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
We had a great time at the play date photo session here at Michelle Behr Photography! It was a Valentine’s Day theme and it was ridiculously fun! I have been wanting to offer a session like this for a long time and have decided to go ahead and offer just ONE of these a month! The new Playdate Photo Session can be on location or in my studio located in the Town of Huntington! I want to remember everything about my kids’ childhood and I’m sure you may feel the same way. Well, their friends are part of that! This is a way to get amazing photos of your kids candidly playing with their friends and posed shots as well! We can choose a theme together or just do it documentary style! I’m so excited to add this option to my child photography! Please email me for more details on this new photo package! Enjoy these Valentine’s Day cuties!
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.
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 🙂
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!
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
When the weather is just right, which is not a whole lot of days here in Long Island, we are able to take a newborn session outside! These are some of my favorite sessions! Elia’s session day was gorgeous and I was so glad that mom and dad didn’t mind me taking her outside, or that grandma didn’t mind me trampling through her garden. The butterfly bush was a perfect color to compliment Elia wrapped in a yellow wrap and sunflower tie back. She looked like a perfect tiny flower child! Even though she was awake for most of her session, we were able to get some beautiful sleepy shots, as well as some really cute awake ones! We even swaddled her like a russian doll, or as her grandma said “a little lady from the old country”. This got many laughs from Elia’s great aunts that had come to see her and gather for lunch. I so enjoyed meeting her parents and the extended family! Enjoy the photos!