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Baby's First Year and Beyond

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.


Baby girl with peach fuzzy blanket and white lace flower and pearl headband for 4 month milestone portrait session4 month milestone portrait session of baby girl laying on her stomach with gold glitter bow headband and pink backdropPortrait session aerial view of baby girl laying on peach fuzzy blanket and pink flower headband for 4 month milestone

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

9 month old baby girl in gray lace and flower headband with sparkles for milestone portrait session9 month old baby girl in gray lace and flower headband with sparkles for baby milestone portrait sessionBaby girl in blue lace dress and white balloons for 12 month milestone 1st birthday portrait sessionLaughing 12 month old baby girl in blue lace dress and pink and white balloons for 1st birthday milestone portrait session

1st birthday milestone portrait session with happy 12 month old baby girl in blue lace dress and white balloons and sparkle


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