ThreeBabies Photography by Ilyssa Maisano

Capturing the Moments of the People you Love

Monthly Archives: February 2014

{Peyton}

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Peyton 1 year 147Peyton is One!  I went to high school with Peyton’s mommy and daddy, they were a year ahead of me but we were always friendly in the halls of Westfield High School.  Thanks to facebook, Julianna, Peyton’s mommy, and I reconnected many years later! She had an absolutely gorgeous, sassy, spunky little girl Kylee who was the perfect match for my little Layla. She also married Jeff who is the perfect match for my hubby, Ben 😉 Our families get along perfectly and we love to spend time together!  We then both got pregnant at the same time, her with her 2nd and me with my 4th. It was so nice to go through pregnancy with her both sharing stories, complaining, and well, more complaining 🙂 She had a beautiful little girl Peyton just before I had my little Paisley, and they are the perfect match.  Little Peyton is turning one year old next week and in honor of her birthday we had fun in my studio taking pictures and letting her eat her first cupcake. Whoa. She loved that cupcake. I’m not even sure you understand how much, she dug right in, shoveled the entire thing in her mouth pretty much at once, it was {amazing}. I feel honored to have gotten to take such special pictures of such a special little sweetheart.  Here are some of my favorites from the session. Happy Birthday to the other little baby {P}! xoxo

A girl and her pearls.

A girl and her pearls.

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Such a little sweetheart

Such a little sweetheart

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Cutest smile ever!

Cutest smile ever!

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{Beecher}

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My hubby’s cousin and his wife came down to visit us today with their insanely adorable little boy, Beecher (how amazing is that name?!).  He is not only cute, but {such} a good baby, so laid back, just takes it all in, no fussiness at all.  It was so nice to spend time with them, it is something we need to do more often.  Beecher and Paisley are only a couple of months apart and it will be so nice for them to grow up together! Not only did they come for a visit, but I was lucky enough to snap some 6 month pictures of this little guy!  Calla & Matt, you are so blessed to have such a little sweetheart, enjoy every second with your little guy.Beecher 020 Beecher 026 Beecher 039 Beecher 058 Beecher 060 Beecher 118 Beecher 129 Beecher 144

This is my favorite picture of them all. Not posed, Mommy was changing Beecher and Daddy was making him laugh, completely adorable.

This is my favorite picture of them all. Not posed, Mommy was changing Beecher and Daddy was making him laugh, completely adorable.

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{Lifestyle Photography} Personal Share

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Last year I was mentored by an amazing photographer, she not only taught me the skills I needed to further my photography career, but also gave me the confidence I needed.  I knew I had so much room to improve, and I was okay with that.  Actually, more than okay, it motivated me.  There is so much to learn in photography, there is so much to it, everything from clients, to locations, to cameras and camera settings, to editing, to logos and then the business aspect of photography.  I want it all. I want to learn. I’m motivated to learn. The big take-a-way I got from my mentor, what I believed to have been the most important thing, is to photograph what you love, what you believe in, and forget the rest.  I have been doing some soul searching and am realizing what I truly love is Lifestyle Photography.  Capturing the everyday, the real life, the love between a family in their natural setting. I am going to start focusing on this and while I have so much to learn, I am certainly having fun practicing!  Paisley, my youngest, only 10 months old, woke up from her nap as happy as could be, as per usual, so I decided to photograph her in her room. Here are a couple of my favorite images from the quick 10 minute session with my baby girl.  I hope you all will follow me on this journey and I hope to, one day, come into your home to capture the love you have for each other, because that is what is important in life, showing each other love, and to be able to capture that would be an honor.Paisley Lifestyle 073 Paisley Lifestyle 070 Paisley Lifestyle 066 Paisley Lifestyle 064 Paisley Lifestyle 059 Paisley Lifestyle 058 Paisley Lifestyle 055 Paisley Lifestyle 049 day50logo

{Becca Maternity}

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“We laugh, we cry, we make time fly. Best friends are we my daughter and I”.

This session was a particularly special one.  When my friend asked if I could do some maternity pictures,  I jumped at the chance.  It is her last pregnancy (or so she says 😉 ) and she wanted to capture this special time with someone that she looks up to, and I can tell was her very first and still her very best friend, her mother.  I tried to capture the emotion between the two of them that this baby will be entering in to.  This baby is going to be so loved by so many including his/her big sisters and big brother, how lucky! I cannot wait to meet Fishy #4! xoxobeccaMaternity 064 beccaMaternity 164 beccaMaternity 231 beccaMaternity 242 beccaMaternity 243 beccaMaternity 283

Babies & Tutu’s!

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We.Love.Tutu’s.!! I was definitely meant to have three girls b/c we are tutu crazy over here! I swear between the tutus and pettiskirts, we probably have a hundred.  When I get the chance to photograph for an amazing Tutu Company like {TUTU Maria} I jump at it! My girls were so proud to model for me today and they did a fantastic job if I do say so myself.  Even my very patient, amazing little boy got in a picture ❤ Love that kid! Surrounded by girls all day and yet he has not gone insane…yet 😉 He can take advice from my brother when he’s older who was also surrounded by three crazy sisters! These kids are my favorite in the whole world.  Motherhood did not come easy for me.  We had struggles along the way and had to work hard for each and every one of our children and we wouldn’t change it for the world.  tutumaria_4kids 020 tutumaria_4kids 025 tutumaria_4kids 069 tutumaria_4kids 078 tutumaria_4kids 097 tutumaria_4kids 117 tutumaria_4kids 125 tutumaria_4kids 168 tutumaria_4kids 182 tutumaria_4kids 189 tutumaria_4kids 202 tutumaria_4kids 225 tutumaria_4kids 236 tutumaria_4kids 295

 

They are only this little for a little.

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They are only this little for a little. I love having repeat clients, this baby’s mama booked both a maternity and newborn session at the same time.  She proved to be just as cute as expected!  The little details are so important to remember about your newborn, their little feet, the way their hair sticks right to their head, their little finger nails, that belly button that is cute {for a while}…. I love the details in the images.  Enjoy every second of your newborn, they don’t stay that way for very long. Before you know it you are registering them for Kindergarten like I am! I can’t believe how time truly does fly.  The best piece of mommy advice I got was that although the days and weeks might go slowly, the years go quickly, so spend extra time with your little one, hug them tight every day, give them a million kisses, read them that extra story that they are begging for before bed and always tell them I love you before they go to sleep. I have done that every single day since I have been a mommy for the past 5 years and could not feel luckier.  I always love to see new mommy’s and daddy’s and am so happy for them that they get to share in the same experiences that I did.  Enjoy little {Madelyn}, she is beautiful!

{Colin}

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When a friend of mine from Connecticut told me that she wanted to come down to New Jersey to have me photograph her newborn I was in awe.  So thankful she gave me that chance to not only hug her, but snuggle her sweet baby boy.  I knew Erin would be a good mother, but I had no idea how easily she would take to it (actually, kind of annoying that it was so easy for her hah).  Steve and Erin worked together as parents should and it showed, Colin was sweet, snuggly, content and one happy little baby boy.  They are so lucky that this little boy is one they can call their own, and he is equally as lucky to have these amazing parents.  I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a lot of pressure with this photo session. Coming all this way, over 2 hours, with a one week old for pictures, by me.  I needed and wanted it to be perfect so badly.  When they came into my studio, the stresses melted away.  They were so natural and such a gorgeous family, I truly feel blessed to have been able to photograph them.  The pictures brought tears to my eyes, the emotion in their faces, in their eyes was like no other but a mommy and daddy’s love for their new baby boy, their first child.  Thank you Erin and Steve for giving me this opportunity to photograph Colin, I can’t wait to see him again! xoxocolin newborn 013bw colin newborn 015 colin newborn 045 colin newborn 059 colin newborn 126 colin newborn 129 colin newborn 131 colin newborn 136 colin newborn 153 colin newborn 206 colin newborn 209 colin newborn 217 colin newborn 235 colin newborn 246