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Enjoy this blast from the past in this edition of blog Throw Back Thursday
One of my favorite things about being a New Jersey family photographer is meeting children and families from all over in Bergen County. And one of my favorite things about meeting new families is seeing love and interaction between parents and kids and brothers and sisters. And there was so much love at this family session – so much of it that I could almost physically feel it! As the youngest child and the only girl in a family with two big brothers you expect this young lady to be loved and doted on. But to say that this baby girl is loved is an understatement. She is absolutely ADORED by her big brothers and parents. The brothers were showering her with love (and grass!), kissing and hugging her and making her laugh. She is one lucky little girl:) Actually all five of them are pretty lucky because they belong together!
I am so grateful for my Ridgewood photo studio during winter months – it is absolutely perfect for newborn and kids sessions especially when it is cold and grey out. But my first love is on location family photography and by April, after spending months photographing at the studio in the winter I am so excited to be heading outdoors for family sessions. This session was my first outdoor session of the year and it was glorious! The trees were starting to bloom, daffodils were out and there was no snow in sight!
I’ve photograph these guys for a few years now and I love seeing them year after year. Ms. K. was a bit shy at our first session, then less shy a year later and this year all the shyness was gone – she was holding my hand, ‘helping me’ make her brother laugh, and singing her heart out! And her brother slowly transformed from an adorable toddler to an equally adorable little boy who was entertaining me with a very interesting rendition of Feliz Navidad – crinkly nose and all:)
At 8 weeks at the time of his photoshoot E. was, what photographers consider, an ‘older’ newborn’. A lot of newborn photographers would tell you that the best time for a newborn session is as close to the birth as possibly – usually within first 10 days. And I do tell this to my clients as well – when they want to get typical posed newborn images. And while I love squishy sleepy newborns, as a photographer who is known for her lifestyle family work, I have to say that I love lifestyle family sessions with older newborns. When babies are between 6 and 10 weeks they are beginning to loose their ‘newborn’ look but instead they are a lot more aware, awake and their personality definitely shows. Having a session a few weeks after the birth also gives new parents some time to get used to having a baby (and not sleeping at night!) and time for Moms to recover.
From the moment I walked into their Wyckoff home for an at-home newborn photo session I could feel how special these guys were. From little personal touches everywhere in their home to the way they looked at their beautiful baby boy – you could almost feel love in the air! It was grey and rainy outside that day but inside their home it was warm, loving and cozy. I loved baby E. Disney inspired nursery with adorable prints, lots of special toys and a hand made sign post.
In the pre-session questionnaire this Mom told me that E.’s Dad could make me smile and he did just that – it was so special to see their bond and E.s dimply gummy smile! This guy was just 2 months old but he had his parents and grandparents wrapped around his perfect little fingers! I loved creating first family portraits for this family of three and capturing baby E. with his adoring grandparents. And I cannot wait to photograph them again in the future!
Last time I photographed these guys they were a family of 5 – it was great seeing them again, as a family of SIX this time! They came to my Ridgewood photo studio to get pictures for their holiday cards. We’ve got lots of great images of them smiling but my absolutely favorite one is this one – it is just so real!:)
Loved loved loved seeing these handsome guys at my Ridgewood photo studio when they came in a few days ago for their holiday mini sessions! I have not seen them since their NYC family photo shoot last October and I was amazed by how much they grew and changed – especially little brother D. They came in wearing their Christmas Star Wars PJs – how cool are those?!!
Milk and cookies were a huge hit – big brother was so excited about my holiday setup – he could not believe that they were actually for eating and drinking! And the look on the little brother’s face when he was given a plate of cookies was really priceless! I cannot wait to see and photograph them again when they do a family session next year!
Love Love Laugh Photos is a boutique Bergen County photography studio located in Ridgewood NJ. Our photography studio is a perfect place to get holiday pictures of your kids (big and small) for Christmas cards. In business since 2008 Lena Antaramian, the owner and photographer of Live Love Laugh Photos, has been photographing children and families all over Bergen County.