A Boho First Birthday Session | Cake Smash Photography

A Boho First Birthday Session | Cake Smash Photography

I recently photographed this little cutie, who happens to share the same birthday as me.  I have photographed both her and her siblings before. Baby’s mom is super creative, so I love working with the family.  

Mom contacted me and wasn't sure if she wanted to schedule her daughter's first birthday session in the studio or outdoors. During the warmer months, I always encourage my clients to schedule their child's cake smash session outdoors. An outdoor session allows for more natural and organic images and no backdrop is more beautiful than that which Mother Nature can provide. Because mom had a boho themed session in mind, it made even more sense to choose an outdoor location for her daughter's first birthday photos.  

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Six Month Sitter Session | Children's Beach Photography

Six Month Sitter Session | Children's Beach Photography

Although I love photographing newborns, six month sitter sessions are quickly growing to become my favorite type of session. Babies are so adorable at that age and their true personalities really starts to shine through, which means it is a great time time to update your photos of your little one.

When mom contacted me earlier in the Summer, she said she wanted to photograph her son outdoors on the beach for his six month session. As you all know, I prefer to shoot outdoors whenever the weather allows me to do so.

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A Cake Smash on the Beach | First Birthday Photographer

A Cake Smash on the Beach | First Birthday Photographer

When my client said she wanted a session for her daughter's first birthday that was natural, I knew she had come to the right place. Don't get me wrong, I love studio birthday sessions, but if the weather permits, I always encourage my clients to choose an outdoor location of their choice. 

Outdoor locations allow you to get more "mileage" out of your photos. Not only are you getting photos of your child commemorating her first birthday, but you are also getting images that capture the natural essence of your baby.  These are timeless images that you can use not only for thank you cards, but to hang on your walls year round.

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Fire Island Extended Family Session

Fire Island Extended Family Session

When my client contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would be willing to travel to Fire Island for a large family session with her in laws, I immediately said yes. Because I live in Long Beach and spend my time on the beaches here, I don't really travel over to Fire Island much anymore. In fact, the last time I visited was a few years ago on a girl's overnight trip to Ocean Beach. 

Because my client's father in law would be visiting from Hawaii to spend some time with his grandchildren, she wanted to book an extended session that included not only her own children, but her sister in law's family and of course, the special visitor, her father in law.  

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Why I Love the in Home Newborn Lifestyle Session | Malverne Newborn Photographer

Why I Love the in Home Newborn Lifestyle Session | Malverne Newborn Photographer

Many times when clients first contact me about photographing their new baby, they are uncertain whether they want to book a studio session or an in home session. I offer both options and I love both types of sessions for different reasons.  

The in home session is the most natural of all of the newborn sessions I offer.  It takes place in your home and because every client's home is unique, the images will encapsulate their individual style and personality. When lighting allows, I try to incorporate the master bedroom, living room, and even the nursery for the photos of your baby. As moms, we work hard to create a beautiful home for our family and homes make the most unique and beautiful backdrops for newborn images.    

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