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Sweet Baby Milestone + Family Studio Session for Baby Tomas

It’s been a minute since I got to work with a mama who wanted to style a session that included outfit changes. Luckily, I was able to accommodate Gabriela’s request, get her cute family in front of the camera, and I’m SO happy with how it turned out! I’m also thrilled that, after her internet research and website portfolio reviews, Gabriela asked me to make this pretty come to life. Just wait until you see how Gabriela and Dino’s little sweethearts hammed it up in the studio!

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Because Tomas has a possible egg allergy, Gabriela and I worked together to come up with an alternative setting for his first birthday portraits. These beautifully styled, oversized typeface letters, and some very minimal white and clear balloons, did the trick perfectly! I’d love to see more of my families go this route for birthdays.

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These father-son and mother-son portraits have to be some of my recent favorites! What an amazing series this would be to display on a wall in the family home. Gabriela told me she intends to display these photos in many places in their home, including the master bedroom, living room, and in the kids’ bedrooms! It’s still such an awesome feeling, knowing how many families have my work adorning their walls, memories made and treasured.

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While I adore photographing at beautiful outdoor locations in Connecticut, I love when families schedule portrait sessions inside the studio. When I look back through albums, I’m always struck by how classic images taken in the studio are. There aren’t usually many of these photos, which makes them all the more special!

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You see … those visits to parks and the beach, etc. – they’re all great. But playing as a family – these are the moments that remind us where the heart is. I love when I can photography my clients in the studio. With that in mind, consider moving your family milestone session into the studio!

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A Beautiful Cottage Style Cake Smash Session at the Studio for Jordyn!

What’s better than a day in the studio with a birthday baby?! I’ll tell you what – almost nothing! Milestone sessions are a favorite pastime of mine (if I’m allowed to call my work a pastime). You’ve gotta love capturing sessions that involve cake, right?! It’s always important to enjoy the little things, no matter where you are in life or your business. I created this special scene with the help of Jordyn’s mama, Nicole, and my girl Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, who is always fun to collaborate with. Check out all the pretty below!

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Kicking it off with a cute little setup inspired by a photo Nicole sent me while we were planning Jordyn’s milestone session. My clients are always the most creative and I am here for it! Plus, how adorable did the styling turn out? (Not to mention, my cute subject …)
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I’m so in love with Jordyn’s linen birthday crown! We did a rosette swirl smash cake. Look at all that gorgeous frosting. The cake wouldn’t have been complete without that pretty gold topper! Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes really went to town and made the most gorgeous pink ombre swirl smash cake. All of this was photographed in my Greenwich, Connecticut photography studio, which was festively adorned with all those balloons. Springy perfection!
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More pretty details of the cake by Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes!
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I love, love, LOVE it all!

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An Amazing and Coastal Cool Family Newborn Session at the Studio for Baby Teddy

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of planning and capturing this stupendous family newborn session for a family celebrating the birth of their newest family member, Teddy! We had so much fun celebrating this cutie and the rest of the family as well! Teddy’s mom Lori had a beautiful, coastal inspired vision that we brought to life with understated colors and textures. I’m so excited to FINALLY share this one! Waiting 2 months is hard, my friends!

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Teddy had this slightly serious face all queued up for me. I love when I can capture the little details of an awake newborn for my clients!

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The session was held at my local studio here in Greenwich. It is such a perfect place for a family newborn session! I have all of my newborn props and textiles at my disposal to make it extra pretty. If I may say so, my blanket collection is to die for!

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The studio floor was adorned with the softest flokati that perfectly complements the buttery skin of a new baby. It was spring fever with all of the dusty blues, and creamy hues in each image! New life should be a party after all, so we went all out!

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Such a bright and light filled day in the studio! A gorgeous day to celebrate baby Teddy.

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Don’t you love them?!

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A Traditional First Birthday Milestone Session for Baby Luca

This sweet milestone session might just be one of my favorites I’ve shared so far in 2022! I fell in love with the ocean-inspired color scheme right away. The soft pastel tones of cornflower blue and sea foam green are so good together. Plus, you add in the traditional wardrobe choices and you have a dream milestone session! I’ve been dying to share this one and I’m so excited to finally do so. These shoots are always so much fun to put together, and I really work with the most amazing parents and families to bring them to fruition. I love each and every one of my client families to pieces!

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Of course, mom Kristina knocked it out of the park with all of the adorable details! I love how she went beyond my expectations with her selections for this studio milestone session. And Luca was adorable, providing me with endless cuteness to capture. I am obsessed with it all, styled so simply. Are you loving these colors like I am?

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More cute smiles! Did I mention that Kristina works for Melissa & Doug, maker of the train Luca is pulling? I kind of want to gift one of these trains to EVERYONE.

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To wrap up this studio session with one year-old Luca, this darling setup. I have to admit that it makes my heart go pitter-patter! I feel so inspired by our home state of Connecticut with this color scheme. From Luca’s little outfits, to the classic texture of my studio chair, to those fun balloons in the background. Starting with that, and Luca the superstar, it didn’t take much to make this cuteness come to life.

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Luca has the sweetest little expression, and I love those eyelashes … Thanks, Luca, for having a blast with me!

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A Gorgeous, Pastel Cake Smash Session at the Looking Up Photography Studio

We are looking forward to spring, and what better way to do that than with a gorgeous studio cake smash session! Before COVID, I had the pleasure of doing many beautiful cake smash sessions, so I was excited to photograph this fun shoot with baby Reagan. All the balloons, and Reagan’s sweet smiles, gave me such a sense of normalcy as I photographed this session. One of my favorite vendors provided the cake, and you can find her information linked below. I couldn’t have been more honored that Kristen chose me to capture this milestone!

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Let’s start off with a gorgeous frock – always a good place to start if you ask me! Kristen is responsible for picking out this beauty. I love both the classic design and the modern and punchy watercolors. We also got Reagan in a crisp white headband, which perfectly accented her cute little features!

Take a closer look at how expressive she is.

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We captured so many beautiful photos – it was heaven! The light in my studio never disappoints and helps me bring the pretty. The two different outfits for Reagan were the sweetest ensembles that any baby girl would look incredible in. The balloon color combinations were fun and unique, especially when paired with gold accents. I’m always excited when I get to deck out the studio in such springy colors. I love it all! Such a lovely way to spend a day in the studio. What a dream!

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A Cozy and Enchanting Studio Family Newborn Session for Max

Believe it or not, I have yet another session from 2021 – with one of my favorite families – that I need to share! Another magical session that has been tucked away in my vault of sessions itching to be shared! I got to spend time with mom Hien, dad Seth, and sweet Kaia once again, this time with baby boy Max in tow! The studio provided a gorgeous setting, and we added some whimsical touches, pops of color, and cute details. It was a beautiful day for beautiful people, and I feel fortunate that Hien again asked me to capture their family!

 

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The prettiest rustic details for the sweetest boy!

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Gorgeous textures in cream and ivory had to make their way into this session, of course!

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Have you ever seen such marvelous little cheeks? And Max was absolutely perfect, allowing me to create these stunning images with ease. I had so much fun creating imagery for his family to add to their walls and share with family.

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These new gray newborn accessories! I can’t get enough of them, and they seem to really suit nearly every newborn session! I loved using some rustic wood accents to complement the lush softness of the gray accessories. And of course, I had to use my favorite cream colored flokati, which complements everything perfectly.

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Kaia was so sweet with her new little brother, and she also was styled in the prettiest outfit. I love the delicacy of her ensemble!

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These absolutely terrific family photos you see are some of my recent favorites. Hien got the family in just the right colors to bring some warmth to the images. These colors will always be classic. I’m in love!

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Look at this pretty family in that backlight! All I know is my families ADORE these images, and they all deserve to have them look like this.

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Newborn Photography Greenwich – Baby Girl Josephine

Josephine was joined by her mother Kellie, father Kenny, and big brother Bennett for her newborn session. This family newborn session was one to remember. I had previously photographed big brother Bennett when he joined the world. Despite the challenges of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Kellie valiantly displayed her deep gratitude for the gift of a daughter, Josephine. In other words, a newborn right now? Totally worth it.

I’m happy to have captured this family’s blessing, Josephine, in a way that I hope they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

“May you always know, little one, that you were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and will be forever loved.”

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The love parents have for their children is otherworldly. Miraculously, for many of us, that love begins when we first see an ultrasound or hear a heartbeat for the first time. When they’re finally in our arms, our lives are forever changed. Our priorities change to focus on our children and ensuring we provide the best life for them.

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When we give our first child a sibling, words can’t express how it feels seeing them together. Our love for both of our children instantly grows deeper and stronger. Maybe we learn a few new ways to practice patience, too! If we’re dedicated to doing what’s best for our family, as Kellie and Kenny are, a growing family can strengthen the bond between partners.

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This sweet face and these delicate hands? Worth the challenges of pregnancy. Motherhood fulfilled, once again.

Parenthood is a gift, and I hope Kellie and Kenny are continuing to enjoy almost every moment of it.

Creating memories for my clients is so important to me. This family portrait session is a celebration of the joy that has been bestowed on them. New life! I hope Josephine will enjoy these photos as she gets older, too.

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Newborn Photography Greenwich – Baby Logan

 

Sandra, Logan’s mom, wanted to have a family newborn photography session so that she could look back on these images and cherish this special time forever. In her client survey, she shared with me how she wanted poses similar to and would complement the maternity and newborn imagery from big sister Taylor’s sessions.

As soon as baby Logan entered my studio, I fell completely in love with my business all over again.

 

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When I first learned that Sandra and her husband Andrew selected me to photograph the newest addition to their family once again, I was totally thrilled. After the challenges I faced as a photographer due to COVID, it was a welcome relief to see a ‘repeat’ family. Sandra made some photo orientation suggestions so that the photographs from this session could complement a family portrait and solo newborn portrait of Taylor already on display on a gallery wall in their home.

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Even with the bulk of the coronavirus pandemic hopefully behind us, there’s always an element of nerves when it comes to scheduling sessions these days. But as a professional photographer, it’s so important not to worry and to know that what will be will be. There is always hope in the world and we have to trust in the universe’s timing – not ours. My smallest clients are the most amazing proof of this.

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Sure enough, this family newborn photography session went off without a hitch. These days, I almost cry with joy every time I have the honor of culling and editing another session. I have also had the best time adding to my newborn photography accessories collection. After all, who doesn’t love seeing a newborn baby in a basket (or a basin, in this case)?! It’s just so much fun.

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The moment we placed big sister Taylor and baby brother Logan together, I could feel the rush of love Sandra and Andrew have for their little ones. Having children can be like falling in love all over again as parents’ hearts sync with their new baby. Looking forward, I hope to see this beautiful and healthy family again for some family portraits. Seeing my tiny clients grow up is a dream come true. 

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Newborn Photography Connecticut – Baby Navy

 

Navy’s mother, Samantha, shared that it was her previous experience with Looking Up Photography that brought her and her growing family back into the studio for a second family newborn session. Their family values “someone who takes great photos and makes you feel at ease”, which is such a compliment to me. Samantha told me that she enjoyed everything about our last session together, and that the photos she has from big sister Noa’s newborn session are some of her favorite photos of their family. Even in the studio, I could see baby Navy living up to the strength of his powerful name. Samantha wanted the same bonding experience she had during Noa’s newborn photo session and I was thrilled to deliver that for her. Now the family can look back at both sets of photos and admire their family’s fortitude and resilience.

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If you’re a parent yourself, you know that adding another child to the family will forever change it. Parenthood may be more of a guessing game than we would all care to admit, but something we never have to guess about is how our hearts are always capable of giving out more love. New parenthood is physically and emotionally exhausting, and that experience is only intensified by COVID.

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It is my hope that this time together as a family, in my studio, made this family’s love for Navy and each other stronger. It was a celebration, after all!

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With the family photos, I tried to capture this family’s sweet dispositions and easygoing natures. Family is a treasure and it is so important for everyone to have photos to show just how special their family is.

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Merritt – A Studio Session at Three Weeks

I was so excited to shoot this last-minute newborn session in Greenwich, Connecticut at the Looking Up Photography studio. This family contacted me a couple of weeks after baby was born. They came to me because Merritt is their third child and they realized that they hadn’t commissioned newborn portraits for their other two children. They wanted to be sure Merritt had imagery to celebrate his birth, his natural sweetness as a newborn, and also his unique appearance. They contacted me and we captured Merritt’s newborn imagery all over the course of a week. Although I always recommend reaching out to me as soon as possible, when you’re expecting to welcome a new baby into your home, I love accommodating these sessions when I am able to. With any luck, we get perfect, sleepy poses with access to all of my props, swaddles, newborn outfits, and accessories … and … we can usually capture baby when they’re a little more alert. Eyes-open shots sometimes become some of my favorites, and they’re always beautiful! 

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Perfect Merritt. Alert and so very interested in what’s happening around him.

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We got to capture a variety of setups. Here is sweet Merritt modeling one of my favorite caps. Just look at those tiny details. I also love how it contrasts with the chunky knit of the blanket he’s snoozing on.

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I love it when I’m able to get so much variety out of my setups. Many times, I focus on 2-3 prop displays and am able to produce a full and diverse gallery from those looks. I have been known to photograph from dozens of angles simply because I am especially inspired by the props or because my little subjects are so captivating. 

Thank you, baby Merritt, for a fabulous session. You were a dream!

 

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