Keep excercising! | tips for pregnant women

Tips for moms to be

I’m sure you already were keeping active but here’s a link to more evidence that keeping fit when pregnant will be beneficial to your baby’s health. For those who are less active read through to the end, it seems that a brisk walk is good as well. New York Times link

 

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Baby Brother | newborn baby photography NYC

This little guy is going to be surrounded by lots of love, especially from his big sister. Not all toddlers appreciate the arrival of a new baby in the house but this little girl is so happy to have him around. It was so great to be part of this family’s memories, first for the arrival of the big sister and now for her little brother.

 

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Newborn with older sister | baby and sibling photographer in NYC

What a wonderful big sister this little girl is going to be. I can never tell how a toddler will react to their newborn brother or sister but this little girl was so gentle and loving to her baby brother. She was too young to hold the little guy unassisted but as expert newborn photographer I know there are ways around that to create some wonderful images of the two of them together. We also included the first baby in the family, the dog, who has found that the stroller basket is a wonderful way of getting around town.

 

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Kristen Cook workshop in NYC

Kristen Cook soothing a newborn

 

A couple of months ago I was approached by Kristen Cook asking if I would host one of her workshops in my studio.

This past Friday around ten wonderful and talented photographers from England, Mexico, Canada and many parts of the States arrived at my studio to listen and watch the lovely and talented Kristen Cook demonstrate her beautiful, minimal style of newborn photography. We had a wonderful day of shared ideas and technics followed by a field trip to Mood Fabrics which is a few doors down from my studio. I think a few of the attendees went home with some wonderful fabric choices for thier future clients.

Thank you to Ariadnie for bringing in her adorable 9 day old baby boy. I think some of us were secretly hoping for a crying baby or one who was wide awake to see how Kristen would deal with it but this little guy slept the entire time and was full of wonderful facial expressions. I sure his family will be thrilled with all the wonderful images that Kristen captured.

Some other special thank you’s. Thanks to Sophie Kormos for including our request for a baby model in her email blast, we got a fabulous model because of her. Thanks to all my clients and friends who also put out the word as we looked for an age appropriate model. And thanks to the wonderful Cristina Coco of http://www.cristinacoco.com/ and her husband for hosting a fantastic after class dinner at Pennsylvania 6, it was delicious (try the tuna tartare and the tartufo pizza, very yummy)

 

 

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Returning for a Second Maternity Session | Maternity Photography NYC

It was great to see this family for their second maternity photography session. It seems like so long ago that we did the first one for their first child. This maternity session was a last minute add on to the newborn session they planned on doing and it was interesting seeing how much larger this mom to be looked closer to her delivery date versus her first time around. I’ll have to do a post where we compare them side by side which would be helpful for some of those first time around moms who are deciding when would be best to do their session.

We did a couple of looks of the mom on her own, but for these maternity photographs we really wanted to include their daughter in most of the images. She was such a joy to work with and I’m sure she will make a wonderful big sister.

 

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Little Baby Girl | Newborn Baby Photography NYC

This lovely family came in with their two gorgeous girls. It must be hard being the one and only then having some new baby arrive and take up most of Mom’s and Dad’s time but this big sister was a real trooper. She was a little shy at first, but with Dad’s help we had a great time. There were loads of images to choose from in this session and it was hard narrowing down the selection, even harder choosing just a few to show you here on the blog.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contemporary maternity photography | maternity portraits NYC

This was a great, fun maternity session. Even though it was my smallest session that I offer, we got a wonderful selection of images to choose from. Since every client has the choice of how much they are willing to show online, you’re only seeing a small sample of what we did. I love the palette of the clothes they brought, soft and neutral and the style of the dress was lovely and form fitting without being too dressy with the T-shirt. Even though I have lots of fabrics that I use regularly in my maternity portrait sessions, I think it is even more personal and special when the mom-to-be brings something of her own as well.


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Another beautiful newborn baby girl | newborn photography NYC

Lots of newborn baby girls have been coming into the studio lately, so lots of pinks and purples. It also give me lots of chances to use many of the different props that I have for my newborn photography sessions. This little girl was adorable, look at those lovely gorgeous pudgy cheeks. I love photographing newborns with their parents, it’s amazing to see how quickly there is such a deep, loving bond between each parent and the baby. It just radiates the most purest form of love.

 

 

 

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Newborn baby girl | Newborn photography NYC

 This was a pull out all the stops, girly girl photo shoot. We used lots of girly props with the floral headbands, tutu and wraps. Loads of fun. We even used a pretty feminine background behind the stacked towel shot. Unfortunate for Mom and Dad, this little girl likes to stay up at night. The flip side of that is that I had a very sleepy baby for our morning session, what more could I ask for. I love the photograph of the Mom and her little girl, the expression on  Mom’s face radiates love, contentment and serenity.

 

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Maternity photography session | maternity photography NYC

This beautiful mom-to-be knew exactly what she wanted for her maternity images, right down to the colors and poses. We had a great time since once we had got her must have poses out of the way, we played around a bit and  got so many wonderful images to choose from. It was definitely a fun portrait session.

 

 

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