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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Waiting Patiently | Connecticut Newborn Photography


In my sessions with families, I love to get to know them and what they value. So many families, if not all, value love, honesty, respect, and quality time spent together. Some will go further, valuing the practice of waiting patiently for things. This lovely family goes that extra distance, and has been waiting so patiently for their little one to arrive. I loved capturing the whole family’s joy in their newborn session!

Meet William George, a bundle of love who’s adored by his parents, Todd and Katrina, and his older sister, Victoria. Mom says there was quite a spread between the two siblings, eight years to be exact, and that they’ve been waiting a long time for William. For his session, we decided on a beautiful color scheme, with whites, grays, and blues. William’s parents wanted to keep his studio session classic and simple, and I think with mom and dad’s help I think we got what we wanted!

For one scene, I swaddled William up in a soft, antique blue wrap and laid him on a bed of grey furs and fabrics. With years of experience, I was able to keep William calm and sleepy while I gently posed him for the scene. His handsome profile was the star of the scene, capturing his tiny lips, itty bitty fingers, and kissable toes with my camera. Fast asleep, William enjoyed his debut in front of the lens!

His parents met over 15 years ago at work, and they’ve been smitten ever since. Eight years ago they had their first baby, Victoria, who dearly loves her little brother. She’s quick to share some of her favorite things with her brother, like songs from Disney or Kids Bop, and things that make her laugh like jokes and tickles. She was a dream in the session, carefully holding her sibling close as she smiled wide for me.

As I’m sure you’ve heard me say time and time again, some of my favorite pictures from a session are where the whole family gets in the shot. There’s just an energy filled with love, joy, excitement, and so many great feelings that I look forward to capturing it every time. This lovely family had this energy and more, and they couldn’t help but smile the whole time. It’s no wonder they’re so happy, they’ve been waiting a long time for a family of three to be a family of four.

If you want to capture beautiful moments like these in your own family, contact me here and we’ll get you booked for a session!


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