Archive for October, 2009

David & Gillian are Married!| Syracuse, Ny Wedding photographer

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Gill and David got married last Saturday at Temple Adath. I have loved getting to know Gill and David and their families over the past year and their wedding was lovely–full of family, and love and lots of laughs.

This is a shot I adore from the time before the ceremony during the Ketubah signing. This has to be one of my new favorite wedding pictures.


Gill looked gorgeous.


I love that first shot after the ceremony–this one is especially good I think.


I am always impressed when I see people dancing the Horah. I mean it looks like fun, but so much work too. This was the first time I realised that it might also be a bit scary being lifted up on the chairs–but it makes a great shot.


Love these curls–I would print this large.


Please enjoy a slideshow I made of the highlights of the day by clicking HERE. Gill and David it has been great working with you!

And a special thanks to Stephanie Antshel who photographed this wedding with me.


Sweet Sleepy Newborn| Syracuse,NY newborn photographer

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

This little gal was just so much fun to photograph. She was good and sleepy and we let out lots of Ohhh’s and Ahhh’s at her cuteness.



And I love this one with the hat. Ahhhh……


and the red blanket with her hair and skin look so lovely.


In honor of the season an adorable pumpkin.


and I am so happy I caught this little stretch. Love this one.


and finally I can’t help but sharing one of the baby with her mom. Mom didn’t really want to be in any pictures but I can’t help but share one. I love how she is just wearing a tank top and looking so happy staring down at her daughter.


congrats on your lovely little girl.


Boy oh Boy| Baldwinsville, Ny family photographer

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Wow, can you believe it—4 boys–and all so little and cute.


This family was a joy to photograph–just fun and laid back and sweet.

Here is the oldest with dad.


Mom even allowed the guys to run and jump around outside in their nice clothes which I noticed had a few grass stains on them when I left. I apologised and she told me that as a mother of four boys she can handle a few grass stains.

Next up.


almost the youngest–love this shot.


Finally the baby.


and a little real life.


The baby was teething pretty bad the day of our session and was mostly just happy when chewing on mom’s finger or getting held up in the sky.


Loved this session and hope they do too.


Family Session on SU campus

Monday, October 26th, 2009

It is just busy busy busy here so as usual my blog post will be heavy on pictures and light on words. Someday I would love to fill out the writing part of my blog, but for now more cute kids.

Can’t you just hear the counting here?


These are just two super sweet girls that I love getting to photograph.



It is a good session if by the end I get everyone on the ground.


I was actually running backwards when I got this shot.




2 Ithaca Engagement sessions

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I love heading out to sessions in new locations. There is a lovely level of comfort showing up for sessions at locations that I am familiar with, but it is just so exciting checking out new spots. Last weekend I was lucky enough to have two engagement sessions out in Ithaca, NY.

First up Ellen and Matthew are engaged! We met up at La Tourelle, the location for their wedding next year. It was a cold morning, but they were such good sports.


They brought their amazing three legged dog with them and she totally charmed me. Isn’t this a funny shot–I didn’t actually know she was looking back up at them, but I just love it.


We bonded so I had to give her a little mini-session.


After La Tourre we headed down to The Commons, a pedestrian only street,  to wander around a bit.



Ellen and Matthew were so easy going –even though Matthew did mention that he had never had this many pictures taken of him total in his whole life.


Finally we ended the session at a record shop. Both Ellen and Matt know a ton about music and I thought this was a great idea.


Next up, I was off to the Ithaca Farmer’s Market¬† for my second Engagement session. I always ask my couples to think of the things that they like to do together so that I can include that somehow in their sessions.

This was my first time at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. Still cold, but fun.



These two are getting married next month. Funny side note S and I were wearing the exact same sweater (well different color) the day of the session. This sweater is like over 5 years old–not sold anymore–and I have never even seen anyone else with it. Crazy.

IMG_7983We also wandered around Cornell where M works.


Guess who?



And since I did a mini dog session earlier in the morning, I decided to do a mini session with the heron that keep following us around during my second session.


Can’t wait to get back to Ithaca.


Three Sessions| Syracuse family photographer

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I think I will showcase three sessions today.

First up a little girl I last photographed when she was a baby and now she is about to become a big sister. This is my favorite image–I love it when everything she falls into place so perfectly. You need a little bit of luck when working with children and this soulful gaze was just what this image needed.


The little girl had gathered up these seed pods from the yard. I didn’t think of it at the time, but now I think they are a nice symbol of the seed growing in her mommy’s belly.


She was very scientific about the pods–lining them up just so.


the belly!


tickle tickle




She had just gotten done listening to the baby in mommy’s belly when she sat up with this smile–wonder what she heard.


As I type this post I wonder if the new baby has arrived–can’t wait to photograph the newest member of your family.

And now–an adorable baby that I promise will make you smile.Can’t you just hear the smile?


And I’m sure many of you out there with babies have some sort of jungle gym for them to lay in. I normally avoid these toys for my pictures, but this one just makes me smile.


Love the reaction here.


This is such a fun age–probably one of my favorite to photograph and to parent.


love the little bit of drool in this one.


And finally–the greeting card shot. Can’t you just image this on a cute card?


And last, but not least a couple of adorable school age kids.

This here is my idea of a perfect sibling shot.


Or maybe this one. I was very impressed with these kids and with the little sister’s ability to hang so well with her big brother.


I loved her expressions.



Big brother.



And how about one in color. They both had some animals with them and I decided why not make the animals prominent in the photograph like so.


Loved this session. Thanks for having me out.



Linnea and Kyle are Engaged!| Syracuse Wedding Photographer

Monday, October 19th, 2009

I thought about putting a little talk bubble next to the dog and letting him shout out something, but I decided to keep it simple. I would have been cute though, right?


Death to the Single Life— That is what shooting in a cemetery is all about. See how serious they are?


Actually, I could have spent all day in this cemetery–there were so many beautiful spots, but since this was a morning session on the coldest October day we didn’t linger too long.

And most of the time L and K were not so serious–they were more like this.


Or this.


I love this one of Linnea.


We headed over to Green Lakes as well and it was even colder there so they pulled out their handmade hats to keep warm. I really love this one. Thanks for braving the cold with me.



A rainy mini session| Fayetteville, NY child photographer

Friday, October 16th, 2009

So, even though it looked like it was about to rain we decided to go ahead with this session. We had already rescheduled once due to the weather and we were not willing to let it get us down again.

We got about 3o minutes into the session when the rain came down hard enough that I had to call it. Luckily I got lots of cute expressions.

Love the different looks I got out of this cutie.


and this little guy.


Notice the fist bump? So cute.


I like dad’s hand down at the bottom of the frame just in case.


So cute.


Thanks for being such good sports in the rain–you have a beautiful family.



A Rare Treat

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


a moment when my camera is near and my 9 year old daughter allows me a small moment to photograph who she is right now—an incredibly sweet and loving girl.



Kara & Brian Engaged! | Syracuse Wedding photographer

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Kara had the great idea to do her engagement session at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard. Like the weather this month it did rain a bit during her session, but I am just loving the images.



IMG_6106and happy.


As I am writing this post it is totally ugly outside and the type of day I would reschedule. For Kara and Brian it was raining, and then sunny, and then dark –this is the type of light that is wonderful.I guess what I am saying is not all rain is bad.

See what I mean.


Isn’t this tree great. This image would look cool really big.


Kara and Brian you were so much fun to photograph and I can’t wait to show you all of the awesome images we got. I also can’t wait for your Cape Cod wedding this summer.