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Monday, October 24, 2011

Reilly Family ~ Family, Children and Pet Photography ~ Albany, New York

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.  ~Roger Caras

The Reilly's contacted me for a photo session after hearing about me from a friend of theirs I photographed over the summer (Thanks for the referral!) A while after they booked their session, we realized that I live next door to some friends of theirs and we all live in the same neighborhood...small world for sure!! So we had their session in their back yard- it was a perfect setting and an easy way to include their new puppy in as well! As you can see in these first shots- this family was so much fun to work with.

But in between the "sillies" we got some great stuff too. These kids loved their dog!

 This last shot is my favorite of the day...just perfect!

Thanks Reilly Family- I hope to work with you all again someday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Nevins Family ~ Family Photography ~ Troy, New York

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. G. K. Chesterson

So how many times have I photographed this family? I think it may be four...but I've lost count!! So not only have I been able to capture these kids as they grow, this session was particularly special because it was shot at my alma mater, Russell Sage College in Troy. It was such a cool place to have a family session and the fall day was perfect and beautiful! These kids were so great too!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kelly And Josh~ Engagement Session~ Saratoga Springs NY~

I'm very excited about this couple, these photos, their wedding...everything...for many different reasons!
One...take a look at them- GORGEOUS! 

Two- Their wedding is going to be at Saratoga National next Fall...yippeeee :-) Awesome, gorgeous venue...makes me totally giddy.

Third- Kelly's mom and my mom have known each other FOR-EVER. Seriously, since back in elementary school! So in turn, Kelly and I have known each other FOR-EVER!! She even did my hair and my own wedding almost 8 years ago (a fabulous job by the way- I totally recommend her as a stylist!) So this wedding is super special to me!!

And Fourth, She has found her perfect match! Her and Josh seem perfect for each other and I'm so happy for them!

We met up on a cloudy grey afternoon last week at Yaddo Garden's in Saratoga. Turned out to be "the day" for photo sessions as we were sharing the amazing garden spot with two other photogs and their clients. It's all good though- I play nice :-) They seemed a bit nervous at first, but come on...these two were pros in front of the camera...check them out!
The VERY FIRST 2 minutes of shooting and they give me this next series....I think to myself, "yea- we're gonna have an AWESOME session!!" and try to hide my happy dance as best as I can!

The included their "baby" in the session and even HE rocked it too!! 

Seriously...can't wait for your wedding next year Kelly and Josh! :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I wasn't going to put these photos on the blog at first, but when I was reminded how awful facebook makes photos look I quickly changed my mind!! This senior session was off the hook! My cousin asked me to do a session of her daughter...something that was a bit more "her" as opposed to the stuffy, formal year book shots that they school does. Taylor wanted something "city-grungy" and I think we nailed it. Her style, her attitude, the location- everything came together perfectly! 

I LOVE these next two- she looks so much like her mom it's not even funny! Beautiful!

 Even in a dirty, abandoned warehouse a gorgeous smile sometimes sneaks out. A case of the giggles is always a welcome way to get a totally authentic, natural smile!

The next two shots are my favorites of the whole session!!