For a while it seemed as though this was the session that was not to be.  Originally scheduled for last fall and then rescheduled twice this spring due to New York’s unpredictable weather, we finally made it out.  I had already met sweet baby Sawyer last summer when she came for her newborn session, and I just fell in love with her and her gorgeous mama.  I was so excited to meet and work with the rest of her family.  I was a little bit nervous because poor baby Sawyer woke up out of sorts the day before and is usually in bed by the time our session started, but she did so, so well.  Melissa knew just how to keep everything fun and low-key for her kids so we could just hang out together and capture the love that emanates from this amazing family.  We talked before the session about how all the stress of a family portrait session should take place before the session ever starts.  The hardest part is just choosing the clothing and getting everyone ready.  Once the session starts, though, it’s time to have fun–and that’s what we did.


Darling baby Sawyer, 9 months:



Super fun and silly Cooper, 4years:



Austin with his stealth kisses (totally his idea), 4 years:



Breathtakingly beautiful Sydney (even though their coloring is different, she looks so much like her mama), 8 years:




Melissa, I am so glad everything finally worked out–I had such a blast with your family!  The perfect evening.

23 Responses to “Worth the Wait – Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park Family Photographer”

  1. melissa says:

    Adorable! Love their outfit choices as well!

  2. Keri says:

    What a gorgeous family! Lovely work as always, Jess!

  3. Laurie says:

    Oh wow, these are amazing Jessica! I love everything about this shoot!!!

  4. Gorgeous family and beautiful images. That light is amazing!

  5. Katherine says:

    These are beautiful! I love all the variety you captured, and all the family dynamics!

  6. Megan says:

    That first one is PERFECTION! I would want it huge on my wall forever. What a great looking family.

  7. Amy G. says:

    Gorgeous work! I love your lighting and processing, and WOW – that first image. Love it!

  8. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful family and beautiful images. I love your lighting in all of these

  9. Angela says:

    These are just beautiful! You capture families so well! I love the soft processing and your b/w’s are beautiful!

  10. tabitha says:

    so pretty! i love the lighting :)

  11. Leandra says:

    I don’t know how your tiny pregnant self got that settee out to this shoot but it was soooooo worth it- that family shot is perfection. Oh and the mother daughter shot is so beautiful. This gorgeous family needs to put these all over the walls of their home.

  12. What gorgeous photos of a gorgeous family! I’d definitely say it was worth the wait!

  13. these are gorgeous Jess!!!!! What a beautiful family!

  14. Anna says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I feel like I use that word a lot on your blog 😉 But seriously gorgeous family and gorgeous photos of them!

  15. Nicki B says:

    Oh my gosh, you did an amazing job!!! Seriously, this are all really beautiful images! Lucky family :)

  16. Jennifer B says:

    Beautiful captures! I LOVE the first family one.

  17. jill hardy says:

    stunning family!

  18. molly says:

    what a beautiful family! these are really wonderful jess!

  19. Julia says:

    Jess, you are absolutely exceptional. Just beautiful images of a beautiful family!! Love!

  20. Corey Sewell says:

    What beautiful images of a beautiful family – love them!

  21. Katie says:

    WOW! Love all of these. So stunning!

  22. Kristen Cook says:

    Jessica, you never cease to amaze me with your endless talent and beauty x

  23. Tori Piercy says:

    This family is so beautiful! And you captured so many sweet moments. I absolutely love them!

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