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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Family Values | Darien, CT Newborn Photographer


Family is one of the most important things in life, and so are the values that we hold dear. This wonderful family from Darien, CT knows this well, and can’t wait to teach their firstborn son all about it! Their little one was so peaceful in his newborn session, napping almost the whole way through. We chose muted tones for our color palette, sticking with grays, whites, dark blue and pops of orange in most of our scenes. I love the monochrome of the gray in one of the scenes, complete with a tiny knit stocking cap to keep his little head cozy. I never tire of being amazed at just how small and cute newborns are, and they get even more precious to me after each session.

The family moved to Connecticut from New York City: “We just moved to Darien a few weeks ago, having lived in NYC since we graduated college.” She said, “We’ve been together for almost six years now, and we’re so excited to welcome our beautiful son to our family!” It was wonderful to have the whole family in the studio, and we got some gorgeous photos of all three of them together, bursting with love for each other. They’re a beautiful family, and you can see just from the pictures alone how strong their bond is. They said, “We were both raised to value family above all else, and look forward to raising our son the same way.” You can see the dedication that they have to each other; their son is in the best of hands.

I had a lot of fun playing around with color in this newborn session, and I love how much the orange added to each scene. In one scene, I included a variety of textures and patterns, with fur, knit and stripes all coming together to make for a cohesive and interesting picture. My favorites, though, have to be the portraits with mom and dad, alone with their new baby. The passion that they have for their son, and the drive that they have to grow him into someone who values the most important things in life was inspiring. It was a joy to spend time with them.


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