Brrrrr…First Chilly Session of the Season!- Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

After the beautiful, mild temperatures of October, I can hardly complain about the weather this fall. But I guess the warm weather streak had to come to an end at some point and it finally did last week. The good part is that the little cuties in this session had their cozy scarves, mittens, and hats on for most of the session, which was really adorable and makes for the perfect look for holiday photos and cards for the winter season. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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Fall Has Arrived!- Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

Well, it seemed to come on a little late this year, but the fall weather is finally here and the leaves are looking beautiful! For those of you who regularly follow my blog, you will know what that means….I have officially entered into my busy season! This is the time of year when everyone wants family photos for holiday cards and gifts, so my typical work schedule doubles or triples in October and November. As a result, I am going to try my very best to get as many session previews posted as I can, but I know there is just no way I will be able to get them all. So if your photos don’t make it to the blog, do not worry! It is completely random who gets previews posted and who doesn’t. Hopefully, I will have some spare time in the winter to go back and put some more of the fall shoots on the blog after the holidays. Keep checking back after the holidays for more fall shoots and my new winter work as well. 

This next family was a lot of fun to work with and also planned their wardrobe beautifully! As soon as I saw them, I was very impressed…a perfect mixture of neutrals and bold colors:-) Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

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Smiles, Laughter, and Family Photos- Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

Last week, I had a great family session with a beautiful baby girl who was delivering the most adorable smiles ever! When her parents would make her laugh, she would squeeze her eyes shut and throw her head back every time. It may have been the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. There is so much great stuff to capture at this age where they are crawling and just about to start walking. The whole world is new and fascinating to them, so it is the perfect time to have take some photos to capture these special moments before they pass by. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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Best Buddies and Brothers- Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

I had a session a couple of weeks back with a family I have known for many years now. My daughter and their eldest son used to play together when they were little babies! I had such a fun time photographing their two adorable little boys. They are truly brothers in every way….one minute putting each other into headlocks and the next minute laughing hysterically and having a great time with one another. They will no doubt be best buddies for life. Check out how super adorable they are with some of my favorite shots from our session:-)

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End of Summer Family Session- Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

Well, the end of summer is approaching quickly…and though there is still that humid air lingering around us, I know that the cooler weather is just around the corner. Clients are emailing  and calling me daily to set up their fall sessions for their holiday card photos. The kids are back in school.  I guess it is time for me to start facing the fact that we will soon be saying goodbye to my favorite time of year:-(

The good news is that editing this latest photo session has helped to keep me in the summer spirit just a little while longer. I am so thrilled that my clients were still able to wear their bright, summery colors, their bare legs and sandals, AND get in some shots with the last few roses at Elizabeth Park before they are gone for the year.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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What If The Baby Doesn’t Sleep?- Newborn Photographer West Hartford, CT

When doing a newborn shoot, my number one goal from the moment the baby enters my studio is to get him/her to sleep for as much of the session time as possible. That is one of the major reasons that I prefer to do newborn shoots within the first 3-10 days after the baby is born because at that point, the baby is still very sleepy and easy to shift into all of those cute, curled up  positions. I explain all of this to my clients before our session and I usually make lots of suggestions as to how to best accomplish this goal. I have all kinds of tricks that I use to get those little ones to snooze their session time away, but sometimes….every so often….a newborn just doesn’t want to sleep. When this happens, my clients will almost always ask me, “what if the baby doesn’t sleep? Will we be able to get any good photos?”

The answer is ABSOLUTELY!! However, it will not be as easy. There may be less outfit changes or creative positions, but there will still be plenty of variety and often my clients will be amazed by just how many great shots we captured despite the baby being so wiggly, fussy, etc. This session was a perfect example of this type of situation. But I find that with patience, good timing ,and a couple of top secret newborn photographer tricks, you can still have a great newborn session with beautiful photos that will make you forget all about how much your little munchkin resisted sleep that day. Here are a few samples from a recent session with the sweetest little (wide awake) cutie ever. Not only is she adorable, but she is also super smiley as well:-)

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An Adorable Boy and a Beautiful Sunset- Child and Family Photographer West Hartford, CT

I had a session a few days ago with the sweetest little boy and his parents in West Hartford. We met for a sunset session and the light and weather were both absolutely perfect! This boy was a dream to work with and gave me the perfect mix of “eye contact with a smile” shots and natural, candid shots. For any parents who are debating whether it is worth risking a cranky kid to do a sunset session…let me say this, IT IS WORTH IT!!!! Take a look at how gorgeous the light is in these photos! I had a zillion favorites, but here are just a few that I absolutely had to share:-)

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