three favorite people.

Antique firetruck fun:

And then the bubbles came out…

This is so cool.

My brother is so good at blowing bubbles, LOOK!

Pretty lady.

Dad’s got some skeeels too…

Wonderful to see you guys, I’m so glad we did this :)

sharon ewing - August 15, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Jess, you are a true artist! These are terrific and I can only imagine how difficult it is to get two children looking good at the same time!

Fourth newborn shoot!

I’m so lucky that these guys came back from Arizona for a visit!  They had their first son seven years ago and were living in the Boston area.  We took sweet pictures of him when he was just three weeks old.  Then they moved, but when their second son was just three weeks old, they visited Boston (correct me if I have any specifics wrong, guys – I have a terrible memory) and we got to do pictures at their grandma and grandpa’s house.  Then again for their daughter we did three week old pictures a couple of years later.  Now I got to meet their fourth beautiful baby, take pictures in a sink bath of this little perfect girl – not to mention grabbing a few of all four hanging out together.  Because isn’t this the picture you want printed really huge on a wall somewhere?  I LOVE.

Actually, it’s a toss up.  I might want this one really big if these were mine…

OK, ok, I’ll stop with the body parts. Too much fun.  This one tells a great story, too…

And Ms. J even took her hat off for a few brief moments…

But sorry, OK, back to the matter at hand.  Newborn pictures (at 3 months old as opposed to her siblings’ 3 week old newborn pictures — but c’mon, cut us some slack, here, we’re talking cross-country travel with FOUR kids… the fact that she’s not three years old is beyond impressive to me) so newborn pictures of littlest lady B. Each of them always got a sink bath in their newborn pictures, so Ms. B is no different.  Loving the layout and lighting and expression and clenched fists of this one…

And this one tells a cool story, too.

She loved mama time after her bath.

And daddy giggles too.

And like a dreamy little fourth baby, she fell promptly to sleep after her bath.  What a love!

One tiny asleep foot to top things off.

Wonderful to see you guys again. Are you sure you’re not having more? You make such great ones…

Jessica Lioi - August 2, 2011 - 3:17 pm

As the mom of those beauties, I can’t thank Jess enough for those pictures! We originally went to Sears, what a waste of money. I thought it would be impossible to get a photo of all of them looking in the same direction, never mind looking good but Jessica is magic with the kids. I have to choose between pictures! You are so good at what you do!

kate - August 3, 2011 - 1:04 pm

beautiful pictures of beautiful babies!! nice work to mom jessica and photographer jessica!!! love the 1st one with all the piggies and the one of the two sisters best!!

Courtenay - August 13, 2011 - 1:48 am

What a GORGEOUS family, god you two make some serious cutie-patooties!!! And Juliet with that hat on, what a riot! All the pics are fabulous but I am truly in love with the first one…a family of free spirited kiddos with feet in the air, what better describes a fun filled care free childhood?!? Runner up…the last one. How in the world did you get them all to cooperate? The photographer certainly does work magic!

Jennifer - August 13, 2011 - 11:36 am

Beautiful! The lighting in the one of J and B is amazing – how did you get Miss J to stay still long enough to capture that? I love body part pictures but have to ask what body part of B’s are the hands on in the second one. My children are convinced that it is B’s rear end ;-).

Mike - August 13, 2011 - 12:28 pm

What incredible pictures! Amazing to get all 4 in one place and looking at the camera at the same time! I love the “feet” picture!

Jessica Ammirati - August 19, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Oh My God!!!!! Too adorable for words. Miss you guys and LOVE the shots.
-The other Jess and John

Allison - August 19, 2011 - 3:08 pm

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love the feet picture!

Brian McNeil - August 19, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Kids are so adorable Jess! It was great seeing you and John at the wedding — hope to see you guys again soon.

Judith Lioio - August 19, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Totally adorable!!!! Really good pics of really beautiful children…OK, I am the grandmother but still…..

Stefanie Delaney - August 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm

These pictures are gorgeous! Of course, the children are beautiful to begin with so that helps! I cannot believe how big G & T are! It has been WAY too long! Miss you all! Big hugs from MA!

Deb Brookings - August 20, 2011 - 8:54 am

These photos capture the true essence of family life…
absolute beauty! There is nothing more important than the connection you have to your children and they to each other. Very moving images. Thank you so much for sharing them.
Miss you guys!

Nana - August 20, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Luv them all, especially Jules kissing baby. I am so proud of my “Grands” !

Sharon - August 24, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Hi Jessica, The pictures are GREAT!!!!!! I want to give them all a Big Squeeze!! Sharon

Sharon - August 24, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Hi Jessica, The pictures are GREAT!!! I want to give themall a Big Sqeeze!!!! SHARON

Autumn England - August 24, 2011 - 12:31 pm

love the foot picture. Sweet, precious, and adorable.


Three cuties and the beach

I met these guys at the house before heading over to their neighborhood beach, and I am just in love with this first picture we got — how perfect??

But then we zipped over to the beach and got some great fun pictures by the water and the trees…

The big guys decided they were going to help little sister S get going on her walking.

They coached and coached as she pushed up, up, up…

And wahoo – she got to a standing position!  Walking… well, not in the grass today.  But standing like a champ!  And making her big sister and brother very proud :)

And don’t forget herself – making herself very proud too.

It was wonderful running around with you guys as always.

Thanks for the fun morning!