Close
awake newborn with light eyes and lots of auburn hair

The Sweetest Studio Newborn Session for Baby Ezra and His Parents

Baby season is a thing, and it’s upon us, friends! I have photographed so many newborns in the past few months! And let’s be honest – there isn’t anything that brings people together quite like an adorable new babe. I’m sharing a recent, spring studio newborn session to show you just some of the amazing memories a studio newborn session at Looking Up Photography can offer you. I have everything from the big, showstopping props, to the sweet and minimal pieces featured in this newborn session. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all this cuteness!

1120 Looking Up Photography

I love the colors mom Sarah chose for a neutral newborn session. Touches of gray, and shades of blue made for the perfect color scheme. Of course, my natural studio lighting helped me achieve all this gorgeousness. At Sarah’s request, I kept everything very simple, with neutral tones. However, if you do want to do a little more or include a fun theme for your studio newborn session, I love using fun props as well!

My extensive collection of backgrounds, baskets, bowls, crates, blankets, swaddles and wraps provides my photography clients with so many amazing options for their sessions! And if these photos aren’t enough to give you baby fever, I don’t know what is. But seriously, there are so many great pieces in my studio collection that it was hard to choose which ones to use! Let’s take a look …

1116 Looking Up Photography1115 Looking Up Photography

I put together a few little basin and basket scenes with different accessories. This gray setup was perfectly cozy, using a more open knit, super soft baby blanket in a soft gray with a subtle pattern, and the cutest sleepy subject. I put a thick, chunky, woven blanket into a farmhouse style basin and added a softly textured white backdrop. These images will be a perfect fit for almost anywhere in the family’s home!

1112 Looking Up Photography

Driftwood is always a good idea! I love the modern aspect this basket brings to a session – it gives such a fun shape to photos! These layered baby blue blankets are great in it also. As a newborn photographer, you can’t ever have enough baby blankets.

1059 Looking Up Photography

These large knit blankets are soooo soft and soooo cuddly! They are a newborn session must.

1080 Looking Up Photography

Another set of amazing portraits! I fell in love with this baby blue collection the minute I saw it from the back of my camera – beautiful for a boy or girl saying, “I’m new here”. How adorable are these images? I added several layers to complete the look. Such great photos of new baby Ezra I know mom and dad will treasure!

1092 Looking Up Photography

The photo of Ezra’s feet was requested specifically by Sarah and it really did make the most adorable picture. 

0995 Looking Up Photography

If you’re up for photos with baby, I can tell you that moms almost always love how the images of them with their new bundles of joy turn out! Of course, this mama is particularly gorgeous. Would you believe she doesn’t think she’s photogenic? Crazy, I say. Of course, having a professional photographer photograph you is always a great investment.

I can’t think of anything that will put a bigger smile on the faces of grandparents! So stinking cute. And in the future, baby Ezra will be able to look back on these pictures of him with his mom!

1012 Looking Up Photography

More great images are these with dad. Trust me, you’ll want these in the future! From the baby stage to toddlerhood and beyond, children love to look at photos of themselves with their parents. For growing families, pictures are something you can’t ever have enough of! 

1026 Looking Up Photography1033 Looking Up Photography

Now, if you REALLY want to win a “Best Gift” award from a set of new parents, a studio newborn session will do the trick. I mean, isn’t this everything you could want? It’s a beautiful time for any couple.

1020 Looking Up Photography

So many amazing images from this session!

1045 Looking Up Photography

One last look at this stunning family.

1058 Looking Up Photography

Connecticut & New York’s Trusted Baby Photographer™

© 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

 

newborn baby boy with the sweetest face, lying on a white blanket

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!

0359 Looking Up Photography c

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!

0317 Looking Up Photography0313 Looking Up Photography

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!

0290 Looking Up Photography0243 Looking Up Photography

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!

0246 Looking Up Photography0266 Looking Up Photography0073 Looking Up Photography0097 Looking Up Photography0127 Looking Up Photography0112 Looking Up Photography0161 Looking Up Photography0165 Looking Up Photography

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

0033 Looking Up Photography crop

Don’t you love them?!

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

newborn photography with sibling; white flokati

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.

 

0660 Looking Up Photography0690 Looking Up Photography

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.

0693 Looking Up Photography

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.

0698 Looking Up Photography0585 Looking Up Photography

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.

0615 Looking Up Photography

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. 

0503 Looking Up Photography0373 Looking Up Photography0432 Looking Up Photography0490 Looking Up Photography0449 Looking Up Photography0356 Looking Up Photography

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

newborn baby boy swaddled in light blue in a basket of feathers

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.

0212 Golden Feather Looking Up Photography0238 Looking Up Photography0247 Looking Up Photography0293 Looking Up Photography

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.

0299 Looking Up Photography0308 Looking Up Photography

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!

0148 Looking Up Photography

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.

0112 Looking Up Photography0061 Looking Up Photography0133 Looking Up Photography0188 Looking Up Photography0040 Looking Up Photography

 

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

newborn baby boy asleep on his arms with his mouth slightly open; Karen Kahn

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! 

0005 Looking Up Photography0017 Looking Up Photography0011 Looking Up Photography

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

0034 Looking Up Photography

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.

0064 Looking Up Photography0076 Looking Up Photography0091 Looking Up Photography0095 Looking Up Photography

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!

 

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

newborn baby with arms above head; cream newborn accents

Ever | Newborn and Two Month Studio Newborn Sessions

The beautiful thing about studio newborn photography is that family’s session is unique. There’s no “one size fits all” session for my clients. That’s why I love thinking creatively about my studio newborn sessions. A studio newborn session with Looking Up Photography is built to encourage family bonding and even imagination. From crowns for a prince to literal feather beds, my goal is to create a dream world, and to capture those memories to be enjoyed for years to come. That’s what I did with the “B” family. I had such a blast photographing them.

Adventures in Family Newborn Photography

This family newborn session took place at my studio in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Looking Up Photography studio. Because each member of the B family has such unique personalities, I wanted to make sure that their images were as unique as they are!

I pulled together two very special shoots for this family – one for newborn images, and one at Ever’s two-month mark. The resulting photos were stunning and really capture their love for each other!

Making Photo Memories

Both sessions were full of family moments of jokes, singing, wrestling, laughs, and more. But what’s more important is that we made memories during these studio sessions. It was a beautiful experience for all of us. And, best of all, it’s captured in beautiful photographs to be enjoyed for years to come.

 

0513 Looking Up Photography0519 Looking Up Photography0499 Looking Up Photography0336 Looking Up Photography0374 Looking Up Photography0410 Looking Up Photography1976 Looking Up Photography1605 Looking Up Photography1556 Looking Up Photography1411 Looking Up Photography gray couch1405 Looking Up Photography1896 Looking Up Photography

 

 

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

natural newborn photography with deerskin backdrop

Judah’s Studio Newborn Session

 

If you’re expecting a baby, or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images you’ll love for a lifetime. You can also give sessions with me as a gift, which is exactly what my friend Susan Isaak did. Susan is a real estate salesperson in town, and she purchased a newborn session as a gift for her clients. What a gift!

As a professional newborn photographer, my goal is, of course, to have a baby who sleeps through the duration of the session! I prep my clients in detail before their session. Partners can switch off this ‘duty’ while the other gets ready for the session. Parents can also try to feed the baby 30-45 minutes before their session time, so we’re almost guaranteed that there will be a good diaper change before the session! If mom is breastfeeding, it’s best to avoid drinks and food that can give baby gas before session time.

Even if parents follow this advice perfectly, every now and then I’ll have a baby who has a harder time getting settled. As a professional newborn photographer, you know I have a few tools and tricks I use to help settle baby. Still, there’s always a chance that the baby just doesn’t want to sleep. In those cases my job is to put parents at ease so that we can all roll with the punches and I can deliver an absolutely beautiful final gallery. Whether baby is asleep or awake, my goal is always to keep everyone happy.

An awake newborn was not my experience with Judah, who was just the most perfect little subject. I’m pretty sure he was asleep the whole time!  

Judah loved to stretch, and wiggle his arms and toes out of the swaddles, which made for some absolutely adorable images. It also made my job of snapping photos of his little toes that much easier!

Danielle and Carl were incredibly calm and had a go-with-the-flow attitude. I loved working with this precious family!

0874 Looking Up Photography0891 Looking Up Photography b0915 Looking Up Photography0917 Looking Up Photography0921 Looking Up Photography0747 Looking Up Photography0806 Looking Up Photography0750 Looking Up Photography0868 Looking Up Photography0849 Looking Up Photography

 

 

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

Looking Up Photography; Greenwich, Connecticut newborn photography

The Sweetest Sydney This Side of the Equator – Connecticut Studio Newborn Session

Photographing newborn baby girls is one of the staples of my business, but in the summer months they are extra sweet! I photographed this session about a month ago and it is one of the sweetest ever! One of my favorite families asked me to photograph this adorable session for their newborn daughter, Sydney. And mom specifically asked for some professional photos of Sydney with big brother Jack, whose newborn session I captured in 2019. I’m excited to share this Greenwich studio newborn session with you!

 

1474 Looking Up Photography

Talk about an entrance! Sydney is such a beauty, I had to deck her out – Swan Lake style! This feathery backdrop did its thing, softening that newborn skin. And of course, the floral headband finished the look perfectly.

1491 Looking Up Photography1498 Looking Up Photography1501 Looking Up Photography

Our adorable setup was set in my local studio. I always have fun using these precious layers of white, which were specifically requested by mom. White allows me to really place my freshest little clients as the centerpiece of each and every image! And I didn’t hold back for this studio newborn session.

1509 Looking Up Photography1527 Looking Up Photography1531 Looking Up Photography1451 Looking Up Photography Jack head

Jack blessed us with the most gorgeous smiles! He even sang along with me to some of his favorite bands! And of course, we completed the sibling newborn photos with the most adorable image, pictured above.

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

red head newborn baby boy holding a felt heart

The Next Generation – Riker’s Connecticut Newborn Session

With so much space travel news happening lately, I thought it fitting to share this session, in honor of The Final Frontier! And of course, it’s a studio newborn session. Once I photograph a session in my Greenwich, Connecticut studio space, I find it hard to forget about for awhile! I guess I’m going to have to face it – my professional life revolves around miniature humans and, well, I’m here for it. Follow me into the Great Beyond because this is one studio newborn session that will be sure to put a smile on your face. An out-of-this-world smile, if I may say so.

 

0832 Looking Up Photography0839 Looking Up Photography

Let’s start with Riker’s solo images, shall we? My clients always come up with the most amazing baby names and Riker was no exception. How adorable is his Star Trek: The Next Generation inspired name? And what kid wouldn’t want to tell their friends that they’re named after Captain Picard’s first officer?! I think I can say I fully endorse a solid, fandom-inspired name! Yes!

0861 Looking Up Photography0882 Looking Up Photography0783 Looking Up Photography0810 Looking Up Photography0714 Looking Up Photography

This was such a fun setup, and so simple and contemporary per mom’s wishes. I love that Erica took this as an opportunity to update their family photos, and also to get some solo pictures of big brother Wyatt. Over the past year, so many families just didn’t have the time or opportunity to update their family portraits. Needless to say, Erica and David are big Star Trek fans and, as I mentioned above, used Star Trek: The Next Generation as the inspiration for Riker’s name! I am feeling so inspired to go search for all the cute “geeky” baby names now. What a wonderful way to show off your family’s personality!

Of course, the lighting in my studio didn’t disappoint. I’m obsessed with how wonderfully this space performs for me, for each and every session. It is absolutely wonderful! And I love the fawny backdrop I used for that first set of images, that went along with mom’s contemporary décor and added a pop of texture to Riker’s newborn gallery.

0909 Looking Up Photography0689 Looking Up Photography

The studio lighting created the perfect environment for some family newborn pictures. I know I say that all the time, but it’s true! Those tones are so gorgeous and I adore them. 

0685 Looking Up Photography

Live long and prosper!

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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

Fun in the Studio with a Green Newborn Session for Finn

I love when my clients come back to me for another session – there’s nothing better than setting up for a studio newborn session with a sense of familiarity! In this case, I had previously photographed Finn’s big sister Camilla. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that! According to mom, “It was perfect!”, so they took advantage of that feeling and booked a newborn session for their newest addition, Finn. Finn was quite sleepy, of course, for his debut session, and I photographed him with green and cream accents per mom’s request. A day in the studio, and tons of fun, and I’m sharing a selection of the images with you!

 

Looking Up Photography; newborn baby boy modern farmhouse session; creamLooking Up Photography; loosely swaddled newborn boy photographed with ivory blanketsLooking Up Photography; macro photography image of newborn facial details

Isn’t this setup spectacular? I enlisted the assistance of a digital feather backdrop to get that terrific texture in a few of Finn’s gallery images. Modern farmhouse accessories along with that wonderfully creamy hue helped it all come together perfectly. I can always count on discovering something new to love about each and every studio newborn session in my Greenwich, Connecticut photography studio space. 

newborn baby boy with his hands folded across his chest; ivory chunky knit blanket backdrop; Looking Up Photographynewborn feet and toes peeking from an ivory colored open knit blanket; Looking Up Photography

Those little toes were the cutest – that shot is a must-do for every newborn session I capture!

Greenwich newborn photographer; newborn boy in a box; Looking Up PhotographyConnecticut newborn photography; newborn boy with his face on his hand; Looking Up Photography

I love this shade of green – modern, cozy, and amazingly soft!

newborn baby boy sleeping with his hands folded underneath him; Looking Up Photography

PRESERVING PRECIOUS MOMENTS™

© 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