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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Bubbling Excitement | Greenwich Newborn Photographer


There is a certain kind of joy that you never see anywhere else: the joy that comes from meeting your child for the first time. The excitement that new parents have for their newborn produces such an amazing joy in them that both Mom and Dad just can’t stop smiling, and it was such a wonderful thing to see in this newborn session! The couple moved into Greenwich recently after living in the city for a decade, and they’re loving the transition. Of course, that wasn’t the only big change in their lives, and definitely not their favorite of the two. Their new little one is adorable, and I loved capturing their first child in her first few days. This session was such a special one, with both Mom and Dad in on the fun. I was able to capture some truly beautiful moments between them and their precious newborn, with one of my favorites being where they gazed into each other’s eyes as they held their new baby; they had the unmistakable look of a couple smitten with a deep love for each other. Those small moments can slip by so quickly, but they’re filled with some of the deepest love you can witness and it’s an honor to see it firsthand!

We filled the session with a variety of poses and scenes, and included some portraits of Dad and Mom holding their little girl. In one scene, I kept the colors neutral to highlight their newborn’s gorgeous skin tone, and played off of it with a textured pink blanket, and added a little white accent flower to pull it all together. While this is a newborn session, at its heart it’s really about the whole family, so we included some pictures of the trio all together. I always try to capture babies as they are, creating a scene around them to make for a unique picture centered on them. No baby ever arrives with perfect skin, and I love to showcase their ‘imperfections’ in their session. It adds another layer of beauty to an already gorgeous child, and this session is a great example of this!

All in all, it was such a wonderful experience capturing a precious family’s beloved newborn, especially her tiny grin. Everyone was all smiles throughout the whole newborn session, and I loved getting to know this passionate trio! They have an excitement about them that lingered long after they had left the studio, and they left with each beautiful memory captured in their session, to have with them forever.

– Enjoy!


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