Southern Maine & NH Newborn Photography | Woodland

I love when things just work out.  I remember this sweet boy and his mom in the studio.  She mentioned to me that his nursery was a woodland theme and it just so happened that the prop set ups I had all pulled out went along with that woodsy, natural feel just perfectly.  creighton blog-3

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And we also did some blues to go along with the adorable striped hat his Momma brought along.  I just love this boys sweet cheeks and the way his hands form a little heart in the last picture!

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I do it for the snuggles.

~Sarah

Southern Maine Newborn Photographer | Froggy Pose

See this sweet little nugget below?  She is in what is called “Froggy Pose”.  (Yes, there are names for newborn photography poses.)  I usually don’t do Froggy Pose because it requires an assistant and I don’t work with one right now.  Thankfully, I am trained and practiced in this pose, so when this gorgeous couple specifically requested it and brought mom’s stunning wedding gown to use with it, we were able to create it for them.  I briefed dad on his role as baby spotter/supporter, he did a fantastic job, baby cooperated and this lovely images was the result.  I was so happy to be able to do this for them.  georges blog-3

I need you to know that the baby is NEVER left alone in this pose.  She is always supported by the hands of an assisting adult.  Multiple photographs are taken and then during editing, I merge two phpo together to create the image you see here.

And here are just a few samples of the many other beautiful images of this little princess and her family.  georges blog-6

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I do it for the snuggles

~Sarah

Maine Newborn Photographer | Hiking Edition

mallette blog-4You guys!  I kid you not!  This Labor Day, my husband, two children and I headed to Mt. Major to hike (along with one gagillion others).  We’re headed up the trail when I see this dad headed down, carrying a very young baby in a front pack.  He’s got his earbuds in and the baby is sound asleep.  “Aww. That’s a great dad,” I think to myself.  Then I watch him come closer and as he’s almost passing us, I’m POSITIVE I recognize him.  I KNOW I’ve photographed him, his wife and little guy.  And because I love fun connections like this (or possibly because I’m bold and socially awkward) I reach out and touch him on his shoulder to get his attention.  At this point he probably thinks I’m a crazy lady but then I say, “I think I photographed you and your little one!”  (I’m praying that I’m correct and that he remembers me and doesn’t just give me some weird blank stare.)  And he does!  “Yes, you certainly did!”  He answered.  Then we had a fun little chat about his little guy and his wife off working her shift.  I just love moments like that!  Well, here is this sweet little mo-hawk man and his awesome parents!mallette blog-3

 

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Newborn Studio Photography|Fur Babies Included

BOTH of my children are in school full time for the FIRST time in my life.  BOTH.  FULL TIME.  It’s still sinking in.

Can any other moms relate to trying to juggle work  and secure great childcare?  Working late into the night once the kiddos are in bed in order to give them enriching experiences and quality time during the day?  I know you can!  I absolutely adore what I do and it feels amazing to get to live my passion and have it also be my job!  But let me just tell you, this last week of having 6 hours a day to schedule shoots, edit, blog, write thank-yous, do expenses etc… has been nothing short of LIFE ALTERING.  I know some Mommas out there know what I’m talkin’ about!!  That being said, buckle up and get ready for tons and tons of pictures of squishy, delicious, adorable baby cuteness ahead as I catch up on posting my shoots from… ummm… the spring onward!  It’s going to be AWESOME!

Doesn’t motherhood look stunning on this mom?  Honestly, I think motherhood looks stunning on every mother that walks through our doors.  Its my honor and privilege to guide each one in front of the camera to be able to fully capture that and freeze that amazing new bond in time.allen blog-11

This sweet, fun, funky couple was such a joy to work with.  While they welcomed their first child into their family, they have two fur babies that have been a part of their family for many years before.  They brought them along to be photographed with their baby brother during his newborn studio photo shoot!  I am very much a dog (or really any kind of animal) person and LOVE when you bring your sweet fur babies along!

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This little guy is so blessed with a sweet, attentive and smitten father.  The connection between them truly shines through in this image.

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By now it’s clear to see this little man has inherited some pretty great genes 🙂  So here are just a handful of the wonderful images captured in his newborn photos.

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I do it for the snuggles

~Sarah

The Babies are Coming!

It seems like its baby season which I love! I got to have my ‘baby belly fix’ by photographing two mini maternity sessions back to back. We had the most perfect early June night, which means we had zero humidity or mosquitos!

My first couple are awaiting their first baby–a BOY! I loved how excited they were to meet their son but were also soaking in their last few days/weeks as a family of two. They were headed to have a nice dinner after, and I appreciate how they spoke about knowing life was about to change, and they wanted to enjoy their time together!  Here are a few photos from our session! 2018-07-11_00062018-07-11_00052018-07-11_0004

My next family was getting ready welcome baby #3, and the gender was going to be a surprise! The ‘big’ kids were so excited to be having a new baby and loved hamming it up for the camera! We walked around taking photos and talking until we lost the sun and time just flew by. 2018-07-11_0007.jpgLook at these two sweet faces! From them we had one vote for the new baby to be a boy, and one vote for the new baby to be a girl! I wonder who will get their wish! 🙂2018-07-11_0009Thank you for spending your evening with me, and stretching bedtime a little later for the occasion! 🙂 I had a great time getting to know you and sharing some laughs! 2018-07-11_00082018-07-11_0011.jpg2018-07-11_0012.jpg2018-07-11_0010Best of luck to both these sweet families as they welcome a new life into this world!