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3 weeks of dog kisses

Now it’s possible Harry the fabulous black lab was overly affectionate during my visit last Friday, but it’s also possible he showers his new sister E with this many kisses all day every day.  He is enamored, and I think it’s possible he’s spent the last month with E giving her as much love as he possibly can.  Happy 4 week birthday today, E, sorry these pictures took me all week to get to you!

I mean, come on now – aren’t the licks just perfect?  E really didn’t seem to mind too much, except maybe in this next one, as her eyes tell Daddy she’s maybe not having as much fun with the licks as she was before :)  I do love dog/baby kissing pictures.  Whenever I get a good one, I tag the post, so if you like them too, there are more here (keep scrolling down the page after you click to see the other ones).

So back to the beginning.  When I first arrived, baby E was snoozing on mama, but we had to grab a quick shot of her on this gorgeous antique chaise (is this a chaise?) with dragonflies on it.  She’s so tiny snoozing here.

But I should let you get a good look at her.  Isn’t she just perfect?

Getting some sustenance.

Relaxing on dad in her favorite hat from the delivery room.

Hanging out with mama:

Tiny toes!

With her uber-helpful awesome grandmother.

Three generations of ladies:

It was such a pleasure to meet you guys!  Thanks for having me out to meet your sweet girlie.

Jessica Soccio - October 1, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Jill, All of the pictures are perfect! What a wonderful decision it was to have Boston Baby Photos come into your home too photograph Ellie and her proud family!

Erin - October 4, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Jill- These pictures are beautiful! E is gorgeous and you look amazing! Can’t wait to meet her. Miss you!

Carla - October 5, 2011 - 7:14 pm

Jill, I just love the composition of these photos. So natural, yet, undeniably beautiful. You & Tim must be proud! Thanks so much for sharing Ellie with us :)

Kristen Krikorian - October 7, 2011 - 11:46 am

Love, Love, Love! Jill, these pictures are gorgeous! She is right, the ones of Harry licking baby Ellie are priceless and I love the one that she’s laying long ways next to him and the one where she is looking up at you as you are looking down at her. You will treasure these photos forever! xoxox :-)

Sarah Markesich - October 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Love these pictures!! Harry and Ellie seem to be best friends already- so sweet! :)

Sarah Williams - October 9, 2011 - 6:46 am

Jill, these pictures are absolutley precious. Ellie is just so adorable.
I can’t wait to meet her!

Thank you for sharing :)


Jill O'Donnell - October 14, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Jessica – thanks so much for the gorgeous photos! It is going to be tough to pick out which ones to order but we are working on it! TTYS – Jill

nancy hackett - October 16, 2011 - 11:00 am

I love all the pictures it was wonderful to be there and be a part of it all. I love the pictures of Harry and how gentle he is with Ellie. Jessica you did a wonderful job in capturing such precious moments

Amy St. Angelo - January 11, 2012 - 10:59 am

The photos are truly amazing and priceless; especially in the years to come! I can’t help but love the ones of Harry & Ellie together!!!

Sister support

It’s been a year since I saw these sweet girls, and I love what buddies they’ve become.

I’m just a sucker for sisters.

Lemme introduce the ladies – first, in calm moments. Big girl G, with her model-perfect hair.

And littler sister B, with eyelashes to beat the band:

Just gorgeous.

I feel like B is looking at me mischievously here, daring me to try to get a good picture of her family once she steps into the sunshine while her parents are in shadow.  She knows so much about lighting, that little one ;)

Big smiles!

Mama moments…


Wonderful fun, guys, thanks so much!


Carisa - September 29, 2011 - 10:11 pm

What beautiful girls!

Margaret Davis - September 29, 2011 - 10:22 pm

What great pictures and such beautiful girls.

Cait - September 29, 2011 - 10:40 pm


Michelle - September 29, 2011 - 10:42 pm

These girls look amazing. Great photos !!

Meaghan - September 29, 2011 - 11:12 pm


Jeannie - September 30, 2011 - 7:05 am

Georgie has such a wonderful smile that is only enhanced by her adorable wavy hair blowing in the wind! But I am particularly impressed with the family shots with the focus on Beatrix – priceless moments captured so beautifully!

Melanie - September 30, 2011 - 7:10 am

G+B are so adorable. Those smiles!

I wish my niece and nephew lived closer so they could get the Jessica treatment.

molly - September 30, 2011 - 7:27 am

Pretty girls!

Erin - September 30, 2011 - 8:52 am

Great photos, Julie!! Georgie and Bea are beautiful, and you’re right that they have great eyelashes.

samantha - September 30, 2011 - 6:55 pm

These are too cute.

tammy rowe - September 30, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Gorgeous photos, but can’t wait to see these girls in person!

poppop - October 1, 2011 - 3:30 pm

I’m so delighted to see these photos. They are exquisite!I haven’t seen my grandchildren since early summer and its wonderful to see them now!

Vicky - October 3, 2011 - 6:50 pm

I am not sure how, but these little ladies keep getting more beautiful each time I see a picture of them! Georgous pictures!

Gwen - October 3, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Jules – little G. is so adorably photogenic! I love the photos!

Kate - October 3, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Those are fantastic. My sweet B looks older than when we saw you a few weeks ago!

Jessica - October 4, 2011 - 12:12 am

Stunning photos! Really captured the girls’ beauty and personalities!

Jojo - October 4, 2011 - 1:30 am

Some wonderful moments captured of some gorgeous girls!

carol - October 4, 2011 - 12:07 pm

These ar fantastic! I can;t believe how big the girls are!!!!!

Mommy, Esq. - October 4, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Wonderful photos!

Three fun munchkins

This one cracks me up.  Just awesome.

And the tongue here? Too fantastic.

These three little personalities were just so much fun to spend time with – fantastic dynamic.

Even when something totally terrible happens (like when your brothers jump off a picnic table together and don’t wait for you to do it with them).

Check out the gorgeous eyes these three ALL got.  First biggest brother C:

Middle brother B:

And lovely littlest A (who reminds me so much of her aunt Paige I almost can’t believe it):

Now these two shots look so cool together I had to combine them on the blog. I love the transition between the two moments.

Mama and her dudes:

All three, and a huge tree.

Loved, loved, loved getting this chance to see you guys. What a fun crew.



Our 8th shoot!

I started taking pictures of these two back in 2005, when L was three years old and W was one.  And now here we are, on shoot #8 – with a gorgeous 9 year old girl and a handsome 7 year old boy.  Time FLIES.

Dreamy, perfect Posey-McPoserton shot. Well done, everybody, including Gandalf ;)

The lovely Miss, with her festive pumpkin:

Toothless wonder – doesn’t this one look like an ad for a dentist? I’d totally go to this dentist if he promised I’d get to have toothless boys as awesome as W.

Gandalf love.

Got to include some fun grandparents this time :)

Da boyz.

Da ladeez.

Plumb tuckered out.  Modeling is exhausting!

Loved seeing you guys, as always.

Four for four! Fantastic.

Met up with these four gorgeous cuties last weekend and they were awesome.  First of all, I’m in love with this, especially A peeking around to see baby B’s face:

Three big guys jumping around:

Lots of fun to be had with dad:

And mama:

We’ll go in opposite age order, just to shake things up… sweet baby B:

Fun boy A:

A quiet hug for the big two:

And one giggle:

Sweet guy S:

And biggest beautiful sister C:

Just fantastic.  Loved seeing you all!

Such a classic Boston one year old photo shoot

I love shoots like this one! We got to go walking around the North End and grabbed so many classic Boston shots in the process. Without looking at the tags at the bottom of the post, how many Boston landmarks can you spot?

Oh wait, but first, let me introduce you to our little birthday boy star of the show.  Mr. C – with his raised eyebrow here, enjoying a puff snack before we headed out:

Look at those big steps :)


Mama tickles:

Look who’s walking:


And after our walk, we came home to a Grandpa…

and Grandma visit!

Look who’s UNO!  Happy birthday, sweet boy :)  So honored to document the actual day.

Proud Mama - September 21, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Happy birthday my amazing lil’ man!

Norma Jean - September 21, 2011 - 1:45 pm

He is so beautiful — great photos!!!

Catherine B - September 21, 2011 - 3:08 pm

love, love, love!!

Nana - September 21, 2011 - 5:05 pm

What a happy day and so lovely to share it with you, Coltie!We will have super memories to look at for always.

Maryellen Connors - September 26, 2011 - 4:01 pm

You look like movie stars filming in Boston! Great shots! XO, Mln

Adorable number three and his mama

I’ve been working with this beautiful mama since her oldest big girl was just a little munchkin.  I got to spend time with her and her 3rd beautiful baby last week while the bigger siblings were at school.  I hadn’t seen him since he was a newborn, and look how he’s grown!

A virtuouso at one!

With his lovey – a bunny/dog that he adores even though it’s having a bit of an identity crisis (yes, from this angle it looks like a bunny… from the back he has a long tail, though):

You can get lost in his big, beautiful eyes, can’t you?

Needed to pop outdoors for some tush pictures, of course:

Perfect sweet little hands:

I loved getting a chance to see you guys.  The family resemblance is fantastic!

andrea flaherty - September 20, 2011 - 5:22 pm

these are so so beautiful!!!!!! I am definitely going to check into this for my little munchkin!

Christine Wantman - September 20, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Patrick is perfect (and I’m not just saying this because I am his godmother)! I’ve always admired the photos you’ve taken of all the Sullivan kiddos. Nice work!

Jenn Anderson - September 20, 2011 - 6:19 pm

These are great photos. Maybe it’s because the subject is one of the great loves of my life.

Jenn Anderson - September 20, 2011 - 6:20 pm

These are great pictures. Maybe it’s because the subject is one of the great loves of my life.

Elizabeth Moore - September 20, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Your photographs truly capture R’s joy as a mother and P’s innocence. Love them- amazing work (and gorgeous subjects).

keri deangelis - September 20, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Wonderful, simple and gorgeous. I love mama & baby p together…but his outdoor tushie is the yummiest!

Danielle Meagher - September 20, 2011 - 9:07 pm

These pictures are so beautiful! Of course, Jess had some great subjects to work with!

Deirdre Leech - September 21, 2011 - 4:28 am

Rebecca, these pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!! My pick is by far, the 2nd one (with him sitting on the floor in his diaper looking up)….it’s priceless!!!! What a great photographer..will definitely recommend her to my Boston friends.

Lauren Sullivan - September 21, 2011 - 6:28 pm

These are absolutely beautiful. Adorable mother and baby.

Jeanne Browne - September 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Beautiful photos of Beautiful people. My favorite is the tushie pic!

Kathryn - September 21, 2011 - 7:09 pm

His eyes really are the best. Love this baby!

Kathleen Keane - September 21, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Great pictures! Patrick is ADORABLE!

Jane dyer - September 21, 2011 - 8:57 pm

These are terrific pictures. I love the black and white. Classic.

Nancy - September 22, 2011 - 9:32 am

Beautiful subjects, beautiful pictures!

Cathy Frausel - September 22, 2011 - 9:32 am

those pictures are just to cute!!!

Cathy Frausel - September 22, 2011 - 9:35 am

those pictures are just to cute!!! I cant pick a favorite. each one is better than the last.

Heidi Tobin - September 22, 2011 - 2:57 pm


Julie - September 22, 2011 - 8:47 pm

Definitely the cutest baby ever. How I love him!!!

Donna - September 22, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Beautiful, beautiful, boy and mom.
Incredible eyes on the little guy.

Melissa Rose - September 23, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Now those are some good genes! And the photos aren’t bad either :)

Cuties from across the pond

I am loving this family shot – it’s hilarious and loud and loving all at once.

Met these two beauties last week during their visit to see their grandparents from overseas.  They had such fun playing by the pool:

Decorating the Budda:

And walking the pretty road near Nana’s:

We got some fun pics:

Some delicious ringlets/nana playtime:

And of course a bum by the pool.

We had a breakdown or two, of course, as is to be expected (and pretty fabulous to document anyway):

And a few quiet moments:

It was such a pleasure to meet you all – thanks for having me come visit!

This little guy’s now the big brother

Welcome to little 9 day old M!  Saw him a few weeks ago in mama’s belly (just like we did with big brother T a couple of years ago), but he’s way more adorable out here in the world… (and apparently he likes having his toes tickled)

Isn’t he a love?

Just a gentle nose poke…

Brother toes :)

Mama’s never in pictures because she’s always holding the camera.  We tried to remedy that!

This is one of my favorites:

And of course a visiting grandparents pic…

Congrats to you guys on your perfect new addition.  Good luck down south, we’ll all miss you here in Boston!  Visit lots :)

Stef - September 19, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Erin, you look amazing! You’re family is adorable. These pictures are wonderful.

We are going to miss you so much! Best of luck!

nb: the nose poke picture is my favorite :)

Colleen - September 19, 2011 - 5:24 pm

What cuties you have Erin! I love the “Brothers’ toes picture!”

Amanda - September 19, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Such handsome boys! I love the one of them sitting together. So happy for you.

Jenny Bosley - September 19, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Erin – I love these pictures! Your boys are precious, what a sweet family. Hope everyone is doing well.

Kathleen Mullins - September 19, 2011 - 8:49 pm

What adorable picturesq! Erin – your mom and dad look soooi proud! Congrats again!

rachael - September 22, 2011 - 5:03 pm


ashly - September 22, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Tucker is so grown up! I can’t believe it! Great photography!

Norma - September 22, 2011 - 9:40 pm

SO PRECIOUS!!! Love all of the pictures and can’t wait to see you all in person!!

Dad - September 22, 2011 - 9:42 pm

Great pictures again! Very proud Grandparents.

Roxann - September 22, 2011 - 10:57 pm

Great pictures! Such cute little boys

Kelly - September 25, 2011 - 3:19 am

ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait to see the fam in person!

Angella Davis - September 26, 2011 - 11:54 am

Oh simply adorable. Great shots. LOVE the feet photo… toddler and baby size yeyy!

evelyn lanham - September 26, 2011 - 6:04 pm

great pictures looks like the perfect family.the boys are really cute.

Beth - September 28, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Love the pictures. Especially the one with the grandparents! Can’t wait to meet Max.

Christine Riddle - September 29, 2011 - 6:26 am

Your pictures are great! Really captures the moments you bring a new baby home. God bless you all.

Judy B - September 30, 2011 - 7:38 am

Congratulations! Anxious to meet the new little guy in Nashville. Terrific photos.

The beach, and more

This one is hands-down my favorite from the whole shoot.  I love 16 month old C peeking through this tree at her dad.  You can even tell Dad is smiling from the bit of his cheek we see…

We had such fun at the beach near their house north of Boston:

And we still got to go enjoy some time at a little park up the hill…

You can’t NOT smile looking at this grin.  Dare you to try.


Really fun to see you guys again!

A swinging, sliding, happy boy

I say this every year, I know, but these guys make me so happy every time I have a shoot with them.  They just ooze love out of every pore – their (now 5! year old – can’t believe it, kindergartener) sweet boy is just an absolute inspiration.  As Kim (his mama) put it so eloquently on the contest page of my blog last year, as she described a photo from the 2010 shoot where Jack walked holding hands with his parents:

Our family has been through so much in Jack’s four years. I love this picture so much because it inspires me to believe that anything is possible, and makes me proud to be the parent of such a special child. There were times that we were told Jack may not make it through the night or to his next birthday, but we never gave up hope. This picture to me symbolizes how far we’ve come and that we have to remember that life is a journey that you take one step at a time.

Well they’ve taken lots of steps together this year, and Jack and his parents have tons to be proud of. Not the least of which is their huge, amazing love.

Daddy tickles:

Up in the air:

High-fiving mama:

Giving Rocky some kisses:

Loving Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:

And this is my favorite series of two pictures – Jack was obviously really worried about going down the slide, but his mama helped him… she knew he could do it, so she gave him support and helped him get started.

And at the bottom of the slide… a little proud smile peeked out.  So perfect.

But this guy loves NOTHING more than the swings.

Maybe partially because his parents are really fun.

But I know it’s so freeing to fly so high up there.

You guys inspire me every time I see you.  So happy for you.

Sara Burns - September 14, 2011 - 3:34 pm

I LOVE these pictures!! The picture of Jack kissing Rocky is adorable and your family photo at the end is absolutely perfect. Jack grew so much over the summer- I miss you guys!!

Bonnie Fahey - September 14, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Well, well well !!!!!
These are absolutely wonderful. There are not only beautiful b&w photos but they capture Jack and his family so poignantly and realistically no posing here. Thank you for these. Even though I see Jack and his mom every day these pictures have truly touched me and have made me see him thru another “lens.”

Kim Soper - September 14, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Another great set of photos to celebrate such an amazing little boy. Thanks so much from capturing his personality so perfectly this year. It’s going to be hard to pick a favorite.

Marie Meckley - September 14, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Great job once again Jessica! These are amazing shots of our special little family. The shots are a true depiction of a day in the life of our Jack. I have so many favorites this year!

Mary C. - September 18, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Wonderful pictures!I sure would have a hard time picking a favorite.

Wheels and grins

I’ve been taking pictures of these little guys since the twins were just a couple of weeks old.  Now look at them!

Now they’re at that age where it’s so fun to take pictures outside.  And when you have wheeled vehicles to take you places, what better?


And this one’s so sweet: “the letting go”.

Wonderful to see you guys as always.  And thanks for introducing me to your sweet great-nephew!

A gorgeous nephew

I got to meet this guy as a bonus a few weeks ago, when I was shooting the three cuties just above this post… their mama (the auntie) gave this guy’s mama (the niece) a mini-shoot, and boy, was I lucky!  I mean, come on now…

I am in love with the tattoo on mama’s wrist here, so perfect.  If it’s hard to see here, it says “paix”.

Even the shy moments were perfect:

Wonderful to meet you guys!


Caitlin - September 20, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Aww thanks for putting us on your blog! My husband love loves the photos!!

Sister squeezes

The last time I saw these guys, littlest sister T was just two weeks old!  Now look at them.  Three gorgeous girls – and such a treat to spend time with, they’re really fun. This was my last shoot of the day a couple of weekends ago as Hurricane Irene beat its way up the coast.  The rain was pouring outside, but there were lots of sunshiny smiles inside.




I love how tightly these guys are holding on here. You guys made me really happy – thanks for a fun photoshoot!

Maria - September 8, 2011 - 10:39 pm

Gosh. Gorgeous pictures from a fellow photographer.

Frog Pond splashes and curls

We did four photoshoots of this handsome boy last year when he was teenie tiny, and now that he’s a big boy of two, I ADORED spending some time with him splashing around the Boston Common’s Frog Pond last weekend.  This was my 3rd shoot of the day on the day Hurricane Irene blew through – just moments before the rain started.  But it was perfect weather for splashing!  But first we had to do some playing ball…

And bubble popping.

But all of this just led up to the thrilling moment when K got to jump in the Frog Pond.  Happy boy :)


It was such fun splashing around with you!