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Meet E–a 10 month old who can run! And she came ready to show off. Her mom said that after an infancy marked by major activity from the start as well as early advances in motor skills, last week E decided to get up on her feet and MOVE for real. And she is a very fast learner!

She was zipping around the park and about all we could do to keep her in one place was to try to get her to walk up the hill instead of down, but I don’t think that will be a problem for long.  Her mom was busy trying to corral all of that glorious toddler energy (where does that go in adulthood anyway?), while dad was gentle and always attentive to E’s safety as she navigated the world on her own two feet.

We tried to fool E into some family photos by entertaining her on slides, swings, and shoulders.  And as a prize we were often rewarded with her winning smile, which gives new definition to smiling all the way to your eyes.  She really beams.

And, for those of you who have asked, this mom did a super job of dressing little E–deep color, beautiful texture, interesting buttons, but nothing to take your gaze away from her gorgeous little face, as though that were even possible.


So, folks call.  They want to know where we should shoot.  What’s a good location?  I have a two pronged response:  the place your kids/family feel comfortable (home, a park, nearby trail) or we can wait until I get there, I am sure that there will be something.  In this case a peeling garage painted an amazing shade of green, a grungy wall, an amazing tree.  I will see something that you walk by every day.  A brick wall can be fantastic.  Don’t worry I tell them, we will figure this out when I see where the light is…

But every so often you get a gift.  Like, for example, a walk out deck overlooking the South End…  I mean I look up at those apartments and wonder what it looks like from up there and then there I was!  And these very smart people have a extended couch (in red!) out there for lounging–or for providing the perfect picture taking place.

Baby E is a fair, blue-eyed little guy who has a gaggle of grown ups’ hearts in his hand.  His mom and dad told me that he has 7 great-grandparents–that is a whole lotta years of lovin’ shining on one little guy.  He seems to be taking it in stride and even giving a bunch of it back.

We had a fun shoot on top of the world with this lovely young family.

You might have noticed the abundance of twins on this blog. I think that I have photographed at least half a dozen pairs. It is representative of Massachusetts’s number one ranking for multiple births. Every time I see all those arms and legs, I think about having all that moving around inside of you, and I feel such admiration for these moms. Not to mention what it takes to care for them once they are on the outside!

This latest pair might be my first boy-boy set. They are just precious and it seems to me as I look through the photos that I can almost see their bigger person personalities shining through. ‘I’ is a little bigger than his brother and a little tougher. He was in a sleepy mood the day that I was there and we even had to wake the baby, breaking the cardinal rule of parenting new-born twins. His individual shots have *attitude* and he is just shy of two months! Littler guy, L, he was full of fun faces and winning expressions. He looked at the camera and his Moma and seemed to already be observing what was going on around him.

These guys really have a beautiful and kind mom. She looked radiant despite what I am sure has been a roller coaster few months. They also have and a fun, gruff dad who is really a teddy bear, I could see it. They both love them so much but would not mind slightly more sleep. Grandma and Auntie have been lending a hand to get these sweet boys off to a great start–and these two little guys are keeping 4 adults running!

Family’s first baby

I had intended to get this post up last week, and then talk about all the curly-haired two year old girls I had been lucky enough to photograph in one week. But best of intentions and all that… Still little E sports some awesome golden curls and a personality to match!

I often wonder if the curly hair follows the personality or the personality follows the curls. E was fully of spirit–just has happy and full of life as she appears here. She was an great sport. As we started the shoot Mom lamented that she had forgotten to bring a hair clip or rubber band. Many frames later–with brilliant blue eyes peering from behind the curls that would not be tamed–Dad decided that there must be SOMETHING in the car to pull them back. He returned with an improvisational hair accessory and E’s face was uncovered. I cannot say which I prefer.

Eventually we gave in to E’s quiet pleas to play on the playground and did some more shooting over there. She loved the swing and slide. It was fun to shoot on the playground and reminded me what a little universe the playground is for small people. Everything just their size, it must be so reassuring in a world where you are always miniature.

And then these smart parents did a couple of photos together. Well, it is completely clear where E got her grin and good looks.

I had a ton of fun with you guys! Hope that you love your preview!

The hair, those lips, the adorable expressions can overshadow the winning personality of this little girl. We have seen her before, here and here. But now she is TWO and weeks away from a promotion to big sister. S is a great talker and quite a ham. She adores her parents and they cannot get enough of her either.

We had so much fun taking pictures. She showed me where she inherited her infectious smile by eliciting them from her mom constantly. She is so smart, she knew exactly when she needed a break and made sure she got it (kids know how to make pictures stop working very young, it amazes me always), but she perked up again when her dad came home for the final shots.

In the meantime she showed off her physical prowess and the exuberance she has for life–it extends all the way down to ends of her curls.

Miss S, it is my distinct pleasure to watch you grow and I know that you are going to be one great big sister. I can tell you from personal experience, a sister is a really special gift. I cannot wait to meet her too! The love in this family will grow exponentially with their new addition.

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