Spencer arrived for his photoshoot and was ready to have some fun! He's just a "boy" and was just a blast to photograph. When dad threw him around, it made for some great pics! As I find myself browsing though the photographs from this session, I keep finding that I have a big smile on my face- Spencer's smile is definitely contagious! (click on each photo to enlarge).
Gorgeous Malia. She is the happiest baby. Seriously- she doesn't stop smiling, especially when she looks at her daddy. Here are a few of my favorites from our photo session.
Beautiful Faith. She's 14 days old and is such a little peanut! My favorites are the pictures of her with the knit rose hat, appropriate for her middle name. Her mom explained that the Rose was a meaningful symbol that spoke to her for many years. I've never seen a father take such a big part in a photo shoot. He had great ideas and really wanted to be involved- which totally payed off! These first time parents were so excited about their baby girl- it was all over their faces :)
Faith's mom is a beautiful singer/ musician. I love that she wanted to incorporate some instruments in our photo session.
singing with her mommy at two weeks old. love it.
Today I photographed our niece, Kyla for her three year old pictures and boy, was it fun! It's pretty special photographing a child who is already very comfortable with you.... makes for some really great shots. She was super cooperative and did whatever I told her to do! She did ask the occasional "why?" like when I asked her to climb up onto the picnic table as I straddled her. But needless to say, I got some great shots. She is a beauty!!!
Notice Kyla with her baby, affectionally called "baby garbage". Great story- something to do with a rescue out of the garbage can. It was a bit traumatic but Kyla makes sure that Baby Garbage accompanies her everywhere so that it never happens again!
Had the privilege of photographing Gracie, eleven days old. What a cutie! Mom had some "special" props to add to our photo session which made the photos even more meaningful. And we got smiles from Gracie to show her approval.
The paisley napkin included in this photo was from mom's baby shower.
The bucket that Gracie is comfortably lounging in is from mom and dad's wedding!
And this one's for grandma, who loves tea! This cup may be a little "too sweet"!
Smiles, smiles, smiles :)
Baby Gabriella is one day shy of a month old. What a cutie pie!! And I swear, there was not one bad family picture! Not one blink from any of the four family members. Gabriella is a natural... taking after her big sister. It was a pleasure photographing this family and I'm looking forward to our Christmas photo session!
For my birthday, I got the most beautiful day of the year! What better way to spend an amazing autumn day than on the North Fork at a vineyard?!? Sometimes I forget how spectacular Long Island can be...
Ok ok, and besides getting an awesome gift from God (the beautiful day), I got a bike (check out the hilarious photo below of my dog chasing the bike), NEW CAMERA LENSES!! (from my amazing family), and some other fabulous gifts from friends, including a "Nespresso" espresso-maker to feed my addiction. Cafe Americano's anyone?? Am I blessed or what?!? Thanks everybody!!
and to continue the birthday festivities, I got a DELICIOUS homecooked meal made by my friend Corinne. She's a closet-chef. I'm not supposed to tell anybody.
And the most DELICIOUS cupcakes made by Nicole. Not too sweet and all-natural... just the way I like it. Thanks ladies!!
Today is my birthday. I was born on my parent's wedding anniversary. When I was a young girl, I used to throw away their anniversary cards that were sent in the mail because it was "my day". What a brat!
Happy anniversary to my parents. Thank you for being a wonderful example. Love you!