Max- 6 month old baby photos

Please bare with me while I attempt to get caught up! Max came back in May for his next Baby’s First Year Plan photo session – around 6 months old. Max and his mom Beth live down in Brooklyn so coming up to the Hudson Valley isn’t exactly a quick ride up the street! I cannot tell you how honored I am when I get clients who travel from far away! I’ve had clients come to me from Trumbull CT, Bayonne NJ, Brooklyn NY and even out in eastern CT! It is a HUGE compliment that they like me and my photography that much and I appreciate it so very much.


Max was a bit tired and cranky when he came to me for our second installment of photos in his Baby’s First Year Plan but we still created some adorable photos! Here he is happy as can be on the same blanket we used for his newborn session

Beth brought the cutest little tie for him! What a charmer!

Max wanted to show off his new skills again in a different outfit this time but it was quickly approaching nap time since he hadn’t slept much on the ride up

…aaaaand he’s OUT!

Thanks so much for making the trip up here from Brooklyn to see me!

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Max – newborn photos at one month old

I told ya’ll I was really far behind on my blogging! Max is the nephew of one of my long time repeat clients and he arrived shortly after my neck surgery last winter. Normally I like to photograph newborns around 8-12 days old – they tend to sleep deeper, they’ll still usually have no complaints about curling up to get into those cute poses, they usually break out with baby acne around 2-3 weeks and they change so very quickly – but it isn’t always possible to get them at that age. At the time of Max’s birth, I wasn’t even allowed to lift 5 pounds (my camera weighs more than that!) so we had to hold off on his session until I was allowed to pick up my camera and felt comfortable doing his newborn baby photo session (with some assistance). I was a bit nervous that Max wouldn’t cooperate since he was about a month old by the time I was able to do his newborn photos but he was a rockstar – he even came sporting a natural faux-hawk – gosh that sounds like a complete contradiction but you get the point!


I just love the look on his face here – great eye contact and I swear he was trying to talk to me! He was much stronger than my typical newborn baby and he was very determined to break out of that wrap!

We managed to get Max to take a quick nap on this soft mohair blanket – he found his comfy spot and wasn’t about to let me move him or unclench those fists!

A sweet moment with his amazing mom, Beth

For the last part of our newborn baby photo session Max decided to let me curl him up a little bit in one of my baskets. I think he was cozy in the fur!

Stay tuned for more of Max! He’s part of my Baby’s First Year Plan and I’ve been so honored that Max and his Mom Beth keep coming all the way up from Brooklyn to have me capture his growth, milestones and I’ve gotten to witness his emerging personality! I can’t wait to see Max again in a couple more weeks!

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Annabel – First Birthday and Cake Smash

Oh my I am so very far behind on blogging! It’s been a busy year – the first half of which was slow business wise as I was recovering (very slowly) from neck surgery and couldn’t do much and the rest of which has been filled with a lot of wonderful newborn babies, families, children and food photography here in the Hudson Valley!


Many of my newborn photo clients also sign up for my Baby’s First Year Plan which includes a newborn photo session and then sessions around 4 months, 8 months and one year to capture all of the great milestones like pushing up on his or her tummy (usually around 4 months), sitting unassisted (usually around 8 months) and of course a first birthday session including portraits and a cake smash! Even if families don’t opt for the full Baby’s First Year Plan, I still offer sessions any time – Annabel’s parents had me photograph her newborn session, a fall family session and then her first birthday portraits – it’s so much fun to see my little clients again and again and to watch their personalities emerge!


Isn’t she just adorable?! Annabel’s mom bought this cute little romper and made this fabulous burlap bunting for her session which was themed in purple, aqua and white. I might have to hire her to make more for me! ;)


I get the feeling she KNOWS how cute she is!



Once we’ve got a few cute first birthday portraits then the REAL fun begins… CAKE SMASH! Annabel’s mom bought the cutest little leg warmer and diaper cover set – so glad I didn’t have to get the icing color out of that beautiful set!

Oh my goodness, don’t you just love when babies get so into smashing the cake that they even get their feet into it?! I’m pretty sure that Annabel had more cake on her feet than in her mouth!

Though, Annabel quickly realized that she did NOT like the feeling of icing between her toes!

Thank you so much for inviting me to capture Annabel’s first birthday portraits and cake smash! I had so much fun with her (as always)!

Are you in the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Rockland County NY, Northern New Jersey or Fairfield County CT and interested in having me photograph your maternity, newborn, baby, first birthday, cake smash, child or family photos? Sessions fill up quickly – get more information and book your professional photography session by e-mailing me at or just fill out the contact form HERE!

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