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Photographing a Second Pregnancy with Style – Studio Maternity Session

I‘m so excited to share this gorgeous maternity session in the studio, today! The day I captured this pretty collection of images for Alice was so fun, and right away I couldn’t wait to see the photos out of my camera. First of all, Alice was the perfect subject. Second, there were just so many subtle, amazing details included in this session. And third, I just love everything about this client and this session! Get ready – this is maternity session goals. So, if you have a maternity session coming up, get ready to Pin away … It’s a good one!

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Let’s start things off with this ethereal setup. For this initial set of photos, we went with light, airy, textured sheers and neutrals. Alice’s minimal yet statement-making jewelry added just-right sparkly touches. So incredibly exquisite!

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Onto our stunning and AMAZING dark setup! As I said, it was a glorious day in the studio but then we went even more extra! Starting with a black backdrop and a sheer black number – so fabulous. Are you as in love with these portraits as I am? But wait … there’s more …

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With pops of metallics, Alice’s jewelry pieces were statement-makers. I’m grateful for her including these pieces in her wardrobe!

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Alice wanted to be sure we photographed some “cool mom” poses, too, and this was such a fun way to celebrate her second pregnancy. Smiles and confidence – I’m all in!

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How stinking fantastic is Alice?! I am OBSESSED with this session! It’s so perfect for this celebration of new life, and I love how Alice’s confidence shines through!

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Gap-inspired family portrait session in white shirts and blue jeans

Sweet Baby Milestone + Family Studio Session for Baby Tomas

It’s been a minute since I got to work with a mama who wanted to style a session that included outfit changes. Luckily, I was able to accommodate Gabriela’s request, get her cute family in front of the camera, and I’m SO happy with how it turned out! I’m also thrilled that, after her internet research and website portfolio reviews, Gabriela asked me to make this pretty come to life. Just wait until you see how Gabriela and Dino’s little sweethearts hammed it up in the studio!

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Because Tomas has a possible egg allergy, Gabriela and I worked together to come up with an alternative setting for his first birthday portraits. These beautifully styled, oversized typeface letters, and some very minimal white and clear balloons, did the trick perfectly! I’d love to see more of my families go this route for birthdays.

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These father-son and mother-son portraits have to be some of my recent favorites! What an amazing series this would be to display on a wall in the family home. Gabriela told me she intends to display these photos in many places in their home, including the master bedroom, living room, and in the kids’ bedrooms! It’s still such an awesome feeling, knowing how many families have my work adorning their walls, memories made and treasured.

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While I adore photographing at beautiful outdoor locations in Connecticut, I love when families schedule portrait sessions inside the studio. When I look back through albums, I’m always struck by how classic images taken in the studio are. There aren’t usually many of these photos, which makes them all the more special!

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You see … those visits to parks and the beach, etc. – they’re all great. But playing as a family – these are the moments that remind us where the heart is. I love when I can photography my clients in the studio. With that in mind, consider moving your family milestone session into the studio!

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A Beautiful Cottage Style Cake Smash Session at the Studio for Jordyn!

What’s better than a day in the studio with a birthday baby?! I’ll tell you what – almost nothing! Milestone sessions are a favorite pastime of mine (if I’m allowed to call my work a pastime). You’ve gotta love capturing sessions that involve cake, right?! It’s always important to enjoy the little things, no matter where you are in life or your business. I created this special scene with the help of Jordyn’s mama, Nicole, and my girl Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, who is always fun to collaborate with. Check out all the pretty below!

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Kicking it off with a cute little setup inspired by a photo Nicole sent me while we were planning Jordyn’s milestone session. My clients are always the most creative and I am here for it! Plus, how adorable did the styling turn out? (Not to mention, my cute subject …)
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I’m so in love with Jordyn’s linen birthday crown! We did a rosette swirl smash cake. Look at all that gorgeous frosting. The cake wouldn’t have been complete without that pretty gold topper! Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes really went to town and made the most gorgeous pink ombre swirl smash cake. All of this was photographed in my Greenwich, Connecticut photography studio, which was festively adorned with all those balloons. Springy perfection!
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I love, love, LOVE it all!

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A Traditional First Birthday Milestone Session for Baby Luca

This sweet milestone session might just be one of my favorites I’ve shared so far in 2022! I fell in love with the ocean-inspired color scheme right away. The soft pastel tones of cornflower blue and sea foam green are so good together. Plus, you add in the traditional wardrobe choices and you have a dream milestone session! I’ve been dying to share this one and I’m so excited to finally do so. These shoots are always so much fun to put together, and I really work with the most amazing parents and families to bring them to fruition. I love each and every one of my client families to pieces!

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Of course, mom Kristina knocked it out of the park with all of the adorable details! I love how she went beyond my expectations with her selections for this studio milestone session. And Luca was adorable, providing me with endless cuteness to capture. I am obsessed with it all, styled so simply. Are you loving these colors like I am?

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More cute smiles! Did I mention that Kristina works for Melissa & Doug, maker of the train Luca is pulling? I kind of want to gift one of these trains to EVERYONE.

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To wrap up this studio session with one year-old Luca, this darling setup. I have to admit that it makes my heart go pitter-patter! I feel so inspired by our home state of Connecticut with this color scheme. From Luca’s little outfits, to the classic texture of my studio chair, to those fun balloons in the background. Starting with that, and Luca the superstar, it didn’t take much to make this cuteness come to life.

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Luca has the sweetest little expression, and I love those eyelashes … Thanks, Luca, for having a blast with me!

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A Gorgeous, Pastel Cake Smash Session at the Looking Up Photography Studio

We are looking forward to spring, and what better way to do that than with a gorgeous studio cake smash session! Before COVID, I had the pleasure of doing many beautiful cake smash sessions, so I was excited to photograph this fun shoot with baby Reagan. All the balloons, and Reagan’s sweet smiles, gave me such a sense of normalcy as I photographed this session. One of my favorite vendors provided the cake, and you can find her information linked below. I couldn’t have been more honored that Kristen chose me to capture this milestone!

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Let’s start off with a gorgeous frock – always a good place to start if you ask me! Kristen is responsible for picking out this beauty. I love both the classic design and the modern and punchy watercolors. We also got Reagan in a crisp white headband, which perfectly accented her cute little features!

Take a closer look at how expressive she is.

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We captured so many beautiful photos – it was heaven! The light in my studio never disappoints and helps me bring the pretty. The two different outfits for Reagan were the sweetest ensembles that any baby girl would look incredible in. The balloon color combinations were fun and unique, especially when paired with gold accents. I’m always excited when I get to deck out the studio in such springy colors. I love it all! Such a lovely way to spend a day in the studio. What a dream!

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Wish Upon a Star | 1920s Inspired Cake Smash Session

When you wish upon a star … This is the year of the cake smash for Looking Up Photography! Today, I have this fun, gold star-inspired cake smash session to share with you. Don’t worry – I’ll have more studio cake smash sessions coming your way soon!
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Being a mom myself, there are certain things that are just a blast for me as a photographer, too. Photographing cake smash sessions is definitely one of them! It is so much fun seeing how differently each baby reacts to their cake (plus, I get my baby fix!).
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Darling Mia was set up with a golden, starry celebration inspired by the 1920s, to match her nursery décor. A mix of complementary pastels and soft metallics were in order for this session, with lots of balloons and a beautifully frosted cake. And how exquisite is Mia, dressed in her birthday best? I’ve been dying to share this session!
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Any fancy Gatsby-inspired party for a one year-old must involve pink and lots of tulle! A snow-colored first birthday dress plus plenty of balloons did the trick! Balloons are one of my favorite cake smash session touches for a little extra texture. We can always customize balloons to your colors and theme.
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I love how whimsical this session is. It’s the perfect blend of refined and still very first birthday-feeling. Nothing like a sparkly floral headband to dress up an ensemble! Some gold stars were added in the background to tie the session to Mia’s nursery décor seamlessly. Aren’t they the cutest?
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·And now, let’s get to all the images because they’re just so fabulous!

Enjoy!

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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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