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A Gift For Them and A Gift For You! Senior and Family Portraits New York

After being asked for the last several years, “Can you do a  retake?”, “I want something different for my high school senior!”, “I want to do more to capture this time in their lives!”, Dawn Sela Photography is expanding with  a senior and teen division. The

Warm Fall, Late Colors and Family Photo Sessions with Dawn Sela Photography in New York

The fall of 2017 has proven to be unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 60s and 70s and me still wearing flip flops and tank tops! This has allowed me to open up a few  more dates for outdoor portrait sessions in the Hudson Valley of New York.  I have many favorite locations to photograph

Fabulous Photo Booth at the Poughkeepsie Grandview

= Click for some classic photo booth fun at Shannon and Anthony’s awesome wedding! It was held at the Poughkeepsie Grandview Friday, October 20th, 2017.

We have a winner of the West Point Engagement Photography Session Contest! Announcing the winners of the WEST POINT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER SESSION CONTEST! The winners are Callie Elizabeth Fruia and her fiancé Austin Rivera! Here was

“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.

USMA Class Of 2019 March Back

Photos from March Back for Class of 2019 can be found at the following link and are free to download. This is most easily done from a computer, rather than mobile device. ENJOY! MARCH BACK CLASS OF 2019

Summer Is Here! Hamptons Beach Family Photographer

Today I am sharing a session with a special family! I just love seeing my clients grow year after year….this year was a true surprise finding this little one missing her front teeth! This particular session was actually on the  North Fork of Long Island…I just love blending their home,

Hudson Valley Child and Family Photographer |Modeling Headshots

Last week Little G was welcomed into the Dawn Sela Photography Studio of the Hudson Valley! I photographed her as a newborn as well and still is still a beautiful blue eyed sweet cakes! G is thinking about getting into modeling so we photographed her in a variety of outfits and selected

Sarah’s Sweet 16 In NYC! | NYC Sweet 16 Photoshoot

Sarah was treated by her mom Donna to an amazing long weekend in Manhattan to celebrate her Sweet 16! Complete with two makeovers, a trip to Michael  Kors, a splurge at Tiffany’s, lunch at the Plaza, Lion King and The Book of Mormon and to end it all,  a session with ME! So honored to be a

Precious Baby Lily | NYC Newborn and Family Photographer

Life is a series of a thousand little miracles.

Mini Sessions Were Just a Little Bit of Fun! |Family Photographer Westchester County New York

If you think we had fun during our day of annual Columbus Day mini sessions, YOU ARE RIGHT! Families from the Hudson Valley, Manhattan, Westchester County and New Jersey enjoyed the day and let me tell you, they all bought their smiles and giggles, well thought out attire and accessories,  and just

Fall in the Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley Family Photographer

What do all of the photos in this post have in common? They were all shot in the RAIN! While it isn’t great for hair or equipment, sometimes it does bring out gorgeous color and mist!

Autumn Beauty | Hudson Valley Photographer Poughkeepsie NY

I am editing this beautiful peanut and her family portrait session right now! Her family portrait session was in the Hudson Valley, near Poughkeepsie NY, this past weekend. The late afternoon, golden evening light, was sheer perfection! If you are looking for portraits this fall for holiday cards

Central Park Take Two | Hudson Valley Family Portrait Photography Studio

Can you stand the cuteness!?  I photographed two sweet little firecrackers and their puppy Kingston.   I can not wait for more upcoming scheduled family photography sessions in Central Park to take in the brilliant fall foliage! And in the middle of Sunday morning chaos, in the world’s most

Dutchess County Senior Prom Photo Booth | Hudson Valley High School Senior Portraits

Here they are Beacon High School Seniors! ONE HALF will be posted this evening and the OTHER HALF tomorrow, Tuesday evening PLEASE DO NOT CROP OR ALTER THE PHOTOS IN ANYWAY. THEY ARE ALREADY CROPPED TO SQUARE FOR INSTAGRAM LOVERS! If you would like to download them, do not screen capture.  Go to a

Hudson Valley Family Photographer Dawn Sela

Professional head shots, communion portraits, family photography, a new baby or the  BIG ONE YEAR birthday session….browse my digital brochure to see if you would like to get on my calendar for 2014 and schedule a session! I am booking right now for summer and fall! or

Hudson Valley High School Senior Portraits | Hudson Valley High School Senior Portrait Photographer

Enjoy! Dawn Sela, high school senior portrait photographer for the Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Rockland County presents the full gallery of photos from the Beacon High School Junior Prom photo booth! If you are interested in a photo booth  for your New York, New Jersey or Connecticut high

Mohonk Mountain House December 2012 Ulster County Photographer Dawn Sela

Hi:) Remember me? It’s been a whirlwind of a fall for 2012 but things are starting to settle down and I’m excited to share some winter images from the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House with everyone! Mohonk  Mountain House is a historic American resort hotel in Ulster County, NY, on the

Bronxville Westchester County NY Family Photographer Dawn Sela

 Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. William Cullen  

2012 Holiday Christmas Cards | Dutchess County Family Photographer

I’m super excited about my offering of holiday cards for 2012. There are limited sessions left to have cards ready for this year, but remember, you can use a photo from any session throughout the year for your cards! Whether black and white or color, these designs go great with any style

Sweet Miss Hadley | Westchester County Family Photographer

I have waited MONTHS to get my lens on her! WELL worth the wait! xo

Manhattan Family Portraits Family Photographer Dawn Sela

Exclusive location + 2 Adorable Little Rascals = One Happy Happy Photographer

Hudson Valley Photographer For Family and Child Photographer Dawn Sela | Fall Portraits New York

My fall is almost completely  booked…very few sessions remain. If you are thinking about a session for your family, please call as soon as possible:) The colors have burst out in just the last week and I’m very excited to be capturing beautiful smiles, precious relationships and

Dan Scavino and Eric Trump Foundation Golf Benefit For St Jude’s | Dawn Sela Children’s Portraits of the Hudson Valley

It was my pleasure and an honor to raise funds for a cause near and dear to my heart, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. With the help of very generous sponsors throughout the Hudson Valley and tristate area of NY, NJ and CT, members of both Trump National Golf Clubs of Westchester and the

Westchester Child Photographer Birthday Party | Dawn Sela Photography

Happy Birthday To Dylan! I have photographed Mom’s maternity photos and Dylan 4 times in his first year and I can’t wait to see how his one year album is going to come together!  A full blog post is coming soon but I had to give Mom and Dad a sneak peek because the suspense is killing

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

Nola and Me | Hudson Vally Child Photographer

Meet Nola! She is a St Bernard, 160 pounds and will be 4 years old in April! Beautiful Nola came into the studio with her Mommy and Daddy last week and  I day later I came across this beautiful read on facebook….it was shared on a friend’s page ….made me stop dead in my tracks,

Alternative Cameras Are Fun | New York Child and Family Photographer

This month’s blog carousel topic is “Alternative Cameras”. I’ve lost count of just how many cameras I have…I have a collection of antique cameras, polaroids, film cameras, toy cameras like Holgas, all of my Canon digital cameras, and even my iphone 4S. The official

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

Summer In Full Swing | New York Child Photographer

School is not out yet….but it is clear from glimpses around our house that summer is certainly here and in full swing. Fresh picked strawberries, rigged fishing rods, fresh basil and red trikes, lawn games and crystal clear blue water….we are welcoming the last day of school with open

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

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