Archive for September, 2011

Tricia and Joseph are married!!| Syracuse, NY wedding photographer

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

It was my first time photographing a wedding at Mirbeau Inn and Spa, the weather was warm, and Tricia and Joseph are great to work with so I was really excited.

While Tricia got ready there were little kids running in and out of the room, playing games, and just adding some giddy sounds to the day. (more on the kids later)

We did all of the formal shots before the wedding, including a first look, so that Tricia and Joseph could go straight from the ceremony to their coctail hour.

Tricia had a fabulous totally unique dress that she rocked.

See all the kids in the wedding, plus a small guest that I found adorable.

If you haven’t attended a wedding at Mirbeau the setup for the outdoor ceremony is very unique.

During the cocktail hour the kids had their own scavernger hunt (with babysitters).

Some of the details.

Reception time!

Tricia and Joseph were such a fun couple to photograph as these two images should tell you. The finger puppets were favors for guests, but also part of their story as the both found out when they met that they each carried around a finger puppet.

More of those adorable kids that had so much fun.

Lots of fun on the dance floor.

Tricia and Joseph danced together all night long. Perfect.

Thanks so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding. Congratulations!


dancing and flying| Syracuse, NY family session

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The little lady was on move.

She also only wanted to smile when she was being thrown in the air, so we did a lot of throwing. I love this shot.

I was treated to some awesome dance moves.

I can’t tell you how much I love these shots.

Thanks for having me out again, and thanks for letting me take a few shots of just the two of you.


fun family session| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


Such cuties and what a fun family. It was really a joy to photograph all of the playing.


The rainy day session| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The clouds looked dark on my drive to this session and sure enough as soon as I stepped out of the car it started to rain.

My lovely clients were waiting for me, and it wasn’t raining hard so we did our best. Then, it started to pour. It was raining so hard that our umbrellas were doing very little to keep us dry, and the thunder was making us all a little nervous so off we ran. I ran to the car, they ran to a nearby restaurant. After waiting out the storm for 15 minutes we tried again. We were all fairly soaked, but I do love the images. Thanks for being flexible and trusting.

I love this shot!

and this one.


Erin & Alan are married!! | Syracuse, NY wedding photographer

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Congratulations to Erin & Alan who were married last month.

Erin was a stunning bride.

The ceremony took place at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt.

Thanks to Stacy Claire, who was my second shooter for the day who got these two images.

Yeah, married!!!

After Erin booked with me I found out that two of my neighbors were involved with her wedding. One neighbor, Karen Woodridge,  helped to plan and decorate the event which was fabulous.

I love a good candy bar.

The cake was made by another neighbor, Karen Hance. It was simple and elegant and it tasted yummy.

The reception was held at Lafayette Hills Golf and Country Club in Jamesville.

I love this shot.

first dance.

Congratulations again. I loved photographing your wedding.


New tricks| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This little guy showed me how much he had learned since the last time I had photographed him.


He was even driving!

Thanks for having me out again!




North Carolina–just a tad| Travel Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I have lots of travel Tuesday posts to catch up on, but today won’t be the day it gets done- I have too many clients waiting on proofs and albums at the moment, but I did just take a vacation (hence the back up), and it was an adventure. We were in Virginia camping during the earthquake and we were in North Carolina for the hurricane.

This photo was taken at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in North Carolina–the tallest natural sand dunes in the Eastern United States. I image that many photographers have made amazing shots here.

Father and daughter.

I was really hit by the pose my daughter  took (so teenage).

Actually, the whole time I was struck by the person that she was becoming. Only 11, but sometimes that feels so old.


Some favorites| Fayetteville, NY family photographer

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Just a few of my favorites from a recent family session. Enjoy!

This image just makes me giggle and of course I love her expression as she gets a little coaching from her dad.

Look at that eye contact.

If your house is anything like mine things have just gotten really busy. There are so many more appointment to remember and papers to sign, and I just hope you are all still taking the time to stop and smell the flowers. 🙂


Renee & Stephen are married!!!| Finger Lakes wedding photographer

Friday, September 9th, 2011

What a great place for a wedding. Renee and Stephen were married on Thousand Island Park in the house that Renee spent her summers.

I was inspired by all of the found details in the house.

Renee got ready surrounded by her friends and her daughter who was adorable and always telling her mom how great she looked.

The ceremony was in the yard overlooking the water.

Yeah married!!!

After the ceremony the whole bridal party took a boat over to Joey’s at TI Club for their reception.

Great bridal party.

What a boat.

I liked the simple, but perfect decorations.

Renee’s daughter gave the most amazing and touching speech—everyone was crying.

The end of the night crazy–love it.


What fun. | Syracuse, NY family photographer

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

What fun it has been to photograph this little guy since he was born. It always amazes me just how much a two year old can do and knows.

We started off with some play time at his house.

Next, was his favorite playground.

I just love this shot.