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One last post for 2012

Now this is one patient mama – she asked for a blog post a month ago and I have been just running to stand still with this crazy season of the year, but I had to get this up for her before I shut down my computer today (on my last working day of 2012! yahooeeee!).  What a fantastic family these guys are. I’ve loved getting to know them over the past couple of years.  And even better? We got grandma this time, too.  Wonderful to see you guys!

Claudine Donikian Blake - December 20, 2012 - 12:13 am

Such great photos! Ren is so adorable and you look beautiful, Naomi!

Chris Blake - December 20, 2012 - 12:21 am

Great pics! Ren is truly adorable.

Naomi - December 20, 2012 - 12:27 am

Jess, That might be the first time anyone ever referred to me as patient :) Love the photos! Thanks for getting these up before shutting down for 2012! Enjoy some well-deserved downtime!

Sarah Barringer - December 20, 2012 - 6:13 am

Super photos Naomi! Ren looks like he loved his time in the spotlight, and he could not be cuter! I love the head shots of just him- growing boy! And you and Ruth look great too. It looks like a really fun photo shoot. xo

Jill Yates - December 20, 2012 - 8:15 am

This is such a fabulous, fun picture Naomi. I can’t believe how big Ren is in his stylish jeans and Dixie just looks so calm with all the craziness! We can’t wait to see you for x-mas! xo

Mik - December 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

What great pics! Actually looks like fun was being had at a photo shoot. Ren looks great and so do you and Mom

erika Gill - December 20, 2012 - 10:53 am

Love these photos! Miss you guys!

Ruth Aoki - December 20, 2012 - 11:32 am

I loved the photos. They even look as if they were easy to take, but Ren kept you working. You did a great job and the photos of Naomi and Ren are wonderful.

Laurie Hamilton - December 21, 2012 - 5:38 am

It would be really difficult to pick just one of these shots–as a group they really catch the little guy just as he is this moment! Wonderful shots, full of the life of a two-year-old!

zoe - December 21, 2012 - 10:50 am

Super cute! what great pix!

Natalie - December 21, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Beautiful photos, beautiful family! LOVE the photos and LOVE that family!! xo

Jim Britt - January 3, 2013 - 9:58 am

Beautiful photo!!

Tom Watts - January 3, 2013 - 9:59 am

great picture

James Canavan - January 3, 2013 - 10:01 am

Awesome photo. wish I was photogenic.

Barry Gale - January 3, 2013 - 10:03 am

This is one handsome kid!

Dan Boyd - January 3, 2013 - 10:05 am

Great pics. Everyone looks great!

That’s one tall, festive little cutie

Met this little four week old cutie pie last weekend, and OK, you had me at Infant Santa suit. Come on now.  Not to mention those long legs and arms and FEET! Love those sweet long feet.  Almost as long as daddy’s finger.  The one of him making his surprised face is cracking me up, too.  And the last one, where Daddy is stroking M’s forehead with this new trick that soothes him to sleep? Perfection.

Sara - December 7, 2012 - 11:46 pm

These are beautiful. I could just cry :)Love you guys!!!

Ben - December 8, 2012 - 2:00 am

Jess, the photos are amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!

Abby - December 8, 2012 - 7:16 am

Photos are great! Maddox is adorable.

Erica - December 8, 2012 - 8:08 am

Wow this kid is cute!! He must have really good looking parents :)

Renee - December 8, 2012 - 10:10 am

These photos are beautiful! Made my morning to get to see them :) His crazy expressions are a true testament to both his parents crazy personalities! LOVE them!

Judgy - December 8, 2012 - 11:12 am

Was just thinking yesterday… would love to see some pictures of the little guy.
Those are great thanks so much!

Laura - December 8, 2012 - 11:45 am

ADORABLE- cannot wait to meet him!

Julie - December 8, 2012 - 3:31 pm

We Love the photos! You captured him so well!!!

Cindy - December 8, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Oh these are wonderful pictures and you all look so happy! Thank you for sharing Maddox in the Santa suit, he is awesome!

Beth - December 8, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Can you please send that little Santa to my house for christmas!!!

Ma - December 9, 2012 - 5:46 pm

My cute little great grandson, reminds me of my “big grandson” when he was the little one. Can’t wait to hold him again.

Amy - December 9, 2012 - 7:03 pm

What beautiful pictures!

Susie - December 10, 2012 - 9:07 am

Maddox is a such a cutie pie! Thanks for sharing all the love with us!

Lauren - December 10, 2012 - 9:29 am

He is beautiful! What great pictures!! I am so happy you are all doing so well :-)

Meghan - December 10, 2012 - 11:17 am

These pictures are great – and so festive :) He’s grown up so much already!!

Marissa - December 10, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I cannot believe you were able to get showered and dressed for a photoshoot!!!! You’re amazing..and your family is beautiful! Merry Christmas Maddox! :)

Edie N. - December 10, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Beautiful photos Julie! We’re so happy for you and Ben and are looking forward to meeting Maddox.

Holly - December 14, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Just so ya know, that’s my nephew!! Love the pictures!! Can’t wait to meet him and hold him!!!

Arlene - December 14, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Such a happy family! Can’t wait to meet him.

Chilly day, but warm inside

We spent this whole photoshoot indoors because it was warm and cozy in there – and what’s better than rolling around on the bed, on the couch, just playing.

I have one cuddly picture in here that tells a little story from the editing side of things – and it’s the one of mama on the bed with her two kids squashing up in close with her.  This one is not the crispest photo, and the old Jess – the Jess before she had her own kids, the more technically precise Jess – wouldn’t have approved of it. But the love is just bursting out of this picture – two babies crawling up tight to their mama – I had to keep it.  Because who cares about a little motion blur when the moment just makes your heart melt?

Two fun boys, years later

It’s been a few years since I saw these twin boys, so it was really fun for me to come back and see how they’ve grown into smart, fun, energetic 4 year old boys. I love so many of these, but the jumping holding hands one is one of my favorites – and this first one, as they rolled around on the daybed.  Oh, and I can’t forget the tossing leaves one – it makes me smile just to look at all the expressions.

So great to see you guys!

A little holiday art project

These two are just brilliant – do you believe they know how to spell MERRY XMAS? I mean, really? The complexity, understanding that “X” – Mas is a shortened version of Christmas? Makes sense, I mean they only had that small chalkboard to work with… you can see why they’d write it that way… but I just have to admit it’s impressive ;)

Look at this big one year old girl!! Cake smash :)

Stephanie - February 4, 2013 - 1:59 pm

The cutest!! Always love the photo shoots your photographer does with your kids!

Kim White - February 4, 2013 - 2:03 pm

beautiful kids, beautiful photos.

Kim - February 4, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Love love love the black and white! So cute!!!

Danielle Hutchinson - February 4, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Dylan and Grace are so beautiful! What great photos! I think I need to start using your photographer!

Edward Rubin - February 4, 2013 - 5:10 pm

It’s amazing what the photographer can do with young kids. She captures them at their best. They are so natural.

Linda Rubin - February 4, 2013 - 5:23 pm

The photographer makes the children look beautiful..i have gotten so many compliments on these pictures people think both the children and the pictures are simply gorgeous.

Erin - February 4, 2013 - 8:43 pm

love these pictures. thanks for sharing.

Ellen - February 5, 2013 - 9:37 am

I always love these photos of Dylan and Grace. I know the subjects are just perfect but I love what she captures!

Cristin Rappa - February 5, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Beautiful pictures!! They are so natural!! Absolutely love the diaper one! It is like they are having a conversation! So precious to capture these special moments!

Karen - February 8, 2013 - 6:35 pm

Wicked cute!!

Jim - February 9, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Beautiful pictures with a classic look that will be a family treasure.

Kate - February 13, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Santa diapers – classic!

Kristin - February 13, 2013 - 4:43 pm

I love these! Just gorgeous.

jen - February 14, 2013 - 6:15 pm

OMG!!! They are SO BIG and BEAUTIFUL!!! Can I steal them? Too cute!! Trish, you must be so proud! Beautiful pics and they looked like they were having so much fun

Dianna - February 15, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Every one of these photos makes me smile!! Awesome photography of the most adorable kids ever!

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Many of my card partners offer discounts at this time of year – visit my holiday card page for direct links to their promotions/discounts.
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Three under two

Now you know I love my families with two under two – I talk about them all the time.  I just think it’s a big deal having two children under two years old – lots of work, lots of fun.  But these guys have them beat. Three children, and big sister Z (to one month old twins E and E) isn’t even going to be two until 2013.

I love me some twins – you know that about me too, I’m sure.  And all in all, I’m just enjoying the story these photos tell. My favorite one is this first one of the one of the girls (little and big) looking at each other, with their brother E doing a little stretch next to them.  I also love all the expressions on the crazy one where Z is sitting with the twins in the chair, and she gets the giggles… and you know me and toes pictures. Have to do it ;) Love when something like Z reaching for the toes happens… And last favorite is the twins crying together.  So indignant!

Gigi - November 14, 2012 - 11:53 pm


Pam - November 15, 2012 - 12:29 pm


T. Folliot - November 15, 2012 - 3:27 pm

such a talent to capture the vivacious, happy nature of Z. on pictures, I had a grin on my face the whole time. ?..and Em who is always so serious looking, and adorable Eden. Thanks for the adorable pics!!!!

Olive - November 15, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Beautiful pictures (and subjects!)

JYF (aka Diddy) - November 15, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Wonderful pictures of our grand kids. I took thousands pictures of them and not one look as good as yours…very impressive, thank you and bravo!

J d'Argence - November 15, 2012 - 4:15 pm

You cannot look at these beautiful photos without smiling. Zola’s smile is contagious. Merci beaucoup. Jean

Phuong Do - November 15, 2012 - 9:55 pm

So beartiful,they are little Angels. These pics are wonderful and artistic, it was a good idear to have a professional pics made, very well done.
Zola is growing so fast, her eyes and her smile are so sweet, you made us missing them so much!

Love and thank you

Cu Ngoai

Hiep - November 16, 2012 - 6:32 am

Beauties! Thanks for sharing…but please put some warm clothes on the twins!

Christine - November 16, 2012 - 9:47 am

Bravo pour le joli trio. They are lovely.
Christine and Olivier

Auntie Cook! - November 16, 2012 - 3:34 pm

All 3 are so adorable! The twins are growing so fast!! And I know Zola will be a great big sister! Miss and love you all very much! XOXOXO

Nico&Camille - November 17, 2012 - 3:48 am

Félicitation à toute la famille!! Vos deux bébés et la grande Z sont maginfiques. we hope to see you soon and meet the two new.

amandine JJ arthur and louis - November 18, 2012 - 4:55 pm

trop mignon!!!! congratulations for your loving babies. kiss

Anna Troemel - November 20, 2012 - 3:56 am

Oh so precious!! LOVE the pictures. Congrats again to Hien, Dylan and little big sister Zola who looked so happy with her twin siblings.

Danielle - November 20, 2012 - 8:02 am

I love it! These pictures are so precious. Three under two…enough said. Congrats, Tierneys!!

Jocelyne - November 20, 2012 - 9:32 am

What a beautiful family! So much love and happiness!

Jacqui - November 20, 2012 - 4:23 pm

They are soooooooo beautiful !!! Much love and Happiness to you and your family.

All grins at 3 months

I love when I get to meet a new family at this time of year! Probably 85-90% of my shoots are with returning families (which is so wonderful and fun because I get to see children grow) but I also love that I get to add new families into the mix all the time.  This time of year seems busier with returning families (maybe just because of the quantity of shoots? not sure why it feels that way…) but at any rate, it’s fun to get to know somebody new.

This is little 3 month old R – a sweet, smiley boy who spent some time being handsome for me last Sunday with his mama.  The one of him looking up at his mama from the changing table is one of my new favorite shots, and the one where he’s hiding his face with his hand, but peeking through? Just love it. Also loving the mirror one, where he’s cracking himself up :)

Leslie - November 14, 2012 - 2:06 pm

OMG I love the mirror one! OMG he’s such a handsome guy! He always has that sly look about him, like he’s planning something very big! I love it!

Hallie Lamont - November 14, 2012 - 2:11 pm

He is such a happy & sweet baby!! LOVE that last one of him smiling in the mirror – too cute!!

Heather Pizzotti - November 14, 2012 - 2:15 pm

I need to order some of these adorable pictures! You both look great!!!

Julie Howe - November 14, 2012 - 2:17 pm

Oh my goodness!!! He is adorable!! My favorite is the one of you and him where he is looking directly at the camera – going to be a charmer – I can see it already!

Jenni - November 14, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Awwww Kristin, these are great!!! Love them all.

Mike Howe Jr - November 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Too cute! Beautiful pictures!

Andrea Crompton - November 14, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Ryan is the definition of perfection! What a darling baby. Beautiful photos, and the photographer had lovely subjects ;)

Ann Howe - November 14, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of you and Ryan. You look so happy and Ryan is such a handsome little boy. xoxo

Michael Howe - November 14, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Beautiful. Looking forward to meeting Ryan and seeing you and a terry as well. See you this week.

Aunt Courtenay - November 14, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Handsome, gorgeous, adorable, lovable, and simply delicious! I want to order each one of these photos!
Love and miss you.

Sister-in-law - Courtenay - November 14, 2012 - 4:30 pm

You are glowing, and as beautiful as ever!

Jill dillon - November 14, 2012 - 9:19 pm

These are amazing pictures!! So cute and you will have them forever!

Laura Nowicki - November 14, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Adorable pictures!! Ryan is such a little cutie and you look so pretty, Kristin!

Elizabeth jacobs - November 14, 2012 - 10:30 pm

Ryan is so cute & you look beautiful!!

Danny Burkhart - November 15, 2012 - 8:52 am

Ryan is such a cute baby – always smiling! So excited see you, Terry, and Ryan soon!! Miss you and love you!

Laura Glennon - November 15, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Ryan is such a happy baby!! The two of you are really adorable! Love the peek a boo shot :)

One with blue eyes, one with brown

Oh boy, these guys are nearly six months old and just perfection. There’s one blue-eyed boy and one brown-eyed boy, and both of them have an incredible twinkle in those eyes. I think maybe they can’t wait to get moving…

I think my number one favorite picture the one where they’re lying on their backs, looking at each other. That and the one of their mama leaning over them, touching their bellies…So sweet. I’m also really loving the one where mama’s kissing T’s cheek.  Oh and I just peeked back at the one of them in their dress shirts, all crunched up next to each other, showing off their knuckle dimples.

Thanks so much for having me, I loved meeting the boys!

One more color burst for you today

So I had to show you these ones in color, too. See my last post for waaaayyyyy too much information about my thoughts about color, b&w, etc. :)

These guys just bought a new house this summer – congratulations! This meant they had a big beautiful yard full of leaves, perfect for throwing.  The shot with the leaves flying and mom and dad both smiling at H just gives me chills.  Adore it.  That and the one where the long piece of grass came into the side of the frame and caught the camera’s focus, so mom and H went into the background a bit, as she tickled him like crazy? Perfect. And don’t even get me started on the ones where they’re lying in the leaves – H looking up at Dad with the best smile ever, and then when they all three agreeably lay down in the leaf pile, nice clothes and all – but smiling and just giving off this glowy, happy family vibe, all over the place? Awesome. Thanks for a fantastic shoot, guys. Congrats again on the new house :)

A burst of color

Those of you who know my work know that I’m a black & white kinda gal.  I love stripping color out of a moment, letting light, and expressions, and emotion tell the story.  I know we all love to see the pink in our children’s cheeks and the color of those eyes… but when a picture is in color, I find that our first inclination is to experience the color.  After we soak in the color, we are able to start seeing the kids, the story, the fun…

But, everybody’s allowed to change it up, right? Once in a while the day outside (when I’m blogging) is too gloomy, too wet, too gray.  I’m having one of those days, and the two blog posts I’m going to do this morning are going to perk me right up.  And I trust that all you guys will be able to look beyond the (INCREDIBLE) color in these photos and see the joy – the very essence of boy-ness – that bursts out of these two cutie pies.  This post also gives some nice examples of the difference between an in home session (this one was an in-home session) and a mini-session.  I know I blog a lot of mini-sessions in the Public Garden each year, but the majority of my work is still in families’ homes.  With minis we don’t have as much time to get the variety of photos that you see here.

All that color/b&w talk aside, just to be clear – I do always provide all the photos from every session in both b&w and color.  I tend to adore the b&w indoor shots (especially when it’s babies we’re looking at) but I do appreciate the color outdoor shots (especially when children are old enough to walk and play outdoors).

So, enough yapping. I adored seeing these guys again – the last time was when C was still in his mama’s belly.  And the tree in their yard?  Gorgeous-o yellow with mama’s pops of red in the clothes. Good on ya.

Amanda - November 7, 2012 - 8:39 pm

My favorite is the one with both boys on the couch.

Maria - November 7, 2012 - 8:57 pm

I agree! Handsome little guys on couch with happy faces :D