Category Archives: Newborn

Hey Baby – Rockland County Newborn Photographer

They say a baby changes everything. They are right! Super cute Daphne bounced into this world, and landed smack dab in the middle of the best family ever. Seriously, she hit the grandpa goldmine! But, this little dewdrop is just as sweet and adorable as they come. My own kids are totally smitten with her because, as they put it, “she’s always so happy!”

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In-home newbies have become my honest to goodness favorite type of session over the past several years…for a couple of reasons. I love that dazed wonder that happens after a new person comes home. A healthy mix of fear and excitement all rolled into one. It is at turns heartwarming and hilarious. You can’t capture all of that mixed up emotion in a studio. It needs to be at home.

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I also really love being able to capture the controlled chaos that inevitably seems to erupt with a new birth. There are diapers and wipes and dishes in the sink and toys on the floor and sometimes older siblings straining for attention too. Life is messy and wonderful. It’s great. It’s family. While those dishes or clutter certainly fade to the background, they are still an element of the story.

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I think that’s what appeals to me most. When shooting an in-home newborn session, I get to tell a complete story…one filled with such enormous emotion and hope. It’s the best of beginnings.

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So, baby Daphne is a doll. She is the center of her mama and daddy’s world. And, she has two fur sisters who are quietly inquisitive about this new little bundle. On a dark rainy day, I got to spend the morning with this entire crew. Filled with so many quiet loving moments and lots of laughter. And, yes, there were dishes in the sink.

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Joyful & Honest Rockland County Newborn Photographer

Gina specializes in modern & emotive family imagery. By focusing on the relationships of parents and their children, she is able to go beyond the standard pose and capture the true emotion of her clients’ relationships. Visit the Session Info Page for more details.

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3 Men and a Lady – Rockland County Newborn Photographer

Melanie first called me to take headshots last fall, as she is a local real estate agent (look her up if you’re in the market for a new home!). So, I was enormously excited when she reached out again, but this time to photograph her newborn son.

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Baby John is the newest super cute addition to this adorable family…of all boys. But, what made this one of my favorite sessions, was his older brother Nick. I really really love photographing newborns and their siblings – it *might* be my favorite type of subject to photograph, actually.

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There’s so much change and newness for everyone. Capturing a sibling’s reaction to the long-awaited arrival of this tiny little human is the whipped cream to my sundae. The swing of emotions excitement, boredom, curiosity, a wee bit of jealousy….it’s all there on display.

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When parents call me to schedule a newborn session, I’m invariably asked if I can also include images of the other family members as well. Ummm, yes! That’s not even a question in my mind. The focus might be on the new little bundle, but for me? The important stuff lies in how the family has just grown and changed. That, of course, includes mom and dad and sisters and brothers and, yes, even the family pets.

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Family is what we make of it. Big, little, quiet, loud. But, it’s important that we make images that show who your family is at that moment. Baby John was certainly the star of the show, but his supporting cast of characters are equally relevant.

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Melanie, Nick, Nick, and Baby John…enjoy the newness. Embrace the craziness. Hold on tight to all those cuddles. And, may this first trip around the sun be an immensely joyful one!

Natural & Emotional Rockland County Newborn Photographer

Gina specializes in honest & emotive storytelling images. Using the family’s home as a backdrop for their story, she is able to create a relaxed and natural session atmosphere. Visit the Session Info page for more details.

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Family of Three – Nyack Newborn Photographer

Jenna and Dave are basically my neighbors. Seriously, Nyack is the coolest place and living here, you meet some really awesome people. With REALLY cute babies 🙂 Griffin is a champion sleeper! He could really teach my 6.5 year old insomniac a few things about the importance of catching a few zzzz’s. And, he’s a big adorable guy!

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When I photograph newborns, I love using the backdrop of the family’s home. Don’t get me wrong, traditionally posed newborn portraiture is beautiful and wonderful, it’s just not for me. As a mom, I’m most attached to those more candid images that capture my kids as they are at that specific slice of time. So, for me? More natural photographs of newborns and their families in their homes, lends a sort of intimacy and storytelling that we would not be able to capture with posed portraits.

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I loved the easiness that rolled off of Jenna and Dave and how their new little guy fit right into that. It’s easy to get stressed with the exhaustion and huge life changes that come along with new babies. But, these two just rolled with it.

And, Griffin was a champ! I couldn’t have asked for a happier little dude 🙂

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So, I guess my PSA in all of this is that even though life is sometimes messy…and our houses might not be ready to grace the cover of Home & Garden, embrace where you are in your journey. Capture those first few moments together, in the home you first brought your babies to, so that you can all look back on that time and remember together. You can remember the books you read and the stuffed animals in the nursery or the way you rocked that beautiful baby in the glider. In-home newborn sessions have become my absolute favorite kind of sessions for all of these reasons, and so many more. It goes by in a blink.

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Natural & Emotional Nyack Newborn Photographer

Gina specializes in honest & emotive storytelling images. Using the family’s home as a backdrop for their story, she is able to create a relaxed and natural session atmosphere. Visit the Session Info page for more details.

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Newness is Perfect – Rockland County Newborn Photographer

In the beginning, there were two people and a boy who decided they wanted someone else to call their own. It’s always tough making the leap from one child to two; I would argue that it’s the toughest transition…but, also one of the most poignant. It’s not just about us parents anymore, but about the tiny person already living in our midst. How will he react? Will I have enough time to devote to him? Will he resent the attention his sibling is receiving? It’s a tightrope walk, to be sure. But, one that makes the world a much richer place.

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Deciding to add to an already existing family is serious business. But, this particular family has done it with such grace and style that it’s made me rethink my own decision not to add to ours.

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Sari and Brent have a growing brood of two GORGEOUS boys! I don’t envy them during the high school years; they’ll be fending the girls off right and left! But, it’s truly an inspiration to see their poise and dedication.

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I was privileged to have spent a brief morning with them and look forward to watching their family grow!

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Joyful & Honest Rockland County Newborn Photographer

Gina specializes in modern & emotive family imagery. By focusing on the relationships of parents and their children, she is able to go beyond the standard pose and capture the true emotion of her clients’ relationships. Visit the Session Info page for more details.

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