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!


Beach Maternity Session in Connecticut | Fairfield County Maternity Photographer Kristin Wood

This beach maternity sessions was so much fun….and filled with some crazy strong winds! My clients came to the studio prior to the session for Mom to select a dress from the Client Closet. While she was trying on different options, we checked the weather and it was cloudy, but no rain in the forecast. Mom selected this gorgeous Fillyboo Maternity dress in a perfect shade of blush pink and we headed to Weed Beach in Darien.

When we arrived at the beach, the wind was intense! Even thought the beach is only 3 miles from my studio, it can be totally different weather at the beach! We decided just to work with the wind and it made for some amazing windblown dress and hair photographs!

Connecticut beaches (especially in Fairfield County) are pretty rocks with little to no waves due to Long Island. They are pretty and unique in their own way and are my favorite outdoor location for sessions. This session was shot at low-tide (as opposed to the maternity session a few posts back that was shot at high tide) so the beach looks very different!

This couple was so sweet and a lot of fun to work with! I loved all the tattoos (don’t they look so neat in photographs?!) and am looking forward to meeting their baby very soon for Newborn photos!


Mom’s wardrobe provided by the Client Closet

Kristin Wood Photography specializes in Maternity and Newborn photography in Fairfield County, CT 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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