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Arlington MA Family Photographer – Big sister, little sister, adoration galore

I loved getting to see these girls three times this year! What a treat to get involved with a Baby’s First Year package with these two adorably fun sisters. I can’t believe the year flew by so quickly.

Look who’s one!













Wonderful to see you guys!

Abby - June 27, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Such great girls-and such beautiful photos!

Eliza - June 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Beautiful smiles on a beautiful family!

Betsy Gerlach - June 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm

These girls are both adorable and so are all the pictures!

debbie - June 27, 2016 - 2:57 pm

Great family photos….captured the great smiles and happiness.

Mike Jacobson - June 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm

So cute…great pictures!

Ellie Jacobson - June 27, 2016 - 4:14 pm

There are so many wonderful shots of the girls in your pictures! You capture them as they really are!
Being far away, it is fun to catch these moments in time.

Karen Issokson-Silver - June 27, 2016 - 4:26 pm

Stunning pics. You really captured their energy! Beautiful family!!!

Harold - June 27, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Great photos and a beautiful family. I really like the variety and the naturalness captured in the photos.

Aaron Grossman - June 27, 2016 - 6:32 pm

Great pics! The two of them just get more adorable each day. The kids are nice-looking too!

Beth Jacobson - June 27, 2016 - 9:02 pm

Super cute!

David Magariel - June 27, 2016 - 9:33 pm

Look at that baby smile! Great pictures.

jake jacobson - June 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm

it helps to be able to produce winning, warm pictures like these when you have two adorable little girls to work with..a very skilled photographer

Ruth Grossman - June 27, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Love the photos! They are just precious and truly capture the personalities. And, they

put a really big smile on my face.

Sue LeClaire - June 28, 2016 - 10:35 am

Great pictures!

This incredible boy

This is always one of my favorite photoshoots of the year. I know I’m not supposed to have favorites, but I’ve been seeing sweet J since he was 15 months old – just months after his heart transplant, and we’ve done one shoot a year since then, so this was his eighth shoot. And what an eight year old! He’s got a ton of energy, still loves the swings, cracks his parents up with his antics, and is doing really well with school. He’s mastered the stairs in his new house, and is just an all-around amazing kid. I always leave with a huge smile on my face after spending time with these guys.

Wonderful to see you and sweet old Rocky as always!

Grandpa and swiiiinnnnnngs

I spend a lot of time with families that I know really well – and I adore that. I’m so lucky to be invited back to families’ homes year after year, and to watch their kiddos get bigger and taller every year.  So it’s actually a rare fun treat for me to arrive at a new family’s home and get to meet entirely new kids and parents.  And sometimes we get a bonus granddad who’s willing to run around chasing kids in the backyard, too. Because what’s better than that?

8 years in… still perfecto

I just looked it up and realized this is my 8th year shooting L&W – I started when L was three and W was one.  Now look at them! L is climbing trees and channeling Katniss (she’s read the whole series three times) and W is sporting the adult teeth (but still able to be scooped up by Dad, luckily).  The one on the swing with both of them peeking through their swinging feet is so cool.

Just adored seeing you guys as always. :)

Curls and giggles

I feel like an old lady when I keep saying things about these babies getting bigger and bigger every year – but wow. The curls on this big sister and the walking around little brother… where does the time go? Gorgeous. I love the flying in the air one, the pushing on the swing one (Dad’s expression is the best part) and the cuddling family one outside.  Really fun to see you guys!

Swinging, playing basketball… staying busy

Another incredible year for this guy. Nothing comes easy for him, but you really can’t tell when you spend time with him. He’s six now, and doing so well with his walking, swinging, playing basketball… I just can’t explain how impressive he is. He’s also super loving and having a great time with his fun parents.  I adore so many of these, it’s so hard to pick a favorite.  I’m a sucker for a good tickle picture, but quiet moments like the one where he’s sitting with his mom by the water laughing and looking down and mom is doing the same – the dimple there kills me.  I also keep going back to the one where Dad is handing him the basketball – it seems like the beginning of something :)

Wonderful to spend time with you guys as always!

Kim - August 29, 2012 - 2:14 pm

He gets cuter every year…if that’s even possible! I am not biased or anything… :0)

Two STILL under two

Now you know these guys are close in age and their parents are rock stars for having them so close together when I’m back for a second photoshoot with the new baby (she’s not even a new baby any more, big girl!) and we still have a house of two under two.

She’s six months and he’s not yet two.  And, oh, by the way, they’re totally perfect.

Look at the grins!

Look at the rolls on this pretty lady:

With daddy:

And I love the dirt getting sprinkled in this one.  Hanging out in his favorite spot…

So fun to see you guys as always!

Georgia - June 18, 2012 - 10:09 am

How adorable!!!!! I love Mr. D’s curls and Gracie has gotten so big – when did that happen??!! Too cute!!

Helen - June 18, 2012 - 10:35 am

Great photos – love the candids. These are the moments you remember!

Kristin - June 18, 2012 - 10:58 am

Adorable as always!!!

Lindsey - June 18, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Such adorable photos! They are sooo cute! Tricia and Mike, you have been blessed with such a beautiful legacy!

Erin - June 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

So beautiful. The pictures came out perfect!

Bob - June 18, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Such happy kiddo’s. Yes Parents and Children… These pictures are priceless.

Stephanie - June 18, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Great Pictures!!! They are SO cute!!

Cristin Rappa - June 19, 2012 - 1:38 am

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! They are just adorable and what a keepsake! Can’t believe how big they are getting!

Traci Metzger - June 20, 2012 - 8:49 am

The second to last picture – she looks like she is saying, “So how are you doing today?” I treasure my pics now that the kids are older. Thank you for sharing!

Bonnie - June 20, 2012 - 9:23 am

Giggles, smiles and a beautiful family!! Life is good :)

Ellen - June 20, 2012 - 11:57 am

Great pictures of such beautiful cherubs!! Love my little Dyl Pickle and Gracie Poo!!

Emily - June 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

What a beautiful family! Congratulations to you all, and to having two under two at home!

Kim - June 20, 2012 - 3:38 pm

LOVE the black and white photos – what a gorgeous family and I hope to see more of these photos in future. The babies look absolutely content. FAB!

Karen Wilson - June 20, 2012 - 11:16 pm

So cute! They must take after their Auntie :)

Jim - June 20, 2012 - 11:24 pm

I love the black and white. The kids look so cute. Grace has the most pinchable cheeks.

Three speedy gigglers

These three are sooo fast, and they crack each other up sooo much, I just love it.

Da boyz.

All three run for the swingset!

And the best, best, BESTest part of this one? L’s toes in the corner.

Loved seeing you guys as always!

Alix Campbell - November 20, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Amazing as always, Jess – despite the not-always cooperative subjects! Great to see you!

Six, four and one, and HAPPY

I’m going to let these adorable three speak for themselves :)

(Oh wait, but one quick story – love the urgency on biggest sister K’s face here – she’s telling us that her brother’s falling off the swing.  We all thought it was hilarious, and the big girls kept telling us he really was falling.  Mom grabbed him, eventually, but I just love this stressful but awesome moment.)

Love pup catching some air in the background here:

Loved seeing you guys!

A swinging, sliding, happy boy

I say this every year, I know, but these guys make me so happy every time I have a shoot with them.  They just ooze love out of every pore – their (now 5! year old – can’t believe it, kindergartener) sweet boy is just an absolute inspiration.  As Kim (his mama) put it so eloquently on the contest page of my blog last year, as she described a photo from the 2010 shoot where Jack walked holding hands with his parents:

Our family has been through so much in Jack’s four years. I love this picture so much because it inspires me to believe that anything is possible, and makes me proud to be the parent of such a special child. There were times that we were told Jack may not make it through the night or to his next birthday, but we never gave up hope. This picture to me symbolizes how far we’ve come and that we have to remember that life is a journey that you take one step at a time.

Well they’ve taken lots of steps together this year, and Jack and his parents have tons to be proud of. Not the least of which is their huge, amazing love.

Daddy tickles:

Up in the air:

High-fiving mama:

Giving Rocky some kisses:

Loving Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:

And this is my favorite series of two pictures – Jack was obviously really worried about going down the slide, but his mama helped him… she knew he could do it, so she gave him support and helped him get started.

And at the bottom of the slide… a little proud smile peeked out.  So perfect.

But this guy loves NOTHING more than the swings.

Maybe partially because his parents are really fun.

But I know it’s so freeing to fly so high up there.

You guys inspire me every time I see you.  So happy for you.

Sara Burns - September 14, 2011 - 3:34 pm

I LOVE these pictures!! The picture of Jack kissing Rocky is adorable and your family photo at the end is absolutely perfect. Jack grew so much over the summer- I miss you guys!!

Bonnie Fahey - September 14, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Well, well well !!!!!
These are absolutely wonderful. There are not only beautiful b&w photos but they capture Jack and his family so poignantly and realistically no posing here. Thank you for these. Even though I see Jack and his mom every day these pictures have truly touched me and have made me see him thru another “lens.”

Kim Soper - September 14, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Another great set of photos to celebrate such an amazing little boy. Thanks so much from capturing his personality so perfectly this year. It’s going to be hard to pick a favorite.

Marie Meckley - September 14, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Great job once again Jessica! These are amazing shots of our special little family. The shots are a true depiction of a day in the life of our Jack. I have so many favorites this year!

Mary C. - September 18, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Wonderful pictures!I sure would have a hard time picking a favorite.

Swinging and dimples

Are you kidding me with the matching grins?  And he’s only 4 months old.  Wait, even better – she’s only TWO.  Love, love, love this.


Once we got outside this peanut hopped up on the BIG GIRL SWING (yes, you read that right) and proceeded to swing all the way up to the clouds, like the adventurer she obviously is.  Don’t you love how tiny she is against this huge swingset? Ringlets flying.

Wonderful to see you guys as always!

http://www./ - September 9, 2016 - 1:54 pm

These pictures make me so happy. They really capture the fun and we can do anything of the R Family. Sweetest girls ever. If I wasn’t an adult, I’d beg them to adopt me.

kfz lkw versicherung - February 5, 2017 - 1:59 pm

Questa intervista di Cacciari, sotto la scorza del laicismo nasconde l’inquietante argomento del katechon che a lui sta particolarmente a cuore e non da ora (vedi il prezioso studio di Blondet “I fanatici dell’Apocalisse”). Secondo Cacciari (che definire laico è eufemistico) il katechon deve smettere di trattenere satana incatenato. Anzi, perfidamente Cacciari dice “contenere”… Avete capito?!

http://www./ - February 8, 2017 - 11:58 pm

Hey, that’s a clever way of thinking about it.

My little brother is hiLARious

This is one of my FAVORITE pictures I’ve ever taken. Love. Love. Love.

Met these cuties last weekend, when what was supposed to be a rainy day cleared up for us and allowed us to play both inside and outside.

Inside we got to do fun things like play on the bed…

Play the piano…

Chat with bear friends…

And color some princess books.

Big grins inside:

And big grins outside:

And of course we had to play on the swings a bit outside.

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

John Wysocki - August 1, 2011 - 7:37 am

Nice job Jessica. the photos of J and J came out great. Thank you.

Stephanie Wysocki - August 1, 2011 - 7:39 am

Love the photos.

Elaine Wysocki - August 1, 2011 - 7:49 am

Love my grand children. Nice work.

Sean Keogh - August 1, 2011 - 7:51 am

Nice looking niece and nephew.

Kim Keogh - August 1, 2011 - 7:53 am

My god children are beautiful

Matt Keogh - August 1, 2011 - 8:21 am

Nice looking cousins. Does this mean that my mom is going to make us get do this now?

Carolyn - August 1, 2011 - 12:09 pm

These are the cutest! I love the first one especially!

Cara O'Brien - August 1, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Absolutely adorable children and fantastic pictures!

Samantha - August 1, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Beautiful photos, beautiful children!

Helen - August 1, 2011 - 3:36 pm

These pictures are absolutely adorable!

Sandy Tam - August 1, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Great shots! My favorite is the first one. It’s a very candid shot and their reactions are priceless.

EP - August 1, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Composition is very good. Sepia is great. Keepsakes for a lifetime.

Victoria Turlis - August 2, 2011 - 8:11 am

The first picture is priceless!! So adorable!

Ali Ciccariello - August 2, 2011 - 8:38 am

What happy, beautiful children! The first photo is amazing – lots of laughs and it really captures the brother/sister relationship.

Carol Hunger - August 2, 2011 - 9:02 am

Love the pictures each of them in the swing. And by the piano – priceless. Beautiful kids, John! :)

Brandon - August 2, 2011 - 9:25 am

These turned out great. It looks like they enjoyed every moment.

Andy Herbine - August 3, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Great shots Jessica! The first one of the two of them is priceless!

Katie Herbine - August 4, 2011 - 11:30 am

Great photos! The pictures of the two kids together are precious. Great family!

Katie Herbine - August 4, 2011 - 11:30 am

Great photos! The pictures of the two kids together are precious Great family!

Katie - August 4, 2011 - 11:32 am

Beautiful pictures. Well done!

A few years later, a few degrees warmer

Back in the winter of 2008, I took pictures of these guys for the first time.  It was snowy out, everyone was chilly – but absolutely adorable – of course.  Now here we are starting up the summer of 2011 – YAY JUNE!! – and I got to come back and play with these guys again.

In that same little windowseat we used a few years ago – but now look how big!


Double wheeeee

Love how A is all bright and glowing in her dress as she swings into a patch of sunlight here:

Wonderful to see you guys again!

That boy can hook a trout!

With over a thousand photoshoots under my belt, it’s hard to introduce a new kids activity to me.  Not to say that I’m bored of any of it – I’ll play Legos and dressup and take fun pictures of it happily for the next many decades, don’t get me wrong.  But this one was a totally new one for me.  Raise your hand if you knew you could buy all different kinds of real-looking stuffed fish with little loops of string in their mouths – and that kids can hook them with their real fishing rods and practice reeling them in in the backyard.  So super cool.  This tiny fisherman fishes with his dad as often as he can (almost every night after work – LOVE it) and when he can’t get to a real watering hole, is content to cast and reel in his funky stuffed fish in the backyard.  Just awesome.

His sister is a total swing addict.  Been there – I hear you, M.  Swinging rocks.  Or as my Sadie calls it, “finging”. Not to mention the awesome tongue.

Now many years ago this fisherman daddy and I worked at a small company together – pre-marriages, pre-kids… and I just love getting to see people like this over the years as their kids grow up.  Just such a wonderful family:

Running around outside:

Giving hugs:

Just being handsome:

And donning her custom-crocheted outfit from her grandmother…

Loved every minute of it, guys!  So nice to see you.

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