Archive for December, 2008

2008 Review Newsletter

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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I’m enjoying a little downtime with the kids over break. These were all taken at Chittenango Falls. If you haven’t been out there recently it is just gorgeous and the waterfall is incredible with all of the recent snow melt.


Holiday Review

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

The build up to the holidays in Syracuse was pretty cliche.

There was a lot of snow.

I always made sure to shovel a path for the UPS deliveries.

There was a lot of shoveling.

But it is still early in the winter season here so we were all enjoying the snow.

The night before Christmas Sadie lost her other top tooth–so a visit from Santa and the Tooth Fairy was in order. Here she is right before the tooth came out.

Then it was Christams and the image I make (torture) my kids agree to before I allow them to rush to the tree.

And the excitement….one of many such moments.

Having a tea party with some new toys later in the day– Gotta love the basket of wine corks that is being used to hold the doll up.

All in all it has been a great holiday here. We missed being with family, but enjoyed leaving toys all over the place and not getting dressed for the day until after lunch.

I got some extra points this year for getting my husband an iPod touch. He refuses to have a cell phone, but I think he is enjoying this little toy.

And I’ll end with this post with an image I took of Echo at Jason’s lab at SU. One of my Christmas presents was the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice which I just finished watching with my girls. They seemed to enjoy most of the 4 hour long movie and I just loved it. This image sort of reminded me of all the shots in the movie where the sisters are looking out the windows waiting for news.


A session with another photographer

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I was flattered to be asked by another photographer to do her family session.

There was so much joy in the house and how could there not be with such a giggly little girl around.

And she had good reason to be so. Her daddy, whom is in the military had just come home. I’m not sure how long he had been gone for, but mom had been worried that she might be a little slow to warm up to him.

Ummm…..not a problem.

In fact while we wanted to get some great family pictures, one goal was to get some great pictures of mother and daughter. In fact I didn’t do hardly any pictures of this little cutie by herself, because her mother is also a photographer in Watertown, and she has many photographs of her daughter, but not many with her in them.

So, mother-daughter it was—and mostly dad because she was not letting him out of her sight.

So cute.

April’s current studio is located in her house and from what I could see her work is really great. She is moving into a downtown Watertown location this winter and I’m sure she is going to find herself very busy.

And in honor of the season…


8 month cutie pie

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I can’t believe I didn’t post some of the adorable images from this session earlier this month. This little girl had the cutest room.

I love how the colors of her room made such a nice backdrop.

She was so close to crawling when I did the session. She looked so proud here with the little bit of movement she had accomplished.

And this image didn’t make the Holiday card, but it is so cute I’ll share it here.

***And thanks to everyone for guessing on the image below. There has been a winner, and in case you are wondering the image was taken at the 18th hole of the famous Pebble Beach Golf course in California when I was there last weekend. I’m not a golfer, but I knew some golfing family members who might like to see this spot.


Play to Win!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

If you can tell me where these photographs were taken you will win your choice of either image matted and ready to give as a gift!! Just send me an email or be the first to comment below.

*family members can’t play.


For the love of baby teeth

Monday, December 15th, 2008

or lack thereof.

My baby just lost her top baby tooth. I just love this stage so much– SO, in honor of this special time I am going to offer free mini-sessions for any little one who looses their top teeth during January and February to capture this special smile. You will also receive a custom print. Feel free to pass the blog on to friends or family. Just send me an email or leave a comment to get all of the details.


Having fun

Monday, December 15th, 2008

I hope everyone has been enjoying the snow! I’ve got lots of fun images to post, but not until I finish up with Christmas orders and weddings–not to mention my own cards and gifts!


Time for more Twins!

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Just to be different how about if I put them in a laundry basket.

Actually I do this all the time at session–it helps to contain fast toddlers.

These two had a super sweet big sister.

And the dimples on the kids were to die for.

It was a super dark, cold, dreary day during this session, but it helps when the kids are so sweet. Such sweet siblings.

Thanks for having me out!


I’m seeing double

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Almost all of my recent sessions have involved twins.

You might recognize these two from my website as the first faces that great you.

They have grown so much since I last photographed them.

I did create one (sort of) serious picture of her brother.

And then it was time for some fun.

Silly contest anyone?

I really wish I could remember what I said here.

Still silly!

Thanks for having me out again and for all the fun!



Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Okay these two shots from a recent session are so classic and I LOVE them–how can you not?

And a few more classic and sweet moments from family sessions.

A super adorable baby two ways.

Classic warm Black and White

And a faded color version that I just had to try to really work with the colors

of this room.