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Mama and her big girl

Just a couple of years ago I was taking photos of this big two year old girl for her Baby’s First Year series… so imagine how excited I was to hear that she’s going to be a big sister. Her mama told me that she loves to snuggle, so we knew we had to document that before her little sibling arrives…

And document we did!

This photo just melts me. Absolutely melts me.











See you in a few short weeks when baby makes four!

Mary Rooney-belmonte - March 8, 2016 - 7:16 pm

Love these photo’s! They are the Best!!!

Louise Belmonte - March 9, 2016 - 9:30 am

Beautiful! Thank you.

How many babies are in there?

How many babies, Jo? How many?

I love her left hand here – seems like she’s expressing some additional thoughts about the upcoming changes in her life (even if only subconsciously?). It’s gonna be pretty fabulous, kiddo.


Big sister took a minute to tell the babies a little secret here:


And look out, kid, or someone might tickle you…


And we know you know how to tickle right back:












Love this crew of five more than I can explain.


A colorful summer boy

I know, I know, I always blog my b&w pictures – but I always show everybody all their photos in both color and b&w… and sometimes a photoshoot just blows my mind with its color. Usually it happens with older children, when we’ve been outdoors and running… and this 4 year old dude is no exception. I’ve been taking his pictures since he was mere weeks old – can’t believe he’s FOUR!

I love going where families love to go – these guys live in Scituate by the water, so we were able to start at home, play in the sprinkler and around the yard, and then head over to the beach for some quick lighthouse / beach fun pictures. I don’t consider myself a typical beach photographer – we get different kinds of playing pictures at the beach, not so posey… but the blue sky that day (a week or so ago) just made me so happy. I think it did the same for 4 yr old K and his hermit crab friends. Can’t wait to meet your new little one in a few short months!

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 :)

We’re talking a lot about bellies around here…

You know what’s fun? Showing up at a family’s home after I’ve done maternity pictures for them, and getting to meet the little person who’d been inside that belly.  Even cooler? When I get to do it again a second time.  I got to visit with 20 month old E this past weekend because his baby sister is arriving soon, and I’d taken pictures of his mama’s belly when he was in there, too.  Super cool.

There are so many here that I love – when he lifts his shirt to show us his belly… (we seem to be discussing bellies a lot around here, wanna see mine?), his kiss with his mama, his hand and his feet and his hugs on her belly… the list goes on.  Enjoy :)

Wonderful to see you guys again!

Another belly, two years later

It’s been just about two years since I saw this little South End cutie for his (maternity and then) newborn pictures.  And now I got to come back and visit for some more belly pictures of his pretty mama and fun daddy, quick before they move out of their place.  Can’t wait to meet #2!

There’s something added into this classic shot… wonder if you can spy it…

Love that tongue :)

Such a pleasure to run around with you guys – thanks for having me visit.  See you in a few weeks! Yay!

Gwendolyn B - August 18, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Great pictures! Love the last one, but the tongue sticking out kinda takes the cake. ;) Beautiful family, Erin. ~g

Christina Leedy - August 18, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Great pictures of a beautiful family!

Jessica - August 18, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Great pictures – such a happy family!

Amanda Kays - August 18, 2011 - 6:07 pm

I love the pictures, they are really creative and Tucker is a doll! Can’t wait to see photos of baby #2. You look great by the way!

tricia - August 18, 2011 - 6:17 pm

so cute!!! love the pics! thanks for sharing! you look great, erin!!! tucker is adorable. particularly love the one of tucker on chris’ shoulders.

Cory - August 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Erin you have a beautiful family! And I love the city pics! Reminds me of when I lived up that way!:)e

Mariel Pain - August 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Love seeing the snapshots from this special time in your life! Beautiful.

Jillian - August 18, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Love the photos! Best wishes to you guys :)

Lindsey - August 18, 2011 - 9:22 pm

The pictures are adorable!!!

Alice Baetz - August 18, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Great photos!!!

Roxann - August 18, 2011 - 10:20 pm

I love all of the pictures. The one of Tucker running down the street is one of my favorites. He is such a cutie and quite photogenic. Great pictures. Can’t wait to greet baby #2.

Dad - August 18, 2011 - 10:28 pm

Love all the pictures!! My boy Tucker looks like he’s having a great time. You all look so happy!!

Judy - August 19, 2011 - 7:58 am

Adorable pictures! I’ve not seen anything like them before, and such a delightful family. Good luck with baby #2.

Jenny Bergfeld - August 19, 2011 - 9:49 am

The pictures are wonderful. You look amazing Erin and Tucker is such a cutie! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the family.

Norma - August 19, 2011 - 11:28 am

GREAT PICTURES!!! Tucker looks so grown up!! Can’t wait to see you all in Tennessee!!

evelyn lanham - August 20, 2011 - 10:48 pm

good loooking family, #2 will make perfect family of 4

Marge Alff - September 14, 2011 - 1:54 pm

These pictures are the best yet. I love the action much more interesting than the standard poses. Thanks for capturing my family in pictures!
Nana A (Marge Alff)

Two ladies waiting

These two little girls are waiting, waiting, waiting soooo patiently for their little sister or brother to arrive.  And I’m going to try a blog post with a lot fewer words.  Let’s see how this goes.  I feel like the pictures tell enough of a story…

Wait, but just one more thing. Isn’t this a neat family shot, and do you believe Ali (mom) is due in 3 weeks, but still lifting 3 year old L high in the sky? Putting the rest of us to shame, girlie!

Pat Rana - June 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm

The pictures are so beautiful. What great photography with so much creativity. My favorites are the 1st two and 7,8 and 9. Ali, I think you are having a boy. You look fabulous and the girls are so beautiful. Nick you are just a big kid and fabulous too!


Janet Corrado - June 30, 2010 - 2:29 pm

What wonderful pictures. You have a beautiful family!

Jan Norsigian - June 30, 2010 - 2:36 pm

What a beautiful family. The pictures tell the story! Ali, I think you’re having a boy also. Such natural pictures without the look of a pose!

Bonnalee - June 30, 2010 - 2:36 pm

I enjoyed looking through the photos sooo much. I especially love the family photos- they were incredible! The girls holding Mommy’s belly & aren’t all Daddy’s tickle monsters!? The girls have grown so much. They looked like they had a blast during the photo shoot!
The girls aren’t the only ones waiting to see if they have a little sister or a little brother! Can’t wait to find out!

Karen Hastings - June 30, 2010 - 3:44 pm

Beautiful family! Picture 8 is my favorite. It’s so nice having a sister. You can tell how much they’ll enjoy each other as they grow. I’m going to throw my 2 cents worth in as well. I’ve thought all along you’re having a boy, and my instincts were right when I had Zach.

Colleen Tebo - June 30, 2010 - 5:29 pm

What beautiful photos!I love the picture of the girls sitting on the stonewall. It looks like they are telling each other a secrect.

Gigi - June 30, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Great job, Jess!

Sue Anderson - July 1, 2010 - 9:17 am

Such a beautiful and joyful family! I couldn’t help but smile and imagine the giggles. Can’t wait to see number 3 – boy or girl will just add to the sweet mixture. The photos are wonderful – so natural. I couldn’t pick a favorite – loved them all!

Denise Nephew - July 1, 2010 - 10:12 am

The pictures are amazing. Your photographer really captured it. Katie & Lila are so adorable, I love their smiles. Nick & Ali, you have a beautiful family. We are so happy for you. Ali looks fabulous. Good luck.

PS. We noticed Bilbo in the picture. He is adorable too!

Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Foster - July 1, 2010 - 4:04 pm

The pure joy on everyone’s faces is incredible. Wonderful photography to capture that and what wonderful memories are being created. How fortunate to be growing again.

Barbara - July 2, 2010 - 4:08 pm

These are totally awesome picures! Your photographer is wonderful!

Mary Senseney - July 5, 2010 - 9:25 pm

These photos are beautiful! It will be so hard to narrow down your choices because they are all great.

Faith Cameron - July 6, 2010 - 9:00 am

The pictures are gorgeous! I don’t know how you can ever chose a few – the one with Lila and the fountain is so adorable and the one of the girls with Nick is awesome. I love them all!!


NICK BALSTER - July 11, 2010 - 9:36 am

Jess does an incredible job with our two girls. These are some more greats pics. Psyched to get back with her once #3 has arrived.

SAM FULTON - July 11, 2010 - 9:38 am

These pictures are great. I’d like to see more boys.

GEORGE FULTON - July 11, 2010 - 9:39 am

I love Nick’s haircut. It is so ghetto fabulous.

Ann Burnes - July 15, 2010 - 9:53 am

These are great, Ali. I think you will be so glad to have some pictures of your last pregnancy!

Mary Balster - July 19, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Sorry it took me so long to do this, Ali. we have been having major computer problems! Love the pictures of Katie and Lila — can’t wait to hear your news…

Soon-to-be big brother

These guys were my 3rd Public Garden mini-shoot last Sunday, and I didn’t even know mom was pregnant before we met up there… so exciting! She looked incredible, and big boy B was adorable and ready to have a great time running his little 16 month old legs around the Garden.

The weeping willows tickle the nose when you nuzzle up to them, you know.  The things you only figure out when you’re a toddler…

Tickle those toes!

Handsome guy:

Splash splash —

Congratulations again on your impending arrival, guys!

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Jen - May 28, 2010 - 9:11 am

Jess – fantastic as always! Thanks so much!

Bill Burns - May 28, 2010 - 9:18 am

Awesome pictures!

Linda Burns - May 28, 2010 - 9:30 am

These are unbelievable. Great subjects, great work.

Debbie Masse - May 28, 2010 - 9:58 am

Love the close-up of Brady!!! Great pictures!

Auntie Sissy - May 28, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Just makes me want to hug all three of you. What beauties..

Maghan - May 28, 2010 - 7:43 pm

These are gorgeous– what a great idea to go back to the public gardens where it all began! LOVE the one of Brady on Chip’s shoulders- a nice family picture!

Stephanie Hand - June 1, 2010 - 9:02 am

What incredibly beautiful pictures! The photographer has completely captured family joy and happiness (as well as attractiveness!)

Chip Luz - June 1, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Jess, your pictures are amazing, as always.

kerry - June 2, 2010 - 8:25 am

love the pictures!!!

Mike Burns - June 2, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Awesome pics

Kathy Luz - June 5, 2010 - 10:37 pm

The pictures are amazing! What a beautiful family!

3 years later, a beautiful belly again

Three years ago, I took pictures of this little guy in his pretty mama’s belly, and it was so much fun for me to get to see them again, but this time to celebrate his little brother or sister’s impending arrival.  Love this tender moment:

A PERFECT circle.  No joke.  No Photoshop trickery here.

Asking baby questions:


A cuddle for mama:

Handsome, handsome boy.

Pretty mama by the window:

All hands on deck!

Love the wedding photo in the background.  Looks like this should be titled “The Story of a Family”

Sweet baby smooches:

And lastly, palming the basketball belly.  Wonderful to share this time with you guys again, thanks so much for calling!

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Cindy - May 15, 2010 - 1:52 am

The pictures are gorgeous!!!! My sister is the most beautiful mommy ever :)
great images!

Cindy - May 15, 2010 - 1:54 am

These family pics are really adorable

Vince - May 15, 2010 - 6:00 am

Love you very much!! We are so proud of you!)

thanks to the photographer!)

P.S.: my brother is the most beautiful daddy ever!)

Veronica - May 15, 2010 - 8:58 am

Guys the pictures are amazing!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations again!!
Please let us know when the precious baby arrives.
Vero & Chicho

Stephanie - May 15, 2010 - 9:02 am

These pictures are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!! I just love seeing the adorable look on Aleks’s face. He is going to be such a gentle big brother. What a beautiful family. Can’t wait to meet this little one!

Billy - May 15, 2010 - 5:23 pm

I love the pictures!! Thank you guys for sharing them with us. Michelle you are an amazing mom and I love you so much. Congrats with the new baby on the way.

Mony - May 15, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Congrats Michelle, Gene and Aleks, the pictures are great!

Can’t wait to see the baby soon.

MARIA - May 15, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Congratulation Mishi, Gene and Aleks. The pictures are amazing.
Love Mami.

Caroline - May 15, 2010 - 9:52 pm

GREAT pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We are so excited to meet the newest addition to your beautiful family!

Vane - May 16, 2010 - 12:38 am

I loved the pictures!! you all look great!! and I cant wait to meet to the new baby!!
miss you and love you a lot!!

Martha Burbano - May 16, 2010 - 4:51 am

We love all the photos so much!!, and thank you for sharing with us. My dear niece, your belly is the perfect circle!!!, amazing. Please give Gino and Alexs our love.
Hugs & Kisses,
Aunt Martha & Juan Carlos

Levent Canakcili - May 16, 2010 - 6:26 am

Great pictures together…. Congratulations on the new baby!

Sarah - May 16, 2010 - 10:27 am

What a beautiful family! Can’t wait to see the new addition :=)

Roberto - May 16, 2010 - 2:49 pm

These pictures are truly beautiful! Congrats guys! abrazos desde Miami!

Bonnie - May 18, 2010 - 9:08 am

I am so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors! You are all such a loving family! I am looking forward to meeting the baby and holding him/her a whole lot. The photos are great! You should be models in a magazine. Thank you for sharing your love with us in pictures.
See you across the hall.

Bruce - May 22, 2010 - 3:49 am

I love the pictures!! Thank you guys for sharing them with us. Michelle you are an amazing mom and I love you so much. Congrats with the new baby on the way.

Giving the pup some love

This big handsome boy loved showing me his skills with a crayon this past weekend:
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And giving his dog some love. I adore this pup’s expression here. It’s so patient, but yet so knowing… As if he’s saying, “Really, guys? Really?” Reminds me of a photo I took a few years back of my little girl and our cat.
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He took a bit of time playing stickers with his momma:
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And then we went for a walk. I love the light through the trees here:
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Played a bit of t-ball:
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Doesn’t mom look gorgeous here?
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Big boy J was so obliging to turn and show me his nice smile while he ran :)
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Giving mom some love:
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It was really great to meet you guys!

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Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 11:55 am

Wow great photos
love black and whites

-peter- Tampa Florida

Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 12:13 pm

I absolutely love these!!! The last one is my favorite, all big smiles on the Comperchio fam!


FamilyComperchio - October 21, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Realy great photos. I like the on of the family on the stairs.

Gramdpa, Auburndale, FL

Max Felty - October 21, 2009 - 5:27 pm

The last pic is my favorite! You guys look great and I cannot wait to see you!

Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 6:06 pm

These pics are all gorgeous! I think my favorite with the whole family is the piggy back shot, but they're all amazing! I love them.


Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 7:16 pm

Great pictures! My favorite is the swinging one.


Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 8:02 pm

It doesn't get much better than this! Not a bad one in the bunch – especially love the B&W!

-Tamara and Brinna

Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 8:19 pm

Fantastic pictures! Such a beautiful family….and, Amanda, you do look gorgeous!


Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Oh…and I love the last one!


Anonymous - October 21, 2009 - 8:34 pm

Great Pictures! I like the one walking down the steps…the t-ball..the ride on Dad's shoulders..the swinging one and the one on the steps at the house. Did I get them all?!? I'll see you tomorrow!

Jackie - October 25, 2009 - 9:02 am

Loved all of the pictures. Amanda you glow. Jackson is getting so big.

Grammy, Auburndale, FL

Liz - October 26, 2009 - 11:06 am

Super fantastic pictures. They are all great and special. Thanks for sharing.

Grandpa and Nana

Anonymous - October 29, 2009 - 10:11 pm

Great pictures…love the stairs :)

Anonymous - October 30, 2009 - 11:56 am

Love the photos. The last one is a great family picture.

Anonymous - November 1, 2009 - 10:59 am

Beautiful pictures!!!

Mom W. - November 10, 2009 - 10:52 pm

Great Pictures — I can't decide which is best. There is even a good photo of the 3.5 person family!

joan - November 11, 2009 - 10:30 am

What great fotos-everyone!! What a handsome family!

My favorite is the artistic one of them walking down the stairs.

Number three, on the way

I love it when families I’ve known for a while let me come back and experience a pregnancy through pictures. I started taking pictures of big five year old A when she was just a year old, and got to do teenie baby pictures of two 1/2 year old R when she was just a little one… and now I got to get excited with the family as they await #3:
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I love this of the three cuties:
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And the two big girls:
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The whole crew. Wonderful to see you guys again – best of luck with the new arrival, I can’t wait to meet him/her! :)
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The Public Garden, a bit wet

Dedication is getting up at 4am to get on the road from Philly by 5am to make it to Boston by 11am for a photoshoot. Dedication is saying, let’s go for it – even when the rain is pouring down (this was last Friday – pre-heat wave). And you know what? Dedication just happens to bring about pretty great photos.

I met these guys about a year ago when we did A’s first photoshoot when she was just about a year old. And then they moved to Philly :( But then they planned a visit and we got to do photos again! Can’t wait to meet #2 when they visit again next year.

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Isn’t she lovely?

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Here I am, giving in to my addiction again (I’ve mentioned it before… I’m addicted to the “throwing the kidlet in the air” shots. I’m looking into counseling options.)

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Dipping toes in made feet a leetle bit dirty, but no harm there.

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Getting a lift:

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Showing off some dancing moves:

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Catching sight of the ducks for the first time:

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A lesson from mom about wiping hands off can be a game, too.

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One of the best moments was when A caught sight of these two mallards and started giving them a little chase. Pretty funny.

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You can barely tell that A is actually riding one of the Robert McCloskey Make Way for Ducklings ducks here, because she’s got such a good hold on his beak! I just loved her expression in this one.

All your photos will be ready in the next few days. It was great seeing you guys last Friday and I can’t wait to show you all the fun shots. It was definitely worth the early drive!

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A gorgeous big sister

In just a few more weeks, 7 year old M will be a big sister, and she’s so excited! She’s going to be a dream of a helper, I can tell. She already loves kissing her mom’s belly :) Mom wanted to do these pictures as a present for her husband, who I think’s going to love them!

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Look at this pretty girl:

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Both beauties, close up with those smiles:

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If M’s not careful, she could trip on those eyelashes!

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And the sweetest thing is that M likes to read books to the baby in her mom’s belly…

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Waiting for baby brother

I spent the later part of the morning with these guys — we had a great time. I’m excited to work on the rest of the photos; they’re so playful. Here, little A loved cuddling on the couch with her mom and dad. Doesn’t their living room paint look cool as a background texture? We got some really gorgeous pictures of Mom’s belly, too. (Mom and Dad – the rest of the photos will be ready by Friday at the latest, OK?)

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I love this princess in her crown. What a sweet smile.

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And I couldn’t help but post this one – I love it. It’s an outtake from our “kissing mommy’s belly” shots, both expressions are so perfect… I can’t stop smiling whenever I look at it.

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Two fabulous grins

I’ve been taking pictures of T since he was just a little guy, and it’s so fun to see him playing with M now! Just after she was born we did a shoot, and T was so amazing with her… just such a gentle, sweet brother, I loved it. I’ll post one from that shoot below. And then before that we’d done one last xmas when mom was pregnant with M, and we had lots of fun playing outside. Going back and seeing how families grow and change is one of the best best best parts of doing what I do.

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When M was just 5 weeks old, and T was 3, earlier this year, I got to come meet her for her first photoshoot. I can’t say it enough – I love love taking pictures of big siblings with their new baby brothers and sisters. Their interactions are just so amazing. T was so gentle and sweet with his new sister.

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And this is from last xmas, back in 2006, when M was still in her mom’s belly, we played outside a bit. I always have such fun with these guys.

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And can’t forget T, back in the day at the Janie & Jack store photoshoot in Spring ’05 in my silver washtub with that yellow rubber duck. His little curls behind his ear and those lashes… you can see how much M already looks like him – I love it!

To find out more about these studio-style photos that I do twice a year, visit this page of my website.

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