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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.

 

 

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

Newborn Photography

Twilight Portraits

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

Karrie’s NewsRoom

Can you believe we only have five months left of the year?  2018 has been an amazing year but is going by so fast!

So I wanted to let everyone know what’s going on for the rest of the year 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

For more details on Baby Sessions Baby Brochure & Newsletter

 

FAMILY SESSIONS: Maternity, Babies, Children, Seniors, Families.

AUGUST:  This is a great month for heading to the beach.  So for August I will be shooting Beach Sunset Sessions at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT or Weekapaug, RI.  Choose your favorite and Ill meet you there!

 

SEPTEMBER:  This month will be the last two Limited Edition Mini Sessions of the year.  Limited Edition Sessions  They will be held on September 15th and 22nd at the Harkness Park Gardens in Waterford, CT.  You can book your session very easily and right here online  Book Your Session Now

 

OCTOBER:  This month starts a beautiful Autumn Season here in Connecticut.  I shoot at the Saw Mill Park in Ledyard, CT this month.  You can book a variety of sessions in October at this Park.  Sunset is the best time to capture Rustic Fall Portraits.

 

NOVEMBER: In November I will be shooting at Geer’s Tree Farm in Griswold, CT.  This will be my third year shooting there and I love it!  It makes for great Winter Portraits and has several scenic backgrounds including Lovely Lanterns, Pine Trees and Blankets, and Rustic Barns.  November is the LAST month of the year for Family Portraits so please plan accordingly.

 

DECEMBER:  I have a couple openings for Weddings in December.  Otherwise we are booking 2019 Weddings.  Weddings Page  Wedding Blogs

 

If you have had your heart set on Beautiful Portraits in 2018 and have been procrastinating there is still time before we move onto 2019!

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

Karrie

 

 

 

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

 

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

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Newborn Photography

Sweet & Simple Newborn Session

How Sweet is this precious baby boy???

You wouldn’t know it but This Mama’s boy gave us a run for our money!

Sometimes we complicate things by going a little overboard with props and wraps and backdrops, and who wouldn’t want to I mean they are all so cute and there are so many options.

This little guy had other plans in mind which did not include leaving Mom’s side or getting into a belly pose… He put us in our place and reminded us to keep things simple.  I photographed this session right in the family kitchen using just a few simple wraps and ideas Mom and I had.  We were still able to keep with the rustic natural toned theme of baby’s nursery.  And I surprised Mom with this puppy hat I already had in my collection to match his puppy bedding.

And wasn’t it nice of him to give us so many picture perfect faces!  Mom especially loved the eyes open portrait with the puppy hat.  Lets face it when it comes to portraits the baby runs the show.  I had a Dad call me a Baby Whisperer in the hospital last week.  My response:  “He whispers right back.”

All and All His portraits turned out beautiful and Mom will have a great story to tell him one day…

So if your dreaming of a portrait session but stressing over where to go or what to wear or how will your baby behave – Don’t! We can keep it Sweet & Simple! It’s much more important to capture these moments before they pass by.

I mean look at this face!

I can’t wait to work on some artistic portrait composites with this little guy’s photos.  For more of my one of a kind portraiture work head over to this blog article Newborn Portraiture

For more information on Baby Sessions check out the Sweet Dreams Baby Portraits Page and Contact Me to book your session.  You can also Download the Baby Brochure & Newsletter

Newborn Photography

Sweet Sunshine Newborn Session

Check out this little Cherub’s session.  She was all Sunshine, Flowers, and Funny Faces!

YELLOW… For some reason I’m all about the color yellow this year (as if you hadn’t noticed).

Isn’t it such a happy color?  There’s something bright and exiting, yet soft and soothing at the same time.  I remember as a kid when I would sleep at my grandmother’s the sun would shine in the window where I was sleeping like no other place in the whole world.  It woke me up and made me feel warm and happy.  Like yellow there is no other color like it in the whole world and it’s so warm and happy.  It can be Vintage, yet Modern.  Happy yet Moody.

It’s Sensational!

When I was little my entire bedroom was yellow.  I wonder if that means something?

Anyway I thought this little angel looked gorgeous in yellow.

And talk about vintage. She also reminded me of that Audrey Hepburn movie Funny Face.  If you haven’t seen it it is a MUST.  Once we woke her up she was all about Funny Faces and putting on a show.  Anyway it’s a musical and Fred Astaire sings this song to her:

“I love your Funny Face, your Sunny Funny Face…”  ~Classic~

Check out this Sunny, Funny, Face!!!

 

 

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Newborn Photography

Newborn Portraiture

How precious is this sweet baby boy with his more than proud big sister and loving Mama??!!

I especially loved creating Tug Boat Baby and Fern Baby featured below.

I have been working on some new skills over the past year turning all my newborn sessions into beautiful works of art with my own digital backdrop creations.  I have always loved bringing the outdoors in and incorporating natural props and textures into each session.  I love nature and the outside world so much and what is more natural than a new little life, a tiny baby, an amazing gift to the world?

Using my own landscape nature portraits I can composite each new bundle of joy into the portrait creating one of a kind pieces of art.  You can help me create your own babies special portrait by telling me what theme you’ve used in the nursery, what hobbies your family loves, and what colors make your heart leap with joy.

The Fern Baby Portrait background below was taken in Oban, Scotland at the ancient Gylen Castle Grounds.  My son was studying abroad and I had the opportunity to visit him last Summer.  So exciting!

Tug Boat Baby was taken in Scituate, MA on my way home from photographing a wedding in this quaint little harbor town. I saw this scene and had to pull over to get my shot!  I had no idea three years later I would be using it for a Newborn Portrait but I just knew I had to take it.

I also LOVE supporting my fellow photographers and artists by purchasing their digital work and watercolor graphics for my portraits as well.

 

 

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Check out More of my Newborn Portraiture

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Would you like to help me create your new baby’s Work of Art?  Contact me today to book your session

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My Digital Enhancements aren’t just for newborns.  Check out these portraits with a little added artistic touch.

 

Baby Photography

Sensational Sitter Session

How adorable is this little guy!  Six Months and Sitting Up.  He rocked it!!

 

Portrait Photography, Senior Photography

Stunning Senior Prom Portraits

Its Prom Season already!  I loved this Gorgeous Senior Prom here in Griswold, Connecticut.  This rustic tree farm location is one of my favorites.

Portrait Photography, Senior Photography

Stunning Senior Garden & Beach Session

We had so much fun on the beach and in the gardens for this gorgeous girl’s Senior Session.  My favorite part was that we snuck in a Mini Mother/Daughter Session.  Since I have been friends with this beautiful mom since kindergarten, these portraits were near and dear to my heart and I felt so blessed to provide both lovely ladies with a lifetime of memories to cherish.

 

 

Maternity Photography

Mommy & Me Maternity Session

I loved this Winter Wonderland Maternity and Toddler Session.  We were even able to snap a couple great photos with Gramma.  These lovely ladies were super great sports during this cold snowy session.  The floral princess crowns, lovely lanterns, and glittered storybook ended the day with a little enchanting magic.