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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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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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Waiting Patiently | Connecticut Newborn Photography

In my sessions with families, I love to get to know them and what they value. So many families, if not all, value love, honesty, respect, and quality time spent together. Some will go further, valuing the practice of waiting patiently for things. This lovely family goes that extra distance, and has been waiting so patiently for their little one to arrive. I loved capturing the whole family’s joy in their newborn session!

Meet William George, a bundle of love who’s adored by his parents, Todd and Katrina, and his older sister, Victoria. Mom says there was quite a spread between the two siblings, eight years to be exact, and that they’ve been waiting a long time for William. For his session, we decided on a beautiful color scheme, with whites, grays, and blues. William’s parents wanted to keep his studio session classic and simple, and I think with mom and dad’s help I think we got what we wanted!

For one scene, I swaddled William up in a soft, antique blue wrap and laid him on a bed of grey furs and fabrics. With years of experience, I was able to keep William calm and sleepy while I gently posed him for the scene. His handsome profile was the star of the scene, capturing his tiny lips, itty bitty fingers, and kissable toes with my camera. Fast asleep, William enjoyed his debut in front of the lens!

His parents met over 15 years ago at work, and they’ve been smitten ever since. Eight years ago they had their first baby, Victoria, who dearly loves her little brother. She’s quick to share some of her favorite things with her brother, like songs from Disney or Kids Bop, and things that make her laugh like jokes and tickles. She was a dream in the session, carefully holding her sibling close as she smiled wide for me.

As I’m sure you’ve heard me say time and time again, some of my favorite pictures from a session are where the whole family gets in the shot. There’s just an energy filled with love, joy, excitement, and so many great feelings that I look forward to capturing it every time. This lovely family had this energy and more, and they couldn’t help but smile the whole time. It’s no wonder they’re so happy, they’ve been waiting a long time for a family of three to be a family of four.

If you want to capture beautiful moments like these in your own family, contact me here and we’ll get you booked for a 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

A Family’s Love | Stamford, Connecticut Newborn Photography

I love seeing so many different, loving families come through my studio. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and their excitement at their newborns or their quickly growing toddlers is something that I love to capture. I was blessed to meet Cory and Jenny, 21-month-old Ava, and their precious little man, Aiden. This gorgeous family has showered so much love on Aiden, that it’s no wonder he was smiling in his newborn session!

For Aiden’s session, mom and dad wanted to focus on just this happy little boy as he is. His wonderful personality was surrounded by a palette of grey and blue in one scene, and cream and white in another. I loved swaddling him up tight in blue, and gently laying him on a furry bed of the grey fabrics and textures. We got a close-up view of his tiny little fingers and his handsome profile, and of course, we got a shot of his little toes, forever frozen in time as he grows.

Jenny and Cory, met in New York City through mutual friends, and have been together for about eight years now. They moved to Stamford about three years ago, and both of them work in the city. Some of their favorite things to do are vacations or quiet weekends together as a family. Aiden was warmly welcomed into their family, and I loved getting creative with mom and dad in planning out his session. For another scene, we wanted a rustic feel, so we laid the precious boy on a soft, white pillow. We put a cream and white stocking cap on him, and got the cutest picture of him sleeping on top of it all. We caught a few pictures of him awake, with his gorgeous eyes, and his parents now have a whole set of pictures that keep their baby boy from growing up so quickly.

This beautiful boy comes from a lovely family that I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know. With how much they love this new addition to their family, I know Aiden is in wonderful hands.

If you want to capture this joy in your own life, then contact me here! I can’t wait to hear from you.

Enjoy!

 

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Baby's 1st year baby Milestone Sessions

Growing Up So Fast | Greenwich Baby Milestone Photography

Our babies grow up soo fast! Ever since the day that we hold them in our arms for the first time, the clock seems to move faster and faster with each passing day. What seems like just yesterday was really six months ago, and our helpless little bundle of joy is starting to learn to crawl around on their own. Milestone after milestone is hit, and we may want to hit pause on life to keep them from growing up too quickly. If only we could! The next best thing, though, is freezing these moments in time, these big milestone moments that you want to remember every detail of. 

This is exactly what Rebecca chose for her son Wesley! She wanted to capture these special times in her precious boy’s life to enjoy forever, so she chose one of my Baby’s First Year Packages, the Baby Milestone Session, which includes four sessions starting at 3 months, with the last session at their first birthday. Rebecca wanted to focus on capturing her son naturally, avoiding poses and too many props. This sort of session was perfect for that, as it’s built around showcasing the baby as they are in each stage: grabbing their toes, tummy time, sitting up, crawling, and standing, building up to their first birthday!

For Wes’ session, Rebecca loved the idea of white on white. At the 3-month shoot, she dressed her boy up in a white, short-sleeve onesie, and we kept the same theme going throughout all of the sessions. Wes’ handsome smile and gorgeous auburn hair were on full display as they stood out against the white backdrop, and I loved capturing his happy personality! 

Mom said, “I’m hoping for all of the photos to focus on what he is doing naturally at the time of the photos, starting with tummy time or on his back reaching for his toes. I want to capture the way he interacts with the world naturally at each interval.” This was our focus for the whole year, and we started with Wes on his back in the first session, and when he came back 3 months later, he was already starting to crawl! On the white wood floor, we got some wonderful shots of Wes just exploring his surroundings, always with a smile.

At nine months, we included a small, neutral chair in the mix, as Wes was now pulling himself up. He was also very good at crawling, which made for a fun time in the studio! He always seemed fascinated with the camera, looking straight into the lens. You can tell that he already loves being in front of the camera! On his birthday 3 months later, we celebrated with our final session. With a gray balloon, fitting into our neutral theme, Wes stood tall, still smiling wide for us. The joy of getting to know this wonderful family and this beautiful little boy made for a great experience, both for me and for Rebecca. She now has a full year of milestones to look back on, even as Wes grows more and more.

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

Enjoy!

 

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Beauty in Simplicity | Greenwich Newborn Photographer

Happiness looks good on Sandra and Andrew. This lovely couple recently welcomed their gorgeous little girl, Taylor, into the world, so it’s no wonder that they can’t help but smile! Sandra and Andrew’s love story started 9 years ago, when they met through mutual friends, and you can see that that love has only grown over the years.

The couple chose one of my Belly To Baby packages, since this is their firstborn, and they wanted to be sure to capture their sheer joy of anticipating this major life event, as well as celebrate the arrival of baby Taylor. 

For Sandra’s maternity session, we visited Greenwich Beach (aka Tod’s Point), and I loved the shots that we were able to get there. The couple was a little shy about being in front of the camera, but as we spent time together on the coast, everyone was relaxed and the results were stunning! There was a beautiful simplicity to the session; the outfits were minimalist, the colors blended well, and there was a pure joy that radiated throughout every moment. This expecting couple made it a fabulous day.

Then we met Taylor, who is herself a bundle of joy! We wanted to keep the newborn studio session simple and classic, so we focused on natural poses, neutral colors, and made Taylor the center of the session. I love the accent of the white bow on her headband, as it draws the attention up to her overwhelmingly cute face and all of her tiny features. For one scene, we gently laid her on a sea of fabrics, and got a close-up of her profile, especially that little button nose of hers. Sandra asked if we had any seasonal props to use in the session, like stockings or caps to make things more festive. Of course, the studio had a whole selection of props that included this wonderful little Santa knit cap, and I can’t get over how adorable it looks on Taylor!

Seeing Taylor held in her loving parent’s arms is an experience that I cherish, and I loved capturing these special moments for mom and dad. Sandra and Andrew are both so excited to be a family of three now, and I’m honored that they chose me to capture some of the most special memories in their life.

If you want to capture these kind of beautiful moments in your own life, contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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The Journey of Motherhood | Greenwich Maternity Photographer

Words can’t express how full of joy I was watching my dear friend Michal on her journey of motherhood. Thanks to this blog, you also were able to see her first maternity session with me, her first daughter as a newborn, and now her maternity and newborn sessions with her second daughter. I love looking back through all of the pictures, and remembering all the laughs and good times that we had during these sessions. Michal is a lovely soul, a strong single mother, and the best parent that these little girls could have!

Michal is from White Plains, and is a math tutor. She’s also one of the most creative people I know, and has the most lovely singing voice! I can only imagine the wonderful lullabies these girls get to hear while they fall asleep. For Michal’s maternity session this time, we went to Greenwich Beach, and I loved the symbolism there. With the landscape behind her, and the endless ocean in front, it represented all of the ground that she’s already covered, and the limitless future that her and her girls have. The colors were gorgeous; I loved her fuchsia dress with the flowing sleeves blowing in the sea breeze. I especially loved capturing the moments with her and her daughter exploring the beach together, navigating the sandy shores hand in hand.

Her precious little newborn’s studio session turned out wonderful as well. The color scheme that Michal and I worked out involved a gorgeous range of warm pinks, alongside a contrast of deep blues. Among a bed of reds and pinks, this pretty little girl lie fast asleep without a care in the world, and let me pose her to get a great variety of pictures. I loved gazing at her beautiful profile, as well as her tiny fingers and toes. The second scene found her gently laid in a basket, wide awake and surrounded by an ocean of blue with white polka dots. This little girl and her beautiful mamma together was a cuteness overload. The same is true of the picture with both sisters, as older sis smiled as wide as she could to show how happy she is to be an older sibling.

My favorite pictures from the session, though, are with all three together as a whole family. The journey to motherhood wasn’t easy, but I know Michal is loving every second of it. I loved every second of these sessions, and these girls have the best mother around!

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

 

Enjoy!

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