Winter Mini Sessions in Central New York

While I have resided in Buffalo for almost a decade, I originally am from the Upstate New York. I travel there often, sometimes three times a month although sometimes less. It is certainly somewhere that is not only very dear to me but magical in its own way. Luckily for me, I was able to book up my entire weekend with some winter mini sessions back home. So not only did I get to photograph a bunch of adorable family's romping around in the snow, I also got to spend quality time with family and friends. You will notice a theme between these three sessions and it's crazy coincidence, (it's not the snow) but all three of these lovely ladies are expecting! Congratulations to Audrey, Brittie & Tracy on their new arrivals! 

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Kaedence Turns One!

I've been taking photos of this little girl since before she was born! It's been amazing watching her go from growing in Courtney's belly, soothing her during her newborn pictures, coming back for her 6 month milestone and now we're here for her first full trip around the sun. In true Christmas fashion, we got the sled out with a few early presents and took advantage of this absolutely beautiful day here in Central New York. We did a quick outfit change into the most adorable outfit that her mom custom made for her themed birthday party; Alice in Wonderland. 

A big thank you to Litchfield Tree Farm for allowing us the perfect location for our photos. If you're last minute looking for a Christmas Tree, this is the place to go! 

Farm Location: 590 Silver Street, Ilion, NY 13357
Phone: 315-894-1347

 

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Ali & Keith's Family Session at Chestnut Ridge Park

This adorable family contacted me for some last minute family photos while they were in town visiting. And surprise, they are from my hometown of Utica! We chatted a bit about where we were all from and romped around in the snow. It was a quick session because it was a brisk morning but I had such a lovely time working with them. I love when worlds collide! 

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The Woltz's Family Session at Akron Falls Park

I've known Raelyn and Hanna for almost 8 years now. We met back in the glory days of our early college years and have stayed friends ever since. I love all my clients equally but their family is just so goofy and such a pleasure to be around. We spent the day strolling (and sweating) in Akron Falls Park yesterday while everyone in the group made sure to make us all laugh and make us forget about the heat a little bit. Thanks again to the Woltz's for having me capture their beautiful family! 

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The Alcorn's Galavant at Tifft Nature Preserve

I've known Ana for awhile in that weird way you know people in 2017; the internet. I've seen her family grow and blossom over these few years and was excited when we decided to work together. Harrison, like all three year olds was a ball of contagious energy while his sister Sofia likes to sit back and observe. They seem to have found a balance between the four of them, fitting ever so perfectly together as one unit. Thank you for letting me capture these little glimpses into your beautiful family life Ana & Nick! 

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Lena & Laird Get Hitched in Eden, NY!

Where do I even begin! I absolutely love working with the Capozzi family. Last year, I photographed Lena's cousins wedding which was when the T-Rex made an appearance! (Go back a few posts to find evidence of this) Now it was Lena's turn.

They decided to keep their special day a bit more intimate with just close friends & family joining them. Lena & Laird's love story is a right out of a novel. Lena run's her own Juice Bar that Laird began frequently visiting after noticing the cute owner (Lena, wink wink!). He would not so subtlety sit in the cafe peeking from behind a newspaper to steal quick glances at her. He finally asked her out and that was just two years ago. The rest is history! The love that permeated throughout the entire day was indescribable. Within the cozy confines of Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg, everyone was connected.

Let's give a big congratulations to these newlyweds & well wishes for time to come! 

Krista's 4th of July Color Me Happy Family Session in Elma, NY

Krista contacted me a few weeks ago asking me if I was available for her family fourth of July party. They were coming in from out of town and wanted someone to document this crazy idea she had and I couldn't have jumped on this quicker. She had everything laid out when I showed up, paint, brushes & colored dust. After some "clean" formal family portraits, Krista gave the go ahead and thats when the chaos ensued. There was paint EVERYWHERE. Flying through the air, I dodged streams of acrylic and then BAM, bursts of hi-lighter colored dust coming from far left. Imagine twenty plus adults running & screaming with the largest smiles plastered onto their faces.  It's good to let go every once and awhile and let that inner child out. It was an absolute pleasure to witness. The kids however weren't as impressed with this activity. Thank you again Krista for letting my document this absolutely insane, colorful and beautiful day with your family. You guys are the best!