newness & twoness. | long island in home newborn & family photographer | grace photography

fellow long island photographer, Kristen, wanted to step out from behind the cam for a bit, to focus on her and her special little unit, and document some “mom time”.

she has a tiny little bundle of newness, named colin, and a little toddler girl that was indeed chalk full of character, named caroline.

what do they do best?

sleep, snuggle, and air out their jubilance of course! 😉

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a belly, a boy, & a touch of color. | long island NY in home family, child, & maternity lifestyle photographer | grace photography

I will be the first to admit that I am not a maternity photographer, but being that it is personal and every pregnancy is unique to the individual, I find my way around a maternity session, and end up loving it.

this was a mini maternity session, she booked once she booked her birth – which you can view HERE – and her newborn session – already blogged HERE .

it’s fun doing a recap of life events I have documented for so many people, when I blog their sessions.

remembering when big brother was an only child, but seeing how excited he was to have a younger sibling (which, the sex of the baby happened to be a surprise – awesommmeeeee). really brings me back to the whole experience surrounding this family.

I could feel the anticipation and mood of this household in such an eclectic way, that it really set the mold for how the session was going to end up.

enjoy the story!

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little brother colin. | long island new york in home lifestyle newborn photographer | grace photography

one of my most awesome repeat clients added yet another little human to the mix, for me to photograph.

to say I am thrilled would be a gross understatement!

big brother landon was surprisingly, obsessed with his new little bro. I usually don’t see a young sibling so infatuated with a new baby as he was. it was refreshing and fun to document.

as for colin, he may have been the only newborn I found difficult to photograph AWAKE. yea, I said it.

awake.

he slept the entire time, all cozy and content. I enjoyed every second. with each member of the family.

even the grandparents were part of the mix. no, they didn’t stop over for a quick visit, or a photo op, they were staying to help out, for about a month!!!!

really genuine family unit, that I adore. They are also a little crazy too. my cup ‘o tea! 😉

{when you come to the images of him wrapped in a yellow blanket where he is nose to nose with mom, look at that one for a little bit longer. that blanket was mom’s blanket from when she was a baby. the use of that blanket brought those pics to a whole other level <3 }

xo

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maximus. | long island new york in home lifestyle storytelling newborn photographer | grace photography

my biggest baby to date! Weighing in (sounds like a boxing match announcer hehehe) at nearly 10lbs!

he was so big yet still so tiny and squishy. he was a simple little man, and very content. With an AWESOMELY orange room. 😉

I enjoyed just watching him and all his peacefulness, and observing the admiration his parents had for him.

their first born. first sibling for their doggie too!

this dog (as you will see in pics) was swooning over him! I have never seen a dog love such a tiny human so irresistibly.

a really grand family, that I enjoyed spending time with.

xo

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landon. so sweet & new. (newborn photography) | long island new york in home newborn photographer | grace photography

judging by the images, you would never think in a million years that this little guy gave me a run for my money.

he was so great, but just preferred to be awake.

fine with me. I document on a realistic level, and let them lead.

when Landon slept, we went with it. when he was awake, we went with that too. 😉

mom and dad had me cracking up the entire session too, they were so great to work with. I also had a mentoree by my side helping out, which was fantastic. now I’m spoiled and feel like I need an assistant. Thanks Sylvie! 😉

you will also notice that perhaps dad is a bit of a sports fan. I only incorporate props into my sessions if they are personal, and dad really wanted shots with the baseball and football. safe to say this kid will probably be watching the games with dad in no time!

also? his room. swoon.

like my last session, mom did all the designing herself. fantastic and vibrant and perfect. LOVED incorporating his room!

this session’s family pics also made me teary (basically I am like this with every mushy newborn session…always humbled to be a part of this dynamic) as they were so sweet with him.

seriously, don’t cry when you see the pics. can’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉

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