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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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boy house. | long island new york lifestyle family & child photographer | grace photography

yes, all boys. poor mom. actually, she is the perfect boy mom. this was a combo family/one year shoot for her youngest.

the wild one. 😉

it was a refreshing shoot.

all 3 of her boys have completely different personalities it was so nice to see them unravel throughout the session.

this family, I have photographed previously, and it was such a pleasure. Multiple children can be a challenge, but this family was just utter “fantastic-ness”.

they brought a soccer ball to their session. something personal, and native. they are a portuguese family and soccer is part of their life. it added a lot of wholesome moments.

comfort.

glad they brought it!

tell me, can you spot the soccer ball in some of the formal family pics? 😉

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the perfect 4. | long island new york lifestyle & family photographer | grace photography

this shoot has been in the works for quite some time. mom had a very specific location and idea of what she wanted.

all the fun, the love, and unique connections shared to be documented.

we used her mother’s home in Pennsylvania. gorgeous farmhouse on an endless amount of land that just so happened to have a gorgeous hayfield surrounding it.

the energy was endless.

mom’s most valuable time of day is spent in bed with her children. nursing her boy, while her girl stays close and curious.

it was interesting to watch their deep dynamics. all of them. the children led the way, while mom & dad stuck close by just observing and soaking it all in.

these shoots, as I so like to express are about the experience. a moment to get extra close to the love of your life, a time to be extra silly and wild with your kids, and then to go on with your day reflecting back on that time.

hopefully, these images will bring you back to that place Tara. <3

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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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