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Tossing the leaves in the yard

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!


High-five :)









Loved seeing you guys as always! Thanks so much for having me.

Cousins in the leaves

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.








Kathleen Fahey - January 13, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Hello I am an Aunt of two of the cousins here. The very little boy Ciaran and the red headed girl Annie…..I am completely impressed with your photography and you truly captured the essence of this children. I would recommend you and thanks for taking such beautiful pictures of beautiful children…….All of them not just my niece and nephew but their gorgeous cousins as well……..These are truly special pictures.

Kathleen Fahey

North End adventures

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!


Three gorgeous generations of women

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 :)

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!

Running around with the cousins

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!


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

Everybody’s in town, let’s capture it!

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:

Cousin squeezes:

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 :)

Grandma and Papa were in town

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!


Rebecca Lowenhaupt - May 15, 2012 - 9:45 am

We had so much fun, and the pictures turned out even better than I imagined! Thanks for such wonderful pics!

Allison - May 15, 2012 - 9:52 am

What a beautiful family!

Tara - May 15, 2012 - 11:39 am

These are beautiful! You are going to be so happy one day that you took the time to do this. Um, is there another cousin coming!?!

3 months old and delicious

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 :)

Kristen Krikorian - December 15, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Love, Love, Love!! These pictures are precious, just like the subjects! Captures everything perfectly! xoxo

Anne Fryar - December 15, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Oh Jill, She is just so precious and to see Harry so loving to her makes my heart melt. Enjoy her!!!! Anne

Vicki Shield - December 15, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Love these pictures… so natural! You both look so beautiful.

Erin - December 15, 2011 - 10:53 pm


Pat Larkin - December 15, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Eleanor, you are so photogenic and so lovely! Congratulations on your Baptism. Great pictures, Jill. See you soon, I hope!

Monica Pascetta Carroccio - December 16, 2011 - 6:53 am

Jill, she is beautiful!! Congratulations! These are great pictures! I love the one of her looking at the tree!

Kristen Marx - December 16, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Bellissimo sweet little Ellie! xoxo

The whole crew together for Thanksgiving

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.

Fall Public Garden Mini-shoot #3

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 :)

Proud Mama - October 12, 2011 - 2:50 pm

So excited to have these two together to remember always! :)

Norma Jean - October 12, 2011 - 2:54 pm

I can’t handle it!! adorable, love them!

liz r - October 12, 2011 - 3:03 pm

two beautiful babes in the park. Love, love, love!!

Janet Bendowitz - October 12, 2011 - 3:18 pm

What a perfect rendezvous! Gorgeous photos to preserve the memories. Nana

Christine S - October 12, 2011 - 5:05 pm

They are adorable! What great pictures!

Catherine B - October 12, 2011 - 9:04 pm

love, love, love!

Maryellen Connors - October 13, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Loved them all – where was the guitar man?! XO, Mln C’s

Julie - October 19, 2011 - 9:41 am

These are wonderful! Love the captions!

Two families, four cousins, just one nose pick

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!



Laura - August 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Gorgeous families, gorgeous shots. And the nose picking is just hilarious!

Rachel - August 19, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Those pictures came out great!

Ronni Bolz - August 19, 2011 - 8:59 pm

Great pictures!

Josh - August 19, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Wicked cute kids.

Mary - August 19, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Love the photos! Such natural, great shots

ilda - August 19, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Who could the grandmother be of those two adorable boys in the first family?!?!? You captured their personalities perfectly! And the last photo shoot of Cameron around that age was priceless as well. Thank you for doing what you do so well.

Elaine - August 19, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Wow–practically every shot is a keeper. You are good!

Bill Palumbo - August 19, 2011 - 9:38 pm

They are all so cute. They must look like their grandfather…….

Nanami - August 20, 2011 - 5:36 am

Gorgeous photos and gorgeous families!!

hristi - August 20, 2011 - 8:58 am

Adorable pics!

(and Autumn says, “more baby Ryan!”)

mary ann - August 20, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Who needs sun, when you have the brightest smiles? Love the pics.

Kelly - August 20, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Awesome pictures! I can’t believe how big the four of them are!!

Maria - August 21, 2011 - 6:22 am

Just love it…good to see them all this way away!!

Andrea - August 21, 2011 - 1:41 pm

The photos and the families are adorable! But I know that from real life, as well. These really capture them.

Isabel Lopes - August 21, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Such beautiful photos! Love Ryan’s smile(and big belly)!

Amy - August 23, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Such wonderful photos! The younger cousins napping together – priceless.

Stephanie - August 23, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Great photos of everyone! I wish my kids were that happy for photos.

Cheryl - August 25, 2011 - 10:24 am

Thanks for sharing – the pictures are great! These kids are just too cute for words.

Laura - August 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

wow! Love the way you captured the beautiful energy of this family!

Our ninth shoot!

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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