Archive for March, 2012

New York portrait photographer

It’s almost time for one of my absolute favorite time of year to shoot outdoors.  Not only is an apple orchard in bloom one of the most breath-taking backdrops for portraits, but it’s a sign that spring and new growth are in full swing.  This time of year always makes me feel like absolutely anything is possible:).

The unseasonably warm (but entirely welcome) weather we have been experiencing this year means that the orchard will most like be in bloom well before the typical Mother’s Day weekend.  Because the blooming window is so short (only about a week) and spring weather in New York is changeable at best, scheduling is done by waiting list.  If you are interested in booking an orchard session, please email me at: jessica@nosmallmoments.com for more information.  You will be placed on a waiting list and once the trees are in bloom (most likely some time in April this year), I will contact inquiries in the order they come in.  That means that I may call you, say, on a Tuesday about shooting the next day or the day after.  Depending on the weather, there may only be a couple of nice shooting days, so spaces are extremely limited.

Mini sessions are the perfect way to capture your pregnancy, a milestone for your child or baby, update your family portrait, or try out custom photography if you haven’t yet had a chance to.  They also make a perfect Mother’s Day gift to your wife (or to yourself–because, let’s face it, we all know who schedules the family portraits).  Unlike a full session, mini sessions include 30 minutes of shooting and result in 8-12 final gallery images.  Four exclusive digital and print collections are available with this year’s mini sessions, and an in-person ordering date will be scheduled after your session.

Here’s a little peek of the fun we’ve had the past couple of years:

Clifton Park family photography

Albany child photography

Saratoga child photographer

Saratoga family photographer

Clifton Park child photographer

New York family photography

Albany child photographer

New York family photographer

Clifton Park family photographer

Be sure to secure your spot–can’t wait to see you!

I’m not sure it gets any cuter than this.

Tucker, 9 months:

Albany baby photographer

Clifton Park baby photographer

Clifton Park baby photography

New York baby photographer

Saratoga baby photographer

On second thought, maybe I am sure.  It really doesn’t.

Oh, baby Oliver, you are simply squishy perfection.  I adore you and your whole family.  What more can I say?

Oliver, 11 days:

New York baby photographer

Albany baby photographer

With Daddy:

New York newborn photographer

And Mommy:

New York newborn photography

Albany newborn photographer

LOVE!

Saratoga newborn photographer

I feel so lucky to be able to do this thing that I love, which also brings me closer to so many other amazing photographers who share my passion.  I had the chance last month to photograph beautiful April of April Newman Photography as she prepared to welcome her 3rd (mystery) baby into this world.  With 5 little assistants at the shoot (2 were here, 3 were mine), things got a little exciting, but we caught some wonderful moments.

I won’t spoil the surprise, but she had the cutest baby ever and those images are coming up next:).

Albany maternity photography

Albany maternity photographer

She just so darn pretty!

New York maternity photography

Saratoga maternity photographyHey there, baby Squishy–can’t wait to meet you;).

Saratoga maternity photographer

“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
~”Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

New York Baby Photographer