Piper Mae's Newborn Session with Saratoga Springs Baby Photographer

I’ve been starting our studio newborn sessions off with some unposed portraits of the babies in simple white onesies, and you know what? I’m in love with this look!

Sweet little Piper Mae joined me at our Saratoga Springs portrait studio for her newborn session, and this adorable red head was such a sleepy little angel. We captured so many cute family portraits, and adorable springtime ones of her all by herself, too!

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Piper’s mama wore a gown from our Mama Wardrobe at the studio. Doesn’t she look incredible in this shade of mint?

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Piper was born with her legs up by her head, so of course she was most comfortable stretching her legs out straight and waving them around in the air. I’m so glad we were able to capture this in a portrait for her family to remember her special arrival by!

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About Nicole Starr Photography 

Nicole Starr specializes in newborn, baby & family photography and has been serving families in New York and Massachusetts since 2012.  She has a portrait studio in Saratoga Springs, NY for families in the Capital Region, and she also works with families at her Attleboro, MA studio and on location in Boston and on Cape Cod. 

The portrait studio is filled with neutrals, luxe fabrics, and very minimal props to keep the focus on your perfect little baby.  Our sessions are relaxed and fun, and we’ll enjoy an hour together (or up to 3 hours for a newborn session!) laughing, cuddling, and capturing authentic smiles and belly laughs with your little ones.  

Carter Daniel's Newborn Session with a Very Special Coal Miner's Helmet

Sleepy little babies are the best!

I love starting off our newborn sessions at our Saratoga Springs portrait studio with a few sleepy, unposed portraits of the baby in a plain white onesie on the studio bed. These are natural and raw moments of your little one sleeping, stretching, and yawning. Basically, they’re just being a baby! They are always some of my favorite unposed images from the entire session!

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Carter decided that he was going to be wide awake for (almost) his entire newborn session, and he couldn’t take his eyes off of the camera! It led to some truly beautiful family portraits and individual ones of this sweet baby boy, too!

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He’s getting sleepy! The heat & the white noise are working!

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I love, love, love when the grandparents come for a few three generation portraits during the newborn session! These are always extra meaningful. This family especially loved it because Grandma lives with Mom & Dad and is helping take care of baby Carter!

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Carter’s great grandfather was a coal miner, and his parents brought his original helmet to their session to honor the family’s history. This was such a unique sentimental item, and I was so happy they brought this with them because there is just such an incredible story behind it.

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Carter finally fell asleep and we were able to capture all of his squishy baby rolls! I love how he just curled up so comfortable and cozy!

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If you liked this session, you’ll love Oliver’s neutral newborn session at our Saratoga Springs portrait studio!



About Nicole Starr Photography 

Nicole Starr specializes in newborn, baby & family photography and has been serving families in New York and Massachusetts since 2012.  She has a portrait studio in Saratoga Springs, NY for families in the Capital Region.  Nicole also works with families year round at her Attleboro, MA portrait studio, and on location May through October in Boston and on Cape Cod.  Nicole has a clean and classic style, and the studio is filled with neutrals and luxe fabrics.  We use very minimal props to keep the focus on your perfect little baby.  Our sessions are relaxed and fun, and we’ll enjoy an hour together (or up to 3 hours for a newborn session!) laughing, cuddling, and capturing authentic smiles and belly laughs with your little ones.  

Studio Newborn Portraits with Baby Jonas

Sweet baby Jonas visited me at the studio for his newborn portraits, and we captured the most amazing moments of him cuddling up with his new parents. I just adore this portrait of Jonas with his mama — it’s so beautiful and tender, and she’ll always remember how he was so tiny and curled up right in her arms like that.

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He had a head full of dark hair, and it’s the softest baby hair you can imagine. So many babies wind up having more hair when they’re born than they do the whole rest of their first year, so I always love capturing that on camera for the parents to remember.

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He was such a sleepy little sweetheart, and he settled right into the poses. I love how comfy he looks resting on the blankets and knits!

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Tiny newborn smiles are my favorite!

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Welcoming Baby Michael with a Pure & Natural Newborn Session: Saratoga Springs & Boston Newborn Photographer

Spring is all about celebrating new life, and that is no exception here in the Nicole Starr Photography studio!  With so many newborns coming in for their sessions, I have felt like the luckiest girl in the world getting to cuddle with all of these sweet new babies!  

Michael was born only one day after Lucas, our last newborn session that I shared on the blog with you.  This tiny and healthy little baby arrived a few weeks before his due date, and when he came to the studio at just over 5 pounds I knew we would show how tiny he was in his photographs.  I love it when they curl up in these sleepy little poses, just like they were in the womb only a few short days ago!

You know me, and I always love the pure & natural newborn images.  Soft colors, natural textures, and classic styles that keep the focus on the baby rather than on the props.  Michael's session was no exception, and I just love how his beautiful skin shines in these images against the creamy fabrics.

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However, my FAVORITE images from his session are the ones with his happy new parents.  They were excited, amazed, in awe, and impressed by this tiny human being that they brought into the world together.  Michael loved cuddling up with his mommy and daddy, and I just adore these gorgeous parent shots that we captured on camera.  They are such naturals as a new mom & dad, and the peacefulness that they brought into the room with their baby was so beautiful.   Congratulations, Vinessa & Mike!

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Intimate mother and baby image with Saratoga Springs and Albany newborn photographer
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Finally, we were so happy to capture this sweet moment of Michael in his father's police hat honoring his dedication to the Boston Police Department.  This one will be going up on a wall in their home!

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A Springtime Newborn Session for a Sweet Baby Boy: Albany Newborn Baby Photographer

Lucas Benjamin
March 16, 2016
8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21 inches

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Every time a family walks into the photography studio with their brand new baby, I feel so excited and honored to capture these sweet moments for them.   New moms & dads have had their world turned upside down and inside out with the arrival of their little miracle baby, and they are adjusting to all sorts of new schedules and routines, but for a few hours we slow it all down and just soak in the newness of their tiny little one.  We celebrate this amazing little life and capture all of the tiny details.

Every newborn session is filled with lots of cuddles, and Lucas's session was no exception.  This little boy was such a sweetheart and I loved capturing his tiny newborn goodness from the other side of my lens.  His parents both enjoyed the delivery of his wall art and fine art album yesterday, making today the perfect day to showcase his studio newborn session with a blog post!

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Pure and natural studio newborn photographer in Saratoga Springs and Albany

This little boy was such a good sleeper, and he was in dreamland for most of our session!  I just love these beautiful images that we were able to capture of this sleepy little baby during his newborn session.  When his mom told me that she wanted some springtime colors for her springtime baby, I was so happy to pull out my favorite vintage quilt for his set up.

These sleepy little photos below are some of my favorites, and I just love how tiny and cozy Lucas is all tucked into his little bed.  Plus, doesn't he have the most handsome and adorable profile in the second image?  Those little lips and that tiny bump of a nose, plus his mini mohawk.... ahhhhhh!!!  Doesn't it melt your heart?!?!

Sweet Dreams: A Peaceful Newborn Session with Baby Joey (Saratoga Springs Newborn Baby Photographer)

There is something so magical about a brand new baby that is heavy with sleep and curled up in your arms.  Their tiny fingers wrap around your own, their lashes flutter over their eyes, and the soft sighs that they give as they drift in and out of sleep are just so peaceful.  

Our newborn sessions are always relaxed and calm to focus on the baby's needs, and this dreamy session with Joey's family was no exception.  We kept the colors nice & simple with just a few neutral wraps and minimal props, keeping the focus exactly where it should be: on that beautiful, brand new baby boy.

I always encourage parents to step in front of the camera for a few photos of their new family all together.  Twenty years from now, you will treasure these images as you look back on your first days as a new mom, reliving the moments your husband held your baby in his arms.  And just look at the love shining on their faces in these photos!  These are the moments that I love capturing.  

Baby Joey was an absolute dream to photograph.  Once he fell asleep, he was as happy as can be and moved easily from one pose to the next.  A few of my favorite images, though, are the unposed ones.  The ones where he tosses his arms overhead, stretches out, and relaxes into a deep, deep sleep.

Welcome Baby Frankie: A Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn Session

Frank Peter
January 20, 2016

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This little boy is already so, so loved.  Baby Frankie (named after his father) arrived on a chilly winter day, and his big sisters rushed to the hospital to shower him in kisses and to visit with mom and dad.  

Although their postpartum room in the hospital was bustling with activity, there was an intense calm that surrounded the family as they "oooohh-ed" and "aaaahh-ed" over their newest addition while the most magical light came streaming through the windows. 

I just love the LOVE captured in these moments.  The way the new mom watches her oldest daughter while she meets her baby brother?  Oh my goodness, it melts my heart!  This has got to be one of my favorite stories I have ever captured on camera.

It is such an amazing moment, welcoming a new baby and slowing it all down to meet your new little brother.  You've waited a very long time for this moment, and it is truly magical to hold that little boy in your arms and know that he is all yours.

It took Little Sister a little while to warm up to the new baby, but surrounded by the ones that love her the most, she was definitely intrigued enough to cozy up close and meet this new member of her family.

Watching this family of 5 bask in the happiness and love that comes with their baby's arrival was truly magical.  They are just the sweetest and I had such a wonderful time getting to know them as they celebrated this huge milestone in their family's story.  

Thank you so much, B family, for inviting me into your lives to capture this story for you.  You will truly treasure these moments for the rest of your lives.

And of course, tiny baby yawns and teeny baby toes are my favorite details to capture.  Baby Frankie was no exception, and he makes yawns and toes look oh-so-adorable.  Such a sweetheart!