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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Classic Studio Newborn Session – Tyler


The world may have closed indefinitely due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic, but babies are still born every day and each one is worth celebrating! This studio newborn session was for a first-time client who found me via Greenwich Moms

I truly loved mom’s straightforward requests, and especially the navy color! I am so inspired by darker hues these days. I say classic colors are always welcome in the studio, and I tell my clients so for each and every session.

This couple wanted to celebrate the birth of their first human child, and what better way than with a studio newborn session?! I note “human child” because Nicole mentioned that they have a miniature goldendoodle who’s spoiled enough to probably be considered their “first child”. Hopefully Tyler’s fur-sibling has adjusted well to the new baby!

My favorite photo from this session is the image of Tyler wearing a red, white, and blue football-themed stocking cap. While themed props aren’t typically my cup of tea, it brings to mind Nicole’s sweet request for a special image for her husband, Ross, who’s obsessed with football and the Patriots. I love that this particular photograph is meaningful to dad, and I love that the visual information in the photograph tells you that story right away! Keep scrolling to see all of the details and also to see that wonderful image!


newborn baby boy swaddled in lightweight navy swaddle on a navy flokaticloseup image of the details of a newborn baby's face with his hands holding the swaddle and gently resting next to his headnewborn baby boy swaddled in dusty blue with his hands folded across his belly; navy flokaticloseup photograph of the feet and toes of a new baby peeking out of a navy swaddle; navy flokatiNew England Patriots inspired newborn photo; sleeping baby boy wearing a Patriots red, white, blue stocking capnewborn baby wrapped in white asleep on a white knit pouf; white backgroundnewborn baby with light brown hair with a smile on their face; white swaddle; white poufnewborn baby looking at the camera with a serious expression; white swaddle; white poufmom with long auburn hair wearing a navy top holding her newborn baby kissing themsmiling dad holding his newborn son and touching noses with him; neutral studio backdropdad and mom kissing their newborn baby boy who dad is holding up in between thembacklit silhouetted photograph of a mother and father smiling and looking down at their newborn son