Oh how I adore this family. Remember their amazing maternity session in NYC? I got to meet this little guy shortly after he made his debut in this world. He was an absolute sweetie and as most newborns are, most comfortable in his parents arm. The “hardest” part of a newborn session every single time are the individual portraits of the baby. As soon as they are out of their parent’s arms they know something is different. The rest of the session is always a breeze for me, even when the baby is fussing. I loved seeing Fran and Sam again and meeting Jacob. Congrats on your newest addition. Sending you lots of love, patience and, hopefully, rest, as you balance parenthood and your medical careers.
I could write a book about Erica and David’s wedding at Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA. It was my first time at this estate wedding venue in Pennsylvania and it is DEFINITELY a new favorite. A location that can host a weekend getaway for most of your guests and never having to leave the property. Erica and David traveled from the West Coast to make their marriage celebration a weekend affair with their loved ones.
When I first chatted with Erica and David, I knew we were the perfect fit. They were just as excited to have me as their wedding photographer, as I was to be their photographer. It was honestly the best feeling in the world. One of my favorite details from their day (minus David’s incredible violin performance) was that they read their vows in private to each other the day before. They did this so that they could really listen to the words they re-read to each other at their ceremony, instead of being wrapped up in many emotions that often blind couples from the words.
Congrats Erica and David. I am so lucky to have been introduced to you and am forever thankful to have you as clients and friends. Xo.
Can we start a new hashtag #shedgoals? Not only am I completely in love with this family, their backyard is adorable and it is completely on my Pinterest board for my shed dreams. If you haven’t heard me preach this a million times before, I love newborn sessions. They can sometimes seem hectic, but I love being able to show families there is still beauty with all the chaos. This little guy, Connor, was born into the loving arms of incredible parents. The one thing his future holds is that it will be filled with love. Keep up the great work Mom and Dad!
One of my favorite parts of the day is listening to the maid of honor and best man speeches. You learn some things you never knew about the couple and then you re-learn some things that you already know. In both speeches, you learned one important thing about Michelle and Anthony. These two would do anything for their loved ones. I already knew they were welcoming and kind, but this just put the icing on the cake knowing how loving and caring they are to those in their inner circle.
Michelle and Anthony celebrated their wedding reception at Saratoga National Golf Club. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day, especially for a tented reception. Congrats to Michelle and Anthony! You two are the best! I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed taking them.
When we originally scheduled this engagement session, it was still cold and nothing was in bloom. We agreed it would be best to wait until the area started greening up, flowers started blooming and the sun started to shine. Looking back, I would say that was one great decision. We ventured out to the Mount in Lenox, MA for Lin and Tyler’s engagement. As you can see, we had a great time walking around the gardens and taking some engagement photos in celebration of this special time in their life. I can’t wait until their wedding this year in Maine!
WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT FILM PHOTOGRAPHER LOCATED IN ALBANY AND SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK. TRAVELING FREQUENTLY TO LENOX, NYC, WESTCHESTER, NEW JERSEY AND DESTINATIONS TO DOCUMENT LUXURY WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS.
Trying to plan a session around tree blossoms can be quite the challenge. You never know exactly when they will bloom and how long they will stay open for. Pair that with unpredictable NY weather, you may only have a handful of days you can schedule your session on. With Christine Covino and her family, we did it! It may have been cold, windy and maybe even rainy for a hot second, but we got them done! And, fortunately, they had a steamy greenhouse on her family farm’s property to warm up in. Hope you all love browsing through these images as much as I do!
Have you ever heard of a photographer’s bucket list? Well, this session checked off a few from my list. I have always dreamt of photographing an expectant mother draped in a Girl and a Serious Dream lace robe. I guess you could have said I was just a girl with some serious dreams :) I have always dreamt of photographing a growing family on the steps of the NY Public Library. Thank you Fran and Sam for fulfilling my photography dreams and thank you NYC weather for actually cooperating for it. I loved Sam’s little compliments during the morning session and how they adoringly looked at each other on the steps of the library with a thousand other people around. I can’t wait to photograph you and your plus one for your newborn photography session.
You may not know this about me, but I love 35mm film. You have probably heard this from me many times before, but a lot of my newborn sessions are photographed on cloudy, rainy days. Because of this, I often need to shoot wide open and sometimes my Pentax isn’t wide enough at 2.8 to shoot at a comfortable shutter speed. So, my Nikon F6 does that for me and still allows me to shoot film. I also use my 35mm when I photograph toddlers and really need some speed to freeze the motion. This beautiful NY newborn session is the perfect example of what 35mm film can do. It was dark, it was rainy, but the cuteness was worth it. And say hello to the littlest, sweetest lips you have ever seen. I loved working with this family to document their first official family-of-three photos in the comfort of their NY home.
What a way to start my 2019 wedding season! Danielle and Jake’s wedding brought me back to an incredible NJ wedding venue, Natirar Mansion. Nestled at the top of a hill with breathtaking views, it is a photographer’s dream. Their wedding was a brunch style wedding, with the ceremony starting prior to noon, followed by a brunch reception. One of my favorite things about their wedding, besides all the beautiful emotion, were that we were able to sneak out for portraits a few different times, as daylight was always available.
Congrats to Danielle and Jake! I hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon. After quite the party at your reception, I am sure you are happy you waited a week to vacation :) XOXO
There is something special about having your newborn session in the home you first bring your baby home to. The majority of the homes that I photograph families in will not be their forever home. It is a great way to not only have great photographic memories from those first few weeks or months, but also in a home extra special to them.
This family is no exception. Although a big move outside of NYC was creeping up on them, they wanted to capture their daughter’s first few weeks in their light filled apartment in Manhattan. I absolutely loved this session (hello beautiful sunshine) and watching these two parents glow whenever they looked at their newborn daughter.