baptism milestone | new haven ct baby photography | xavier

Oh sweet Xavier. He was such a cutie when he came in for his baptism milestone. He was almost 4 months and had the most gorgeous eyes.

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This baptism gown is one that I have seen before. It was worn by Xavier’s cousin, who happens to live down the street from me. How great that it gets to be used again!? The plan is to use it for all future cousins as well. Yay for more babies!! Both cousins names are embroidered on the gown and the idea is to go “up and up and up” as mentioned by Teagan’s mom :). However, she did say we’d have to wait. Therefore I’ll have to try to be patient.

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baptism portraits

I have been finding that baptism portraits have been becoming more popular lately. It’s really a great way to photograph your little one before the big day. Many parents use the images for thank you cards.

Since Xavier was such a good sport, we had time to change him and take a traditional portrait. As a result, we got this super handsome photo of him. Just look into those eyes of his and it seems like you’ll be lost forever.

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Since you just saw this adorable baptism portrait session, want to schedule your own? CONTACT US to set up a baptism milestone photography session!

365 | a personal project | january

This year I decided to take on a new photography project. Something that was for me, where I could learn and grow. I have seen many photography friends accomplish this project over the last several years. It’s a huge project, and one I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish. I’m now 2 months in, so have a little more confidence in it. The 365 project is taking one photo a day for 365 days. It might sound easy, but I can’t tell you how many days I almost forgot. And then there was that one day that I did forget. I’m letting it slide…. although it drives me crazy!

365 | A Personal Project: January

This project can be done with any camera, but as a photographer I have chosen to do it all with my DSLR. I am using available light only, working on capturing my family and our day to day activities. The month of January was taken all with the same lens, 35 f/1.4. One of my favorite lenses and the main lens I’ve been using for my 365 project. I hope you follow along as I’ll be posting a collage of each month. Welcome to my world!

365 project. January collage of a photo a day for 365 days.

Has anyone else started a 365 project? I’d love to hear how it’s going and follow along!

newington | newborn photographer | baby hunter 9 days

Baby Hunter was 9 days new when he came to my studio from Newington for his newborn session. He won me over with his cute little expressions, smiles, and smirks. He is already working on listening to his parents. I have a funny story below :).

Newington CT | Newborn Photographer

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New Year Baby

Hunter was my first newborn session of the year! Mom had brought this ADORABLE new year hat for Hunter to wear. I love the way the photo came out.

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Gray & Navy Newborn

Gray and Navy were the main colors we used during his newborn session. Those are some of my favorite boy colors and they looked great on Hunter!

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Look at that little smirk! Hunter was full of them as well as yawns.

Mom & Dad

I am just swooning over these photos of Hunter with his mom and dad!

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Baby Yawns and Eye Contact

I mentioned above that Hunter had lots of yawns. He also had a lot of eye contact. Funny story for you. Hunter came into the studio sound asleep in his carseat. Dad was looking around at some of the products I have on display. One of them is a little girl with eyes wide open. He commented that he would love a photo like that of Hunter. Well he asked, and Hunter delivered!

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After making dad happy, he got tired and gave me the cutest little yawns! I can never get enough of newborns yawning.

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CT Newborn Photographer

Newborn sessions typically take place between 6 – 16 days of age. Booking often takes place during 2nd trimester as my schedule fills up quickly. I am now booking newborn sessions with due dates from February – July 2017! It’s never too early to pre-book!

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dads with newborns | friday favorites

Dads with newborns just warm my heart. I still think back of the first time I saw my husband with our newborn son. When you husband turns into a father you view him in a different light. A whole new type of love for him enters your world. The love that is evoked during a newborn session is like no other.

Dads with Newborns: Friday Favorites

Since last week’s Friday Favorites featured moms, it only made sense to feature my favorite dads with newborns.

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Some of my favorite dad and baby images are ones that are more focused on dad holding baby. This little new being, held by the hands of their dad. Dad’s hands are so big compared to this tiny baby. It’s hard to imagine we all started out this small.

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Newborns are typically 6-16 days at time of being photographed at my Newtown CT studio. Mom and Dad sit back and watch a movie (or take a nap) while I care for their little one.

For more information on booking a newborn session, please use the contact tab above.