danbury newborn studio | baby hailey 4 weeks

Oh my, summer is here which means I am crazy busy and don’t have enough time to keep up on blogging! My kids are out of school so we’ve been having a lot of fun during the day. During the school year I’m able to keep more of a daytime schedule but it’s not always possible during summer. So I’m back to working some evenings in order to stay caught up. Photographing the actual session is only a small percentage of the work, while the majority is spent behind the computer! Well enough with my chatter, I know you are excited to see this Danbury newborn studio session!

Danbury Newborn Studio | Hailey 4 weeks

Adorable Hailey was 4 weeks new when she came for her newborn session in my Newtown studio, located close to Danbury CT. Hailey surprised her mom and dad with being born one month early. She spent some time in the nicu so we planned the session for shortly after she was discharged. Her Dad is in the military and was leaving just a couple days later so we got the session done just in time before he had to leave!

Hailey weighed 4 lbs 3 oz and birth and was about 6 lbs 9 oz when I got to photograph her. She was such a doll and I loved spending time with her. Unfortunately, Hailey had a bunch of IV’s during her stay in the hospital so she didn’t like being touched too much. Despite that, she did really great and we got an amazing gallery.

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Mom & Dad Love

With being in the military and leaving just a couple days later, I made sure to take more parent/family images to include in the gallery than usual. It didn’t hurt that they are a beautiful family. These are some of my favorite family images.

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Custom Newborn Photography

A questionnaire is sent out before all my sessions. For my newborn sessions it goes over colors, prop and pose preferences. These are photos that are going to be hanging on YOUR walls. Therefore I want to make sure that it matches your style. Lavender, warm gray, and cream were the colors chosen for Hailey’s newborn portraits.

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CT Newborn Photography Availability

Contact Heather Kelly Photography is you are interested in more information on studio newborn photography. Summer availability is limited. Now booking Sept – Jan due dates. It is best to book during pregnancy as availability is limited.

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plainville ct | newborn photography session: baby camila

I am in LOVE with baby Camila, and I think you will be too. She traveled to my studio from Plainville CT which is about an hour away. It is a huge honor when a client chooses to drive that distance for you to photograph their newborn. Camila was 10 days new when I photographed her newborn session. This is going to be a HUGE overshare. I’m having a hard time choosing images.

Plainville CT | Newborn Photography

Camila was such a love during her newborn session. She had her eyes open in the very beginning of the session. Then she went off to dreamland and was amazing to photograph.

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My favorite colors

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it every time my chooses blue for a baby girl. In LOVE with blue and baby girls. Did you know that originally blue was a “girl” color and pink was a “boy” color. I really think we need to switch back to that. So, not only was Camila was a dream to photograph, I got to use blue on her! The colors mom chose were light blue, light purple, and light yellow. The combination of these colors are to die for. Camila looked amazing with every color as well. I specifically love the purple and blue combo on her.

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Parents & Newborn

Can you believe that they weren’t planning on having parent & baby images taken? I am so glad they changed their mind. Seriously, look how gorgeous!
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I’ve been doing this pose with the majority of dad’s lately. Something about their hands holding their tiny baby that just makes me swoon. Nothing more sweeter.dad holding newborn girl. plainville cttwist wrap newborn photography. plainville ctnewborn girl plainville ctnewborn photograohy plainville ct

Newborn Photography: Plainville CT

Thanks for viewing Camila’s newborn session. I would love for you to tell me what your favorite image is in the comments below!

For more information on a newborn photography session, fill out the contact form. It is recommended to booking before your little one has arrived as availability is limited and fills up quickly.

Summer newborn due dates are booking up fast!! 

365: a personal project | april

So, April has been my worst month yet for keeping up with my 365 project. Four days were missed this month. However, I’m happy to report that May is looking fantastic. Knock on wood, I haven’t missed a day yet. Phew! Although I’m disappointed that I’ve missed quite a few days the past months, I’m glad that I still keep on going. Seeing all the photos together is quite amazing. And I can’t wait until the year is over and I have *almost* a photo of every day of our lives for 2017.

Take a look at past months!


365: A Personal Project | April

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newborn puppy photography | the exceptional sidekick

Must see! The newest newborn puppy photography session is now on the blog and you won’t want to miss it. This is what happens when a newborn photographer, who is also a huge puppy lover, gets her hands on 8 week old puppies.

Newborn Puppy Photography

Is there anything more irresistible than a puppy? How about three puppies? Three puppies that are in training to be psychiatric service dogs. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I absolutely loved having these puppies in the studio. This isn’t the first time I’ve photographed the newest puppies for The Exceptional Sidekick. I photographed their first four puppies in April 2016, and Noodle last fall.

The Exceptional Sidekick

Their mission:

“Founded in 2016, the mission of Exceptional Sidekick Service Dogs in Newtown, CT is to transform lives by identifying, raising, and training exceptional Psychiatric Service Dogs to match — at no cost — with children and adults suffering from psychiatric disabilities, while engaging and educating the community in the process. The two-year Exceptional Sidekick psychiatric service dog training method involves Newtown schools, teachers and students who are an integral part of raising and socializing the dogs as a community, and educating their peers about mental illness.”

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Sisters <3

Does this melt your heart? Because it melts mine! These pup sisters were just the cutest and loved to be close to each. Unlike their brother who liked to keep a distance from them while sleeping. I really don’t blame it. I enjoy to sleep alone too. However, it didn’t work for our puppy session so he was a little more difficult.
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While photographing newborn puppies isn’t an everyday thing (Oh how I wish it was!), human newborn photography sessions are now being scheduled through Oct 2017 due dates!

Limited availability for July and August due dates!! Booking in advance is recommended. 

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