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Boston, MA Baby Photographer – From crazy snow to crazy heat, six months later

I was laughing so much as I walked through the oppressive heat last Sunday to this photoshoot — I was remembering that just six months ago I was tromping down their street through no less than 2 feet of snow to get to this sweet girl’s newborn photoshoot.

We do our extreme temperatures really well here. Gotta love New England weather!

But look look LOOK at the cuteness that greeted me when I arrived. I mean, remembering her newborn photoshoot just a few months ago is fun, but don’t you just LOVE the photos we were able to get at her six month photoshoot?

This picture specifically is just making me melt.

And then of course I have to show you the many faces of Miss D. She’s so animated and fantastic at this age! She made me laugh over and over again with her cute expressions.

She and her mama had so much fun – even though it was a hot day! She loved playing and giggling with mama.

Just a perfect, perfect girl. Thanks so much for having me come see you guys! I adored every minute.

Six months old and just so squeezable

I am so honored to have been able to document this little guy at six months old. His parents got a photoshoot gift certificate from dad’s sister when mama was still pregnant, and they decided to wait and do the shoot at six months. What a fun age!

This little guy just loved his toes:


And his rice cereal :)


And look at those twinkling eyes and that smile!


He just loves his daddy…


And mama kisses are perfect, always.



Even Chase, their first baby, did a little posing.


Just love Chase in the back of this one.


And a headshot for Mr. C in case he ever needs to do any modeling…


Silly daddy…


There’s something so quiet and sweet about this profile one.


Aunt Meg, giver of photoshoots and cuddles :)


And when tiredness (or was it an incoming tooth?) overtook him, a quiet moment with mama helped.


I just adored seeing you guys and meeting J – he’s just amazing! xo


Nicole Ryan - June 5, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Jess, these are amazing!! You are ao talented! We cannot thank you (and Meg) enough! We will cherish these forever! Xoxo

Meg - June 5, 2014 - 7:45 pm

I agree with everything Nicky wrote. These are fantastic, Jess…you captured so much!! xxoo

Jessica Desrosiers - June 5, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Such sweet moments to capture — amazing photos for such a beautiful family….

Tavenner Bonsall - June 5, 2014 - 8:10 pm

Beautiful moments!!

Leslie - June 5, 2014 - 8:11 pm

These photos are beautiful. Love love the family pics. Jake and Chase are beautiful boys!

Arielle Ruggiero - June 5, 2014 - 9:00 pm

These came out awesome even though mama thought Jake was fuss box the entire shoot! Nick I love the one of you soothing Jake!

Maura Corso - June 5, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Jake is so adorable!! Beautiful pictures.

Michelle Kane - June 5, 2014 - 9:30 pm

The most beautiful baby boy on the blog! I love you Jake xoxo

Kristine santo - June 5, 2014 - 9:41 pm

One good looking family! Such a handsome boy jake is and if course chase! Beautiful photos!

Patty - June 5, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Wow, the rice cereal picture is even cuter than the gerber baby! What a cutie!!

Helen Ryan - June 6, 2014 - 9:01 am

Nana’s favorite grandson looks like an angel. You are an artist, Jess!

Erin Maguire - June 6, 2014 - 9:44 am

What a lovely little family! Jake is soo handsome!! <3

Laureen Dunaway - June 6, 2014 - 9:46 am

Beautiful baby boy and beautiful wonderful parents!!!

BRO - June 6, 2014 - 10:18 am

Wow! Thank you so much Jess, these look amazing. I especially love the headshot of Chase with his crooked haircut, haha!

Diane Regan - June 6, 2014 - 10:20 am

Adorable!! Love the pic of Jake looking over the arm of the sofa!!!

Jodi Abbott - June 6, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Fantastic photos!! Jake on the arm of that chair
is so adorable. ♡

Maeve Ryan - June 6, 2014 - 4:56 pm

You absolutely captured his sweet personality! These are so great.

THIS is who I spent the day with

Mondays I have my 4 year old at home, and I am lucky enough to also have snagged my niece for Mondays too. So I just wanted to brag that THIS is who I spent the day with, and THIS is what she loves to do. Because she’s five months old. Because she rocks. Because she’s amazing, and perfect, and … one fantastic toe-sucker.

Wish I had time to blog many more of this gorgeous girl, but it’s bedtime for me – it’s exhausting spending the day with a 5 month old!

Rebecca - September 17, 2013 - 11:22 am

Lucky you! 5 months is a great age- alert but still willing to be held.

A girl and her dog

So I normally don’t go captioning my client’s photos too much – I know my brand of humor might not be everybody’s cup of tea.  I think I’m utterly hilarious, of course, but I recognize that the people who have me take their baby and family photos might have had me come do that to use my skills as a photographer, and less as that of a standup comic ;)

But here I am, editing my gorgeous niece J’s 3 month old photos from last weekend, and I can’t help myself. I know my sister and her husband won’t mind if I go to town on some captions for these… and hey, maybe we can even get a little caption contest going over on Facebook, too.

I’ll post them on Facebook too so you all can try captioning them there. I know you want to.

“Mmm. Boob.”


“Aaaak! I left my phone at the beach!”


“Check me out.

I have the same eyes as the whale on my shirt.

No joke.

Look again.




Yup, I knew you wanted me to do that because I look all “classic baby” here.

I do what I can for you people.”


“These ‘put-me-with-the-bunny-to-show-how-fast-I’m-growing’ pix are starting to get old.

They bore me.



I got nothin. Seriously nothin. This picture kills me.


“Daddy, seriously, if we do this every day I’ll be able to fly like Superman?

Rock on.”


“This is my superspy face. I’m hiding, can’t you tell?”


“Um… ok.

Sure, ya, you can do that.

I had something on my finger anyway.”


Again, I have nothing. But look at the thighs. The knuckle dimples. The toes. The BELLY.  Words fail me.


I am realizing this whole captioning plan is ambitious. I’m not really all that clever.  But doncha like how Jakers (the pup) is standing guard here?___________________________________________________________________________________

Documenting the very first ALMOST roll.  She rolled mere days later. Toldja she would :)

Four months and having a blast

OK, hands down favorite from this session is this one of sweet little 4 month old M, as she makes her parents giggle almost as much as she’s giggling.  Also love the one where her mom’s head is turned, and we see the back of sweet M’s head and little soft arm… The daddy kissing her when she was feeling a bit down is also a fave.  The one where she’s crying is so tremendously sad, but it’s so strongly emotional – that one gets me too.  It was such fun getting to know you guys!

Chris Kuhni - August 8, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Priceless! I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite. Beautiful baby, beautiful family.

April Thibodeau - August 8, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Beautiful pictures! I love the toes picture & the one of Anya holding her with the cute little naked back. (It gave me a bit of baby fever).

My - August 8, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Amazing shots! These pictures capture such a loving family. Love you guys!!

Anya - August 9, 2012 - 12:02 am

We LOVE these photos, Jess! Thanks for such an amazing collection of pics!

Jen Lerman - August 9, 2012 - 7:50 am

Adorable! Love the one with the huge smile!

Meka - August 9, 2012 - 8:46 am

You are a wonderful family! She is a beautiful baby!

Clyde Belanger - August 14, 2012 - 6:03 am

Great job capturing the fun Anya, Clint & Mila are having.

Brianna - August 14, 2012 - 9:30 am

Absolutely love these photos! I cannot believe how big Mila is getting already!

Kaela - August 14, 2012 - 9:34 am

Ah! What a cute little nugget! Lovely photographs!

Virginia - August 14, 2012 - 9:56 am

Great pictures.

Jean Quinby - August 14, 2012 - 10:27 am

Adorable photos of Mila. Love the first family shot!

Ed - August 14, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Absolutely splendid pictures.

Katie O - August 14, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Wonderful pictures of a wonderful family! Jess is THE best!

Nicole - August 21, 2012 - 5:07 pm

So cute!! Great pictures :)

Kristen - August 23, 2012 - 11:38 am

These are great! She’s so cute …cant wait to meet her!

6 months old and FAB thighs

OK, my friends know it takes a lot to get me to go grab my camera when we’re hanging out.  Honestly, it feels like work, and when I’m hanging out with friends and their babies, I’d much rather cuddle those sweet babies and squeeze their babies squashy thighs.

But then once in a while, my friends’ babies tease me.  They do things like turn six months old.  And then they take their clothes off because it’s a really hot March day (yes, these are from March and I’m just editing them now – told you they were for a friend –> VERY slow editing…) and they hang out on a towel outdoors and show me their big toothless grins.

So then I run inside and grab my camera, because come on, I just can’t handle that kind of teasing.  It has to be documented.  And I give you… 5 minutes with big boy B.


Big sister checking on those ears:

Thanks for letting me take pics AND squash your thighs, baby B :)



Erica - April 25, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Oh my goodness! Supermodel!

Amanda - April 28, 2012 - 11:28 pm

What a hunk!!! Wonderful photos of a great model(or two)

Sharon - April 29, 2012 - 7:18 am


Stacy Taylor - April 29, 2012 - 7:43 am

So adorable!!!!

Kate - April 29, 2012 - 10:12 am

Adorable photos!

Joanna - April 29, 2012 - 10:17 am

Beautiful pictures of adorable children!!! :)

Keri Sarajian - April 29, 2012 - 10:44 am

Those thighs are amazing! Great photos, great subjects.

Mona Viteri Harutunian - April 29, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Benjamin is so cute! I love the photos!

Kate Johnson - April 29, 2012 - 7:37 pm

thank you for posting these Jess, he is so sweet! I think you caught him winking at us in that last one!

Marisa - April 30, 2012 - 12:10 pm

The pictures are wonderful!

Maureen Clemens (great Aunt) - May 1, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Can’t help but say these are the two most adorable children anyone will ever see. I can honestly say I am not partial at all!
You do amazing work!

Pat Godbout - May 31, 2012 - 10:24 am

You have certainly captured the beauty of my Great niece
And nephew. I admire your talent and your great choice of subjects.

Four months old and full of grins

Earlier this week I got to meet a lovely little lady.  She had some shy moments… (I just adore this one)

But she was full of grins most of the time:

Her big “brother” Howie adores her already:

The fuzzy hair is the best.

Mirror time with mama:

And toe tickles with Daddy:

Such a treat to meet your girlie! Thanks so much.  See you in a few months for her 2nd photoshoot :)

A&C - March 29, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Beautiful, Jess, thank you! You really captured our little fuzzy-headed girl. Looking forward to round two!

Another lick for a big beautiful girl

Before I show you this sweet girl getting licked by her pup (aka big brother), I have to show you my favorite one from this six month old photoshoot:

And now I won’t make you wait for the licking one.


Getting bigger every time, on her chaise…

Mama’s two babies:


Love this tender one, and mama’s eyelashes echoing E’s pretty eyelashes here… love it…


Loved seeing you guys as always!


Amy St. Angelo - March 8, 2012 - 1:22 pm

I love the big lick from her big brother Harry! These pics are amazing! Jessica – you sure know how to capture those special moments! Beautiful!

Kristen Krikorian - March 8, 2012 - 4:59 pm

LOVE the pics! She is getting so big and looks so innocent and precious! Her smile is a knock out! And Harry is so lovey dovey! Great pics!

Thrilled with being six months old

Even if the avocados were at the very end of the photoshoot, I have to start with them.


But other than during that moment, this six month old sweet guy had a great time during his photoshoot.


Playing with his toes:



This quiet moment is one of my favorites:

Fantastic fingers:

Glasses grab:

Wonderful seeing you guys again!

Lana - March 6, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Absolutely stunning photographs, once again! I think the first one should be in some sort of magazine! I am looking forward to ordering some and decorating my house with little J!

3 months old and delicious

In my line of work, sometimes it’s fun to give myself little challenges – little things that I keep an eye out for when I’m shooting.  One of those things is the elusive dog lick picture.  I love a good dog-licking-baby picture – and getting the dog’s tongue just the right amount out of his mouth while the baby’s also at that perfect moment where they’re not too annoyed by the attention…

The fun thing here is if you click this “dog licking baby” link and get to a bunch of shoots where I’ve had dogs licking babies (yes, it’ll look at first like it’s not going anywhere, because you’ll see this post again – but scroll down, that link shows all the posts I’ve ever tagged with dog lick), the next post down after this one will be of this same pup: Harry, with his beloved little sister E. Our first shoot was back when she was just three weeks old, and now she’s three months old.

We did these pictures just an hour before her baptism this weekend, and she was just a perfect angel for the photoshoot.

Even with very little sleep the night before, she giggled and played…

And showed us how big she is on her mom’s pretty chaise – much bigger than last time, already!

Reading Christmas books with mama:

Love that she’s peeking at her “1st Christmas” ornament here!

Mama and daughter in their pretty Christening dresses:

She did catch a wink before the big event…

Grandma’s pretty hands with baby E:

With her Godmother and Godfather, in her Christening gown and bonnet that her mom, uncle and grandma all wore…

Big cousin, with her fantastic hairdo and dimple:

And last of all, grandma with her three pretty girls:

Loved seeing all you guys!  Hope the big event was a huge success :)

Kristen Krikorian - December 15, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Love, Love, Love!! These pictures are precious, just like the subjects! Captures everything perfectly! xoxo

Anne Fryar - December 15, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Oh Jill, She is just so precious and to see Harry so loving to her makes my heart melt. Enjoy her!!!! Anne

Vicki Shield - December 15, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Love these pictures… so natural! You both look so beautiful.

Erin - December 15, 2011 - 10:53 pm


Pat Larkin - December 15, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Eleanor, you are so photogenic and so lovely! Congratulations on your Baptism. Great pictures, Jill. See you soon, I hope!

Monica Pascetta Carroccio - December 16, 2011 - 6:53 am

Jill, she is beautiful!! Congratulations! These are great pictures! I love the one of her looking at the tree!

Kristen Marx - December 16, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Bellissimo sweet little Ellie! xoxo

The first of the next generation

Over Thanksgiving weekend, this sweet 4 1/2 month old guy had a huge crowd around – lucky guy. But first he got to get some pictures with just his mom and dad:

With mom and dad:

And with his grandparents:

And the whole team:

Wonderful to see you guys!  It’s exhausting being the star of the show.