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“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.

Baby Mason | Hudson Valley Family and Children’s Photographer

“First we had each other, then we had you. Now, we have everything.” -Unknown We are so proud and excited to share these images with you today! Baby Mason came to us recently, fresh and sweet, along with his parents, Anthony and Sara. Dawn Sela Photography was honored to be the ones alongside their

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

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

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

One Morning In Central Park…. | Manhattan Family Photographer

Not clouds, nor a climate and energy march, nor 99% humidity prevented smiles and good times with these new clients! SO glad you found me and looking forward to designing a beautiful album for you! Central Park family portraits always are a great time! The kids really enjoy themselves and can enjoy

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

Welcome Baby Liam | Hudson Valley and Connecticut Baby and Family Photographer

Newborn Child and Family Photographer Hudson Valley New York

Cutchogue Children and Family Portrait Photographer | On Our Beach

I can not put into words how sweet this family was and how much I enjoyed spending time with. It was a gorgeous sunset and not a soul was in sight! More to come from them later in the week, for now, a sneak peek for Mom and Dad;) cutchouge family and and childrens portraits  

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!      

New York Child and Family Photographer Dawn Sela | In The Sunshine

You are my sunshine My only sunshine You make me happy When the skies are grey You’ll never know dear How much I love you So please don’t take My sunshine Away. As a FAMILY AND CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER IN NEW YORK, I have a wonderful opportunity to include sunsets and silhouettes over

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!?

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!  

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

Self Portrait | Hamptons Beach Photographer Families and Children

Self portraits is this months blog carousel topic…I know! You mean a photo of myself? While I am always the one behind the camera, as my children have grown I have realized how important it is to hand off the camera and be IN some photos as well. Whether they are candid, silly and fun with

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

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:)  

Reflections | New York Baby Photographer

2005   2011   Reflecting on time passing by so, so fast. Six years later. Still all smiles when they are together and still making my heart skip a beat. This blog post is the first of a series put together by an amazing group of photographers and friends:) It is a blog CARNIVAL! Each

Chinga Too! | Hudson Valley Family Photographer

  Going back in time a little today…..there are so many beautiful sessions to blog from the last few months. This particular session was in the studio and as they do each year, S and T come in all smiles and always with their pup Chinga:) Yes, we are a pet friendly studio! This

love of blue | award winning family child photographer hamptons long island

  Blue, Blue and More Blue…the studio has been blue since it was built 3 years ago, 3 rooms in my home are some shade of blue, and now, I am in love with our blue entryway! It was painted over the weekend and it turned out just as I wanted it to. It feels  brighter and appears

American Heart Association Heart Walk 2011 at Vassar College | Poughkeepsie NY Photographer Dawn Sela

I had the pleasure and privilege to again photograph the Heart Walk held at Vassar College this past weekend. It was a bit chilly but a beautiful day and the turnout was wonderful. Good to see some faces I knew as well! As you can see, all ages, two legged and four legged walkers, runners,

LOVE | Hudson Valley Child Photographer

A recent session with a new family I fell in love with:)

Labor Day Auction to Benefit Stony Kill Farm

Well the month of August just flew right by and here we are…Labor Day 2010! I know there are a handful of clients waiting for this auction to begin so here we GO! Please leave your bid in the comment section…you do not have to publish your real or complete name…a first name or

White Plains Tarrytown Westchester Baby Photographer

Here’s a sneak peek Keri and Ken! I did enjoy getting to know you and Sean is a ball of cuteness! Oh, by the way, the banana bread hit the spot on the way home and was delish!

Beautiful Family Visiting From Malaysia | Central Park Child Photographer Award Winning NY Photographer|

About 2 months ago, I received an email from Mom and knew it was going to be a wonderful session! They would be visiting from Malaysia and were interested in a session with their 18 month old in Central Park.  The rain pretty much held out for us until the end, but I *adore* the last photo of the

May Evening On The Farm | Westchester County Children’s Photographer

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed getting to know Claudia and Darren’s family! They were playful, joking around, being silly and having fun which is just the thing to do to capture images Mom and Dad would love! VERY tough to pull out MY favorites so I pulled from Mom’s

Family at the Farm | NY Family Photographer

A sneak peek for Mom and Dad! The first photo of the adorable little flower Maria and her Mommy  made my heart sing and the black and white of brother Frankie and Daddy made me gasp. Something about both of them and their expresssions of love and happiness moved me:) Hope you enjoy them;) I | NY Child Photographer |

A bit behind in blogging but many beautiful sessions to come;) This session was done at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park. Super fun and gorgeous children!

~Welcome My Brothers~ Manhattan Child Baby Family Photographer

Happy Spring Everyone! So, lots to blog about in the next week or so to play catch up! I’ll probably have a new blog post almost every day! MANY, MANY exciting things coming in the very near future that I can’t wait to share! For today, I want to share J and his new little brothers!! We

Stylin’ Dude! Westchester Baby, Toddler and Child Photographer

This was my second playdate with Joshua and his Mom and Dad. They are just so much fun to be with! Their adoration for this little guys is apparent in an instant and his big brown eyes just make me melt!

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