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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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

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

 

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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