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Capturing the Moment | Greenwich Newborn Photography

One of the greatest gifts that you can give a new parent is a set of photos that capture their precious bundle of love and encase them in a moment. Every parent of a newborn knows that those first few days go by so quickly, and you end up having to fight for moments where time slows down. John and Valerie, being new parents themselves, are just starting to experience this, and they’re loving the journey. They and their gorgeous newborn Daniel visited me in my studio for a lovely newborn session, and the moments that we froze in time will be cherished forever by this wonderful family.

I loved the colors that Mom and Dad chose for the session. For one scene, we swaddled Daniel in a baby blue blanket and gently laid him on a spring green pillow, complete with a nice white wood background. He happily curled up, dreaming away, and we got some cute photos of his precious little feet too! In another scene, we kept the wood background and exchanged the pillow for a basket filled with a deep, dark blue fur, posing Daniel in another ‘sleepy’ pose.

We played around with other colors too, and for one scene chose a grayscale palette, posing an un-swaddled Daniel on fluffy fabrics and draping a gray or blue blanket over him. It’s moments like these, where Daniel is snuggled up, that just exude a warmth and calmness that you can’t find anywhere else. I love being able to snap a moment up from time and keep the gorgeous innocence of a newborn safe and sound; you can see what I mean with the tiny yawn we captured in his session. Mom and Dad had the loveliest smiles throughout the whole session, gazing on as their son experiences his first weeks.

John and Valerie know something about love, considering they’ve been together for about 14 years so far. They both grew up in Port Chester, and have known each since they were young. Knowing this, it made perfect sense that they work so well together. While Daniel is their first human baby, they brought along their first furry baby to the session, Shadow, their happy Shih Tzu. Shadow posed with Daniel and the rest of the family, which made the session all the more fun!

Of course, we made sure to get some great solo photos – with Mom and Daniel, or Dad and Daniel – along with some photos with all four members of the family. Trust me, you could feel the pure joy and excitement in the room as they held their precious newborn close, showering him with love. Valerie says that she’s enjoying being a ‘boy mom’ already, and both Mom and Dad look forward to every moment they get to spend with their baby boy. I’m so thankful that I was able to freeze just a few precious moments in time for them to cherish for years to come.

If you want to capture those beautiful moments, contact me here and book your session today!

 

Enjoy!

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Perfect Patience | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Waiting for a baby to arrive can take some real patience. From the first thoughts of all the wonderful ways that life will change with the arrival of the little blessing, to the last few days before giving birth, the whole journey from conception to birth is a real test of patience. Natalie and Jordan know this well, for the second time around now. They have two daughters, 2-year-old Sloane, and newborn Alice. We were able to include the whole family in their newborn session, and it sure was a wonderful time in the studio!

Patience is a big part of a newborn session. That perfect picture takes a good deal of time and effort to get, and it takes teamwork to make it happen. I love brainstorming with the parents before the shoot, getting a feel for who they are and how they envision the perfect way to capture their precious little one. For Natalie and Jordan, it was with a palette of creams, grays, and pastel pinks in scenes with soft furs and fabrics surrounding Alice. We captured this dreamy little girl in a pretty pink setting that gave it an airy feel, with Alice’s perfect expression completing it. I love the pastel pink aura around her, and the cute little headband topped it off beautifully.

Posing a newborn takes some patience, and there’s often a lot of waiting involved. Once you do get them posed, sometimes you have to be patient to wait for that little yawn, or a smile, or just for them to settle into the position. Alice was wonderful, and you can see that in each scene. For a change of tone, we crafted a scene that featured a gray palette and floral textures, sealing the deal with a floral headband. I loved the tonal change between the pink and the gray, and it was so fun to work both of these colors into the session.

One of my all-time favorite things about these sessions is getting the whole family in front of the camera. I loved that Mom and Dad wanted to involve Sloane in the shoot, and it was a joy to capture her budding personality. The pure joy that you can see on their faces as they gaze at the new addition to their family speaks volumes about what kind of a family they are. You can see glimpses of this in the solo shots with Mom and Dad with Alice, especially in their beautiful smiles. But of course, the pictures with all four stole the show for me.

Natalie and Jordan were looking for a photographer who understands the importance of patience, especially when it comes to newborn photography. That patience comes easy when you love what you do, and I especially loved capturing this lovely family. If this is something you value too, contact me here to book your session today!

Enjoy!

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Their Little World | Greenwich Newborn Photographer

Leah and Patrick are world travelers. In fact, they bonded over their love of travel years ago, before they were married, and ever since then they’ve gone from Connecticut, to Paris, to London, to South Africa, and to Thailand (and many more!). But looking at the joy on their faces as they watch their little girl in her newborn session, I can tell that this girl is their whole little world.

For their precious little one’s session in my Greenwich studio, we wanted to keep it simple and clean, with a color palette that focuses on just a pop of color here and there. That pop came from the blue blanket we wrapped the little one in, as we laid her on a soft, white bed of fabrics. To give it a bit more texture, we added a floral headband to finish the look. Her delicate features were especially highlighted, from her tiny toes and fingers to her little button nose. A few elements, like the simple colors, the intricate posing, and the textures of the fabrics all worked together to showcase this lovely baby girl, and made these pictures perfect!

Leah and Patrick know something about combining different elements together to create the perfect blend. Leah and Patrick said that they are two very different people – Leah being more outgoing, and Patrick more reserved – yet they still make the perfect couple, and the perfect parents for their newborn. You can especially see this in the photos that are one-on-one, or with all three. The pure joy, love, and excitement that radiate from these photos show you that this precious little one is in wonderful hands.

For the rest of her session, we had a few other scenes planned, including a simple scene with the almost-bare baby lying on her tummy, and another where we laid her in a box of gray furs. What was so special about both of these sessions are the different expressions we were able to capture. Her squeezable cheeks peeking out over her tiny hand, her contented smile, and what seemed like a very determined sleeping face all worked together to show you the budding personality that this girl has. In such loving hands, you can only imagine that she will become someone who changes the world that her wonderful parents love to travel.

If you would like to truly capture the personality of your newborn, then contact me here!

Enjoy!

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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!

Enjoy!

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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!

Enjoy!

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Precious moment with baby brother in an outdoor fall session with family of four with gorgeous yellow and orange fall colors for a posed family portrait

Celebrate Your Loved Ones Through Portrait Photography | Greenwich Connecticut Family Photographer

I strive to inspire my clients to celebrate their loved ones, their children, and their beauty through portrait photography. My dream for them is to have the images we create together become true heirlooms to cherish for generations to come.

Family is one of the most beautiful and wonderful things around. From the first “I do’s”, to the first child, all the way to sending your now-adult kids away to college, family is a journey worth capturing. I think everyone grasps the necessity for professional family photos, but when it comes to taking those pictures annually, it’s often met with excuses rather than excitement. Having professional photos taken requires some real work, and not just in deciding what to wear and where to have the session – they can be an investment as well. But they’re an investment worth making, and here are three reasons why you should have a session every year, and especially now in the fall!

The passage of time – It is in the nature of time to grow us, and it’s important to capture this each year, especially so for young families. Kids grow so quickly, like the colors of fall leaves, and having annual portraits taken will not only be a beautiful way to track their growth, but will also act as a visual journal of the memories of each year. This is important for your children, but also for yourselves as the parents of a rapidly growing family. In a family session, you’ll be able to get in the picture with everybody else, free from worry about any of the details that go into getting the perfect picture. Flow with the constant stream of change, and capture your family along the way.

The milestones you meet – Like the passage of time, the growth of your family means they will meet milestones along the way. Whether it’s the ability to sit up, the first birthday, the first day of school, a high school graduation, or anything in between, it’s important to capture these times in the life of your family. There’s something new each year, and after each one passes you’ll be able to look fondly at your family portraits, and remember the wonderful moments of the year. Photographs are the perfect way to keep a memory alive, and the more that you capture, the more that you can cherish.

The memories you make – The only things in life that truly become more valuable over time are your memories. Life is constantly moving forward, but it is a blessing to look back over all of the wonderful times you’ve lived through, especially as a family. The beauty of a family photo session is that you get to make it how you want it to be, and capture your own unique and beautiful memories to treasure. Maybe you have a favorite family spot where the autumn colors are perfect, and you want to have a picnic-themed session there, or maybe the whole family loves the way the city looks in the fall – no matter what it is, make it special to your own family. If you center your portraits on who your family is rather than making sure everybody is smiling, you’ll get so much more out of them, and make precious memories at the same time.

Those are just three reasons for having annual family portraits taken, and I’m sure you can think of a few more. The preparation and the work that goes into your session is so worth it, because your family is worth the effort. Mark the passage of time, memorialize the milestones along the way, and capture each beautiful memory. You won’t want to miss them! So contact me and book your portraits – it’s the perfect time for a fall family session.

Enjoy!

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Family of Six – Autumn Beach Session {Greenwich Family Photographer}

Here are a few of my favorites from the session at Tod’s Point in Greenwich. Enjoy! ❤

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Loving Family – Autumn Colors {Family Photographer Greenwich}

Here are a few of my favorites from the session at Tod’s Point in Greenwich. Enjoy! ❤

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Beach Beauties – Family Session {Greenwich Family Photographer}

Here are a few of my favorites from the session at Tod’s Point/Greenwich Beach. Enjoy! ❤

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Golden Hour – Styled Family Sessions {Greenwich Family Photographer}

Here are a few of my favorites from the session at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard. Enjoy! ❤

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