Moe’s Fall Maternity Session – Stony Brook, NY Long Island – Jessica Michelle Photo

I had the pleasure of getting to capture Moe & Ignace at Avalon Nature Preserve and Duck Pond in Stony Brook a few weeks ago. Moe thought that she had missed her chance at 37 weeks pregnant to do maternity photos but took a chance and gave me a call. I was so happy I was available to squeeze them into my schedule. They were both so fun to work with and Ignace was quite a funny guy! We decided on an evening session and the park was absolutely beautiful when we arrived. The golden hour sun made all the fall colors really pop and shine. After a little walk though the park we decided to get Moe into one of the dresses I have and do just a few more near the pond. She was STUNNING!! And we even had some guest waddle into a couple of shots.

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Elizabeth’s 100th Day Session – Long Island Child Photographer – Jessica Michelle Photo

Elizabeth’s 100th day session celebrating her first 100 days of life.

100 day old session long island child photographer port jefferson new york styled sessionThe 100th day after a child’s birth is a significant milestone in the Asian culture. This was something new to me and was so intriuged to learn more about it when Elizabeth had her session back in February. Unfortunately it was common back in the day for babies to pass away due to sickness and poor living conditions, so the 100th day is celebrated for having survived this difficult period. It’s also a celebration of the parents who survived the first 100 days since it is known to be the most difficult period. I think we can all attest to that! There are many traditional customs that are practiced on this day such as eating red bean cakes for good luck, to the baby being placed belly down and grabbing at different objects placed in front of them that represent different career paths for when they grow up. Whichever one they grab will be the career that they will choose.

We had so much fun with Elizabeth and her family during her session, she is absolutely adorable.

Enjoy!

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All the wonderful mommas – Mother’s Day 2017 – Port Jefferson, Long Island NY Photographer

I wanted to share some of my favorite images of mothers that I have captured over the past few years. They are the reason for why I do what I do! From maternity mommas to be to seasoned moms of many.

I asked a couple of the moms what they loved best about being a mom and got some wonderful responses. For me its the never ending love and affection from them no matter what – even if I have been “mean mom” they always love to love on me. Im never without a big or kiss or snuggle every day. More answers below from some of the beautiful mommas I’ve captured.

Happy Mothers Day to all the mommas out there

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Witnessing all the firsts. 
Watching the brain grow, milestones, developing 
Connection like no other 
Tiny kisses and hugs full of love

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The simplest answer, both the best thing and the saddest thing is that especially at this age, she wakes up a different person every day. More aware, more in control, more engaged, but less and less of my tiny baby. I can’t wait to see who she’s going to be tomorrow, but it sucks saying goodbye to who she was yesterday.

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Sometimes I even get to photograph grandmas with their sweet grand babies. 

A Simple Newborn Session – Mr. Christian – Port Jefferson, New York

A Simple Newborn Session – Mr. Christian – Port Jefferson, New York

I was so excited to finally get to meet Mr. Christian about a month ago after much anticipation! We had done his mommas maternity session back in August and they were stunning. I just knew his session would be great – mom wanted a straight forward baby only session with not a lot of props and really just featuring her bundle of joy. Once he was fully sleeping he really played along. I just adore the images we got for Mr. Christians newborn session. We used lots of blues and grays to match his nautical themed room – and of course we couldn’t resist a few snaps with his fur sibling Betty. simple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-with-moms-hands-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephotosimple_baby_boy_newborn_session-with-puppy-portjefferson-newyork-longisland-photography-jessicamichellephoto

 

More info on sessions I offer are here – Jessica Michelle Photo

It’s a Girl! – Fresh 48 Session – Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island, NY

I met Nicole at my event back in August at our local baby boutique, Cribs n’ Bibs, and we hit it off right away. She brought in her beautiful daughter Mable and told me she was expecting in October. She love the idea of a fresh 48 session since they were still doing renovations on their house and it would be a mess for a at home session.

We were set and ready for her section date in October and she was not finding out boy or girl until the birth! Which is pretty exciting for everyone. I was away in Nashville doing a newborn session for a childhood friend and only expecting to hear from another mom due the previous week. When I returned home and was able to get to my email I saw that she had emailed me – she had gone into labor on her own and IT WAS A GIRL. I was able to shift some things around on the calendar and get to the hospital the next day. There I met baby Ada – alert and absolutely as cute as a button. Aside from my two very wild children I had never had such an alert baby – let alone one that was 3 weeks early and only 29 hours old! After a little time with just Ada big sister Mable and Dad arrived. I just adore how this session turned out. long-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-yorklong-island-fresh48-lifestyle-newborn-photo-session-stony-brook-hospital-port-jefferson-suffolk-county-new-york

 

 

More info on sessions I offer are here – Jessica Michelle Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian’s Newborn Session – Lifestyle Newborn in Port Jefferson, New York

A lot has happened – of course – since I last posted. We moved to NEW YORK being one big thing. Its been a wild ride and we are still getting settled but I finally have had some sessions and it feels good to be back!

I did Christian’s session back in June and really had a blast. He was such a calm little guy and kinda went with it. He was a little older than what you typically see with newborn photos at 10 weeks old but was a champ. No sleeping for him – I was just too interesting. But I did catch a few blinks that gave the illusion that he was indeed sleeping.

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Who doesn’t love some toes?

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His room was adventure themed 

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Sera’s Newborn Baby Sister | Jessica Michelle Photo | Marin County, Ca

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet girls new baby sister. She slept nearly the whole time and was a dream to work with and Big Sister was a treat too!  lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-countyI can’t believe how this girl is a big sister now – seems just like yesterday she was born and my little lady and her were playing together. lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county