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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.

















Brothers getting to know each other

I loved getting to see big boy J again, and to meet his new baby brother. I’m also excited because J did the baby’s first year package when he was a wee one, and now I get to come back and see his new brother T a few more times this year too!











Wonderful to see your smiling faces, guys :)7690c

Welcome sweet boy

With a four year old big brother and a 22 month old big sister, little new 2 week old N is getting lots of love. They really are extraordinary with him – just so loving. I really like the crazy family pictures from this shoot – just a little slice of what life is really like these days :)

Summer fun with the boys

Six months, two years old and six years old – three fabulous boys.  The toes only tell some of the story… they look so relaxed here… (adorable nonetheless)

I love the energy from the bigger boys in this one and then also little D’s face… plotting an escape?

But really this was supposed to be all about little D – his six month photos. Isn’t he perfect?

Getting a lick:

Riding in the Gator:

Splashing together:

So fun to play with you guys!

Big brother and big sister enjoying their baby bro

I have to apologize, I have WAY too many that I love from this session.  When this mama got in touch with me, she told me about her incredible 12 and 10 year olds.  That they were wonderful big siblings to her new six month old little guy – and that she wanted to document it.  And I’m just adoring the way we did.

Loving these hands and feet:


Now this one is also perhaps my favorite from the session – not sure:

We should do introductions… this lovely girl is ten:

And this handsome guy is twelve:

And this cutie is six months:

Loving that mama:

With their pup – catching some air:


And a couple of classic shots – the three:

And the five:

And last but never least, I adore this from the end of the shoot, when baby D was getting tired:

Janet DeFazio - May 31, 2012 - 11:34 am

Love ALL of the “Big Brother and Big Sister enjoying their baby bro” pics!!

Megan Leonard - May 31, 2012 - 11:35 am

Kate, what amazing pictures! What a beautiful family!

Michelle Cuddy - May 31, 2012 - 11:40 am

Oh my goodness.. I absolutely adore all these photos! Beautiful family. xoxo

Sonia Richards - May 31, 2012 - 11:53 am

Beautiful photos of a beatuiful family! Love all the smiles:)

john - May 31, 2012 - 11:58 am

with all that happiness, it is time for another!

Jennifer R - May 31, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Nice work, Jess. ;D not hard with such a beautiful family. These really came out wonderfully. I thot you’d only had the kids! That first capture is super sweet and I like the one with all 5 of you on the wall. Great idea!

Linda - May 31, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Way to go Scola Family….look awesome!

Jill P - May 31, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Kate, These photos are beautiful. Good luck choosing ! The kids are adorable !

Chris - May 31, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Best photos ever!!

Lina - May 31, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Kate and Tony, The pictures are beautiful!
You all look great!!!

Christine - May 31, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Love the pictures.. Beautiful Family!

Kara - May 31, 2012 - 1:50 pm

LOVE!! I can almost hear the laughing during the shoot. Such beautiful subjects.

Jess - May 31, 2012 - 1:55 pm

So beautiful. The pictures came out perfect!

Devon Costello - May 31, 2012 - 2:01 pm


Tom M. - May 31, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Very nice pictures Kate. I’m impressed to the point that I’ll show the wife and knowing her she’ll want to have this done too.
Great job capturing ‘the moment(s)’ too – well done!

Maria Andrade - May 31, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Love the photos,hard time choosing. Kate, what a nice family!

Kathy - May 31, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Beautiful family and photos Kate. Thanks for shaing!

Erin O'Day - May 31, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Cutest kids (and dog) ever! These came out awesome :) Miss you guys!

Kerry - May 31, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Nic and Anthony are such wonderful older siblings! Such beautiful shots of the whole family and that adorable little guy!
Thanks for sharing!

Michelle - May 31, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Love them all! Such great kids !!

Christina Rego - June 1, 2012 - 2:07 am

Kate, I love these pictures! They came out perfect!

Pat Peters - June 1, 2012 - 10:18 am

How can pick which pictures to get? They are great, but then they had such great looking subjects.

Susan Kostinieris - June 1, 2012 - 10:47 am

As the Nana of these 3 great kids I feel I can still be objective about the pics. Fabulous job, you captured the essence of all. They love their new brother and that shines through in all the photos.

Ginny R. - June 1, 2012 - 1:25 pm

OMG!!! They’re all so beautiful!!!

Maureen Briggette - June 1, 2012 - 7:18 pm

How beautiful these black and white pics are, what a great job painting the family, for us, Kate I have been after Sheila and Scott to have an updated family pic, perhaps this will inspire them.

Joyce - June 9, 2012 - 8:44 pm

What great pictures! The kids look so sweet. Would not be able to pick a favorite….they are all so good, Kate.

Mary H - June 15, 2012 - 6:41 pm

These are wonderfully composed and natural… and so much fun. Beautiful family!

Dawn Prezioso - June 21, 2012 - 12:33 am

What a precious family….I love every picture and you included Abbey! Awesome!

sharon & Kay Martin - June 21, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Thank you Kate for sharing these photographs…we love them and you have a beautiful family (and Kay said really nice family too)!! :) Hope to see you soon.

5 days old, with her big brother

Sweet G was born just five days ago, and her big 17 month old brother D is already getting a kick out of his new role as big brother.  (Except that apparently he refers to her as his new dog…)

And I had to show you a few color ones, since it’s that festive red holiday time of year :)  And I can’t forget to welcome these guys into my elite club of families with two under two!

Ho ho ho!

Stephanie - December 20, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Love love love!!!

Danielle - December 26, 2011 - 9:51 pm

What beautiful pictures! D & G are so cute and sweet!

Welcoming a new sweet boy

I met 2 year old C when he was his teenie new brother’s age.  And now look at him.  All growed up :)  I’ll let the photos tell the story here – these guys were just perfect.

Handsome as the dickens!  And really only 2 1/2 weeks here.

It was a gorgeous day, we had to pop outdoors just to grab one family shot with the leaves behind…

Loved, loved seeing you guys.

Katie - November 1, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Amazing pics! Great family photo and I just love Will’s yawn! The pic of him all wrapped in the blanket is precious!

Lorraine - November 2, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Gorgeous pictures, your boys are too cute!

Kerry - November 2, 2011 - 4:30 pm

Charlie looks just like Anne in the first pic (and Will looks a little scared of where he might put that finger)! So cute :)

Elizabeth DiLauro - November 2, 2011 - 5:29 pm

I think my favorite is the one where Charlie looks like he wants to eat Will’s toes…

barry - November 2, 2011 - 6:20 pm

He looks so innocent!

Holly - November 2, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Love the pictures, especially the last one of Charlie and Will!

Aunt Ga Ga - November 3, 2011 - 3:32 pm

All of the photos are beautiful! Love the one where Charlie is smelling Will’s feet!!! Enjoy the moments, the grow up so quickly!

KEL - November 3, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Beautiful pictures!! Charlie looks like a proud big brother :) cant wait to meet little Will soon!! xoxo

Uncle Leo - November 3, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Great pics!

jayme - November 3, 2011 - 4:03 pm

What gorgeous pics, I just love these little boys! I am, however, a little suprised the wisk didnt make it into the family photo.

Aunt Stacy, Uncle Michael, Meghan and Sean - November 3, 2011 - 4:56 pm

The pictures are fantastic! What a gorgeous family ! Charlie is such a proud BIG brother. Enjoy every minute – they grow up at the blink of an eye. Can’t wait to meet Will.

Kristy - November 3, 2011 - 8:33 pm

The pictures are absolutely amazing. Sami and I loved spending time with Charlie and Will! They are absolutely precious. Love ya.

Murph - November 4, 2011 - 9:06 am

These pictures are amazing! Too funny, I thought the same thing as Kerry – Will looks like he doesn’t know what’s up with Charlie’s finger!! ha!!

Can’t wait to meet the new little bugger!!

Tobin - November 4, 2011 - 11:05 am

These are precious!! We can’t wait to see Charlie and meet Will!

RYAN - November 4, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Can’t wait to see the boys around the holidays!

Grandma and Papa - November 4, 2011 - 8:46 pm

We’re blessed with these two handsome grandsons. Loved Charlie pointing his finger at Will and Will not sure what to make of it. Charlie’s face when checking out Will’s toes is precious. Great pictures!

Matt P - November 6, 2011 - 9:49 am

The pictures are so cute. I can’t wait to meet Will and see Charlie again. I can believe how big he is.

Nathan G - November 8, 2011 - 10:58 am

Awesome Pictures. Hope to meet the new guy soon.

Brothers, eight years apart

Big brother W is eight and a half, and his new perfect brother N was only seven weeks old when we took these photos a few weeks ago.  This means these guys are already fast friends, with little N already kicking W in the face with those strong little legs…

Killer dimples on big W:

He’s enjoying himself a ton with these guys:

Loving his mama:

Had a moment waiting while people put shoes on to go outside, and this guy seemed like he needed a new headshot:

I’m so honored you guys had me come out to celebrate N’s arrival, thank you.

As W tickles N’s foot with his hand in a cast… the expressions in this one just tell such a sweet story.

And lastly – I love Mom’s hand on W’s head here:

This little guy’s now the big brother

Welcome to little 9 day old M!  Saw him a few weeks ago in mama’s belly (just like we did with big brother T a couple of years ago), but he’s way more adorable out here in the world… (and apparently he likes having his toes tickled)

Isn’t he a love?

Just a gentle nose poke…

Brother toes :)

Mama’s never in pictures because she’s always holding the camera.  We tried to remedy that!

This is one of my favorites:

And of course a visiting grandparents pic…

Congrats to you guys on your perfect new addition.  Good luck down south, we’ll all miss you here in Boston!  Visit lots :)

Stef - September 19, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Erin, you look amazing! You’re family is adorable. These pictures are wonderful.

We are going to miss you so much! Best of luck!

nb: the nose poke picture is my favorite :)

Colleen - September 19, 2011 - 5:24 pm

What cuties you have Erin! I love the “Brothers’ toes picture!”

Amanda - September 19, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Such handsome boys! I love the one of them sitting together. So happy for you.

Jenny Bosley - September 19, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Erin – I love these pictures! Your boys are precious, what a sweet family. Hope everyone is doing well.

Kathleen Mullins - September 19, 2011 - 8:49 pm

What adorable picturesq! Erin – your mom and dad look soooi proud! Congrats again!

rachael - September 22, 2011 - 5:03 pm


ashly - September 22, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Tucker is so grown up! I can’t believe it! Great photography!

Norma - September 22, 2011 - 9:40 pm

SO PRECIOUS!!! Love all of the pictures and can’t wait to see you all in person!!

Dad - September 22, 2011 - 9:42 pm

Great pictures again! Very proud Grandparents.

Roxann - September 22, 2011 - 10:57 pm

Great pictures! Such cute little boys

Kelly - September 25, 2011 - 3:19 am

ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait to see the fam in person!

Angella Davis - September 26, 2011 - 11:54 am

Oh simply adorable. Great shots. LOVE the feet photo… toddler and baby size yeyy!

evelyn lanham - September 26, 2011 - 6:04 pm

great pictures looks like the perfect family.the boys are really cute.

Beth - September 28, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Love the pictures. Especially the one with the grandparents! Can’t wait to meet Max.

Christine Riddle - September 29, 2011 - 6:26 am

Your pictures are great! Really captures the moments you bring a new baby home. God bless you all.

Judy B - September 30, 2011 - 7:38 am

Congratulations! Anxious to meet the new little guy in Nashville. Terrific photos.

Fourth newborn shoot!

I’m so lucky that these guys came back from Arizona for a visit!  They had their first son seven years ago and were living in the Boston area.  We took sweet pictures of him when he was just three weeks old.  Then they moved, but when their second son was just three weeks old, they visited Boston (correct me if I have any specifics wrong, guys – I have a terrible memory) and we got to do pictures at their grandma and grandpa’s house.  Then again for their daughter we did three week old pictures a couple of years later.  Now I got to meet their fourth beautiful baby, take pictures in a sink bath of this little perfect girl – not to mention grabbing a few of all four hanging out together.  Because isn’t this the picture you want printed really huge on a wall somewhere?  I LOVE.

Actually, it’s a toss up.  I might want this one really big if these were mine…

OK, ok, I’ll stop with the body parts. Too much fun.  This one tells a great story, too…

And Ms. J even took her hat off for a few brief moments…

But sorry, OK, back to the matter at hand.  Newborn pictures (at 3 months old as opposed to her siblings’ 3 week old newborn pictures — but c’mon, cut us some slack, here, we’re talking cross-country travel with FOUR kids… the fact that she’s not three years old is beyond impressive to me) so newborn pictures of littlest lady B. Each of them always got a sink bath in their newborn pictures, so Ms. B is no different.  Loving the layout and lighting and expression and clenched fists of this one…

And this one tells a cool story, too.

She loved mama time after her bath.

And daddy giggles too.

And like a dreamy little fourth baby, she fell promptly to sleep after her bath.  What a love!

One tiny asleep foot to top things off.

Wonderful to see you guys again. Are you sure you’re not having more? You make such great ones…

Jessica Lioi - August 2, 2011 - 3:17 pm

As the mom of those beauties, I can’t thank Jess enough for those pictures! We originally went to Sears, what a waste of money. I thought it would be impossible to get a photo of all of them looking in the same direction, never mind looking good but Jessica is magic with the kids. I have to choose between pictures! You are so good at what you do!

kate - August 3, 2011 - 1:04 pm

beautiful pictures of beautiful babies!! nice work to mom jessica and photographer jessica!!! love the 1st one with all the piggies and the one of the two sisters best!!

Courtenay - August 13, 2011 - 1:48 am

What a GORGEOUS family, god you two make some serious cutie-patooties!!! And Juliet with that hat on, what a riot! All the pics are fabulous but I am truly in love with the first one…a family of free spirited kiddos with feet in the air, what better describes a fun filled care free childhood?!? Runner up…the last one. How in the world did you get them all to cooperate? The photographer certainly does work magic!

Jennifer - August 13, 2011 - 11:36 am

Beautiful! The lighting in the one of J and B is amazing – how did you get Miss J to stay still long enough to capture that? I love body part pictures but have to ask what body part of B’s are the hands on in the second one. My children are convinced that it is B’s rear end ;-).

Mike - August 13, 2011 - 12:28 pm

What incredible pictures! Amazing to get all 4 in one place and looking at the camera at the same time! I love the “feet” picture!

Jessica Ammirati - August 19, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Oh My God!!!!! Too adorable for words. Miss you guys and LOVE the shots.
-The other Jess and John

Allison - August 19, 2011 - 3:08 pm

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love the feet picture!

Brian McNeil - August 19, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Kids are so adorable Jess! It was great seeing you and John at the wedding — hope to see you guys again soon.

Judith Lioio - August 19, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Totally adorable!!!! Really good pics of really beautiful children…OK, I am the grandmother but still…..

Stefanie Delaney - August 19, 2011 - 5:35 pm

These pictures are gorgeous! Of course, the children are beautiful to begin with so that helps! I cannot believe how big G & T are! It has been WAY too long! Miss you all! Big hugs from MA!

Deb Brookings - August 20, 2011 - 8:54 am

These photos capture the true essence of family life…
absolute beauty! There is nothing more important than the connection you have to your children and they to each other. Very moving images. Thank you so much for sharing them.
Miss you guys!

Nana - August 20, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Luv them all, especially Jules kissing baby. I am so proud of my “Grands” !

Sharon - August 24, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Hi Jessica, The pictures are GREAT!!!!!! I want to give them all a Big Squeeze!! Sharon

Sharon - August 24, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Hi Jessica, The pictures are GREAT!!! I want to give themall a Big Sqeeze!!!! SHARON

Autumn England - August 24, 2011 - 12:31 pm

love the foot picture. Sweet, precious, and adorable.


This sweet boy got a sister

What a loving big 2 1/2 year old brother!

He just loved playing with her:

I love the sun pattern on the pillow here, and her perfect rolls and hands clasped under her chin :)

Such a handsome dude:

Had to grab a pic of just mama and her munchkins:

Daddy and his big boy got some time to check out the trash truck…

And Mama got some sweet girl time:

Wonderful to see you guys in your new (ok, maybe not so new anymore…) place!

Suzi - June 30, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous family! You must be very happy with how great everyone looks!

Lauren - July 13, 2011 - 10:02 pm


I don’t know this family but I simple HAVE to say: That dress is gorgeous. Simply beautiful. I love my two boys but that dress is the kind of thing that makes me so grateful to have a little niece to spoil. Truly lovely dress. Oh and kids and pictures too ;) Everything is beautiful.


Two gorgeous boys under two

I met these handsome boys two weekends ago, big 22 month old brother P, and little three week old brother N; and I was so impressed by how much attention P was lavishing on N.  I can only imagine the buddies they’re going to become in the next few years. It’s so exciting for me to get to see the beginning of a relationship like theirs :)

They’ve joined the ranks with many other fantastic families in my two-under-two club.  When I get to do a two-under-two shoot I am always excited for the challenge and ready to roll with it.  Never know what’s going to happen!  These guys were just wonderful.  I think this was my favorite moment, though:

Except maybe when P wanted to share his car with N:

We even got a moment of a smile from little N!

This one is just such a sweet art shot with his little hand hiding his face, I had to share…

Building a block tower with Daddy:

It was such a pleasure meeting you guys!


Brothers, just beginning

When I first arrived to see these two brothers last weekend, almost 3 month old Z was exhausted.  But that meant we got this picture, which I am just in love with… (avoiding ending my sentence with a preposition by using ellipses… my middle school grammar teacher would be horrified)

But then when he perked up, big (almost 3 year old) brother J insisted on sharing his favorite Fire Truck book:

A few of just the big man first, as he concentrates 0n his car:

Leaping into a pile of pillows:

Or tossing a friend into the fray:

And now, introducing Z:

Daddy, look at ME :)

Great to see you guys again!

Ana Bard - June 9, 2011 - 1:29 pm


Amzing pictures of a beautiful family! Thansk for sharing.


Radhika v - June 9, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Excellent pics of the brothers. Baby is too sweet, and the family pic turned our great! Radhika

Kat - June 9, 2011 - 2:03 pm

Love the pix. Jake is so big and Zachary is just adorable. Beautiful family!

Lia W - June 9, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Thanks for sharing Julia, you can see that there is lots of love and fun.

Gail - June 9, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Great photos! Z is a doll!

Dave B - June 9, 2011 - 10:10 pm

Super cute!

alice - June 10, 2011 - 5:57 pm

I am even more excited to visit. See you in July!!!!

Jane Dalton - June 10, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Handsome family, beautiful pictures!!

Jane - June 10, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Beautiful family and great pictures

donna - June 11, 2011 - 11:21 am

Loved this photo shoot. what handsome boys!!

CY - June 11, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Gorgeous pictures – the boys are so sweet.

Veronica Nee - June 12, 2011 - 3:37 pm

the pictures are beautiful!! the boys are just too cute!!

Li-Mei Yang - June 12, 2011 - 8:04 pm

So many great shots, but the family picture is the winner. Can’t wait to receive your holiday cards!

Kim - June 13, 2011 - 10:01 pm

Wow! Amazing pictures. Great family pictures.

Kate Arnold - June 14, 2011 - 8:51 am

Beautiful photos of a beautiful family. I love that they are so natural and are of little ones doing what little ones do. Those are the moments that will make you smile when they are all grown up.

Ginny - June 14, 2011 - 11:25 pm

Wonderful photos of a wonderful family. I was smiling the whole time. Well done!

Michele - July 11, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Beautiful pics!!

Number four, nine days in

When this mama called me to document her fourth baby’s newborn pictures, I was so excited to see his tiny cuteness compared to his big brothers and sisters.  Well Mother Nature conspired against us, and we had to move our shoot day due to all this crazy snow, so only one big two year old brother was home to introduce me to the new arrival…

But that’s OK – he was pretty perfect and ready for his closeup all by himself. Isn’t he handsome?


He got a catnap in there, too.

Wonderful to meet you guys!

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