Another amazing trip to sunny Florida for our family.  Here are the images I took this year of all my boys, including one self-timer full family portrait that I am pretty pumped about – I think a fair amount of frames will be gifted to extended family shortly… : ) (still, the more quotidian moments of daily life (well, daily vacation life in the warm weather with lots of bare skin) are more precious to me. ..).

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What a great photo session I have for you today!  This glowing mama-to-be, Julie, and I hit it off during our phone convo (when she said she was thinking a moto jacket and lived in athleisure legging when she could and was an avid runner and dog lover – well, we just clicked).  Anyway, she and her husband Thom wanted a chill photo shoot that captured them out and about with their dog baby Harper in their North Cambridge neighborhood.  We headed to Danehy Park – it was pretty chilly out though so head home for some warmer, more intimate photos back at their home.  Love that Julie was down to bare her amazing bump – so we took some gorgeous portraits of her doing so in the future nursery.

This couple is due any day now, and I wish them the best on the next chapter in their life!

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It’s muddy March and weekends are still mostly stuck indoors here in New England.   I decided to make a purchase that I did probably too much Amazon review reading over, and splurged on two adjustable height micro-mini scooters for the boys.  We did the big reveal on Sunday, and I knew it would be fun to document (our unfinished basement gets really cool light – reminds me of some favorite spooky places I hunted for as a photographer when I was starting out.. Castle much?).   It also reminds me of the basement I learned to ride my bike in over the winter of some 80-something…  I digress.

Anyway, both Calvin and George (only 18 months!) took to these scooters super quickly!  I mean, they aren’t whizzing around yet, but they both can do the basics, Calvin a bit faster than George.  Dan took a test drive too (before realizing there is a 70 lb limit, oops).  There are actually a couple more of George at the end, hair all sweaty from his helmet, who is truly turning out to be my wild boy – “Hurricane George” we now call him.

Oh, and I am not an affiliate for Micro Kickboard… but thinking maybe I should be…!!

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BEYOND excited to share these photos with you today, dear friends.  Introducing the adorable 2-month old twin baby girl and boy of Laur and Pat:  Emma and Parker.  Besides being photogenic (not surprising with their genes), Emma and Parker are also very chill.  I have met them a few times – and they rarely cry!  I know Laur and Pat are not exactly well-rested, but they are doing a great job so far of adjusting from a life with no children to two (Andy and Jessica – you’re next!).

Anyway, this session was also a first in that it was held at our new home in Cambridge.  So kind of my tired friends to make the trek (albiet now a short one) from the South End to visit us.  We did the photo shoot and then hosted a dinner for them.  Fun times.

I look forward to witnessing this blue-eyed duo grow up and become friends with my guys.  I know they’ve got some caring, charming, and playful parents and envision some fun afternoon BBQs with children laughing and shrieking in the years ahead.   Love you guys!!

ps.  Cute wardrobe too – right?  Love the stripes with rolled up jeans and bare feet!  And Laur’s laced up flats. Never doubted mom’s styling talent…

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I have a real gem from the Fall that is now a much belated blog feature, but here it is.  Witness adorable 6 month old Kemp, hanging out with gorgeous mom and dad at home and around the neighborhood in Boston’s charming South End.  Mom was a little worried that we didn’t capture enough smiles from her darling girl, but I think those fears were negated ; )  Amazing smiles, cuddles, laughs, exploration, and cozy textures and outfits.  Love that we got to take advantage of the library wall… something tells me based of these Yale-graduates parents, little Kemp won’t be lacking in academic pursuits.  So – quizzical expression over Freakonomics – definitely my fave image.

ps.  Session was post-Thanksgiving.  Leaves turn LATE downtown… most families book early October hoping for great foliage, but really, keep in mind it’s generally mid-November that’s best in and near the city.  Just an FYI… : )

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