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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Look who’s two

I blinked, and two years flew by. Guess who has a birthday this Friday? One truly incredible little person (aka my fabulous niece)!

See? Two.

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Kinda the best part of a two year old photoshoot is the tantrum. It’s my TURN with the bubble wand, guys!

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And now I will FLING it at you and get you all wet.

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Aaaaand scene.

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And one more tantrum for good measure. This one because she was asked to share her trains. The horror. Mean parents.

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And of course, a little sit down strike when cleaning was requested…

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But then she acquiesced. What a helpful little person.

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Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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Eleven photoshoots in ten years

This is #14 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail). And I’ll freely admit it – I’m five months late with this one. I promised them this one in March and I’m really posting it in August but I’m back-dating it. Hoping to do a bunch of these videos this August so I can catch up a bit. Thanks so much for your patience, guys!

The gorgeous mama in these photos was my last boss in the real world – before I left and became a photographer full-time. She hired me for photos a decade ago, and I’m honored to say they’ve had me come back for photos every year since. We started doing photos when Lizzi was three and Will was one – and it’s been such fun touching base and watching them grow since then.

And without further ado, here’s a 5 minute video of Lizzi and Will’s family with photos from eleven photoshoots over the last ten years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)

It’s maternity and newborn photos time of year!

So if you’re reading this blog from somewhere other than Boston, you may not be feeling the way we’re feeling about the last few months, but suffice it to say, we Bostonians are DONE with winter. Time to melt, snow. Time to get back to real life, where we go outside and say hi to each other. Where the kids can run around outside on the grass. Show us the grass! We miss the grass.

Although I do recognize that this no-one-running-around-outside thing happens every year over here in BBP-land – and I have to admit I adore it. It’s crazy nutso busy from September 1st through December, and then the holidays happen, and there’s this stillness in the air. It’s quiet in my little office. I turn on the space heater under my desk, I wrap up in scarves and sweaters and I get stuff DONE. In the fall I’m taking photos for 5-6 families a week, and when I dedicate a day to editing each family’s photos, you can see how there’s not much time to do other things related to the business during the fall. Now in January-March, I’m taking pictures for one or two families a week – and it’s divine! I get to just sit here, cozy in my little office, thinking about how to improve and change this year.

Oh, so who calls me for photos in Boston in January-March, you ask? It’s mostly people expecting a baby. :) You guys know I love that. So I get to spend these few months taking indoor warm cozy pictures of mamas waiting for babies to be born and then taking pictures of those babies after they’re born. And what’s better than bellies and teenie babies?

So without further ado, I thought I’d show you some fun ones I got to do in February with Kristen and Dan. First, about a month ago we did ridiculously fun maternity photos in their gorgeous home with amazing windows and light…

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Isn’t this the most stylish mirror ever? This was in Kristen’s super cool dressing room with windows all around…

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And then a week or so later, little T joined their family. Here she is at just ten days old, gracing us with a little grin:

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It was wonderful getting to know you guys! Thank you so much for having me out for photos. Nothing beats this, truly.

Nine photoshoots in eight years

This is #13 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

I met these guys eight years ago when Anna was only 15 months old and Anthony was a teenie little 3 month old. Sam was only a twinkle in his parents’ eyes! I’ve been back eight times since then, and we’ve had such fun documenting summer splashing, fall running and winter cuddling with these guys.

And without further ado, here’s a 5 minute video of Anna, Anthony and Sam’s family with photos from nine photoshoots over the last eight years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)