Archive for July, 2009

Saturday night I headed over to River Road Park in Niskayuna to photograph a wonderful family.  It was doubly special because their baby boy was my first newborn session after I moved here to New York from Washington state last year.  He’s such a doll and it’s been so much fun to watch him grow up.  Mom was a little worried, I think, about finding the right outfits.  She did awesome–the whole family looked fabulous!  I must admit that even with bug spray, I came away with a few unwanted souvenirs from the area mosquitoes, but after looking at the images… it was totally worth it:).

Gosh, this guy is so handsome!

I am so in love with her red curls and sweet, sweet face.

A year ago, I used this basket at his newborn session.  Think he’s grown much?  Now:

Then:

Had to sneak in a fun family shot too–anyone else feel like this is pretty typical of life with little kids;)?

Thanks so much for such a fun session, guys!

I looked it up (that’s just how big a nerd I am), it’s really a word. From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

gorgeous: splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent

-gorgeousness noun

I completely blame this client’s gorgeousness for my inattention to session variety.  I fell so in love with the way her hair fell around her gorgeous (there it is again) face, the perfect slope of her shoulders, her beautiful profile, that I totally forgot to take any belly shots.  Poor thing was such a good sport to get dressed back up again 5 minutes after the shoot when I realized my blunder.  But take a look–can you really blame me?

Total session favorite!

I think good looks are a family tradition:).

Okay, so even on the belly shots I cheated;).

Oh, how I wish I could be there to meet the beautiful baby joining your family.  Only my own could keep me from making the trip.  Best of luck!

I remember on my first wedding anniversary thinking back over the past year with my husband and just marveling that anyone can choose to get married based only on the feelings they have for each when they are dating.  In just a short year, my relationship with my husband had grown and intensified exponentially.  There was a couple at our wedding reception who came up to us and said something along the lines of, “You think you’re in love now, but you really have no idea what love is yet.”  They had about 40 or 50 more years of experience than we did, and I have quickly come to realize that they were absolutely right.

I was so honored to be asked to photograph a similar couple on the advent of their 40th wedding anniversary.  They were in town for a few days visiting one of their eight children while preparing to relocate from Bogota, Colombia to Hong Kong.  I can only imagine the life experiences that have made them and their marriage what it is today.  We headed over to the Rose Garden in Schenectady Central Park which is just beautiful in the summer.  A bit of a different session for me, as I love my newborns, but every bit as inspiring.

Best of luck with your move–it was wonderful to spend the evening with the two of you.

It’s pretty obvious that I love to photograph newborn babies.  I just love their perfect little button noses, those sweet lips, that beyond-soft downy hair, and their teeny-tiny toesies–it’s almost intoxicating.  I look forward to each and every newborn session.  Well, imagine my excitement when I pulled up to meet my newest (GORGEOUS) maternity client.  Seriously, with parents like these, baby boy can’t help but be adorable.  I may be almost as excited as the new-parents-to-be to for him to arrive.

I love silhouettes, but there’s just something extra-special about this one–LOVE it!

Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening.  It’s obvious how much you two love each other–you’re going to be fabulous parents!

I was supposed to have a newborn shoot last week with an adorable little one-week-old baby boy.  Unfortunately, my illness kept me from keeping that appointment.  Mom was wonderful about rescheduling for this week, but I am afraid baby Benjamin didn’t take being stood up by his photographer quite so lightly.

Just take a look at the looks he gave me:

And while the ideal time for a first photo shoot is always during that first week of life, we can still get some great stuff with a slightly older baby.  Benjamin may not have been ready for a typical sleepy newborn session, but he still looked dang cute with his gorgeous eyes open.

Don’t let the yawn fool you–he was not giving up that easily.

Right here is where he stole my heart, sigh!

And one more with his gorgeous Mama:).

I love my job!