Archive for August, 2010

Utica E-Session| Syracuse, NY wedding photographer

Monday, August 30th, 2010

These two were easy to laugh and I just love that. They picked to have their e-session at a golf course in Utica–of course I took many photos in which you would never know we were on a golf course.

Such as…



and two more.

Maybe I’ll include a little of the course–and two runners just for fun.

Thanks so much for such a fun engagement session, and I hope you don’t mind that I didn’t include much golf in your session. 🙂


Just one and having fun| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Monday, August 30th, 2010

This little guy had just turned one.

Peek-A-Boo right back at you.

Classic one year old drool–love it.

A boy and his bears.

Thanks for having me out.


newborn goodness| Syracuse, NY newborn photographer

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Love this shot–it is my fav.

First baby meets new baby.

gotta love a newborn yawn.

Such a cutie.

congrats again–he is adorable.

*in other news—I am catching up as fast as I can. Soak in the sun and read a good book—summer is almost over folks.


On the lake| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I got to photograph out on Skaneateles Lake recently.

It was a short session that was cut off by a downpour, but still lots of stuff I love.

Like sisters.

and brothers.

A family shot.

And–a behind the scenes look at how I got those smiles.

Some portraits.


And of course. Rain.


Hiking| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Had a fun session out hiking with a great family.

Real life.

Happy now.

nap time on the trail…

Thanks again!

*still behind here, but catching up fast I promise!


Brian & Lindsay are Married!!!| Syracuse, NY wedding photographer

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Congratulations Lindsay and Brian!!! I hope you are enjoying your Hawaii honeymoon. All of us back in Syracuse are wishing we were there. Stock up on lots of images and warmth to get you through the winter.

Last Saturday was spent photographing Lindsay and Brian’s wedding out in New Hartford and Verona. Lindsay has such a great sense of style and design. I really know nothing about that sort of thing, but would you check out some of the colors for her wedding? I just loved them.

And, call me crazy, but I am in love with this portrait of Lindsay saying goodbye to her bridal party who were going to the church ahead of her. She is just standing off of her parent’s kitchen in the garage, but I love it. Notice the veil sitting on the stove?

After the ceremony we did a few shots at Root Glen at Hamilton College. It is a lovely location.

The reception was held at Turning Stone in the Cypress Room.

Lindsay and Brian you were such a great couple to work with and I really enjoyed getting to know you over the past year. Best of luck! And to see a slideshow from the day click HERE.

And excuse me while I sniffle a little bit here. You see, Lindsay and Brian’s wedding was also the last wedding where I had Stephanie Antshel as my partner. For the past few years I have had the great fortune to have Stephanie with me at many of the weddings that I photographed. She started out as a traditional second shooter, but I soon realized that she was my equal in photography and I am really going to miss both her great skill, but also the friendship she provided me at the weddings we shot together. If I don’t think she will kill me I will have to give a whole new blog post singing Steph’s great qualities, but for now I will just say that I will miss her and wish her many a relaxing Saturday with her family. Oh, and if you ever get tempted to jump back into weddings you better let me know!

*thanks to Linday and Brian for having a fun photobooth (from so that we could get this shot of us together.


Summer Party!| Fayetteville, NY family photographer

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

What an awesome party. It was a perfect day, people were having a great time, and why would they not. This party seriously had everything you could want. These small images really don’t do it justice, but I had to share a lot of them and this was the best way. If you click on each collage you can see the images larger.

Thanks for having me out again to document this fun tradition.


Backyard fun| Fayetteville, NY family photographer

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This will be an extra large share since I have been a bit behind in getting this blog post up. I don’t know about you, but with only a few weeks left until school starts, and the weather looking super beautiful, it has been hard to sit behind my computer as much as I should. Mix in the fact that my kids are done with camp and think that every moment should be scheduled with something, and well I’m a bit behind.If you are waiting on your proofs I promise I haven’t forgotten you. I want to spend some time with those images, and I promise it won’t be long…

On to backyard fun.

I loved hanging out and getting to know this family a little bit while photographing them.The girls even laughed a little bit at my jokes.

Mostly, they laugh at each other.

I love it when the dog smiles for me.

Love that stare.

Seeing this image small really doesn’t do it justice. It is a simple image, but I love it a lot.


Showing off their climbing and jumping skills.

Woof woof—love getting in a dog portrait.

Thanks for having me out.


Thanks!| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Thanks so much for having me out again. It has been so much fun watching your family grow.

The little man learning to walk.

Big guy learning to drive. 🙂

Sharing a pear from the tree with his brother. Sweet!

This daddy sure can make his boys laugh.

And, I’ll stop this share with the beautiful mom of this family.


Lucky me! | Syracuse, Ny baby photographer

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I was lucky lucky to have some adorable kids to photograph in a super beautiful location. If you have been to Sycamre Hill Gardens you know what I mean. If you haven’t been I recommend a visit during one of their open days which I believe are on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

It was a super hot and muggy day when we had this session…but you can hardly tell.


In the maze.

Peek a Boo!

I couldn’t resist.