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Waltham, MA Newborn Photographer: Baby sister joins the team

I was so excited when these guys told me they were expecting another baby. Yay for a baby sister – and what a cutie patootie!

Big brother has so much love for his baby sister – it’s extraordinary! He wanted to keep playing with her and playing with her… he has just endless love to give. She’s a lucky girl, to have this big guy ready to play with her right away.

I was honored to meet your sweet new girl, thank you so much for having me out!

Beacon Hill Newborn Photographer – kissing his baby toes and warm in the sun

I really do get goosebumps when I arrive in Beacon Hill as a newborn photographer. I love walking those streets. Last week it was early morning when I was arriving for our pictures with this new little guy. The sun was warming my back, and I almost skipped as I came up the hill to their house. Nothing like following my GPS, not quite sure where I’ll park, but excited to start a new journey with an entirely new family.

And when I get to be the newborn photographer for an old friend who’s just had his first baby?

Well that’s when it just couldn’t be more perfect.

But wait, there’s more. Because this boy was just too much. Look at that tummy! Those toes! That soft squishy back!

And I didn’t even explain to you about his amazingly creative mama. She takes beautiful photos of her sweet boy all the time. But she’s never IN the photos. You know the problem? Where you’re not sure your child will even remember you were there for those early days? We decided to remedy that, and took special care to really carefully document mama and her boy. (The hair pulling one cracks me up.)

And then it was time to put on some clothes and maybe have a little snack. Because a little nursing break can sometimes fix everything.

And when better to show everybody my new Baby’s First Year coffeetable albums and Baby’s First Year package options. So much to consider!

And then a little pat on the back… Aaaaand burp!

p.s. I adored getting to meet you, sweet boy. Hope you love love love your photos!

 

Boston, MA Baby Photographer – three month old newborn photoshoot

I was thrilled to meet this gorgeous three month old baby boy for his newborn photoshoot last weekend. Sometimes people say to me “I missed my window for newborn photos!” when they call me and their baby is two, three, four… five months old. I always tell them not to worry, that doing photos any time in the first year of their baby’s life will be fantastic. Of course I want to get started early so we can tell the story of your baby’s first year fully (I have a package of a few photoshoots over the course of a baby’s first year that’s really fun to do), but any time you want to do photos is a great time to do it.

I mean, look at this cutie patootie – 3 1/2 months old and absolute perfection. I mean, the rolls on the back of his neck? Those tootsie toes? Just divine.

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Even through rain, snow, sleet or hail, your newborn photoshoot will happen

This may sound weird, but I love making my way to see families after big snowstorms. They’re snuggled in their cozy house with their new baby, and I navigate the ridiculous Boston roads to make my way there – happily leaving my own wild animals at home… and I arrive at their house, to the warmth, the love, cuddles… I just truly love my job. I adored tromping through the wet slush on the way to this newborn photoshoot, knowing I’d arrive somewhere just bursting with love.

Because guys, even his knuckles have dimples! Squeeeeeeal.

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And even better, mama said she’s considering canvases! Mmmm wall consulting, my new jam. Thanks again for having me, I loved meeting you guys and your sweet new boy.

Claudia Ashforth - February 21, 2017 - 5:31 pm

I visited my sister and the baby this past weekend and was absolutely delighted not just with him, but with the amazing pictures you took! You did a fantastic job working with the light indoors to capture all his sweet expressions, ultra-cute chubby rolls, and happy parents. You immortalized all the perfect moments! As a proud auntie I can’t wait to hang up the prints!

Patricia Allen - February 22, 2017 - 10:15 am

So dimply and sweet and just look at those eyes! Jessica, you not only captured his sweetness but also the love emanating from his adoring parents. All of those precious moments are now immortalized by your camera and keen eye. I don’t get to visit my friends as often as I’d like, so your photos are great to see in between since they make me feel like I’m (almost) there! Thank you!

Joyce - February 22, 2017 - 10:24 am

Adorable! It’s wonderful how you captured the joy in their faces, Jess! I’m amazed at the beauty in these black & white photos of L & B & Baby L!

Cassandra - February 28, 2017 - 10:26 am

Love these photos of Leo, Liz, and Bahram! You captured the love in their sweet, growing family, and in Leo’s developing personality. What a great age to do a photo shoot!

Westfield NJ newborn photos with her big sister

On Friday after school my kids and I hopped in the car in Milton, MA and grabbed my husband from work so we could drive down to Westfield, NJ to (finally) take newborn photos of my beloved college roommate’s new baby.

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A busy time of life: but still time for newborn photos

They’re deep in it, guys. You can picture it — they have a 22 month old and a 2 month old. They’re busy! But this also means they’re card-carrying members of that elusive, ephemeral club that I love to document: the two under two club.

We’re talking that time of life when you’re feeding the newborn and you have to call out to the twenty-two month old and suggest she wait to go up the stairs until she has someone with her… it’s a lot.

But I’m so grateful that we took the time to do these newborn photos! Photos are so precious when we’re able to do them at this time of life — so we can remember the way big sister was so loving with her baby sister… the kisses on the top of her head, the gentle pats B gave M… just so much love.

Love just bursting, bubbling, oozing out of them, all the time. Joy, love, gratitude… they have all of it in spades.

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I adored meeting miss M, and loved seeing big sister B. And they even indulged me and let me do a wall consulting meeting while I was there! May as well peek at frames and talk about what to hang where when we’re shooting pictures, right? Why not?

Boston MA Newborn Session with baby D — it’s a new year!

This sweet girl arrived at the end of 2016, but I got to meet her just last week for her newborn photos. I can’t wait to go back for her six month and one year shots – what a treat. Yay for the Baby’s First Year package :)

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I have to say I think my favorite photo is this last fussy girl/smiling grandparents one. Who better understands that a fuss is just a fuss than grandma and grandpa?

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I adored meeting you guys, what a great way to start 2017!

Belmont MA Newborn photographer – A two week old sweet girl

I was so honored to be invited to meet this gorgeous new babe last week – sweet little lady girl of a wonderful high school friend. Aren’t these ladies just perfect together?

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Look at that cute little face:

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And even when a little fuss erupted, mama soothed her right down.

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Sometimes all you need is a little mama cuddle.

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Or maybe just a nice tight swaddle…

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We were able to spend a bit of time in her grandma’s beautiful garden.

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And do you believe this foot is smaller than mama’s index finger?

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Photoshoots are hard work, man.

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Adored meeting this sweet love. She’s just perfection. See you SOON!

South End – Boston MA Newborn Photographer – four weeks old with her loving pups

Welcome to the world, little B! I got to meet this sweet girl last weekend on the day she turned 4 weeks old. She’s perfect.

First I have to show you this shot – I love when this happens spontaneously! Mama was looking lovingly on in the background and look what we got. Love this.

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What a beauty.

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I also loved getting to know her big (canine) siblings — they’re settling into this new life as protectors-of-the-babe really well! It’s tough when a new little human arrives. But they’re being super sweet with her.

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A smile for Dad!

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Trying on a cute hat…

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Go Huskies!

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It was wonderful to meet you guys!

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Courtney - July 9, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Beautiful family! Xo

Janet Greeley - July 9, 2016 - 7:35 pm

What a gorgeous expression of beauty, love and family!!!! Beautiful, congratulations on such an accomplishment, so much joy, it’s a pleasure to see, Love GiGi

Thomas Greeley - July 9, 2016 - 9:36 pm

Such great photos, they came out beautifully! Bailey is too precious

Everybody welcoming a sweet new girl

This sweet pumpkin has so much love surrounding her! She was nine days old when we took these photos, and her big 4 1/2 year old sister and her big 2 1/2 year old brother just showered her with attention for the whole photoshoot.

Also, I so often blog my newborn in-home sessions in black and white, I wanted to change it up for you here – every session I shoot is always provided to my clients in both black and white and color, but I sometimes forget to blog the color shots so you can see the cuties’ pink cheeks too.

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Why always a sleeping baby?

Why do so many baby photographers like to photograph a sleeping baby? They’re sweet, and of COURSE I will happily take photos of your sleeping baby for you. I loved watching my own babies sleep – there’s nothing like listening to them breathe, watching how relaxed they are — I get it. (Posing a sleeping baby – hmmm, that’s probably another blog post for another time. Nothing against it, just not really my thing. Cute, very Anne Geddes, I get it… but I feel like it’s a different art form, honestly. I think of those photos as more of a still life than a way of documenting a new person who just arrived into the world… but I digress…)

So we can do sleeping shots if you’re into it, but I do think once you have those handful of photos of them sleeping, it’s great to move on and show the world who this little person is becoming!

There’s just so much more to document when babies are awake. I mean, just LOOK at this sweet girl. She was snoozing when I arrived, but she eventually woke up and had the best time for her photos.

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Wait, are you sure you’re only 4 weeks old? What’s with all the gorgeous smiles?9116

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So wonderful to meet you guys! Welcome to the world, little T. Can’t wait to see you for more photos in a few months!

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Oh baby B, we love you!

Twenty-hmm-hmm years ago the Conn College housing office placed me in a room with this little beauty’s mama, and after a summer phone call and a few snail mail letters to figure out who was bringing the mini-fridge, we were off and running. I’ll skip the details of the last twenty-hmm-hmm years for little B’s benefit, but suffice it to say we’ve had our fair share of adventures. And now you guys are starting a new one!

Welcome to the world, sweet 2 1/2 week old B! I adored meeting you this week and I can’t wait to see you again soon. Look at this little fair-haired love.

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She has extraordinarily fun parents – things are only going to get more awesome, kiddo. Just wait. Sleeping through the night? I highly recommend it. You should try it.

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Finger toes!

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Wait for it… wait for it… and YES! Doesn’t this expression just kill you? And the dimple? Come on now.

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They’re already having a blast with this little lady.

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I love this one. Neck wrinkles. Yum.

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Ms. B needed her sponge bath – she didn’t mind it a bit. Dad’s a pro.

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But really the bath was all about getting a photo in the elephant towel. Because — elephant towel.

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Those eyes :)

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I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with this photo of B’s back-of-the-head hair. That spot is just so delicious!

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And one more to make you smile. You’re perfect and amazing, sweet B. I adored meeting you.

xox Auntie Jess

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maeve - April 13, 2015 - 2:34 pm

These are so great, Jess! I can’t get over the “frog face” one. I want to stare at it all day long.

Bridey - April 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Great photos! And she is so new in these first photos!

Three weeks and just adorable

Look at these sweet eyes! Loved meeting this little guy last weekend. Just dreamy.

this next one is just so hilariously sad – life sure does change for pups when babies arrive…

Jess Holden - August 5, 2014 - 5:48 am

Beautiful pictures, Cara. Your poor dog!

Liza Hays - August 5, 2014 - 6:00 am

Love these! You guys, Tucker, and little J are all so adorable!!

Ann - August 5, 2014 - 6:14 am

So cute! The first and the third to last are my favorites!

Ramsey Hassan - August 5, 2014 - 6:46 am

Cutest baby of all time! All the best

Glenn - August 5, 2014 - 7:01 am

Just too darn cute!

Sara - August 5, 2014 - 7:14 am

Love these photos!

Kirk - August 5, 2014 - 7:20 am

Awesome pics, Cara!!! Pup and baby will be fast friends.

Heather Panahi - August 5, 2014 - 7:34 am

You all look gorgeous! And little Jonah has quite the personality already!

Blair - August 5, 2014 - 8:02 am

Cara!! I can’t believe he’s here! He’s so beautiful wishing you nothing but the best!

HUNTER - August 5, 2014 - 8:03 am

Damn my second cousin is cute!

James O'Connor - August 5, 2014 - 8:11 am

This baby is in the top tier of babies that i’ve met.

Joel - August 5, 2014 - 8:17 am

Hot damn if that wee bairn ain’t cute as a muffin

Lia - August 5, 2014 - 8:27 am

What a happy family! Love these pics!

Maggie - August 5, 2014 - 8:30 am

So happy for you both! And I didn’t realize baby pictures were this cool. Gone are the days of the blue screen at Sears.

Mary Beth - August 5, 2014 - 9:08 am

He’s adorable! Congrats!!!

Keith - August 5, 2014 - 9:45 am

Wow. He looks so much like his Uncle.

Jessica - August 5, 2014 - 10:16 am

These are great! Love that your fun personalities are captured and they aren’t just boring snapshots.

Kelly - August 5, 2014 - 10:29 am

Such a cute little yawn, and I love how he looks at you two. Now give tucker some kisses! :)

Kim Dehal - August 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Hilariously sad photo . . . Too funny. Congratulations on a great little baby! Don’t forget about his older brother Tucker!

Sherri Geller - August 5, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Whay gorgeous photos!!

Giselle Winchester - August 5, 2014 - 6:02 pm

He’s just the cutest!! Congratulations!

Tiffany M - August 5, 2014 - 7:46 pm

What an adorable cutie! Congrats, Cara and Matt! Beautiful pics.

Renee - August 5, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Stop it!!! Jonah is insanely cute – and SO alert! Job well done mom and dad!!!

Sarah McGann - August 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

What a handsome kid!!! These pics are so wonderful.

13 days old and check out that grin

Look at these eyes, don’t you just love them? This little guy was 13 days old the other day when I came over for some pictures, and he was just a dream.

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And I have to admit I always love a newborn smile – this one was perfection.

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A champion head-holder-upper already!

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What a fun photoshoot – we exhausted him! Thanks so much for having me, it was wonderful meeting you all.

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Ami - June 14, 2014 - 6:36 pm

What wonderful pictures! What a beautiful family!!! Deven already looks like such a fun kid. Can’t wait to play with him!

Sadhna Vora - June 16, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Jess, you are so talented! And so easy to work with and accomodating as well :-) We will be asking for your services again! Thanks so much for capturing this special time for us!

Suniti - June 18, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Wow these are amazing! The whole family is simply gorgeous. Deven is so expressive already – can’t wait to meet him!

Cary - June 22, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Great shots of the three of you. Deven is a real cutie… Beth and I look forward to meeting him soon!

Laura - June 23, 2014 - 12:37 pm

So precious, what a beautiful family – hope to see you all soon. Congratulations!

K.Amaravadi - June 23, 2014 - 3:46 pm

beautiful. handsome those pretty eyes are really engaging. We fell in love the day one with Deven. All those sleeping pictures are divine. Of course, Jessy the photographer able to catch the joy and adoration of parents holding Deven in their arms.
congratulations!

K.Amaravadi - June 23, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Deven is very handsome. Those big eyes are very engaging and alert. Those sleeping pictures are divine. Of course, Jessy your photographer really captivated the joy and pride of both parents holding Deven in their arms. We fell in love with him the day one we saw him. Congratulations!.

Anand Amar - June 23, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Beautiful pictures. I like the way you captured the love and bonding between the cute baby and loving parents. We look forward to seeing the baby again.

Sarita - July 1, 2014 - 9:00 pm

This is such a beautiful way of capturing such a special time. Deven is absolutely adorable—I love his expressions! We are looking forward to meeting him :) Congratulations!

Adam - July 2, 2014 - 6:07 am

So nice!!!!!!

Carlotta - July 2, 2014 - 9:08 am

Deven is adorable! His fun expressions are super cute!

Rebecca Anderson - July 2, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Wonderful pictures. He has so much hair! I loved all of them.

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Elizabeth - July 2, 2014 - 10:16 pm

So precious! Cannot wait to meet Deven. What a special little baby.

Mona - July 3, 2014 - 7:51 am

Beautiful pictures! He is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. Hope to meet him soon. Congratulations!

Raghu Amaravadi - July 13, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Thanks so much for taking these pictures…we love your work!

Avni - July 15, 2014 - 9:09 am

How do you two look so well-rested?? Amazing — congratulations!