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I'm Jessica McDaniel, and May 2018 marked my 15th anniversary photographing babies and their families all around Boston.

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Three summers ago I met tiny little M on Nantucket, when my old friend Gabriel Frasca and his incredible wife Amanda Lydon invited me over the deck of Straight Wharf (their restaurant on the island).  M was only 7 weeks old then:

Now she’s a big girl of 3 and a half, and she has a handsome little 1 1/2 year old brother.  Nothing really beats being able to come back to families years later and see how kids grow.  I know I say it over and over again, so forgive me, but it really is amazing.

This photoshoot was a present for their grandmother, so we got some fun playing-with-Nonna pictures, of course:

And getting the braids:

H with his poppa:

Family tickle:

Coloring with Nonna:

Wonderful to see you guys again!  Hope to get to Nantucket this summer!

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  • Wendy T Bonavita
    Wendy T Bonavita
    Mar 10 2011
    I love the eskimo kiss, such a sweet moment.
  • Sr. Barbara
    Sr. Barbara
    Mar 10 2011
    Special people, special times as family! Happy to share life with all of you. Loved seeing your happiness together! Barbara and Susan
  • Linda Ashwood
    Linda Ashwood
    Mar 10 2011
    Some very special moments captured in a very special way... loved all of them! Can't wait to see the finished products: Linda
  • Teri Frasca
    Teri Frasca
    Mar 11 2011
    Jess- the children are beautiful babies. Thank you.
  • Debra McDonald
    Debra McDonald
    Mar 12 2011
    I love "getting the braids" the most or maybe the "eskimo kiss. Perhaps, I like "family tickle" the most...
  • Donna Thompson
    Donna Thompson
    Mar 12 2011
    I love all of these pictures. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.
  • Alicia Fairbank
    Alicia Fairbank
    Mar 13 2011
    The most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.
  • Susan Raymo
    Susan Raymo
    Mar 16 2011
    Wonderful capture of the spirit of the person and the moment. Thanks for sharing. Susan Raymo
  • Jud Sabey
    Jud Sabey
    Mar 17 2011
    I think Susan captured it . You can feel the love .
  • Ben Fairbank
    Ben Fairbank
    Mar 18 2011
    Cute pictures.
  • Rick Thompson
    Rick Thompson
    Mar 20 2011
    So adorable!
  • Nancy Dietrich
    Nancy Dietrich
    Mar 20 2011
    It looks like Henry would like to get a nose kiss from Nana too.
  • David McDonough
    David McDonough
    Mar 22 2011
    You can feel the joy and love in each picture. Brings tears of happiness to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.
  • Liz Fragola
    Liz Fragola
    Mar 23 2011
    Beautiful family. Wonderful Nona!
  • Kathi Kavanaugh
    Kathi Kavanaugh
    Mar 23 2011
    Love, laughter, fun, joy and a great amount of tenderness, makes life in this family a treasure. I think Marin is teaching Henry, "that good clothes open all doors". I'd love to be a fly on the wall listening to the happiness.

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