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What an amazing year 2012 has been! I was able to photograph so many former clients, and the very best part were the 11 former newborn clients who came back this year as big brothers or sisters. I feel so completely blessed to have been so supported here in New York. It will be hard to leave my amazing clients, but I hope to meet families just as wonderful very soon in Kansas City. It is both humbling and gratifying to look back on a year of work and remember all of the beautiful people I was able to spend the day or evening with.

Click below to see a slideshow from this past year:). Enjoy!

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Ah, fall.  It makes me want to be on a campus somewhere buying 3-subject notebooks and newly sharpened #2 pencils.  Or out in the beautiful evening light shooting portraits–that’s pretty great too:).

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This fall, I will be offering a handful of limited edition fall mini portrait sessions, both outdoor and studio.  Outdoor is great for families of any age and size (especially for babies that can sit unassisted and toddlers), and studio sessions are perfect for non-walking babies and families with non-toddler children.  Little mobile people just have a hard time in the studio sometimes:).  Due to time constraints, mini sessions are not available to babies younger than 3 months of age.  Mini sessions are perfect for updating your family images, documenting a new milestone, or capturing images for holiday cards and gifts, or if you’ve never had a custom portrait session and would like to try it out.  Sessions last about 20-30 minutes and will result in 8-12 final images.  Exclusive digital and print collections are available for this event as well.

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And the best part, a $50 donation will be made to charity: water for each collection purchased. charity: water is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. I also love that 100% of public donations given to the charity: water organization go directly toward funding clean water solutions (overhead and salary monies come from private donors and foundations).  For more information, please visit http://www.charitywater.org/.

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Please contact me at jessica@nosmallmoments.com to book your mini session or for more information.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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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:

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

One of my very, very favorite things is having clients come back again, renewing those friendships, and seeing how those families are growing and changing.  This week I had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest baby girl (little sister to this little beauty), a gorgeous mama to be (you may have seen her here), and, of course, my own darling girl.  It was a girlie, lavender-pink kind of week:).

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Just by way of announcement, I will be out of the office until Monday, January 23rd.  When I get back, lots more lovely images of these lovely people:).

I recently had some time open up unexpectedly in my schedule and in honor of the quickly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to try something a little different. In the wake of the natural distress and disaster that our area has faced in recent months, I am reminded again of how very lucky we are to live in a time and a place where we can generally take simple things like clean drinking water as a matter of course. I know it’s not the same everywhere, but it could be. With that in mind, I have decided to offer a limited number of last-minute special holiday mini-sessions this coming Saturday, November 19.

A donation will be made to Charity: Water for every session booked, which I am so very excited about. Charity: Water is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. I also love that 100% of public donations given to the Charity: Water organization go directly toward funding water projects (overhead and salary monies come from private donors and foundations). For more information, please visit http://www.charitywater.org/.

Sessions will last 20 minutes (one outfit, one backdrop), will take place in my Clifton Park studio, and will result in 5-10 final images. All ordering will be done in person at the studio on Saturday, December 3rd. I have prepared 3 exclusive collections for these sessions, each with a digital and a print option to best suit my clients’ holiday needs. Collection prices include the session fee for the session. Add-on products will also be available for purchase at special holiday pricing. A $350 deposit is required upon booking to reserve your session.

I will need to have at least 4 spots booked by this Wednesday, November 16th to be able to offer these special sessions, and there will be a maximum of 8 spots available, so if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible:).  You can find more specific details below along with some sample holiday cards.

I hope to see some of you this coming Saturday, but if I don’t, have a fantastic holiday season!

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