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Capturing the Moment | Greenwich Newborn Photography

One of the greatest gifts that you can give a new parent is a set of photos that capture their precious bundle of love and encase them in a moment. Every parent of a newborn knows that those first few days go by so quickly, and you end up having to fight for moments where time slows down. John and Valerie, being new parents themselves, are just starting to experience this, and they’re loving the journey. They and their gorgeous newborn Daniel visited me in my studio for a lovely newborn session, and the moments that we froze in time will be cherished forever by this wonderful family.

I loved the colors that Mom and Dad chose for the session. For one scene, we swaddled Daniel in a baby blue blanket and gently laid him on a spring green pillow, complete with a nice white wood background. He happily curled up, dreaming away, and we got some cute photos of his precious little feet too! In another scene, we kept the wood background and exchanged the pillow for a basket filled with a deep, dark blue fur, posing Daniel in another ‘sleepy’ pose.

We played around with other colors too, and for one scene chose a grayscale palette, posing an un-swaddled Daniel on fluffy fabrics and draping a gray or blue blanket over him. It’s moments like these, where Daniel is snuggled up, that just exude a warmth and calmness that you can’t find anywhere else. I love being able to snap a moment up from time and keep the gorgeous innocence of a newborn safe and sound; you can see what I mean with the tiny yawn we captured in his session. Mom and Dad had the loveliest smiles throughout the whole session, gazing on as their son experiences his first weeks.

John and Valerie know something about love, considering they’ve been together for about 14 years so far. They both grew up in Port Chester, and have known each since they were young. Knowing this, it made perfect sense that they work so well together. While Daniel is their first human baby, they brought along their first furry baby to the session, Shadow, their happy Shih Tzu. Shadow posed with Daniel and the rest of the family, which made the session all the more fun!

Of course, we made sure to get some great solo photos – with Mom and Daniel, or Dad and Daniel – along with some photos with all four members of the family. Trust me, you could feel the pure joy and excitement in the room as they held their precious newborn close, showering him with love. Valerie says that she’s enjoying being a ‘boy mom’ already, and both Mom and Dad look forward to every moment they get to spend with their baby boy. I’m so thankful that I was able to freeze just a few precious moments in time for them to cherish for years to come.

If you want to capture those beautiful moments, contact me here and book your session today!

 

Enjoy!

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Perfect Patience | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Waiting for a baby to arrive can take some real patience. From the first thoughts of all the wonderful ways that life will change with the arrival of the little blessing, to the last few days before giving birth, the whole journey from conception to birth is a real test of patience. Natalie and Jordan know this well, for the second time around now. They have two daughters, 2-year-old Sloane, and newborn Alice. We were able to include the whole family in their newborn session, and it sure was a wonderful time in the studio!

Patience is a big part of a newborn session. That perfect picture takes a good deal of time and effort to get, and it takes teamwork to make it happen. I love brainstorming with the parents before the shoot, getting a feel for who they are and how they envision the perfect way to capture their precious little one. For Natalie and Jordan, it was with a palette of creams, grays, and pastel pinks in scenes with soft furs and fabrics surrounding Alice. We captured this dreamy little girl in a pretty pink setting that gave it an airy feel, with Alice’s perfect expression completing it. I love the pastel pink aura around her, and the cute little headband topped it off beautifully.

Posing a newborn takes some patience, and there’s often a lot of waiting involved. Once you do get them posed, sometimes you have to be patient to wait for that little yawn, or a smile, or just for them to settle into the position. Alice was wonderful, and you can see that in each scene. For a change of tone, we crafted a scene that featured a gray palette and floral textures, sealing the deal with a floral headband. I loved the tonal change between the pink and the gray, and it was so fun to work both of these colors into the session.

One of my all-time favorite things about these sessions is getting the whole family in front of the camera. I loved that Mom and Dad wanted to involve Sloane in the shoot, and it was a joy to capture her budding personality. The pure joy that you can see on their faces as they gaze at the new addition to their family speaks volumes about what kind of a family they are. You can see glimpses of this in the solo shots with Mom and Dad with Alice, especially in their beautiful smiles. But of course, the pictures with all four stole the show for me.

Natalie and Jordan were looking for a photographer who understands the importance of patience, especially when it comes to newborn photography. That patience comes easy when you love what you do, and I especially loved capturing this lovely family. If this is something you value too, 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

Their Little World | Greenwich Newborn Photographer

Leah and Patrick are world travelers. In fact, they bonded over their love of travel years ago, before they were married, and ever since then they’ve gone from Connecticut, to Paris, to London, to South Africa, and to Thailand (and many more!). But looking at the joy on their faces as they watch their little girl in her newborn session, I can tell that this girl is their whole little world.

For their precious little one’s session in my Greenwich studio, we wanted to keep it simple and clean, with a color palette that focuses on just a pop of color here and there. That pop came from the blue blanket we wrapped the little one in, as we laid her on a soft, white bed of fabrics. To give it a bit more texture, we added a floral headband to finish the look. Her delicate features were especially highlighted, from her tiny toes and fingers to her little button nose. A few elements, like the simple colors, the intricate posing, and the textures of the fabrics all worked together to showcase this lovely baby girl, and made these pictures perfect!

Leah and Patrick know something about combining different elements together to create the perfect blend. Leah and Patrick said that they are two very different people – Leah being more outgoing, and Patrick more reserved – yet they still make the perfect couple, and the perfect parents for their newborn. You can especially see this in the photos that are one-on-one, or with all three. The pure joy, love, and excitement that radiate from these photos show you that this precious little one is in wonderful hands.

For the rest of her session, we had a few other scenes planned, including a simple scene with the almost-bare baby lying on her tummy, and another where we laid her in a box of gray furs. What was so special about both of these sessions are the different expressions we were able to capture. Her squeezable cheeks peeking out over her tiny hand, her contented smile, and what seemed like a very determined sleeping face all worked together to show you the budding personality that this girl has. In such loving hands, you can only imagine that she will become someone who changes the world that her wonderful parents love to travel.

If you would like to truly capture the personality of your newborn, then 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

Like Father, Like Son |Connecticut Newborn Photographer

There’s something particularly special about a new family’s first newborn session. The glow in their smile, the shimmer in their eye, and the pure joy they have when they first arrive in the studio is something beautiful! So when Jessica and Dan brought their precious little one in, my heart jumped at the chance to capture this occasion for this wonderful family. These loving, new parents met in college, but started dating after school, in 2011. Five years later, they got married, and just last year they bought their first home. Lots of firsts for this cute couple!

Something that Jessica mentioned first off when we were brainstorming the creative direction of this shoot was that she wanted to incorporate her husband’s guitar in the shoot. We did, and it turned out awesome! Seeing their boy, Emmett, paired with a symbol of something his father loves to do was a great way to represent the family lineage. Mom and dad also chose a gorgeous palette of whites, grays, and light blues for their baby’s session, which will fit perfectly among their farmhouse decor at home. Of course, Emmett is the star of any picture, and that was definitely the case in his newborn session.

We laid this precious little one, swaddled in a light blue knit, in a basket full of the softest blankets you can find. The rustic wood-flooring background was the perfect accent, cracking and fading, to highlight the perfect skin and bright glow of his tiny body. We got a good deal of candid shots, and of course, a couple pictures of Emmett’s forever-kissable toes. Posing him was a breeze, and in one of the photos I gently laid him on a pile of fur on a small, wooden stool, to complete the rustic look. It’s so important that babies are posed correctly, especially newborns. Years of experience and hundreds of hours of training allows me to have confidence posing any baby, and I’m so happy that mom and dad trusted me to pose Emmett!

Some of my favorite shots from this session are the ones with the whole family. The smiles on these lovely, doting parents made my heart skip for joy, and I was blessed to capture the whole thing. As they held Emmett in their arms, holding him close, you could tell that these new parents were ready to take on the world for their baby boy. If you want to capture this same spirit of your own in your newborn’s session, then contact me here!

Enjoy!

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Wrapped in Love | Greenwich Newborn Photography

There’s nothing like the smiles on the faces of new parents. You can see this beautiful happiness every time you look at Brian and Caroline, and their precious newborn Keira. Mom and Dad met while Brian was studying in Ireland, just 9 years ago. They were married 6 years later after being friends for 3, and have been head over heels for each other ever since. They said that they love to capture special moments, so it was no wonder that they wanted a newborn session for lovely Keira, including her now-best-friend Millie, their golden retriever.

For one of those special moments, we wrapped Keira up in a lace veil that belongs to her mom. She says, “The day of our wedding was extremely windy and because of it, I don’t have any photographs outside of the church with my cathedral-length veil.” Caroline had the wonderful idea of wrapping Keira in her veil, which I thought was one of the most precious things! To fit it, we focused on a light palette, with whites, creams, and pastel pinks. The star of every scene though was beautiful Keira, wrapped up tight in soft fabrics or her loving parents arms.

We wanted to get some closeup shots of baby’s tiny toes, hands, and lips. It was such a joy to pose little Keira, placing her tiny hands on her face to cradle her chin, and into a sleepy pose. Caroline and I agreed that those are some of the sweetest pictures, and I wanted to make sure to get plenty of them. Mom says, “My husband was instantly drawn into your photos and knowing me – it was the exact style of photographs he had envisioned for our newborn photo shoot.” We had the chance to brainstorm ideas together, and what came out of it was a gorgeous set of pictures.

In a couple of the scenes in the studio we used some white fur to add some texture to the backdrop, and a pink bow to tie everything together. Some of my favorites, though, were the ones with Millie in them. The picture of joy, she beamed over Keira, standing guard while she lay in the soft wicker basket. The best shots were the ones with the whole family, with Mom, Dad, Millie, and precious Keira all together in one special moment.

The grandparents joined in on the fun, so we ended up getting a lot of shots of some one-on-one time with baby. Knowing who raised Brian and Caroline, it’s no wonder that they are already such great parents. Caroline says, “We already feel protective of our little girl and want the absolute best for her. What I love most is knowing that she is half of me and half of the man I love.” You can tell in a moment just how much they love their little girl, and that happiness is what shown through Keira’s wonderful newborn session.

If you want to capture your happiness over your newborn, then contact me here!

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Finally Complete |Connecticut Newborn Photographer

The beauty of a loving family is a sight to behold. This wonderful family was full of joy during the session, and I loved crafting their gorgeous newborn’s first photography session with them.

Parents Ken and Cynthia chose a lovely palette of pinks, purples, light blues, and creams for their newborn Remi’s pictures, and it couldn’t have suited her better. They loved the baskets and lace wraps that I’ve used for other newborn sessions in the past, and they wanted to do the same for theirs. Throughout this newborn session, you’ll notice that Remi often looks as if she’s floating around on the fluffiest cloud. This was our goal, as Mom explains, “Remi’s middle name is Mia, and the Japanese character we use for it is “beautiful sky”.” Cynthia had the idea of using props from my studio to mimic clouds and wings, to match Remi’s lovely name. So we did just that!

For one scene, we wrapped Remi up in a tiny purple blanket, and complimented it with a wisp of magenta to surround her and help her pop against the fluffy white background.  In another scene, we gently laid her on top of a puff of light blue inside a wicker basket, and used a wrap of lace to give it more texture. We posed her in a couple different ways, but my favorite was laying her on her tummy and placing a bit of the white fluff from the backdrop on her back. This little angel has wings!

Remi has two older siblings: brother Dylan and sister Chloe. They were so fun and full of life during the session, and we got some wonderful shots of them posing with Remi. They have the cutest smiles, and the best outfits! We even got a fun sibling shot with just the two of them, capturing their budding personalities. Among the things that their parents love the most about raising them, watching their kids grow into their personalities and explore their curiosities.

Last, but certainly not least, are the parent shots. I especially love these because you can always see a profound love in the eyes of mom and dad as they look upon their precious little one. You can definitely see that in Ken and Cynthia, especially in the picture where they are both holding Remi. There’s something extra special about that one, and I’m so glad I was able to capture this moment for them. When I asked them why they wanted to have their portraits done at this point in their lives, they said, “Now that we’ve had Remi, our family is complete.” It was a truly a joy to capture their complete family in this newborn session!

A newborn session is about freezing moments in time, before your little one grows up. 

If you’d like to see your newborn floating on the clouds, or laid on the softest blankets with colors that you chose, or gently lying in your loving arms, then please contact me here, and we’ll get your session set up today!

Enjoy!

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Love at First Sight | Scarsdale NY Newborn Photographer

‘The moment that changed me for ever was the moment my first child
was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, ‘Now I understand the whole point of
work, of life, of love.’ -Paul Theroux

What an extraordinary privilege to photograph that first-born baby. Although every baby is a miracle and a blessing, there is a magical anticipation for first-time parents as they welcome their little one. This beautiful family hails from Scarsdale, New York, and they’ve recently celebrated the arrival of their son. Bill and Michele first met four years ago, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. They’ve been parents to their “fur baby” (dog Jake), which has prepared them well for the love and care they are now giving to their firstborn son! They wanted to make sure Jake was included in this session, and I was more than happy to oblige in my Greenwich studio. The newly minted quartet enjoys spending time together, and cites honesty, loyalty, and support as their family values. 

The nursery setup was something the family was very excited to do, and they ended up choosing pretty shades of blue, gray and white for the furniture and paint. I worked to create coordinating images that will look beautiful hung throughout the home and nursery, and also to meet their requests for both candid and posed portraits of all of them together. The proud parents plan to display these as wall prints, online photos, and on their birth announcements for family and friends. “We chose Looking Up Photography because we wanted to get cute pics of the baby, and of our growing family that we can always cherish”, adds mom, “We were so excited to have our first baby, and for his very first photoshoot”. I couldn’t believe how calm and well-rested they all looked; parenthood looks amazing on these two (now four). I can’t wait to watch their adorable baby grow up, and hopefully to cross paths with them again soon.

If you are looking for polished and professional newborn photos that also capture the candid moments of your family, we would love to welcome you into our beautiful, relaxing studio. Please contact me here, so we can get your preferred date on our calendar. 

Enjoy!

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Hope and Beauty | Connecticut Newborn Photography

Every now and again, there are sessions that truly move my heart and leave an impression forever. While every client is special to me, and I always feel honored to capture their memories, some have endured circumstances that make their portraits particularly meaningful to me. This beautiful family is one of those clients. They recently welcomed their brand new baby boy, who is absolutely precious. Tara and Jonathan are a loving and sweet couple, and I enjoyed getting to know them and hearing their story. The pair hails from Norwalk, and after a brief move, they returned to CT for a new beginning after a loss to their family. They shared with me that they lost their sweet daughter unexpectedly, and that is why there is a special bear in some of the images of their son; it’s in honor of that very loved sister. The organization is called Molly Bears, and is doing some powerful work of healing and hope for families who have endured the loss of a child. What a special tribute. 

Their beautiful son is a miracle and so incredibly special for many reasons! It was so touching to get to witness this family’s deep bond and unbreakable hope. Their baby boy arrived in February, much to the delight of his family. They spent many hours decorating his beautifully curated nursery in hues of navy, gray, and white, and were eager to add these to their decor with a canvas or two. The pair requested classic and simple portraits that would accent their home, which is styled in relaxing colors and tones. Tara explained they are “homebodies” who love their space and the memories they have shared there. “We wanted to do newborn photos to have for a lifetime”, she explained, “We chose Looking Up Photography because of the style, and because we wanted someone who could capture the little details”. 

It’s those newborn moments that go by so incredibly fast, and the reason why I absolutely love documenting them. Please contact me here to schedule an appointment with our Greenwich  studio.

Enjoy! 

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Timeless Family Moments | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Every great love story has a beginning. This family got its sweet start about a decade ago, when dad and mom met through mutual friends. Now they have two beautiful children and a family legacy. When they welcomed their newest son, they knew it would be the perfect opportunity to update their family photos. They requested a mix of posed and candid images, and I enjoyed sharing genuine moments with them, filled with laughter and plenty of smiles over their very busy two-year-old. Speaking of big brother, he is nothing but a delight! He enjoys playing with trucks, jumping and bouncing, and playing ring-around-the-rosy, and he’s acclimated well to his adorable new sibling. Mom shared that he is very active and loving, and also quite social. He wasn’t shy when it came to taking photos, and enjoyed the spotlight very much (that always makes my job easier!). 

Classic and timeless were the words mom and dad used when describing their personal taste, and so I modeled their session to suit their decor and the types of images they wanted. They plan on incorporating the images on some special wall spaces in their home, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. When it comes to spending time as a family, these four enjoy visiting grandparents, and heading to the beach, where their little one can chase the gulls. Their family is shaped around love and honesty, and they are genuine, warm and caring people. “We were just so excited to be growing our family”, adds mom, “We wanted to capture our kids during such a special and fleeting time. We hadn’t done these images before, so we followed your lead, and ended up with great shots of the four of us, and the baby, of course. When we set out to find the right person, we looked for someone professional, and caring with a lot of experience with newborn photography!”

I always try to capture the tiny details in my newborn sessions, and I sure fell head over heels with the little toes and lips below! What a sweet family. If you are interested in booking a session in our studio, please 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

Sibling Love | Child Photography in Greenwich

The sibling bond is such a precious thing. No matter where life takes you, you always have the love of your brother or sister to carry you through tough circumstances and to celebrate life’s joys. That’s the bond that I was privileged to photograph when this wonderful trio came into my studio with their loving parents. They are a tight-knit family of five in Riverside, and very much in love with this sweet new addition. Mom and dad first met in New York City about thirteen years ago, and now they have three beautiful children to celebrate. Their family values “kindness, respect and honesty”, and I can certainly see how they exemplify these in their everyday lives. They are patient and caring parents, who never overlook an opportunity to let their children know how loved they are.

 

For this classic and elegant newborn session, I designed the set with pretty neutral tones and soft hues that coordinated with the family’s home decor. The big brother and sister are two and five years old, and they were so helpful and sweet to their brand-new sister. They wanted to help hold her and comfort her, and baby was very obliging. Her full head of hair was just adorable, and mom in particular was relieved that all three children were so happy to be in front of the lens. I felt privileged to be a part of this new season in their lives, and to watch a family fall into their new roles. 

 

Some moms worry that their children won’t cooperate during the session. My friendly advice to all my clients is to “let it go”… and let me take the wheel! I create an atmosphere in my Greenwich studio that is welcoming and cheery, so that children feel at ease. I connect with them on their level before the session begins, and make sure there’s music and fun so that their personalities shine. I love children, and have endless patience for them. No matter how wiggly you may anticipate they will be, I will love every moment! To book, please contact me here!

 

Enjoy! 

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