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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Capturing the Moment | Greenwich Newborn Photography


One of the greatest gifts that you can give a new parent is a set of photos that capture their precious bundle of love and encase them in a moment. Every parent of a newborn knows that those first few days go by so quickly, and you end up having to fight for moments where time slows down. John and Valerie, being new parents themselves, are just starting to experience this, and they’re loving the journey. They and their gorgeous newborn Daniel visited me in my studio for a lovely newborn session, and the moments that we froze in time will be cherished forever by this wonderful family.

I loved the colors that Mom and Dad chose for the session. For one scene, we swaddled Daniel in a baby blue blanket and gently laid him on a spring green pillow, complete with a nice white wood background. He happily curled up, dreaming away, and we got some cute photos of his precious little feet too! In another scene, we kept the wood background and exchanged the pillow for a basket filled with a deep, dark blue fur, posing Daniel in another ‘sleepy’ pose.

We played around with other colors too, and for one scene chose a grayscale palette, posing an un-swaddled Daniel on fluffy fabrics and draping a gray or blue blanket over him. It’s moments like these, where Daniel is snuggled up, that just exude a warmth and calmness that you can’t find anywhere else. I love being able to snap a moment up from time and keep the gorgeous innocence of a newborn safe and sound; you can see what I mean with the tiny yawn we captured in his session. Mom and Dad had the loveliest smiles throughout the whole session, gazing on as their son experiences his first weeks.

John and Valerie know something about love, considering they’ve been together for about 14 years so far. They both grew up in Port Chester, and have known each since they were young. Knowing this, it made perfect sense that they work so well together. While Daniel is their first human baby, they brought along their first furry baby to the session, Shadow, their happy Shih Tzu. Shadow posed with Daniel and the rest of the family, which made the session all the more fun!

Of course, we made sure to get some great solo photos – with Mom and Daniel, or Dad and Daniel – along with some photos with all four members of the family. Trust me, you could feel the pure joy and excitement in the room as they held their precious newborn close, showering him with love. Valerie says that she’s enjoying being a ‘boy mom’ already, and both Mom and Dad look forward to every moment they get to spend with their baby boy. I’m so thankful that I was able to freeze just a few precious moments in time for them to cherish for years to come.

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