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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.

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It’s Nursery School picture day time of year!

It’s that time of year! This was my 8th annual school photo day at the fabulous Ashmont Nursery School, and I loved it, as always. We shot these photos back in February, but I’m just taking the time to blog them now – aren’t these kiddos just amazingly adorable?

And before I get into the cuteness, I should link over to the page of information about having me come do this at any Nursery School in the greater Boston area – don’t hesitate to reach out if you want me to come do this at your school. I usually do them in January-March, and would love to add more schools into my calendar. It’s free to the school to have me come do it, and parents only pay if they like the photos. Here’s all the information.
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Oh, and bring on the siblings! That’s the best part :)

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Ea the turtle needed to be documented this year. She’s a big part of the classroom!

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My little red car and I will see you next year, ANS!!

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Spring Public Garden Minishoot #8

I met the biggest sister in this family when she was just one, back in early 2005, when I’d only been a professional photographer for two years. And now she’s almost a TEENAGER too…

I’ve loved seeing these guys throughout the years as they’ve grown.

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Always fun.

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Kim - April 19, 2016 - 9:21 am

These pics are fantastic! Thanks Jess!

Fall Public Garden Minishoot #23

This fall I shot 26 families over the course of two days in the Boston Public Garden, and I’m realizing this is one of the first few that I’ve blogged for you guys. Sorry the blog is a little sparse these days, I’m only blogging and Facebook-album-ing on request, which means there are fewer posts going up.

But here are two amazing older kiddos. I took photos of them when they were babies, and now they done gone and growed up on me :) I loved getting a chance to see them again, it always makes me happy to pop back into children’s lives for a glimpse now and again.

And the colors in the Public Garden during my minishoot days this fall were AMAZING, so I had to blog this in color for you.

See what I mean?

A few of these just cracked me up. The brother creeping up…

Post head-bonk – OW!

Wonderful to see you guys again, thanks so much for meeting up with me!

 

Rachel - November 7, 2014 - 3:05 pm

These are beautiful, Jess! You really captured who they are. <3

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!

Two boys and the colors of summer

I always love to play outside. Sometimes New England weather doesn’t cooperate, but sometimes it does. Sometimes small people think the grass tickles their toes too much, or the distracting wind is blowing in the trees too much… but sometimes it just works. You never know.

I’ve known these two cutie boys since big brother K was just a couple of months old. And this is little brother C’s fourth photoshoot – he’s doing the five shoots in his first year package just like his big brother did (one of my Baby’s First Year packages), which is great because it means we can do things like take big brother K’s 5 year pictures at the same time as we do C’s 9 month pictures.

That means we get two (adorable brother) birds with one (really fun, jumping, crazy, loving photoshoot) stone.

Aaaand you guys know my thoughts on color vs. b&w (see halfway down this page), but sometimes it takes over and I just have to blog it.

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Boston’s gonna miss these gingers

You may have noticed an air of sadness in faces around Boston this week. That’s because five amazing people are leaving on Saturday, headed to their next adventure. They’ve graced Dorchester with their kindness, their energy, their love and their smiles for many years now, and it’s time for them to move on to the next big thing.

I didn’t blog many (any?) of my spring minishoots this year – (I’ve been working on – eek, coming soon! – a redesign of the BBP website and it’s been gobbling up my blogging time), but these guys met me in the Public Garden in late May for photos, and I adored running around and playing with them there. I normally blog in b&w (and always provide everyone all their photos in both b&w and color), but this shoot needed to be blogged in color. I’m sure you can see why. These five were just bursting with COLOR.

We love you! Y’all come back now, you hear?

Big hugs, guys.

ONE!

One year ago today I had the most amazing experience of my life: I got to be in the room with my baby sister and her fabulous husband while she pushed a person into the world. And what a person. Words are not really my thing – I never feel like I’m telling a story right, like I’m doing it justice. (Pictures, as you might guess, are more my thing.) Suffice it to say the addition of this person into my life, my kids’ lives, our family’s life – it’s been the best thing I could ever imagine. Welcome to ONE, little sweet girl.

She’s off and running.

Oh, but wait, the eyelashes?? Check ’em out. Insanity.

Hunkered down with Arkansan Daddy in the homeland:

Pondering the Pacific.

xoxox and many MOOOOORRRRE!

Three munchkins in red

I walked in the door and loved them immediately.  It’s rare that I meet a family for the first time when they’re older – often we start young and continue years and years and years… so when this mama emailed me in November with a completely hilarious message about how she was a surgeon working crazy hours and sure we could never get pictures done in time for the holidays, saying she was sure she was crazy to ever think she could get into my schedule when she only first reached out in mid-November… I felt like it was a challenge.

It was kismet – I’d gotten an email of a cancellation for that very next weekend just an hour or two before, and the message made me belly laugh when I got it – I had to meet them. And then, of course, when I walked in the door – I adored them immediately.  I felt like they were one of my beloved returning families I’d known forever.  They were fabulous, awesome – and the mama was sheepish about the all-red outfits.  But you know what? So what! It looked festive as all get-out. How often do you get to dress your kids up and make them all look alike? They grow up so fast – may as well do this stuff while we can, right?

So here I am again, showing you photos on the blog in color.  You guys have heard it before – I love b&w, and especially when it comes to indoor pictures, I really think b&w looks gorgeous and perfect and gentle and I love the way the light is… but then these guys dress all in red and I just have to blog them in color.  Because, come on now. Check them out.

Right? Adorbs.

PJM - December 18, 2013 - 9:31 pm

These 3 adorable munchkins in red are my niece and nephews! You must be a miracle worker Jessica, because somehow you got them all to smile at the same time, and you captured their unique personalities in the photos. I live in another country but it’s great to see the kids captured in such sweet moments together. Thanks for sharing your work and talents on this blog!
PJM

Beth Rousseau - December 19, 2013 - 7:40 am

Jessica – how did you do it? I had the misfortune of moving away from this awesome family four years ago, and looking at these pictures I get the full intensity of their incredible, unique personalities gifted to me long distance. Now I’m all verklempt. In a really good way.

charlotte fiorentino - December 19, 2013 - 11:08 am

love love your work, Jessica. I look forward to seeing the photos every year

Sharon - December 19, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Wow, great job! Love the family photo in front of fireplace!

KM - December 20, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Terrific photos! I hope to see these three very soon and you have captured each of them in a quiet and powerful way. Great work!

GregT. - December 22, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Such cute kids! Really smart to get great professional pics done.

Emily - December 22, 2013 - 5:57 pm

I can’t believe how big the kids have gotten! The photos are amazing- I can really feel the energy and love transmitted through the photos- great stuff!!

Christine - December 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

Wow – amazing. Where did you find the time and they look so relaxed and happy. It makes you want to have little ones again. Amazing how you get everything done. Beautiful photos!

Janet - December 30, 2013 - 7:49 am

I cannot believe how big your babies are getting!! What a beautiful family. Hope you enjoy the Holiday Season…still miss you!!!

Clara - January 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Love the photos especially the group family photo.

Fall Public Garden Minishoot #19

This fall I had two Public Garden Minishoot days – one at the end of September, and one at the end of October. During those two shoot days I met about twenty families for quickie 20 minute photoshoots, and lucked out with incredible weather days both days. To streamline my process this fall, I decided to only blog people who specifically asked me to – so that’s why I’m skipping right to minishoot #19 here :)

More info about Minishoot days (and getting on the “contact me first” list for the spring minishoots) is here.

I loved seeing these three handsome boys again this fall – and had to show you these in color, because the Public Garden’s color is always gorgeous…

Tim - November 25, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Love the shot of the 3 on the bench!

Amy Diemer - November 25, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Great shots! You have really captured the spirit of these boys and their parents. They look like a bundle of energy and joy! Your pictures say a thousand words!

Patricia Conway - November 25, 2013 - 10:26 pm

Gorgeous boys. Especially happy parents

Patricia Conway - November 25, 2013 - 10:29 pm

JOY

Ann Coughlin - November 26, 2013 - 12:15 am

Such a beautiful family! Their love for one another is so evident is these wonderful photos.

Sally - November 26, 2013 - 7:01 am

Oh what fun it is to be us!!!

Ellen - November 26, 2013 - 7:16 am

Love! I can almost hear them giggling as I look at these. Fabulous shots, fabulous family.

Patty Fee - November 26, 2013 - 7:29 am

Another day in Murphy Land! Smiles, giggles, mischief brother-love. I love the pic of Mom and Dad – two seconds of their own:)

Betsy Ziegler - November 26, 2013 - 8:02 am

Beautiful family! Love all these pictures!

debra otway - November 26, 2013 - 8:19 am

these boys are precious…love the bench with all three amigos!!!

Peter - November 26, 2013 - 9:20 am

Great photos handsome kids…just like their grandfather. Da

Allyson - November 26, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Unbelievable pictures! I love the family shot.

diane long - November 26, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Though I enjoyed the photo posted, I think the picture in the leaves with the middle child eating the leaves is so honest and free in the fall season. Each photo was great and I love FAMILY photos, but sometimes it’s just nice to see innocence

kevin long - November 26, 2013 - 8:58 pm

I’m the Godfather to the youngest, so I think that the single pictures of each boy, represents such a unique photo of the ‘man’ within. With that said, seeing the family photo, makes me realize that the spontaneity of happiness is quite evident in the group picture. Innocence is captured; love is captured. Great shoot!

Betty - December 4, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Darling!

Deb - December 4, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Jess – you did it again. 3rd year running and you continue to capture the personalities of the little guys. Thank you for your patience and silliness. You do an amazing job.

Three boys enjoying some leaves

Gotta say I kind of LOVE it when this…

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Devolves (or “evolves”?) into this:

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Or when this:

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Settles into something sweet like this:

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See, I just adore these three. Every time I see them, their energy is infectious:

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So, even though sometimes they land here:

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That’s cool, because that up there is just as much them as this is:

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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to see you guys – as always.

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Yaaaaaa!

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Another colorful post…

What’s happening here? I’ve been in such a color mood recently, I’m loving the trees and the fall colors. And when my clients are older and able to run around and have fun outdoors, I just love when kids have the space to play and be crazy. Makes for such fun pictures.

So this first picture I have here just MUST be printed large and hung somewhere, Amy – I adore it.  I love the faces, the fun/sillyness, the angle, the light, the colors… it screams “hang me big!” to me.  But I hope you have lots of wall space, because I also think the running one from behind needs to be hung somewhere, and also the feet in the air one…

OK, sorry, I’ll stop. There are a few I like from indoors in b&w, but lots more in color this time. What fun! Thank you so much for showing me the new house – you guys are awesome and I loved seeing you.

Look who’s walking!

Roofdecks are really fun for pictures – and these guys with their apartment on Boylston Street were no exception. I love this first walking big boy picture in color so much, with that gorgeous yellow tree framing the red Copley Square Hotel sign…  Of course I’m also a fan of most of them in b&w — and the one where he’s feeding his puffs to daddy kills me.

What a fun year of shoots! I love that I got to see this guy three times this year. I can’t believe how quickly the time flew by. More information about my Baby’s First Year package is on my website here.

Squeezing on that new sister

Because squeezing a nearly six month old sister can’t be beat. And check it out… in two of the pictures you see here, we get one of my favorite things: a surprise belly button sighting. Oh and dimples. Pinch me. Divine.

(Oh, and I had to include a few color ones here, too – because the leaves are just sooooo killer.)

I loved getting time with you guys, thank you for having me!