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Celebrating Family Photos

Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful Happy New Year from my family to yours!

Here are my kids (and our dog Penny) giving me a total of 5 minutes to get a holiday card this year……

I was honored to take photos of a fellow photographer and her beautiful family – thanks Gina!

Love!

I know, I know…. could they be any cuter?

Heather and Ross were channelling the Ralph Lauren look – and they rocked it!

We have a graffiti thing going with Deb’s kids…. no spray paint this year though.

Do you see the sparkle in her eyes?

Yeah – that is their big brother in the back ground!

Did they nail the “coordinating but not matching” look or what!?!?

I LOVE this one!

This almost became our holiday card – my daughter loves to torture her brother and she’ll do it any way she can….

I hope to see you in 2013!

Janet Taub

 

NEWS FLASH: Raw Photo Design Merges with Carla Ten Eyck Photography

For the past month or so Amber and I have been working on one of the most significant and far-reaching decisions we’ve ever made since starting this business. Throughout the whole process I’ve been trying to find an easy way to describe our partnership with Carla Ten Eyck Photography. Is it like a company merger? Is her company “buying us out”? Hmm… At 1am on my way home from one of our weddings this past weekend, the perfect representation popped into my head (which is how most of my ideas seem to happen).

We’re forming like VOLTRON baby! Yep, you heard right….we’re joining our individual strengths and forces together to form a super robot to defend the galaxy from evil


This is EXACTLY how it all went down at the C10 Studios headquarters!!


Ok well, we still have a long way to go before we’re able to maintain peace throughout the universe but this is a huge step in the right direction for Raw Photo Design. If you haven’t heard through the grapevine or seen on Facebook, numerous wedding forums, or twitter lately but we kind of suck at managing our business. The number of times I’ve heard the following sentence from a past client makes my stomach turn upside down and keeps me up at night trying to find a way to make things better: “Raw Photo was so awesome on the day of my wedding/boudoir/portrait/editorial/etc and I’m absolutely in love with all of my pictures…. but, it takes too long to get an email reply or phone call from them and it took a long time to get my pictures/album/disc/etc.”

Similar to most wedding photographers I started a photography business because I loved PHOTOGRAPHY. I loved working with people during their photo shoot or wedding day and capturing beautiful photographs of them. My single most favorite aspect of this job is witnessing the progression a person (or couple) goes through during a shoot… everyone always starts very nervous and insecure and somewhere in the middle of the process, they get comfortable… let their guard down, and the real them comes out…and that’s when I get to capture who they really are… You can almost see the exact moment it happens at every single session when you look at a series of photo thumbnails on your monitor. I can honestly work on anything photography related all night long without even noticing it’s 3am or that I haven’t left my desk in 6 hours. There’s no doubt it’s my passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

BUT, that has NOTHING to do with running a business. I’ll be the first to admit I am absolutely clueless when it comes to managing clients, employees, subcontractors, or anything else related to my business. It’s not because I haven’t done the work to learn how to properly do these things…trust me. I’ve read countless business books…some of them at least 5 times, attended numerous business workshops and seminars, downloaded every “management application” you can think of, etc. Conceptually I “know” what to do but just have no clue how to follow through with the processes and/or manage the people that I had implementing those processes.

Fast forward 5 years later to the beginning of October, 2012 and I had decided to shut Raw Photo Design down for good. I had been turning down new business for months explaining that I will no longer take new clients for the 2013 wedding season and focus all my attention on the weddings I had already booked for next year. I was stressed out beyond belief, hopeless, and defeated. Amber and I had done the best we could do with what we had and that was it. We were working like machines, day and night, and not a single client was happy. Being a typical man with too much pride, I hadn’t told anyone about our situation or my decision to dissolve the business; and being a typical woman who is way smarter than her typical man-husband, Amber had reached out to a number of close friends explaining our situation and asking for help.

Carla had been a close friend of ours for years and had seen us progress from our first wedding to our 100th wedding and has always been a huge help and inspiration since day one. She manages a well-oiled production MACHINE in Hartford. Sometimes I pull up to her driveway and I can hear the mechanical wheels turning, phones ringing off the hook, and production lines in full swing. Their customer service is incredible and a force to be reckoned with. It is pretty impressive to see and trust me…Amber and I did everything we could to implement the same system…in fact, Carla and I had first started meeting once a week a while back so that she could walk me through setting up the same system for Raw Photo. After 3 meetings or so it was pretty clear we were far beyond the point of no return and Carla presented me with a solution that her and Amber had been thought of and been working on….without me knowing!


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It was an offer I could not refuse. Especially since the only other option was to throw in the towel. Starting today, the C10 Studio Management Team will be responsible for ALL of the client-related office tasks and back-end studio work for RAW Photo Design including all emails, phone calls, albums, production, and delivery of finished products. Now all RAW Photo Design clients will finally get what Amber and I had TRIED to provide and what they absolutely deserve more then anything: the same AMAZING customer service that C10 Studio Management Team of Dominique, Julie, Rebecca, Dave, Jazzy and Philitha have been providing for Carla and her associates for years!

Where does that leave Amber and myself? It leaves us focusing ALL of our attention, time, and resources on where they should be: the creative work. This is what we are good at, enjoy doing, and jump out of bed in the morning just thinking of it. It is why I started the business in the first place…THE PHOTOGRAPHY….NOT the business. I’m drooling just thinking about it, “You mean I get to do what I’ve always wanted to do and you will do the rest?” I swear it is Christmas a month early at the Langlois household and I just got the gift of photography for the first time in 4 years!

The finer details are being sent to existing clients as everyone is reading this but in a nutshell RAW Photo Design will still be OUR brand…same website, same look, same awesomeness. Zero portion of the photography, retouching, or awesome sauce that has defined the RAW Photo brand and style will change because Amber and myself will still be in charge of all of it. In fact, it will only improve and thrive now that we don’t have to spend so much time on what we suck at: business. We’ll finally get to spend all of our time and energy on the reason I started this business in the first place: photography.

Fairfield County CT Football Family Session

Nothing like a Dad and his mini-

me.

Do you see THAT look?….THAT is what I am talking about!

I think this might be my favorite of the day.

Fall Mini Sessions

 

You are invited to join in the fun of our fall mini sessions at the most sought after time of year for family portraits…….just in time for holiday cards!

Reserve

your 30 minute session for $99.00

 

I hope to see you and your family soon!

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You are invited to join in the fun of our fall mini sessions at the most sought after time of year for family portraits…….just in time for holiday cards!
Reserve your 30 minute session for $99.00

I hope to see you and your family soon!
~ Janet
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Fairfield County six month old session

I met Ella and her super cool parents Kelly and Mike when she was only days old and I have been in love ever since.

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You saw this teaser on facebook – now check out the rest…..

There were soooo many cute pictures to pick from but here are some of my favorites from our morning together.

Getting sleepy now – time for a nap!

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I met Ella and her super cool parents Kelly and Mike when she was only days old and I have been in love ever since.

You saw this teaser on facebook – now check out the rest…..
There were soooo many cute pictures to pick from but here are some of my favorites from our morning together.

Getting sleepy now – time for a nap!

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Lichfield County Family Session

It is so tempting to try to figure out what they would be saying to each other – I have a feeling big sister Breanna might hear all their secrets!

A new baby sister

When you have your first baby you wonder if your life can get any more hectic. Sara has two active little boys – Derek is four (and yes, he is named after that famous Derek) and Jarett is two and into everything. But Sara managed to keep

calm, cool and collected and she seemed completely relaxed while I played with her new baby girl. Yep – third child!!!

Look at her lips – so cute!

New Baby Sister

New Baby Sister

New Baby Sister

New Baby Sister

Big Brother

Jarret could see himself in my lens and was completely fascinated.

New Baby Girl

Daddy’s little girl?

New Baby Sister

New Baby Sister

 

The New Bardot: A fashion shoot inspired by the original babe of glamour

We made a pact early on to always integrate challenging, unique, shooting opportunities into our usual routine. I am a firm believer that it is critical to growth as an artist, prevent complacency, and keep the work fresh. This point in wedding season, it is more important than ever for us to mix it up, and I am so happy that we collaborated with our very talented, sweet friend, Candice of Jubilee Events to create “The New Bardot”.

Happy 30th Candice, you look stunning!

Her mark as an undeniable influence in beauty and fashion was made with tousled bedroom hair, a sultry come-hither stare, and pouty lips.

Brigitte Bardot is the ultimate sex kitten. The blond bombshell was once of the few European actresses to receive massive media attention in the United States. The film siren’s alluring presence was felt in the ’50s and ’60s. The seductive French import had a signature look that was emulated by numerous women across the world. The classic, unbelievably glamorous, iconic look we were creating had us all on enthusiasm overdrive – inspired to max capacity.


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litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

The credits.
The insane hair and makeup styled for this shoot by ddNickel makeup studio of New Haven, CT. Our crazy off the beaten path location was the scenic Truelove Farms in Morris, CT. And of course, our lovely model, birthday girl and wonderful friend Candice Dowling of Jubilee Events. Photographed by Eric, Amber and Janet of Raw Photo Design.

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litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

litchfield county ct fashion inspired photo shoot

Taylor Family Session + Meet Janet, our new Associate Portrait Photographer!

Baby Carina made the kind of entrance that I thought only happened in the movies, she came so fast that she was actually delivered at home by her Daddy, Tim. Crazy and totally amazing! We had the pleasure of photographing big sister Mikayla back in 2008, when she was a baby, and we are extremely fortunate to add her new baby sister Carina, to the blog! We do not get to shoot family sessions that often, but can say for sure that there is nothing better than catching the excitement {and controlled chaos} that a newborn brings to a family dynamic.


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We know the situation all too well, and at the time I can remember wondering how I could possibly keep up with an energetic toddler, while meeting the around the clock needs of a new munchkin? But you do it, and those days fly by.

then, you can’t believe when you actually miss those days that you sat on the couch in sweats….guilty over the hours of TV you allowed your toddler to watch….actually worried that you might have held your newborn too much {which I no longer believe is possible} – life is so crazy in that way.

As cute as these pictures are, I had to take the opportunity in this blog post to announce our new Art Director and Associate Portrait Photographer, Janet Taub. This position has been a dream of ours to fill, and we could not be happier that all elements fell into place at the right time to make this happen. Janet’s experience with children, passion for photography and involvement in our community makes her simply over-qualified to handle the portrait business for our studio. We are so excited to see what she can do. In addition to lifestyle sessions, Janet will also be managing all of our album design process and album production in house! hoo-rah. HUGE, big changes coming. All to make our amazing clients happier, and allow us to each focus on our strengths in this business. Big shout out to Janet {who has been shooting with us and Joanne like crazy lately}, who shot the Taylor’s in New Milford with Eric. Totally Adorable shoot.

Enjoy the cuteness that is the Taylor Family!


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family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

family photo shoot lifestyle session

Modern Style Maternity Session in Wallingford, CT | Corey

It’s always so cool to see our past clients for a new photo session and witness their family growing! Corey had booked us before her wedding a few years ago for a boudoir session and we could NOT have been more psyched when she contacted us for a maternity and baby portrait shoot. Here are some favorite shots of mine from her shoot. Huge thanks to Joanne Vandal for shooting with me – she killed it!


CT baby & maternity photographer

CT baby & maternity photographer

CT baby & maternity photographer

Dude, I LOVE these two shots Joanne grabbed of Corey – hawtness!!!
CT baby & maternity photographer

CT baby & maternity photographer

CT baby & maternity photographer

Modern Style Maternity Photos in Sherman, CT | Jennifer & Dennis

Not only are Jen & Dennis one of our past wedding couples, they’re also great friends of ours, and Jen helps us out on weddings with her bad-a** photography skills! Jen really wanted something different than the usual black & white, boring maternity photos so we decided to rock a night-time shoot in a sewer drain!! You guys are the best, and don’t worry Jen….it’s almost over ;)


Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Work it girl!! :)
Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Sherman CT Maternity & Pregnancy Photos

Fashion Inspired Portrait Session at Cove Beach in Stamford, CT | Mya

Mya contacted us with some awesome ideas for a fashion inspired shoot near the beach to celebrate her upcoming birthday and of course we were totally down. Needless to say they came out ridiculous and she totally rocked it! Hope you had an amazing birthday Mya!


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fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

fashion inspiration for photography portrait session in Stamford CT

my family makes me smile huge…some EPIC raw summer family photos.

So, you probably already know that we have been traveling A LOT – for business (mostly), not just pleasure. However, squeezing in some family time with our kids and loved ones is more important to us than ever before! When you are traveling to awesome places for weddings and shoots, and you are also fortunate enough to bring your kids along, it feels like the most complete little life package ever. I like to pretend that we are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (except we travel to Washington DC in our Honda Element, not to Nice, France in our private Learjet)…yet ;)

First stop on our recent family adventure is always a huge favorite of mine, Newport, Rhode Island. Just wait till you see the images from the wedding we photographed there with Joanne of Picture Perfect USA at the Rosecliff Mansion on Bellevue Aveune.

The day after the wedding, we were not sure what to do, my parents were in town with us (they watched the kids while we shot the wedding) so we wanted to do something extra fun together. Joanne used to live in Newport and highly recommended the Flyer Catamaran sailing tour, so off we went at sunset. And I have to say, it was incredible!

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

How cute are my parents?

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Ave and Ry made a friend and he had an iPod touch, so needless to say, they were intrigued…sigh.

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Off to Washington, DC, or “Washington CD” according to Ryder for Jen & AJ’s awesome engagement session! We went to see all the typical DC stuff since the kids had not been there before, including the Carousel on the National Mall. Between us, the Carousel was pretty ghetto, but the kids dug it, it’s the simple things.

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

So, it was steaming hot. Like 100 degrees, easily. We took some shots of the kids near the fountain at the Sculpture Garden….

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

…then Ryder took it upon himself to dive into the sprinklers watering the nearby gardens, it was way too impulsive and shocking to be mad. We just took his picture instead.


Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Much needed ice cream after our visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. Good times.

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

I guess we are those sucker parents that can’t resist spaceships at the museum gift shop.

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

I will just go ahead and assume that my kids are not alone – apparently there is NOTHING more fun than jumping on hotel room beds.

Well, other than jumping on hotel room beds.


Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Hello Cape Cod, Hello Taylor Family. While I was very busy and very stressed out in the indoor wave pool at The Cape Codder Resort (wink, wink), Nicole Taylor and Eric were off shooting an awesome wedding on the Cape in Mashpee, Massachusetts. The good news is that the day after the wedding, we had a chance to play at Craigville Beach with our kids.
Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Nicole’s little Carson, too cute. Our little blondie kids look like they could all be related!

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Family pictures in Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC, Cape Cod Massachusetts


So much fun, it is so hard to believe that school is starting in a few weeks, makes me even more grateful for this amazing family time!

Cutest Family Ever…the Swarni’s | Modern CT Lifestyle Portrait Session

I love these guys, even the little nugget still in Jill’s belly. Such a great session, a perfect example of not letting the camera interfere with good, real family fun! Enjoy your images guys and good luck with the newest addition to your family!


Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

Lifestyle Family Portraits in CT

CT Newborn Photography Session | Baby Jada.

I met Vanessa Montuoro at the Larnel School of Dance in New Fairfield somewhere in the vicinity of 3rd grade. We hit it off very well because we liked to hide in the back of the class and talk (which was obvious come recital time when we did not really know what we were doing). Fast forward 20 years and I couldn’t be happier to receive an email from Vanessa looking to have pictures taken of her new little family. And how cute is this little munchkin? Enjoy every second of her, I promise that these days will completely fly by.

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

CT Newborn Photography Session

Backyard Family Portrait Session in Fairfield, CT | Madeline, Henry, & Cameron

I had such an awesome time photographing these guys! The kids were all about tying in their respective sports into the family shoot for some “killer pose” shots with all kinds of yummy flash goodness. We shot mostly in the comfort of the backyard at their beautiful Fairfield home and mixed it up a bit with a quick trip down to the beach for some fun shots in the water. Enjoy guys!


Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Fairfield CT Family Portrait Session

Nikki & Jumaane | Maternity Session in Bethel, CT

Nikki & Jumaane absolutely rock! And Jumaane is also a famous musician….no lie.


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Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Maternity Photography by raw photo design

Rolewicz Family + 1 | Ryan is a Big Brother.

Congratulations to our friends Heidi and Adam on their adorable new addition: Jenna Lyn Rolewicz

Weight | 7lb – 9 oz
Length | 19 and 1/2 inches
Birthday | 4-14 at 12:38 am

Below are some quotes that I have been saving since our family grew from 3 to 4 (they are extra special when a new baby arrives). Make sure to enjoy every second of her.

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. ~Marcelene Cox

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele


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Drunk babies are my FAVORITE!
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Musician Headshots in Bethel, CT | Jumaane Smith

So….I roll up to a park in Bethel on a cloudy morning expecting to shoot a standard maternity session for a couple expecting their first baby. And the following conversation ensues:

Jumaane: Actually, I was hoping we can do a couple quick headshots for me as well….I’m a musician.
Me: Ok, sure, we can do that. Just a few quick ones for your website or something?
Jumaane: Yeah, and for a few magazines.
Me: Magazines? Really? What type of musician are you?
Jumaane: I play trumpet.
Me: Oh…are you in a wedding band or something? Or do you have your own thing going?
Jumaane: I’m in a band…and have my own thing.
Me: (As I’m scoping out a field to do some super-quick headshots before starting their maternity session.) What’s the name of your band?
Jumaane: I play for a guy called Michael Buble.
Me: Umm….what?
Jumaane: You’ve heard of him?
Me: DUH!!!! So, let me get this straight. You want me to do a quick headshot for you so you can give it to Michael Buble for editorial purposes?
Jumaane: Yeah. We’re leaving for our European tour next week.

Needless to say I was a bit taken back and of course I would have planned something ridiculously amazing for my man Jumaane (but mostly to hopefully impress Buble!!). But, we went with the Bethel park and this is what we came up with in the 10 minutes we spent on the photos. What do you guys think??!! Hopefully it’s still something ridiculously amazing!

Check out Jumaane’s page with all kinds of awesome videos of him playing with Buble. This dude knows how to play trumpet!!!

Jumaane Smith Trumpet Player for Michael Buble - Headshots in Bethel, CT

Jumaane Smith Trumpet Player for Michael Buble - Headshots in Bethel, CT

Lifestyle Family Photography Session in Westport, CT

We are so very fortunate, this RAD job that we have allows us to meet some of the COOLEST people…sometimes when we least expect it. Ben of Birdseye Sports was the videographer at one of our weddings last fall, and we hit it off, so he reached out to us for a family session = awesome! So, we had the pleasure of photographing this little family (warning: cuteness overload) hanging out at their home in Westport, CT, and as you will see they are expecting a new little one! Congrats guys, enjoy your pictures, we can’t wait to meet your new little munchkin!


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Baby Photo Session in Norwalk, CT | McKenna

Kerri & Shannon are famous. Famous for having the best wedding ever. Famous for having the best photobooth ever. And now they’re famous for having the best little red-head ever! This is McKenna and she couldn’t get any cuter if she tried.


Connecticut Baby Photos

Connecticut Baby Photos

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Connecticut Baby Photos

Raw Photo Design | Photography Lighting Workshop v3

So….our model, Anna, killed it. Blush Couture killed it. Our attendees killed it and the locations were as good as it gets. LOVE when we get a workshop crew as enthusiastic, pumped and memorable as this one…cannot wait to check out some of their work: Nicole Taylor, Danielle Fuller, Steve DePino, Joanne Vandal, and Angela Greenlaw. You guys rock!!!


This was just a light test with Anna but I couldn’t resist posting it….seriously, can you get any cuter??
CT Photography Lighting Class

We had such an amazing time shooting at the Danbury Rail Museum and can not thank them enough for being so open and patient with us! We started inside an old, refurbished, mail car. The colors were amazing!
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

This pose was all my home-girl Nicole’s idea, I just grabbed one from a different angle. You rock girl!!
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

After Anna was finally getting comfortable in the mail car we decided it was the perfect time to have her absolutely freezing :) Seriously, we can’t thank her enough for braving the cold weather!!!
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

I definitely can’t take the credit for this pose, this was all the work of the-always-amazing-Danielle Fuller of Beyond the Lens Photography. Awesome work!!!!
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

“My LCD is cooler than your LCD…”
CT Photography Lighting Class

This is probably my favorite from the whole day. Such a fierce pose!!! Like we said, Anna KILLED IT!!
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

I was obviously telling Danielle how amazing she is…
CT Photography Lighting Class

CT Photography Lighting Class

We had about 8 minutes to each grab a shot of Anna in front of the locomotive – success!!
CT Photography Lighting Class

Thanks again to everyone that came out to the workshop, we had an absolute blast!!