Baby Thor & His Boston Terriers

I don’t know what gets better than a baby with his dogs! Cuteness. Overload. Here baby Thor (6-months) shows off his Boston Terriers, Franklin (9 years, the wise one) & Drake (the hyper brother who is possibly 100…or a vampire, as his mom says, since apparently it was out of nowhere that he showed up on an empty road five years ago when they took him home, and he has not slowed down or aged one bit).   We love their parents Abigail & Erik who just spent a 6-month stint in Jersey City in a little palace overlooking the Statue of Liberty.  We’re hoping they and their boys find their way back to us again.  For now, we’ll have to stare longingly at these pictures. *sigh*

Drake (left) and Franklin (right)

Franklin’s most adorable trait, “clamping” – aka. biting down and clasping his blankie.

Baby Thor at 6-months

Oh what’s that you say? You want a treat? This delicious treat? This treat right here going into my mouth?

All the boys.

Franklin definitely deserves a comment bubble on the series below…

You know it’s love when your dog is terrorized by the new mini-human in the house…

…but still stands guard for him just the same.

Caren & Sam’s Family Portrait Session

I was so flattered to be asked to do Caren & Sam’s family portraits since Sam is a really talented photographer himself. No pressure! When they showed up for the shoot, I couldn’t get over how handsome their boys Chris and Carson looked in their little matching polo shirts! The big trick for this shoot was trying to get Carson to crack a smile.  I was pulling out jokes left and right and even at one point was saying “stinky duck butt”. I know, I know, really professional. Well, Chris was cracking up, but Carson kept looking at me like I was yesterday’s news. Finally, challenging the boys to a silly face competition and heading to Hamilton Park for a race did the trick.  Sometimes, boys will be boys!

 

Carson and Chris playing a rousing game of chess.

There’s the smile I was looking for!

So handsome.

Jamie 15-month Portraits

I had so much fun shooting Jamie for his 15-month portraits – and how could I not? He has these massive blue eyes, a glorious head full of curls, and a huge smile that he’s not shy about showing off.  Jamie is about the same age as my youngest, so I had a good idea what I was in for…a lot of crawling and wiggles! But it turns out, all he needed was some interesting reading material and we were good to go. 🙂

Jamie’s mom Sarah is also one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. If you are involved with the JC Moms, you may have seen her hosting a Meetup playdate or two.
For this shot, I used a removable wall decal for the background and basic arts and crafts letters.

 

Storytime with Jamie.  Chaucer and Mark Twain anyone?

 

Who can resist this smile?

 

A stroll through Hamilton Park…

 

…where the trees are in full bloom!

 

The eyes!

 

Looking forward to seeing Sarah and that adorable Jamie more around the neighborhood!