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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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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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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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Greenwich Newborn Photographer – Baby Zara

Welcome to the world, baby Zara! Such an adorable bundle of joy and so loved by her family. Mom booked me for a newborn session as I had already photographed big sister Quinn last year. In planning for these photos, Nicole shared with me that she especially wanted some photographs in cream, mauve, and pink hues. I was so happy to see some lovely compliments from Nicole about Quinn’s session. Baby Zara and family came to the Looking Up Photography studio in Greenwich, for her newborn session. I could tell right away that Zara was going to be the perfect model, and indeed she was!

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We got a lovely selection of photos in the lace onesie Nicole purchased especially for this session. Zara’s nursery is decorated in cream and olive colors, and I can just imagine how beautiful these images will look adorning her nursery walls. This makes my heart so happy!

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I also loved capturing Zara in this beautiful mauve tutu!

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Zara was nice and sleepy throughout her session, and I was able to get through all my planned setups. If you’re a professional newborn photographer, you know what a big deal this is!

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Contact me to document these special, fleeting moments – time goes by so fast. I recommend booking your photo session a few months before baby is born, to ensure I’m available. If baby is already here, I do my best to be available last-minute, so don’t be afraid to reach out!

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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!

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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.

 

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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!

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Cayden – Belly to Baby Session in Greenwich, Connecticut

 

All roads to pregnancy are different. Some are clearly planned, with few bumps … they include detailed road maps. Some “roads” are more like roller coasters, with surprises around each turn, ups and downs. And some are like that road trip your parents forced you to take when you were a teenager. Forced smiles, frustrations, and counting down to that destination. However easy or complicated the journey, once pregnancy passes a certain stage, at least one new life has been created and the lives of everyone involved are forever changed. This lovely couple’s journey was a bit like that road trip with the parents, but it’s clear that the end result is sheer joy. They have a healthy and beautiful little boy and are so at ease as new parents, it’s like they’ve been parenting for years.

Cayden was such a trooper for his session! He slept amazingly.

For Cayden’s session, mom wanted a “cabin-in-the-woods” type feel. I was more than happy to oblige mom’s wishes. My heart almost stopped when I looked at some of these images at the back of the camera, as I knew they’d be absolutely perfect!

I also incorporated some wood elements into the newborn gallery as I felt it would be a great complement! When I brought the imagery into my computer for editing, I wasn’t disappointed at all.

In keeping with mom’s request, I used some gorgeous blues for some of Cayden’s posed imagery. I also loved the shades of green Courtney incorporated into the maternity session. I absolutely love this color of green!

These sessions were such an honor to photograph. Enjoy this small peek into their journey from belly to baby!

 

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Austin, Aiden, Natalia and Peter

What’s better than getting to photograph a couple’s first child? Getting to photograph their SECOND child, as well! That was the case when I got to photograph this adorable family over the course of Natalia’s pregnancy, both on-location outdoors in our amazing Connecticut scenery, and at the Looking Up Photography studio. For this two-time Belly to Baby package client, I’ve now been lucky enough to photograph many different sessions, each of them featuring amazing clothing selected by Natalia. For our most recent session together, little Aiden looked adorable in his white polo and gray chino shorts.

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Outdoor Maternity Photography in Greenwich, Connecticut

Even at only a few years old, now big brother Aiden is sweet and sensitive. My friend Peter is a fun, energetic, and proud papa. Mom Natalia is a classic beauty. She is full of poise and adores being ‘smothered’ in love by her two (now three!) boys.

Natalia’s gown for her maternity session was inspired by the dress worn by Megan Markle for her second pregnancy. Natalia also provided me with access to her Pinterest board, for inspiration, which was incredibly helpful! Of course, once Aiden saw his mama in her beautiful gown, he thought she was the most beautiful in the world. He has the best expressions! And really, is there anything cuter than a fabulous pregnant mother holding her firstborn? 

I love how our first set of photos truly captured each family member’s personality. There’s loving energy from Peter, a thoughtful, dreamy look from Natalia, and just enough twinkle in Aiden’s eye! My goal as a newborn, maternity, and family photographer is always to capture genuine expressions and real joy. Outdoor sessions like this one allow me to build a unique and fun session based on the things that make a family unique. I had so much fun pulling together this little ‘adventure’ for these amazing souls.

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I’ve enjoyed photographing this beautiful family so much. Each session has been different, and filled with inspiration. Being able to include Natalia’s parents in a photo, in the studio, added an extra special element to our photo sessions.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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Live long and prosper!

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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!

 

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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. 

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

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

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