Lifestyle Newborn Session in Darien, CT | Fairfield County Connecticut Newborn Photographer | Kristin Wood Photography

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing 5 day old Nick and his family! This lifestyle newborn session in Darien, CT is an example of everything going right at an in-home session! The family was gorgeous (see below!) and so very kind and sweet with such gentle souls. Their home was beautiful with TONS of natural light (aaahhhh a dream come true for photographers). New big brother Dean was a champ and so much fun to work with (I just love little boys…probably because I have my own not quite so little boy). It was such a great session and I walked away feeling inspired and reminded of why I love my job so much!

The family did a wardrobe change during a feeding break, which is always lots of fun! They have two very different looks, but they are neutral enough that the photos work together seamlessly.

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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!