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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!

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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

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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© 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

Baby girl posed with red tutu and red flower headband in gorgeous basket in front of twinkle lights for holiday themed newborn portrait session

Meeting a Need | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

If I had to pick something to do for the rest of my life, chances are it would be newborn photography. It’s the perfect blend of each of my greatest passions, from setting up a scene, to working out the best way to capture those tiny features, all the way to the time spent with the family and their precious new human. So when I got a call from a family whose photographer canceled last minute, I jumped at the chance to give them the session they deserved.

I was happy to fit them into the schedule, even though it was during the holiday crunch for family portraits and cards. They were so grateful to have a session for their lovely daughter, who had just been born. Because it was during the holiday season, we went ahead and created one set design for a joint birth announcement/holiday card, and they were so thrilled with how it turned out! For the newborn session, we wanted to go for a variety of scenes, as well as a holiday theme with Christmas colors. 

I loved setting up the pink floral theme, which had the perfect color tones and textures to play off of her light skin tone, and I was even able to get a gorgeous shot of her precious little feet. We also went for a bit of a white space scene, with a pop of green on her headband, and a bit of lace around her to add a some texture. Then we got the whole family in the shot (besides their Pomeranian puppy!), and set up a lovely green backdrop full of Christmas lights for that whimsical feel. Mom and Dad looked so in love with their little bundle of joy, and their daughter looked wonderful.

It’s stories like this that make me love my job so much! I was thrilled to meet such a precious need for this lovely family, and it was a joy getting to know them. If you’re in need, don’t hesitate! Contact me here to set up your session today.

Enjoy!

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Portrait session aerial view of baby girl laying on peach fuzzy blanket and pink flower headband for 4 month milestone

A Wonderful Story | Connecticut Baby Photographer

 There’s a wonderful beauty seen when you can watch someone’s unique story unfold before your eyes. I’ve had the amazing joy of witnessing my beautiful friend and her gorgeous child grow together over time, from maternity now into her child’s first birthday. She has chosen to have me capture her daughter’s three milestones – 4, 8, and 12 months – as well as her maternity and newborn sessions. If you don’t remember my friend, here’s a bit of her back story: this close friend of mine is from White Plains, and works as a middle and high school math teacher, which means she’s brilliant – and brave! So brave, in fact, that she chose to have her child through in vitro fertilization, and it’s been one of the most wonderful decision she’s made. It has been a joy watching her change and grow in the best of ways, and it has been such a pleasure to capture every step.

 

Aside from the maternity and newborn sessions we’ve done together, we wanted to be sure to capture those big moments of her daughter’s life in a precious way. Across the sessions, we wanted to sprinkle in props to add even more to the cuteness level, with sequin bows and floral headbands. I love to surround a baby’s soft skin with soft furs and fabrics, and we played around with colors to create the perfect palette. My friend has such a creative mind, and she inspired a lot of scenes you’ll see in the photos below. We had a lot of fun with balloons, and with little lights in the background to give it a whimsical feel. Looking back through each of the portraits, it’s truly amazing to see the amount of growth that happens in such a short amount of time.

Because a child grows so fast, it makes it so important to capture those big milestones in their first year, and even before they enter the world! My lovely friend was intentional in doing this for her child, and now she has so many wonderful portraits to remember the times when her daughter was so tiny. Baby milestone sessions are the perfect way to remember those moments, and there are multiple packages to choose from! From all-inclusive sessions that go from the first month to the twelfth, or a first year package that covers the 4, 8, and 12 month milestones, like my friend chose, you have the option of choosing the best package for you!

Moments like these pictures below are so precious, and they deserve to be remembered forever. You can see more of the moments that I’ve captured in this Baby Milestone Session Gallery, to bet a better idea of what’s offered in the packages. My wonderful friend chose to tell her and her daughter’s story through these special moments, and I can do the same for you! Contact me here to get started, but be sure to look through the photos below first – they’ll make your day.

Enjoy!

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Baby girl adorned in pink tutu and white pearls with sparkles for 9 month milestone portrait session

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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Aerial view of precious baby boy laying on gray furry rug with a gray knit hat for 3 month milestone portrait session

Baby Milestone Sessions | CT Baby Photographer

Some of the most precious things on this planet are little humans. A close second are those who take care of these little ones; the joy that’s spread across their faces when they watch their babies “pose” for the camera is one of my favorite sights. That joy is what makes Baby Milestone Sessions so important to have, as it captures that joy and preserves it until long after the child becomes an adult. And as every parent knows, time passes so quickly, and before you know it your kiddo is all grown up. Capturing their milestones as they happen, starting from their first weeks, all the way to their first birthday will, in essence, stop the march of time. Every step along the way is a precious moment begging to be remembered by the whole family, and Baby Milestone Sessions allow you to do just that.

When choosing your Milestone Session, there are multiple packages to choose from, depending on which suits your needs best. If you’re looking for a few wonderful images of your child and some flexibility, then the Mini Session is perfect for you. The session is available for babies between 1 month and 12 months old, which means you can’t really be late to the game. There is also the Baby’s First Year Package, which comes in two styles, to highlight different milestones. The first style includes three 20-minute sessions, held at 4 months, 8 months, and 12 months. Each session, like the Mini Session, includes 4 professionally edited high-res photos of your little one in the studio, with the option for additional prints to be purchased.

For the second style of First Year Package, the focus is on the milestones your child hits at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months, which means you will get four sessions in the studio, and 4 images from each session. These studio sessions are fantastic, because you have the whole studio wardrobe and all the props available to you to choose from, to surround your baby in its own budding personality. And of course, there’s always the option to upgrade your 12 month session in a First Year plan to a Cake Smash Session, which is perfect for those who want to make their child’s first birthday a “smash!”

I love to get to know each family before the session, so each package includes a pre-session questionnaire and planning via phone or email. This allows me to know exactly who your child is, and how best to represent who they are in their session, as well as help you to be comfortable knowing that your baby is in good hands.

The beauty of your child deserves to be captured, and remembered throughout their whole lives. Those milestones, as precious and as monumental as they are, only last for a brief moment. Often we let these moments slip by unnoticed, but there is a way to stop the march of time.

Simply contact me and book your portraits – it’s the perfect time for a Baby Milestone Session.

Enjoy!

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© Looking Up Photography LLC

CT Newborn, Maternity, Family Photographer | Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Greenwich, Byram, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton, Rye, Rye Brook, Harrison, North Castle, Pound Ridge

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