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The Ultimate, Feminine Studio Newborn Session with Baby Mia!

The summer is full of fun, and lots of babies. I’m sure you’ve been to a few baby showers over the past few months! It seems like baby showers, backyard parties, and extra special get togethers are even more meaningful this year! Well, add another celebration to the list because that’s how I roll. I was recently lucky enough to photograph the ultimate, feminine studio newborn session. I was also able to include this family’s fur baby by including it in this amazing family newborn session. Check out all of the love I captured, below!

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Nothing says girly like pink! I pulled out the softest, peachy hue in my collection for this session. My adorable little client was made even more darling with these accessories. And I’ve noticed myself pulling out similar colors a lot this summer, for my clients. Adding in a rosebud headband, a few textured blankets, and a gorgeous basket, is always a good idea, too!

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I’m obsessed with that expression.

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The absolute cutest baby girl in the studio!

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Now, for the full family portrait! My Greenwich studio really does have the best light for my families. It was so fun putting together a gallery for this adorable family to enjoy! Get ready for more summer session shares – if you keep up with the Looking Up Photography blog, you’ll have baby fever!

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Every new baby needs a beautiful image of their family to look back on!

 

 

 

 

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Newborn Baby Emelia – A Classic Studio Session with the Family Dog!

I have been so excited at the thought of sharing this classic yet fun family studio newborn session! This session is proof that inspiration can come from anywhere (even the family dog). I loved this amazing family and the fact that mom Jackie wanted to include their small dog in the shoot. I always want to celebrate how special my client families are – and that includes fur babies! This shoot showcases whites and neutrals mixed with subtle textures. It’s one of my favorites from this spring! Check out the stunning photos and see how gorgeous newborn sweetheart Emelia is …

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Check out this classic setup! I’m happy to say I believe I nailed Jackie’s vision here, with the different white textures. Although I’m always happy to incorporate more props and details, I also love keeping things simple. With all the attention on Emelia, you just know how special she is going to be! I’m also excited to see how Jackie and Christian decide to display these images in their hallways and master bedroom.

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On to another beautiful setup! Can you tell I’m happy to oblige a request for textured neutrals in the studio?! This amazing blanket – I’m just obsessed with the subtle patterns it creates and the touch of warmth it gives Emelia’s photos.

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How fabulous is this setup? I really love all of the textures, and subtle use of color. And don’t get me started on exquisite Emelia’s pouty little mouth! She is such a terrific subject, which of course helped the pictures from this session turn out especially amazing!

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Look at that sibling love and that gorgeous family dog! Emelia’s face adds an extra adorable element.

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I’m obsessed with how these images of Christian, baby Emelia, and Jackie turned out! Aren’t they so fabulous?

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And of course, what would this gallery be without one more image including the family dog, to complete the whole vibe!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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A Sweet Studio Session for Newborn Baby Lucie!

A new month means an adorable studio newborn session! This cuteness is brought to you by my clients Sue and Brian. Sue approached me with a beautiful concept, and I was all in. I couldn’t wait to arrange all the details. It ended up being a darling neutral floral, and simply styled session with the coolest family ever. I can’t get enough of this fun family newborn session. Now, get ready, because baby season is here and you’re going to need all of this inspiration.

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It wouldn’t be a Looking Up Photography session without a cute little newborn headband! Along with all of the adorable neutral details and textures. I’m a sucker for the little things and also loved the hues Sue requested for this session.

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Onto the next pretty set up! Of course we used the best newborn accessories from my collection. I am in love with this entire arrangement of images in white – aren’t they adorable? I did my thing photographing an amazingly squishy sleepy Lucie. I love how pretty she looked in her headband with that giant white flower! Amazing imagery galore!

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I’m loving this gold leaf-filled photo. It’s a new setup for me and so darn fun for all seasons! Gotta love that cutie subject in the center of it, too. 

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The more the merrier! I love adding every member of the family to studio family newborn session pictures, and this particular family was so stunning! 

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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 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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The Sweetest and Prettiest Family Newborn Session for Lucie

Today, it’s a newborn celebration! Baby Lucie was born and I helped her family celebrate with a studio family newborn session, gorgeous greens, fabulous florals, and lots of cuteness! This family was a repeat client (I previously photographed big brother Arlo). The Looking Up Photography studio was the perfect place to have the family gather and celebrate the newborn birthday girl. I had the best time and I was so lucky to have an angel baby to help me bring this session to life. This session will be hard to top in 2022 but I think I can do it!

 

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The organic backdrops and accessories are some of my favorite to date! Adding in gorgeous blush hues was the icing on the cake. Isn’t it all so lovely?

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I set the stage with an adorable pink and paired it with other pink beauties. How sweet are these colors? So darn cute. Of course, baby Lucie was just lovely as well!

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I was so excited when Lucie’s mom Sophia went with me again for their second bundle of joy, and how adorable are the results of this session?! This family is full of natural beauty, and they made photographing this session such an easy job for me. My photography studio also truly helps me make magic and provides the most amazing light for my clients. Of course, some family portraits were the perfect finishing touch!

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Friends, there were just so many amazing elements to this session! Don’t worry … I have more sessions to share soon!

 

 

 

 

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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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