Beautiful Baby Boy with the Amazing Hair- Newborn Photographer West Hartford CT

I recently had a session with the most handsome baby boy who easily had the best head of hair that I’ve ever seen on a baby. He also was able to hold up his head and smile at just 4 weeks old!! He was truly an amazing little guy:-) Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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All Smiles- Newborn Photographer West Hartford, CT

I had a really fun “almost newborn” shoot recently with a beautiful baby girl who was a little smiling machine:-) I call it “almost newborn” because she was actually a bit more than a month old, so the shoot has a bit of a different look to it. There are far more awake shots than there are sleeping shots. And although you won’t see any of those curled up, snoozing baby photos, there are plenty of smiling baby shots to make up for it. 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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Baby LK Has Arrived! – Newborn Photographer West Hartford, CT

You saw this adorable couple a couple of weeks back with their maternity session in Blue Back. Well, they are back now with their beautiful baby girl who has the cutest dimple that I think I have ever seen!

Since I just got back from my vacation in Montreal(which was unbelievably fun, and I highly recommend everyone go visit, if possible),  I am frantically trying to get caught up on work and my blog as well, so I have to be very brief today. Just wanted to post up a quick sneak peak from the session before I dive back into my editing, email, phone calls, etc.

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

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I love the next photo because it reminds me so much of when my daughter was a newborn and my husband and I would get so excited by each and every adorable little expression and sound that she’d make. I swear we could just be completely content to stare at her for hours and watch her do virtually nothing:-) This photo captured one of those sweet moments with this new family and I am so excited that I could freeze that moment in time for them. It passes by WAY too quickly!!kathryndeane-8 kathryndeane-9 kathryndeane-10 kathryndeane-11 kathryndeane-12

Newborn Girl and Her Baby Elephant- Newborn Photographer Hartford, CT

You may remember this beautiful couple from their Blue Back Square maternity photo session that I posted a couple of weeks ago. They have since given birth to their adorable little girl and brought her over to my studio for a session yesterday. She was a very easy going baby and snoozed through most of  the photos, which made my job very easy! The three of them make such a gorgeous family and I absolutely LOVE how their family shots came out. They all wore white and it looked gorgeous in the studio light. Usually if a client books an outdoor session, I always recommend they avoid white because it tends to wash out in the photos. However, when we are shooting a newborn session, the focus is really supposed to be almost entirely on the baby. So wearing white in a newborn studio session is actually perfect. Even if it washes out a bit, it actually looks even better that way because it is so clean and simple….just the way newborn sessions are supposed to be:-)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the session:

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Newborn/Family Studio Session- Newborn Photography West Hartford, CT

You may remember this family from last month when they had their maternity/family session posted on my blog. You can check out that post here. They were back a couple of weeks ago for their newborn shoot with the brand new baby….here are a few of my favorite shots from our session:

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Head Shots for Kids- Acting and Modeling Head Shots West Hartford CT

Recently, I received a photography request from a talent scout who had two local girls in need of some great head shots for auditions they will be attending next weekend. He was seeking out a photographer who could provide his clients with really clean, natural head shots that would highlight the child’s smile and natural beauty without any distracting backgrounds, makeup, artificial lighting, etc. Since this matched my style exactly, I was really excited to have the opportunity to work with these adorable little girls. Having worked for some time in the modeling industry, I knew exactly what the agents would be looking for in a head shot. So excited to finally get to put my modeling industry knowledge to good use:-) Here are some of my favorites from our session:

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