I met both these kids as newborns and it blows me away to see how quickly they’ve grown!   This little girl doesn’t like to be away from mommy’s arms for too long, but we did manage to get some winning smiles while she sat all by herself!  She looked just beautiful in the Crewcut dress mom put her in for the shoot, and had lovely accessories to match.  I am loving her wind-blown hair, her little hands and that gentle smile in this first shot.   This is my third time photographing her older brother –  he gets more gorgeous every time I see him.  Just check out his big brown eyes.   Love the ‘do, too!

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Adorable boy stands by stone wall - NY Child Photographer

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  • Leslie Houx - Such beautiful images! They both have such beautiful eyes!!04/23/2011 – 12:16 am

Only 6 days old when I met her, this baby girl was all of 5 lbs when she was born.  Being so young and small made our session an easy one…she slept the entire time and was very easy to pose.  Her mother did a fantastic job with the girlie accessories.  This first headband with the leopard print was my favorite, and the pink bloomers a close second.  Dad was also there to lend a “hand” and with more than just the hammock, as you’ll see…  Enjoy!

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Newborn baby girl with pink bow & bloomers - NJ Newborn Photographer

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  • Mollie Kendall - I adore these! She is so precious and teeny! Your photos of her are amazing ?04/21/2011 – 5:54 pm

  • Gabby - These photos are outstanding. Each conveys a particular acknowledgement; of beauty, vulnerability, commitment, innocence, reliance, love. What a family can be. They are truly beautiful……04/21/2011 – 7:08 pm

  • Molly - You have captured such wondrous moments. What gorgeous photos. Time will deliver them priceless!04/21/2011 – 8:45 pm

  • Cristina - Love these Christine!! She is so adorable!04/22/2011 – 4:11 pm

  • ashley - I LOVE THESE! Look at all that hair!!!!!!04/22/2011 – 4:30 pm

Very often I prefer black and white processing to color.   Sometimes removing color also removes distractions and gives more focus to the subject. It is raw and pure and adds a timelessness to the image.  I decided that for this blog post, I would indulge in an all black and whites.  Two families with four cousins, came together on a sunny Saturday for one of my spring mini-sessions.  The children were beautiful and well-behaved and all the adults were happy that spring had finally seemed to arrive.  A very pleasant morning indeed.   Now don’t worry guys, there are plenty of nice ones in color too…

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Black and white close up of beautiful girl - NJ Child Photographer

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  • Misty - I am loving black & white right now too! I think I go through phases of what is appealing to me at the time. Your B&W process is dreamy! Perfect choice for these gorgeous children!!04/19/2011 – 5:51 pm

  • Wanda - When I looked at these photos I wondered why do they grab me so? Then I studied the details; the iris of the eyes, strands of hair, the shadowy contours of the clothing, texture of the stone wall. And I see that they bring its subjects, transparency and clarity. I think they are so beautiful.04/19/2011 – 6:26 pm

  • Penny - I love these black & white pictures. All the children are simply stunning.04/20/2011 – 5:54 am

I’ve been loving all the newborn shoots I’ve had lately.  I love how differently each one turns out.  Each baby is one of a kind; each family has a different story; and every home that I enter has a style and feel of it’s own.    I like to incorporate as much of this as I can into each session to make it a custom experience…that keeps it fresh and exciting for me and also unique for my clients.  This baby’s parents had such a cool bedroom…I just had to use their purple walls as a backdrop.  Throw in some beautiful window light, a gorgeous dresser and a zebra rug and voila –  styling complete!  It doesn’t hurt that this baby brother is just a sweet as can be.   Enjoy the view…

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  • april todd - How cute are these??! Love them, great work!!!04/18/2011 – 4:03 pm

  • Penny - Such a precious little guy, and a very pretty big sister.04/18/2011 – 7:42 pm

  • Gabrielle - Precious baby; beautiful, loving sister; captured, perfectly. The luminous light in the first shot, ahhhh…… I do so love this room with a view………04/18/2011 – 9:54 pm

  • Lynne - I love them! I love them! What a view!!04/19/2011 – 9:02 am

Look how peacefully this little newborn girl is sleeping.  You would never guess that her dad lulled her into this slumber by cranking up a Pandora rock station.  That’s right, he said she liked rock music and cued up a station that played Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Police to send her into la-la land.  Of course, I was happy during the shoot, but I would never have imagined a one week old would sleep serenely to the crooning of some classic Rod Stewart.  Shows you what I know.

I love her little angel face…I think some new sample canvases featuring this little beauty will be ordered soon – for me!

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Newborn girl sleeping peacefully - NJ Newborn Photographer

Newborn girl sleeping in beautiful knit hat - NJ Newborn Photographer

I love how it looks like she’s wearing lip-liner in this next one.  She is so delicate and beautiful…

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Beautiful newborn girl sleeping with red flower headband - NJ Newborn Photographer

I was lucky enough to catch some beautiful expressions while she was awake…and alert!  Just look at these eyes…

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  • Penny - So cute, she has good taste in music. I love the wide awake picture.04/11/2011 – 6:03 am

  • Molly - I don’t know how I would choose out of these photos. They are all treasures.04/11/2011 – 8:26 am

  • Kristiana Dass - So beautiful, they are all winners, love the one with the flower and the knitted hat:))04/11/2011 – 9:01 am

  • Timothy Pham - What a Sweet sweet session! I love these!04/11/2011 – 12:48 pm

  • Sanna - They all make me smile, especially the one with the knitted hat. Perhaps you are the “make the viewer smile” photographer.04/12/2011 – 9:36 am

  • stephanie - that’s so cute! a rock & roll baby girl! great shots and love that knitted hat!04/12/2011 – 12:31 pm

  • Cristina - Adorable!! love these Christine!04/12/2011 – 3:56 pm

  • Natalie Clayshulte - These are lovely! She is such an adorable girl and terrific props!04/13/2011 – 9:59 am

  • Christine Chardo - Dreamy Baby!!!!! Simply stunning Christine!04/14/2011 – 10:43 pm

I love watching children grow up.  I first met this adorable boy as a newborn and he is already celebrating his 1st birthday!   Wow – did that year fly by!  I recently posted the “cake smash” portion of this session, but there were so many other great shots outside and in his room that I thought I’d share them too.  He is clearly a natural in front of the camera, but also has one of the most pleasant dispositions ever!  What a happy and delightful boy.

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  • Penny - Handsome little guy with a great smile. These are great pictures.03/31/2011 – 10:56 am

  • Natalie Clayshulte - I love these! The rocking horse is such a great touch!03/31/2011 – 10:56 am

  • Andrea - Christine, you capture the best moments! I can’t believe my little prince is already 1!03/31/2011 – 7:53 pm

  • Sanna - He has such an adorable smile. All of the pictures are so natural. The one by the horse is my favorite – it brings back special memories.04/03/2011 – 5:06 pm

This little baby girl slept like a champ.  She was just a week old and seemed to comfortably curl up into all the different positions we tried…and look how peaceful she looks.  We even got to have some fun with “the hammock” shot – which is always great when it turns out, but trust me, they have to be in a pretty good slumber for that one!  With her delicate features and beautiful coloring, she is such a precious baby.  Oh and I just love her lip in the last one…sigh!

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Newborn girl on white with knit hat - NJ Baby Photographer

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  • misty - Ok, these are really, really good Christine! I mean seriously adorable and perfect in every way!!03/25/2011 – 11:07 pm

  • Julie Sowers - What a real sweetie! She is just precious!03/25/2011 – 11:15 pm

  • Natalie Clayshulte - She is a doll! Love the variety of poses you were able to get!03/26/2011 – 12:02 am

  • Penny - Oh, how precious. I just love the second picture!03/26/2011 – 5:20 am

  • Sanna - She is a beauty and you captures it all so beautifully.03/26/2011 – 11:13 am

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