The K family welcomes baby Ryn

baby photography, Child Photography, Newborn Photography, Stephanie Dulli Photography

The greatest compliment a photographer can receive is being hired repeatedly, so I was honored when the K family whom I had shot for the Holiday season announced they were having a new baby girl and asked me to capture those newborn moments.

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The cheeks on this baby were absolutely edible.

Ryn joins big brother Ridge and big sister extraordinaire Riley. If I know one thing, it’s that Baby Ryn is in good hands. The only thing greater to me than seeing a new baby is seeing a new baby be lavished with love by bigger siblings. Personally I’ve had one baby who couldn’t wait to be a big brother and one who, really was put out and came to love his new baby. Whatever the journey siblings take it’s such a special one and I love when big siblings want to get in on the fun.

Sure, I was there to shoot baby Ryn, but am I really going to turn away this?

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Never.

 

Grandma had made Ryn a darling blankie and asked if I might take her photo on it. This is now my new favorite thing, incorporating gifts or family heirlooms to newborn photos.

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Baby Ryn was not only welcomed by mom, dad, Ridge and Riley but both sets of grandparents were there to help love, feed, change and oh yes, snuggle her.

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This little angel is going to be just fine. And I can only hope I get to be there to see her celebrate her first with a big old cake smash session!

 

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The T family; Anthony, Nonie, and little Stella

baby photography, Child Photography, toddler

Every Saturday this summer my best girlfriends and I parked our booties at the shallow end of the pool and oohed and ahhed over Baby Stella. I mean, seriously, the ruffly swimsuits? The swim diaper waddle? So cute. So imagine my surprise when Stella showed up for a shoot! All that time, I never got their last name and there she was! The T family has three of the sweetest kids ever and did the camera ever love them! This was such an easy shoot for everyone but Daddy T…Stella kept him on the GO!

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The L family; Kaylin, Lauren, and baby Finley.

baby photography, Child Photography

I may be a little biased because these are my little cousins and I love them like crazy, but we had a great session in Ohio in July (again, catching up here). I took about 75 pictures of Kaylin, Lauren and new baby Finley. I mean really…that means we have a Huck and a Finn in the family. I dig that.

Don’t worry, I won’t make you look at all 75. How about 4?

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I am really looking forward to seeing them at Thanksgiving. I always wanted a big family and now I have one. And luckily they like being in front of the camera.

The M family, Tommy & Ben

baby photography, toddler

These photos were actually taken last year, but you know, I didn’t have a website then. Silly me. I love looking back on these photos. These two boys are so darling and full of personality. It’s also fun to see how much I have grown as a photographer, both technically and artistically in the last year. This is why I love photography, it’s a constant fine tuning of the technical along with a constant playing with the artistic. Add in the variable of children and you get magic. After the turmoil of the last five years in my family’s lives I am so grateful that my husband put a camera in my hand and said “go”.

I’ve never looked back.

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Baby Ben was about 4 months at the time of this shoot, I love this age, all of the squishy little baby and a hefty dose of awareness and personality. ┬áBig Brother Tommy even let me snap a shot or two of him, although he was VERY busy storming the playground with Max. Truly this shoot was about Ben, but if siblings are near…who can resist? Not this gal.

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I mean, honestly.

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