Archive for the ‘Babies’ Category

7 Months and just a total sweetheart.  I had so much fun watching little Zoey interact with her parents–who were 100% infatuated with her.  Poor thing was a bit under the weather, but she was so patient with us and even took a little nap for us.

Zoey, 7 months:

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Come back and play any time, baby girl!

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It’s almost time for one of my absolute favorite time of year to shoot outdoors.  Not only is an apple orchard in bloom one of the most breath-taking backdrops for portraits, but it’s a sign that spring and new growth are in full swing.  This time of year always makes me feel like absolutely anything is possible:).

The unseasonably warm (but entirely welcome) weather we have been experiencing this year means that the orchard will most like be in bloom well before the typical Mother’s Day weekend.  Because the blooming window is so short (only about a week) and spring weather in New York is changeable at best, scheduling is done by waiting list.  If you are interested in booking an orchard session, please email me at: jessica@nosmallmoments.com for more information.  You will be placed on a waiting list and once the trees are in bloom (most likely some time in April this year), I will contact inquiries in the order they come in.  That means that I may call you, say, on a Tuesday about shooting the next day or the day after.  Depending on the weather, there may only be a couple of nice shooting days, so spaces are extremely limited.

Mini sessions are the perfect way to capture your pregnancy, a milestone for your child or baby, update your family portrait, or try out custom photography if you haven’t yet had a chance to.  They also make a perfect Mother’s Day gift to your wife (or to yourself–because, let’s face it, we all know who schedules the family portraits).  Unlike a full session, mini sessions include 30 minutes of shooting and result in 8-12 final gallery images.  Four exclusive digital and print collections are available with this year’s mini sessions, and an in-person ordering date will be scheduled after your session.

Here’s a little peek of the fun we’ve had the past couple of years:

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Be sure to secure your spot–can’t wait to see you!

I’m not sure it gets any cuter than this.

Tucker, 9 months:

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On second thought, maybe I am sure.  It really doesn’t.

Pure bliss.  That is how I feel about being Eva’s mother.  At least, that’s how I feel in the daytime after a good night, right after she’s eaten and is all smiles and cuddles and trying new things and growing up while still staying small.

I’m a pretty lucky girl.

Brand new little babies will always, always hold a tender spot in my heart and probably be my favorite sessions because they all allow me to take my time and really craft a wonderful image.  But older babies, I don’t know.  There is just something magical about getting to know a person just as she is figuring out who she is and who she wants to be–something about learning that she truly wants to be happy, that she just can’t wait to eat what’s on everyone else’s plate and play with everyone else’s toys, that she finds joy figuring out how to get around, that’s she’s completely ticklish but doesn’t yet know she’s supposed to laugh, and that she likes funny noises but after a while they get a little bit scary.  It’s amazing to be recognized as the source of all things comforting and to know that the hollow between your chin and shoulder is someone’s very most favorite place to be.  There’s nothing quite like looking at your baby and catching glimpses of the rest of her life.  You want to hold on and make time stop, and you want to jump ahead and see who she will be 5, 10, 20 years from now.

My heart is so full of words that my fingers can’t seem to type.

Eva, 6 months:

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Her mouth still kills me.

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Perfection.

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75% of her day is spent like this–trying to figure out how to move forward:).

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And how I knew it was time to stop for the day:

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Eva at 1 week:

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…and 6 months (disclaimer–this is a composite.  Daddy was right there, but in the interest of preserving his dignity, I will not be posting the image of him in pajama pants kneeling by the stool, hands barely inches away spotting her):

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More and more every day baby girl. Every day, I love you more.

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6 months today, and I fall more in love with her every minute  More to come, but one little peek for right now:).

Eva, 6 months:

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