Absolutely Smitten | Long Island City Newborn Photographer

As a brand new mom, it is not uncommon to feel completely overwhelmed and indecisive. You’re holding your fragile newborn in your arms, overcome with joy and yet every small task can feel like climbing Mount Everest with nothing more than a walking stick. When the mommy of this little blue eyed stunner first contacted me in hopes of a newborn session, she was a bit stressed because he was already 3 weeks new and well past that squishy newborn stage. I assured her that it’s not too late (imagine that, too late for newborn portraits at 3 weeks!). At this stage with a newborn, it’s a great time for lifestyle images in your nursery and in your home where your new family is bonding and settling in.  I’d say, this couple has settled into parenthood quite cozily and are absolutely smitten with their new little guy!

As a brand new mom, it is not uncommon to feel completely overwhelmed and indecisive. You’re holding your fragile newborn in your arms, overcome with joy and yet every small task can feel like climbing Mount Everest with nothing more than a walking stick. When the mommy of this little blue eyed stunner first contacted me in hopes of a newborn session, she was a bit stressed because he was already 3 weeks new and well past that squishy newborn stage. I assured her that it’s not too late (imagine that, too late for newborn portraits at 3 weeks!). At this stage with a newborn, it’s a great time for lifestyle images in your nursery and in your home where your new family is bonding and settling in. She was also concerned about having the session done at her apartment because the nursery was not completed yet and her new bedroom furniture had not yet arrived. We spoke thoroughly about her concerns and I offered to only utilize the permanent fixtures in her nursery and home so that she wouldn’t look back at them images and feel that they nursery wasn’t complete.

During the session I took advantage of the beautiful window light and added just a touch of flash (a speedlite) in an umbrella to fill the shadows. I find that combining flash with available light provides the smoothest transitions in your shadows and it’s not a look one can achieve with their IPhone. Most of the images were captured with my 50mm 1.4 prime lens, which allowed me to let in plenty of light while giving a beautiful blur with the sharp fall off of focus. This is what gives these images their soft and creamy look.

Based in New York, I’ve become quite acquainted to working within small spaces. and this was no exception. It often takes a bit of creative thinking and experimenting with angles within my client’s home. While capturing the family together, I was literally standing on a bed while shooting. But this provided a great opportunity for me to crack jokes with my clients in order to capture genuine expressions. In the image dad hold his new son, I utilized the nursery door and door frame to vignette the image and create depth while shooting from outside the room. This helps create a sense of intimacy within the images. Capturing intimacy and emotion within my images is the most important aspect to me personally. I feel that if an image can provoke a warmth or emotion within my viewer, then I’m successful.

Don’t these new parents look absolutely smitten?

If you’re expecting, contact us today. Most sessions must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance due to high demand.

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A Rockin’ First Birthday Party at Kidville Midtown West NYC

If you’re looking for an awesome venue to celebrate your little one’s first birthday, Kidville Midtown west has just about everything a birthday babe could wish for. Here’s a sneak peek from a very colorful first birthday.

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Ice Cream in the City

This adorable family knows how to have a perfect Sunday afternoon, strolling the park and enjoying ice cream together.  It was the perfect combination for a summer portrait session filled with city memories before this sweet family headed for the burbs.

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A stroll through Riverside Park Family Portraits in NYC

 

SISTERS IN THE SUNSHINE

 

It is always such an honor every time a new client contacts me to schedule a portrait session, and this family was no exception. Having just recently moved out of the city, these beautiful girls traveled back in from Hoboken for a picturesque central park portrait session and their personalities just sparkled. They have such sweet adoration for each other and it shined through in all their images, as they played in the warm glowing sunshine. 

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I specialize in family and children’s portrait photography. Please call me 732.207.9393 or

email me at sarah@naturalkidsphotography.com today to schedule a session!

The Rainbow Leaf

 Fall Children’s Portraits in Central Park

Family Photographer, Natural Kids Photography – New York, NY

There is nothing more refreshing than the first few days of fall. The brisk air and nature’s golden confetti trickling down as if to say “winter is coming, come out and play before the ground turns white and the sky becomes gray”. My eldest son is 5 years old and just at the age where his curiosity is peaking in such a way that I get little glimpses into the world through his eyes. He reaches down and shrieks with joy “Mommy! I found a rainbow leaf! Can you believe it? It’s yellow, green and brown!” The genuine wonder and amazement children experience through discovery leaves me in awe. Surely it would be bliss to never grow up!

 

Sarah Noda is a family and child photographer based in New York, NY whose focus is to capture the wonder and joy of childhood. To commission your own custom portrait of your child or family, please visit the contact us link above.  To view more of Sarah’s work please click the gallery link.

 

 

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Natural Kids Photography

by Sarah Noda

229 West Sixtieth Street

New York, New York

(732) 207.9397

 Sarah@NaturalKidsPhotography.com



elena - October 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm

this is such an adorable sibling fall session, I love all the colors! beautiful job 🙂

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