I was so honored to come meet this sweet girl last week, a mere 13 days after she entered the world. And you wouldn’t believe how by-the-book her session was! As a newborn baby photographer, I sometimes spend time waiting for babies to wake up (obviously), or I relax when I arrive and a new tiny person gets a meal… it doesn’t bother me at all, it’s par for the course.
But this girl? She had her eyes wide open when I walked in the door, she’d just finished a nice big meal, and she was ready for action.
Do you believe this mama and her girl photo? Just adore it.
She got to hang and hold hands with dad…
Look at those eyes!
She even gave us some half smiles:
And the smooshy back skin? Just my absolute favorite.
Look how tiny in Daddy’s arms!
She even gave us a little fuss and grabbed hold of her curtains in frustration. Good little grasp she has there!
And then she convinced us she was ready for a snooze.
But let me just take one minute to show you the tiniest little ear… fuzz at the tippity top of it… kills me…
It was wonderful meeting you guys, thanks so much for having me!
I was laughing so much as I walked through the oppressive heat last Sunday to this photoshoot — I was remembering that just six months ago I was tromping down their street through no less than 2 feet of snow to get to this sweet girl’s newborn photoshoot.
We do our extreme temperatures really well here. Gotta love New England weather!
I’m honored to have been taking pictures of this cute face since he was just mere days old. This time we met at Turner’s Pond for pictures on Sunday (when the Walk for Hunger downtown kept us from doing our Public Garden Minishoots – ugh!).
But that didn’t matter to this guy. I mean, look at that GRIN.
And even if his mamas don’t live in the same house anymore, isn’t it so supremely cool that they’d book back-to-back minishoots at Turner’s Pond with me so that we could do lots of pictures of this cute face with each of his moms?
Because there’s no shortage of love and hugs and cuddles and squeezes happening around here. No shortage at all.
And you know what else is cool? Getting a pic of everybody together. Because why not? And also, because MOTHER’S DAY is in four more days! #mominthepicture
Yay for mamas who love their babies above all else.
And if the geese attack, this guy’s gonna just get rid of them with his friendly smile.
I was thrilled to meet this gorgeous three month old baby boy for his newborn photoshoot last weekend. Sometimes people say to me “I missed my window for newborn photos!” when they call me and their baby is two, three, four… five months old. I always tell them not to worry, that doing photos any time in the first year of their baby’s life will be fantastic. Of course I want to get started early so we can tell the story of your baby’s first year fully (I have a package of a few photoshoots over the course of a baby’s first year that’s really fun to do), but any time you want to do photos is a great time to do it.
I mean, look at this cutie patootie – 3 1/2 months old and absolute perfection. I mean, the rolls on the back of his neck? Those tootsie toes? Just divine.
Even through rain, snow, sleet or hail, your newborn photoshoot will happen
This may sound weird, but I love making my way to see families after big snowstorms. They’re snuggled in their cozy house with their new baby, and I navigate the ridiculous Boston roads to make my way there – happily leaving my own wild animals at home… and I arrive at their house, to the warmth, the love, cuddles… I just truly love my job. I adored tromping through the wet slush on the way to this newborn photoshoot, knowing I’d arrive somewhere just bursting with love.
Because guys, even his knuckles have dimples! Squeeeeeeal.
And even better, mama said she’s considering canvases! Mmmm wall consulting, my new jam. Thanks again for having me, I loved meeting you guys and your sweet new boy.
He and his pup Dixie are peas in a pod, absolutely.
These photos are from our session last fall and R’s mama has been perhaps the most patient person in the world waiting for the blog post. The crazy holiday season often means I am focused on getting everyone’s galleries posted and not taking the time to blog as much. But I’m trying to get better about blogging more regularly in 2017 – so I’ll post more soon, I promise!
Look at the fun these guys have together. They give me such joy every time.
And really, what’s better than an October day when the sun is shining and you can take the yoga ball outside and have your mom clock you on the head with it? ;) hehe just kidding. Good times were had by all. No tears were shed. Honest.
As always, I love seeing you guys. Thanks for having me back!
This sweet girl arrived at the end of 2016, but I got to meet her just last week for her newborn photos. I can’t wait to go back for her six month and one year shots – what a treat. Yay for the Baby’s First Year package :)
I have to say I think my favorite photo is this last fussy girl/smiling grandparents one. Who better understands that a fuss is just a fuss than grandma and grandpa?
I adored meeting you guys, what a great way to start 2017!
Welcome to the world, little B! I got to meet this sweet girl last weekend on the day she turned 4 weeks old. She’s perfect.
First I have to show you this shot – I love when this happens spontaneously! Mama was looking lovingly on in the background and look what we got. Love this.
What a beauty.
I also loved getting to know her big (canine) siblings — they’re settling into this new life as protectors-of-the-babe really well! It’s tough when a new little human arrives. But they’re being super sweet with her.
You know, I take pictures of a lot of teenagers because I’ve been doing what I do for twelve years now, which means tons of the original “babies” of Boston Baby Photos are heading into their teens now. I love seeing all those kids every year as they grow. But you know what else is really fun? Meeting new families who have teenagers! I love the fun of meeting new people, and we can relax and have fun right away with older kids.
That was the case with these guys – their elder daughter is thirteen and their younger is ten, and the most important thing for these guys was making sure we got great photos with their parents.
That we can do! But first we needed to grab a photo of these cute parents.
Thanks so much for coming to meet me for a minishoot in the Public Garden. I loved getting to know you guys.
I loved getting to see big boy J again, and to meet his new baby brother. I’m also excited because J did the baby’s first year package when he was a wee one, and now I get to come back and see his new brother T a few more times this year too!
This is #14 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 I’ll freely admit it – I’m five months late with this one. I promised them this one in March and I’m really posting it in August but I’m back-dating it. Hoping to do a bunch of these videos this August so I can catch up a bit. Thanks so much for your patience, guys!
The gorgeous mama in these photos was my last boss in the real world – before I left and became a photographer full-time. She hired me for photos a decade ago, and I’m honored to say they’ve had me come back for photos every year since. We started doing photos when Lizzi was three and Will was one – and it’s been such fun touching base and watching them grow since then.
And without further ado, here’s a 5 minute video of Lizzi and Will’s family with photos from eleven photoshoots over the last ten 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.)
Look at these sweet girls! They’re five months old now, and they’re doing so well. They were born teenie tiny preemies, and they’ve spent these last five months being fabulous, getting stronger and grinning.
It’s always my little challenge to myself when I photograph twins to see if I can learn which twin is which during the hour I spend with a family, and then really get those names/faces into my head so that a couple of weeks later when I’m deep into editing their photos, those names look like those faces. OK, be honest… you have to tell me, did I remember right?
On the left we have Ms. J and on the right it’s V… how’d I do?
And then they’ve switched places in this one, V on the left and J on the right…
You got me on this one ;)
Daddy and V:
A big grin from J:
Mama holding V, Daddy with J:
And then V enjoying her mobile:
And Daddy giving J her end-of-photoshoot bottle:
It was just wonderful to meet you! Thanks so much for having me.