I’ve been so bad about posting to my blog. I moved into a new studio at the beginning of October and getting everything set up takes twice as long as you think it will. It’s almost ready and I’m dying to post some of the photos, maybe in a week or two
The new studio address is 247 West 37th Street, 19th Floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues.
I met this lovely couple at a ViaCord presentation and they were the winners of the gift certificate I donated to the event. As with all my clients, we had a discussion over the phone as to what they would like to create during their session, discussing the colors they liked, any props they wanted to include etc. The mom mentioned she would like to do a ring shot with the baby. Not unusual, a lot of parents like to include their wedding rings in their newborn photographs, it can be really effective to show how little the baby’s hands and feet are. Boy was I surprised to see the size of the rings they brought along! It is wonderful to have something that means so much to the family incorporated into the photograph.
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This little girl was wonderful to work with, all that lovely baby fat and so sleepy and easy to pose. We did some photographs that included some props that were personal to the family as well as some gorgeous ones of her on her own with some lovely different colors. Who says blue is for boys! There were so many wonderful images to choose from, it was hard to edit them down for the website.
This newborn photography session was the follow up session for the mother who came in on her own while her husband is off serving our country. We have some beautiful images of her and her baby and it will be wonderful to do a family portrait session with Dad once he gets his leave.
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Maternity photography session
It was a pleasure photographing this lovely Mom to Be. We did a variety of images for her maternity photography session that included some of her own clothes as well as some of the fabrics that I have at the studio. I’m a personal fan of the blues and greens but these backgrounds work really well with the warm colors that I have available for maternity photography.
One of the joys of being a maternity photographer is that I get to see the baby shortly after he or she arrives. This baby will be back for a newborn session and I can’t wait to meet the newly expanded family.
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This mom to be came in on her own for her session. Not too unusual since I have done maternity photography sessions with single moms, with moms who’s husband’s work schedules don’t allow them the time and also for moms to be whose partners just aren’t into having their picture taken. Unfortunately this father to be is in the services and is posted overseas, he won’t even be allowed back once the baby is born until the baby is a few months old. I can’t imagine how hard that must be for him to have to live this whole experience second hand, nor can I imagine how hard it would be to go through the pregnancy on her own when there is definitely someone she would love to be sharing it with. That’s commitment.
Hopefully the pictures we took during the maternity photography session will share some of the joy, love and the way the ever expanding belly looks.
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Thought this was an interesting little video. I’m not sure if feeling something through a machine would ever equal what being pregnant would feel like but I guess this would be a close second. I should look at it from the partner’s perspective, if I was watching my partner go through a pregnancy I think it would be wonderful to share some of the same moments with them, something more than resting my hand on their belly .
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BBC News – Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes.
An interesting article about a kit that expecting moms receive in Finland including the box which can be used as a bed for the infant. It’s very interesting to see how newborns are welcomed into the world in different countries. Check out how the package has changed over the years to reflect changing trends and the needs of the times.
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Maternity Photography Session in my NYC Studio
This lovely family was such a pleasure to work with. The mom moved so well and looked fantastic in every photograph, it turns out she is a professional model. Some would think that would make a maternity photography session a lot easier for her and myself, but keep in mind her body shape is completely different from when she is doing regular modeling work and she can’t see what I see in the camera. So in some ways she must have felt more restrained from what she was used to doing in front of the camera since we were there to show off her lovely belly as well as her beautiful face and family. That’s one of the things I love about maternity portrait sessions, they are a great equalizer, every woman is going through something similar to other pregnant women but unique to all other aspects of their lives. A maternity photography session captures a small fragment of that time so that she can share it with her daughters or display it proudly in her home.
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