Cynthia McIntyre is a popular full time newborn and baby portrait photographer in Fairfield County, CT.
She photographs newborn at her studio in Westport, CT where she has amassed a large assortment of specialized props and backgrounds specifically for newborn photography. If desired, Cynthia can come to your home or other location in CT or NY to photograph your newborn.
It is recommended that you contact Cynthia immediately after the birth of your baby to schedule his or her first portrait session within the first two weeks after birth. Your baby is at his or her tiniest at this time. Babies photograph best during this time because they sleep more soundly and are easier to pose.
Cynthia offers a special BABY PORTRAIT PLAN for new parents with discounted portrait session fees and special packages! Contact her regarding the details.
Cynthia McIntyre Photography
468 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
The special milestones of your child's life can never be repeated. But they can be captured in portraits to tell the story of a his or her childhood... moving ever closer to adulthood. Someday your child will want to tell his or her children about their childhood. Imagine how wonderful it would be to have a beautiful album of priceless images of that childhood to pass down to future generations. Every child deserves a portrait history ~ it is never too late to start your child's album.
Showing how much you care...
Many psychologists who specialize in early childhood development believe that children who see their own images displayed throughout the home grow up with a feeling of well being and increased self-confidence. Portraits on display, make a child feel loved and valued. And when parents, siblings, and even grandparents appear in the portrait, the child is reminded of the meaningful and secure place he or she enjoys within the family.
What better way to demonstrate how you feel about your child than to decorate your home with portraits made at important milestones in his or her life?
Many client's tell us they regret not having more high quality portraits created as their children grew. Photographs snapped with a cell phone simply cannot compare with those created by a professional child photographer! Therefore, we have created a structured plan to help parents recognize the most important times to have their children photographed. These Seven Stages of Childhood mark the most significant changes along the path from infancy to your adulthood. When these milestones are recorded by a true professional child portrait photographer, they become a treasure to enjoy today and a valued family heirloom for the future.
THE SEVEN STAGES OF CHILDHOOD IN PORTRAITURE
Every child's portrait history should be carefully planned. Clothing, props and photographic style dramatically impact the artistic success of a portrait. Cynthia always recommends simply garments and props that represent your child's personality and interests.
The First Year..
At no time in your child's life will physical changes occur so rapidly. In the short span of 12 months, a tiny baby transforms into an active, robust and inquisitive toddler. When photographed with one or more parents or siblings, a portrait at this age will capture forever that fleeting time when family members are the center of your baby's intimate world. Whites and pastels are classic choices for infants while casual colorful play clothes work well for older babies. Of course, Cynthia frequently photographs newborns in their birthday suit!
Plan to visit your photographer at least three times during your baby's first year.
Birth to Three months
Your baby is at his or her tiniest during this time. The closer they are to birth, the more sleepy and cuddly they are. As babies age past 2-3 weeks of life, they stretch out their limbs more and become heavier. To capture those adorable images of a dad holding the small curled baby up with both of his large hands, the baby must be less than two weeks of age. Frequently Cynthia photographs babies with no clothing to appreciate their little toes and feet and facial features. (Of course, since the baby frequently assumes the fetal position at this stage, their private parts are hidden from view). Your first family portrait should be taken at this time too!
At Six Months . . . Once your baby can sit on his/her own it is time for the next portrait. They crave attention and delight in having an audience. Portraits at this age reveal chubby little arms, legs and bottoms!
At Nine Months . . . babies begin to strike out on their own crawling and pulling up on furniture. Still dependent on their parents, but starting to explore an ever-expanding world . They are well on the way to become an independent little person.