brand new boy. | long island new york in home newborn photographer | grace photography

Hunter James.

Such a strong name. It fit him perfectly.

He was easy to calm, and he was so serene and content in the presence of his mommy and daddy. I just loved photographing them interacting with this newness they just brought into the world.  Some of the best shots were of Hunter with his parents.

We really incorporated a lot of personal touches. To me, that is what makes a newborn session.

Raw life. Hunter’s life.

He had such a fantastic room! Mom did an amazing job designing it. He also had a very special bassinet that was passed down from his grandma. He is the 3rd generation to sleep in that beautifully hand crafted bassinet. These are the “props” I just swoon over.

We also got some shots of Hunter on a very special blue blanket that was made for him. This session really honed in on the personal things.

This is how they will remember their first born. His stuff. His life.

Just perfect.

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harper & a half. | long island ny baby & child photographer | grace photography

Happy half!

6 months is so bittersweet for parents. They are still babies, but no one can believe how fast the 6 month came, and then in another 6 they are 1.

A year.

How?

BUT, we are getting ahead of ourselves. Lets talk experience.

Sometimes I get a house…

that makes my jaw drop. This was it. Delicious light, and colors. Every bit of decor just, well..

rocked.

The family. Oh my how fun. Little baby Harper is really just incredible. You need to meet her to understand. She is exquisite. Beautiful, emotive, extremely willful. Loved her.

Mom and dad seriously had me cracking up the whole time – I can see where Harper gets her silly side from. Involving their pet “horses” (see if you can spot them hehe) and Harper’s “Bebe” made things much more fun.  I really honestly love unwrapping the true soul of a family while I’m behind my lens. I feed off my client’s energy.  That is what makes the session.

and this one…

Made.

Like daddy. | Long Island NY Newborn Photographer | Grace Photography

This was a fantastic newborn session! Everything went as smoothly as it ever could have went.

This session was also a bit of a first for me. ..

Dad was really into the session.  It’s not very common at all! He really wanted his little boy to take pictures with his fireman gear.  Dad is one of the “bravest” which is a fireman in the  FDNY.  And, if anyone knows New Yorkers, we look to the FDNY as the best in the country.  (yea we love to toot our own horns..whatever. ) 😉

So, this session was really important to mom and dad!

Little man was very cooperative, even when I found myself being super chatty with mom and dad.  He just stayed as he was. I was pregnant during this session.  This was my very last newborn shoot until I went on maternity leave – more like, ‘I can’t really bend over anymore’ leave…

Of course he couldn’t have been ANY cuter and more mushy.  Made me super anxious to hold my littler one!

Welcome to the most rewarding and most challenging days of your lives!

 

Happy New Year! | Long Island Photographer | Grace Photography

2011 has been so very good to me in my personal life and in my career.

And, I really have to give special thanks to each and every one of my clients.

Over this past year, I met a lot of new people and made some really great friends.  One in particular, has become more like a sister to me.  Her name is Kim, and she hired me in February of 2011 for her son’s 6 month pictures and we immediately hit it off.  She has truly bettered me as a person, and has helped me build my business better than I ever could have imagined, and I am not sure thank you is enough.

When she approached me about hosting a giveaway with me on her blog, I jumped at the idea!

So, in order to see what it is we are giving away, to start off this new year right, you need to visit her blog by clicking here.

Follow all the steps at the end of the post in order to be entered into the giveaway. You have FOUR chances to win, so read carefully!

With that, I will leave you with an image from Kim’s son Lucas, from his 1 year pics…