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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Connecticut Maternity Photographer | Fairfield County Beach Maternity Session by Kristin Wood Photography

Ah beach maternity sessions make my heart sing. The beach is definitely my happy place, which was a huge selling point when we decided to settle in Darien (with Westport being a close second but the added commute for my husband made Darien the ideal sleepy Connecticut town for us….but I digress). Weed Beach is such a beautiful spot and is always my go-to spot for beach photography sessions.

Maternity photos are often under-rated, but I think they are so important. As a woman, we are only pregnant for a very short time in our life. It is a time that we look forward to and dream about long before it ever happens. We wonder what it will feel like to be growing a little life inside our belly and what we will look like with a bump. It is also a transformative time in your life as a couple. It is the last time it will ever be “just the two” of you. There is so much awe, excitement, and anxiousness being shared between you while you are expecting your baby. I just think it is such a unique and special time in your lives and a time you will always want to look back on and remember. Lastly, your kids will love looking at photos of you when they were in your belly!

This soon-to-be Mama booked a Bump-to-Baby collection which includes the maternity and newborn session. She came to the studio before the session to pick out her dresses. Her husband was so fun and helpful with styling her for the session! I love when husband’s have opinions (mine is almost always right when it comes to what looks best on me and I find that to be the case every time with clients too!). She selected 2 gorgeous maternity dresses from the Client Closet and we headed to the beach for their session!

It was sprinkling when we left my studio, but we made the call to go for it. Once we made the short drive to the beach, it never rained another drop and the sun even came out at the very end of the session! I’m obsessed with these gloomy skies portraits (we get a lot of gloomy weather here so they are fitting for the East Coast! ha!) and how her dress perfectly matched the water.

Enjoy!

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Mom’s wardrobe provided by the Client Closet

Kristin Wood Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, and family 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 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. 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 | In Studio Newborn Session in Fairfield County- Darien

Oh my goodness I’m so obsessed with this session. This precious family drove to my studio in Darien, CT for their baby session. They delayed getting a newborn session a bit and opted to wai until their daughter was 11 weeks for their session. Babies change SO much week to week so I try to help my clients in deciding what timing is best for what stage they want to capture. I never turn a family away due to the age of a baby. All babies are beautiful and with my more relaxed and natural style of photography, age truly doesn’t matter. You can obviously see a big difference between this bright-eyed cutie and a week old newborn, but regardless, the important thing is to document these early weeks because babies don’t keep!

Momma had her makeup done by my wonderful makeup artist, Angelina with Beautymarked Studio. Angelina always does a natural, glowing look for my Momma’s and she nailed it here! This Momma was truly stunning. After she was finished with her makeup, we selected 2 dresses from the Client Closet for her to wear during her session.

This sweet baby girl had the MOST amazing hair. She was so sweet and even fell asleep in my arms while we waited for Momma to finish getting ready. We styled her with bonnets and bows and of course got a couple of that natural hair style!

Enjoy!

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Wardrobe provided by the Client Closet

Kristin Wood Photography specializes in 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.  If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me here.

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 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.

Fairfield County Newborn Photographer | Darien Newborn Photographer | New Canaan Newborn Photographer | Greenwich Newborn Photography | Westport Newborn Photographer | NYC Newborn Photographer | Fairfield County Family Newborn Photographer | Darien Family Photography | Westport Family Photographer | Greenwich Family Photographer | New Canaan Family Photographer | Ridgefield Family Photographer | Fairfield County Luxury Photographer | Westchester County Photographer | NYC Family Photographer | Manhattan Family Photographer | Kristin Wood Photography