Category Archives: Newborn Photography

Why you need to have a professional newborn session…

You need to have a professional newborn session so you can have a beautiful gallery to cover your walls with, make birth announcements with, give your children self esteem by knowing they are important enough to be displayed throughout your home with, and of course so you can remember the fleeting moments of how tiny your little baby was when they were born!

This was a super sweet session in my studio, located in Greenlawn, Long Island. Big brother was amazing with his new sister. That smile is everything. We got a nice hanging pose for mom and a lot of purple, of course! Enjoy some photos from the session below.

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Newborn photography | Greenlawn Photographer I Michelle Behr Photography

The most amazing part of this job is watching my clients families grow. The little guy is the third boy for this beautiful family whom I love to photograph. Just last year we had done their second son’s cake smash! We had to grab one quick shot of all of the boys together before they went home with daddy and we focused on the newest little boy! Sharing some sweet shots from his session below.

*Remember to book your newborn sessions early so you don’t miss out on these special photos! Around the 20th week of pregnancy is a great time to book.

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Newborn photography | Huntington Long Island

I am back at it today! I only have like another 200 sessions to blog! This is one of my recent favorites. She was such a sweet little baby to pose. She did wake up for the parent posing portion of her session, but we made it work. We even captured a smile when momma went to kiss her teeny, tiny toes!

*Remember to book your newborn sessions as far in advance as possible. After your 20 week anatomy scan is a great time or even sooner. I do book up quickly and hate to have to turn anyone away. I love to pose newborns and I don’t want to miss out on yours!

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2nd Birthday Photo Session | Long island baby photographer | Michelle Behr Photography

So it’s been two years since I have blogged. It is only appropriate that I start blogging again with the very family I left off with! Last blog, Aviana had just been born! Now we just had her 2nd birthday session! We always have so much fun styling her sessions. This one was no exception. A dreamy unicorn themed birthday session, what more could an adorable little 2 year old want?! I love the gold and blush soft tones of her photo session. These photos are made for a wall in momma’s home for sure!

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Northport Newborn Photographer l Michelle Behr Photography session in Northport, Long Island

When I met this amazing couple during their maternity shoot, I just knew their baby girl would be as sweet as them… and you know what? She so is!! I was so excited for this session. After doing the maternity session at the beach (in freezing cold temps) I knew mom would want beach elements in the newborn session as well. Mom loves the beach and all things pink! We have a lot in common 🙂 Here is little Aviana at 3 weeks old. Check out her amazing nursery too!

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Newborn session in East Northport, Long Island!

This wonderful family came to my studio in East Northport, NY, two weeks ago. They came with their 7 day old baby girl and their adorable son. The session was filled with inspiration. Mom brought along hair clips that had adorned her hair on her wedding day. Of course we decided to adorn baby with them too! It’s such a sweet and sentimental photo. I also took a ton of macro photos as I am obsessed with baby parts! I love getting shots of baby eyelashes and baby lips, fingers and toes! Mom also brought a special hat made by her good friend at Double The Stitches. The hat was a girly replica of her son’s newborn session hat. Big brother B is so in love with his little sister. You could see how much he adores her from the photos! We got a great one of him leaning in to kiss her :melt: I always love when Mom wants to be in the newborn session. Mom is usually so sleep deprived and not feeling her best for photos, but when she has them to look back on later she is always happy she was in them! This Mom didn’t need any convincing and I think she looks gorgeous! Baby Victoria even opened her eyes for that shot!! * Get the hat at Double The Stitches Blogstomp_0182.jpg Blogstomp_0183.jpg Blogstomp_0184.jpg Blogstomp_0185.jpg Blogstomp_0186.jpg Blogstomp_0187.jpg Blogstomp_0188.jpg Blogstomp_0189.jpg Blogstomp_0190.jpg Blogstomp_0191.jpg Blogstomp_0192.jpg Blogstomp_0193.jpg

Belly painting art! A very cool way to celebrate the maternity belly!

A few days ago I had the opportunity to watch this gorgeous momma get her belly painted as beautiful artwork. The painting was done by Karen of Flying Colors Face and Body Art, located in Long Island. I watched as her belly was transformed into a total work of art! I could not help thinking that I wished this was something that I had done when I was pregnant. I also thought what a great idea to add to a maternity photo session! Art within art! Any mom that is having her belly painted would want to have beautiful photos of it to look back on as well.
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer
Belly Art, Painted belly, Long isalnd photographer, Long island maternity photographer, long island newborn photographer

Gender reveal maternity session…in the FREEZING cold!

This session was on an unbelievably cold day in November. We braved the cold temps and headed to the beach to do a gender reveal maternity session! I love how this mom-to-be coordinated all the pink to reveal her little GIRL on the way. The most amazing part is that the sky coordinated with her too! It was cold, but a gorgeous sunset and a beautiful session all around! I cannot wait to photograph their little girl due in just a few short months! Enjoy some of my favorites from the session below 🙂

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Gender reveal beach maternity session

Baby Tate-Newborn-Session-NY- Long overdue!

I am terribly delinquent on my blogging! Here is a session that should have been blogged back in June! I’m photographing Tate’s baby blessing this weekend and could not let that date pass without having blogged his newborn session. I cannot wait to see him this weekend and see how big he has grown in the past few months. So today I am revisiting his newborns session! We got some great shots of Tate with his big brother! I also could not pass up the opportunity to get mom’s fabulous hair color in some shots (she is an amazing colorist!) and some of her tattoos too!
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The beautiful mommas and babies of MOMMAS House

I love when I have the opportunity to use my camera to actually help people! These ladies were in need of some portraits of themselves and their little ones and I was more than happy to volunteer to do it! If you don’t know about this organization, learn about it here. It is truly wonderful how they are helping these young women at such a difficult time in their lives.

Since 1986 MOMMAS House has been providing a home for homeless your mothers aged 18 to 23 years and their babies. For approximately 2 years, the young mothers at MOMMAS House continue education or vocational experience interrupted by pregnancy. With guidance and direction, the young mothers can learn to support themselves and their children independently.

Those who would like to help should follow MOMMAS House Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/MOMMAS-House/106303918604  frequent updates: Click here for how to help now: MOMMAS House Contributions

For more info about the programs for MOMMAS House please visit MOMMAS House programs offered
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