Mitchell | Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Mitchell! Oh so you are such a sweet babe! I mean, look at those cheeks, toes and lips! At 2.5 months Mitchell was so aware and full of personality. His mom & dad are head over heels for him as you can see 🙂 His mama was *glowing* – which is near impossible to do when you have a new baby (keep sleeping little man!).

I love photographing families who have a new baby – I can *never* get enough of that.  What I love even more, is photographing families who have just had their first baby. Yes, they may be tired, a bit scattered, and…well just tired ha! BUT they are SO HAPPY. All of them! There’s nothing like watching people who are still getting familiar with their first baby. It’s all so new and amazing (even the hard parts) and they’re just happy to be going through it all. It leaves me feeling energized, happy and excited for their journey.

Here’s a peek at Mitchell’s Lifestyle Newborn session!

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Thank you Emily & Eric for having me photograph your beautiful family and being so welcoming ❤ I hope to see you again as Mitchell grows! xo

Erica@photerica.com

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Emmett | Rochester, NY Lifestyle Newborn Session

At the beginning of nearly every year, the first session I book is a newborn session. I LOVE this…what better way to start off then with a cozy, at-home session with a new baby?! This family was wonderful! We spent time capturing in-the-moment images as well as posed images. When mom fed or changed Emmett I got to play legos and hide-and-seek with his big brothers ❤

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You know what else I love? New parents who look at each other like Katie and Brian do. 3 children, sleepless nights?! Look at how sweet they are! ❤ And look at that beautiful baby!

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I always take some time with the baby alone with mom and dad (each of them and then all 3 of them together!). Snuggles are the best! It’s a nice time for them to just take a breath and LOOK at their new baby.

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I love some hands-on poses that are still natural. It’s about making sure everyone looks good while capturing moments that happen naturally. And photographing interactions between family members (pups included) is priceless. That’s the good stuff you guys…you don’t want to forget those moments!

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Those moments? Take a peek below. These are just a handful of my favorites from their session. Those legos next to the dog?! Yes, someone will probably step on them (like I do nearly every day) but it’s something that I don’t want mom & dad to forget…their boys LOVE legos!

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Katie did an amazing job with the nursery…I’m not sure where she gets her energy to turn Pinterest ideas into beautiful creations but I would like some please!!

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**Lifestyle sessions are available for any type of session! They aren’t just for newborns – we can make a family session a lifestyle session (email me for details on how we do this!). It makes your session stress free, fun and most importantly will help you remember the little moments that will be gone before you blink ❤

Erica@photerica.com

Every Day Sessions | Something NEW!

When I was pregnant (ok so since day 1) I knew I wanted to stay at home with by babies. I’ve been home with Aaron for 4 years and Olive joined us 17 months ago. Staying at home, I’ve had these moments where I just wished there was someone following us around photographing our day together. I burn the moment into my brain and hope it sticks.

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Like when Aaron was 2 and we would race outside to watch the garbage truck pick up our tote. He’d sit in my lap and we would wave, hoping to get a “beep beep!” in return.  Or when Olive will random turn to me and give me an eskimo kiss. These little amazing moments that I want to freeze.

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Of course I have the photos of my kids doing most of these things on their own…but I wish I was in them. Can you believe it…I should know better. I should have hired someone (and I still should!) to take an everyday session for me. I want my kids to have a snapshot, just an idea, of what we did during the day together. What our days were filled with, how much fun we had and how loved they were.

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So wether you are a stay at home mom, or you are taking the day off work to enjoy your little one(s), this type of session is for you.  *Every Day At-Home Sessions*.

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We’ll schedule a time for me to come to your home and photograph you with your babies, doing every day things. Going for a walk or bike ride, playing in the grass, making cookies, chalking on the driveway, blowing bubbles etc… it’s nothing that takes planning…it’s just a relaxed, fun day at home. A session that shows your little ones personalities while they’re in their element…with YOU! If you really don’t want to be in them…well, ok 😉  But you should be! At least a few!

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Every Day At-Home Session ($350):

  • 1-2 hour session at your home
  • Minimum of 40 edited images
  • Online gallery of all edited images
  • All digital files, via gallery download

Email me to set up your session at Erica@photerica.com.

These moments…don’t let them by! xo

A fun session with 5 little girls | Cousins

What’s a perfect gift for Grandma? Photos of her grandchildren together! 5 little girls, 4 parents and an hour later we had Grandma’s Christmas gift 🙂 These girls were adorable – they kept me on my toes, which I love, and were just so cute to watch together. Now I just need to be able to do this with my kids and their cousins for their Grandma (sorry Grandma, I know I still owe you!) 😉

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I love this mama and her baby…who is getting SO BIG! ❤

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I’m so happy to know all 3 families and take their photos. I really do have the very best clients!! xo

Now booking Spring sessions!! Erica@photerica.com to get details and book YOUR session 🙂

Lifestyle Family Session | At Home

I did it. I logged back into my blog after…wait for it…a YEAR! Ugh, I swore I wouldn’t abandon my blog after rebuilding it. And then came Olive. My beautiful little girl who has completed our family ❤ However, she was not what I would call a good sleeper. For the ENTIRE first year! And so at the end of the day, when the kids were in bed and I was supposed to jump on my computer to keep up with my blog…I went to bed instead. Or laid on the couch and watched cooking shows, or read my book. I was tired, oh so tired. And my blog went ignored.

I’m happy to report that Olive is now sleeping through the night (and getting better at naps), and I am kind of getting better at organizing my time. So here I am again, more awake than before, promising not to ignore my blog this year 🙂  I’ll be updating it with  last years sessions to make up for lost time.

I’m SO excited to share this session with you all! My friends Jen and Bob are expecting baby #3 and wanted to have a relaxed at-home session of their family of 4 before it became a family of 5. I loved this idea! At home sessions capture the every day moments that you don’t want to forget, the fun activities that you want recorded with you IN the photos and is just a nice way to have some family time that you can print out for your album.

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