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Two friends, two bellies

Bang for your buck – that’s what I call this. You visited the blog, thought you might get to see pictures of a gorgeous, round, happy belly, and lo and behold, you get two.  How lucky are you?

My sister (belly on the right) and brother-in-law are expecting my niece to arrive momentarily (pinch me, I know, right?) and I’m finally getting the time to blog all these belly pictures. Quick before babies arrive! The fun part of this is that one of her bestest friends in the whole wide world is ALSO expecting a baby girl, just a few weeks later.

Since these two girls will inevitably be best friends and in each other’s weddings in a few decades, I was excited be the first to officially photograph them together.  We also invited daddies and siblings (be they human or canine, it’s all good), and got piles of pictures of bellies, in all sorts of situations. My favorite, you ask? I think I might like big brother H holding up the bellies in the last shot. But there are loads of fun ones in here. Enjoy :)

The biggest BBP picture ever

Just setting records over here… nbd. This has got to be the biggest Boston Baby Photos picture ever.  You may have even seen it on 93 if you were driving North into the city recently. For about three weeks this photo that I took of two fabulously adorable Ashmont Nursery School kiddos has been rotating through the New England Carpenter’s Training Center’s LED sign. The sign itself is 30 ft x 20 ft high – yowsa! You photo buffs will be interested to learn that the image I needed to send them was not super high res at all – this enormous, gi-huge-ic LED display supports images that are only 400 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall. In photo terms, that’s super low-res. For reference, that’s the same size as the photos here on my blog – not normally high enough resolution for print, let alone display on anything large.  Isn’t that interesting? The other cool fact that photo nerds out there will appreciate? Vertically, the display only depicts every third pixel of the image – it’s just a function of the kind of LED sign it is. I just thought that was super fascinating, wanted to share.

Now here’s a shot from the side of the highway (I pulled over completely, don’t worry – and snapped this with my iPhone from a parked, safe position, I promise):

Now wait, Jess, you ask – what is that photo all about? Well, I’m glad you asked. This Saturday, one of my favorite places in the world, the Ashmont Nursery School, is holding its annual auction to benefit the school’s scholarship fund. This spring I’ve donated two of my 26 minishoots to charity, so even though I’m sold out and have a waiting list for Public Garden minishoots this spring, there’s an opportunity this Saturday to bid on the 11am Sat, 4/27 appointment plus all the high res files. In past years it’s gone for lots less than the $625 face value – you’ll likely get a deal.

Interested? You can either come to the ANS auction (see link below) or you can bid via text during the live auction (Saturday 8-8:30pm). To get in on the text bidding, email me and we’ll set it up.

More minishoot info is here.

And here’s the link to the auction itself.

He’s finally here!

Last May these two fantastic mamas hired me to come take pictures of them for their adoption photo album. These guys are friends of mine, so I’ve waited with bated breath for their baby to arrive. Now, ten months after that photoshoot (and for some reason it felt so much longer than waiting through a pregnancy! just so uncertain and anxiety-ridden) — now, gorgeous, perfect, wonderful, amazing G has joined their family. He was six days old here.

I have a hard time choosing favorite photos, always – but the stretching one with the funny face cracks me up. I also love kitty in the foreground, Charlie in the middle ground and the three humans in the back – there’s so much happening in kitty’s face here. Talk about life changes.

I am beyond excited for you guys, and can’t wait to see him again. Those lips! Delicious boy.

Nicole - March 19, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Swoon… Such a gorgeous family. Great photos, wish we had taken the time to have a similar shoot!!

Lauren - March 19, 2013 - 1:22 pm

I am in love! G is one lucky man to be with such a loving, amazing family. Pictures are simply amazing.

Tori - March 19, 2013 - 1:35 pm

What precious pics for an amazing family!!! Nicely done!

colleen - March 19, 2013 - 2:02 pm

these are absolutely beautiful. he is so fortunate to be blessed with fab moms. congratulations!!

Three under two years old – and so relaxed!

I haven’t seen big brother B since he was three months old, and now he’s 21 months old and a pair of nearly 3 month old brothers have joined his family.  I loved spending some time with these gorgeous boys and their mama.  The ones that show how little all three of them are are my favorites.  All those chubby legs… The mama tickling B one, while the twins peek over at me.  All those legs in a row with mama playing.  And the not-posed one of mama holding the twins – I love what a sweet quiet moment that is.  Oh, and aunt Amy coming in for the last minute tweaks on B’s shirt.  Perfecto.

Thanks for making the drive, guys!

Caitlin - March 18, 2013 - 6:43 am

Jess – these are fantastic! I love the one of the 6 chubby legs in diapers. I think I’m going to hang it over the changing table. Thanks for a great shoot!

Leah Murphy - March 18, 2013 - 8:10 am

Beautiful photos of a wonderful family!

Amy Fox - March 18, 2013 - 8:44 am

Jess- amazing as always! I love all these photos. It was so fun to have you here again.

Nana - March 18, 2013 - 8:55 pm

So many wonderful pictures – such beautiful little boys!!!