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We’re talking a lot about bellies around here…

You know what’s fun? Showing up at a family’s home after I’ve done maternity pictures for them, and getting to meet the little person who’d been inside that belly.  Even cooler? When I get to do it again a second time.  I got to visit with 20 month old E this past weekend because his baby sister is arriving soon, and I’d taken pictures of his mama’s belly when he was in there, too.  Super cool.

There are so many here that I love – when he lifts his shirt to show us his belly… (we seem to be discussing bellies a lot around here, wanna see mine?), his kiss with his mama, his hand and his feet and his hugs on her belly… the list goes on.  Enjoy :)

Wonderful to see you guys again!

Chilly day, but warm inside

We spent this whole photoshoot indoors because it was warm and cozy in there – and what’s better than rolling around on the bed, on the couch, just playing.

I have one cuddly picture in here that tells a little story from the editing side of things – and it’s the one of mama on the bed with her two kids squashing up in close with her.  This one is not the crispest photo, and the old Jess – the Jess before she had her own kids, the more technically precise Jess – wouldn’t have approved of it. But the love is just bursting out of this picture – two babies crawling up tight to their mama – I had to keep it.  Because who cares about a little motion blur when the moment just makes your heart melt?

Sister squeezes

The last time I saw these guys, littlest sister T was just two weeks old!  Now look at them.  Three gorgeous girls – and such a treat to spend time with, they’re really fun. This was my last shoot of the day a couple of weekends ago as Hurricane Irene beat its way up the coast.  The rain was pouring outside, but there were lots of sunshiny smiles inside.




I love how tightly these guys are holding on here. You guys made me really happy – thanks for a fun photoshoot!

Maria - September 8, 2011 - 10:39 pm

Gosh. Gorgeous pictures from a fellow photographer.

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!

Sisters again!

It feels like it’s been a while since I took pictures of sisters (I’ve been in brothers mode for a few weeks), and I have to say I adored these guys last weekend.  Even though it was a rainy New England spring day, we had loads of fun playing inside.  Little sister O was born when big sister H was just a week shy of being 2 years old, so even though they’re not “two under two” anymore, they can still have membership in my elite club :)

This one cracks me up to no end.

This next shot just hollers mama with her two sweethearts to me – as O goes up in the air and H rolls around on the couch.  The energy in the whole picture is just so cool.

Don’t  you love O’s hand on H’s cheek?

More energy…


Loved getting to know you guys!

Lorna - June 17, 2011 - 9:52 am

Amazing pictures of adorable girls!!

JA - June 17, 2011 - 1:38 pm

#3 is ridiculously cute.

Grandma Lulu - June 18, 2011 - 2:44 pm

How lucky a grandma am I. I’m sooo in love with these little girls!

Susan Sardina - June 18, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Loved the pics! Such loving and fun smiles on two adorable cuties! Lucky girls and lucky parents AND grandparents!

Lauren - June 18, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Such great photos of two adorable girls! I’m sorry I missed seeing the girls in MA last week, but I loved looking at all their pictures. What a beautiful, happy family!

Kate Linehan - June 20, 2011 - 12:08 pm

What beautiful little ladies! They are such fun! I can’t pick a favorite. They’re all wonderful. Thanks so much for sending them. Loved the pics with Mommy and Daddy involved. I just love my little Angels!

kathy - June 20, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Beautiful pictures of beautiful sisters! I especially like the expressive close up shots!!!!! Thanks for sharing Kate.
Kathy Murphy

Sharon Zerveskes - June 20, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Thank you for sharing! The girls are precious. Great pictures!

margo buckley - June 21, 2011 - 7:35 pm

Pictures are great and so natural. two beauties

Grandpa Dave - June 23, 2011 - 7:57 am

Receives these photos just before fathers day. What a way to start the day! They are just so much fun to be around. Sometimes you just wish they would stay this young forever.We are so lucky to be part of such a beautiful family.

Leigh Janczak - July 6, 2011 - 12:22 pm

As a sister, I love sister pictures too. So adorable!

Susan - July 6, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Two beautiful girls for two beautiful parents!
What treasures, all of them!

Leigh - July 6, 2011 - 12:22 pm

As a sister, I love sister pictures! These are so adorable.

Stacy - July 6, 2011 - 12:24 pm

How do you get both girls to take such great pictures! They are beautiful!

Katy - July 6, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Beautiful pictures of two very beautiful little girls!

Janna - July 6, 2011 - 4:16 pm

These are by far the two cutest little girls I’ve ever seen!

Kathleen - July 6, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Oh, my! As the mother of two little girls, I have a soft spot for sister shots. The pic of O looking up at H as they are hugging is priceless. Your girls will love looking back at these pictures when they are older and fighting over who used up all the hairspray.

Karen - July 7, 2011 - 12:55 pm

These are adorable – you’ve got some super-cute kids!! The one w/ Hannah crawling after Olivia is my fav.

Two blondies

If memory serves (and Kristen, correct me if I’m wrong) in 1986, these cuties’ fun blonde mama and I were in a critically acclaimed elementary school production of Sound of Music together. Now it’s 25 (???!!!) years later and I got a chance to meet her fun blonde munchkins last weekend.  It was wonderful from start to finish.

Moments of crazy,

mixed with quiet…

Love this – check HIM out :)

LOVED seeing you again! Keep in touch :)

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“You guys really want more pictures?”

Doesn’t this expression say so much? Mom, Jess, are you guys serious? Are we really going to take MORE pictures of me and my brother? I have to admit, I look at this picture and at this time of year I kind of feel like this ;) It’s making me giggle just to look at it.

But here’s younger brother B, hanging out inside during last weekend’s rainstorm:

And Janet, this one is my new ALL TIME favorite of the boys. I adore adore adore their expressions here as they look at each other. Just too perfect.

With this one a close second. Love.

Happy guys in cute shirts :)

What’s a brother picture without one tongue sticking out, after all? Wonderful to see you guys as always.

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She’s 6 months!

I first met this sweet little lady’s big brother when he was six months old, and I’ve gotten to see him grow every six months since then. And now here he is a big boy with a six month old sister:

Aren’t they gorgeous?

First Mr. G:

And one of all the boys:

And then a bunch to showcase her sweetness:

Getting some smooches from her bro (he loved kissing her!):

I love these fingers as she reaches, reaches…

You can’t beat knuckle dimples.

And there comes a point where you just get tired. Every parent’s seen this moment…

But sometimes you’ve got one more good giggle in y0u.

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Two sweet sisters in tutus with their handsome bro

Don’t these little girls look like they’re having a heart-to-heart here? Little do they know their big brother is about to pop up and surprise them from behind their tutus ;)

And this picture I can’t get enough of. I love A’s wink from the background, as big boy L and baby girl L give me a conspiratorial glance.

You can see their bright eyes better in this one. I love this.

And a giggly 4 year old big brother L – we’ve been trying to get his picture done since this time last year… I’m so glad we finally got it, and that he had two new sisters to add to the fun!

Darling, almost 6 month old A, with a great tongue:

And lovely girl L:

Cheek to cheek (and I love A’s expression here, too – hilarious!):

So much fun to see you guys!

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Brian - October 30, 2009 - 9:18 pm

Too cute! Luke is such a handsome boy and the babies are so animated.

Anonymous - October 30, 2009 - 11:14 pm

Way to cute!!! Love them all!!! B

Anonymous - November 10, 2009 - 10:34 pm

Absolutely Beautiful Photos and Beautiful Family.


bonnie - November 11, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Pictures are beautiful, they make me smile whenever I look at them. The slide show is very emotional! I love it!!!! The pictures capture the love and happiness between the children! xoxoxoxo…guess who!!!

Wendy - November 23, 2009 - 9:03 pm

Di-these r so so so special! I am blown away by her talent. I love them all but the first one w/Luke about to pop up is beyond precious and unique! Xoxox

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Diane- I love them all- so hard to pick a fav when I look at each one, but overall I think the cheek to cheek is my fav- they are all so wide eyed and bright- gorgeous kids!! Congrats!!!!!

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:07 pm

Those are so cute. Love the one of the three of them on their elbows in your bed and the 3 of them in the chair.Sheri

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:08 pm

What beautiful twin girls & a such a handsome big brother!

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:11 pm

I really like the one of the girls in their tutus with Luke peering at them from the side. Just the first of many secrets they will share.

Ellen - November 23, 2009 - 9:11 pm


I absolutely love each and every picture of Luke, Ava and Lila. They are amazing and truly tell a story about each of their personalities. Thank you for sharing them with me and allowing me to comment. luv, hugs, Ellen

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Jess you are amazing and we loved spending the time with you!
We are so overwhelmed with the amazing selection of pictures we have to choose from. I love my kids so much and seeing them together in the photo's reminds us that it's all worth it, each and every day!
xo mommy + daddy

Anonymous - November 23, 2009 - 9:16 pm


Oh my goodness..these pics are amazing! The slideshow was lovely…even Kevin enjoyed it:) Your children are very photogenic. How do you choose which pics to show?! Anyway, thanks for sharing them with us, and thanks for the B-Day wishes. See you soon.


Towheads x3

It was a cloudy, icky morning on Sunday, but these three towheaded beauties didn’t let that bother them. I’ve been taking pictures of these guys since big 4 year old twins A and W were just a few weeks old. Can’t believe how quickly they’ve gotten so big!
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Dimples, love love them.
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And a lovely lady with twinkley eyes:
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And another lovely lady with equally twinkley eyes! Baby L has grown into quite a little lady this year :)
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Riding bikes in the puddles was a hit:
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And did I mention the dimples? Not to mention his “fireman” boots.
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A sweet smile in the puddle:
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And here we have determination personified… look at how far those toes are from the pedals, but she’s still stretching, trying to make it work:
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You guys were an absolute treat as always!

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A teenie puppy and three fun kiddos

These guys invited their friend over with her new puppy for the photoshoot – they thought it’d make for cute photos as the kids had time to play with him. They were right!
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And little sister B came down from her nap and gave us some big smiles:
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Aren’t they sweet together?
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Silly faces:
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Even on a yucky rainy day last weekend we grabbed a few minutes running around outside with the pup:
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And last but not least, the boys regaled me with a fabulous concert. They’d even printed up tickets for the show… I was seated in the “orchestra” and requested not to move around… even given my press pass ;)
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The rest of the audience was in awe of the show, too. Thanks for having me back, guys. As always, it was wonderful seeing you :)

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Rainy Day? No problem.

We’ve had a couple of rainy terrible weekends here in Boston, which means many times my clients will decide they’d rather hold off and wait for another appointment time (which sometimes even means waiting for a wait list spot) so that they can get pictures of their kids outdoors. When kids are older and like to run around, I totally understand this rationale, I do. But sometimes, even on a rainy Sunday (like this one a couple of weeks ago), the one family who kept their rainy day spot was psyched – we got to slip outside between raindrops and get some fantastic shots:
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Look at this lovely big girl! I haven’t seen her since she was 6 months old, and now look at the twinkle in her eye. Gorgeous.
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And her big brother, the handsome Mr. N:
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I am a troublemaker, though. I totally instigate sibling fights – I’m terrible. But sometimes the best expressions come of it. Me: “Why don’t you splash your sister?”
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I think maybe I should get my knuckles rapped for this. It’s not nice at all of me. But isn’t this the best expression anyway?
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We did spend time inside, though, and these guys were perfect together:
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Making each other laugh:
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Giving crazy kisses:
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And even sharing some quiet time. I love the toes here.
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Big girl A doing some gymnastics for me:
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I loved seeing you guys again, thanks so much for having me back!

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Christine - October 6, 2009 - 12:22 pm

What beautiful pictures!! And they capture their personalities perfectly:) Can't wait to see the rest!

2 wonderful weeks old

I love maternity sessions that I get to do just before a baby’s born, and then come back mere weeks later to meet a new perfect bundle! This gorgeous boy was born just two weeks before I met him last week, and although when I was visiting he hadn’t been sleeping much for his parents, I think he must have just been busy being a sweet perfect boy at all hours for them ;)
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Love the tiny tiny legs:
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Sweet cuddle:
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With his doting dad:
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Holding his mom’s thumb:
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Looking longingly into mama’s eyes:
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So you’d never know in this 2nd shot that it was pouring rain out, would you? These guys were such good sports to plop right now on the stairs to recreate their maternity shot from a few weeks before… and then toss me their umbrella at the last second. You thought teenie boy T was squinting his eyes because he was sleeping? No, just avoiding the rain in his eyes :)

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Nana B - September 13, 2009 - 11:30 am

Beautiful pictures of a perfect, beautiful baby! They make me want to pick up and cover him with kisses. They make me smile!

Beth - September 13, 2009 - 5:24 pm

What a doll. He takes a great picure. Paige is dying to see him in person!

Auntie Beeg (Becky) - September 14, 2009 - 9:54 am

Auntie Beeg thinks Tucker is just a doll baby! Mommy and Daddy look pretty good too.

Jenny - September 14, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Auntie Jen said…
What a beautiful little boy! He is such a little bundle of love. The pictures are fantastic. We can't wait to see him again.

The Carneys - September 14, 2009 - 7:38 pm

Beautiful pictures!! Enjoy your beautiful boy!

Tricia - September 15, 2009 - 12:25 pm

these turned out fabulously! what a beautiful family! can't wait to meet him!!!

Aunt Evelyn - September 15, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Aunt Evelyn says great pictures. Looking forward to holding litle Tucker Daniel.

Wanda - September 15, 2009 - 4:53 pm

We wish we could just give him a big hug and kiss cause he looks so sweet. Can't wait to hold him.

Janet Lurding - September 22, 2009 - 5:29 am

What a little cutie patutie! I can't wait to meet him!

The Neumanns - September 22, 2009 - 7:49 am

Love the ones on the porch! All of them are wonderful!

Laura - September 22, 2009 - 8:36 am

these photos are precious! he's just perfect chris and erin! you make a gorgeous family!

Marla Rafferty - September 22, 2009 - 8:09 pm

All the pictures are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite!

Jessica B. - September 22, 2009 - 8:12 pm

These are beautiful! I love the first one too!

Anonymous - September 24, 2009 - 2:13 pm

I am having a difficult time deciding which pictures to get. They are simply beautiful but make me wish I lived closer.
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shannon - September 27, 2009 - 1:49 pm

what a neat idea – before and after. great pics

Jenn R - September 27, 2009 - 6:42 pm

Great pictures. Good luck deciding. My favorite is the smiling one. I didn't think a 2 week old could do that!

Arrow - September 28, 2009 - 7:33 am

You have such an eye for perspective! I love it!