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

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What’s going on for 2019 here at Karrie’s Photography.

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Winter 2019/2020.  December-April.   

Illustrative Documentary Lifestyle Sessions

Changing the way we document our lives.

In Home or at Geer’s Family Tree Farm 

What are Illustrative Documentary, or Lifestyle, Sessions?  These are sessions that remove the stress of sitting and posing with a backdrop and a lot of props.  They incorporate the real family dynamics into your sessions by capturing emotional moments, laughing, snuggling, walking, running, and playing.  They also capture details of the session such as what everyone’s wearing or holding hands or eyes, hair, and feet.  These sessions also stray away from the “Say Cheese” and Smile Era.  Capturing a heartfelt expression for a memorable and realistic experience is the goal.

Illustrative sessions document the natural surroundings and location of the session in a subtle yet artistic way such as your home, neighborhood, favorite park, city street or a rustic farm.  Backdrops and tons of props are not the focus of these sessions.  Rather an authentic simple environment meant to enhance the setting.

I love photographing Lifestyle sessions so much because there’s no pressure to sit and pose or smile at the camera.  These are becoming my favorite sessions because children are happy and parents are stress free.  Its also so rewarding to capture natural emotional moments between family members.

Photographing in your own home can be comfortable and cozy for all involved.  Weather you have a new baby at home, are baking cookies with the kids, or just snuggling on the couch with popcorn these moments can be so fun to share together and keep as portraits for the family.

Geer’s Tree Farm in Griswold is beautiful in the winter.  The lighting is fantastic and there are a variety of scenes to work with including Lovely Lanterns, Blankets, Pine Trees, and Rustic Barns.

Book Your Winter Session

Winter Portrait Sessions

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Spring/Summer 2020 May-September

Garden Glamour Sessions 

Harkness Park Waterford, CT

After a long winter you will be waiting to get out and enjoy some fresh air, flowers, greenery, butterflies, and birds.  Garden Glamour Sessions are great for Maternity, Newborns, Babies, Children, Seniors, and families.  They are held in the evening two hours before sunset to ensure the best possible natural light for your portraits.  Add a Beach Session by choosing the Sweet or Dream Collection.

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Sweet Dreams Sitter Session Girl

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Fall 2020 October

Foliage Portrait Session 

Ledyard Saw Mill

The Ledyard Saw Mill is a stunning rustic setting with a little pond and park.   These Sessions are only available for a week or two in October but are very popular because the leaves change quickly in New England and the storms come and go blowing the leaves off the trees.

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Children’s Books

I wrote and published my first Children’s Book!  It’s so sweet and absolutely adorable.  I was inspired by all of my baby and children’s portraits and wrote about a dozen children’s poems.  I thought they would make great picture books for children and my first one is complete!  For details on where to buy it head over to the Book Page

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Weddings:  We are booking 2020 Weddings.  Weddings Page  Wedding Blogs

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I do Travel so for Sessions outside Connecticut please CONTACT me.

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

Karrie

Portrait Photography

Rustic Mommy & Me Winter Session

 

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

Basic Invite Partner

I have some exciting news!  I have been asked to partner with Basic Invite and featured on their Blog!

I love their stationary and invitations so much.  They are of such high quality, color, and clarity I just want to look at them all day!  Whether your looking for shower invitations, baby announcements, business cards, thank you notes, stickers, or stationary they have it all.

Want more great news?  When you book your session with Karrie’s Photography you will receive 20% off your Basic Invite order plus Free Shipping!  What could be better?

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See this entire Baby Session over on the Blog Garden Sitter Session

 

Portrait Photography

Twins Newborn Session

 

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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

 

 

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

Portrait Photography

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

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

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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!

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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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