Archive for May, 2012

brunch at Bennington College, VT| Travel Tuesday

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

It has been 15 years since I graduated from Bennington College, but I have been back quite a few times since then.  Usually we stop in on our way to another destination and we walk the grounds, grab a bite to eat and check out how much things have changed or stayed the same.

The campus of Bennington was one of the main things that made me want to go to college there.  I still remember having never heard of Bennington getting a brochure in the mail and immediately Bennington became one of my top choices.

This type of sky always reminds me of Bennington and was my all time favorite light  to go out and take photos.

This spot was called the end of the world.

After graduate school Jason and I came back and lived on campus with Echo in a small apartment that was part of the resident houses while he taught a class. This was our door. Now, these apartments are now used for students.

These are some of the classic student houses. Jason was my roommate from my sophomore year until graduation. We shared a room with a view of the end of the world and it even had a fireplace. One day I would love to photograph a wedding on campus.

We arrived at Bennington on a Sunday at 10am. I assumed this would be the perfect time to take the kids to brunch. I forgot that brunch doesn’t start until 11am–so it was just continental. Funny, how I remember barely making it to brunch many days–and it didn’t even start until 11am!!

These are the napkin notes in the cafeteria where students comment on what they like or don’t like about the meals–or just try to impress.

I think at 10am we were the only people there–by 10:40 when we left only about 10 students had gotten up.

My freshman year I caught and loaded the dishes that got sent down this belt.

Some building that were not there when I was there.

New”ish” student housing.

The science building where Jason spent most of his time.

I was happy to see that the mail room was still the same.


newborn baby boy| Syracuse, Ny newborn photographer

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Happy belated mother’s day to all of you. I hope you all had time to relax or play depending on what your mood was that day.

I was feeling a bit sorry for myself yesterday because my husband was out of town and I couldn’t do my regular mother’s day routine. My regular routine was to gratefully accept cards and breakfast in bed by my children, then allow my husband to wisk them away while I went back to sleep or read a book. But this year–even though I was tired (after a long wedding) my girls and I spend a great exhausting day together. We had a tennis lesson, caught up on The Voice, went on a walk, went shopping at Carousel Mall, and then we went out to dinner. When they were little little I just wanted a break from them–but it seems now I can’t wait to have them all to myself.

Now, onto a beautiful baby boy and his big brother that I photographed recently.

First–with mommy.

Look at that hair.

I sure do love baby yawns.

with dad.

adorable. Thanks so much for having me out to photograph your family.


another muse| Syracuse, NY family photographer

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

It didn’t take long for these kids to warm up to me.

I just couldn’t get enough of this cutie.

Peace out.

So—she doesn’t really like grass–look at her holding up her little toes.

Aww, she shares.

I love these swinging shots. 

Thanks for having me out.


something cute| Syracuse, Ny family photographer

Monday, May 7th, 2012

These two girls sure are super cute.

I super love the shot of the baby in mom’s arms.

I keep coming back to this shot even though it isn’t traditional.

A rare moment of still from this cutie.

love the shadows.


Thanks for having me out again.


Julie & Binh| Syracuse, NY wedding photographer

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

It was a little cold  (or a lot cold if you were in a dress), pretty windy, and it had been raining–so not ideal weather, but Julie and Binh did not want to reschedule their engagement session and I am so happy that we didn’t.

Isn’t that bike awesome? Julie and Binh own this bike and can even bike it uphill.

I love this shot on the swings.

I love your smile Julie.

These two both went to SU and now work there, so a little SU shot was in order.

Thanks for being such good sports and hardly complaining about the weather at all.