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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

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.

West Point Class of 2021 March Out to Camp Buckner

The United States Military Academy at West Point’s Class of 2021 marched out to Camp Buckner for the second half of their intense Beast summer training in perfect 70 degree weather on July 31, 2017.   The class will repeat the 12 mile march back from Camp Buckner in two weeks and then prepare

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


This contest is open for all couples from the United States Military Academy at West Point where one of the parties is currently a cadet. Have you dreamed about photos at Trophy Point with the vast Hudson River and gorgeous sky as your backdrop? Maybe the privacy and romance of Flirty Walk

West Point, NY Engagement Session | Dawn Sela Photography

This contest is open for all couples from the United States Military Academy at West Point where one of the parties is currently a cadet. Have you dreamed about photos at Trophy Point with the vast Hudson River and gorgeous sky as your backdrop? Maybe the privacy and romance of Flirty Walk is where

West Point Engagement Photographer Session Contest

This contest is open for all couples from the United States Military Academy at West Point where one of the parties is currently a cadet. Have you dreamed about photos at Trophy Point with the vast Hudson River and gorgeous sky as your backdrop? Maybe the privacy and romance of Flirty Walk is

Beacon High School Class of 2017 | Hudson Valley Senior Portrait Photographer

Beacon High School Class of 2017 | Hudson Valley Senior Portrait Photographer Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill, New York Beacon High School, Beacon, NY Class of 2017 The rain disappeared, the blue skies opened, the sunshine was brilliant and our graduates’ smiling faces were stunning! To view all

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

Private Santa Photography Sessions In Studio

TWO spots left for our newly added date, December 4th! A private photo  session with Santa…no mall lines, no one watching, no worries if your child with be shy with the public watching them. Just them and Santa to talk about if they have been good or bad and their Christmas Wish List! With

“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

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,

Army Vs Navy Sprint Football | West Point Military Academy

Thrilling 24-23 Army win over Navy! Game saved from OT by a blocked extra point with 3 minutes to go!  Army finishes with their 17th perfect season and 34th CSFL title!  ENJOY and GREAT GAME! All photos can be found at this link! Feel free to download but please use with credit given to Dawn Sela

West Point Boxing | Fall 2015 | United States Military Academy

Army West Point Boxing Fall 2015 at the United States Military Academy A large gallery of photos can be found at this link (please give credit to Dawn Sela Photography) Army West Point Boxing Oct 2015        

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

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

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

New York High School Senior Prom | Senior Portraits Westchester County NY

Here they are Beacon High School Seniors PART TWO! 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 computer and you can download your file or all of the files in higher

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