Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Connecticut Newborn and Family Photographer – Middlesex County Newborn Photographer

This session was a bit of a last minute session and I was more than happy to fit this beautiful mom and her gorgeous family in. From the two gorgeous grandmothers, a stunning momma, one of the cutest toddlers I've ever seen, to a perfect little newborn ... I enjoyed every single moment with this family.

Enjoy ...

T&T Photography is run by Heidi Gavallas located in Watertown, CT. T&T Photography serves much of Connecticut including, but not limited to, Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield Counties. If you are looking for a newborn photographer to come to your home to capture you new bundle of joy, please contact me today by using the contact link on the top of this page.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pet Photography Has Arrived - Connecticut Pet Photographer

This past fall I had the opportunity to spend some time with an energetic, funny little pup. Well, okay, not so little, but definitely energetic and funny! I am so happy that I was asked to take pictures of this pup, as I've been wanting to venture off into pet photography for some time now. And for those that know me, know that I am a huge dog lover. I have my own love bug curled up not too far from me as I am typing this. I don't mind the slobber. I don't mind the mud. I come ready to play (so if you hire me, expect me to arrive dressed to play).

So, about this pup. I knew his human mom back in high school. Thanks to Facebook we've been able to keep in touch. She knows that I love photography. She knows that I love and respect dogs. So, I went to her home, got her pup's favorite toy, a rag to wipe any muck from his face/body, had my camera ready to go, and set off to play in the yard. He happily wagged his tail, barked so we could play more, yawned big (which makes for funny pictures), and was (and is) so full of puppy love. It was the most fun and relaxed session ever.

I leave you now, with a few of this pup...who, no doubt, is going to make you smile!

If you, or someone you know, has a dog that they would like pictures of, please contact me by using the contact tab on the top right of my website. T&T Photography is an on location Connecticut based pet photographer specializing in dogs, serving much of Connecticut including Litchfield, Hartford, Fairfield, and New Haven counties. Contact me today so we can set up a date to play!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Purely Sweet Newborn - Hartford County Newborn Photographer

This is the second time I have met up with this family to capture some firsts. This sweet little man was just that ... pure sweetness.

Connecticut Newborn Photographer / CT Hartford County Newborn Photography / CT Newborn Photography

CT Litchfield County Family Photographer

I was so thrilled to do pictures for this family since the last time I worked with this family was when the littlest one was a newborn! This session was a gift from loving two sisters to their beautiful parents. Their parents have wanted family pictures for as long as they can remember. Well, they got them this day. Here are just a few of my favorites...

Thanks for stopping by!

Connecticut Litchfield County Family Photographer / CT Family Photography / CT Child Photography

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Newborn Love - CT Newborn Photographer - Hartford County Photographer

I don't know what else to say other than this was one of my most favorite sessions to date.

Thank you "R" family for being so wonderful to work with...


And because I just felt like it...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CT Newborn Photography - Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Empty space.  What to do with empty space. Leave it? Or add to it?

Add to it ... every once in a while ... add to it.

This is one of those images. 

Wish this was my kid.

Wish I had an image like this of my boys when they were newborns.

The saying is oh so true...

Little Girl Big Smile - Connecticut Child Photographer

Sometimes a little girl needs some attention of her own. Just a few to share on a very short session...

Happy Little Newborn Girl - CT Newborn Photographer

This little lady was the sweetest little thing. Can't say I blame her, her parents are super sweet too. But who expects multiple smiles at a newborn session, regardless of sweetness. I certainly didn't. BUT she was a smiler and I was lucky enough to capture a few.

Oh, and that newborn nest I blogged about a few posts down? That was for this session. The mom loves owls ... so we did our version of a little sleeping owl. :)

Thank you to this lovely family for a beautiful sweet session.

A First Birthday - Connecticut Baby Photographer

It's not often that I photograph a 1 year old, but I must say that this little guy was the EASIEST 1 year old to photograph ... ever. 

He liked his chair.
He liked his cake.
He liked my camera.
He liked to smile. A lot. 

He made this full sun (only the sun peaking in and out of the clouds from time to time) a fun session. 

His mom knew everything she wanted and had everything ready to go when I go there - chair, cake, balloons, hat, tie, cute little diaper cover fully equipped with this little man's age and name. Super cuteness!!

Enjoy all of his super cuteness!!! 


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Making an Inexpensive Newborn Nest ... CT Newborn Photographer Preparation

When I prepare for a newborn session I make sure I have my blankets freshly laundered and look through my props. I want to make sure I have some fresh new props to use for each session. I make all my own props and am so glad I do, because quite honestly, it gets costly to buy everything that is needed.

Well, I had a request from a newborn's momma asking if I had a nest. Unfortunately, I did not. BUT I told her I'd look into finding something to work as a nest. I looked online and found that if I wanted to buy one already made it was easily going to cost me $45 plus another $15 shipping. I did not want to pay $60 for a nest prop. So, I did what I do best ... I searched the web for ideas and found a great and EASY tutorial and made one myself!

Here is my 18" nest. The cost? The nest AND bedding for $18.81. Whoo Hoo! All supplies were bought from a local craft shop. I would have liked for these grapevine wreaths to be not as tightly wound as they are, but of the two stores I had to chose from, these were my only choice. But you know what? They worked! I put some layering under the bedding to give extra protection from the vines. Safety of the baby ALWAYS comes first. :)

If you are interested in making your own nest for your upcoming newborn session, go on over to
her blog. You can also check Renae Alane Photography out on FB too!

By the way, the yarn I used is called Red Heart Boutique Swerve in Sahara. ;)

Now go make your own. Really, there is nothing to it!