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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

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

Sweet Charlotte | Westchester County New York Baby Photographer

A baby will make love strong, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.  [anonymous] – from The Wonder of Babies, by Karen Henrich

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,

Silly Dilly | Westchester Baby Photographer

May have been what Dylan thought of Mondays!

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

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!

kiss the baby | new york baby photographer

Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with love. — Birgit B.

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

New Simon-Pulse Author Kim Sabatini | Author Headshots | Hudson Valley Photographer

I had the honor of doing headshots last month for an old and dear friend since grammar school, Kim Sabatini. Literary goliath,  Simon-Pulse Publishing, A Division of Simon & Schuster, A CBS Company, was super smart when they decided to snatch up the one of a kind Kimmie! She is super sweet,

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

Just Get It Framed!! | New York Child Photographer

You know….that wall you have been planning on building the collage on…the one to hold years worth of your favorite family photos? Well let’s do it! You have those precious photos from your family’s past few sessions that you had printed and may or may not be waiting to be

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  

Bannerman’s Island | Hudson Valley Child Photographer

This month’s blog carousel’s theme is “monochromatic”. By definition, the image is a single hue, whether black and white or not. I’ve always loved this image taken by myself and my son, Junus, back  in 2008 on a private tour of Pollepel.  To those living in the Hudson

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!?

Westchester Baptism Portraits

A little angel sent from above;)

Hudson Valley Communion Photographer

Spring in all it’s loveliness brings the little ladies and gentlemen in their formal attire:)  These are from a past session. Current sessions for communions are in progress now and I will share a few more from the past and this year throughout this week.  If you, or a little friend you know


We’ve waited long enough for spring in the northeast! felt so good to go out shooting for all of 3 minutes today but I knew the time was right for these gifts from nature:) enjoy!

Double Love | Baby Photographer New York

newborn twins photography with Janine Dietz of Saving Grace Photography new jersey newborn photographer

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

When She Wakes… | Hudson Valley NY Child Photographer |

it is one of my most favorite times of the day. She immediately finds me, with much loved blankie and doggie in hand, doesn’t say a word, and just climbs in my lap to snuggle. Tousled hair. Sleepy eyes. Warm. Soft. Blankie and doggie comfort her. In my arms, she comforts me.

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:)

Our Winner Is Diane:) / New York Child Photographer

Our Labor Day Auction was officially over at the end of Labor Day, last night at midnight! Diane and Jesse R and their adorable munchkins will have their session at Stony Kill this fall and their $905 winning bid will be donated to the farm! THANK YOU !!!

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

NY Child Photographer Auction to Benefit Stony Kill Foundation

Well, Fall of 2010 has quickly come within sight. My most favorite time of year for photographing children and families at Stony Kill Farm. This year is a special year at Stony Kill. As many of you may or may not know, Stony Kill faced closure by New York State this year but through diligence and

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