To All Moms | Buffalo Newborn Photographer

To All the Moms, Old & New | A message from a Buffalo Newborn Photographer

Read more for a special message & offer from Buffalo Newborn Photographer, Emily Karr Photography…

If you’re a mom, you know that those first few weeks with your new baby are exhausting.  You may pray they go by quickly so you can get some relief from the spit up, dirty diapers, crying & sleepless nights.  I promise you that it will go by more quickly than you ever dreamed.  I truly believe Trace Adkins said it best with his song, “You’re gonna miss this”.

You’re gonna miss this… You’re gonna want this back…You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.

It really does go by in the blink of an eye.  Everyone says it & you may not believe it yet, but you will.  I’ve been there too.  My kids are pretty much all grown up & the moments that they actually need me are rare these days.  I constantly question where those sweet babies I brought home from the hospital went.

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Why am I telling you all of this?

There are some moments in life where hiring a professional photographer is the best decision you can make.  The first year has some of the most important milestones in a baby’s life.  Your baby will grow & change so much that first year…  She will learn to roll, sit, stand, walk & talk… her little personality will develop into the future woman she’ll become…

This is the beginning of her entire life… How will you remember it??

Professional Photography

I encourage all new parents to invest in professional newborn photography within the first 5-7 days.  Your baby will never be as little as they are when you bring them home from the hospital.  Celebrate & document that littleness before it’s gone.  I have spent years mentoring with some of the best professionals in the photographic industry to develop a style that is safe for your baby & one that produces beautiful images time & again.  Sharp, beautifully styled & edited images to remember these moments are what you should be after & are what I deliver.   Someday your baby will wonder what she looked like when she was fresh & new. Will you have images to show her?


Print, Print, Print!

How many of you dislike your wedding images or failed to print a single one off the disk you were given?   I hear that a lot in this business & it breaks my heart…  the most important moments in your life are the ones that you should have displayed on your walls.  They should not be sitting in a junk drawer, unprinted and unadmired.  Wake up to them in the morning.  Let them be the last thing you see before turning in at night.  Marvel at how your family has grown.  Show your children that they’re important & they matter.  Let your images be the one material possession you would grab in the event of a natural disaster.

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Quality Rather Than Quantity

At Emily Karr Photography, Buffalo Newborn Photographers focus on quality rather than quantity.   We’ve spent 20 years in training to “get it right” & we take the time that is needed to get the very best for you.  We know custom photography can be a bit pricey for some, but we promise you, it’s worth it.   We wanted to let you know that budget friendly options DO exist.  If you want the full experience & have to have all of your images, payment plans exist… if you’re happy with a handful of high quality images to remember this stage, there are shorter sessions for that too.  We can capture the moment, or we can capture the whole story… that decision is entirely up to you.  Regardless of which option you choose, know that you will always get our very best.  To view some sample images, please visit our newborn gallery.


Special Offer

If you took the time to read this entire blog post, thank you!

To get started, here’s a sweet little offer for you….  We are offering $99 Newborn session fees now through October 31, 2018!

To reserve a spot on our calendar, you must pay your session fee & complete an in-person or telephone consult by October 31, 2018.  Your session must take place before June 30, 2019.   A limited number of these sessions exist, so book early to ensure availability.  Your session will include up to 90 minutes of in-studio session time with the newborn only.  You can add parents & siblings & we will cover this in the consultation.  Adding parents/siblings will also add some time to your session.  You can expect to view approximately 20-25 images from this session at your reveal appointment approximately 2 weeks after the session.  You’ll get to choose your favorite images & place your order at the Reveal.  This offer covers the session fee only.  All prints & products are purchased separately.  All newborn sessions must be booked by two weeks prior to your baby’s due date to ensure we have room in our calendar.  Ideally, these sessions will be booked by 32 weeks gestation to give us plenty of time to plan for your custom session.

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Buffalo Photographer | 1st Place in 2018 Shutterfest Image Competition

Buffalo Photographer Earns 1st Place and 3 Merits at  2018 Shutterfest Image Competition

If this Buffalo Photographer has been quiet for awhile, it’s because I was out of town for a bit.  I had the opportunity to attend Shutterfest in St. Louis, MO again this year.  Shutterfest is an event like no other.  There are speakers galore…  concept shoots going on long into the night… models everywhere & lots of networking.  My friend & long time mentor, Sal Cincotta, has run this event for the past 5 years & it just keeps getting bigger & better.  If you’re  a photographer, you should totally check it out.  The Shutterfest crew is like family & they’re so happy to help one another out.

Part of the Shutterfest experience is the image competition.  People ask me all of the time why I compete.  I do it for several reasons.  The feedback you get from judges is invaluable.  I’m not perfect; no one is.  If I can learn a way to better my images or be more creative, it only helps my clients & my everyday work.  I compete in several competitions each year for the feedback.  For those of you who don’t know about image competition, a score of 80 or above is “deserving of a merit”.  76-79 is considered average.  I strive for at least an 80 with every image I capture in my Buffalo newborn photo sessions, Springville senior photo sessions & Western New York weddings.  My clients are important to me & creating quality imagery is paramount.  I want my clients to look back at their images every day & love them.


Merited Images:

This year the following images merited. There is a story behind every image & I’ll share a little bit of each one with you.

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This is Sarah.  She is a class of 2018 West Valley High School graduating senior.  She plays the flute & I wanted to do something creative.  “Woodwind” is the perfect title for Sarah’s blowing hair, music & her woodwind instrument.  It was a pleasure creating this image for her & I look forward to creating fun images for the class of 2019 Senior Photos I’ll begin capturing in the next few months.


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“A REAL Doll”

This image was a true pleasure to create.  You see, I captured their parent’s wedding several years ago… Then,  4 years ago, I captured Morgan’s newborn & then her milestone photos. I love watching my EKP families grow & was so happy when their beautiful mama contacted me & said they were expecting Kate.  Kate was a dream baby to work with & I’m so blessed to have captured so many milestones for this wonderful family.

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“Return to Sender”

This image was also a ton of fun to create.  Are you wondering why Carson is dressed as a UPS worker?  His Dad works for UPS so we wanted to tie that in to make something extra special for him!  I did change the UPS logo to OPS to avoid any copyright issues for image competition, but you get the idea… My goal when I photograph every family is to tell a story…  lots of times 2-4 year old siblings are rather unsure of their new sibling & I recall wanting my own mother to return my brother when he appeared one day too. Haha. Carson was actually quite sweet to Benson & I’m forever grateful to this family for trusting me to capture their most prized treasures.

The biggest surprise with this image is it won FIRST PLACE in the Children’s Category!  It was such an honor to earn this award & be featured with the best of the best.  I’m very grateful for my clients & to my mentors.

To see all of the winners, click here

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Cheektowaga Newborn Photos | The Thomas Family

Cheektowaga Newborn Photos | Welcome Brett

In January, the Thomas Family visited us for newborn photos.  Brett’s family opted for a Signature Newborn Session because they wanted to capture their newest addition, Brett & his siblings.  He was accompanied by his two beautiful sisters, Ava & Callie.  Brett was already 6 1/2 weeks old by the time he came in for his session but as you see, we were still able to get beautiful images of him & his family.

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Some Notes About Capturing Older Baby Photos

Some newborn photographers will not work with older babies because quite frankly, it’s generally more difficult.  After about 10 days, babies don’t pose as easily because they’ve learned they have space to move & stretch.  They don’t sleep as long or as soundly either.  At Emily Karr Photography, we never refuse older babies.  We love working with babies of all ages.  While poses of older babies may be different than poses of brand new babies, we still produce beautiful newborn photos that you will cherish for generations.

We encourage all clients to schedule their newborn photo session within the first 7 days after birth for the greatest possible outcome.  If your baby needs extra support after he or she is born though, please don’t worry.  We encourage all parents to follow our newborn photo prep guide as well.


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New York Portraits & Weddings are our Specialty!

Hello & Welcome to Emily Karr Photography, Western New York’s Premier Portrait & Wedding Studio!  Emily Karr Photography is located in rural Springville, New York, south of Buffalo, NY.  We serve many of the Buffalo suburbs including Hamburg, Orchard Park, Boston, South Buffalo, Lakeview, Angola, West Valley, Ellicottville, Arcade & Chaffee. We have had several clients from the Bradford, PA area as well.   Our studio has been located in Springville since 2015.  We have many samples of our New York Newborns, Seniors & Weddings posted on our website as well as on Facebook & Pinterest.  You can find some behind the scenes peeks on Instagram.  

Emily is a storyteller & her goal is to provide her clients with fine art portraiture that they will cherish for generations. Emily’s talent is in high demand & her schedule is often full months in advance.  Her work is featured across various medical facilities in Western New York and other areas of the US.  She has been featured in several internationally published magazines and she is routinely commissioned for her creative expertise nationwide.


Emily Robinson, CPP | Certified Professional Photographer

Professional Photographers of America
– International Photographer of the Year

International Bronze Medalist (2016, 2017)


Serving the Springville, NY area including Western New York, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Buffalo, and Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua & Wyoming Counties.

Available for travel nationwide & internationally.


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Portraits are your legacy and cherished gifts that last forever.  Let’s tell your story!