Category Archives: Families

A little Closer | Connecticut Family Photographer | Lexi-Bella Photography

Family sessions, they really have become my favorite type of session to photograph. There is just so much going on, especially during a session when the stress level is already a little high because of all the work it takes coordinating outfits and wrangling children into the car and wiping noses and dealing with your own internal battle of not wanting to be photographed, boy I know that one!

The family dynamic is so interesting and I know it well, having had a baby 2.5 years ago I know how that changes the world, your life and relationships. This is one of the reasons, and you know if you’ve worked with me before, how I say silly things like, “get close, like this. Remember, like before the babies?” and how you chuckle and laugh, but its true. Children become the center of our worlds and while they are so very important I often try to remind myself, and my clients, that really, without YOUR relationship, the love between two people that choose to express their love by creating a family that it wouldn’t be possible without a good solid foundation first.  The parents SHOULD be the center of attention because its their hard work and bonds that keep that family in orbit.

So when I take you for 5 minutes while the kids snack in the stroller and you wonder what I’m doing when I put you close together and I tell your partner to “grab her like you mean” it and move your hands lower and closer and say “this is how you hug your friend, and this is how you hold your wife”  and you do it and you breathe deep and wonder, “what the heck, I thought this was a family session?” but you slowly start to relax and your heart begins to warm up and that little spark starts to tingle again. And then I say, whisper something sweet, and you both laugh and I tell you to breathe again and slowly you forget about the madness of the day and you feel the strong arms around you and you remember, like really REMEMBER what this was all about and you breathe deeper and relax and remember how you two were first a family and then with your love have added and you fall more and more in love… THIS is a family session <3

Crazy, REAL LOVE. Isn’t this how you remember the early years?

Evoking emotion | Connecticut Newborn Photographer | Lexi-Bella Photography

Newborn sessions are really incredible, not just because of those sweet gorgeous new babies, but the Connections! Because, really, if you know me and are familiar with my work, that is what I’m always looking to capture. To me, it’s not about fancy props and backdrops or eye contact. Its about Emotion and Connection; creating images that are not only beautiful to look at but evoke an emotion and a feeling from the viewer. A new baby, new life, new hope, new opportunities, new connections. There is so much going on in those early days that I’m starting to slowly transform my newborn sessions to capturing all of this. I want YOU to remember 5 months, 5 years or 50 years from now how INCREDIBLE it felt to bring home a new life, because really, this is what you really want to remember!

Basking in the Sun | Connecticut Family Photographer | Lexi-Bella Photography

To sweet Baby B. I hope one day, 20 years down the line or 30 when you have your own children you can see how on one gorgeous fall day in Connecticut years ago you made the earth spin for your parents. You rolled in the grass and leaves basking in the warm sun and fresh breeze as your parent sang songs and kissed your sweet baby cheeks. Know that that day, and for always, you will be the center of their universe and you bring warmth and sunshine to their lives. Look back at this image and see how your father could never stop kissing you and how your mother laughed and smiled in a way around you that made her soul shine. This is what your parents remember of your childhood, all these beautiful moments…. Take this memory and find a warm sunny field where you are and kiss your sweet children’s cheeks and roll in the leaves with them, because that is what your parents did and it made you smile so.

Photographs, they have a unique power and gift of holding onto sacred moments in life so that viewers years down the road can see and image and feel an image and even though they may not remember it, it will warm their heart. Baby B. will now always be able to remember and feel the love of  this beautiful day!