365 | a personal project: february

Wow, I am really slacking on posting to my blog. I have been so busy lately and not finding a lot of time for blog posts. I wanted to do a quick personal blog post so I don’t get too far on posting my 365 project.

Here is January’s 365.. I’m hoping to have a link where you can easily view all 365 projects

February I missed 1 day but I’m still trucking along. Stay tuned for future months!


2017 365 project

derby baby boy | luke 11 days | ct newborn photography

Luke was the most adorable Derby baby boy. He came to my newborn studio at 11 days new with his big brother and parents. I had photographed his brother as a newborn as well. I just love when parents come back with siblings. Being able to watch their family grow is one of the best parts of my job. Since I’ve been specializing in newborn photography for 5 years now, I’ve started to see a lot of younger brothers and sisters.

Derby Baby Boy: Luke 11 days

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Brothers <3

Joseph as AMAZING during his part with his baby brother. I can not stress enough how amazing he was. It is always hit or miss with 2 year olds. Usually a miss as they are two year olds and just do what they want. But Joseph was not the typical two year old. He laid down with his brother and gave me the best smiles <3.

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Looks at this comparison! I’ve gotten to make a lot more recently as I’ve had a lot of siblings coming in. Joseph is on the left and Luke on the right.
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Green & Blues

I love how all of my custom newborn photography sessions are so different. I love color and usually so do my clients. A questionnaire is filled out prior to the session and I work on coordinating the colors and style of the parents. For Luke’s session, we went with green and shades of blue, as well as a touch of brown. He looked amazing in all the colors <3.

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Newborn Photography CT

Are you interested in a newborn session? 2017 due dates are now being booked. It’s never too late to book your session. However, to guarantee availability, I recommend booking your session during your pregnancy. Usually 1 – 2 months prior to your due date is recommended. October is our busiest month due to increased family sessions, so fall due dates should be booked earlier.

Book your session today!

first birthday cake smash: newtown ct | gabriella is one

I was so excited to see Gabriella at my studio again! I have been photographing her since she was in her mama’s belly. This time I saw her for her first birthday cake smash session. First birthdays have two parts. The first part is some first birthday portraits. The second part is the fun and messy cake smash!

First Birthday Cake Smash: Gabriella is ONE!

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Pink & Gold

I am in love with the colors and outfits that mom picked out. It was an amazing combo for Gabriella’s first birthday cake smash!

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

So, not every cake smash session is full of fun and laughter. Honestly, a lot of them have quite a few tears. There are typically 3 ways a cake smash session goes.

  1. Birthday girl will eat the cake, but not make a mess.
  2. The little one will make a mess, but not eat the cake
  3. One year old will not want anything to do with the cake

Seems like option 3 is where most kids end up! However, that being said, it always works out for some great images!

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The Cake!

Another fabulous custom cake from Who Wants Cake, LLC, located in Brookfield, CT.

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Time for Fun!

Don’t worry. It wasn’t all tears for Gabriella! She loved playing with all the directions. The pom poms and flowers were some of her favorites.

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Mom had been dreaming of one of my sample albums since it came in. I don’t blame her, because it is gorgeous! I loved being able to custom design this album for her. It included images from her Gabriella’s newborn session, holiday session, and lastly the first birthday cake smash session.  I hope to have some product pages up soon, but had to share this one here! It’s my favorite album as it comes in a display box. No need to hide your album on a shelf!

The pages lay flat and the box and binding come in some many color choices.

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southbury newborn girl | gabriella 10 days

The cutest Southbury newborn girl came to my studio! Gabriella was 10 days new when she came in for her newborn portraits. You might remember her mom and big sister because they had come in for maternity portraits a couple months prior. Gabriella had gorgeous dark hair and cheeks you just want to squeeze!

Southbury Newborn Girl: Gabriella 10 days

I love the newness and simplicity of this image below. Just a little new being looking so peaceful. While I love color and accessories, there is just something that really draws me in with this image. So simple and so beautiful.

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THIS is Gabriella’s color! I love all shades of blue on little girl. This particular shade was made for her. The contrast of the pink and teal makes me smile. Plus the adorable baby 🙂
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Family Photos

Parents and their new baby <3. I love how you can really see the size and tininess of a new life when held in the arms of their mom and dad.

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Oh if you only knew what went into making this image happen! Sibling photos are unpredictable. Although it wasn’t easy, we were able to make this happen. So worth it!

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Special Props

This blanket was handmade as a gift for Gabriella. I loved being able to incorporate it into her newborn portraits.

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Look at those little toes! I think I need to order some new product samples so I can display this image in my studio. It is one of my favorites!

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Newborn Photography CT

Newborn photography is a genre like no others. It takes the knowledge of photography and training in newborn photography. The safety of your little one always comes first!

Newborn sessions are often booked during pregnancy to guarantee availability. Complete the contact form for more information!

Now booking up to August 2017 due dates!