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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


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


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.


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


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

5) Give yourself enough time


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.

Ridgefield Connecticut; Motherhood Mini Sessions: Kendra Conroy Photography

Motherhood is such an extraordinary part of life and you deserve to have photographs with your children to look back on the days when they were small. Mommas and their children share such an incredible bond that cannot be matched with any other person. This time in your life deserves to be documented.

I am so excited to share that I am now offering a limited number of motherhood mini sessions this spring. One of the most beautiful times of year is here and it is the perfect time of year to get some updated photos of you with your babies!


Motherhood Mini Session Pricing- $185 (not including tax)

What your session includes:

  • 20 minute session for mothers and their children

  • 5 digital images

  • A online gallery of 12-15 watermarked images in which you can choose 5 images for digital images.

  • An option to upgrade your gallery and receive all 12-15 images.


There will be five slots on May 18th offered in the morning hours and the rain date is scheduled for the following day (5/19)

  • 9 am- 9:20 SOLD OUT

  • 9:30 am-9:50 am SOLD OUT

  • 10 am-10:20

  • 10:30-10:50

  • 11 am - 11:20 am SOLD OUT

  • 11:30-11:50 SOLD OUT

    TWO slots available, book now before they are sold out.

*To reserve your appointment for your upcoming session, I must receive a retainer of $100 upon booking. The retainer is nonrefundable and the remaining fee is due 24 hours before the session takes place.*

*Cannot be combined with any other discounts*

Secret Iphone camera tips for the Holidays | Ridgefield, Ct Newborn and Family Photographer

Christmas is right around the corner and while your wrapping presents take a second to read my top suggestions on how to take a good family iPhone pictures .
The holidays are such a magical time of year and I believe these moments should be documented.


Here are some tips for you that you can easily use your iPhone to document your Christmas day.  

Tips for iPhone photos for Christmas morning

Don’t zoom in: Don’t zoom in either get closer to the subject or wait until after you take the photo to edit it.

Natural light is critical and can help make a photo. Try to stand in a spot that has the best light, but beware of shadows casting on the skin.

Sunshine icon: Adjust the light in camera as needed it is looking too bright or dark. There is an option to adjust the lighting by clicking the screen, and a sunshine icon will appear. You can move the sunshine up to add more light and move it down to brighten it.

Use a self-timer: Setting up a timer instead of a selfie. Mix it up this year, if you cannot hand off your phone to take a photo just us the self-timer option. Setup your iPhone at an eye-level position (windowsill or mantel), make sure to use the back of the camera (the quality will be much better) and set the 10-second timer. It will take ten photos and will give you plenty of options to choose from. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good shot, but is often worth it documenting the holidays with your loved ones!

Use your Apple watch as a remote shutter.

Open the Camera app on your Apple Watch, and it will automatically open the Camera app on the paired iPhone. Prop up the iPhone in a nice vantage point while checking the shot is right on your Apple WatchWhen you're happy, either tap the white circle on the watch screen to take the photo or hit the '3s' button to set a three-second delay. The latter is useful when you want to take - and be in - a group family photo and not be looking down at your watch at the moment the shutter goes off.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I am so excited to see what 2019 brings and to photograph all of my awesome clients both new & old in this upcoming new year.

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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!


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


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


*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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Newtown Connecticut Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photographer | You are so loved

Baby girl you are so loved, and you don't even know yet. 


Your Mommy and Daddy waited patiently for nine months to hold you tight, kiss you and hug you.


They look at you and with magic in their eyes because they are so happy to have you be apart of their family.


Your brother is so overjoyed to have you in his life. He loves to hold you, kiss you and he will always be there to protect you. 


You are such an amazing addition to the world. You are so loved and your family's love for you will forever grow with you. You are so loved and always will be.

Welcome sweet baby girl!

Where to shop for your fall session | Fairfield County Family Photographer

It officially feels like fall now with the cold temperature! Now it is the PERFECT time to plan for your fall session.

Are you struggling to find outfits for your family session? I am sharing my suggestions on what to wear and my favorite places to shop!


We are creating a memory of your favorite day. I want you to choose clothing that reflects who you are as a person, makes you feel beautiful and confident.


For women and girls: long flow dresses help create a feeling of movement and emotion in your images. Choose solid colors or timeless prints that compliment your skin tone.

You can find amazing pieces at

  • Free People

  • Lulus

  • Jen’s Pirate Booty

  • Forever 21


Girls: There are so many sweet options for girls! Here are some of my favorite places to shop for girls.

  • Zara

  • Target

  • Old Navy

  • Rylee & Crew


For men and boys: I recommend they wear v neck t-shirts and button ups in solid neutral colors: white, black and blue and fitted shorts or pants.

Here are some of my suggestions where to shop for boys:

  • Old Navy

  • H &M

  • Gap

  • Zara

Here my favorite shops for men:

  • Gap

  • Jcrew


I have a Style Pinterest board that is divided into separate boards for each member of your family. It has images of outfits and then has direct links to where to purchase the clothing. I pinned my favorite choices for the Fall season!

Are you missing within your family photos? Fairfield County, CT Family Photographer

There is often one member in the family who is not usually in the photos because they happen to be the one taking the pictures.


Does this sound familiar to you?

When you do happen to  get in with photos are the only photos you are in selfies where you only can see your left eye?


I encourage people to book family sessions as the stage of life with little ones goes by us so quickly, and I want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to have memories of it. It is such a special time in life, and everyone deserves to be apart of the family portrait.


During family sessions, I encourage everyone to participate in the session. I want to capture them smiling with their children, playing with their children and just loving on their children. I want to document your life as a parent whether it is a mother or a father, your role in your child's life deserves to be remembered and treasured.


I want to document your life as a parent whether it is a mother or a father, your role in your child's life deserves to be remembered and treasured.  This stage of life goes by us so quickly, and I want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to remember it through photographs.

Fall 2018 Promotion: Fairfield County, Connecticut

I believe we have lost touch with making prints of our family images. Most of our photos are digital copies which are trapped on our phones, computers and yes facebooks. When I was a child we would have all our images printed and then put into albums; we have physical proof of our family's childhood memories. Most of us have hard copies of the photographs from of our childhood for our future generations to see, physically touch and hold, but the next generation has their childhood backed up on google drive or facebook. 


For my niece's generation to show them a photo of when they were baby's we pull out our phones and look at our facebook albums. We don't have the actual physical copies of their childhood images and we could lose them if we were to lose our phones or if Facebook were to suddenly disappear one day.  


I believe prints matter, so for the month of August when you purchase a collection featuring digital files, you’ll also receive the corresponding 4x6 print - absolutely FREE

To find out more about pricing click in the box below




Location, location, location

Locations are very important for my family sessions. I find tha the setting for the session can help tell a story by highlighting the beauty that surrounds us each and every day.

Each person has a particular place in their mind that is their happy place, the place that makes them feel alive. The type of location it varies for each person, it could be the woods, the ocean, the mountains or even in their own home.


When I choose locations for sessions I look for both quiet, but unique places. I feel like these places give both myself and my clients the desire to explore and discover our surroundings. 


Do you ever go a new place and instantly feel a particular way?


Does it...

  • Makes your heart happy?
  • Give you the desire to explore?
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  • Does it set you free? Or does it make you feel at peace?
  • Does it make you dream of your own future? 
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A location can help shape a session and make a tremendous impact on a session.

Winter through a child's eye

Lets go back down memory lane for a minute or two. Do you remember winter days when you were a little kid? 


I remember winter days during my childhood as magical and such a fun experience.  Depending on where you grew up you probably spent the majority of your time outside just playing in the snow.


The day of the snowstorm and the day after was always such an exciting time, you didn't even know what to do first. The first few minutes you walk outside your front door you have a look of amazement and just observe the beauty around you.


You spent some time playing detective trying to identify what kind of animal made the tracks in the snow. You also made your own tracks along the fresh snow.


You probably spent sometime playing along with your siblings and just being silly together. Tag teaming in making snowmen together, making snow angels and maybe having a little snowball fight against each other.


With another snowstorm on the way here is a reminder to go be a kid at heart and have fun during this storm!