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Like Father, Like Son |Connecticut Newborn Photographer


There’s something particularly special about a new family’s first newborn session. The glow in their smile, the shimmer in their eye, and the pure joy they have when they first arrive in the studio is something beautiful! So when Jessica and Dan brought their precious little one in, my heart jumped at the chance to capture this occasion for this wonderful family. These loving, new parents met in college, but started dating after school, in 2011. Five years later, they got married, and just last year they bought their first home. Lots of firsts for this cute couple!

Something that Jessica mentioned first off when we were brainstorming the creative direction of this shoot was that she wanted to incorporate her husband’s guitar in the shoot. We did, and it turned out awesome! Seeing their boy, Emmett, paired with a symbol of something his father loves to do was a great way to represent the family lineage. Mom and dad also chose a gorgeous palette of whites, grays, and light blues for their baby’s session, which will fit perfectly among their farmhouse decor at home. Of course, Emmett is the star of any picture, and that was definitely the case in his newborn session.

We laid this precious little one, swaddled in a light blue knit, in a basket full of the softest blankets you can find. The rustic wood-flooring background was the perfect accent, cracking and fading, to highlight the perfect skin and bright glow of his tiny body. We got a good deal of candid shots, and of course, a couple pictures of Emmett’s forever-kissable toes. Posing him was a breeze, and in one of the photos I gently laid him on a pile of fur on a small, wooden stool, to complete the rustic look. It’s so important that babies are posed correctly, especially newborns. Years of experience and hundreds of hours of training allows me to have confidence posing any baby, and I’m so happy that mom and dad trusted me to pose Emmett!

Some of my favorite shots from this session are the ones with the whole family. The smiles on these lovely, doting parents made my heart skip for joy, and I was blessed to capture the whole thing. As they held Emmett in their arms, holding him close, you could tell that these new parents were ready to take on the world for their baby boy. If you want to capture this same spirit of your own in your newborn’s session, then contact me here!





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