Extended Family Photography - Christmas Family Session

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An extended family photography session filled with aunts, uncles, cousins, moms, dads, grandparents...and so much love!

Elisabeth and her sister grew up in Connecticut but have since moved out of state with families of their own. They were both traveling back to CT to visit their parents in their childhood home for the Holidays. Elisabeth wanted to capture everyone enjoying their time together during the Holiday season with an extended family photography session.

Waiting under the Christmas tree was a big bin filled with Christmas ornaments that have been collected over the years of Elisabeth's childhood. Going through the box as the kids hung ornaments on the tree from their parent's childhood brought up so many stories, laughs, and memories.

We spent time decorating the gingerbread house, sneaking candies, and sharing laughs.

It was such an honor to be invited into their home to document treasured family memories.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from this extended family photography session

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Extended Family Photography with Rebecca Lynne Photography. Are you looking for an extended family photographer? Contact Rebecca Lynne Photography. Rebecca specializes in extended family sessions, photography for large families. 

Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Your Home

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Lifestyle Newborn Photography in your home is a wonderful way to capture your baby's first moments in their new world.

Lifestyle newborn photography is different than studio/posed newborn photography. It is more simplistic and free flowing, focusing around your baby's schedule. The session allows for plenty of time for feeding and changing. Lots of snuggles and swaddling. 

A question I get asked a lot is if there is an age limit for lifestyle newborn photography. The relaxed style of lifestyle newborn sessions don't require your infant to be less than 8 days old, as they would need to be for posed studio photography in order for them to stay sound asleep for hours being posed. Lifestyle newborn photography encourages snuggles with mom and dad, swaddling, and being in the comfort of your home.  Between 6-12 days newborns tend to be sleepier for longer stretches so that is a wonderful time for these sessions. Infants older than 12 days may be more alert, but awake babies are so wonderful to photograph! The session tends to be a mix of sleepy snuggles and wide eyed alert moments soaking in their new world. 

Inside your home is where so many firsts will take place. Documenting your baby's very first days inside the walls they will grow up in is so special. It will give them a glimpse into a time their memory will not allow. 

Finnouala's Lifestyle Newborn Photography session featured below also included a Newborn Family Film. This film brings tears to my eyes listening to her Daddy sing to her and watching her Mama shower her in kisses while telling her she loves her. You can view the film and the still photographs from this Lifestyle Newborn Session below.

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Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Rebecca Lynne Photography specializes in newborn photography that is relaxed, simple, and natural throughout Connecticut. Offering newborn photography in your home and hospital newborn photography. If you're expecting and looking for a CT Newborn Photographer, let's chat!

CT Maternity Photographer | Maternity Photography Connecticut

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Alicia and Matt invited me into their CT home to document their Maternity Photography Session and also their Newborn Photography Session for their little one due in February.

Maternity photography isn't only about your perfect baby pump, but it is also about documenting your now to share with your precious baby as they grow older. Documenting these moments in your own home is just icing on the cake.

Their daughter, Dorothy showed off all of her favorite things. We read books in her nursery with Mom and Dad. She loved reading books so much that we brought pile into to Mom and Dad's bed and snuggled up for more reading. Dorothy served us the most delicious tea, all while looking stylish in her sunglasses. Her beloved kitty even got some treats and love.

I absolutely love the colors and decor in their living room. Hello, mustard yellow! Gorgeous. 

I can't wait for our Newborn session in just a few short weeks that will also include a Family Film. 

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If you are looking for a maternity photographer in Connecticut, please consider Rebecca Lynne Photography. Rebecca specializes in candid and natural maternity and newborn photography in CT. Located in Middletown, CT serving all of Connecticut.

Rustic Wedding Decor DIY for Intimate Backyard Weddings

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A rustic backyard wedding is a perfect way to invite your guests into an intimate space that is uniquely you.

The bride, Abby, for this Clinton, CT backyard wedding not only made the rustic decor details for her big day, but she actually built these amazing wood pieces you see in this post. No, like really. While planning her big day she also found the time to build things.
She even made these pieces using free scrap wood someone local was looking to toss out. Total life goals.

You can check out more of Abby's work at Saplings Woodwork & Design.

Imagine exchanging your vows in front of this stunning altar with doors made up of reclaimed wood. The cascading flowers added an elegant touch.

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You can entertain your wedding guests with a few rounds of Giant Jenga. Guaranteed for some laughs and fun competition. 

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Donuts and homemade apple pie are a great touch to end the evening on a sweet note. Adding homemade baked goods is lovely personal touch.

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Small white pumpkin centerpieces are such an elegant touch and work wonderfully alongside the vibrant orange and red of Fall.

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Apples are a lovely Fall element that often gets overlooked with wedding decor. Try pairing apples cascading down a statement piece made of refurbished wood alongside self-serve cold cider bar.

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Olive oil looks dressed up when placed into small glass jugs and paired with spices such as rosemary. Add a personal touch with hand stamped wooden labels. A perfect "thank you" for your guests to take home.

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Use large pumpkins to create jack-o-lanterns that have the Bride and Grooms initials carved into them. Smaller pumpkins make for a great Fall touch in this DIY "photo booth" area. Complete with a crate of glow stick accessories for guests to have fun with late into the evening.

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Connecticut Intimate Wedding Photographer, Rebecca Lynne Photography specialized in small Backyard Weddings throughout CT.

1st Birthday Baby Photography

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First Birthday Baby Photography with Rebecca Lynne Photography.

Check out Hannah's 1st Birthday Family Film:

And then come back and see all of the amazing images from her birthday party spent with close family!

I photographed little Hannah's Newborn Session just about 1 year ago.a
When her Mama, Jess contacted me to document her 1st birthday party with photographs and a Family Film, I was honored and so excited. 

Jess and her husband, Patrick invited me to document a brunch time celebration for their little girl, with close family. Later in the day more friends and family would come join in on the fun.

Before guests arrived we had some cake smash fun and cleaned up by taking a bath in the kitchen sink.
We took some time for quiet moments having a bottle on the couch snuggled close to Mama. And also goofing around with mom and dad in the living room.

The decorations were up, food was cooking in the oven, and were ready to party.

Both sets of grandparents were able to join in on the fun, along with an auntie and uncle.

It was wonderful to not only document the birthday party fun of turning one year old. The balloons, decorations, and cake. But to also document life how it is now. Bottles, learning to walk, naps in her crib. All of the things that change so fast as these days speed by.

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If you are looking for First Birthday Baby Photography, please consider Rebecca Lynne Photography. Rebecca is a CT Baby Photographer specializing in lifestyle and candid baby photography.

Fairfield County, CT Newborn Photography | Connecticut Newborn Photographer

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In the summer of last year, Stephanie contacted me for a family photography session at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT You can view that photography session here

Shortly before our session, Stephanie found out she was pregnant with this little guy.
I am so honored that they invited me into their home to capture this stage of their life.

I love photographing newborn sessions in the family's home. Capturing all of the details of their daily life. Their personal style. Documenting a family in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

I love that being at home during newborn sessions allows older siblings to be able to play with their favorite toys and enjoy the photography session without the pressure of performing for the camera. 
We even took a much needed hot cocoa break. 

It was a wonderful morning spent with this lovely family photographing their newborn session.

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CT newborn photographer Rebecca Lynne Photography. Specializing in lifestyle newborn photography in CT.