Archive for April, 2011

Travel Tuesday| Calm

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Things are a bit crazy here today. More to come soon.


Bride Design Baby| Syracuse, NY newborn photographer

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

I am a tad jealous of this little guy I must admit. Since first photographing this family and finding out that Erin and I both work in the wedding industry (she as Bride Design, designing invitations), and that we both had two girls I thought we had a lot in common. And, now she has a sweet little boy who just seems amazing–it almost makes me want to have a third baby.


See how adorable he is:

yup, just a tad too big for our basket. 🙂

Erin’s mom was there to help out.

Baby K wasn’t as sleepy as I like my newborns to be–so I hate to admit it, but I did teach him how to use a pacifier (only because I was given permission). Still adorable.

Thanks so much for allowing me to photograph your little man and I reluctantly give you permission to tell me how fabulous it is to have a son.


another May baby on the way| Syracuse, NY maternity photographer

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I sure hope that by the time I photograph these babies the weather will be nicer. Almost all of my recent sessions have taken place under cold, grey days. I miss the light that the snow reflected into houses, but enough about the weather.

I love this couple and I am so excited to get to photograph them again. Their wedding was one of my favorites and they have an awesome cat which is fun to photograph as well.

I like this series.

Kitty tricks.

Thanks for having me out. I can’t wait to photograph your little girl.


Travel Tuesday| Guatemala–the drive to Panajachel

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Outside my window this afternoon there is a heavy gloom and rain is lightly falling. It is chilly and I am drinking coffee out of my recently purchased ceramic mug from Guatemala (something I collect). Just one week and one day ago I was arriving in Guatemala. I have yet to sift though all of my images (some for work, some just for me), but I just had to get started on Travel Tuesday showing a few of my images.

Today—I am just showing off the ride from the airport in Guatemala City to Panajachel the little lake town that I spent most of my time. When I was reading through my guide book one of the things that stuck in my mind was the warnings about bandits on the roads, and that buses go off the road a few times a week!! Now, I am no fan of flying, but I think I was a little more nervous for the 3 hour drive than the airplane, but when I got off the plane I found myself more excited than anxious and the ride went by quickly–no bandits or accidents.

No bus for us, but our van didn’t sport any seat belts. It makes me think that they have to actually take them out, right? I am glad I had friends who were willing to jump on this journey with me.

It was a hazy,cloudy,  smoggy, smoky sort of afternoon when we headed off. I like to think it was volcano smoke because it sounds more dramatic.

All of these photos were taken out my window during the drive.

I saw lots of trucks filled with people, or with goods that then had people sleeping on top of the goods.


I’m not sure what town we were going through at this point, but I appreciated the small towns we went though because they gave me a break from the crazy passing on the highways.

There was quite a bit of road work going on due to mudslides earlier in the year.

Now we are really getting close to Panajachel. Off in the distance in the first two photos below you can see a colorful cemetery. I regret that I didn’t get to visit one while I was there. The last photo is looking down on Lake Atitlan where our hotel was. located.

We arrived—had a nice fresh snack (yum)—and 15 minutes later we were whisked off to a volleyball game–and that was my first three hours in Guatemala.

*thanks to my friends who will appear in many of my Guatemala photos. Just to prove I was there here is a photo of the crew on the Lake.

I can’t wait to show off some of the other photos from this amazing place.


maternity| Syracuse, NY baby photographer

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I am back from Guatemala (yes, part one will be featured later today in Travel Tuesday), but for now I am trying to catch up on all of my sessions that I didn’t get to before I left.

There are lots of babies on the way, and here is one that I hope to photograph soon.

The dog looks interested, and maybe a bit worried.

She looks so fabulous.

I can’t wait to meet your little girl when she arrives. See you soon.


Happy Birthday

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Happy Birthday to my little Sadie who is turning 8 today.


*a classic from when she was just 3. Honestly, it seems like yesterday.


a baby, a teen, and one in the middle| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This mom must have her hand on the pulse on all things childhood, with a teen, baby, and 5 year old in the house.

The baby was fairly serious for our session, but super sweet.

We did get smiles, they were just a little harder to come by.

And the middle kid wouldn’t stop laughing–of course he was being tickled.

I love it when I get a chance to photograph  teenagers.

Thanks so much for having me out.


Travel Tuesday| a hike close to home

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

It isn’t spring yet in Central New York, but this weekend had moments of sun and I think the temperature rose to at least 45—so we decided to take the kids on a hike around Green Lakes State Park. Green Lakes is our closest place to go hiking and one of the main reasons that we decided to live in the neighborhood that we live in. We have taken the kids into Green Lakes on many many occasions, but this time we found a hike that we had never taken–Indian Ovens.


There were great rock formations on this trail. I am sure we will have a picnic there at some point when the weather is warmer.

We found some salamanders.

We also found a stream for the girls to explore.

Here is to more hikes this spring.


Another beautiful belly| Syracuse, NY maternity photographer

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I got to photograph another beautiful belly this week.

I think she looks straight out of a magazine. And, can you believe this is her third baby?  Actually, while the photograph below as taken her two other children were jumping around and generally acting like the excited 2 and 4 year olds’ that they are, but mom just looks relaxed and beautiful.

Here are those other adorable kids.

Thanks so much for having me out.