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Looking Up Photography – Maternity Master Photographer Certification

NAPCP is an association of professional photographers who are recognized in the child and family photography industry. The association’s members include some of the best across the more specialized categories within child and family photography.
 
According to NAPCP, “The NAPCP Master Photographer Certification Program rewards NAPCP members by acknowledging their excellence in the craft of professional photography. The NAPCP evaluation panel is constantly reviewing hundreds of images submitted in portfolios before awarding Mastery certificates in each category.”
 
I am thrilled to share this feedback from NAPCP’s wonderful portfolio evaluators:
 
“Lovely portfolio filled with engaging images throughout. The gallery, though different in tones (in outdoor and studio settings) is consistent in aesthetic and feeling. Thoughtful control of high key light. The artist’s ability to pose subjects and establish connection is demonstrated throughout the portfolio.” 
 
I am so proud to have my name among the other Master Photographers in the Maternity category.
 
Master Photographer Certification in the Maternity category is an amazing opportunity and accomplishment for me. It is incredibly fulfilling to have your livelihood given such validation.
 
You can view my Family Master Photographer certification, here!
 
Many thanks, NAPCP!

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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A Cozy and Enchanting Studio Family Newborn Session for Max

Believe it or not, I have yet another session from 2021 – with one of my favorite families – that I need to share! Another magical session that has been tucked away in my vault of sessions itching to be shared! I got to spend time with mom Hien, dad Seth, and sweet Kaia once again, this time with baby boy Max in tow! The studio provided a gorgeous setting, and we added some whimsical touches, pops of color, and cute details. It was a beautiful day for beautiful people, and I feel fortunate that Hien again asked me to capture their family!

 

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The prettiest rustic details for the sweetest boy!

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Gorgeous textures in cream and ivory had to make their way into this session, of course!

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Have you ever seen such marvelous little cheeks? And Max was absolutely perfect, allowing me to create these stunning images with ease. I had so much fun creating imagery for his family to add to their walls and share with family.

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These new gray newborn accessories! I can’t get enough of them, and they seem to really suit nearly every newborn session! I loved using some rustic wood accents to complement the lush softness of the gray accessories. And of course, I had to use my favorite cream colored flokati, which complements everything perfectly.

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Kaia was so sweet with her new little brother, and she also was styled in the prettiest outfit. I love the delicacy of her ensemble!

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These absolutely terrific family photos you see are some of my recent favorites. Hien got the family in just the right colors to bring some warmth to the images. These colors will always be classic. I’m in love!

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Look at this pretty family in that backlight! All I know is my families ADORE these images, and they all deserve to have them look like this.

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Let’s Go to the Beach! It’s a Maternity + Family Beach Session

 

It’s a new year and I still have plenty to share from 2021! Let’s take a look at this adorable session! I had the pleasure of photographing Hien, Seth, and Kaia again. Kaia’s newborn session is a favorite of mine. You can take a look at it here! Hien contacted me to photograph their family again – not only because it was Kaia’s first birthday – but because the family is growing once more. She wanted to document both milestones and also include grandparents and other extended family. I happened to know just the place to capture this session, at the cutest little swath of beach right here in Connecticut. Not only is the location so pretty, but it’s an amazing spot for kids!

Wait ’til you see how we worked together to capture awesome memories for this beautiful family!

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Hien chose the prettiest lavender gown for this maternity and extended family beach session. The family wore neutrals and pastels for their photographs, and I loved the color scheme!

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I loved the blend of blushes, blues, and whites, and how could those darling children not make you smile? Isn’t this location the dreamiest?

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These two cousin cuties. I love how serious their expressions are! And those outfits were just perfection.

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These beach maternity images were some of my favorites! The pairing of pastels against the moody water and sky will always have a place in my heart. Those adorable laughs between Hien and Kaia won’t soon be forgotten. I can just see those pictures paired with some photos from Kaia’s newborn session. And of course, Hien can complete the look with a sweet image of Kaia with her grandparents.

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We all had a lovely little time together. It’s the sweet relationships between family members that I always love, that really complete the session! Plus, who doesn’t love the beach?! So much fun!

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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The Sweetest and Prettiest Family Newborn Session for Lucie

Today, it’s a newborn celebration! Baby Lucie was born and I helped her family celebrate with a studio family newborn session, gorgeous greens, fabulous florals, and lots of cuteness! This family was a repeat client (I previously photographed big brother Arlo). The Looking Up Photography studio was the perfect place to have the family gather and celebrate the newborn birthday girl. I had the best time and I was so lucky to have an angel baby to help me bring this session to life. This session will be hard to top in 2022 but I think I can do it!

 

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The organic backdrops and accessories are some of my favorite to date! Adding in gorgeous blush hues was the icing on the cake. Isn’t it all so lovely?

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I set the stage with an adorable pink and paired it with other pink beauties. How sweet are these colors? So darn cute. Of course, baby Lucie was just lovely as well!

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I was so excited when Lucie’s mom Sophia went with me again for their second bundle of joy, and how adorable are the results of this session?! This family is full of natural beauty, and they made photographing this session such an easy job for me. My photography studio also truly helps me make magic and provides the most amazing light for my clients. Of course, some family portraits were the perfect finishing touch!

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Friends, there were just so many amazing elements to this session! Don’t worry … I have more sessions to share soon!

 

 

 

 

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Newborn Photography Greenwich – Baby Girl Josephine

Josephine was joined by her mother Kellie, father Kenny, and big brother Bennett for her newborn session. This family newborn session was one to remember. I had previously photographed big brother Bennett when he joined the world. Despite the challenges of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Kellie valiantly displayed her deep gratitude for the gift of a daughter, Josephine. In other words, a newborn right now? Totally worth it.

I’m happy to have captured this family’s blessing, Josephine, in a way that I hope they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

“May you always know, little one, that you were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and will be forever loved.”

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The love parents have for their children is otherworldly. Miraculously, for many of us, that love begins when we first see an ultrasound or hear a heartbeat for the first time. When they’re finally in our arms, our lives are forever changed. Our priorities change to focus on our children and ensuring we provide the best life for them.

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When we give our first child a sibling, words can’t express how it feels seeing them together. Our love for both of our children instantly grows deeper and stronger. Maybe we learn a few new ways to practice patience, too! If we’re dedicated to doing what’s best for our family, as Kellie and Kenny are, a growing family can strengthen the bond between partners.

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This sweet face and these delicate hands? Worth the challenges of pregnancy. Motherhood fulfilled, once again.

Parenthood is a gift, and I hope Kellie and Kenny are continuing to enjoy almost every moment of it.

Creating memories for my clients is so important to me. This family portrait session is a celebration of the joy that has been bestowed on them. New life! I hope Josephine will enjoy these photos as she gets older, too.

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Newborn Photography Greenwich – Baby Logan

 

Sandra, Logan’s mom, wanted to have a family newborn photography session so that she could look back on these images and cherish this special time forever. In her client survey, she shared with me how she wanted poses similar to and would complement the maternity and newborn imagery from big sister Taylor’s sessions.

As soon as baby Logan entered my studio, I fell completely in love with my business all over again.

 

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When I first learned that Sandra and her husband Andrew selected me to photograph the newest addition to their family once again, I was totally thrilled. After the challenges I faced as a photographer due to COVID, it was a welcome relief to see a ‘repeat’ family. Sandra made some photo orientation suggestions so that the photographs from this session could complement a family portrait and solo newborn portrait of Taylor already on display on a gallery wall in their home.

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Even with the bulk of the coronavirus pandemic hopefully behind us, there’s always an element of nerves when it comes to scheduling sessions these days. But as a professional photographer, it’s so important not to worry and to know that what will be will be. There is always hope in the world and we have to trust in the universe’s timing – not ours. My smallest clients are the most amazing proof of this.

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Sure enough, this family newborn photography session went off without a hitch. These days, I almost cry with joy every time I have the honor of culling and editing another session. I have also had the best time adding to my newborn photography accessories collection. After all, who doesn’t love seeing a newborn baby in a basket (or a basin, in this case)?! It’s just so much fun.

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The moment we placed big sister Taylor and baby brother Logan together, I could feel the rush of love Sandra and Andrew have for their little ones. Having children can be like falling in love all over again as parents’ hearts sync with their new baby. Looking forward, I hope to see this beautiful and healthy family again for some family portraits. Seeing my tiny clients grow up is a dream come true. 

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PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Newborn Photography Connecticut – Baby Navy

 

Navy’s mother, Samantha, shared that it was her previous experience with Looking Up Photography that brought her and her growing family back into the studio for a second family newborn session. Their family values “someone who takes great photos and makes you feel at ease”, which is such a compliment to me. Samantha told me that she enjoyed everything about our last session together, and that the photos she has from big sister Noa’s newborn session are some of her favorite photos of their family. Even in the studio, I could see baby Navy living up to the strength of his powerful name. Samantha wanted the same bonding experience she had during Noa’s newborn photo session and I was thrilled to deliver that for her. Now the family can look back at both sets of photos and admire their family’s fortitude and resilience.

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If you’re a parent yourself, you know that adding another child to the family will forever change it. Parenthood may be more of a guessing game than we would all care to admit, but something we never have to guess about is how our hearts are always capable of giving out more love. New parenthood is physically and emotionally exhausting, and that experience is only intensified by COVID.

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It is my hope that this time together as a family, in my studio, made this family’s love for Navy and each other stronger. It was a celebration, after all!

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With the family photos, I tried to capture this family’s sweet dispositions and easygoing natures. Family is a treasure and it is so important for everyone to have photos to show just how special their family is.

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Merritt – A Studio Session at Three Weeks

I was so excited to shoot this last-minute newborn session in Greenwich, Connecticut at the Looking Up Photography studio. This family contacted me a couple of weeks after baby was born. They came to me because Merritt is their third child and they realized that they hadn’t commissioned newborn portraits for their other two children. They wanted to be sure Merritt had imagery to celebrate his birth, his natural sweetness as a newborn, and also his unique appearance. They contacted me and we captured Merritt’s newborn imagery all over the course of a week. Although I always recommend reaching out to me as soon as possible, when you’re expecting to welcome a new baby into your home, I love accommodating these sessions when I am able to. With any luck, we get perfect, sleepy poses with access to all of my props, swaddles, newborn outfits, and accessories … and … we can usually capture baby when they’re a little more alert. Eyes-open shots sometimes become some of my favorites, and they’re always beautiful! 

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Perfect Merritt. Alert and so very interested in what’s happening around him.

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We got to capture a variety of setups. Here is sweet Merritt modeling one of my favorite caps. Just look at those tiny details. I also love how it contrasts with the chunky knit of the blanket he’s snoozing on.

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I love it when I’m able to get so much variety out of my setups. Many times, I focus on 2-3 prop displays and am able to produce a full and diverse gallery from those looks. I have been known to photograph from dozens of angles simply because I am especially inspired by the props or because my little subjects are so captivating. 

Thank you, baby Merritt, for a fabulous session. You were a dream!

 

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Greenwich Newborn Photographer – Baby Zara

Welcome to the world, baby Zara! Such an adorable bundle of joy and so loved by her family. Mom booked me for a newborn session as I had already photographed big sister Quinn last year. In planning for these photos, Nicole shared with me that she especially wanted some photographs in cream, mauve, and pink hues. I was so happy to see some lovely compliments from Nicole about Quinn’s session. Baby Zara and family came to the Looking Up Photography studio in Greenwich, for her newborn session. I could tell right away that Zara was going to be the perfect model, and indeed she was!

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We got a lovely selection of photos in the lace onesie Nicole purchased especially for this session. Zara’s nursery is decorated in cream and olive colors, and I can just imagine how beautiful these images will look adorning her nursery walls. This makes my heart so happy!

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I also loved capturing Zara in this beautiful mauve tutu!

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Zara was nice and sleepy throughout her session, and I was able to get through all my planned setups. If you’re a professional newborn photographer, you know what a big deal this is!

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Contact me to document these special, fleeting moments – time goes by so fast. I recommend booking your photo session a few months before baby is born, to ensure I’m available. If baby is already here, I do my best to be available last-minute, so don’t be afraid to reach out!

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Ever | Newborn and Two Month Studio Newborn Sessions

The beautiful thing about studio newborn photography is that family’s session is unique. There’s no “one size fits all” session for my clients. That’s why I love thinking creatively about my studio newborn sessions. A studio newborn session with Looking Up Photography is built to encourage family bonding and even imagination. From crowns for a prince to literal feather beds, my goal is to create a dream world, and to capture those memories to be enjoyed for years to come. That’s what I did with the “B” family. I had such a blast photographing them.

Adventures in Family Newborn Photography

This family newborn session took place at my studio in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Looking Up Photography studio. Because each member of the B family has such unique personalities, I wanted to make sure that their images were as unique as they are!

I pulled together two very special shoots for this family – one for newborn images, and one at Ever’s two-month mark. The resulting photos were stunning and really capture their love for each other!

Making Photo Memories

Both sessions were full of family moments of jokes, singing, wrestling, laughs, and more. But what’s more important is that we made memories during these studio sessions. It was a beautiful experience for all of us. And, best of all, it’s captured in beautiful photographs to be enjoyed for years to come.

 

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PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Baby, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, Armonk, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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