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Get Ready! 2 Weeks Before Your Session

Get Ready! 2 Weeks Before Your Session

While it might seem that beautiful portraits happen in a click of a button, there’s actually quite a bit of preparation that is required for a successful photo session. And that preparation really starts right around 2 weeks beforehand…

Why Family Photos Will Be Your Best Purchase This Year

Why Family Photos Will Be Your Best Purchase This Year

Every year we decide how to spend our money. We invest in our homes, buy cars, furniture, and new TVs. And allocating a good chunk of that money for professional family photos can be low on the priority list..

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Family Photographer

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Family Photographer

Here’s the thing, most people don’t know the options that are available when it comes to hiring a family or newborn photographer. They see a pretty family portrait their friend posts on Facebook and decide to hire that photographer for themselves…

Baby's First Year Milestones

Baby's First Year Milestones

The first year for a baby is so full of growth and development! It was one of my favorite times with my children because there is so much discovery and joy, on both sides. The one thing I missed, however, was having really simple, clean portraits of my children. I didn't have a Studio back then! And I was just starting on my photography journey. So I have lots of at-home photographs, and plenty of outdoor shots.. but nothing like what I provide to my clients now. Which, in many ways, is why I do it…

Demarest and Conway

Demarest and Conway

There is one thing that Demerest and Conway's Mom said that really stuck with me. "I am so glad we did this photo session when we did." And what she meant was, I'm glad we waited until they were a little older...

Livia & Leo's Family Session

Livia & Leo's Family Session

One of the reasons it's so hard to decide which photographer to hire is because all you're seeing is a website or social media posts, but you have no idea what actually goes on behind closed doors. You usually don't know whether the person you're hiring is running a full-time business or does photography on the side (as in, how seriously are they treating this?). You can forego the guesswork and go to an established photography studio, but then you might end up being photographed by an associate photographer and the quality might not match what was advertised.

Family Session with Nicholas and Michael (Fairfield, CT)

Each family I photograph is completely unique. There are different combination of kids, of course.. girls, boys, one child, two, and sometimes even four. But when I meet a family who's very similar to my own, with two boys who are almost exactly the same age, I can't help but admire the differences.

Nicholas and Michael have this amazing playroom (and really, they live in a gorgeous home to begin with). Their playroom is full of shelves filled with all sorts of toys, but they also have two amazing parents who really enjoy playing with them. On the weekends, they have family movie nights and hang out while listening to music on Dad’s fancy speakers in the "music room". They play instruments and sing together, too. You can instantly see how much the boys appreciate their parents and how much they absolutely adore them.

Nicholas is the outgoing 4 year old who loves making Mom laugh by being super silly. Michael, who just turned 2, is a little more reserved, idolizes his big brother, and thinks everything he does is really funny!  Mom and Dad love to see their boys happy and laughing as much as possible, and I could tell right away what a lighthearted and fun family this was! My goal with any session is very simple. I want to show the family as they are. Not posing for photos, but simply being together, in a way that is completely natural. And I definitely have a style, an approach that is my own. Even though we photograph activities, my focus is always on creating portraits, whether it's a portrait of a single child, or the whole family together.