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I’ve been taking pictures of big brother D and his sister G since they were each teenie tiny newborns, and this year they invited their big cousin to come do photos in their gorgeous yard with them – what a fun idea!
Everybody loves tossing leaves.
It was great having big kid energy there too…
They had so much fun playing!
Loved seeing you guys as always! Thanks so much for having me.
This was one of my last minishoots last fall – on that weekend before Thanksgiving when the leaves were just bursting with color on the ground. And who shows up for one of my local-to-Milton “afterschool minis” (which we actually ended up doing on a Saturday afternoon, but you get the gist), but this crew: five cousins totally bursting with energy.
I loved getting to play with these guys ALL over the North End a couple of weekends ago. Little C was hosting his cousin from Chicago for a visit, which meant we got to get cousin playing pictures, which I always love. Also, bonus for me – our walk around the North End included their favorite bread bakery, their favorite chocolate shop… need I go on…?
But we started at home, for a little quick playtime:
And giggles of course:
Then we literally RAN everywhere. Once in while these two stopped for a breath – like here, in a hiding spot that I loved:
The kids got a whirl on the merry go round:
Sisters got hugs:
Kids got wet in the fountain, because that’s AWESOME:
Giggles never stopped the whole time, of course:
And we ended up at C’s favorite chocolate shop, as I mentioned – and they even gave me one. DELISH.
Miss G agreed.
Really fantastic to spend this time with you all!
I’m back! So sorry for the blogging hiatus, guys – I underestimated how tough it’d be to end August and begin September without camp or childcare arranged, so I had to cut out blogging all the families I was editing in that timeframe. Now I’m back, and if you’d like me to go back and blog your session if I missed you in the last few weeks, let me know – school has started and I’m back in the blogging game.
This photoshoot made me so happy. I have one sister, and now I have two daughters and my sister has one daughter… so this family reminded me so much of us. Last fall was a big birthday for the grandma in this family, so her daughters gifted her with a BBP photoshoot gift certificate, and we got to shoot it in mid-August. I’ll let the pictures tell the story, but suffice it to say, I ADORED this :)
I haven’t seen this pretty girl in YEARS; now she’s 10 and a half, and just super fun. I love the shot we got of mom and dad together, too :) And her cousin popped by at the end of the pictures, so we got to get some fun cousin shots, too.
Wonderful to see you guys again.
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.
How do you spell “noogie”? Think that’s it? Or Nougie? Nuggy? Well, that’s my favorite part of this picture. I LOVE these noogie-giving brothers. Been taking pictures of their family for almost a decade and it makes me so happy to see them.
Two of their cousins were there too – gorgeous ladies I’ve been seeing since they were wee ones too…
And they got a pup this year – he’s the sweetest little guy…
And he even poses like a champ:
So wonderful to see you guys as always!
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!
Once upon a time, many years ago, two parents had two (what I’m sure were) fantastic little boys. Then those boys grew up and married two fabulous women. And then, would you believe it, those two original parents got grandchildren out of the deal! Everybody was together last week and we met up for a walk at Elm Bank in Wellesley.
Sometimes we have an escapee when we try to pose pictures… but that’s OK ;)
Aren’t they a handsome crew?
Balancing act with grandparent support:
And cousins helping each other with the stick:
I have to smile when I look at this picture.
And A is going to have a little brother or sister soon…
And then the heat got to be too much for us – Dad had to work some water bottle magic:
And last but not least, a wet grandma hug :)
So these two fabulous sisters live here in Boston and Rhode Island, respectively. And their parents don’t. So when Grandma and Papa came to town, they stayed in a nice hotel downtown – so we met there last Saturday morning and got loads of fantastic pictures.
Here’s the whole crew, running down Boylston Street. Kind of amazing in a picture like this when all the faces are smiling – love it.
Then we settled on a bench on the Commonwealth Mall – I love the interactions in this picture, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents.
One fantastic sister and her family:
And the other fantastic sister and her family:
And then we spent some time on grandparent pictures – these melt my heart.
And I love this one of the sisters and their kiddos:
And the grandparents and their crazy grandchildren:
Such fun to see you guys again!
In my line of work, sometimes it’s fun to give myself little challenges – little things that I keep an eye out for when I’m shooting. One of those things is the elusive dog lick picture. I love a good dog-licking-baby picture – and getting the dog’s tongue just the right amount out of his mouth while the baby’s also at that perfect moment where they’re not too annoyed by the attention…
The fun thing here is if you click this “dog licking baby” link and get to a bunch of shoots where I’ve had dogs licking babies (yes, it’ll look at first like it’s not going anywhere, because you’ll see this post again – but scroll down, that link shows all the posts I’ve ever tagged with dog lick), the next post down after this one will be of this same pup: Harry, with his beloved little sister E. Our first shoot was back when she was just three weeks old, and now she’s three months old.
We did these pictures just an hour before her baptism this weekend, and she was just a perfect angel for the photoshoot.
Even with very little sleep the night before, she giggled and played…
And showed us how big she is on her mom’s pretty chaise – much bigger than last time, already!
Reading Christmas books with mama:
Love that she’s peeking at her “1st Christmas” ornament here!
Mama and daughter in their pretty Christening dresses:
She did catch a wink before the big event…
Grandma’s pretty hands with baby E:
With her Godmother and Godfather, in her Christening gown and bonnet that her mom, uncle and grandma all wore…
Big cousin, with her fantastic hairdo and dimple:
And last of all, grandma with her three pretty girls:
Loved seeing all you guys! Hope the big event was a huge success :)
Sometimes it’s grandmothers who call me to book photoshoots, and often times those shoots happen around the holidays, when their families are together. It’s always mayhem, and I can almost guarantee someone will cry… but that’s what it’s all about, right? Capturing the insanity? Because why have two handsome sons if you can’t document a piece of the crazy lives they’re living with their 7, 4, 4 and 2 yr old kiddos?
So I’ll get you situated with the big group shot first. Here’s our handsome crew.
And one of all the grandkids with their grandparents:
And now, so you don’t get confused, I’ll go big brother’s family first:
And then I’ll do little brother’s family next:
And I have to include this “outtake” one — it cracks me up — with bow off kilter and tongue out :)
All thanks to these two. Celebrating a big anniversary this year! Congrats, guys.
P.S. These kind of shoots are what I call “a bunch of families together” in my pricing calculator, in case you’re curious. They can run a bit longer than my usual 45 minutes-1 hour. I think I stayed with these guys for about 90 minutes. But it’s nice because each individual family in the group ends up with photos for holiday cards, etc.
Now this guy…
…is a good sharer. He had his one year old pictures just a few weeks ago, so he called up his cousin Z and asked her if she wanted to join him for his mini-shoot in the Public Garden last weekend. She said, “Oh, cuz. Totally.” Her mama and daddy joined her:
Love this up in the air with mama in the corner one:
Handsome as ever:
Jennie can always be counted on for the goofy faces :)
The generous C-man thought that since he’d shared his mini-shoot, that Z should understand that this meant he retained all rights to any and all balls/fun equipment to be used at said shoot. Z wasn’t as into this idea.
They discussed it… C even let Z inspect the ball.
And after these guys squeezed all the fun that they could out of the ball, they moved on to snack time.
“Um, C? Whatcha got in there? k’I have one?”
Really fun to see you guys and meet more family! Thanks for a great mini-shoot :)
Once in a while I get two families interested in doing their shoot together – often families with cousins close in age. I charge a bit more for the session because I shoot more and the editing takes me longer because we have two times the awesome there at the shoot… But when you divide by two, the shoot price is lower. and c’mon, the end result is so fun. We get to mix up the sibling groups and get some really fun cousin pictures. Like three month old J and his big cousin 7 month old R, taking a snooze together:
Or their older siblings, best cousin buds just a few weeks apart in age (3):
And of course we do the requisite family shots – adorable group #1:
And please don’t kill me for posting this one of adorable group #2 – this situation never ceases to amuse me (little brother J looks horrified, too – just adding to the fabulousness)…
And one non-digit/nostril version of these two cuties:
And then back to group #1 for some of their individual ones:
Every bit of it was great, thanks so much for having me come back. Next time we’ll get some sun!
It’s been seven years and nine shoots. I can’t express how much these guys mean to me – I LOVE taking their pictures and will move heaven and earth to get to see them for our annual shoot each year. I’m going to stick to my new plan of less verbose blog posts and let the photos speak for themselves…
OK, just have to tell you that Buzz and Woody have been part of almost every shoot. Great to see them again too!
Need a shot of each of the boys with Dad :)
And adding in three beautiful cousins only adds to the fun :)
And last but never least, my favorite shot – three boys with their beautiful mama.
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