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Scituate MA Family Photographer – K&C go crazy

So their mom was bummed when I showed up and they’d already set up the bounce house for this guy’s 3rd birthday party. She was worried about it being an eyesore in the photos. Never! We must enjoy! Time to BOUNCE!

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Luckily we still had time to zip down to their local beach and get some shots there. Because obvi.

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Meetcha at the beach!

Met these three cuties at their beach house a week or two ago – and we had such a fantastic time. And I had to post these in color. I know you guys have heard me tell my color vs. b&w story a zillion times (if you haven’t it’s about 3/4 of the way down this page), but this be bright beachy photoshoot just screamed color to me.

These boys have such fun together – I always love the energy and fun vibe at their house. I loved getting a chance to hang out with them while they splashed in the waves.

Even though it was high tide, we still found ways to have fun and play.

Really fun to hang out with you guys as always!

A last burst of summer…

OK, I’m anticipating my Public Garden Minishoots this weekend, looking ahead at a wonderfully busy fall, but what better to do when fall is upon us — let’s take a few minutes remembering summer fun.  I’ve taken forever to blog this fun family that I met in July, sorry guys – I took a little blogging break this summer, but I wanted to get this posted because the colors at the beach that day were so fun.

Not to mention how fantastic these giggling girls were…

Janna Schwartz - September 25, 2013 - 10:49 pm

Thanks Jess for these treasured photos we’ll enjoy for years to come!

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!

Winter at the beach

I know January is a funny time to head to the beach in New England, but with the weather we’ve been having, we decided to go for it.  And these guys moved from their city place into a beach-front place, so we had to enjoy some outside time for this big three year old’s pictures.

I have a hard time picking a favorite – I think maybe it’s the one of him dying laughing after smooching his mama… but maybe it’s his rapt attention as daddy tells a story during the Lego building… anyway, can’t go wrong with this cutie pie. Wonderful to see you guys!

The whole gang at the beach

I met these four up in Maine on my way to a family vacation (I don’t usually get up to Maine for shoots, so this was super fun to shoot on a warm coastal beach up there), and I have to let the pictures speak for themselves here. Just awesome.

hm - September 4, 2012 - 1:35 pm

gorgeous family, gorgeous scenery.
love love love.

Margaret S - September 4, 2012 - 2:23 pm

So nice to see the whole family! (I have fond memories of lobsters–and storm shutters–at your place!) Hope you’re all doing well.

KHoward - September 4, 2012 - 2:59 pm

What a beautiful family! Great pics

Tom H - September 4, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Wonderful photos, and strong parents — kids aloft!

Jane Fick - September 4, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Love the pictures and love the family!

Jessica Gilbert - September 4, 2012 - 5:07 pm

I have looked at these photos since getting home from work 15 mins ago. LOVE! Now these can join right in with all the beautiful black and whites that have been taken throughout your childhood! So many memories! Love!

elizabeth l - September 4, 2012 - 6:17 pm

What a beautiful, happy family and talented photographer! Great to see you in VT earlier this summer…..hope Maine vacations were as fun as our family’s was!

Linda Morash - September 4, 2012 - 7:30 pm

These photos are phenomenal! You’ve really captured the personalities and they look real, not posed – bravo!

Danny K - September 4, 2012 - 7:42 pm

didn’t know it was possible to capture so much beauty with a camera until now. beautiful family. beautiful pictures.

courtney mcg - September 4, 2012 - 8:38 pm

my favorite is the whole family pic… looks like you were having fun!

Danielle Pergament - September 6, 2012 - 11:09 am

gorgeous! you’re making me feel like a very bad mother right now…

RT - September 6, 2012 - 11:10 am

This photo is absolutely adorable! Amazing photos!

Sarah - September 6, 2012 - 11:11 am

Too cute for words, truly.

Lexi - September 6, 2012 - 11:17 am

Simply adorable! These pics are beautiful.

nicola - September 6, 2012 - 11:19 am

love! these are so precious!

AO - September 6, 2012 - 11:45 am

A gorgeous family and gorgeous photos!

Jag - September 6, 2012 - 1:15 pm

So cute! I love them!

A mama with her girls and their little ones

These two cousins don’t get tons of time to be 3 years old together – they live in different countries!  But I think they made up for lost time when they got together last week – they adored every minute of playtime.

Not to mention they got tons of time with their grandma:

And then we got to go to the beach :)

I loved, loved, loved seeing you guys!

 

Susan Reardon - July 19, 2012 - 11:06 pm

These pictures are aweome!! What a wonderful shoot of three generations!

Susan Reardon

Summer Beach Mini-session #2

This is the second of two minishoots I did at the beach last Friday – you can see the other one (and learn about scheduling your own minishoot day with your friends) here.

And n0w I need a new beach hat. This one looks SOooo fabulous and I am so in love with this picture… the curly-haired cuties are pretty great too, don’t get me wrong… ;)

Squeeeeeeze.

Running around with Mama:

And I think this is my favorite – love the golfing happening in the  background:

So fun to meet you guys!  I’m glad this worked out, thanks for joining me at the beach.

Summer Beach Mini-session #1

This fun mama contacted me a few weeks ago about doing a shoot at the beach near her house, and, even cooler, she found a friend who was interested in doing the same thing.  This meant I was able to organize the two shoots as mini-sessions (explained in detail on my website here, although they’re usually only in the Boston Public Garden), one at 10am and the other at 10:30am.

So this is the first pair of cuties – they’re four and two.  And if you know their dad, don’t say anything to him about these – this shoot was a Father’s Day surprise.

Who would think she doesn’t like to smile for pictures?

I’d love to see this running one big on a wall somewhere – it’s so fun…

And talk about small world… The two girls on the right of this next picture are the gorgeous older siblings from the two minishoots I had at the beach that day, but the third little girl (the one on the left) was there at the beach playing with her brother and her babysitter.  (Note – there was only one other group at the beach while we were shooting, it’s not like there was a crowd…)

And lo and behold, not only did our big girl subjects of the photoshoots know her from their gymnastics class, but I’ve also had nine photoshoots with her and her big brothers over the last eight years! I love small world stuff.

kathy lombardi - June 7, 2012 - 8:50 pm

What cuties. Love the photos.

The beach, and more

This one is hands-down my favorite from the whole shoot.  I love 16 month old C peeking through this tree at her dad.  You can even tell Dad is smiling from the bit of his cheek we see…

We had such fun at the beach near their house north of Boston:

And we still got to go enjoy some time at a little park up the hill…

You can’t NOT smile looking at this grin.  Dare you to try.

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Really fun to see you guys again!

Beach giggles

Another shoot just moments before Hurricane Irene hit… and these two had such fun together!

Twinkley eyes!

Aren’t they perfect?

Wonderful to see you guys again.

Maria - September 6, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Gorgeous images. I am currently a part-time photography student at the BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts. You capture the kind of portraits I hope to capture.

Pre-Hurricane Irene beach shoot #1

Last Saturday, just hours before Hurricane Irene made her way up the coastline, I met up with this fantastic family at Crane’s Beach in Ipswich.  I tell you, if I could have ordered the weather for a beach photoshoot from a menu, I would have chosen exactly this day.  It was gorgeous there at 9am!

That, and they weren’t too hard on the eyes…

And there was FUN to be had…

Sometimes I just have to include one when mom looks just drop dead amazing – I love this!  Model much?

Handsome devil, and getting so big!

I love this.

And this.  I can see this big on a wall somewhere – so sweet.

Many generations, many grins

Look at all these handsome guys! I met up with this wonderful family for the 2nd year in a row at a house they were renting on Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, and this year they had tons of extended family visiting. Three generations of men, first:
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It’s so much fun documenting big families like this. It’s not my normal thing, but I like it :)
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i love this one – it’s such a sweet moment:
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These guys were having such fun together…
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And giggling was definitely the order of the day.
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And their cousins needed some jumping shots too:
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And back to the handsomest boys on Wingaersheek. Do you believe these smiles?

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AGrippo - September 10, 2009 - 1:17 pm

These are so sweet! You guys look like you were having a blast!

Isabella Grace - September 10, 2009 - 8:52 pm

The boys are absolutely adorable. I could squeeze their cheeks!

Jess - September 13, 2009 - 2:12 pm

How fabulous. I especially love the ones of the three of them on the beach and how their happiness shines through – what great moments to capture. The ones with the three boys are priceless too.

Summer love for a new sweet girl

Aren’t four year old big bro K and 2 year old big sis F doing a great job holding teenie little E?

and then, of course, a yawn and a zerbert:

These guys were so wonderfully active during the shoot (and all the time, I’m sure). I love that you can almost hear them both talking in this one, while baby E snoozes away. The benefits of being #3 – you can sleep through anything!

Giggles and a great smile:

Both big girl F and big boy K have those deep, rich, dark brown eyes I just love:

Sweet baby E was only 3 weeks old:

This one looks like one of those Boston Globe Magazine photos that tells a story, doesn’t it? I love the perspective, and K peering out the window, hoping to be released soon :)

See what I mean about those big beautiful brown eyes?

And of course when you have the whole family at the beach house, you kind of need to do a few group shots, especially when one part of the family is moving to Beijing momentarily!

It was a pleasure meeting the whole gang, and I hope the move goes smoothly :)

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