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From Wayland MA to Beverly MA Newborn Photographer – Four newborn shoots… and then look at them now!

This is #22 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

OK, so twelve years ago I did a photoshoot for this super cool family and their new baby Grayson. Then I didn’t hear from them for a bit… until two years later, when they called me because they’d had another baby! Tristan this time. Then they called me three years after that to welcome Juliette. Then again two years later for their fourth – Brynloh… (aka Sonny).

And then they moved to Arizona! (Or maybe it was somewhere between J & B that they moved… but at any rate, I was sad that they left and wished I could do more photos.) But now, if we fast forward five years? Guess who came back to Boston for a visit a few weeks ago?? These guys! So we got to do photos five years after their last newborn shoot – and for me there’s really nothing better.

So without further ado, here’s a 5 minute video of Grayson, Tristan, Juliette and Brynloh’s family with photos from five photoshoots spread over twelve years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)

Four girls over eight years

This is #6 in my series of Family Retrospective Videos – for more information about this project or to sign up to be added to the list of families who wants one, click this link and scroll down the page through the previous posts back to the first or second one (where I describe it in more detail).

And without further ado, here’s a 3 1/2 minute video of Daisy, Lila, Tess and Cece’s family with photos from seven photoshoots over the last eight years:

(Hint: Start playing the video, and then click on the little gear thing that takes you to “Settings” in the bottom right corner of the video. Choose 720p to make the slideshow play in high-definition. You can also choose “Full Screen” down there in that corner of the video too.)

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.

Four make me smile

My mom is one of four, and my three aunts are three of my favorite people in the world. I can’t help but be reminded of my grandparents’ strict but loving house whenever I get a crew of four for photos.  So I guess it’s safe to say I have a particular affinity for families with four kids. I truly admire them – I’m so impressed, and these guys were no exception.

I am sooo in love with the one of baby B stepping out of the line of four and doing his 18 month old thing. That and as I was leaving, as he sat on the front steps all by himself to wave me goodbye :)

Spring Public Garden Mini-session #5

This running one is the best – love the Hancock building in the back!

These guys were such fun – love this really relaxed shot:

And then along came Mr. and Mrs. Mallard…

Tickles are sometimes necessary.

And it all started with these two :)


christine vardaro - May 2, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Hey, I recognize them, I watched them when they were little. :) Nice Family pics!

Crazy and awesome. Or crazy awesome. Both, actually.

If you’re a peruser of my blog you’ve seen these faces before.  For many years – and I love that their family gets crazier and more awesome every time I see them.


Love all four expressions here:

Really love this one.

Crazy dancing:

We’ll do oldest to youngest:

And wait for it…

Pow. Gorgeous, eh?

You guys rock, as always.  See, Jackie?  I totally didn’t mention the fistfight. I’m good that way.

Four sets of incredible eyes

I’ve adored documenting these guys as their family’s expanded over the years.  Now they’ve got these four sets of eyes that make for such incredible pictures!

Just the twins:

And in no particular order:

Warming up by the fire:

Loved seeing you guys.  And don’t hate me for posting this adorable shot of all six of you – even with hand placement as it is… I mean, these things happen.  They crack me up when they do – and sometimes I just have to post it to give you guys a giggle. Hehe.

Four fantastic cuties

I have to start with these two pictures that just tell the story of having four fantastic kids so well.  Love the joy in this one:

Love the comfort (and craziness) obvious in this one :)

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, thought big J’s best individual shot included this awesome ghoul:

It was wonderful seeing you guys, thanks so much!

Fall Public Garden Mini-shoot #5

Tickle torture, times four. Oh yes.

And my favorite part here is mama’s grin over her shoulder as all four zip past her.  Not to mention that the estrogen takes the race (Oh, fine, maybe it was a little bit set up… but still awesome)…

Love how R is about to clasp his hand over R’s face (to stem the tide of spit that had previously been coming out), and if only you could see this zoomed in close / the spit flying out of W’s mouth is obviously visible in front of J’s face.  Another awesome one.

One last silly one – Abbey Road?

Gorgeous, all of youse.

And we needed closeups of the youngest two, since it’d been a few years since our last shoot…

Delicious grin.

These four are just too fantastic.

Four for four! Fantastic.

Met up with these four gorgeous cuties last weekend and they were awesome.  First of all, I’m in love with this, especially A peeking around to see baby B’s face:

Three big guys jumping around:

Lots of fun to be had with dad:

And mama:

We’ll go in opposite age order, just to shake things up… sweet baby B:

Fun boy A:

A quiet hug for the big two:

And one giggle:

Sweet guy S:

And biggest beautiful sister C:

Just fantastic.  Loved seeing you all!

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.


Two handsome boys take their Communion

So I have to start by showing you these two eight year old guys together with their beautiful mama, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Aren’t they handsome?  Love the white linen shirts and seersucker pants for their Communion pictures – just perfect.

First I’ll introduce handsome Mr. A:

A, leaning up against a tree:

And A with his papa:

We tried to really separate the shoot so these guys would each have their own galleries for their Communion albums, so next I’ll give you a few of Mr. R, looking dapper:

R again, with a nice grin:

And last of R, with his mama:

With their big brother P:

And now all four.  It was great to see you guys as always!

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Spring Public Garden Mini-shoot #5: Three men and a little lady

I love these Public Garden shoot days because so many of the families I meet there end up being families who’ve become friends over years and years of photoshoots.  Now that they have bunches of older children it’s easy to meet up there and run around and have fun and get great pictures (as opposed to back in the day (2004) when oldest and 2nd oldest brothers K (2 yrs old at the time) and N (3 months!) were in diapers having fun at their house.

There’s something I adore about this one:

Make Way for Ducklings rodeo:

Love how littlest E looks on to see what her brothers are doing:

And they’re off!

Just the boys:

Just little miss:

Peace out, man.

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There were never such devoted sisters

Irving Berlin said it, my mom and her three sisters joke about it… and these four reminded me of that quote so much.  They were quick to giggle and enjoy each other – such a pleasure to be around.

The progression from this shot…

To this one cracks me up so much :)

I should take you down the line.  #1:



and #4:

Wonderful to meet you guys, thanks for having me out!

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