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Ford's Newborn Shoot with Classic Kids Greenwich

NEWBORN SHOOT 


I highly recommend getting newborn photos done with your infant. Having a professional capture those first few weeks is a MUST, they will never be that tiny ever again. Most newborn photographers like to shoot the baby within the first two weeks of life. 

Classic Kids Studio on Greenwich Ave knows how to work with these precious newborns and very calmly captures the miracle of the little ones. I’m happy to report that Ford slept the entire time! A great tip they gave me was to feed Ford right when I got to the studio so he would be as comfortable as possible for the shoot. Michelle from Classic Kids was a baby whisperer. She got Ford into the perfect positions and the few times he almost woke up she gently lulled him back to sleep. She really had the magic touch!

For Ford, this was a piece of cake, but not so much for Charlie.  They had a basket of toys to keep Charlie occupied between shoots.  They also helped distract him and get him into position during picture time. Charlie had never held Ford before the shoot and only interacted with him when Ford was in his rock n' play. I am still shocked they were able to get a few great pictures of the two of them without someone holding Charlie's hands down :) 

I really LOVE how the prints came out. They really softened the photos which is much needed, especially for a newborn that just came through the birth canal. It's also nice for the mamas going through sleep deprivation. I went to the shoot post workout with zero make up on. My plan was to have my mom in a few photos with the babies for Mother's Day. On the other hand, at two weeks postpartum, I wanted to stay as far away form the lens as possible. However, Katie, the head photographer, talked me into getting into a few photos.  I was wearing a bright orange tank top so she found a piece of fabric to wrap around my bodice. With the magic of her photography skills and the softening of the pictures, you’d be hard pressed to guess I had been to a morning workout. I can not ever thank her enough for reminding me to forget about what you look like and just enjoy the moment with your newborn. I'm so happy I did :) 

Here are a few of my favorite photos: 

CHARLIE AND HIS LITTLE BROTHER 

CHARLIE AND HIS LITTLE BROTHER 

BABY FORD JUST SNOOZING THROUGH THE ENTIRE SHOOT 

BABY FORD JUST SNOOZING THROUGH THE ENTIRE SHOOT 

SHOWED UP AT THE STUDIO POST WORKOUT. I WAS NOT PLANNING ON JUMPING IN A PHOTO, BUT I'M HAPPY I DID. 

SHOWED UP AT THE STUDIO POST WORKOUT. I WAS NOT PLANNING ON JUMPING IN A PHOTO, BUT I'M HAPPY I DID. 

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Ford William


WELCOME TO THE WORLD 


The newest addition of the Ariola clan arrived on Thursday, April 12th at 7:41 pm. He came in very fast, we barely made it to the hospital (more on that later). We decided to take the week as a family, unplug, and soak up these first few early days with our little guy. I wanted to share the exciting news plus some of the first photos we snapped at the hospital. 

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Ford William Ariola was born at 8 pounds 5 oz. I still can't believe he was so big at birth. Charlie was born at 6 pounds 14 oz. 

This is the only shot we have where Charlie and Ford look identical. I'm not sure if it's his size but other than the side profile they don't look alike....yet. 

It was a crazy drug free delivery. Ford started breastfeeding like a champ and I was so distracted I had not realized that I broke almost every blood vessel in my face. 

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We got a knock on the door and opened it to Charlie just standing there with a baby boy balloon wearing his biggie shirt. My heart melted. 

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My mom was over when I started getting contractions. She took Charlie home with her for a few days. She happened to be watching my nieces all weekend so it could not have worked out better. He hung out with his cousins, it was a great distraction and made me feel less guilty about having him meet his new brother and then leaving without us.  

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I always thought giving birth would be the most emotional experience in my life. Then my babies met and I can't even put into words the feelings I felt. So much love and so much guilt all at the same time. From the moment I held Ford I'll now never look at Charlie the same. He feels like such a big kid now, I still have mixed emotions about that part. Everyone told me this would happen but I didn't realize how much it would effect me. 

Birth story is coming soon, but for now I'm soaking up all of the newborn snuggles and Charlie time I can get. 

xxx  Mrs. Nipple