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Woman in green dress poses in front of greenhouse at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT.
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There are so many photography resources, educators, and services out there, I know it can be overwhelming. When I first started my photography business, I remember the decision paralysis I felt about locking in any services or providers, let alone what camera or lenses to buy. Like many, I asked photographers around me what they […]

Photography Business Tools I Love | Second Heart Photography

business, guides

Sailor embraces significant other in front of USS Newport News at homecoming at SUBASE New London in Groton, CT on January 3, 2023.

Military deployment homecomings are such a wonderful and irreplaceable time. As a photographer, I strongly feel that military homecomings are similar to weddings or births: there is only one chance to get the photo right, and if you miss it, it isn’t happening again. With that in mind, here are some questions you may want […]

Questions to Ask Your Military Homecoming Photographer | Second Heart Photography

guides, military

Family snuggling together at Christmas Tree Farm
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Probably the most popular question a photographer receives is, “what do I wear?” Since I’ve realized that your style and wardrobe will be different for different session types, I figured I would write a bit about what I recommend wearing, especially for my style of photography. This post is for Tree Farm Mini Sessions in […]

What to Wear: Tree Farm Family Photography

family, guides

mom with newborn baby and toddler daughter

So your newborn photography session is coming up, you’ve read How to Prepare for Your Newborn Lifestyle Session, and now you’re wondering what actually happens when I’m at your house? First, I’m going to wash my hands.When I come in, we’ll say hi and meet, and then I’m going to wash my hands. I do […]

What to Expect During Your Newborn Lifestyle Session | Connecticut Newborn Photographer


mother holding baby in nursery
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Before your big day of newborn photos, let’s talk about how to prepare yourself and your home for the best, most stress-free session possible. I know, you just had a baby and I’m asking to come into your home to take photos. I’m sure you think I’m a little crazy, but I promise, it’s worth […]

How to Prepare for Your Newborn Lifestyle Session | Connecticut Newborn Photographer