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The Next Generation – Riker’s Connecticut Newborn Session

With so much space travel news happening lately, I thought it fitting to share this session, in honor of The Final Frontier! And of course, it’s a studio newborn session. Once I photograph a session in my Greenwich, Connecticut studio space, I find it hard to forget about for awhile! I guess I’m going to have to face it – my professional life revolves around miniature humans and, well, I’m here for it. Follow me into the Great Beyond because this is one studio newborn session that will be sure to put a smile on your face. An out-of-this-world smile, if I may say so.

 

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Let’s start with Riker’s solo images, shall we? My clients always come up with the most amazing baby names and Riker was no exception. How adorable is his Star Trek: The Next Generation inspired name? And what kid wouldn’t want to tell their friends that they’re named after Captain Picard’s first officer?! I think I can say I fully endorse a solid, fandom-inspired name! Yes!

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This was such a fun setup, and so simple and contemporary per mom’s wishes. I love that Erica took this as an opportunity to update their family photos, and also to get some solo pictures of big brother Wyatt. Over the past year, so many families just didn’t have the time or opportunity to update their family portraits. Needless to say, Erica and David are big Star Trek fans and, as I mentioned above, used Star Trek: The Next Generation as the inspiration for Riker’s name! I am feeling so inspired to go search for all the cute “geeky” baby names now. What a wonderful way to show off your family’s personality!

Of course, the lighting in my studio didn’t disappoint. I’m obsessed with how wonderfully this space performs for me, for each and every session. It is absolutely wonderful! And I love the fawny backdrop I used for that first set of images, that went along with mom’s contemporary décor and added a pop of texture to Riker’s newborn gallery.

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The studio lighting created the perfect environment for some family newborn pictures. I know I say that all the time, but it’s true! Those tones are so gorgeous and I adore them. 

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Fun in the Studio with a Green Newborn Session for Finn

I love when my clients come back to me for another session – there’s nothing better than setting up for a studio newborn session with a sense of familiarity! In this case, I had previously photographed Finn’s big sister Camilla. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that! According to mom, “It was perfect!”, so they took advantage of that feeling and booked a newborn session for their newest addition, Finn. Finn was quite sleepy, of course, for his debut session, and I photographed him with green and cream accents per mom’s request. A day in the studio, and tons of fun, and I’m sharing a selection of the images with you!

 

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Isn’t this setup spectacular? I enlisted the assistance of a digital feather backdrop to get that terrific texture in a few of Finn’s gallery images. Modern farmhouse accessories along with that wonderfully creamy hue helped it all come together perfectly. I can always count on discovering something new to love about each and every studio newborn session in my Greenwich, Connecticut photography studio space. 

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Those little toes were the cutest – that shot is a must-do for every newborn session I capture!

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I love this shade of green – modern, cozy, and amazingly soft!

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A Fresh, Twin Newborn Session with Mallory and Jack

I don’t know about you, but spring has to be one of my favorite seasons for newborn sessions! I am constantly hosting families in my studio throughout this season, as well as enjoying the longer days with my own family. I always love finding fun props and colors to use in my studio newborn sessions. There’s just something about the hues and accessories featured in this session that remind me of everything great spring has to offer!

Get ready to see how I used my studio collection by adding soft colors, vibrant patters, and a stunning, cream-colored collection to create the perfect twin setup.

You can see big brother Nicholas’ session here.

 

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I always like to start off my newborn sessions with lovely posed portraits, and if I may say so, these twin images take the cake! I was inspired by the fresh start spring brings each year – but I was especially feeling that deeply, this year. When I think of spring, I think of new beginnings. I must say, these photographs are all styled beautifully!

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This space in my studio is always perfectly lit thanks to a large window, and it creates the perfect nook for family portraits! For the family photos, I used a large, vintage looking, tufted chaise. It kind of felt like we were in the French countryside!

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With those gorgeous smiles, I needed no embellishment! Right away I knew that simple would be best. My wonderful ‘models’ took care of the rest! I set the family naturally on the chaise, and gave small bits of direction for the most natural results. I love these images because they are so versatile and will display beautifully anywhere in Tara and Jon’s home.

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I finished my family newborn session with a special request from mom to include Hannah Bear in a few images. For studio newborn sessions, I love accommodating special requests when I can; they’re always incredibly special, and the Hannah Bear photos turned out wonderfully!

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From Belly to Baby – Ashley Welcomes Bernie!

Another client pregnancy has gone by, and #smbc (that’s Single Mom By Choice) Ashley has welcomed Bernard into the world! We have celebrated him and his mother with a maternity session, and now we have captured his delightful first days of life, as well. Even – or maybe especially – during a global pandemic, life finds a way! I’m always open to receiving session ideas from my clients, which was exactly what I got from Ashley, who found Looking Up Photography recommended in a What to Expect group for expecting Connecticut moms. Ashley’s maternity session took place at Tod’s Point, which served as the perfect setting. That dress, and that hair! Ashley looked like an absolute goddess! Our “Belly” session together made for one happy mama-to-be, and I’m very excited to share a selection from both Belly and “Baby” sessions with you all today.

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I’m kicking off this post with this amazing series of images Ashley and I created together! I love how these maternity session photos turned out – especially the tones and dimension added by our location. As I typically shoot indoors, being outside was so much fun – and Ashley got to wear that gorgeous velvet maternity gown! We also had the most exquisite golden hour lighting. Isn’t it fabulous?! 

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Ashley picked out this adorable suspenders and cap outfit for Bernard! The outfit was absolutely fantastic … especially for a baby boy named Bernie!

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What a cute little guy! I was so excited to have Bernard in my Greenwich, Connecticut studio. Especially last year, I was positively craving time in the studio! This boy was wonderfully angelic, and I relished in the opportunity to chat about Ashley’s ideas for our newborn session time together. The colors she chose for Bernard’s studio newborn session were fantastic! And that last pose is always a favorite of mine.

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What a look of love! We kept things simple for photos of Ashley and Bernard, and it worked out really well. What can I say? I really believe that simple is better!

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Let’s Make Memories and Celebrate with Jack’s Calming Newborn Session

Something I will always strive to instill in my clients is a love for capturing memories. When choosing a photographer, I know that their focus is typically more practical. Obviously, competitive pricing and my skills as a professional are important to me, but I mainly want my clients to have fun and make memories. Even as a professional photographer, I love doing sessions with my own family as frequently as possible and (for now) my family continues to love this time together, too! So, if you’ve decided it’s time for a session with me, and it’s something you’ve been wanting to do for awhile, know that it will be a crowd-pleaser among children and adults alike!

Peruse this calming newborn session and let me encourage you to celebrate with your own booking. I have all the tips and tricks in my professional tool kit to make it a success.

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As always, gotta have that cute baby-in-a-basket image! A driftwood basket makes for the prettiest details. I am lucky enough to have a full closet of differently colored blankets and swaddles. This selection is always cleaned to newborn safety standards and ready for fun with my clients, with all of these amazing beauties to use.

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How adorable are folded baby hands, and peeking baby toes?! Wait until you see the rest of these photographs.

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I enlisted the ‘help’ of my trusty rustic crate to assist me in creating a few photos. This prop is a ‘need’ for any simple and classic newborn session.

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What do you think of this studio setup? I think of one thing – zen! Mom and dad requested blue and gray tones only so I went all in on that! The star is, of course, my new friend Jack. Aren’t the images of him with his eyes open amazing? I love all of the colors and textures involved in this session. Then there are this cutie’s big eyes!

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I don’t know where to start with Morgan and Brian! As a family, there was just so much beauty to capture! Not only are they the most enthusiastic new parents, but aren’t they adorable? They were enamored in the sweetest way with Jack and I think they are such a fun new family.

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I seriously can’t get enough of this trio.

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Cora – A Studio Newborn Session Featuring Grandparents

Spending more time at the studio is truly something I have enjoyed during the ongoing pandemic. One of the things I look forward to most is photographing clients in my lovely studio space. And I LOVED this client! She and her daughter were absolutely beautiful, and I loved that the grandparents were included, too. Mom, daughter, grandma, grandpa – they were all delightful.

As a new client and a first time mom, I’m looking forward to working with this family again in the future. Mom was such a fun client; I kind of wish I could clone her!

Studio newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions … and Cora is such a darling baby!

Baby Cora got to wear some of my favorite newborn accessories, thanks to mom’s specific request for a more posed gallery of pictures. Everything in my studio is classic, and incredibly handmade. 

I adore the simplicity of this session (and my client’s wonderful energy!). It was just perfect! And those images with grandma and grandpa. Lovely.

 

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Gabriela – Belly to Baby Sessions in Greenwich, Connecticut

With the Earth warming up for springtime on this half of the beautiful blue planet we call home, and with Mother’s Day almost here (it’s in 2 weeks, partners!), most of us will still most likely be celebrating at or near home this year. As much as some people may be sad about not being able to go out to a packed restaurant for brunch, I, for one, am still loving this more relaxed time of life with my family. I also knew that, as we get closer to Mother’s Day, I just had to share this Belly to Baby Newborn Session – and previous celebration of a mama to-be. Don’t you adore the Fosse look of that first image?!

We had a special maternity session at the studio, right here in Greenwich, Connecticut. I love how mom dressed for our maternity session together, especially as it gave me the opportunity to do something a bit different. Isn’t her silhouette pure maternity magic? The perfect maternity dress. This was a new Belly to Baby client for 2020/2021! This client was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I always appreciate referrals. And I am honored each and every time a client chooses to work with me for the first time, especially when they choose me to document their pregnancy and their growing family!

Keep scrolling to and check out the contrast of mom’s maternity look to the light and airy Looking Up Photography Belly to Baby studio newborn session. I love that I am able to share with you the very different looks we can capture in the studio. I loved this couple’s bright and relaxed attitude; Gabriela is a fortunate little girl.

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Jordyn – A Sweet, Pink Studio Newborn Session

Welcoming a newborn into your family and your home is a wonderful and emotional time. As a professional newborn photographer, I love when I have the opportunity to document these early days as parents get to know their newborn. It was such a pleasure to welcome this family into the Looking Up Photography studio, and to welcome baby Jordyn with a newborn session gifted by Jordyn’s paternal grandmother, Barbara.

Welcoming a new baby can sometimes be daunting for new parents, but not for these two. Nicole and Scott were over the moon every time Jordyn did something cute or funny … or anything at all, really! Photographing a newborn session in my Greenwich, Connecticut photography studio means we can take all the time we need to capture every perfect quality of a new baby.

Another reason I love studio newborn sessions is that they are usually very comfortable and relaxed. Plus, I get to see beautiful babies like Jordyn! A sweet, new baby girl – and I just love her name. I love that I can keep in mind exactly where families will be placing their finished images when I’m capturing sessions in the studio; it allows me to change the accessories, backgrounds, and colors, and gives such a personal touch to the photos.

Baby girl was absolutely wonderful and I love the classic look of this session. With gently posed images, Jordyn is already rocking photoshoots!

This is one of my favorite studio newborn sessions that I’ve photographed, and I am honored I got to meet Jordyn and create a dreamy virtual time capsule for this growing family.

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Michael – Spring Celebration – Greenwich Studio Session

We’re just a few weeks into spring, and you didn’t think I’d let it go by without celebrating, did you?! Spring is one of my favorite seasons, by far – a season for all of us to emerge from our winter hibernation and celebrate new life. This year, spring holds even more hope, I think, as humanity continues to come together. When we allow ourselves to hold hands with our neighbors (figuratively, of course), we are stronger, and our world is at its best.

With that in mind, let’s look at this fun newborn session at my Greenwich, Connecticut studio. So, get ready to celebrate!

Location is essential to any newborn session! And it doesn’t get better than my studio. I love it, and I love this new family! Mom was born in Ukraine, and dad was born in Albania. Michael is the first baby born in the United States for both of their families! Beautiful. They also have a Pekingese dog named Mocha, who I’m sure will be a great older sibling to sweet Michael. I love the sparkle in Marina and Bepin’s eyes in their portraits with their son. They make me think that parents can be adorable, too!

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Mikey – Cute Newborn Studio Session – Greenwich, Connecticut

Is anyone else looking for fun photo inspiration for newborns, these days? As we can maybe see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, I think it’s important for professional photographers to prioritize our businesses, and maybe even make things a little extra special for our clients! If you’re a parent, are your kids aware of the history being played out all around them? My children are old enough to understand that they’re living through a time that will someday be in history books! Of course, there have been a lot of questions, and a little bit of stress, too. Being home all the time isn’t always ideal, but we have certainly made the best of it. We’ve even had days that were downright blissful. Still, even though I’m working, getting to the studio for a sweet little newborn session can serve as a little chance for me to ‘take a breath’. Scroll down to see how I created this session for a new client!

 

A little newborn session trick for my fellow professional newborn photographers: keep a fully stocked studio. This adds a terrific, convenient touch to sessions for clients, and helps them be confident that they don’t need to have anything for baby to wear. There are many marketplace-style groups for photographers if you’re on a budget, to start! Make sure you thoroughly wash anything you purchase second-hand, using the appropriate, baby-friendly detergent or cleaning method. You can even create a closet for older siblings if you choose to. Then, be sure your clients know you have this option available, and that you have their new family member(s) covered for your session. Knowing that I have all the swaddles and adorable hats one can imagine is such a perk for my clients.

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