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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Knit Together With Love | Maternity & Newborn Photography in Connecticut


A wonderful delight of mine is in seeing a family that is tight knit and woven together with love – so try to imagine how elated I was to capture this beautiful family in their maternity and newborn sessions! This wonderful four-piece lives in Westchester, CT, and ended up choosing my Belly to Baby Package, to capture the time before baby enters the world, and directly after they join the family. “We moved to Westchester from Brooklyn, New York, in 2016, after having lived there for 15 years,” Evan, the father, says, “we have two dogs, love to travel, listen to music, and watch tv/movies. My daughter, Madeleine Harper, loves to dance, play dress up, anything Disney, and loves to cook with my wife, Andrea, and I love sports.” Something I love about this family is how much they like spending time with each other, and you can tell they have such a joy for each other in both of their sessions.

For the maternity session, we wanted to get some outdoor shots, with a focus on natural light and more journalistic pictures. We also wanted to get the whole family in the shot, but of course, with a special focus on mom. She wore a lovely pink dress that, when coupled with her natural beauty, made her stand out amongst the sea of green behind her. Dad and Madeleine joined her under the fresh blooms, and Andrea and Madeleine wore a couple floral headbands to match. Their sweet, precious older daughter is loved dearly by her parents: “Madeleine has a sweetness to her, especially in her eyes. She is very excited to be a big sister! We loved to capturing her lovely personality in the session.”

For the newborn session, we welcomed baby Riley into the world on a bed of white fur and gray lace, swaddled in a soft pink blanket. None of that matches the cuteness of Riley, however, and you can especially see it when we laid her on a sea of blue, or in the tiny basket with her little purple flower headband. We wanted to focus on a documentary style as much as possible, and got a few of those shots during the newborn session. Madeleine was so excited to hug and kiss Riley, and we were able to capture this precious moment, as well as the wonderful moment as the whole family gazed down at smiling Riley.

It was a true joy to spend time with this family, let alone help them remember the most special moments of their lives together. They’re knit together with love, and it was amazing watching that love grow over time. That’s the value of the packages that I offer: you’ll never miss those precious moments together. If you would like to capture those moments, please contact me here, and rest easy knowing that you’ll always remember the best things in life, just like this beautiful family will.



Stunning pregnant mom in pink gown cradling belly surrounded by lovely spring green trees for posed outdoor maternity sessionSmiling expecting mom in pink and dad lounging on bench enveloped in gorgeous green spring colors for posed outdoor maternity sessionSmiling big-sister-to-be and expecting mom in pink with matching flower wreaths, and dad in front of lovely blooming tree of flowers for posed outdoor maternity sessionPosed outdoor maternity session with happy expecting mom in pink, big-sister-to-be, and dad lounging on grass in a beautiful field of trees with green spring colorsNewborn portrait session of baby girl with peach and white flower headband swaddled in peach wrap surrounded by gray lace and gray furClose-up of eye lashes and hands for newborn portrait session of baby girl swaddled in peach wrap surrounded by gray laceBaby girl posed bottom-up on teal blanket with white polka dots with white flower headband for newborn portrait sessionNewborn portrait session of baby girl posed in a flower shaped woven basket and purple and violet wraps, with with purple flower headband on white wooden floorBig sister kissing new little sister with white flower headband swaddled in champagne wrap for baby girl's newborn portrait sessionSmiling mommy, daddy and big sister posed with baby girl with white flower headband swaddled in champagne wrap for newborn portrait session



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