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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Capturing Love: A Cos Cob Family Newborn Session


Hello, lovely readers! Today, I am thrilled to share the heartwarming story of the Hong family as they welcomed the arrival of their newest member, Baby Ian. Join me in exploring the beauty of the warmth that envelops this family as they embrace this magical moment.

As a photographer based in Cos Cob, Greenwich, Connecticut, being entrusted to document such special occasions in the lives of local families is truly an honor. Jessica and Jae, along with their adorable son Aidan, graciously came to my studio to create a gallery of images that beautifully capture the essence of this exciting time.

newborn baby boy Ian sleeps peacefully on a "bed" of driftwood, lined with a chunky knit, baby blue blanket. baby Ian is photographed by Karen Kahn, of Looking Up Photography
newborn baby boy Ian's studio newborn session; in this image, baby Ian is photographed with his hands lightly crossed across his chest as he sleeps

For the newborn session, Jessica expressed a preference for a touch of both worlds – the softness of pale blue and the richness of ivory. These colors, inspired by the family’s contemporary classic style and the gold metal accents in their home, set the tone for a session that would beautifully complement their decor.

a newborn baby boy is lightly swaddled in ivory and lays on a chunky knit off white blanket placed on an ivory flokati; photographed by Karen Kahn of Looking Up Photography
a newborn baby boy is photographed lying on a chunky, ivory knit blanket, lightly swaddled under his arms; a felted heart in an off white color lays on his chest

In describing her dream newborn session, Jessica envisioned warm, fairy-tale-like photos that effortlessly capture the essence of this precious time. Opting for a little bit of both – color filled, and simple and classic – the session was efficient yet enchanting, creating timeless images that will transport the family back to these fleeting moments.

a newborn baby boy and his big brother are photographed by Karen Kahn, of Looking Up Photography; the pair are lying on an ivory colored flokati
new parents are photographed in the Looking Up Photography studio in Cos Cob, Greenwich, Connecticut, by Karen Kahn; the duo wear white shirts and hold their son in between them

Planning for timeless elegance, the family wore white tops and charcoal bottoms, creating a cohesive and stylish look. This choice resonates with their contemporary classic style, where gold metal trims and silver tones create an ambiance of understated sophistication.

new parents are photographed backlit, semi-silhouetted, holding their newborn baby boy in between them; the profiles of mom, dad, and baby are visible
a growing family of four is photographed in the Looking Up Photography studio in Cos Cob, Greenwich, Connecticut, by Karen Kahn

Anticipating that these images would become cherished memories, Jessica and Jae have specific areas in mind for displaying their newborn session portraits. The baby room, bedrooms, and the corridor floor will be adorned with images that tell the story of their growing family.

family newborn session photo inspiration; a new family of four is photographed by Karen Kahn of Looking Up Photography, in Karen's Cos Cob, Greenwich, Connecticut studio

Reflecting on their family values, Jessica chose the words virtue, diligence, and love. These values shone through in every interaction, creating a nurturing environment for Aidan and Baby Ian.

Jessica found Looking Up Photography through a Google search and neighborhood recommendations. The ease of communication and abundance of resources convinced her that she had found the perfect photographer to capture their family’s journey.

If you’re anticipating a new addition to your family and wish to capture these early moments, reach out, and let’s weave your unique story into a visual memory.