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A Dreamy Session | Greenwich Newborn Photography

Ever since I first met this gorgeous family, I knew we’d have a great session. Baby Taylor looked so dreamy throughout her session, and mom Stephanie and Dad Kevin were all smiles as they were able to take a break and gaze at their beautiful new daughter. I had the pleasure of brainstorming and organizing the shoot with Taylor’s parents, and I loved the result of putting our minds together.

For this newborn session, we wanted to do a mixture of formal shots and candid shots, with a palette of light pinks, white, and spring greens. We kept the wardrobe simple and classic, with floral headbands, swaddles, and ruffle bottoms. I loved adding in a circular floral arrangement digital backdrop for the first scene, full of pink flowers, dark green leaves, and a white fur center for Taylor to lay in, blissfully asleep.

We swaddled her up in a white knit blankie next, with a white floral headband to crown Taylor as we laid her on a white backdrop. She dreamed away as we posed her for the camera, lost in a white sea, looking as cute as a button. I especially loved finding the perfect lighting for the scene, creating a soft glow around this precious newborn while giving her features plenty of light to see every little detail, like those cute little feet and tiny toes.

For a different scene, we used spring green blankets, and filled a cute wood box from the studio’s props. Taylor was snug and comfy in the soft fabrics. I loved the color scheme of this scene, with the earthy tones and Taylor’s lovely skin tones blending into the perfect image. We finished off the session by getting mom and dad in front of the camera, lovingly cradling Taylor in her pink swaddle. You can tell by the size of their smiles how much they enjoy holding their precious little one!

There’s not a cuter sight than two wonderful parents gazing down together at their little girl, filled with the love and joy only parents can have. It’s a sight you’ll want to capture forever, and now Stephanie and Kevin can look back on this gorgeous moment forever!

If you want to capture the precious memories in your life, contact me here to book your session today!

 

Enjoy!

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Family and Maternity Beach Sessions | Greenwich Beach Photography

Family is a beautiful thing. Whether it’s a new family with an expectant mother, or a family of ten, the many special memories that you make together deserve to be captured in a beautiful way.

Part of what makes a session beautiful is the setting. While my studio is one of the best places for newborn photography, the beach is one of the most gorgeous places for family and maternity sessions. Specifically, Tod’s Point (Greenwich Beach), with its deep blue ocean waters offset by the colors of the sandy shore. It makes for one of the most scenic locations for both a family or maternity session.

The photos below speak volumes about how this location can serve you and your family. From special moments with mom and dad, capturing the time before they meet their new baby, to walks with the kids on the beach set against the great blue sky, all the way to posed family portraits where you can take in every detail – this is the place to be if you want to capture those special family memories. The atmosphere of Greenwich Beach evokes the summer feel that we’re chasing all year, and after our session you’ll be able to bring that atmosphere home and display it in your home.

Displaying your professionally captured and edited family or maternity pictures is incredibly simple with my sessions. In either the family or the maternity sessions, an 11″ x 14″ print is automatically included, with additional prints available. All of my sessions always start with a pre-session questionnaire and a planning phone call/email, which also serves as a chance for us to get to know each other before the shoot. You’ll also get styling advice, and off-site hair and makeup is also available for a small fee, which is especially useful for the sometimes unpredictable beach weather. My sessions are designed from the ground up to be both fun and stress-free, so all you have to do is enjoy your time together.

This year, take your family to the beach and make some new memories to enjoy for years to come.

As soon as Greenwich Beach opens, I’ll be booking summer and fall sessions, so don’t hesitate – contact me here to book your session today!

 

Enjoy!

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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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Forever Moments | Greenwich Newborn Photography

Memories are some of the most valuable things that we can take with us wherever we go. They’re treasures stored up in our minds, that we can revisit and feel some of the same love and joy that we did in that special moment. It’s no wonder then that Ashley and Jacob wanted to capture as many of these special moments in their little one’s life as they could! Their firstborn, Lily May, looked gorgeous in her newborn session, and my studio in Greenwich turned out to be the perfect place to capture so many great forever moments.

Mom and dad wanted a simple, classic look to the session, and chose a lovely palette of pinks and grays. We started off the session by swaddling Lily May up in a soft, pink fabric, with a lacy, pink bonnet covering her head. The backdrop was different shades and different textures of grays, from fur to fabric, acting as the cushiest bed for this precious one to pose on. We got some wonderful close-ups of her cute little button-nose profile, and her tiny fingers and toes.

As the session went on, I noticed Ashley and Jacob lovingly gazing at Lily May, trying their best to imprint every single detail into their memory. These special moments when a child is still small, totally dependent, and overwhelmingly cute go so quickly! Once we finished the first scene, we got mom and dad in front of the camera. Ashley and Jacob met 15 years ago, when they first bumped into each other at their alma mater, Johns Hopkins. They’ve been in wedded bliss for six years, and are so excited to live life as a family of three!

We took some individual shots of both mom and dad with their little one, where both parents were brimming with joy as they held Lily May in their arms. Then we got the whole family in front of the camera for one of our last, and for one of my favorite pictures. Ashley, Jacob, and Lily May together radiate with love and happiness, and I’m certain that Lily May is going to love growing up with such wonderful parents!

Now, Ashley and Jacob have all these forever moments to look back on, with every little detail perfectly preserved. If you want to capture the precious memories in your life, contact me here to book your session today!

 

Enjoy!

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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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Reliving the Roaring 20’s | Connecticut One Year Session

The 20’s are back again, baby! And so is little Elodie, celebrating her first birthday with a 20’s themed Cake Smash Session. I loved celebrating her birth a year ago with her newborn session, and ever since then she’s only grown more beautiful and more full of personality!

Her parents, Leah and Patrick, worked together with me to incorporate the perfect theme for this birthday bash in the studio. I loved their idea to incorporate 20’s/Great Gatsby themed outfits and decorations into this session! The outfits were wonderful, with a pink onesie and a pink skirt reminding you of a timeless era, and a feathery headband with strings of pearls completed the look. The colors were bright and happy, to match Elodie’s beaming smile.

Cake Smash Sessions are some of my favorites, especially when I get to see how a newborn that I had the pleasure of meeting just a year ago has grown. Elodie’s parents were able to match the cake to her personality, as the cake in this kind of session is able to be customized and personalized to match the vision for the shoot. Before Elodie dug into her own gorgeous cake, we were able to capture some wonderful moments. If I had to pick, some of my favorites were her cute expressions as she sat calmly on our gray easy chair, waiting for a chance to get at her cake.

After a quick wardrobe change, Elodie was ready to dig in to her scrumptious cake, and she (and her parents!) loved every moment of it! Her pearls and her headband, combined with her frilly skirt, captured the atmosphere of the 20’s in a beautiful way, even if that wasn’t at the front of Elodie’s mind. She had no fear of the mess, and she started smashing away at the delectable in front of her. She was fascinated with the frosting, wiping it on her outfit and even painting the floor with it!

We were able to capture some wonderful forever moments to celebrate Elodie’s first year, and I’m sure that mom and dad will treasure these memories for years to come.

Is your baby’s birthday coming up? A cake smash session is the perfect way to celebrate, while capturing the precious moments in your family’s life. Contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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Covid-19 Photography Studio Policies

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order that requires all “non-essential” businesses to shut down through May 20th. Therefor the studio is closed until May 20th.

Here are the studio policies and procedures moving forward in consideration of the COVID-19 disease.

These guidelines are borrowed from Katie McCarthy at Little Moments photography, who is both a newborn photographer/business owner, as well as a practicing Registered Nurse for the past 9 years.

The information found here is based on CDC recommendations, and adheres to the guidelines of the three-phased approach presented by the federal government.

When deciding to reopen my studio and resuming operations, I will be following the State of Connecticut’s regulations and ensure that my business can meet the appropriate guidelines outlined here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/

At Looking Up Photography, I make client safety my number one priority. My day-to-day studio operations have been adjusted to maintain a safe and sanitary environment. My plans for the first stage of reopening the studio are as follows.

COVID-19 STUDIO POLICIES
• Studio availability is limited to Maternity, Newborn and Baby photography only. Family sessions will take place outdoors, weather permitting and when the parks and beaches are reopened.
• Only the parents and the child being photographed will be allowed in the studio during the session. No extended family members will be permitted. Additionally I ask that siblings not be present during your newborn session. A family member may bring siblings for a family photo at the beginning of the session.
• Family members entering the studio will be asked to participate in a screening process.
• Temperature checks will be conducted upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or lower will be allowed to enter the studio.
• I require shoes off at the door.
• I (the Photographer) will wear a cloth mask at all times. Masks will also be available for purchase for parents if they would like to wear one.
• Multiple sanitizer stations will be available throughout studio, as well as a bathroom for hand washing.
• Please bring your own prepackaged snacks/drinks.
• Standard cleaning precautions before and after every individual session will include: cleaning high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, etc., laundering studio fabrics, emptying and sanitizing trash receptacles, cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom.
• Professional cleanings on a weekly basis.

I look forward to inviting you back into the studio and providing you with a safe space to capture your Precious Moments!

The best way to reach me is via email at karen@lookingupphoto.com.

**Book your session with confidence! For existing bookings and new bookings made now through July 30 2020, postpone up to 72 hours prior to your session and receive a full credit of any deposits already paid towards any session through December 31, 2020.**

I know you don’t want to miss out on capturing all the precious moments of your little ones! So be sure to book ahead and reserve your spot, knowing you will not lose your deposit if the session needs to be postponed. ❤️

Many thanks for your understanding. Please feel free to CONTACT ME with any questions.

Stay safe. Wash your hands. We’re in this together!

With love and many thanks,

Karen

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Savoring the Precious Moments | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

The anticipation of a brand new baby is something that just cannot be replicated with any other experience in life. It is a mix of excitement, nervousness, and pure joy. That is why being a newborn photographer is something I truly love and am passionate about. Getting to be there for the incredible families I get to serve is something I never take for granted, even on the long days…my clients bring me such joy!

Nicole and John are parents who recently welcomed a baby girl. They are first-time parents, so they experienced all the fresh emotions and joy of becoming a parent. These two met at work, and have been together for a joyous six years, and have been married for three of those. They were thrilled to find out they were expecting their new little miss, and she is simply perfect. Mom shared that she had purchased this “Hello, I’m new here” onesie, so we made sure to include that in some of these images. We also worked together to design a customized shoot that included their personal style, which Nicole describes as, “very classic, not super trendy”. I always seek to incorporate the desires of the families that I work with, so that their images reflect their personalities, and look beautiful on the walls of their home. I ask what their home style is as well, so that the images are truly usable and are going to be enjoyed for generations to come. Because Nicole described their home, their haven, as “minimalistic with modern touches and lots of neutrals”, we kept the photos in that vein. 

When looking for a newborn photographer, it’s so important to know what you’re needing. For this sweet trio, they were seeking someone who would be very patient, and who would give specific directions as far as posing or styling. I love walking my clients through every aspect of their session that they may be uncertain of, and it means so much that they trust me. Nicole found me on an online list of newborn photographers, and we clicked right away! They planned to turn these images into products like an heirloom album, wall print, and announcements about their precious new addition! 

If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to welcome you and your sweet babe into my studio and capture these fleeting moments for you. Just contact me here!

Enjoy!

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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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Celebrating the Gift of New Life | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

I love the excitement that comes through my studio’s doors. Whether they’re new parents, a single parent, or parents on their ninth child, there always is an incredibly contagious excitement at the arrival of new life in their family. In this case, Marc and Samantha are capturing the new life of their first child, a beautiful little girl named Noa. I loved every minute of their session!

When planning out the session with mom and dad, we landed on a color palette of creams, and two kinds of pink – pale, and peachy pink. Marc and Samantha’s vision for their session was for it to be simple, and to have a classic feel to it. One special request was for Noa to be in a tiny pink tutu, and we made it happen!

For the first scene, I carefully swaddled little Noa up in a pink fabric, and laid her on an assortment of fabrics and furs. I loved playing with the textures, and matching the colors to suit this precious little one’s lovely skin tone. Topping off the scene was a small flower headband, and Noa’s gorgeous features. We got close-ups of her tiny fingers and itty-bitty toes as she peacefully slept. We played around with this scene for a little while, removing other textures and loosening the swaddle to get the full range of pictures that mom and dad wanted to capture.

Marc and Samantha have been together for 10 years, meeting a decade ago in a Verizon store. It was love at first sight, and their journey of love led them to getting married in June of 2018. As soon as they got hitched they wanted to start a family, and their desire turned into reality when they brought Noa into the world, even though there were some bumps along the way. They dearly wanted to capture this special time, and celebrate the gift of new life that they were given!

I love making the newborn the center of attention in the session. For one scene, we gently laid Noa into a circle of white fabrics and materials, which was surrounded by dark green leaves. The pop of pink in the center brings the eye right to the beautiful baby, and it’s one of my favorite shots from the session. Better yet, though, is the picture of Noa in her tutu. The ruffled, tulle material paired perfectly with the driftwood basket, and the soft, white pillow Noa laid on completed the setting.

I loved capturing mom and dad holding their beloved little one in the session. With their smiles brimming with joy and excitement, they held Noa close while I captured moments that they will treasure forever. This wonderful family knows the precious gift of new life, and I am so happy that I had the pleasure of turning their joy into a keepsake that they can hold for years to come!

If you want to capture these special moments in your life, contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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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

FREE DIY GUIDE | Capture Photos of Your Newborn at Home with Your Smartphone

COVID-19 can’t stop everything… Babies are being born every day!

If you’ve recently had a baby or are about to, and are heartbroken that you won’t be able to have your Newborn Session with your photographer, then this Free Guide is for you!

I created this easy-to-use DIY Guide to enable you to Capture Photos of Your Newborn at Home with Your Smartphone.

In addition, I am available to walk you through your session live via video conferencing (i.e. FaceTime, Zoom). AND, I’ll also edit two of your images for you!!

I want you to have beautiful images of your newborn to cherish for a lifetime. There’s no reason this virus should get in the way of you having these keepsakes!

Go to my website for a link to download the Free DIY Guide.

Once you have reviewed the guide, please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

As soon as it’s safe for everyone, I will be reopening my studio for ALL the babies!! ❤️

Please stay home, social distance, and be safe!

With love and many thanks,

Karen

 

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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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Capturing That Special Moment | Greenwich Studio Newborn Photography

It was a special time in the studio with this wonderful family. When I first heard from Taryn and PJ, the excited buzz in their voices was contagious, and I couldn’t wait to meet their first child. And just like Taryn and PJ, as soon as I laid eyes on their baby boy, Paul, I just couldn’t get enough of him! His newborn session in my Greenwich studio was such a fun time, with such lovely people.

Mom and dad chose a wonderful neutral palette, with greys and creams, and it worked out beautifully in Paul’s session. For one of the first scenes, we wrapped him up in a thin grey blankie, complete with sleeping cap. I laid him down on a white pillow, as soft as a cloud, and we got some wonderful shots. Of course, one of those shots was his cute little feet, with his tiny toes frozen by my camera, free from the effects of time.

Mom and dad moved back to Cos Cob after Taryn started teaching art at the elementary school in Greenwich, while her husband works at a consulting company in Stamford. They met all the way over in NYC, at their “favorite watering hole”: Dorrians, on the Upper East Side. This is their first, and the moment they met Paul, they fell head-over-heels for him. He’s the fourth Paul John in his family lineage, carrying the name into a new generation.

For another scene, I laid Paul on a thick, dark grey knit blanket, and his tiny smile showed us how photogenic he already is! We also laid him in a gray-brushed wood box, on top of a gray pillow with a sleeping cap to match. His parents love lacrosse, so we included the lacrosse stick as a special prop. I love getting creative with the parents, as they always have such wonderful ideas, and I love making the session more personal and true to who they are.

Finally, we got everyone in the shot – in their pajamas! They all had matching outfits, and it was one of my favorite moments from the whole session. The pure joy that Taryn and PJ have for their boy was a beautiful thing to witness and capture. The nuzzling of noses and the loving gazes are frozen in time forever, to be forever enjoyed by this gorgeous family. I love that they will always be able to look back on these precious, special moments and remember all of the wonderful memories they made on the way. They’re sure to make plenty of those with their new little one!

If you want to capture the special moments in your family, contact me here to book your session!

Enjoy!

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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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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Book your session with confidence!

For existing bookings and new bookings made now through July 30 2020, postpone up to 72 hours prior to your session and receive a full credit of any deposits already paid towards any session through December 31, 2020.

I know you don’t want to miss out on capturing all the precious moments of your little ones!

So be sure to book ahead for your Newborn, Maternity, or Baby Milestone session and reserve your spot, knowing you will not lose your deposit if the session needs to be postponed. 

Please contact me here with any questions, or to book your session!

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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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