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    Life, it happens and it happens fast. In the hustle and bustle it is easy to forget, or to put off, the "small things" like photographing your family. But it is so important to preserve the memories of your life as it is today because you never know what it will be tomorrow.

    As a child growing up in Central Square, New York (about 20 miles north of Syracuse), I loved looking through photo albums - my parents' wedding album with the carved wood cover, the albums of me and my brothers as babies that were nothing more than snapshots put on those sticky pages with the plastic overlay. They were glimpses of what my family was, and they preserved special events (my first birthday and holidays), everyday life (me next to a snowman in April or covered from head-to-toe in a mud puddle), and loved ones no longer with us. I still have many of those photographs committed to memory.

    In today's digital world, snapshots and the good old fashioned photo album have been replaced by CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and mostly, the Smart Phone filled with snapshots never to be printed and to likely be lost somewhere down the road.

    My goal, my hope, is to encourage YOU to make a commitment to documenting and preserving you and your family as it is today! Whether that be by taking photographs with anything besides your cell phone, having those photographs printed by a lab and put into an album you can hold, making a photobook that will last a lifetime, or by hiring a professional photographer, whether it is me or someone else, to preserve your family as it is today! I promise that you will not regret the time spent and investment made to create memories for you, your children, your grandchildren and beyond to look back on and reminisce.

    And so, I welcome you to explore my site and enjoy the memories captured for my clients and their families. And the picture to the left? That is my little family captured in the moment by the great Deanna Wallace of Visually Deelicious! She is amazing, check her out in my Friends tab!

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Oh Nicholas. How I love you and your cute little face! I mean, seriously, could this guy be any cuter? I love my Step by Step (oh baby) Plan babies, and I love every session for a different reason. 3 months. A lot of people say, why 3 months? They still aren’t doing much. But they are! 3 month olds social smile like crazy! And have SO many different facial expressions! And in those short 3 months since birth, so much has changed in the way they look. I love 3 month sessions because it is such a fun time in your baby’s developing personality! And Nicholas has the BEST expressions!

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Nicholas, along with his mommy and daddy, were just moving into their brand new home when we did his 3 month session so we took advantage of it and the gorgeous light spilling in to get some images of Nicholas’ nursery as well! And a quick wardrobe change was the perfect opportunity to sneak in some sweet moments with his mama!

Rochester NY Baby Photography

Rochester NY Baby Photography

Rochester NY Baby Photography

Rochester NY Baby Photography

I cannot believe my friend Nicholas’ 6 month session in next weekend! WHERE is the time going??


 

Sarah Born Photography is a Rochester NY baby photographer specializing in newborn, baby, child and family photography. To book your session, shoot me an email at sarahbornphotography@gmail.com

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I was beyond thrilled when I got the email from Emma’s daddy inquiring about a newborn session. I have been secretly waiting for it for some time now. I have known Jim for years, and don’t know a person more deserving of a beautiful, happy family. I was even more excited that he and his wife Sara decided to do my Step by Step (oh baby) Plan for Emma! Emma gave me some lovely gifts right from the start – sweet smiles before I was quite ready (but had to catch them) and the biggest baby poop, all over me, ever! Sweet baby girl! Luckily, I had a change of clothes with me! Back to those sweet smiles I got from Emma as soon as I set her down on my beanbag!

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Emma’s nursery is lavender and grey, one of my favorite color combos so we kept with that theme throughout her session.

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Emma’s daddy is a HUGE Red Sox fan, and asked that I incorporate one of his baseballs into the session. I think Emma approves of Daddy’s team!

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

I love me some sweet baby details. Flakey little feet and hands are the best!

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester NY Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

We ended Emma’s newborn session with some sweet shots of her snuggled with her mommy and daddy! They always look so small in their daddy’s hands!

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

Rochester Newborn Photographer

I can’t believe Emma’s 3 month session is in a week!! Stay tuned for sneak peeks from that session on my Facebook page!

Purple tiebacks by Just Hatched Designs
Red leather bow by MyNewLove
Felted big bow by milkmoney

Sarah Born Photography is a Rochester NY Newborn Photographer specializing in newborn, baby, children and family photography. To book your newborn session, contact Sarah at sarahbornphotography@gmail.com.

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When I arrived at Cole and Reed’s house for their session, I opened the back of the van and realized my husband forgot something when he loaded the car with my equipment. He forgot my seamless paper backdrops that I typically use when doing an indoor session with littles who are not newborns. We just moved to the middle of nowhere, so my drive was far too long to run back and grab them. So after the call to my hubs – you know, the one where you make them feel guilty for messing up – I decided to ditch my studio lighting as well so that I could move around the house. Luckily, it was an unusually sunny day in Upstate NY during the world’s longest, coldest winter, and Cole and Reed’s mommy is an interior designer! So out of my comfort zone I went, and I am SO glad I did because I LOVE the results. Let’s start with my buddy Reed. I could have photographed him all day. This was a session to capture him at 4 months – the start of my favorite 4-8 month age! Smiles? Check. Inability to move too much? Check. Most awesome hair ever? Check. Reed was ready for me!! We started in his brother’s room which had an awesome carpet!

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Add a flat cap, and I melt! I love me some flat caps!

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Then we moved to the master bed where we were able to pull of some gorgeous sibling shots! Cole was not particularly interested in sitting still but most almost 3 year olds aren’t! But seriously, he did such a great job holding his baby brother!

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

We moved around to keep things interesting for Cole, and he and I played in his room for a bit!

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Last stop was Reed’s room. Reed loves the camera, and the camera loves him!

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Baby Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Finally, with Cole, we resorted to pure bribery. A promise of a popsicle was what he needed to sit still!! Isn’t he handsome?!

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

Rochester NY Children Photographer

I love these guys and can’t wait for our family shoot coming up!!

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Oh, this baby. This baby has been loved and dreamed about for SO long. Kate and Tom have waited so patiently for SO long to hold their baby in their arms. They didn’t know it over the years, but they have been waiting for this sweet guy, Tommy. Needless to say I was THRILLED when they gave me the privilege of photography Tommy for not only his newborn session but throughout his entire first year!! And he is pure perfection with his sweet blonde hair.

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Austin Newborn Photographer

Tommy’s nursery is a teddy bear theme so I knew I had to get the sweetest bear bonnet out there by the amazing Avonli Cottage! Seriously, he is the cutest Teddy Bear EVER!

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Really, Tommy is just adorable no matter what I put on him. And his little toes? Gah, I just love them peeking out!!

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

And this session would not be complete without mommy and daddy holding their perfect baby boy. I am SO happy for this family of three and cannot wait to see them soon for Tommy’s 3 month session!

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Austin Newborn Photographer

Green and Cream tweed beanie by What’s Knot to Love

AMAZING Romper by Avonli Cottage

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I was so excited for Miss Sydney Jane’s newborn session. For one, I L.O.V.E. her big brother Will! I met Will when he was 6 months old, and he stole my heart!! I also love Sydney’s mama. Courtney and I went to middle and high school together, and it has been great to reconnect with her and meet her family, and, with this visit, meet sweet Sydney (grandma’s first granddaughter)!!

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My buddy Will wasn’t so sure about the whole touching his new sister thing, and wanted to make sure he let her now the ground rules. I think she will hold her own just fine!!

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But we managed to convice Will with some dinner mints to give his new sister a kiss, and he even let one linger a little!

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Syracuse Children Photography.jpg

Sydney wasn’t the biggest fan of sleeping, but we were able to get through a few setups, including some sweet and simple shots, which I always love.

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Newborn Photography Syracuse NY.jpg

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Syracuse NY Newborn Photography.jpg

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Courtney and her hubs, Alex, did not find out the gender but Courtney kept sending me ideas for a girl. In fact, she went ahead and decorated the nursery in a girl owl theme (the wall color was easily convertable to a boy). She went with a gender neutral owl hat, just in case, but she was pretty sure it was a girl and she was right!!

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I have been waiting, somewhat impatiently, for a baby girl to use some of my newest goodies from one of my favorite vendors, My Darling Emma. After a string of boys, Sydney was the perfect subject to don my new goodies!! I swear this gorgeous lace bonnet was made for Sydney!!

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Syracuse NY Newborn Girl.jpg

Sydney, despite resisting sleep, sure did love being all cozy in the silk web and bowl. She even gave us a sleepy little smile!

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Syracuse Newborn Photography.jpg

Syracuse Newborn Photographer.jpg

Sydney is perfect, and I am so excited for Courtney, Alex and Will, and the rest of the Asmus and Aubertine families!!

White tieback by Just Hatched Designs.
Lace bonnet by My Darling Emma
Silk web and matching tieback by My Darling Emma

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