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Generations of Love | Greenwich Maternity Photographer

The journey from maternity to birth is one that usually isn’t walked alone. There is often the loving spouse walking alongside the whole way, supportive friends cheering us on every day, and family that will drop everything to help at a moment’s notice. This is especially true for Jennifer, and I had the wonderful opportunity to join her and capture her journey from maternity all the way to when they met their adorable son.

For the maternity session, Jennifer and her husband Darrell were joined by Jennifer’s mother, Alessandra. I love to see other beloved family members get in on the fun, and unfortunately it’s not something I see too often. The decision to have a maternity session was not the easiest one that Jennifer has made in her life (unlike her decision to say ‘yes’ to Darrell just three years ago), but it’s one that will pay off for a long time to come. Jennifer says, “I was initially reluctant to have a maternity session, but I think this is a time in our lives that we’ll want to remember.”

The shoot took place on a gorgeous day, which only complimented Darrell and Jennifer’s gorgeous style and personalities. Their smiles were beaming, and they made it easy for me to capture the essence of their happiness in the session. We got some cute pictures of the couple on the lush, green landscape, and during the session Alessandra joined her daughter to complete the picture.

This is one of those special moments in their lives that they’ll be able to remember forever, like the first moment they met each other online over 6 years ago, to when they moved from Manhattan to Greenwich, all the way to meeting their beautiful son, James. This beautiful baby boy lit up my studio with his budding personality, and I loved being creative and brainstorming with his parents on how we should set up his newborn session.

We decided on a palette of blues, grays, and whites, which worked perfectly with James. I gently posed this precious little one on a bed of gray furs and fabrics, swaddled in a baby blue blankie. I got some close-up shots of his adorable tiny toes, as well as his handsome profile. We also wanted to highlight how cute James is when he sleeps, so we set up a scene where he’s dressed in a night cap and posed with his hands under his head. I love the way that this scene came out! The whimsy is in it is something that both I and his parents love, and it was so fun to capture.

Something even more special were the pictures where James was with his parents and his grandmother. We got some lovely shots of James with mom, with dad, and with all three together. But one moment that I adored was with James, his mother, and his grandmother; three generations of love captured in one photo. It takes time to make that picture happen, and I’m so glad that we were able to freeze that moment in time.

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

 

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Front and Center | Greenwich Maternity & Newborn Photography

Not all photographers have the pleasure of following the journey a woman takes through motherhood, but I had the wonderful privilege of capturing a part of Armida’s journey. She and her husband Erik chose one of my Belly to Baby Packages, which includes a maternity session and a newborn session. We had a wonderful time in both sessions, and I’m so excited to finally share their portraits!

For the maternity session, we wanted to go for a contemporary style, with the focus on Mom’s precious baby bump. She wore a lovely white tulle dress, matched with a bright white backdrop. I loved playing with the soft light for this session. Armida gave me creative freedom in both sessions, and it was fun bringing her vision to life. She and Erik looked just gorgeous together, and in each of the pictures made a point of highlighting the precious little girl growing inside. Their little one is front and center, and that carried forward to their newborn session, when little Catalina was born!

We wanted to focus on a natural feel to the newborn session, with a creamy pink and peach palette. We set beautiful Catalina on a bed of furs, and gently added textures in around her to complete the scene. I was able to get a lovely shot of her adorable squishable face against the white fabrics, which made the little floral accessories pop out all the more. She looked so cute lying in the soft wicker basket, with only a bolt of lace draped over her. Erik and Armida wore simple, darker outfits to ensure that Catalina was front and center, but the whole scene was what was most precious. The three together, bound together in love and with the most joyful smiles on their faces, made the session one to remember! It was a privilege to capture a part of their lives together in my Greenwich studio.

No matter if you’re just beginning your journey through motherhood, or if you’re about to welcome your little one into the world, be sure to capture these special memories in a portrait session. These unforgettable moments stay with you forever when preserved in  heirloom keepsake photographs! Contact me here to book your session today!!

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Colorful Comfort | Stamford Newborn Photographer

Newborn sessions are my passion. So when this wonderful family from Stamford, CT got a hold of me to book their session, I was very excited to capture their special joy in my Greenwich, CT studio! Talking with parents Sandy and Julio made it clear how much they loved their new daughter, and how much they loved color. We made sure to surround their precious little one with a beautiful palette in her session.

Their newborn, Dahlia, was born into a joyful and loving family, and has three older siblings: Sofia, Arianna, and Aurelie. We got the whole family in the pictures, and I loved how they all looked together. The center of the show, of course, was little Dahlia, and she was a shining star! We focused on a palette of muted and darker tones, with pops of color to highlight her precious features. We surrounded her with the softest furs, and a bit of lace for some texture, and swaddled her in a warm, pink blanket to complete the setting. It was a scene centered on colorful comfort. Her tiny toes were begging to be captured, and I made sure to get every crease and wrinkle in the shot. 

Another scene was with Dahlia lying in a basket filled with white furs and lace, atop a light pink, patterned floor. I love this shot because of the simplicity of it. I tend to stay away from busyness in newborn scenes, because I want all of the attention on the beautiful little human. In this session, there were so many beautiful humans, though, and I loved capturing all of them! Little Aurelie was so precious as a brand new big sister, already acting as a little mother. I loved her curly hair and her bright smile. She loves to dance, and the session was made even brighter with her dancing around the room!

Mom and dad found me through a Google search, and loved my portfolio so much that they just had to have a session. “We absolutely loved every set design you chose!” Sandy said, “I’m amazed at how you kept Dahlia asleep, comfortable, and happy for the entire shoot! The girls all had a great time.” It was such a joy and pleasure to meet this wonderful family, and to capture everyone in this newborn session. If you’re in the market for a photo shoot, look no further! Contact me here to reserve your session.

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Legacy of Love | Greenwich Maternity & Newborn Photographer

 There’s nothing like watching a friend you’ve known for years finally get something they’ve always wanted. That’s what I was able to experience when Peter married Natalia, and when they had their first child together. Peter has been my personal trainer for 8 years (I met him when my daughter was only 1!). I remember years back how excited he was to have kids someday. Most of his clients had children and always talked about them, which only fueled his passion. Looking back, he’s thankful for that time, as he was able to get a lot of free advice and knowledge of the joys and challenges of parenting. 

Peter is originally from Massachusetts, while Natalia is from Mexico. They ended up meeting at a park in Greenwich, and it was love at first sight. When he first told me about Natalia once they started dating, he said that he had met “the one”. I remember being so excited for them! Now, years later, I had the precious joy of doing both their maternity and newborn sessions. 

For the maternity session, I loved finding creative ways to highlight Natalia’s belly bump, and used simple things like a white backdrop and a single cloth to let it have the spotlight. Both Peter and Natalia were glowing when they arrived for the session, so eager and excited to meet their little bundle of joy. They were about equally as happy as they were when they got married, which I witnessed when I photographed their engagement session and their civil ceremony in Greenwich (their wedding was in Mexico). I distinctly remember the big smiles they had during both events.

When their baby boy finally arrived, they were over the moon! The newborn session went like a dream, and we had a lot of fun with a variety of scenes. For one, we swaddled him in lots of fur, making for a soft picture full of cuteness. In another scene, we set him in a basket full of blankets, and went for a grayscale palette to highlight the pops of blue, as well as his precious skin tone. Some of my favorites from the session, though, were when everyone got in the picture. Peter and Natalia were grinning ear to ear, and you could tell that Peter was so proud of his newborn son, while Natalia showered him with love. All I could think of was how precious waiting is when you realize the value of what you will receive.

If you’re in the same boat as Peter and Natalia were, then you need to check out my Belly to Baby Package – it’s the perfect package for you! Contact me here to reserve your session today.

 

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Knit Together With Love | Maternity & Newborn Photography in Connecticut

A wonderful delight of mine is in seeing a family that is tight knit and woven together with love – so try to imagine how elated I was to capture this beautiful family in their maternity and newborn sessions! This wonderful four-piece lives in Westchester, CT, and ended up choosing my Belly to Baby Package, to capture the time before baby enters the world, and directly after they join the family. “We moved to Westchester from Brooklyn, New York, in 2016, after having lived there for 15 years,” Evan, the father, says, “we have two dogs, love to travel, listen to music, and watch tv/movies. My daughter, Madeleine Harper, loves to dance, play dress up, anything Disney, and loves to cook with my wife, Andrea, and I love sports.” Something I love about this family is how much they like spending time with each other, and you can tell they have such a joy for each other in both of their sessions.

For the maternity session, we wanted to get some outdoor shots, with a focus on natural light and more journalistic pictures. We also wanted to get the whole family in the shot, but of course, with a special focus on mom. She wore a lovely pink dress that, when coupled with her natural beauty, made her stand out amongst the sea of green behind her. Dad and Madeleine joined her under the fresh blooms, and Andrea and Madeleine wore a couple floral headbands to match. Their sweet, precious older daughter is loved dearly by her parents: “Madeleine has a sweetness to her, especially in her eyes. She is very excited to be a big sister! We loved to capturing her lovely personality in the session.”

For the newborn session, we welcomed baby Riley into the world on a bed of white fur and gray lace, swaddled in a soft pink blanket. None of that matches the cuteness of Riley, however, and you can especially see it when we laid her on a sea of blue, or in the tiny basket with her little purple flower headband. We wanted to focus on a documentary style as much as possible, and got a few of those shots during the newborn session. Madeleine was so excited to hug and kiss Riley, and we were able to capture this precious moment, as well as the wonderful moment as the whole family gazed down at smiling Riley.

It was a true joy to spend time with this family, let alone help them remember the most special moments of their lives together. They’re knit together with love, and it was amazing watching that love grow over time. That’s the value of the packages that I offer: you’ll never miss those precious moments together. If you would like to capture those moments, please contact me here, and rest easy knowing that you’ll always remember the best things in life, just like this beautiful family will.

 

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A Wonderful Wish | Connecticut Maternity Photographer

Parenthood is a wonderful thing. I love to witness the budding joy in the hearts of a new mom and dad, especially when their little one has yet to see the big and beautiful world they’re going to grow up in. This lovely couple has this same joy growing inside of them, and you can see it in their gorgeous smiles. They were originally from Michigan and Maryland, but have since moved to Darien in September of 2015. Mom says, “My husband and I will be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary this year. We met in the library at law school way back when, and we’ve never looked back.” I love hearing a good love story, and capturing just a little bit of theirs in this maternity session was a true joy of mine.

We started off our session by sending mom to Maria Livesay Salon to get her all done up, which was convenient for us because it’s only five minutes from the studio. I offer this add on service for every session, and it was a wonderful perk to this mother-to-be! From there, we headed out to one of the prettiest areas around, where the all the colorful wonders of fall were on full display. Not to be outdone, this gorgeous couple stole back the show with their overflow of joy. Mom says, “A perfect day for us is one spent entirely outdoors – we love to play tennis, be on the water, and are avid hikers who enjoy discovering all that New England has to offer. My husband works in Greenwich (I work in the city), so this will be convenient for the newborn session!”

We wanted to get some shots with both of them of course, but made sure to get some solo shots of mom and her growing child. They brought along a wonderful book, called ‘Wish’. It’s a cute story; here’s the synopsis: “As an elephant couple embark on a life together, thoughts of children are far away-at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it’s only after thwarted plans and bitter disappointment that their deepest wish miraculously comes true.” It’s a wonderful wish, and it’s been this couple’s wish for a while, too. They’re thrilled to become parents, and you can see it written all over their faces.

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My Story (Greenwich Family Photographer)

I take pictures to inspire clients to see themselves as beautiful and loved, and to honor and cherish their children.

I take pictures to capture precious moments in life and preserve them for the future. I believe in saving family heirlooms and memories to help build a family’s history, and to provide keepsakes that my clients can look at years later and experience the love and joy all over again. 

I’m motivated by the connection between loved ones, and the inspiration and hope that flows out of new life and new families.

I specialize in maternity and newborn photography because I’m heartened by the vulnerability, honesty, tenderness, and strength in expectant mothers and babies at this pivotal moment in time. It’s an honor to be trusted to participate in this amazing moment, and to capture these qualities that are exposed during my portrait sessions. New life is new inspiration!!

I strive to motivate my clients to celebrate their loved ones, their children, and their beauty through portrait photography. My dream for them is to have the images we create together become true heirlooms to cherish for generations to come.

I want my clients to feel our session together was special, because capturing this precious moment in time is a wonderful choice to make for them and their children. I want my clients to feel I brought out the love and connection they have with one another.

I give my all to every client session. I give kindness, patience, a warm and friendly atmosphere, an open heart and an open mind. And, of course, my vision and talent. I believe doing business with this approach is key to creating moments and images that will truly matter to my clients

My mission is to amplify positivity for my clients. I use my talent to inspire people to remember that children are a gift, they are beautiful, they are our future, and they are the heart of all families. To me there are no exceptions to this, and through my artistic process with my clients I reinforce this idea of universal beauty and the central importance of love. 

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Styled Maternity Session at The Alamo {Greenwich Maternity Phtoographer}

Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Enjoy! ❤

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Styled Maternity Session at The Alamo {Greenwich Maternity Phtoographer}

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Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

I had such a special maternity session with a dear friend. She is expecting a baby girl this spring and she is absolutely glowing!  I set-up in my home studio since the February weather in Greenwich is a wee bit chilly. The bond between mother and daughter shines through in these images!

We used some beautiful ivory lace and burgundy chiffon fabrics. She was grateful I supply a wide variety of gowns and fabrics specifically for maternity portraits. It took the stress out of worrying about what to wear. She was able to relax and enjoy the moment, knowing she looked stunning!

I’m really looking forward to seeing them for their newborn photos in just a few weeks. Here are some of my favorite photos from the session. Enjoy. ❤

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

Glowing Mama ~ Spring Baby Girl {Greenwich Maternity Photographer}

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