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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!
Being a Bergen County family and children photographer for close to 8 years I’ve photographed many many many families over the years. I do my best to blog these sessions and share what I think makes each family and session special. As result there are probably hundreds of blog entries on this website and of course you can view them in Archives on this website but really, who has time to look through that, right? 🙂 So I’ve decided to introduce Throw Back Thursdays to this blog! I am so excited that old family and children sessions will get to see the light of day again as part of Throw Back Thursday series:) So without further ado I present to you a Ridgewood family photo session I did with one of my favorite families – enjoy!
Can I just say how much I LOVED this Ridgewood family photo session? This is my fifth session with this awesome family – every time I photograph them I feel that the session I just did is my favorite session. And of course this was the case this year – I absolutely love the images we got and now this is my favorite session of this family:)
This year we decide to split up the session between their Ridgewood home for fun images with their house and downtown Ridgewood – for some urban shots. That’s a great thing about my Signature sessions – they don’t have to take place in the same location and so many of my clients take advantage of that – and get a great variety of images and capture places that are meaningful to them!
This family loves lifestyle family photography and so do I – and I had a blast photographing parents and kids doing what they do best – having fun together. There were kites and bubbles, chocolate chip cookies and peek-a-boos, hugs and cuddles and even some upside-down action:)
I love looking through these images – I think they capture an idillic childhood and an immense amount of love these kids grow up with!
Lena Antaramian of Live Love Laugh Photos is a nationally recognized family photographer located in Bergen County New Jersey. She specializes in authentic lifestyle family images that are not posed and capture precious family memories. If you are looking for a professional photographer to photograph your children and family and are located in Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes or other towns in Bergen County please reach out to us to schedule your session.
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!:)