…not me, just the blog:).  I have been working to get a flash-based website up and running since December, but 4 kids and a steady stream of client sessions leaves little time for anything else.  We’re getting closer, though, so it’s time to take the blog, update the colors, and move it to its permanent location.  This will soon be the address of my splash page (don’t worry you’ll still be able to get to the blog to view my latest work from this page), and the blog will be located here:

http://www.nosmallmoments.com/blog/

I should have some new sessions going up some time this week, so stay tuned:).  And a little something for the road, Jack at 7 months (3 months ago!!!):

See you over there!

Well, what could be more perfect than holding Miss Rhiannon Rose’s 6 month session in the Schenectady Rose Garden?  Just getting to see her again, maybe.  Every single session, she is just such a delight to spend a few hours with–such a happy, lovely, delightful little girl in every single way.

I tend to automatically think about baby sessions in black and white, especially studio sessions.  I light my baby portraits in such a way so that they will show off all those wonderful plump, round baby curves and tiny details when converted to a black and white image.  I choose blankets and backdrops, props and locations based on a final black and white image.  Knowing that my clients will want color images to really capture their sweet babies’ coloring, as well as timeless, simple black and white images, I also shoot and show color images.  Sometimes I have to remind myself to include those color images because I just love the lighting and shadowing in the black and white conversions.  For this session, however, I couldn’t bring myself to show any of these blog images in black and white because the summer color in the garden was just so, so beautiful.

Rhiannon Rose, 6 months:

Such a beautiful, lovely family!

I just can’t believe how fast she is growing up!

Gosh, I just love that funny face and the sweet shape of her mouth in this one.

I think the hardest part of this session has been deciding what to show.  I could have shown 5 times this many and still left out favorites, but there just isn’t the time or bandwidth.  Plus, mama needs some surprises to look forward to:).  Rhiannon, a delight, as always.  Can’t wait to see you again and get some more snuggles in a few months!

Julia Wade: such sweet photos jess!!! perfect moments captured as always ... beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Angela: Oh, so cute!! I absolutely adore the one with the buggy and just the feet. Brilliant!

lisa lucky: jessica, those are so beautiful! i love how you incorporated the environment into your compositions! just love!

Marie Gross: You must be over the moon about these. They are beautiful! I love seeing your outdoor/color pictures.

Cherron: These are precious! She is so sweet. The flower series cracked me up with her expressions.

lindsay: oh my goodness! these are gorgeous!!! its amazing what happens when you combine fantastic location, adorable kiddo and incredible photographer!

melissa: It's great to see outdoor shots from you! Gorgeous images!

vickie: These are just beautiful! I absolutely love the set in the carriage & your colors are so rich & vibrant. Beautiful.

Allison Rumble: Jessica, those pictures are beautiful! Such a perfect location. :)

shey: What a cutie!!! Love the locations - her expressions are adorable! Gorgeous work!

Anne Beatty: She is so cute! I love the pops of color from all the flowers - what a fantastic location!

gil: So cute! Beautiful light and great color! Wonderful job!

April: Absolutely beautiful, as always! A beautiful girl and family and a perfect location!

Alyssa: Simply stunning again Jessica. Wow

Stacie: Oh, those are all just adorable. Beautiful shots of a beautiful girl!

Katie Lou: Lovely! Beautiful use of light,and you have captured her little personality so well! These would make a awesome album!

Tina: Oh my goodness, she is so adorable. I love, love, love the buggy and feet :)

Inna: These are just gorgeous, I can't even pick a favorite, love them all!

Gail: STUNNING! Every single one! Awesome color and beautiful work with an adorable little girlie girl!

Emily Wilson: Oh that last shot is divine! what a cute expression and perfect colors! I also really like the one of her in the baby carriage!

Jennifer Boggett: She is just the CUTEST thing! I love all of the expressions you captured. Beautiful colours, beautiful work!

Christine: perfect! amazing work!

Terra: love all the personality and variety you captured! What a cutie pie!

Heather Latimer: Very beautiful. I love the second set where she is grabbing for the flowers. And the last one is utterly breath-taking.

jen: love that last one-the eye contact is soo wonderful! the buggy ones are cute too :)

kati: she is beautiful! love that last one!

Leandra: So unbelievably gorgeous- the location and the sweet baby girl. Beautiful work.

Shanna: These are so cute! I giggled at the carriage shots. I don't know how the parents are going to choose!

mandy: I am back for my weekly Jessica LOVE. Seriously..I am obsessed with your work...and so jealous of your clients. Great work on this session. You really know how to keep the delicate balance between soft and sharp when it comes to children. xoxox

Julie: Love the pictures! What is it about tutus that makes them so wonderful... Didn't get a chance to tell you Sunday but I really enjoyed your talk.

Jane Eaton Hamilton: Ohhh, I just love these. So sweet. That last one is precious. Love the environmental ones, as well; the roses are absolutely stunning.

robyn: Love that last image - everything about it. Great session!

Jennifer Pondillo: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last image...so sweet!

Nicole: The buggy series is great and the setting is just wonderful.

Sherri: The last one especially is to die for! your pictures make me long for the east coast....or maybe I just miss seeing you!

If my last newborn could be nicknamed Mr. Mellow, this little guy would have to be Mr. Feisty.  Boy, did he keep me on my toes! Sweet as pie and just adorable, but so, so awake and particular about how he wanted to sleep.  Eventually, I caught on to the message he was trying to send and just let him pose himself–much happier baby:).  There is no substitute for flexibility and patience when it comes to working with these perfect, new little people.

Joey, 8 and 10 days:).

Could anything be more darling?

Don’t let the yawn fool you–Joey was NOT going to let a little thing like sleep cause him to miss the party;).

Even the most determined newborn can’t hold out forever:).

Couldn’t be sweeter or more loved (look at his gorgeous grandma who traveled all the way from Costa Rica!):

Thanks for coming to play, little man–so wonderful to meet you!

jill hardy: oh how gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE that one of mom, gma & baby, so beautiful! you rock Jess!

lisa lucky: jessica, they are beautiful. truly! nice to see a grandma in there too!

Heather Latimer: All of these are just beautiful, Jess! If I ever had another baby, we might just have to fly you down to Tn for the session!!!

Vickie: Beautiful. I love the faces collage. So cute.

Janice: These are darling!! Love the facial expressions you captured! I adore the 3 generation shot. Such a beautiful keepsake.

Katherine: These are absolutely beautiful! You captured such wonderful variety (and I love all his cute expressions!).

Angela: These are beautiful! Gorgeous light!

Leandra: Love that shot on the gray and what a special shot with grandma- beautiful work.

Jen Stafford: These are beautiful. I love all the cute facial expressions.

Belle: very sweet shots, and I love how he posed himself :-)

Megan: So precious!!

Kristi Mangan: these are so sweet! Love the variety of expressions you captured! The shot on the grey fur is wonderful! Beautiful work!!

April: Beautiful as always!

Ashleigh-Faye: AMAZING!!! Love these.. A lot. The light is yummy and he looked like a angel to photograph :)

Leanne: What stunning images, I love the 3 generations together. So special.

Keri: These are gorgeous!!

Lina: Those are just stunning! I love all the family shots, but the one in the basket has divine lighting. Beautiful!

Jennifer Pondillo: These are wonderful. A huge variety of nice photos! Nice collage work!

melissa: Aw, isn't he adorable!! Love that grandma got in the pictures as well!

Do you remember the Mr. Men and Little Miss books by Robert Hargreaves?  I loved them as a kid and my own girls have just discovered them.  Well, I couldn’t help thinking that were one to be written about baby William, it would have to be titled Mr. Mellow.  What a calm, sweet, peaceful little guy he was.  He was so content the whole session and an absolute delight to photograph.  Didn’t hurt that he was a strikingly beautiful baby, either.  Perfect baby skin, plump lips, dark hair, and lashes for days.  Such a joy to spend the morning with.

William, 10 days:

Sigh, so perfect.

Mwah, kisses right back at you baby boy:).

Meghan and Mike, that is a special little guy you have there.  Thank you for sharing him with me for the day.

Vickie: Precious. I love the textures in your images. They are so simple but beautiful. Gorgeous images.

Alecia Silva: LOVE these Jessica!! That kissy face is too darn cute - and I love the texture of the hat, too. Awesome job! :)

amber: oh Jess i <3 all of the wraps you used!!! just A.D.O.R.E them on this darling lil man!!!

Rose: Oh, he is just too precious! Love what you captured here!

christine: wow, these are perfect! wonderful job!

April: I love the one of him wrapped in blue! They are all stunning Jess :)

Shanna Kreza: I love the second one and how peaceful he looks!

jennifer adams: wow these are absolutely perfection! Beautifully done!

Holly: You are just simply amazing!! Every single image is just pure perfection! What a gorgeous little guy!!

Keri: What a gorgeous baby! Beautiful session Jess!

April: These are all amazing, Jess! I love every single one of them!

Jessica: These are absolutely perfect...wow!!! I just adore that 3rd image!!! Gorgeous work as always!

laurie Sachs: Wow, striking is right! These are just amazing.

Lisa Kryschuk: OH MY GOSH!!! Jessica these are STUNNING! And I love your new blog too girl!

Tori Piercy: Awww so sweet! These are just perfection and so is he!

Angela: Awww...they're absolutely breathtaking!! Gorgeous job, and I love the kisses one ;)

Marie Gross: Love that last one!

ketti: oh, just beautiful, Jessica!!!

Chandra: Love love love that little smile!

Allison Rumble: What a cutie! Stunning as always Jess. :)

raye law: I ADORE every single one of them. Perfect everything!

Amber Shereen: Stunning work as always!

Beira: These are stunning! Love every single one.

robyn: Love his little smile - beautiful baby and lovely work.

mandy: Jessica...I don't know what else to say because every time I come to your blog I am so blown away. You rock my world. Your images make me melt and I am GREEN with envy to anyone who gets you as their photographer.

Lina: Such an adorable baby., the last shot brought smile to my face. Beautiful shots, adore!

Janice: What a cutie!! You captured some beautiful expressions! Love the kissy face! So cute!

Jennifer Pondillo: Really so cute! You captured some great photos!

lindsay: oh he is *gorgeous*. each one is perfect. his momma and daddy must by absolutely thrilled.

Cherron: Sooo sweet. He is such a gorgeous baby.

Andrea: Perfection...

Anxious.  Impatient.  Excited.  All of the above.  This mom and dad-to-be couldn’t be more ready or excited for their daughter to arrive, or more in love with her than they already are.  Sweet, fun, and gorgeous–yep, I can’t wait to meet their little girl in a few short weeks.

Short for me, at least;).

Avery, we’re all counting the days–can’t wait to meet you, baby girl!

Katherine: What a pretty mom-to-be! I love your lighting and placement in these pictures. Just lovely!

Alicia: Jessica, I love these! That last is my favorite. Beautiful tones. :)

Laurie: Wow Jess, these are beautiful!

lindsay: so pretty!!! i just love when you can see how excited parents are in your images. it *almost* makes me ready for another baby... ;)

Angela: Beautiful images, Jess! I love the belly button poking through!

angela crutcher: Gorgeous! Love the soft feel the them!

Mary: Stunning work! What a gorgeous mom to be!

Nicole: That's a great silhouette.

jennifer adams: what a gorgeous mom to be, love that second shot especially! Nice lighting!

mandy: Gorgeous mama and gorgeous posing. You truly have such a gift Jess.

heather: sooo gorgeous! wow! she is beautiful, love the soft and pure feel of these!

Kari: That 3rd one is just stunning! Beautiful shots!

Amanda: They are all gorgeous! something tells me that is going to be one happy and beautiful baby, congrats to the new family!

Emily Wilson: gorgeous captures! My favorite is the second one, love it!

Leanne: What a special time for this family. Just love the lighting you have used here to define the gorgeous baby bump.

Leanne: What a special time for this family. Just love the lighting you have used here to define the gorgeous baby bump.

Jen Stafford: Gorgeous! She is a beautiful mom-to-be, and the images you got of her are perfect.

Stacie: What a gorgeous mom-to-be!

laurie Simonds: OOO I love that silhouette!!

Tina Stinson: beautiful momma, love the last one! She looks delighted to be pregnant, so cute!

Jane Photo: Oh, I just adore that last one.

April: These are all beautiful, but that first one made me stop and stare!

Janice: Absolutely gorgeous! Love her expression in the last shot and the silhouette is just stunning!

Jennifer Pondillo: Love these shots! So classic!

Dana Jackson: What a beautiful momma - I love them all! Love the belly button poking out on the last one!