Sarah Tew Photography

Newborn Portraits with Julius
December 8, 2011, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Little Ones, Maternity, Portraits

Mandy and I went to college at Wesleyan together and when I saw on facebook that she was near the end of her pregnancy I suggested she might like to plan on coming in for newborn portraits when her baby was in it’s first two weeks! At this stage the baby is still tiny and can comfortably sleep with its legs tucked under it’s body– many baby portrait specialists recommend the first week as the ideal time to shoot in order to get the trickiest (and cutest) poses. I have found it difficult to convince new parents (whom I may have met for a maternity session) that coming in with their baby at the right time is important– they’re still in the throes of new-baby-at-home excitement and often are too overwhelmed with the basic tasks of living that they may not want to leave the house for such an adventure… I was so glad when Mandy said her mom was going to drive her and Julius up to my studio last weekend– the baby wouldn’t have to ride on the subway (immune system overload!) and better still, I knew I’d be able to get a sweet portrait of Julius with his mom AND grandmom! Poor little Julius was feeling very awake despite our best attempts to feed and coax him into a nap, so we weren’t able to attempt some of the poses I had in mind (which really require a comatose-level sleeping baby to manipulate the arms and legs into the cutest positions)– but he proved to be just picture perfect as he was! Here are my favorites…

Marie’s Maternity Portraits
August 19, 2011, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Maternity, Portraits

Marie got my information from a birth center in brooklyn… I’m *hoping* I might be shooting the birth of her baby — we shall see! In the meantime I shot her maternity session at my studio– here’s a peek at some of my favorite images, posted with her permission of course…

Claire’s Maternity Portraits
May 20, 2011, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Families, Little Ones, Maternity, Portraits

Claire saw some of my maternity portraits for a client I worked with a few years ago and realized she wished she’d taken pictures when she was pregnant with ehr first child… now that she’s pregnant with her 2nd she didn’t hesitate to get in touch and book a session. So often I’m shooting women in their first pregnancy, so this was a treat because she wanted to bring her son and husband along for some group shots too. We started the session outdoors and once I had a few nice shots of the group and let them go for a walk while I got down to business with Claire inside. We wrapped the session with some final images of the family in my studio. Check out my favorites!

My work featured at the Concert for a Healthy Birth!
April 11, 2011, 2:07 am
Filed under: Documentary Projects, Events, home birth, Maternity, Press/Publicity

I’m excited to be hanging some of my home birth photographs printed and framed nice and big along a giant wall at the Concert for a Healthy Birth, a benefit concert hosted by Ricki Lake for Choices in Childbirth. Great organization, great cause. I’ll also be donating event photography that evening and I look forward to shooting Christy Turlington and others on the “red carpet!”  Look for my post with images in mid-May!

Erin’s Maternity Portraits: BEACH SHOOT!
August 13, 2010, 2:08 am
Filed under: Families, Maternity, Portraits

Erin and Ernie are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. They wanted to have some beautiful portraits to remember this time together, and to document Erin’s beautiful form while she is at the peak of pregnancy. They live a little ways out of the city near the shore in New Jersey and suggested we go to a state park not far from their home– promising gorgeous beaches and waves… naturally I was all for it! Tomorrow I’ll shoot Erin in my studio to complement the outdoor session with some more artistic nudes, etc… For now check out my favorites from the beach!

And I couldn’t resist showing you their adorable dog with his head out the window on the way to the beach… priceless.

Maternity Portraits of Daphne
April 23, 2010, 6:03 pm
Filed under: Maternity, Portraits

Daphne’s over 7 months pregnant with her baby girl and the time was nigh to create some lovely images of her pregnancy.  She and her husband visited me in my studio and my, what a joy to shoot– she looked so amazing. Check out my favorites — shown with her permission of course!

The Murphys have a baby girl!
March 5, 2010, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Families, Little Ones, Maternity, Portraits

Check out this adorable young family– they’re about to move abroad so I don’t know when or if I’ll get to shoot this little girl again, but they did want a nice baby announcement portrait session before they go.

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