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Category Archives: Children’s Photography

Communion Portraits in Hudson Valley and Westchester

I just love when the flowers bloom and I start to get calls about First Communion Sessions! I adore these little shoots because of how special it is for each child and their family, and it warms my heart to see each little smile and twirl in special fancy dresses. Did you know I offer a special

First Communion Portraits | New York Childrens Photographer

I love the joy and innocence that is found in these types of sessions. A First Communion session is the perfect way to document such an important milestone in the life of a young person and their family. I like to do these sessions on-location and outdoors, when possible, because I love the ability

“Christmas isn’t a season, Its a feeling” ~Edna Ferber

Check out this amazing opportunity for your little ones…Only 6 spots left! Contact us to book your session.    

Christmas Photo Sessions!!

We are pleased to announce that Santa will be in the studio on November 27Th from 11am-2pm! Email us at to reserve your spot! They will fill fast so don’t wait! Its the most incredible time of the year, so why not capture the memories…

“The best of all gifts around the Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other” ~Burton Hillis

With the holidays approaching, we can help but think about how important it is to create memories and keep our families together. Why not capture these memories with Dawn Sela Photography. Nothing is more important then family. We are offering a special holiday sessions with Santa in the studio.

Fun on the Farm With Nana | New York City Family Photographer

Three is such a magical age! These cute, outdoor, on-location portraits were done on a local country farm, where this little man was free to run and play. I love capturing him and his “Nana” (grandma) in a natural setting where they are able to be themselves. This happy and cheerful three year old

Bat Mitzvah | New York Area Portrait Photographer

If you’ve ever attended a Bat Mitzvah, you know what a monumental day it is for the young lady, and also, her family. It marks the threshold into adulthood and the induction of new responsibilities within the religious community, and is an incredibly special experience. When people hire our studio

Six Months Old | Newborns and Babies | New York and Connecticut Portrait Photographer

I have a treat for you today: a sweet, soft and simple little newborn session! Isn’t this little man a doll? He was all smiles for our session together, which I tried to keep as neutral and filled with natural light as possible. After all, the main star of the show is the baby! At six months old,

Family Portraits | Hamptons Portrait Photographer

It’s that time of year again! The air is crisp and pleasant, the water is inviting, and it’s time to schedule your family portraits. It’s the most beautiful time of the year to be out in the Hamptons; whether you are in West Hampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Southampton, or Amangansett and

First Holy Communion Portraits | New York Children’s Photographer

A child’s first holy communion is not just a beautiful and meaningful experience, it is also a precious memory for family and friends. It makes it the perfect time to capture special portraits like the ones below (isn’t she sweet?!). First communion portraits will be treasured for years to come,

Natural Outdoor Portraits | Hudson Valley Portrait Photographer

Taken after a full day of fall photo sessions in the gorgeous Hudson Valley at a private location. I always love natural portraits that show unique personalities and genuine expressions.

On The Verge Of Fall | Families | Hudson Valley Family Photographer

This session was just a couple of weeks ago when the Hudson Valley was about to burst into peak fall foliage with bright orange, red and yellow! Hudson Valley fall family portraits are now in full swing and the colors are amazing! Yesterday, for about an hour we actually had snow squalls during two

Dylan | You Raise Me Up | Hudson Valley Family Photographer

A few weeks ago, I had a date with Dylan and his family. It was our second session together and I just knew it would again be magical. Over the summer I saw a photo of Dylan from this year in Mom’s office in the city and I literally cried  at how he had changed in just two years. We knew it

Three Boys I Love | Hudson Valley | Westchester and Dutchess County Outdoor Family Photographer Dawn Sela

I have been photographing these three men since the twins were babies. I see them at their Hamptons Beach for family photos everyAugust and for all three of their birthday parties on Long Island and in New York City each year. They make me smile, they keep me on my toes and breathless with

Baby B at the Beach | Hudson Valley, Westchester/Dutchess County Child and Family Photographer Fall Portraits

This was a very fun photo session from over the summer in the Hamptons. I have SO many lovely sessions to share and am scheduling a huge variety of blog posts over the next few weeks. If you are interested in a fall family portrait session in the Hudson Valley, fall photos at the orchards or

Pretty In Pink | Hudson Valley Communion Photographer

Another beautiful Communion Princess….pink lips, pink flowers and purity:)

Hudson Valley Communion Photographer Dawn Sela

There is still plenty of time to book your communion photoshoot! Whether before or after the big day, the trees are blooming, the grass and trees are beautiful spring green and the time is now! Here are two beautiful princess, whom I love working with,  in their backyard:)    

Meet Salvatore Donato~SONNY!! | Hudson Valley Child and Baby Photographer

This is Sonny…super cute and cuddly…all 10 plus pounds of him! Slept our entire session…squeaked once for a little feeding and went right back to sleep! He takes after his older siblings I have photographed as newborns. Little angels and adorable from head to toe!

Manhattan Child and Family Photographer | Central Park Arches of Bethesda Terrace

It was a very warm Saturday morning in Central Park  but we still ran and played and finished off our time together with ice cream for breakfast! Can not wait to see this image come to life in a 24×36 inch framed custom canvas gallery wrap for their new home!      

Summer Fun | Family Portrait Beach Photographer Hamptons NY

S U M M E R where all the days run into each other and every day is a saturday night.   Summer Flashback to 2008! Are you making and snapping those summer memories!?

Victor Cruz of the New York Giants | Out Of The Blue

Back in January I had the honor of photographing my favorite player from the New York Giants, wide receiver Victor Cruz, his girlfriend, Elaina Watley, and their newborn baby Kennedy.  It was one week prior to the Super Bowl, the day before he left for Indianapolis to be exact. We had a wonderful

Family Portraits in the Hamptons Long Island NY

If you are vacationing on Long Island, from the Hamptons to Montauk, North Fork or South Fork, and you are interested in family portraits on the beach, I have opened new availability for dates from July through October. No family is too small or too large! Email or call me, (845)797-0495!  

Everyday Stories | Family Portraits Hamptons Long Island NY

This month’s blog carousel title is “Everyday Stories”. At first I had a hard time deciding what I would post. Then, it came to me. Just post about spending an evening with my daughter in the farm. I can’t say we spend time there everyday, but we do very often and it is a

First Trip To The Park, First Ice Cream Cone | Beach Portraits in the Hamptons

I’ve lost count of how many times I have photographed this beautiful family in this little peanut’s first 18 months of life! It never gets old, never bores me and I always leave them so fulfilled. I’m reminded of my children being that little and experiencing all of the cute

Sofia Turns One! | New York Child Photographer Custom Birthday Thank You Cards

Sofia recently turned ONE and I have been lucky enough to photograph her not only since birth several times, but she came to see me  ON her First Birthday! Here are her Birthday Thank You Cards for those that attended her birthday party. The gorgeous cupcake cake is by Krissy Cahill of

Silly Dilly | Westchester Baby Photographer

May have been what Dylan thought of Mondays!

Annual Holiday Photos With Chinga | NYC Child Photographer

Love seeing them for their holiday photos every year…growing more beautiful each time!

Baby Rocco! | Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer

Your brother and sister can’t wait to read their favorite books to you Rocco!

Welcome Baby Dylan | Westchester County Newborn Photography

I had the honor of photographing Baby Dylan recently. To say Mommy and Daddy are in love is an understatement!  Even Bailey and Guinness were jumping up and down for the occasion!! I certainly look forward to seeing you grow over your first year and can’t wait to make the most beautiful album

love | hudson valley family portrait photographer

This months blog carousel is all about LOVE!!! LOVE of life, LOVE in a family, LOVE for our children, LOVE for our spouse, LOVE for our country!! Next up in the blog carousel is the amazingly talented Simone Hanckel – Adelaide’s leading children’s photographer . Please visit

brown eyes blue | hudson valley family photographer and westchester newborn photographer

this is sawyer:) sawyer is the third  blessing of this family that i have photographed since birth. mom and I connected four years ago with her first little guy lucas. since then, sofia and sawyer have come along and it has been an honor to watch their family grow! we have captured each one of them

laughter | new york child photographer

This month’s blog carousel theme is LAUGHTER…the first image that came to my mind was from this lovely session with a favorite family! More to come from their session this week, but does LAUGHTER get much better than this!?    Next up in the carousel is the fabulous

Baby Girl Genevieve | Westchester County and Dutchess County Newborn Photographer

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. Author Unknown  

Long Beach Island Family Photographer | Hamptons Family Photographer

Sessions are booking up very quickly for the summer this year…if you are interested, please email me or call me soon. I have 1 session left for the Jersey Shore and 2 for  the Hamptons/Montauk:)  

Westchester Communion Portraits

Another handsome gentleman from a past session…seriously…how cute!?

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