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Boys will be (fabulous) boys

So I’m not supposed to blog this many pictures. I always feel like I need to apologize when I include this many photos in a blog post because I’m supposed to choose just a handful to show to you, but these guys were just killing me and I had to show you all these.

Guess who just turned one!?! And guess which boys LOVE to play together? I’m going to let the photos do the talking, but COME. ON. NOW. The cuteness will blow your mind.
















LOVED seeing you guys as always. I think you should start doing my new Annual Plan, since your second Baby’s First Year package is now complete (SOB!).


So I hope to catch you in the fall for a Minishoot in the Public Garden!


Spring Public Garden Minishoot #8

I met the biggest sister in this family when she was just one, back in early 2005, when I’d only been a professional photographer for two years. And now she’s almost a TEENAGER too…

I’ve loved seeing these guys throughout the years as they’ve grown.


Always fun.











Kim - April 19, 2016 - 9:21 am

These pics are fantastic! Thanks Jess!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #22

We’re getting there, guys – almost done with the Public Garden minishoots from this spring. Just three more to edit next week. But for now I have this stylish mama and her family (my clients all inspire me so much, style-wise… and this mama always gets me and makes me need to shop. It’s fantastic for my personal style, but painful for the wallet…)

Great to see you guys, as always!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #20

I had such a great time playing in the Public Garden with these guys. Every time they book a shoot I’m just thrilled because it means I get to hang out with them. They are just wonderfully fun.  They had the 1pm shoot on my 5/18 minishoot day, and they came ready to jump around and play. And they did :)

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #17

More babies that just keep growing! I’ve known these little guys since they were teenie too – they’re growing up so fast. I am so super in love with the two pictures of the boys under the funky tree with the glowy leaves – which one do you like better? The one where W is tossing dirt in the air and C is cracking up, or the one where they’re both wiggling together and they just look adorable? The wiggling one is the easy favorite, I think – and the tossing dirt one is just hilarious and makes me smile so much…

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #16

Don’t I always say I love going back years later? Well, it’s true here too. I took pictures of BOTH these guys when they were teenie tiny newborn babies, and then again when they were little guys… but now they’re 7 years old and 4 years old – I love seeing tiny glimpses of the little babies they were in the wonderful kids they’ve become.

Thanks so much for meeting me, guys.

Lori - May 29, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Thanks Jess. I love them!

Ina Deane - May 29, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Looove them all….how can you choose?

Donna Balardini - May 29, 2013 - 4:41 pm

My favorite photo is…………………..

David Balardini - May 29, 2013 - 4:45 pm


Heather - May 29, 2013 - 7:56 pm

All of these are fantastic!!

Mary - May 29, 2013 - 9:26 pm

Absolutely gorgeous!

Adi - June 4, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Love them all!!! Such a beautiful family!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #15

I was thrilled to meet this 3 year old guy last weekend on my 2nd minishoot day of the spring. They were my 3rd session that day, and he came ready to have fun. I love 3 year old energy – he was nonstop. But that means soooo many good pictures in his 20 minute shoot.  Super fun – and though we got the posed Bruins shot, where you can see both of the faces, this one cracks me up much more.  HUG!  Wonderful to meet you guys :)

Colleen Grimm - May 28, 2013 - 4:56 pm


Susan Forbes - May 28, 2013 - 4:57 pm

What beautiful photos!

Ann Smith - May 28, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Love love his smile!!

Amy - May 29, 2013 - 9:17 am

Love them! So happy we were able to do this!

Aimee - May 29, 2013 - 10:24 am

love the action shot!

Tracy - May 29, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Such fun and natural shots, love them all!

Arielle - May 29, 2013 - 12:57 pm

He’s so grown up! And SO cute!! Great pictures

Jennifer - June 4, 2013 - 7:47 pm

What a great job they are beautiful pictures .

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #13

These guys met me bright and early on my 2nd and final spring minishoot day last weekend. We had a really good time – they definitely know how to have fun together :)

I adore this first one where mama catches little J’s eye – so many smiles all at once. Oh, and the horrified look on J’s face when his big sister M gives him a squeeze can’t be beat.

He’s a mover and a shaker

This guy is moving around like it’s his job.  Nine months old, and nothing stops this guy.  He’s just perfection, and I loved seeing him again for another shoot from his Baby’s First Year package.

You really can’t beat the daddy squishing face moments, or the super happy reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar with mama.  I do love the nibbling Sophie the giraffe one, though, and my very favorite might be the one on the bed as he laughs at both his parents.

Really fun to see you guys again!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #12

These guys were my last shoot of the day, and they were super fun.  It’d been a few years since I’d seen them, and I just love it when I get to see those little guys growing up.

Wonderful to see you guys :) 

Therese - May 17, 2013 - 9:46 am

These are awesome. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer Mother’s Day present! …. and we had fun doing it too!!!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #11

Look who’s one! And she’s walking around like a little star :) These guys were my 2nd to last minishoot a couple of weeks ago, and we had such fun by the pink tulips, playing peek-a-boo behind the birch trees… she was wonderful.

So fun to meet you guys!

Judi Rubin - May 15, 2013 - 6:07 pm

The joy of motherhood and the joy of Grace discovering the world brings much Joy to all of our family.

Aunt Judi

Barbara Waters - May 15, 2013 - 6:10 pm

These pictures are priceless.

Dottie Funk - May 15, 2013 - 6:48 pm

What a beautiful baby! Of course, we expected nothing less than a movie star with a Mom as beautiful as the one she has. I know she is a delight. Thank you so much for sharing!
Happy Birthday, Grace.
Love you both,

Eileen Harrington - May 15, 2013 - 6:51 pm

I LOVE these photos! Grace is just beautiful, and her many expressions are captured in these pictures!

Annie - May 15, 2013 - 8:43 pm

These are so sweet! They are all amazing, and the #7 peek-a-boo is my favorite, if I have to pick just one!

Phyllis - May 15, 2013 - 10:39 pm

These are all fabulous! What a great time for pics. If I had to pick just one, I think it would be #7 – peeking through the birch tree. Hugs!

Daniel - May 15, 2013 - 10:46 pm


Grandpa - May 16, 2013 - 9:05 am

Terrific job, like the birch trees too. Hope somebody doesn’t get stuck! Was the dress picked to match the tulips, or other way around?

Doug Marlowe - May 16, 2013 - 11:16 am

Wonderful. B&W is still one of my favorite techniques. She’s so photogenic and loves the camera. Check out my cover on FB, it’s one Liz posted and one of the best pics I’ve ever seen; beauty, joy and hope in color.

Jocelyn Whitesides - May 16, 2013 - 3:17 pm

What wonderful pix! Love them all! Aunt Jocie

Josie Wilson - May 16, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Such a beautiful girl! My favorite photos are #3 and #7. Thanks for sharing them.

Joan Barnhill - May 16, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Such fun photos!
I love the outdoor setting.
Sweet baby smiles! :)

Deb K - May 17, 2013 - 2:23 am

Really lovely photos! Such a happy little girl and beautiful addition to the family.

Judy McMahon - May 17, 2013 - 10:35 am

I love number 6 too Barb!! Liz what a beautiful girl!!

love you,

Jason Waters - May 17, 2013 - 11:19 am

Love my beautiful niece Grace!

Glenda Findley - May 19, 2013 - 4:49 pm

My favorite picture is #7. What a beautiful child of God. How precious are these years and they are gone so fast. Children are gifts to our hearts and blessings on our lives.

Nancy - May 19, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Love them Liz! Big fan of #8!

Barbara Oxenhandler - May 26, 2013 - 6:28 pm

LOVE these pics! My favorites are #2 and #7. What a happy Mommy and baby! Thanks for sharing.

Louise - June 30, 2013 - 5:35 am

Grace is beautiful & full of “life”. Enjoy & cherish all of these moments, for they will go by so fast.

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #9

I haven’t seen these kiddos in a few years but I’ve been taking pictures of them since they were both perfect chubby babies. They’re both so old now! Thanks so much for coming back, I just adored seeing you guys. Minis are such a great way to reconnect with old friends :)

Liz Witham - May 14, 2013 - 10:30 am

LOVE THESE PHOTOS! These are fantastic! It was wonderful seeing you and can’t believe how big they are too. Now to the impossible task of choosing some!

Arpi Sarmazian - May 17, 2013 - 10:44 am

Beautiful family photos. Love the ones with mother/daughter, Father/son and the ones with the kids together…(along with all of the others!)

Jen Norris - May 17, 2013 - 10:47 am


Susan Jeune - May 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

Lovely photos. Especially the family portrait!

Sandy Mekonis - May 17, 2013 - 11:38 am

Sheer joy flows through these pictures! Beautiful!!

Leah - May 17, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Great pics !!

Vanessa G. C. - May 17, 2013 - 11:59 pm

So frickin’ cute!!!!

Ellen - May 18, 2013 - 6:16 am

Lovely photos!

Nathalie Logan - May 23, 2013 - 8:54 am

Fabulous photos. You have captured the Witham family perfectly.

Janet Toole - May 23, 2013 - 9:03 am

Once again Jessica has captured my “guys” so beautifully – serious, loving, funny and I can’t wait to get my own prints to add to my collection of photos.


Lauren - May 30, 2013 - 2:18 pm

These photos are AMAZING … very happy looking family!

Kate - June 4, 2013 - 10:09 am

Adorable! A great looking family and beautiful photos!

Spring Public Garden Minishoot #8

It’s so fun for me to know people first as friends and then get a chance to take their pictures – I love that. I’m lucky enough to have met many many people as clients first and then over years and years of watching their babies grow they become friends. But this one is the opposite… friends first, and now yay, getting a chance to photograph them!  I’m feeling gushy today, sorry.  Maybe it’s editing pictures of one of my daughter’s best friends, and one of my favorite neighbors…  When I get a chance to take pictures of kids I’ve hung around with, played with… it’s just such an amazing feeling. I feel like I know the smiles so well, I just adore being able to capture them.

Thanks guys, I’m so glad you did a mini!