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Ten days old and just so squeezable

Look who arrived on his due date! This incredibly perfect little person joined Amy and Jason just about two weeks ago, and the joy in their house is palpable. So much love.

And apologies in advance – this is wayyyy too many photos for a blog post but I just had such a hard time choosing.


Look at those eyes!





His expressions cracked me up :)



Teenie boy :)



His big feline brother seemed a bit interested…








Jacky McClean - July 2, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Avery is sooo adorable. Great pictures.

Crystal - July 2, 2015 - 3:44 pm

What a little cutie!

Erin - July 2, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Great pictures here Amy and Jason!

Donielle - July 2, 2015 - 4:10 pm

These pictures are adorable! Can’t wait to hang out with him again soon!!

Amy - July 2, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Thank you Jess for doing such an amazing job of capturing our new family. I love these and my little peanut so much!

Auntie Bo - July 2, 2015 - 8:13 pm

The most precious little boy ever!

nancy - July 3, 2015 - 7:29 am

Amazing Photo’s Amy and Jason.
These pictures are priceless and so precious.
He is so adorable and every photo capture’s it.
So much Love here <3

JoAnne - July 3, 2015 - 9:15 pm

Awesome pics of prince Avery and his mom and dad

Grammy - July 5, 2015 - 8:44 am

Welcome to the world little Avery!!!! He’s a beautiful boy and I just want to squeeze him:)))) Beautiful pictures of my grandson, and his parents. Lots of love there!!!!

Grandpa - July 5, 2015 - 9:08 am

Fabulous Family Fotos!!! Very special pictures of a very special little guy and his Mom & Dad.

Kerri - July 6, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Stunning pictures of a beautiful family!

Uncle Johnny - July 6, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Avery is the coolest little guy I’ve ever met!! Great pictures of him with Mom and Dad!

Uncle Matt - July 6, 2015 - 1:32 pm

The coolest little dude with the coolest parents. Awesome pictures!

Aunt Kimmy - July 6, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Love love love my new little nephew! The pictures turned out great!

Lauren Gillis - July 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Just precious!

Michelle - July 6, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Absolutely beautiful pics (hello Jess!) of your new family! So happy for you!

Aunt Mary - July 6, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Absolutely adorable

Kathy - July 8, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Beautiful pictures. Loved them all!

Fall Public Garden Minishoot #18

Look at these twinkling eyes! I loved meeting this guy for the first time at my late October Public Garden Minishoot – he and his mama had such fun playing together in the trees and the leaves there. I love it when we’re able to document a soon-t0-be older sibling – it’s a time of life when there’s so much change about to happen… I love being able to spend some time focusing on #1 for a bit. (But maybe that’s just me, speaking as a first child – hehe…)






Sabari - November 21, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Gorgeous googs and mom!

Acey - November 21, 2014 - 6:17 pm

These are wonderful. Shining eyes and
baby belly! XOXO

Ina Patel - November 21, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Beautiful pictures!!! Love my googs and his mom!

Sujata - November 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm

What a handsome boy!

Minnie - November 23, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Lovely pictures. Beautiful mother & son

Ally - November 26, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Love this little guy..what a natural !

Andrea - November 26, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Precious! I love the one with Sameer in the air!

Kat - November 26, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I absolutely adore these pictures, the first one is just amazing!

Christine - November 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Love these!

Erminia - November 26, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Absolutely stunning. So much love in these pictures!

Zelalem - November 26, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Beautiful pics!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly - November 26, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Beautiful pics of mama and her little guy!

Sarah - November 29, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Fantastic pictures!

Kerrie - November 30, 2014 - 9:53 pm

Amazing photos….moments to treasure for a lifetime!!

sarah - December 1, 2014 - 7:48 am

#4 makes my heart melt!

Sandra - December 1, 2014 - 8:40 am

What a gorgeous series of mother and son photos! Captures the sparkle in their eyes and the warmth of their hearts

Karen - December 1, 2014 - 9:04 am

So precious! Enjoy this time together.

Cristin - December 1, 2014 - 10:01 am

Looove these!

Nikki - December 1, 2014 - 10:06 am

What beautiful shots that capture the pure love and simple joy between momma and son. Adorable!

Nancy - December 1, 2014 - 10:15 am

These photos are exquisite. The joy and love expressed by them is almost palpable…like you could reach in a touch it.

Margaret - December 1, 2014 - 1:45 pm

These photos are beautiful! Sameer’s a cutie!

8 month old fun

These guys got a gift certificate for a photoshoot from their baby’s fabulous godparents, and I was so excited to come document this little 8 month old guy and his kitty at home last weekend. What a perfect little dude.

Kitty friend.

Nothing beats a little applesauce.

And your favorite and mine… Sophie made an appearance!

Wonderful to meet you guys!

Open heart surgery conquered!

I was so thrilled to go back and see this wonderful cutie pie last week. You’d never believe this guy had open heart surgery just nine weeks before this photoshoot. I mean, he’s amazing! He’s a complete hero, and also an absolutely gorgeous, bouncing, happy-as-can-be six month old guy. Here he is, in all his fun-loving, six month old glory!

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 :)

What, you like my hat? This old thing?

You guys know I’m not really a “hat” baby photographer.  But when there’s one just LYING around… and when a 9 month old sweetie feels like she’s ready for her closeup in it… who am I to say no?

Incredible cuteness.  I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves :)

Except this one, where I have to point out that Harry’s tongue is completely under E’s chin – full extension.  Hard to tell here on the blog, but it’s perfect.

Oh, and I loved shooting in Miss E’s new house – the top floor was like a big empty studio for us, so sunny… and I can imagine her peering out these windows for years to come looking at her neighbor kids playing, saying, “Can I go outside?”

And last but not least, chewing on those toes.

Kristen Krikorian - July 9, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Ellie is gorgeous as ever! Mommy and baby and Gwammy (and puppy) all look so happy! These pictures really capture her smile and sweet cheeks (and those eyelashes!). Love Love Love! xoxox

Erin - July 9, 2012 - 9:06 pm

I have never seen a happier baby! Beautiful pictures- every one!

Grins and giggles at only 8 weeks old

Now this guy wants to introduce himself with a BANG! Isn’t he perfect? 8 weeks old and already so full of fun personality and expressions.

At a certain point, though, everybody gets frustrated with modeling…

Probably because he got a leeetle tired (I am so in love with this yawn picture, though):

And now I’m curious. I have two photos that I can’t choose between – they’re similar moments, but I think they tell very different stories.  It’s C in Daddy’s arms, and I love the first one for the quiet stillness… so gentle, so sweet… the delicate eyelashes…

But then I’m drawn to this one – just moments later – he got a quick little second wind.  It’s so full of energy and joy and fun… not to mention the tiny hand on daddy’s bigger one here…

And then he was out:

So wonderful to meet you guys!

Susan Goodman - June 7, 2012 - 5:44 pm

LOVED the first photo with his arm up!! Looks like he enjoys
being “Number One” in his household.

Marilyn Manzoli - June 15, 2012 - 10:54 am

He certainly is a Champion!!!!!! with his arm up in the air!

Spring Public Garden Mini-session #21

So, last but not least, I give you my 21st Spring Public Garden mini-session from 2012.  Two days, 21 families – I can’t believe we didn’t have to reschedule for weather for either of the dates!  Everyone was fantastic, I had such fun with them this year.  For more information about adding your name to the list for the fall minis, or to just learn about them, visit the minishoots page on my website.

And I’m never sure if people know that I always provide all my clients with every final image in both black & white and color.  I’m a fan of black & white, which is why I almost exclusively market it on the blog and website, but I will admit I love the colors the Public Garden offers… so it seemed fitting to finish up my last minishoot of the spring with this magical moment.  Isn’t he a dream? And can you see why it has to be in color? Rare, for me, but perfect.

Sweet boy with his lovely mama:

Three, and already flying airplanes:

Love this:


There’s something so beautiful about this expression, too.

Birch reflects light nicely for us:

Wonderful! Thanks for meeting me, guys :)

A third boy joins the family

We did little D’s pictures on Wednesday morning, when he was just six days old.  His two big brothers were off at school, so we got to spend some quiet time getting just D and Mama pictures.  Wonderfully sweet.

I’ll tease you a bit, before I introduce you…


And here we have Mr. D:

He even had a smile or two for us…

As well as some pretty fantastic scowls:

I love how different he is in each picture…

More smiles for his mama:

Aaaand then the yawns came.  Try not to yawn yourself, looking at this. :)

Wonderful to meet you, little D!

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Smiles and pleasantries, a flower in your hair, a hand written “thank-you” and smiley face on the guest check.Try to make eye contact when they are getting up to leave, and an extra verbal “thank-you”.You never can tell what clicks with someone.

The ladies pick some apples

Met up at an apple orchard with these two beauties – and although color versions of these late-in-the-day shots are sweet, I’m loving their b&w counterparts…

Mama pulled her girl…

And then J got to do some work pulling…

But for some reason this one screams color to me.

Adored spending the afternoon with you guys, thank you!  Great idea.

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!!!

5 months old and loving carrots

Even though we didn’t do the pureed carrots until late in the photoshoot, I have to post them first because I LOVE these pictures.  Big boy C adores his carrots, grabbing the spoon away from his mama with gusto each time :)

Mmm… and the eyelashes? Awesome.

Knuckle dimples in the background…

A real Jumperoo fan:

And mama tells me this is a signature face from Mr. C, with tongue.

Jen, it was fantastic to see you again and meet you for real.  Thanks so much for having me out.

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Norma Jean - March 3, 2011 - 3:03 pm

That is definitely Chad’s face… these are fantastic photos!

Maryam - March 3, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Such a cutie pie! Love his signature face!

Frankie A - March 3, 2011 - 3:18 pm

He is soooo cute!!!! (future SEO perhaps ;-)

Mary - March 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

That is one handsome boy you’ve got there! LOVE the photos!

Kim - March 3, 2011 - 3:55 pm

He is too cute! Love that face!!

Janet Bendowitz - March 3, 2011 - 4:43 pm

That’s Nana’s boy. I can almost tickle him from here!

Christine Sousa - March 3, 2011 - 5:19 pm

What a cutie…fantastic photos!!

Suzy - March 3, 2011 - 5:28 pm

These are wonderful! He is soooo cute!!

Catherine - March 3, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Love the one of colt in the air laughing with his mommy. Awesome pictures!

breda shernan - March 3, 2011 - 8:26 pm

He is SO Mommy’s little boy…just gorgeous!!!

Heather - March 4, 2011 - 7:52 am

Love it!

Mary - March 4, 2011 - 1:02 pm

My fav is the little tongue pic.

Sarah S - March 4, 2011 - 1:21 pm

The picture of the two of you is absolutely priceless. He is just adordale :)

Maryellen Connors - March 4, 2011 - 7:13 pm

He’s a doll! I am smiling from ear to ear! Lindsay watched too and chuckled!

Jenious - March 5, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Such a cute lil man! Can’t wait to meet him.

David Wilson - March 7, 2011 - 3:04 pm

He’s beautiful Jennie

Sandra secky - March 8, 2011 - 12:35 am

Hi Jenny!!!

You have such an adorable baby, congrats to you mum!

Much love to you and your family ~

SandraJenAdamsmum ~

First comes love, then comes marriage…

People ask me if I’ve ever shot a wedding, and I tell them I’ve only done a few of them, and that babies are more my thing.  But whenever they ask, I think of this incredible couple – my husband Evan’s best friend since he was two and Sash was born, FORTY YEARS AGO yesterday. (Happy belated, Sash!)

I shot their wedding back in 2007…

their first son’s newborn pictures in 2008, then his 7 month and 14 month old pictures… and then newborn pictures for his perfect sister last summer, and now a couple of weeks ago… her six month pictures.

But first – look what that wonderful marriage a few years ago brought us :)

Isn’t she lovely?


Not sure which thumb-sucking picture I like better.  This one?

Or this one?

The similarity between this next pair of photos is pretty cool. It’s an old pic of H at 7 months on the left, and one from this shoot of L at 6 months on the right.


20 tiny toes…

Loved spending time with you guys as always.

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A visit from the left coast

I’ve been a terrible blogger this month, I’m so sorry.  I’m rushing to get everyone’s photos edited and out to them as fast as I can, and that often means sacrificing the blog posts, and I’m sorry about that.

So Evan and I always say if we were to move anywhere in the world it’d be San Francisco.  I love it out there.  But it’s FAR!  It’d be hard to leave all our friends and family, not to mention all my wonderful clients. But I’ll admit a part of me was jealous when these guys moved out there last winter – we’d just done their 2nd son’s newborn pictures, and so I was also sad to see them go.  Imagine my surprise when I got an email from this mama saying they’d be in town and could I take pictures of their now 1 and 3 year olds.

For people who have fun like this? I couldn’t say no.

These are the two handsome dudes, inside sitting still for just a minute:

And the fun part of this shoot was that because they were only in town for a few days, we got to double up the photoshoot with a big monster playdate they were having with tons of their Boston friends.  An old bud of big brother S’s:

They got some run-around outside time:

Even little C got to show off his run-around skills:

And some tickles from his mama:

We got some new babies:

And some old friends — beep beeeeeep…

And even some grins from a little guy who didn’t feel so well…

It was wonderful to catch some time with you guys while you were in town.

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