Portraits can be made extra special when you add a personal touch like a handmade baby blanketor a cute little knit hat. For babies, we love when parents bring along a personal item such as an heirloomchristening gown or favorite stuffed animal. When appropriate we include these treasures in the portrait,like with this baby blanket. Sometimes we use them as a calming device or a way to get a great expression.As always, we want to tell your baby's story with portraits that become timeless treasures of childhood. -Joan
Robert has the most beautiful blue eyes that light up when he smiles. So simple yet so wonderful.A baby can't fake a smile. When they smile with their eyes so bright ... that's the moment of pure joy we look for. -Joan
Your baby's first days can sometimes be the hardest days of all. Everything is so new for you andfor your new bundle of joy. To balance the baby cries, midnight feedings and diaper changes, thereare moments like this one, of peace, serenity and the pure joy in knowing that your baby girl is safeand secure in dreamland. This portrait was made as the very first session in our newborn portrait planfor Leila. We used it for her custom birth announcement, welcoming Leila into her family. -Joan
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
I recently enterd four images in the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association Annual Print Competition.I was honored with 1 Blue Ribbon and 3 Red Ribbons, plus I won the Reuben Schaller Award for the best portraitof a child. The images were selected by a panel of 5 jurors from throughout New England and New York. I haveentered print competition for many years as way to keep challenging myself creatively and professionally. Thisyear I chose to enter children's portraits because they are so dear to my heart. -Joan
I love my job! I love being able to make beautiful portraits of wonderful children. This is James at nine months.His chubby, round cheeks and big, blue eyes steal your heart and bring joy to all who meet him. He is especially lovinghis puppy hat and boots that were passed down to him from his big brother Teddy!