2 Year Old Surfer Baby Beach Milestone Session in Darien, CT

I’m excited to be showing you a glimpse of Jax’s 2 year milestone session from the beach in Darien, CT!

As a Mom of 2 who works from home, days can get kinda crazy…especially during the Summer when school is out! The evening of this session was one of those days! Beach sessions take place 1 hour before sunset, which is pretty late in the summer. So, my husband is usually home well before I leave for a session during the summer. Well, on this particular day, my husband had a rare meeting in NYC so he was commuting via train and his train got STUCK on the way home! He was stuck on the train and I had to leave for my session! Of course I couldn’t get a sitter 15 minutes before I needed one (though I tried) and I was really at a loss for what to do! It was super stressful for me because I HATE being late (and in fact, had never been late for a session prior to this one!). But I stayed in constant contact with my clients letting them know my ETA and put together a little thank you gift for them! My clients were THE SWEETEST people ever and were so understanding.

Two year session are always so much fun! You never know what they are going to do and they are a bit to young to understand “stand still and smile” so I just let them do their thing and document them being two! We move around a lot and keep trying new things to keep them from getting bored! He was a little unsure about the sand at first, but then decided he really loved throwing rocks into the water! I love his beautiful hair and his style went so well for the surfer beach baby look!

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Fairfield County Maternity Photographer | Beach Maternity Session in Darien | Kristin Wood Photography

Ah, this beach maternity session in Fairfield County was truly magical. This sweet couple resides in Fairfield, Connecticut and is excited to be welcoming their first child soon! They are First Year Collective members so I am thrilled to get to work with them to document the incredibly special year ahead with their baby!

Michelle and I had an in person meeting to discuss what all they were looking for in a newborn photographer and about their previous experiences with photographers. We also discussed what they had in mind for their maternity session. After we set the date for the session, I contacted my makeup artist, Angelina with Beautymarked Studio, and booked her for the session. Angelina went to my client’s home that afternoon and gave her a natural, glowy look for the session. Michelle also went to Le Boudior for an awesome blow out. I was so excited to her text that afternoon saying how much she was loving this day of pampering, which is always my goal! I always want the client’s to feel special and have a memorable experience! Once she had her hair and makeup done, they drove to the studio and she tried on lots of dresses from the Client Closet until she found the perfect dress! She wanted something simple and something with sleeves. Her selection was spot on and looked amazing on her!

After we settled on her husband’s outfit, we headed out to Weed Beach in Darien. Weed Beach is one of my favorite places for sessions! The weather seriously could not have been more perfect it was sunny and low 70s with just a slight breeze- the best!

Without further aideu, enjoy their gorgeous beach maternity session!

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Kristin Wood Photography, LLC specializes in Newborn, Maternity and Family photography in Darien , CT and serving Fairfield County and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, Fairfield, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me here.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for you. Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. I provide a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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Connecticut Baby Photographer | Harry's 8 months Sitter Session in Darien, CT by Kristin Wood Photography

I am LOVING these Simply Baby mini sessions that I offered this month. I adore babies (I mean, who doesn’t?!) and these sessions give me all the feels. I could cry tears of pure joy during these sessions. They are so cute at this stage- sitting up but not crawling. Doing all the cute babbles, grabbing their feet, rolling over. It’s just adorable overload. The Client Closet is well stocked in simple baby outfits that are perfect for these sessions so you don’t even have to worry about what your baby will wear! Just come to the studio in their pjs and pick out an outfit! So easy! To learn more about baby Milestone Sessions click here. If you are interested in booking your own baby session, contact me and we will get it scheduled!

Harry was such a cutie pie during his session. He was so happy and curious. I could have played with him all day.

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Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family.  Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while beautifully telling the story of your family. Enjoy a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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Connecticut Baby Photography | 3 Month Session Lifestyle Studio Session by Fairfield County Photographer Kristin Wood Photography

This 3-month milestone session was definitely memorable! Not just because this is one of the sweetest families I’ve working with, but because little Nico was really showing out! This family traveled from Fairfield to my studio in Darien for their session. This was their first session as a family of 3 and I was so honored to get to document this special time for them.

This mama is STUNNING. Her hair and makeup were perfection. She came in her sweats (as I encourage all Moms to do) and had fun “shopping” the Client Closet for the perfect dress. She selected my very favorite dress (the white hand embroidered Fillyboo) from the wardrobe and I definitely oohed and aahhed when I saw her all dressed up. She looked like a goddess. Unfortunately, that dress didn’t make it through the session…more on that later! LOL! Her next choice looked gorgeous as well (pretty sure she could make a paper sack look good). Hubby was so patient, helpful, and loving with little Nico. I could tell these two were having a blast figuring out this parenting thing together.

The session was going wonderful until Baby Nico decided to show out with a blow out! LOL!!! Poop Happens! He had to get a bath mid-way through his session in the studio bathroom sink (so glad the studio has a sink and a washer/dryer close at hand because babies poop!)! I know it was stressful for Mom and Dad to deal with when they weren’t at home, but I couldn’t help but smile as it brought back so many memories of my own babies! They both had a knack for having major blowouts, especially when I didn’t have backup clothes! It’s like somehow they knew I was unprepared and just let it go.

I remember one time when we were at a friend’s house and Liam had his very first major blow out. He ended up riding home in a diaper, one sock, and a swaddle blanket draped around him! Somewhere I have a photo of him from that moment. In the moment it was stressful. Once we were settled in the car it was hilarious. And now, 6 years later, it’s a memory I never want to lose. Funny how that happens. Being a parent is SO hard in the moments. But when a little time passes and we have a new perspective, we see just how much even the hard moments were worth it.

Anyway, it was a blast and a session I will definitely remember not just for the excitement but also for what a beautiful family they are, inside and out! Here are some of my favorites!

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Connecticut Family Photography | In Home Family Session in Darien CT by Fairfield County Photographer Kristin Wood Photography

Oh how I adore this family! They are so gracious, kind and humble. They are new residents in Darien and have a gorgeous new home. They made the move from “the city” (that means NYC as I’ve learned) to the suburbs, and are thrilled to have so much space! We snuck in this in-home family session on one of the last nice days we had this fall! There home was perfect for an in-home session with lots of natural light and beautiful decor. Mom and Dad have their hands (and hearts) full with two sweet young toddlers, but are loving every second of it (as you can see in these photos!)! Here are some of my favorites from their session!

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Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family.  Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while beautifully telling the story of your family. Enjoy a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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Connecticut Family Photographer | Fairfield County Beach Photographer | Darien CT Weed Beach

This was such a fun extended family session. I’m so glad these Stamford natives decided to shoot at the beach in Darien. It made a perfect setting for the session, the kids had a blast, and we even got some sunset shots. They are a gorgeous family and so full of love for each other. The grandparents have been together for 49 years and I loved getting a snap a few of them together as well as them with their grandkids.

The Mom came over for a style consultation prior to the session. She tried on several pieces from the wardrobe and selected this beachy, flowy gray dress and also selected outfits for her two girls! The colors are perfection for the beach tones! The family ordered a custom gallery wall and they looked amazing in their home with the neutral, calm, relaxing colors!

Extended family sessions can be a real challenge at times. It is important to me to still capture those natural interactions and emotions and that seems to become more difficult with more people to corral. Having an awesome location with activities to do together really helps (in this case dancing in the sand and throwing rocks in the water).

Here are a few of my favorites (ok a lot of my favorites) from their session!

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Clothing for the Mom and little girls was provided by Kristin Wood Photography’s Client Closet, which is available to all clients.

Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family.  Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while beautifully telling the story of your family. Enjoy a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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Connecticut Newborn Photography | Baby Charlie's Lifestyle Studio Baby Session | Fairfield County, CT

The Ceglarksi Family was my very first client after we moved to Connecticut. I’m so incredibly thankful that she reached out to me. They are the sweetest family and have been huge supporters of me!

She had her second baby boy this year and I had the great honor of photographing their new family! Big brother Gus is the cutest little guy ever with his red hair and big blue eyes. It’s been so fun to watch him grow up this year! He was still a little unsure about this new baby joining the family, but was super curious about him! I know they will be the very best of friends as soon as Charlie gets mobile!

Mom’s beautiful blue dress (a perfect for choice for a Mom of 2 boys) was borrowed from the studio wardrobe. This is definitely one of my favorite session’s of the year. The warm tones and coloring are so gorgeous, and there were so many fun-loving moments that captured my heart! Here are some of my favorites from the day!

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Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family.  Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while beautifully telling the story of your family. Enjoy a luxury photography experience with a full client closet, personalized wardrobe styling, hair and makeup artists, and custom album and wall art designs for your home.

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Fall Family Mini Sessions | Fairfield County Connecticut Family Photographer

I'm excited to announce that I'm going to offer Family mini sessions September 22 and 23!  These are limited edition in that this is the ONLY weekend for mini sessions (because I LOVE my full family sessions with wardrobe styling and I know you will too!).  These 20 minute mini sessions will be in my field location in New Canaan and include 10 edited digital images for download from your online gallery!  There will be 4 sessions each evening from 5-7 pm (so only EIGHT spots total!).  Contact me to book now before they are gone!!

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Fairfield University Senior Session | Fairfield County Senior Photographer

When I was contacted to do a Senior session for a group of roommates at Fairfield University I jumped at the chance.  I mean how fun is it to work with a group of gorgeous, smart, driven young women celebrating the end of an era?!  When I showed up and they were all in white dresses I wanted to squeal from excitement (you know I love a white dress! haha!).  We had so much living out Sex and the City walking in the city scenes, popping champagne, and climbing on the school mascot!  For a moment I forgot I was old and Mom! Ha!

This was my first time to visit the Fairfield University campus and I was so impressed.  It is really beautiful and the view of the sound from the mansion is stunning!  I wish I was closer and could take photos their all the time! 

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Kristin Wood Photography specializes in natural light luxury newborn, maternity, child and family photography in Darien, CT and surrounding areas including Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan,  Ridgefield, Stamford, New Haven, Manhattan, and Westchester County.  

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby & family.  Whether you want an outdoor beach or field setting or a cozy in studio or in home setting, we will design the perfect session to suit your family. Sessions are relaxed, cuddly, emotional and authentic while.   

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