Portrait Photography

Fall Beach Session

This was my last Beach Session of 2018.  It was a perfect September day here in New England where it was still warm enough to walk barefoot on the beach but cool enough to wear sweaters and jeans.  Perfect Indeed!  This Amazing Beautiful Mom confessed that she was feeling sentimental.  It was that time of year where Summer was over and Fall was beginning.  Her son was back in school and she was realizing how quickly he was growing and time was passing.  The change of seasons often represent changes in our lives that are not always easy to accept.  But they can become easier if we focus on how blessed we are in the present and what great things we can expect in the future to come.

It wouldn’t have been enough for me to simply capture the perfectly posed smiling portrait for this family.  I really wanted to leave Mom with the memory of how fantastic, fun, loving, and in her words “sentimental” these times were for the three of them and what a small preview this day was of how many more memories she has to look forward to.  To do that we had a blast capturing snuggles, smiles, kisses, silly faces, piggy backs, playing in the leaves, and a sunset walk on the beach.  This mom sure knows how blessed she is with these two great guys in her life.  She is the center of their world.

 

Check out the session album I designed for this family

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I’m still booking sessions at Geer’s Tree Farm and In home Sessions.  Karrie’s Newsroom

 

 

Baby Photography, Family Portraits, Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography, Portrait Photography, Senior Photography, Wedding Photography

Karrie’s NewsRoom

2018 has been an amazing year!!! Can you believe it’s almost over?

I wanted to let everyone know what’s going on for 2019 here at Karrie’s Photography.

BABIES:  We have a new page on the Website you can check out Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits  I’m really excited about helping new parents document their baby’s first year.  I book babies year round so as soon as you know your due date please contact me to plan your Baby’s First Year Collection Contact Me

We can photograph your baby in your home or in a local park weather permitting.

For more details on Baby Sessions Baby Brochure & Newsletter

Book Your Baby Plan

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SEASONAL SESSIONS 

Winter.  December-March:  I am currently taking bookings for Winter Sessions at Geer’s Family Tree Farm.   I love photographing there because the lighting is so beautiful.  There are also a variety of scenes to work with including Lovely Lanterns, Blankets and Trees, and Rustic Barns.  As always I am happy to come to your home and do a lifestyle session as well.

Book Your Winter Session

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Spring & Summer.  May-September:  Starting in May I will begin photographing Garden Glamour Sessions at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT.  My favorite section of Harkness Park are the beautiful gardens.  There are a variety of flowers, stone walls, vintage gates, green vines, and columns.  If you book your session an hour before sunset we can head down to the beach as well.

Book Your Garden Session

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Fall.  October.  In October I shoot at the Saw Mill in Ledyard, CT.  It is a rustic location with a pond and beautiful trees which makes for perfect fall portraits.

Book Your Fall Session

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Weddings:  We are booking 2019 Weddings.  Weddings Page  Wedding Blogs

Newborn Photography

I can’t wait to capture and create gorgeous portraits for your family, making history as you make it!

Karrie

Baby Photography

Fall Baby Session

Look who’s 1!  This guy loved playing with leaves and pumpkins during his Fall Themed 12 Month Session.  I loved capturing his sparkling blue eyes and tiny baby teeth!  I’ve had the privileged to photograph this little guy’s entire first year.  Check out his album here Baby’s First Year Album

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This little Baby Bird has grown so much.  Check out his sessions on the Blog

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Learn more about our Baby’s First Year Portrait Plan over at Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits

Portrait Photography

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Sales are Here!!!

Shop Sessions

1. Extended Family Portraits are Back for Black Friday!

November 23rd-26th & December 25th-31st.

Schedule an extended family portrait session while all of your family is in town.

$25 Per Person.  Minimum of 8 family members.  Included:

*25 Digital Images

*Complimentary 11×14 print for each household

*Special Discounted Ordering Guide

*Two Group Portraits, Generation Breakdown, Household Breakdown

 

2.  $100 Credit Towards High School Senior Session

 

3.  $250 Credit Towards Baby’s First Year Plan

 

4.  $50 Credit Towards Your Custom Designed Premium Album

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5.  25% Off Collections with a Signed Model Release

Must book & pay for your session by November 26th at midnight in order to receive the promotions.  If you don’t see your promotion in the Shop please text me at 8603194366 to book through CashApp.

I can’t wait to see you at your next session!

Karrie.

 

Portrait Photography

Superman Themed Newborn Session

Newborn Photography

Check out this SUPER BABY themed Session in the park.  I love it so much when parents bring their own artistic visions to the shoot.  This Mom knew when she called me a month before baby was due that she wanted a Superman Theme for her portraits and I think we did a great job pulling it off together.  Of course we had to add a formal vintage segment into the session since we were at such a gorgeous park on a beautiful day.  Big and Little Sisters added their own fun loving flare to the day as well.

Do you have a special theme in mind for your next session?

We can plan and design it together! CONTACT

 

 

 

 

Photography is a real living time machine, your own personal journey into the past.  A photograph is evidence that time existed, life was lived, places were traveled, people were met, laughs were had, and adventures were experienced.  A photo album is your own story, science fiction novel, or comic book.

I had so much fun being creative while transforming this sleepy super shot below into a comic strip.  I had this idea when I wrote the above poem two years ago.  This past Summer I was able to bring it to life and this little guy now has his own comic book page.

Whats your story?  What book would you like create your own page out of?  What movie would you like to star in?  What places have you traveled?  Who have you met?  What have you laughed about?  These are all things we incorporate into our daily lives when we choose what to wear, what to eat, where to go, how to decorate.  Why not design your next photo session using your own dreams?

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For more fun with creative composites visit my blog post at Newborn Portraiture

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Fun in the Sun Sitter Session

We have been having so much fun as our Harkness Park Sessions wrap up!  How adorable are these two siblings.  I love photographing children having fun. It makes for a much more pleasant photo session if babies and children just think were there to play.  Then you can bring out their smiles and expressions naturally while still capturing precious moments and creating stunning artistic portraits. Next time you take your children for portraits think about what games they like to play, what songs they like to sing and dance to, and what toys they may want to bring that match with the theme of your session.  In the meantime check out these cuties having fun below.

 

 

We are all done photographing at Harkness Park this year.  Head over to the NewsRoom to find out were we will be next.

Portrait Photography

Mommy & Me Sitter Session

Gorgeous Mommy & Me Garden Glamour Session

This happy little sitter was all smiles! The gardens were so beautiful and went perfectly with the adorable outfits Mom had her dressed in.  She was so content this whole session took about 45 minutes and we had three scenes and three outfit changes.

I loved capturing the candid moments of her snuggling Mom and making funny faces.  Capturing connections and genuine expressions is one of my favorite things about photography.  Photographing a face that only Mom sees at home and documenting it for her baby album makes me feel like I’m documenting a moment in time.  History as you make it.  These are such precious fleeting moments and looking back on my own kids baby albums together or with friends and family brings such joy.  I hope to help all of my parents feel the same and create their own little piece of history.

For more information on our Customized Sessions with three scenes and three wardrobe changes visit our STORE

All babies sit up at different ages so we encourage parents to call for their Sitter Session when they can sit on their own.  Sitter Sessions are very quick as they loose attention fast at this age.  One Setup takes about five minutes and I like to keep the entire session under an hour.

For more information on our Baby Sessions visit our Sweet Dreams Baby Page and download our brochure.

I look forward to your own baby’s session!

 

Portrait Photography

Best Brothers Newborn Session

How Sweet are these baby brothers.  Believe it or not these baby boys were both preemies.  Big Brother was born at 2lbs 6 ounces and I photographed his newborn session when he was three months old.  Check it out here Dreamy Baby Boy Session As you can see he has grown just fine and into a healthy active little boy.

This new little guy was also born early at 1lb 9 ounces and was three months old and 7lbs 5 ounces when we scheduled this session.  These two are truly miracle babies and best brothers soon to be best friends.  I’m so happy I got to know this family and feel privileged to be their photographer.

My favorite part of photographing babies is seeing all their unique individual personalities right away.  How such a new little baby can already show their own identity traits and qualities.  It’s amazing! Did you know I have photographed over 300 babies!!  I cannot believe it!  I love when parents come back to me for their babies sitter sessions as well.  Its so great to see how these babies grow and change.

Check out my Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits Page for all of the Baby’s First Year Sessions.

Also check out September’s Mini Sessions which are perfect for sitters.

Can you tell Mom loves a creamy vintage look.  Whats your nursery style?  Did you know we can create your babies session style together.  Contact Me for more information.

 

Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography

Elegant Garden Wedding

How Elegant is this Gorgeous Garden Wedding?

This Sweet Couple followed their dream and actually got married in Big Sur, CA.

When they got back to their Hometown in the Cozy New England Corner of the world they had a wedding reception for their family and friends to celebrate their marriage.  And what a celebration it was.  Their family threw them a Beautiful Backyard BBQ with gardens, games, speeches, dancing, dinner, and of course cake! Anyone can tell how loving and supportive their family and friends are of their vows to love each other and start a new life together.

I felt privileged to be a part of their Special Day and wish them all the happiness they deserve in their future to come.

 

 

Visit our Wedding Page and Wedding Blogs

Contact me to book your wedding today Contact

I just had to share this action shot I captured of the Groom’s nephew playing wiffle ball in the gardens.  Too Cool!

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Twilight Portraits

Wedding Photography

Can you tell the last half of the wedding portraits were taken after Sunset and into Dusk? Twilight Portraits are a fun genre of wedding and portrait photography.  Typically great portraits are taken during the Golden Hour which is an hour before sunset.  Then comes Sunset, Twilight, Dusk, and Night.  After the sunsets there is still enough light during Twilight to capture really cool photos.  Then comes Dusk and then Night where if you have a pretty good flash system you can still get great portraits even in the dark believe it or not.  Also the Moon is still letting off a good amount of light which is why everyone loves taking photos of the moon.

Check out some more of my Twilight, Dusk, and Night Portraits below.

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Newborn Photography

Breast or Bottle or Both?

**Happy World Breastfeeding Week**

Seems like a tough topic to discuss right?  But does it have to be?

Let me start off by saying I did Both.  YUP Both.  I have three boys and from the day they were born they had breast and bottle right in the hospital.

I also used both cloth and disposable diapers.  Why does everything have to be finite.  Black and White.  The world is full of infinite decisions.  Beautiful Colors.

Now for those of you who don’t know me I’m pretty hard core organic, holistic, and an  environmentally friendly Earth Mother so to speak.  My kitchen is full of natural and organic foods, I recycle, I’m all about homeopathic remedies, I use fluoride free organic toothpaste, I do not idle my car, I even use rags in the kitchen instead of paper towels.

However,  I both breast fed and bottle fed from day 1 and all three of my children are alive and have lived to be 16, 17, and 23 years old.

Does this have to be a debated subject?  NO. Do we have to judge each other on it? NO. Are others judging us? The truth is No, Not Really, No.

Hey we all know women were born with breasts given by God to feed our babies.  But didn’t he also give us the instinct to keep our babies alive.  And didn’t he give us the brains to figure out how to do that when things aren’t as perfect as they should be.

Lets face it as new mothers we worry about everything and feel judged by generations before us and new and old school methods.  My family is pretty old school.  Still some women breast fed some bottle fed.   But as far as parenting styles go I think we all have that old school mentality that if your baby is hungry, feed him/her.  For crying out loud just feed the baby.  Does it matter how or why you do it?

It is true that because God gave us these breasts it only stands to reason that they will produce the most nutritious form of nourishment for the baby.  But that doesn’t mean other issues will not come upon each and every parent facing them with this decision. And that decision does not need to be viewed as right or wrong.

When I had my babies I do not remember anyone caring one single bit about the fact that I did half breast half bottle.  Not Nurses, or Doctors, or Grandparents, or Aunts and Uncles.  Nobody cared.  They were my babies and nobody needed to care.  They loved me and were happy for me and my new baby whatever I chose to do.  Besides we’ve all heard the old adage it takes a village to raise a child.  Who in any family isn’t happy when they get their turn holding, feeding, and snuggling a precious little baby.  And pumping is not the end all be all fix for everyone.  Sitting around with a machine attached to my sore, painful breasts sure wasn’t for me.

Breastfeeding Week doesn’t mean we have to judge all those mothers who are not breastfeeding.  It’s just an opportunity to celebrate with those who do and can.  I’d like to think that Moms are Moms.  Parents are Parents.  Were all in this together.

If we are the new Mom lets stop being so hard on ourselves.  Give ourselves a break and feel proud of the job were doing however we choose to go about it.  Our baby will thrive off of our positive, relaxed energy as well.

So I say YEAH if your breastfeeding, YEAH if your bottle feeding, YEAH if your doing both.  YEAH to all parents feeding their baby!  Your doing an amazing job and I’m proud of you!!!

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More Resources

World Breast Feeding Month

Combination Feeding

How to Combine Breast and Bottle

Breast Feeding and Bottle Feeding Alike

 

Check our the new page Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits

For more information on Baby Sessions you can Download Baby Brochure & Newsletter

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