Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack and Quack

In case you're not a Robert McCloskey fan (the author of the classic "Make Way For Ducklings" book), those are (I think) the names of the ducklings. I did it from memory, because I'm too lazy to walk the seven steps to my daughter's bookcase and confirm it. But I think it's something like that.

I met these guys in the Boston Public Garden last weekend for their pictures - they'd gotten a gift certificate for a shoot a while back, and they'd been patiently waiting on my waiting list for weeks and weeks. Finally they nabbed an open spot, and we lucked out with the weather.

I had to post this picture first, even though we took it at the end of the session. Mom mentioned as we were packing up to leave that they had one of those classic Make Way for Ducklings frames, and wouldn't it be so great to get a picture of their Jack sitting on top of this duckling Jack? Big boy Jack wasn't so sure about that plan, but I actually prefer this one anyway, with him checking things out in the background with his dad :)


And this is my #1, hands-down, no question favorite from the session. Best smiles ever. Love how his hair matches his mom's hair.


Isn't he a handsome dude?


Oh yeah. Forgot this one. Love this one too.


Look at those CHEEKS!


Swing!


This one is perfect because all Jack wanted to do during the shoot was walk around. He'd just gotten his feet under him, and he was loving wandering all over the gardens. And what better to walk to than a ball from mom?


The weeping willows make such a great background here. Leaf in hand - what's more fall-like?


Wonderful to get a chance to meet you, I'm glad we got you in there!


One more. Love this pout!

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29 comments:

Molly V said...

adorable pics - great candids of the family together!

Kathy W. said...

I love ALL of the pictures but that first one and Jack with the pouty lip are adorable!

Sean said...

Please don't tell my friends at school that I am tearing up.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sean, you should not have said that and then sent this to your friends at school.

Picture with the leaf is the cutest. Period.

Laura said...

These are adorable!!! Our favorite is #2. It's very natural... and he looks like the happiest baby on earth.
However, I must say that the last photo bears a striking resemblance to his uncle sean...

Sara K. said...

What a happy kid! Even in the pouty one (which is my personal favorite; bust it out at his rehearsal dinner in 20+ years!!) you can just envision that frown turning upside down in a second.

Shawn McQ said...

Adorable! Some great family photos and some great shots of Jack. What a personality!

Vince M said...

Alright so who was the jerk that told Jack there was no Santa Clause in that last picture???

Seriously, cutest. Baby. Ever.

Anonymous said...

I can't get enough of those photos! Jack looks so big! I love the second one of the three of you!!

Shannon

Lorraine said...

What BEAUTIFUL family photos! I just love the black and white, so classy! I can't decide which one is my favorite - because they all are!!

Aunt Lorraine

Sasha Gill said...

These are ridiculously adorable!!!! But where's Mike's matching argyle sweater?!?!

Anonymous said...

Great pics; Jack is a happy kid and the family photo is beautiful. I agree with the comment someone made about having the pouty picture at Jack's rehearal dinner!

Joanna said...

What great pics!

Madeline said...

I love all the pictures! The photographer did a great job! But this family is just BEAUTIFUL!! What a handsome happy baby!! Mom & Dad aren't Too Dusty either!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures! He's adorable-and what great photos to have to remember these days.

Anonymous said...

Loved these pictures..Just know that grandma Reilly loves these pictures..

Happy Holidays Mike and Megan

Joseph said...

Perfect case of "pictures say a thousand words!" One is more special than the last. Even pouty face seems happy in a strange way. Happy for all of you, Uncle and Great Uncle, Joey.

Mary Lee said...

Fantastic pictures but how could they miss with such a gorgeous family!

Mrs. Ramsdell said...

What great pictures! Jack's hair really does match yours exactly, Megan!

ANDY said...

MIKE MEGAN, AND JACK....THE CUTEST FAMILY ON THE WHOLE EAST COAST!!!

aehami06 said...

What a cutie! He should be a little model :)

Colleen said...

Each picture is cuter than the one before it! Love the way Jack's personality just shines through these pictures!!!!

Rosalie said...

wonderful photos of Jack & of all the children great shots

Ashley Peterson said...

Love, love, love the photos...and the great commentary!

Kathy said...

Adorable photos of an adorable family... love everything about the pictures and description! Thanks for sharing with us!

Candy said...

Great PIX! I love them all!!!!!!

Pat and Joan said...

Megan, Mike and Jack,
Thanks for sharing. We are truly blessed that the 3 of you are a part of our lives. We love Jack's personality shining through.

Diane McG said...

Great expressions captured! Wonderful photography of a handsome family.

Angela Barek said...

These are so beautiful, especially the family ones! And the one with the duck!! Thanks for sharing these Meg. Definitely something to treasure for years to come.