Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Newborn Session in Chicago

January 28, 2017

Just before Thanksgiving our family got the best Christmas gift ever!!  My niece was born. The first little girl in the family in quite a while so we are all very excited!!!!  My little brother, Anthony, had a baby girl.  Well, actually he didn’t do much.  My sister in law, Nina, had a baby girl and Anthony supported her in her breathing and pushing.  Baby Daisy came into the world as perfect as she could be and I flew out to Chicago to do her newborn photos at about the 8 day mark.  Here are some of the photos from the session.

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Family portraits. Here are some images from a recent maternity session. The whole family was involved and we did a really beautiful album with them. Baby Edric was born about a month after the session.

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Little Cherub

August 26, 2011

Here is a sweet little angel I photographed while I was visiting family in upstate New York. We had great light outside so we took this little cutie out in the grass and used all natural light. She was the happiest little girl during the whole session and she had us all completely wrapped around her fingers (when she wasn’t chewing on them) :) Thanks for spending time with me & my camera little Corina. You are absolutely beautiful!

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Seeing children . . .

July 28, 2011

A child is a gift. I look at mine and I think sometimes why am I so lucky. So lucky to have them, to be a part of their lives and to watch them grow. For me, photographing children is also a gift. I get to meet them – play with them – to “see” them and capture what I see so that others may see it also. I like to catch the subtleties of their little personalities and I try to turn their essence into art. I must admit I wasn’t one of those “kid-crazy” people when I was a teen or in my 20’s, but now I am finding that they bring me so much happiness. Just looking at them makes me sigh. Funny how we change. Our priorities shift and we see things differently. I think we see a bit deeper through wiser eyes. Here are some images from a recent session. This little boy is as sweet as he is beautiful. He is just about 18 months – all action, curls and the biggest eyes around.

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Newborns . . .

July 22, 2011

My husband is a bit concerned. I’ve done some newborn sessions lately and I’m just having so much fun with them. We decided some time ago that we’re done with breeding (two kids and several pets is enough) but my recent fascination with tiny toes is making his palms sweat. Don’t worry Honey, I’m just lookin’. Who can blame me. They are soooo beautiful and everyone loves looking at babies and baby pictures. Newborn sessions are long ones but I do not mind at all. I get to meet a new family, a budding new life comes to me, and I get to capture some of his or her very first photos. These photos will no doubt outlive me. This little person will not remember the very first photo session they ever did, but the images will live on. Then one day they will show their very first portraits to their children.

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First Birthday Cake Smash!!

September 17, 2010

There is nothing cuter than a baby, but add a cake, a tutu and her best friend and then you have something really sticky sweet!  Here is Roxanne in her first birthday photo session.  She thoroughly enjoyed herself and her doggie did too.

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Well, I’ve returned from the WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers Intl.) convention in Vegas and whew, it  was a whirlwind of good stuff.    Seeing old friends, making new ones, taking on new product lines, getting some “fabu” ideas for new products to offer and new photo tricks to try out and cool, new equipment. I’m all shaky with new ideas!!  (Perhaps, caffeine is also at play here.)   So for the next few weeks you’ll probably see my blog speckled with these NEW STUFF updates.  The first one is so darn cool I just can’t stand it.  Lisa Scarsi Photogrpahy will now be offering a line of photo jewelry.  Not the mediocre kind you see at the mall or at consumer-type camera  stores.  This sparkly stuff  is tippy-top of the line. Sterling silver in artful designs that rival the stuff you see at Tiffany’s (but the prices are not at Tiffany’s level – thank goodness).   At the convention, I was able to look at touch and feel several different lines of jewelry and this line that I’m carrying is the absolute best.  I just love the pieces!! The sample photos do not do the pieces justice. You really have to see them and touch them.  The photos are somehow part of the silver (not just a photo cut out and  sitting in the jewelry) and best of all the image quality is amazing.  The black and white images look perfect, the desaturated images look amazing and the color looks stunning.  I don’t know how they do it!!!  I’m getting a necklace with my dogs photos and another with my kids on it and a charm bracelet and a ring and . . . OK, husbands/dads you get the point right?  Mother’s Day is on the way!!!   Here are a couple sample photos to whet your whistle . . .

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Oh Baby!

February 4, 2010

It’s hard to believe that Roxanne has been here six whole months, but she has.  I had the pleasure of doing her newborn portraits, birth announcements, three month portraits and now “ta-da” here are the six month portraits.   I have a deal for “babies only”,  called the First Year Collection and I only wish that I would have been so disciplined about doing my own babies’ portraits.   The package gives you four sessions in one year – for one very discounted session fee. It’s such a good idea because as a new mom you get busy.  You forget to take your own photos, weeks fly by and before you know it your newborn baby is chasing the dog outside with an otter pop in his hand.  With the First Year Collection you won’t miss a first year “s”milestone.   Here is little Roxy with her cute little smile, bright eyes and her appetite for flowers :)

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She likes flowers and apparently they are tasty because every one wound up in her mouth.

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She also plays a mean game of peek-a-boo.

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Here is the same pillow we used for her “pretty darn famous” newborn shot (it’s in the header of this blog).

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A little Valentine’s shot for mom.

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This image must be named “And this Little Piggy . . .”   Check back in six months when Roxanne turns one!!   I think we need to do a cake shot!

Maternity Portraits

November 1, 2009

When I was pregnant (both times) I had maternity portraits done.  My only regret is that I didn’t hire a top-notch, professional photographer. (It was  a photo-buddy and we were both still learning then.)  I just didn’t realize how much I would treasure them now that I’m done having babies.  Now let me tell ya, I don’t regret many things in life but not spending more time and more money on some artistic portraits of my babies in my belly is one of those few regrets.  I know why.  I didn’t feel gorgeous.  I felt fat and kinda blah about my body but now as I look back at the portraits and I realize just how beautiful I was.  Yes, in spite of the extra fat on my arms and such, I was really beautiful and I DID glow and that’s without the aid of Photoshop.   So even though I don’t do a ton of maternity portraits, I do have a special place for them in my artistic heart.  I want to make sure that every session I do is extra special and chock full of amazing images infused with all the emotions that having a baby can bring.   I do this because I know how powerful they can be and just how much these images are going to mean to the mom, dad AND child later in their lives (ya know, when the breeding has ceased).   This is a session I did a little while ago.  We wanted emotional images with some family in the shot.  The baby is now here and she is just as beautiful as her mommy.   Someday, I hope she will look at these images and know just how much she was loved even before she was born.  

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