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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Many Blessings | Connecticut Newborn Photographer


With time comes some of the most wonderful blessings. If you’ve been following the blog for a little while, you’ll remember my lovely friend’s maternity session, and her amazing story. Since then, she’s given birth, and her child is every bit as beautiful as we expected, and more so. The many blessings that my gorgeous friend has experienced during the pregnancy pale in comparison to the best blessing of all, that she now holds in her arms. 

For this newborn session, we wanted to focus on a few different scenes, and include everybody in the shoot – even our furry friend! One of the scenes surrounded her gorgeous newborn in soft furs, a pink blanket, and a cute pearled headband to match. I accented with a flower and some textured grays, to round out the palette. I loved capturing the budding personality of this lovely new person, and I especially love the picture we got of those tiny little toes! We also got some photos of this precious little human against a lightly textured, white backdrop, so we could cut out the background and focus on the wonderful beauty of a newborn fast asleep. We brought out the driftwood basket again, and the contrast of using nature to hold a new life was one that I loved to use. But, the most precious photos were of mom and her child together.

It has been amazing to witness this wonderful friend of mine in her motherhood journey. She’s incredibly inspiring, and she teaches me so many things about life and what it means to be a mother. The love that she’s shown towards her child even while she still carried her inside was a beautiful thing to see, and it’s only ever grown since. I love how creative we get together, planning out our sessions and brainstorming the color schemes. I always jump at the chance to work with her artsy mind, and it truly was a blessing to capture this special time with her and her newborn. I can’t wait until the next session we have together!


Sleeping newborn adorned in pink fabric and pearl headband surrounded by gray lace and cozy fur with gentle hands posed for baby girl portrait sessionNewborn portrait with smiling baby dressed in soft pink fabric and pearl headband with gray lace and cozy fur and tiny hands posed for baby girl sessionBaby hands clasped for newborn session with soft pink wrap and lace and gray cozy fur posed for baby girl portraitAdorable baby feet and pink flower sweetly posed for newborn session with soft pink wrap and lace for baby girl portraitSleepy baby girl with lovely hair and pouty lips posed on white blanket for newborn portrait sessionSleepy baby girl posed reclining on arms with lovely hair and flower headband and pouty lips on white blanket for newborn portrait sessionBirds eye view posed newborn in circle wooden basked surrounded by gold lace with adorable hair and flower headband and clasping hands on pink backdrop for baby girl portrait sessionMommy and baby girl cuddling with soft pink lace wrap for newborn portrait sessionAdorable pet dog with mommy and newborn cuddling with sweet pink lace wrap for baby girl portrait session





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