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Four week old curly girl

I got to meet three new babies this past weekend – I love it when that happens. Lots of weekends I’m going back and seeing older kiddos, but this weekend ended up being baby-tastic. Just my style.

This little beauty and her amazing gorgeous curls made me smile so much on Saturday. Look at her perfect cheeks! Those eyelashes!

She had such wonderfully varied expressions, I just adored it. Thanks so much for having me, guys.

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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 on a hot day

It was warm on Tuesday, and we met up for pictures just about midday – but that didn’t stop these three.  They always have such fantastic energy, and I love this one of the three of them – dimples and all.  But I think my number one picture is the toes one, though.  I really think it’d look so cool printed huge on some wall in your house, Katie – color or b&w – either.  Love it.  The one in the wagon cracks me up, too – the three of them are making such different funny expressions.  And the more stoic ones of each of the kids – the non-smiley ones? I love those.  Eyelashes galore. And the one towards the end where S is crawling across the gorgeous dining room with the cool chandelier? Digging on that one too.

Really fun to see you guys as always!

Grins and giggles at only 8 weeks old

Now this guy wants to introduce himself with a BANG! Isn’t he perfect? 8 weeks old and already so full of fun personality and expressions.

At a certain point, though, everybody gets frustrated with modeling…

Probably because he got a leeetle tired (I am so in love with this yawn picture, though):

And now I’m curious. I have two photos that I can’t choose between – they’re similar moments, but I think they tell very different stories.  It’s C in Daddy’s arms, and I love the first one for the quiet stillness… so gentle, so sweet… the delicate eyelashes…

But then I’m drawn to this one – just moments later – he got a quick little second wind.  It’s so full of energy and joy and fun… not to mention the tiny hand on daddy’s bigger one here…

And then he was out:

So wonderful to meet you guys!

Susan Goodman - June 7, 2012 - 5:44 pm

LOVED the first photo with his arm up!! Looks like he enjoys
being “Number One” in his household.

Marilyn Manzoli - June 15, 2012 - 10:54 am

He certainly is a Champion!!!!!! with his arm up in the air!

Spring Public Garden Mini-session #7

Catch me if you can! (love the tongue on big brother C) :)

What handsome dudes!

Little brother X:

And big brother C (do you believe the eyelashes on these guys?):

Feeding the ducks:

Wonderful to meet you guys!

Stef - May 5, 2012 - 7:37 am

Awesome pictures!!!!!!! Colin and Xavier are the handsomest little guys!

Tongues out, having a blast

I’m going to let these speak for themselves – too many great moments to describe in words :)

Daddy pic:

And Mama pic:

Peek-a-boo!

Gorgeous.

Best part is Dad peering around Mom at M misbehaving in this one ;)

Who says fall leaves pictures are best in color? Nice.

Wonderful to spend time with you guys all camera’d up :)

Now, last but most certainly not least… I love this holding hands one.

Double deliciousness

I hadn’t seen these sweets since they were just tiny newborn babies, and now look how big and wonderful they are!

First little miss:

And his highness:

Getting giggles with mama:

The ladies, lunching:

The gentlemen, playing:

Where are the babies??

There they are!

Pensive little lady…

Do you BELIEVE the eyelashes?

Of course we had to end with tub time…

And S’s favorite part of tub time? The ending shower :)

Wonderful to see you guys again!

And in fairness, one more of madame showing off her tooth.  Thanks guys!

 

New brudda, with stinky feet

E checked out her new brother B’s toes, and confirmed – p.u.! Or maybe not, but at least it made her giggle.  E is just 25 months older than her now one month old brother – so they narrowly missed membership in my exclusive two under two club – but I think maybe we can grant them honorary membership for a bit.

Especially when hangout time with the two of them includes moments like this:

And a few of just the little dude:

He looks SOOO much like his sister in this next one:

Loved seeing you guys! xo

Jen Johnson - October 30, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Jess,
What beautiful photos of our family! We love them and can’t wait to share with our families and friends.Thank you for sharing your magic with us again!

Much love,

JJ :)

Arlene Botelho - October 30, 2011 - 11:24 pm

These are beautiful! They just make me melt!
Arlene

Kate Johnson - October 31, 2011 - 7:29 am

Jess, you are a photo genius! These are once again the most beautiful pics of my favorite little ones. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Hugs, Kate

Keri Sarajian - October 31, 2011 - 12:12 pm

These children have so much life and love in their eyes. You’ve just made my Monday morning by sharing these beautiful photographs with me…..these images capture their spirit and love perfectly! JJ, you look hot!

Stacy Taylor - October 31, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. Love love love. Thank you for sharing.

Pat & Greg Godbout - November 1, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Dear Jen and Peter, Thanks for sharing your photos. Your camera artist did a great job once again. The children are just beautiful. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. God bless you all. Love, Patty & Uncle Greg

Jim Johnson - November 2, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Jen and Peter: We were thrilled to see the photos of Emma and Benjamin. Your friend Jess is an excellent photographer. She caught the beauty of the children in their natural environment. I feel like I visited your home even though I’m 1,500 miles away. Love to you and Peter and your family. Great Uncle Jim

Heather Norton - November 3, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Love these pics! I always love checking out your site and seeing some familiar faces :) JJ, you look great – and your little ones are absolutely adorable. Nice job, Jess! :)

Amanda - November 7, 2011 - 9:26 pm

After having no power in CT for 10 days, it was a treat to see such adorable photos while digging through emails. E and B are beautiful children and lucky to have each other and their wonderful mom and dad! Jess, you capture great memories!

Fall Public Garden Mini-shoot #10

I have one word for these two ladies.  OK, two:

My. Muses.

I haven’t seen them since they were nine months old, and I almost didn’t recognize them when I met up with them on the mini-shoot day.  This one is my hands-down favorite.

Every moment of their session made me so happy.  I loved meeting their grandparents…

The striped socks.

Their slightly mussed hair.

Their eyelashes.

Their expressions.

How very different (and yet similar) they are…

And the way they grasped hands when they got together for pictures. It just gave me chills.

Loved loved LOVED seeing you guys. So glad we got you a spot!

abby breitstein - October 20, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Cute cute cute! (Not evil. Just cute.) :)

Jeff Diaz - October 20, 2011 - 12:57 pm

The Photos capture True Happiness. Just look into there eyes and you will see it.
Beautiful
Jeff n John

Mary S. McCarthy - October 20, 2011 - 1:01 pm

Holy Schnikes – these are absurd! The lighting in the weeping willow shot captures something heavenly. They are angels taboot!
xoxoo
~M

Nancita - October 20, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Love these pics! I especially like how they are twins but that these images capture their distinct individual personalities. Nice work!

Kate Hesser - October 20, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Amazingly cute children and stunning photography!

Chad Stockton - October 20, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Holy moly. Are all children of this age as adorable as these two? Such beautiful little girls. And so happy.

Alice - October 20, 2011 - 1:20 pm

THE HUG!!! Oh my God.

Ann - October 20, 2011 - 1:20 pm

So wonderful to see the girls captured by such a wonderful photographer – I can’t believe how incredible they look!

Adele Beekman - October 20, 2011 - 1:25 pm

They look so cute! I bet they’d look even cuter in matching Halloween costumes like two peas in a pod or a loving set of parents who let them play spider ring toss at the office party.

Christina Lip - October 20, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Wow! look at these two photogentic stars! How adorable! I just love all these photos. Especially the last one, where they are hand in hand, that just makes my heart melt.

Leann - October 20, 2011 - 2:03 pm

Love them!!! I want two just like them.

Megan Burns - October 20, 2011 - 2:04 pm

They are so adorable! I absolutely love the photos.

Jane Kim - October 20, 2011 - 2:09 pm

The girls are absolutely adorable…beautiful pictures!

Kathleen Santry - October 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

OH. MY. GOD. a) I refuse to believe they are this big now – nice try b) They were obviously created in a Beautiful Creatures labratory of some sort – they are too pretty to be human. But seriously – amazing photos, very special!

Ann Adelsberger - October 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

They are gorgeous! Photos amazing..

Colleen Ward - October 20, 2011 - 3:02 pm

What beautiful little hams they are for the camera! Great shots…My favorite is the one with Stella’s hand on Bea’s knee. Can’t wait to see them in person soon! xoxo

Cheri - October 20, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Hmmmm, it is amazing what a good photographer can do to mask the chaos that lurks within. Oh wait, I’m talking about my child, who remains unphotographed. Do the photos help with the masking? If so, sign us up!

Emily - October 20, 2011 - 6:06 pm

amazingness!! such gorgeous photos of gorgeous girls!

Tracy - October 20, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Gorgeous! The light, the setting, the expressions. Just perfect!

DeAnna - October 20, 2011 - 6:44 pm

Ridiculously adorable.

Miss Tam - October 20, 2011 - 7:09 pm

My favorite kids that are not my own. Beautiful!

HP - October 20, 2011 - 7:37 pm

I can’t tell who is the evil twin here….

Ellen - October 20, 2011 - 7:38 pm

This photography is beautiful! Makes me miss Boston and being with my sweet niece and nephew. Those smiles… aaah!

ITH - October 20, 2011 - 8:21 pm

What lovely pictures of lovely children!!!!!

Julie - October 20, 2011 - 8:29 pm

Behind those gorgeous faces and long lovely lashes, are plotters planning to take over their world with their brilliant minds! How do I know? Because I know the mother and the father.

Dorothy McCarthy - October 20, 2011 - 9:50 pm

The girls look excited yet engaged; the pictures seem to have caught their very personalities. Backgrounds never intrude simply enhance: a beautiful collection of beautiful children!

Beryelle - October 20, 2011 - 10:08 pm

utterly lovely.

Kat - October 21, 2011 - 6:26 am

Ssssssweethearts!

Kristen - October 21, 2011 - 11:02 am

These are so beautiful!! But where are the ballet poses?

Karen - October 21, 2011 - 11:07 am

Wow! So adorable and such a great job catching “the” moment in each photo.

Heather Julian - October 22, 2011 - 8:06 am

Wow – Amazing shots of your gorgeous and spirited progeny.

Kevin - October 22, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Everything glows, as it should with children this adorable.

lindsey - October 23, 2011 - 7:53 am

Such a beautiful pair, like little fairies in the woods!

Tanaz - October 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Wow – they are just GORGEOUS; and…..it almost makes me want to have more twins!

Rachel Brown - October 24, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Seems like just yesterday they were in “former wombmates” onesies! Time flies. Beautiful photos!

Chandra - November 4, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Just beautiful! Like their Mom :)

Fall Public Garden Mini-shoot #4

Got to see these two lovelies for the second time this year.  I love how big sister is peering over to see what her little sister’s got here… (love this one… wish I had this kind of pic of me with my two girls)

Silly big sister – love the twinkle in her eye here:

And sweet little sister (and her incredible eyelashes):

“Hmm… what’s my sister got now…”

Hand tickles…

So fun to see you guys again :)

I mean, come on now, with the eyes… look at these gorgeous girls.

Sister support

It’s been a year since I saw these sweet girls, and I love what buddies they’ve become.

I’m just a sucker for sisters.

Lemme introduce the ladies – first, in calm moments. Big girl G, with her model-perfect hair.

And littler sister B, with eyelashes to beat the band:

Just gorgeous.

I feel like B is looking at me mischievously here, daring me to try to get a good picture of her family once she steps into the sunshine while her parents are in shadow.  She knows so much about lighting, that little one ;)

Big smiles!

Mama moments…

 

Wonderful fun, guys, thanks so much!

 

Carisa - September 29, 2011 - 10:11 pm

What beautiful girls!

Margaret Davis - September 29, 2011 - 10:22 pm

What great pictures and such beautiful girls.

Cait - September 29, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Precious!

Michelle - September 29, 2011 - 10:42 pm

These girls look amazing. Great photos !!

Meaghan - September 29, 2011 - 11:12 pm

Adorbs!

Jeannie - September 30, 2011 - 7:05 am

Georgie has such a wonderful smile that is only enhanced by her adorable wavy hair blowing in the wind! But I am particularly impressed with the family shots with the focus on Beatrix – priceless moments captured so beautifully!

Melanie - September 30, 2011 - 7:10 am

G+B are so adorable. Those smiles!

I wish my niece and nephew lived closer so they could get the Jessica treatment.

molly - September 30, 2011 - 7:27 am

Pretty girls!

Erin - September 30, 2011 - 8:52 am

Great photos, Julie!! Georgie and Bea are beautiful, and you’re right that they have great eyelashes.

samantha - September 30, 2011 - 6:55 pm

These are too cute.

tammy rowe - September 30, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Gorgeous photos, but can’t wait to see these girls in person!

poppop - October 1, 2011 - 3:30 pm

I’m so delighted to see these photos. They are exquisite!I haven’t seen my grandchildren since early summer and its wonderful to see them now!

Vicky - October 3, 2011 - 6:50 pm

I am not sure how, but these little ladies keep getting more beautiful each time I see a picture of them! Georgous pictures!

Gwen - October 3, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Jules – little G. is so adorably photogenic! I love the photos!

Kate - October 3, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Those are fantastic. My sweet B looks older than when we saw you a few weeks ago!

Jessica - October 4, 2011 - 12:12 am

Stunning photos! Really captured the girls’ beauty and personalities!

Jojo - October 4, 2011 - 1:30 am

Some wonderful moments captured of some gorgeous girls!

carol - October 4, 2011 - 12:07 pm

These ar fantastic! I can;t believe how big the girls are!!!!!

Mommy, Esq. - October 4, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Wonderful photos!

Devouring Goodnight Moon

I mean, sometimes books are just so good, I know – I totally DEVOUR them too. For sweet 7 month old girl L, Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is one of those books.

Isn’t she a beauty?

Shhh, daddy!

Love the tongue here :)

 

Great getting to know you guys!

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6 month old eyelash king

We found him!  The winner of every imaginable eyelash-length contest out there.  And to think he lived here in Boston, all this time :)  I loved getting to know little six month old R yesterday.  Even though he’d kept his parents up all night the night before – he did wonderfully in his pictures!  But don’t take my word for it…

His favorite place is his changing table – you can even catch sight of the eyelashes in this one ;)

Isn’t he handsome?

Hollering with Dad:

I love how his eyes twinkle in this one as he looks off at his mama.

 

And then there comes a time when… we’re done.  But you did such a great job, R!

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charlotte lipson - April 12, 2011 - 5:49 pm

Did not think he could get any more adorable but he did. He is beautiful!!

Charlotte

Sue Lipson - April 12, 2011 - 6:34 pm

“From my eyes to yours Littl R”

Little “R”, you came into our lives 5 months ago and from the very first second I laid eyes on you, you took my breath away. It is so hard to put in print the instant love we share with each other. I look in your eyes and you smile at me with a twinkle in your I eyes I know the love you have for me. The love I have for you is so overwhelming it brings out the tears of joy to my eyes. I love you more than words can say.
I love you with all my heart,
Nana

SANDRA LUSTIG - April 12, 2011 - 6:45 pm

DEAR TENNILLE & RICHIE AND OF COURSE THE EYELASH KING,
These pictures are so beautiful. what a great job your photographer has done. Richie is so adorable and I have to say I so enjoyed seeing both mommy and daddy in these pictures. i can’t wait to share them with all of my friends.
Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Love and kisses
Aunt Sandy & Ken

Larry Lipson - April 12, 2011 - 6:57 pm

WOW, what a handsome little boy!!! Can not wait to meet you soon! We love you and miss you.

Love Larry, Samantha, Katelyn, Lyndsey, Molly & Brady…

P.S. Congrats on the eyelash award.

Jerry Lipson - April 12, 2011 - 7:14 pm

I knew he would turn out to be a beautiful baby and happy. Can’t wait to see him again. I know I am going to have a lot of fun with him as I do with all my Grandchildren. I love the Black & white photos.

Love Papa

Danielle - April 12, 2011 - 7:14 pm

Ubelievably beautiful like his his parents!!

Mimi - April 12, 2011 - 7:20 pm

He gets cuter every day !!!!!!!!!!!!

Jacqui - April 13, 2011 - 6:05 am

I love these! You are such a beautiful family! I love the lashes. He is so precious.

Tennille - April 13, 2011 - 9:33 am

Jessica, you did an amazing job! Thank you so much for a beautiful session the picture came out fantastic. We love them!

Natalie - April 13, 2011 - 9:33 am

Baby R always looks so full of joy and happiness in every photo. must be because he has the best parents. he’s adorable!!

Christine - April 13, 2011 - 9:42 am

Stunning!!!!! He is absolutely beautiful! His eyes are so amazing!

Rich - May 4, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Great pics! Awesome job, Jessica!