My favorite image of me from when I was a baby is my Dziadziu (my Dad’s Dad) staring down at me in wonder – the first little girl in his little family. He looks so young, with considerably more hair, but with the same big strong Polish hands that have taught me how to grow my own food, work hard, and hug harder. It’s amazing how little babies can turn even the strongest of men into puddles of love.

You don’t need me to tell you that the first year of your new little one’s life is exciting, and full of surprises, and exhausting, and messy, and filled with so much love you feel like you are going to explode. It’s in these surprising first days, the quiet moments, the ear piercingly loud moments, and exhaustion that love grows and the only time that brand newness can be captured.

  • Newborn baby only hours old in Western Ma during his newborn portrait session
  • Blue eyed baby girl from Belchertown looks up at something we can't see during her Amherst MA lifestyle baby photography session
  • Granby MA new Dad bends down to kiss his preemie newborn during their lifestyle newborn photography session with South Hadley MA photographer April Eve Images
  • Western Ma Newborn Photographer - April Eve Images
  • Western Ma Baby Photographer - April Eve Images
  • Top of a Northampton, MA baby's head featuring her peach fuzz during her Western Ma lifestyle newborn photography session
  • Mom touches baby's head during on location newborn photographer session in western mass
  • Little boy smiles with cake all over his face during his Western Ma cake smash one year old baby session
  • Mom and baby laughing and playing on the beach during their western ma 1st year baby session
  • Baby girl gives the camera a serious look during her Western Mass cake smash session at April Eve Images
  • Family with one year old son laughs during their natural western mass family session
  • Western Ma Newborn Photographer - April Eve Images
  • One year old baby boy looks at the camera with frosting all over his face during his Western Ma cake smash baby photos photographed by South Hadley Ma photographer April Eve Images
  • One year old baby girl sweetly looks up at the camera with cake all over her face during her western mass cake smash session in Belchertown
  • Western Ma Newborn Photographer - April Eve Images
  • South Hadley Newborn Pictures - April Eve Images
  • Western Ma Newborn Photographer - April Eve Images
  • Western Ma Newborn Photographer - April Eve Images
  • Western Ma Baby Photographer - April Eve Images

If you are hoping to dress your baby up in a daisy hat and pose her in a flower pot, I may not be the photographer for you. BUT if you want to capture the genuine emotions, and connections of your new wonderful life in a relaxed and natural way, together we can make beautiful heirloom artwork to remember this amazing time.

Brand new baby born at Cooley Dickinson hospital during her Western Mass Fresh 48 photojournalistic photography sessionFresh 48 Mini

My memories of the five days in the birthing center after Willow was born are a blur of nurses, midwives, feedings, exhaustion, and euphoria as my brand new daughter breathed lightly as she slept on my chest. It’s incredible how quickly these tiny people change and change you. I remember staring at hospital pictures of my daughter just one week after they were taken, and being blown away by the subtle but noticeable shifts in my baby.

A Fresh 48 Mini Session is a 30 minute session* during the daylight hours, 24-72 hours after your little one is born. Whether you chose a hospital, birthing center, or delivered at home, we can get some priceless heirloom quality photojournalistic shots of the baby, first snuggles, feedings, loved one’s falling in love instantly, and all the timeless details in between. There will be no props, lights, or baby posing; just the intimate details of love, light, and family.

(*Extended Fresh 48 Sessions are also available. Shoot me an email for more details)

To Pre-Book Your Fresh 48 Session

New Dad kisses his preemie newborn daughter on the head during their at home newborn photography session in Western MaNewborn

If you prefer, a mix of posed baby and photojournalistic family images, a full newborn session is right for you. My daughter was born in August of 2016. I get it. How could you possibly get out of the house with everything the new bundle needs and have the energy for a photo session? Well you don’t need to get out of the house OR have energy. Your session can happen in your home, where your new family is getting to know each other and we will do all the preparation during your pre-session consultation, so the only thing you have to think about the day of, is snuggling your new little one.

In order to capture the ideal 7-14 day old window it’s always best to schedule a consultation well before your due date. During your consultation we will schedule your session with a second date further out just in case someone decides to take their sweet time making their big entrance (my Willow was born 10 days late. Sigh.).

To Schedule a Consultation for Your Lifestyle Newborn Session

One year old baby girl sticks her hand in a pink cake during her western mass cake smash photo session in BelchertownOne Year Cake Smash

Yay it’s time to celebrate! Despite some long nights the first year has flown by, so now we get to eat cake… or cookies, tacos, spaghetti – whatever lights up that baby’s eyes. I don’t do full sets for cake-smash sessions, because I still want the focus to be those chubby little cheeks, and not the streamers/pom-poms/flags in the background. BUT we still get to make a mess and celebrate your little one’s first trip around the sun!

To Schedule a Consultation for Your Cake Smash Session