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Lily – A Sweet Studio Newborn Session in Greenwich, Connecticut

Spring is nearly here, but much of life remains the same as it did about a year ago. So, a recent pandemic newborn session it is! I’m excited to share this studio newborn session captured at my Greenwich, Connecticut studio. I can always make something beautiful in my dreamy studio! I created this session for two physicians and their sweet newborn daughter, Lily. I am always so flattered when, from all the local area photographers, our healthcare heroes choose me. Mom and dad’s dusty blue colored tops really allowed their adoration for their baby girl to come through! I adored their color palette, and that nothing took away from showing off Lily.

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On dad’s face was the look every photographer wants to get from their new fathers! Can you even with the warmth of this new family? The family’s simple love shone through each image from this session. And oh my goodness, are they beautiful.

With the studio as our setting, of course we had the prettiest session. The studio has so many terrific spots for photos. I have completely fallen in love with the space and how it highlights the relationships I capture within its walls. You might not necessarily think of love when you think of a photography studio, yet here it is. Being able to capture blissful memories here means everything to me.

Thank you to Sible for her transparency about her and Luis’ work environment and for sharing a bit of Lily’s birth story with me. I really bond with moms who aren’t afraid to share those ‘in the trenches’ moments. Being able to share that in this place, with this new family, was more special than I could have ever imagined.

Lily was a perfect angel. I am incredibly happy with the moments captured of a new mother, new father, and their daughter. There’s something about the unassuming nature of the studio that doesn’t overshadow the adoration between people who love each other.

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A Studio Newborn Session in Greenwich, Connecticut – Naina

Being a part of life’s biggest moments for families is literally my job. So yes, even when it seemed like the whole world might be closed indefinitely, in the view of the still ongoing situation, I celebrated a birth with this nearby Purchase, New York family! Whether it’s a milestone birthday, first steps, or a family reunion, each celebration is one my clients will cherish forever. This studio newborn session was for a first-time client. Pretty cool, I think!

I truly loved mom Snehi’s clothing suggestions, and I especially loved the fact that Snehi and Nikhil brought along their 5 year-old Boston Terrier/cattle dog mix, Nate. Those of you who have fur babies of your own will get a kick out of this session. I am always so inspired when pets are involved in family sessions. I say well-behaved fur babies are always welcome, and I tell my clients so!

This growing family also wanted to celebrate their Indian culture, and what better way than with a studio newborn session? In India, the name Naina is another name of the goddess Durga Maa, and it also means “beautiful eyes”. This adorable baby girl sure lives up to her name!

Her eyes, like her name, are incredibly beautiful. I LOVED that mom brought along a selection of saris to honor her heritage. In Hindu Dharma, the color red is used for auspicious occasions such as the birth of a child, marriage, and during festivals. The colors of mom’s saris served to accentuate the emotions and pride present throughout this session. I adore these touches!

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Newborn Photos

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Warm Family Studio Newborn Session Inspiration – Pia

When I first started photographing families at my studio, I knew exactly what I wanted to capture in my amazing and cozy Connecticut space. Greenwich is a popular long-weekend location for other New Englanders, and most people who live in the region will find themselves here at some point. I knew I wanted to take photographs that make it look like my client families receive small-town, personalized service – because that’s exactly what they get from me. Is there anything better than having a photographer’s undivided attention? Here’s the evidence in favor!

I also want to point out that if you’re thinking of booking a studio session with me, I love the use of dad’s traditional cultural clothing in this session. When clients bring in those family heirlooms for a studio newborn portrait session, I often find that those images become their favorites, which is beautiful. The red of this garment truly emits the joy of a celebration. I’m inspired to use rich colors more often!

Now, when it came to the family, I was so flattered to have this client contact me last minute, after their daughter had been born. In her new client questionnaire, when asked how she found Looking Up Photography, mom Margaret stated that the images I take are “pure bliss.” How in the world could anyone say no to that inquiry? Thank you, Margaret. Those words will stay with me for a long time to come. I want to say, too, that adorable baby girl Pia was super easy-going and cooperative. I have no doubt that she will be brought up fabulously according to her parents’ family values of faith, love, and respect.

Cheers to new life!

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Enjoy!

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Lia – Inspiring Light and Airy Family Newborn Session at the Studio

Many families love to reconnect with each other after the busyness of the holidays, so it’s only natural that photo sessions are popular this time of year. Luckily, I have some amazing inspiration for you, for the dreamiest studio newborn session at my Greenwich, Connecticut studio. If you’re planning your “first quarter” of the new year and want to plan a little treat for yourself and your family, look no further! Take a trip to Greenwich, and let’s make magic together with a beautiful late winter photo session!

Greenwich is about an hour’s drive from New York, and I love visiting “The City” with my family for our special occasions. New York City is full of surprises, and I never cease to be amazed by the fact that there is always charm to be found there, even in such a massive metropolis. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, New York is also full of history (and can be incredibly romantic). I love the cobblestone of Historic Stone Street, which is just a short 15-minute walk from the 9/11 Memorial.

Let’s start with the fact that this family are new clients. I absolutely loved meeting them and capturing their studio family newborn session. Their daughter’s name, Lia, is such a beautiful name. Paired with their sweet son’s name, Ian, and it’s a cute kids names party!

The studio setting is just gorgeous. I love finding inspiration in different nooks and crannies of my studio space, and I never get tired of it. Isn’t it pretty? And speaking of pretty, this family made perfect clothing choices for the light and airy look mom wanted. I especially loved mom’s top – such a great, classic piece!

These two siblings will obviously be close, and young Ian was very well behaved. Well behaved toddlers are a dream to work with!

Wouldn’t you love to have a photo like the one of Ian and Lia, from when you were young?! Anytime is really the perfect time to capture sweet memories. Nothing better than a cuddle with your best friend for life.

The studio is always an amazing session setting; I’d love to work with you here!

Contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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Bodie – A Light-Filled Studio Family Newborn Session

Today I’m sharing a client session I adore! I was absolutely smitten with these clients. I knew I was going to have a blast with them when mom, Kimberly, made a joke about “everyone” (mainly her husband) behaving during their session.

How cute is their little two year-old, Charlie? I swear, that child had more smiles for me than just about any toddler I’ve ever photographed! Kimberly was concerned that capturing a few special moments with baby Bodie and big brother Charlie might be wishful thinking, but just wait until you see these precious images of proud big brother. Parents, I am not above singing the PJ Masks theme song to elicit such grins from your sweet kiddos!

Although this was my first time working with this family, they are some of my new favorite Looking Up Photography clients. I hope to have more fun with this family in the future, for family photo sessions!

I’ll start with the details, like our beautiful Greenwich, Connecticut studio location. Perfectly minimal, just as mom requested! Some clients want me to bring out all the props. While my prop catalog is made up of sweet, minimal accessories, this mother wanted to keep their session as simple and intimate as possible. I’m so glad that, as new clients referred to me by past clients through a Facebook group for moms, this family absolutely trusted me as a professional. All the neutral hues the studio shows off bring an ethereal element to the images from this newborn family session. I love the pretty and unique textures brought out in the white blankets and wraps I chose for these newborn session photos. So delightful! 

The classic wardrobe selections really made the family’s expressions pop, expressing such joy together!

I always have fun playing in the studio with my families. I’d love to see you for a newborn session, too!

Newborn Photos

If you want to capture the precious moments in your life, contact me here to book your session.

Enjoy!

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Greenwich Photography Studio – Kaia – Newborn Photos

The holidays have come and gone, and what’s next? Valentine’s Day! This sweet holiday often goes unnoticed, but can be so much fun, and is as good as any holiday in my opinion. As a matter of fact, I’ve already been talking with upcoming clients about how we can subtly celebrate February the 14th (during their upcoming sessions, of course – I am a photographer after all). Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see all the upcoming cuteness!

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This session was held right here at my beautiful studio, in Greenwich, Connecticut. You know delightful I think this setting is! I invite you to come me make magic with me at the studio. Keep scrolling for an exquisite session example.

Lots of subtle style for this session! Beginning with the adorable family. When mom used the word “serendipitously” in her client questionnaire, I knew this session was going to be extra fun for me. 

I love how Hien styled herself and dad Seth. It was quite fitting that they layered neutrals and light textures for this studio newborn portrait session.

I always find myself inspired by my clients when it comes to my What To Wear Pinterest sections. I’m now thinking about soft, beautiful family style pieces for Spring 2021 ahead. Soon you’ll find these styles gracing my Pinterest Pins. So, whether you’re visiting my blog to see my incredible families or are looking to style your own family for a session, be sure you have this board bookmarked.

And how about Kaia’s precious little face? I can’t get enough.

Hien is such a gorgeous new mother, and I’m confident that Hien and Seth will remember these moments forever.

You may notice one of my favorite images (of Seth and baby Kaia), which I also used as part of my Newborn Master Photographer portfolio submission for the National Association of Professional Child Photographers!

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You can find more of this session on Instagram. If you want to capture the precious moments in your life, contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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Eselle | Greenwich Studio Newborn Session

A new year is nearly here, officially, and I can’t wait! I’ll miss all the close-knit holiday fun but I’m (hopefully) ready for what’s to come in 2021. With the new year approaching, it’s the perfect time for simple and understated sessions. I love photographing newborn photos in the studio. It can provide such an intimate setting and, free from distractions, it allows me to document such personal connections. Plus, my clients can incorporate the perfect colors to complement the nursery or other spaces in their home! 

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a studio newborn session for this beautiful family. For Eselle’s portraits, Amy wanted to incorporate classic, creamy hues like beige, cream, and a subtle peachy pink. In this area of New England, you’ll find homes run the gamut in style. Some homes boast new renovations while others are perfectly preserved historical marvels. So, I love that mom stayed true to her taste and wished to keep this newborn session minimal.

Amy and Ryan’s love story began the summer before Amy started college, while working at The Maritime Aquarium. What a joy it is, hearing them laugh about that “summer fling”! Their adorable son Myles was born 4 years ago and Amy shared with me that he inspires them to live their best lives every day. This is my personal wish for everyone who reads this, this coming year!

I’m excited to share this session. Take a look at some of my favorite images below! 

View more of my work via my portfolio, here: newborn photos

Looking Up Photography specializes in artistic, custom, and inspiring portrait photography for families in Greenwich, and lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as Westchester County, New York. I would love to begin planning your newborn session.

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

I look forward to meeting you and your littlest loves! Thanks for stopping by.

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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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Studio Cake Smash Photos by Looking Up Photography
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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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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!

·And now, let’s get to all the images because they’re just so fabulous!

Enjoy!

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Greenwich Newborn Photographer | The Studio

I am thrilled to feature this studio newborn session on the Looking Up Photography blog! It is always beyond special to witness the beginning of two people becoming parents. I still have such fond memories of this time in my own family life, hanging out at home and watching life busily continue around you. Meanwhile, time seems to stand still as you take in the new life you created. Valerie and Spencer are the kind of people you can easily become instant friends with, and I was so excited to find an email in my Inbox, asking me to photograph their new addition.

Valerie and Spencer met in graduate school and have been together as a couple for almost a decade. A year ago they decided to put their roots down together and get married; they are both veterinarians!

Valerie and Spencer chose this time to hire me as a professional photographer to mark this special occasion because Valerie really wanted some newborn photos to have as a keepsake, as well as to create an heirloom album and wall prints. Of course, she noted that the grandparents would need photos as well!

Valerie planned the colors and clothing for this session around Blake’s nursery colors, while keeping in mind the family’s modern but comfortable décor and home aesthetic. The couple kept their outfits simple, which is a classic choice.

My favorite part of this session was that I was able to capture the imagery Valerie requested, bringing to life the specific color stories she wanted included in Blake’s newborn photos. I had such a great time with Blake and her lovely parents, too.

I always keep in mind that families may want their images to be seen by family and friends. Photographs from our session will probably be displayed on walls and holiday cards alike. Clients love to create keepsake photo books with the images from our sessions together so that their children have something tangible to look at and hold dear to when they’re older. And, if family and friends tell you that you ‘win’ when it comes to the best photos and holiday cards, we all know how nice that feels!

It was a joy to see how their darling girl, Blake, lights up their lives. Valerie and Spencer were both clearly enjoying that magical ‘newborn bubble’ time, and their peaceful session left an impression on me long after I packed up my camera and closed the studio for the day. I’m so glad that this couple found me as the photographer that was just right for their growing family. Valerie, Spencer, it was truly an honor helping you to celebrate your new life as a family of three!

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

Enjoy!

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FEATURED in Inspired Magazine! | Unity

It is such an honor to be featured in this month’s NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers)’s INSPIRED MAGAZINE issue as a Top 100 Featured Artist in their UNITY competition.

NAPCP’s inspiration for this competition:

“Unity is a worldwide digital/online image competition that celebrates, inspires, and unifies us as artists and humanitarians. It serves as NAPCP’s FIRST ever public voting competition.

Since its founding, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) has promoted and supported the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. NAPCP has continued to grow and bring together a community of passionate artists committed to advancing their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.

The purpose of this competition is to celebrate photography, inspire creativity, and unite the NAPCP community and other professional photographers around the world. NAPCP’s Unity Image Competition provides a platform to share powerful stories of unity and allows us as artists the freedom to express and share our work. Artists from around the globe will submit their work to this exclusive competition. Only the Top 100 images advance on to the final online gallery with public voting. “

I’ve been a proud member of NAPCP for years. Their mission is “to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses. NAPCP.com is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.” 

I’m looking forward to working with my clients to create more images that inspire unity and celebrate their unique family connections!

If you want to capture precious moments like this in your life, contact me here to book your session today!

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