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Ridgefield Connecticut Family Photographer | Five tips to rock your family photos
 

Five tips to rock your family photos


You have officially booked your family session and now it is time to prepare for it! You might be feeling a bit nervous, but that is completely normal. How do you do you prepare exactly? Here are my top 5 tips for rocking your family photos

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1) Relax

We all know having a camera in front of you can be intimidating, and it can be stressful trying to make sure your children are looking tip top and behaving, but staying calm and relaxed is always one of my top suggestions. If you are stressed, it will show in pictures and I want you to be enjoying your time your little ones loving on them, ticking them and just being together.


2) On the day of the session be sure everyone is well rested and fed.

We can all get a bit cranky when these basic needs are not met. It is important no one shows up to the session on an empty stomach. I encourage everyone has a substantial meal before the session to provide the energy to make it through a fun and potentially active session.

-Nothing worse than having hangry children during your family session

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3) Be prepared to have fun, giggle and play games with your family.

I am not the photographer that focuses on everyone looking perfectly at the camera, but instead focus on the little moments and the connection between family members. We don’t want you to have to have stiff and rigid family photos for you to look back upon.

I always encourage my clients to loosen up, have fun, snuggle and laugh with their family. Don’t be afraid of playing with your children; tossing your toddler in the air, swinging your child back & forth, tickling your children or playing ring around the Rosie. Interacting with your children and playing with your children will create more genuine and happy smiles.

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4) Be calm and patient with your little ones.

Little ones can be very hit or miss when it comes to their moods, they can be very unpredictable. I roll with the punches and try everything up my sleeve I can to get a smile out of them, but parents staying cool, calm and collective is often the best solution to their cranky vibes.

If their mood starts to go bad to worse in a matter of seconds I always recommend parents

  • Stay calm (they can sense when you are tense/stressed and it will make them more upset)

  • Hold them/rock them/sing to them/pat them on the back

  • Bring the child’s favorite comfort toy/book for them to hold, it can help calm them down

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There is nothing sweeter than a photo of a momma comforting and loving on her little boy.


5) Give yourself enough time

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I suggest arriving to the session at least 10 minutes early dressed and ready. I photograph the hour before sunset (golden hour) and after this hour the light is very limited. Be sure to give yourself enough time to get ready and to get to the location, nothing is worse then when you are rushing.





You’ve got this! I try to keep the session upbeat and fun for everyone.















 
Book today for your Fall 2019 session
 

Fall is right around the corner and I cannot believe it. Now is the time to book your fall family sessions before it’s too late!

This week is the perfect time for you to book as I am running a special promotion this week only! When you book your session and choose collection 3 you can recieve $300 off the collection. Collection 3 is by far a client favorite and my favorite as well! This is such an amazing deal you won’t want to miss out on as it here for only a short amount of time.

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If you have been interested in booking a session with me, this is a perfect time to book. The promotion applies to family, newborn and maternity sessions.

The promotion is limited to the first 10 sessions booked and sessions must take place this fall, by December 8th ,2019. Does not apply to sessions already booked.

Promotion ends this upcoming Friday, July 26th at 11:59 pm.

*Cannot be combined with any other specials.*

 
Special Promotion on Lifestyle Newborn Sessions | Ridgefield, CT

That glorious time of year called spring is here! I am sure everyone is jumping for joy over it finally arriving.

Are you expecting a baby this spring or summer? I’ve got the perfect deal for you! I am now offering a special deal on my lifestyle newborn sessions when you book anytime between March and May. You will receive 25% off any collection of your choice when you book anytime now to May 31st.

Not due until this summer and want to still receive the deal? You can book in advance and good news for you get the promotion too.

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Would you like more details or would you like to schedule a phone consult to talk about the details of your newborn session?

Why should we hire a photographer for newborn photos? Lifestyle Newborn Session- Wilton, Connecticut Lifestyle Newborn Photographer Kendra Conroy Photography
 

Welcoming a baby into your family is such a joyous occasion for everyone in the family. It is such a beautiful part of your life and you will want to remember this time in your life one day in your future. Now here is the question…Do you take the photos yourself or hire a professional?

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Top 5 Reasons why you should hire a professional photographer:

1) These are the days: Your baby will never be this new and tiny again. This time in your lives can never be replaced or redone. I don’t want you to regret not this day documented, you will want you to remember all of the details:

  • How your baby looked so tiny while placed in your arms

  • The classic baby wrapped up in a swaddle in their crib

  • How their tiny their fingers and toes looked

2) Being present in photos: You can be present in photos and spend more time with your newborn rather than taking all the photos yourself. I want you to enjoy all the time you have with your little baby and be in the photos with them. I always try to share the importance of getting in the photos with my clients and I share with them that their child will never be this tiny again. You might not feel your best to be in the photos at the moment, but you will not regret getting in the photos 6 months from now or two years from now. Time truly does fly and it is always wonderful to look back on photos to relive our special days.

  • Hiring a photographer before you give birth take the weight off your chest and allow you to be with your family stress free. You can enjoy this stage of your life without having to worry about what to photograph and what not to.

3) Quality images: You don’t need the additional stress of hoping someone will capture all the details of your baby and your family correctly. We are in the generation where we have our iPhones in our hands constantly and have access having a camera in our hands at all times. iPhones can take good pictures, but professional cameras take the cake and quality the is top notch. Professional photographers know their equipment inside & out and know just exactly how to work with the elements such as the light.

4) Direction- A professional photographer will guide you how to prepare for your session before, during and after. She will offer directions of how to stand, dress for your session and give prompts to make you feel comfortable during your session. Your session experience should be stress free and laid back.

5) The newborn stage is a real blur: These first few weeks of having a newborn will feel like a real blur!  It will be overwhelming with everything going on to take the photos yourself. You can relax knowing the pressure is off knowing you have the don’t have to do it yourself. Y

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Top Last minute photo gifts to give
 

Top Last minute photo gifts to give

The holidays are less than one month away and the countdown is on! Now it is time to get your act together!

Here are some ideas for you that you can easily use your images from your 2018 photo session or cell phone images. Nothing is sweeter than seeing photos you love so very much printed out for loved ones to see! Here are some gift ideas for loved ones that involved prints!

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  1. Personalized Photo Ornaments-

    Head to your craft store and pick up a couple ornaments have the option to put your own photo in. Most wallet-sized images fit inside these little frames. This is the perfect little gift for grandparents.

2) Print in a wooden block or metal photo holder

  • This is a perfect idea for those that don’t have much space to display photos on the walls or shelves. You have the flexibility of alternating your display by rotating out different photos

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3) Photos in a decorative frame-

  • Pick out a favorite image of yours and head to Target or Home Goods to select a decorative frame. There are so many different options of decorative frames at Home Goods, put that beautiful print inside and it will be ready to go for your gift! It can’t get any simpler than that! No need to give a large printout, I think a 4x6 or 5x7 print is perfect!  

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4)  Decorative photo album- Get a small decorative album to fill with your favorite prints from your session or iPhone. You can arrange the photos any way you want and they will have the option to use the photos inside in different ways around their home.  It will be the perfect gift for loved ones!

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5) Photo display clips/ropes-Do you know someone that loves prints and is running out of ways to display them? Most Home Goods/Tjmacs sell ropes in which you can hang on your walls and clip prints to them. It is a creative way to display your images and you have the option to switch out the images without the hassle.

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Missing prints to make these gifts? Order through Kendra before 12/15 and receive your order before 12/23! Kendra@kendraconroy.com

 
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Lifestyle Newborn Faq: Ridgefield Connecticut Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photographer
 

Do you have an upcoming newborn session with me, but still have questions?

This will be a helpful guide which will answer any questions you might have for me regarding how newborn sessions work!

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What is the difference between a lifestyle newborn session and a posed newborn session?

Posed newborn sessions often take place in a studio and include lights, blankets and props. While Lifestyle newborn sessions take place within the clients home, using natural light and don’t involve any props. Lifestyle newborn sessions are very laid back and run all on the baby’s schedule. The baby often runs the show and I like to build in enough time during the session for multiple feedings, diaper changes etc.

With lifestyle sessions, I don’t focus on the picture perfect smiles of everyone looking at the camera. Sometimes getting everyone to focus their attention on the camera and smiling can be frustrating and exhausting so I instead focus on the moments of you cradling or rocking your newborn in your arms while your husband tosses your toddler in the air. I want to keep everyone happy and make sure the session very laid back.

Can parents and siblings be in the photos?

Yes of course and in fact I often encourage it! I usually focus on the family as a whole and have your family focus your attention on the baby. I encourage my clients to just take it all in and just love on your newborn baby. Cuddle them, kiss them and hug them. This stage of your life is full of joy and excitement welcoming a new baby and I want to document all of the different emotions for you to remember.

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Where Are We Going To Take The Photos?

  • A majority of the session will take place in the baby's room or master bedroom or living room

  • I often love to pose the family and new baby in the parent's bed, on the couch, anywhere comfy and snuggly.

How Long Is The Session?

-Anywhere between 1 hour to 2 hours max all depending on how baby’s mood is. Typically during newborn sessions we take a lot of feeding and diaper changing breaks.

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What Do We Wear?

  • I recommend my clients dress comfortably (The session is a laid back and fun shoot so it is important you feel comfortable whatever you are wearing).

  • I recommend to moms to wear a light and flowy shirt or dress. I want you to be comfortable during your session and feel your best. Layers and textured fabrics look great in photos.

  • Try to stick to the Neutral/Pastel color palette. I find that the colors cream, white, tan, taupe and gray tend to photograph best. I recommend avoiding busy patterns, bright colors (they can create a color cast on your skin) and clothing with characters/wording on them as they can be distracting.

  • When my clients book they receive a style guide and a what to expect guide, both will guide you through how to prepare for your session including what colors to wear for your session.

    What if the baby starts to cry during our session?

No worries! I am always prepared for breaks- The baby runs the show and will take some occasional breaks for feedings, diaper changes etc. Babies can be very unpredictable and it is totally normal for the baby to be fussy.

What Should The Baby Wear?

  • The baby will be swaddled a majority of the session, but I suggest setting aside 1 or 2 simple outfits for them to wear during the session. I suggest picking out a solid or lightly patterned swaddle for the baby to wear during the session.

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When should we book our newborn session?

  • I recommend my clients book at least 6-8 weeks before newborn sessions to guarantee a spot on the calendar. My newborn sessions take place within the clients home and typically take place two weeks after the baby is born.

Did I miss anything feel free to reach out to Kendra at Kendra@kendraconroy.com to set up a phone call to discuss your newborn session further.











 
Black Friday Specials

It is officially holiday season now that thanksgiving is over and now it is time for the very limited time offers for Black Friday!

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Don’t forget these specials are for a limited time and have limited quantities. Are you ready to hear what I am offering?

Special: #1-

  • $100 off collection 2-4 when booking a 2019 session (limited to the first 2 bookings)

  • Receive $50 off collection 1 when booking a 2019 session (limited to the first 2 bookings)

    -Retainer and full session fee must be paid in full at the time of booking. Cannot be used towards already booked sessions*

Special #2-

Do you still have heart eyes from your fall images and regretting not purchasing additional digitals or prints? Now is the perfect time to order those digitals or prints for the holidays. They make for perfect gifts for the holidays!

  • 25% off of digital images and prints

Special #3-

-Book a maternity or newborn session and get a $200 credit towards a Fresh 48 session

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Specials are due to expire Monday 11/26 evening at 8 pm!

Are you ready to book or order more digital images? Email me at kendra@kendraconroy.com

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*All sessions booked and collections purchased on Black Friday with special #1 must be used by August 1st, 2019. No refunds will be given on Black Friday purchases. Contract will be sent within one week of purchase and due back signed upon receiving.*

Specials listed above cannot be combined with any other offers/specials.


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Why should I book a lifestyle newborn session?: Newtown Ct Lifestyle Newborn and family Photographer

Why should I book a lifestyle newborn session?

When expecting a child you have so many different thoughts running in your brain and the thought of finding a photographer can be overwhelming. I am sure there are so many thoughts running through your head of whether or not you should make the investment on newborn photos or what type of photos you want to have done. While at the same time questioning it if it’ll be worth it in the end.

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All of my Newborn Sessions I photograph take place within the clients home. It is a very comfortable setting and laid back for newborn sessions. After welcoming your baby into the world you are exhausted, sore and sleepy. Whether you deliver your baby naturally or csection, the last thing I want you to worry about is traveling for your photos. I want you to be in your home environment where you feel comfortable and happy. Most of the photos will take place in the master bedroom on the bed or on the couch where you are resting and in a comfortable position.

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My newborn sessions are very laid back and I run all on the baby’s schedule, the session runs anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours. The baby often runs the show and I like to build in enough time during the session for multiple feedings, diaper changes etc. I don’t want anyone to panic or stress about rushing to get all the photos you want. There is nothing to stress about for your photos, babies are very unpredictable and it is totally normal for the baby to be fussy and for older siblings to be cranky at times.

With lifestyle sessions, I don’t focus on the picture perfect smiles of everyone looking at the camera. Sometimes getting everyone to focus their attention on the camera and smiling can be frustrating and exhausting so I instead focus on the moments of you cradling or rocking your newborn in your arms while your husband tosses your toddler in the air. I want to keep everyone happy and make sure the session very laid back.

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 I don’t focus on fancy poses or the typical newborn poses of your baby naked, I often focus on your family as whole and have you focus your attention on your newborn.

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I encourage clients to take it all in and just love on your newborn baby

cuddle them,

hold their tiny hands

kiss them

and hug them.

 This stage of your life is full of joy and excitement welcoming a new baby and I want to document all of the different emotions for you to remember.






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Newborn Guide:

How Long Is The Session?

-Anywhere between 1 hour to 2 hours max all depending on how baby’s mood is. Typically during newborn sessions we take a lot of feeding and diaper changing breaks.

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Random Helpful Tips For Your Session:

-Make sure everyone eats before session (Mom, dad & siblings)

-Try your best to stay calm when the baby gets fussy. It can be very stressful when the baby gets upset, but it is all normal.

-Take it all in and just love on your newborn baby. Cuddle them, kiss them and hug them. This stage of your life is full of joy and excitement welcoming a new baby and I want to document all of the different emotions for you to remember.

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How Do We Get The Baby Ready?

  • 1/2 hour before I arrive please have a fresh diaper on the baby and give one last feeding. Feeding the baby prior to the session starting can help make the baby sleepy.

  • Temperature-The warmer the room better, turning the heat on an hour before the session will keep the baby happy and comfortable. You can lower the temperature before Kendra is set to arrive to make it feel more comfortable for the parents.

  • Be prepared for breaks- The baby runs the show and will take some occasional breaks for feedings, diaper changes etc. Babies can be very unpredictable and it is totally normal for the baby to be fussy.

    Where Are We Going To Take The Photos?

  • A majority of the session will take place in the baby's room or master bedroom or living room so please have the curtains and shades open to allow the natural light to come through.

  • I often love to pose the family and new baby in the parent's bed, on the couch, anywhere comfy and snuggly.

  • No need to clean, but just try and make sure the clutter has found its way to a closet in these particular rooms.

 
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What Do We Wear?

-Start with one outfit and add-on/work from there. 

-Try to stick to the Neutral/Pastel color palette (they photograph better)

-Dress Comfortably (The session is a laid back and fun shoot so it is important you feel comfortable whatever you are wearing)

-Avoid clothing with wording/characters on it

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What Should The Baby Wear?

-The baby will be swaddled a majority of the session, but I suggest setting aside 1 or 2 simple outfits for them to wear during the session.


I am so excited for our upcoming session!

 
Ridgefield Connecticut Newborn and Family Photographer : Fresh 48 Model Call
 

Thank you for your interest in Kendra Conroy Photography’s Fresh 48 Model Call.  

I am looking for two sweet and loving families to participant in a Fresh 48 model call session taking place this October. Welcoming a new addition to the family is always such a beautiful part in life, and I would love to document memories for your family to look back upon. I need 2 mommas to be for that are due in January or early February.

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A Fresh 48 is a session takes place within the first 48 hours of your baby's life. This session focuses on your newborn baby and your family as a whole. The first couple days of welcoming your baby into the world can feel like such a blur with such happy and important memories taking place in such a short period of time. This will be one of your favorite days of your life and I want you to have images from this time to remember. The session typically takes place in the hospital, home, birthing center and is up to 60 minutes long. 

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 Included in the session is 5 high resolution digital images with a print release and 25% off all products in exchange for signing a model release form/contract with both Kendra Conroy Photography and Little and Luxe company I am collaborating with.

  • -Families must live within Fairfield County, Connecticut or be willing to travel to Fairfield County, Ct

  • Must not be working with any other Fresh 48 photographers.

  • Already booked clients are ineligible

If interested please email Kendra@kendraconroy.com for more details!





 
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