Upstate Fall Family Session

I used to hate photographing families…  I was always trying to pose families, pose after pose in one session.  I would go home, upload the session, and dread editing.  My thought was I’m just not a family photographer and I’ll stick to the newborns…

BUT…  Something happened.  When I let go of the perfection, focused on connection and emotion I fell in LOVE with photographing families.  I do try and get that one photograph all mommas want of everyone looking at the camera, but I don’t let that take over the session.   Once that is out of the way I follow the children and focus on their connections with mom and dad and as siblings and I just let go. 

Now when I leave a session, I have a feeling of relief, because I know I'm going to fall in love with the gallery.  And did I ever fall in love with this session; A gorgeous family and a backdrop of gorgeous fall colors.  Enjoy a look at my favorites!

I'm Back

I have been putting off updating my blog/site for about 5 months.  Why I waited so long I don't know because it was so easy now that I'm using Squarespace.  I also realized as I was updating and transferring information that it has been almost a year since my last post.  If anyone is following, I apologize!   I'm motivated and kicking myself in the butt to get me moving and I hope if you aren't following along you will now.  

I hope to not only post about my clients but also more about my family and our adventures in homeschooling.  Something we are doing for the first time this year.  eeekkkk!  

Since no post is good with out some pictures I'm going to share a recent outing we took with a new row boat and canoe.  This little lake not too far from our home was gorgeous with the fall colors.  And so quiet, well except for my children of course.  Not too many pictures out on the lake, I wasn't sure how sturdy I'd be in the canoe and I didn't want to drop it.  Which brings me to my last thought, being out on the lake in the canoe made me miss my paddling days in Virginia Beach as a part of the Sandbridge Outrigger Canoe Club.

 

Fall Family Session Favorites

Today I wanted to share a few of my favorites from a recent family fall session. It was so hard to only share a few here, I LOVED EVERY SINGLE ONE. My favorites always seem to be the ones with the momma in them, motherhood is so beautiful, and I want to show that to my clients! blog elble-1blog elble-2blog elble-3blog elble-4blog elble-5blog elble-6blog elble-7blog elble-8blog elble-9blog elble-10blog elble-11blog elble-12blog elble-13blog elble-14blog elble-15blog elble-16blog elble-17blog elble-18blog elble-19blog elble-20

12 day old Newborn|Baby Girl Teagan

This family has been with me since the beginning of my newborn photography journey when I photographed their first baby (see header pics above)! Earlier this month I got to see them for their second baby's newborn session. Meet Baby girl Teagan. She was just precious, as is her big sister! A new life is so beautiful and I am always so honored when my clients choose me to capture this time in their lives. Congratulations Stacy and Cory! So happy for your beautiful growing family!!

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18 day old newborn | Delmar NY Photography

I shared a sneak peek of this little newborn, and wanted to come back and share my favorites. He was a sweet boy and usually I complete a session in 3-4 hours. Due to some time constraints I got to go back the day after to finish up and get some more basket shots, which I don't do very often. I enjoyed doing a little something out of my comfort zone, but he actually seemed to like posing in the basket more so then the beanbag, he made it very easy.

Please note that all Basket shots were composites (more then one photo combined together in photoshop for the final result) and momma had a hand on her newborn at all times.

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