Brittany emailed me months ago. We’ve talked and emailed and done a lot of planning back and forth over the last few months. Then the big day came for their photography session on the family farm and the forecast predicted rain. Lots of rain. Then the forecast lightened up!…but still showed rain. Brittany’s family has owned this land for many years and it used to operate as a Christmas Tree Farm. It was the perfect spot for their family session. The only problem was it seemed to be sunny everywhere except over their home and farm! And it was spitting rain! We decided to make the drive and see what we got when we arrived. This family was incredible!! It rained the whole session with varying levels of intensity. They smiled and played and took us for a walk through the woods. It was truly the definition of just being together (while wearing gorgeous outfits picked out by Mom of course!) and documenting those moments that go by oh so fast! Little L, we miss you already buddy!
This beautiful fall family session in Greenwhich, NY was magical! One of the best parts of capturing family memories is watching families grow and change year to year. This is one of our favorite families and we had so much fun! The kids are getting so big and I love my time with them. We take pictures and play and play. This year we had several jumping and “epic fail” images! I even got to just sit and talk photography with one of the older boys! Enjoy this sneak peek!!
I was so excited when I learned that Ashley wanted to walk around downtown Charleston, SC for her session. Ashley is a bright and talented High School Senior. I was able to not only spend one evening walking the most gorgeous streets of downtown Charleston with her but I was also able to watch her cheer another night. Ashley also plays soccer! She is multi-talented and so much fun! We talked and walked. We stopped for a few pictures every time we found something we loved. We stopped a lot!! Can you believe this girl also did her own hair and makeup?! Enjoy this sneak peek!
I was able to travel to South Carolina for some southern fall photo shoots. I always love to meet the people that I photograph before the day of their session but that wasn’t possible in this case. I spoke with Sera’s mom and we talked back and forth. Then Sera sent me a Pinterest Board and we coordinated outfit ideas. I had so much fun getting to know her and her style! Sera’s look was very comfy, down to earth, and super cute! I got so excited to meet Sera and the session we had together at the Mepkin Abbey monastery was incredible! We had gorgeous weather that equated to beautiful light! I am always amazed and delighted by the history and grandeur in South Carolina. I mean these trees!!! Sera was so much fun! She talked and joked and laughed with me. She smiled her beautiful smile and was up for just about anything! She braved some pretty aggressive bugs to get the perfect shot! Enjoy her sneak peek!! If you’d like to see more about Mepkin Abbey you can check them out here.
The weather this spring has made scheduling sessions difficult. We were however blessed with a gorgeous morning to walk around Crandall park and photograph these two and a few with their fur baby. I first photographed Jon & Alicia almost 1 and a half years ago while I was doing some photo sessions at the gym. Alicia always has a smile (a gorgeous smile might I add) and you can feel the kind spirit in her. She has a calmness in her very nature. Jon is quiet at first. He doesn’t like to hold still. He is an athlete, a gym owner, a teacher, and a trainer. All that adds up to constantly being on the move.
We wanted this session to give them time to just walk through the park and take a quiet moment together. I love to watch couples together. I love to watch them interact. We are comfortable with our loved ones, which can bring out the best and the worst in us. With Jon and Alicia you can see how well their differences compliment each other. They are both such hard workers and have a natural joy for life that is contagious. Their fur baby, Vera, is very lucky to have such amazing parents! We can’t wait for their wedding later this year!
Check out Primal Movements to see a small glimpse into the incredible gym Jon runs and the amazing trainer that he is!
Thank you as always to Erin from Erin Marie Photography for getting up early on a Saturday to help us!
We always encourage high school seniors to bring a friend to their custom photography session. It often helps them to relax and enjoy the experience a little more. In this case it was a sister best friend! One of the things that we do is help our clients to choose the outfits that will photograph well, make the feel the best, and of course, be the most flattering and fun. Bonus with Carol and Claire is there closet is interchangeable! After selecting several outfits for each girl we headed into Charleston to the beach. We of course had to get in some shots of both girls separately and together. In this “Not quite High School Senior Photography Session” we were able to capture a little of this girl and her HUGE personality. Claire is beautiful and kind. She is the youngest and full of spunk and never ending personality. We can’t wait until it’s her turn for her Custom Senior Photography Session!
There’s a lot more black and white in this High School Senior Photo Session then you usually see. There’s plenty of color too I promise! This sneak peek I just couldn’t resist these black and whites because B&W and freckles make me swoon. We combined this Berkeley High School Senior’s love of the beach and pretty dresses with her love for soccer. She is a fierce soccer player with a heart of gold. Even when I heard her telling stories of something that had gone wrong or something bad that had happened she always told it with a kind, positive perspective. This incredible woman is going to change the world just by being a part of it and we are so lucky she is! I can’t wait to see what the next few years hold for her!
This Sister Photography Session over spring break was so much fun! Not only did we get to go to the beach at sunset but we also got to walk around and shoot in downtown Charleston, SC at night. Claire and her sister are best friends. I was around them a lot during spring break. I had to ask their mom if they ever fought. The response was, “occasionally over clothes but not really.” Wow! They are so lucky to have each other! It was such a pleasure to capture this moment in their lives. Before long they will both be off at college and things will change. They will always be sisters and best friends but it will be different. Not bad or good but different. It is so important to capture the now so that we will never forget. Although in the moment it’s hard to imagine forgetting, time dulls those incredible moments unless they are captured in a photograph.
Can I just say how amazing it was to be near the beach and to get to photograph this incredible prom couple during sunset on James Island in South Carolina? It was incredible! This sunset beach prom photo session was a little more rushed then we usually like but hey, sometimes you just have to roll with it. When the couple are both advanced student athletes with packed schedules you just make things work. I had to bust out my make-up skills (which are thanks to Crystal Gardner) in the car on the way to the beach. I think I did pretty good! Granted I had an incredible canvas to paint!!
The gnats were insane and we spent a huge portion of our time batting them away. We were rushed and feeling a little drained I think. But then the sunset happened and it was all worth it! These two look amazing together and the best part is they are just as amazing inside and out. I asked Carol what she liked about Chase and she told me how much fun he was and how he always made her laugh. Sounds like the perfect prom date to me!
We are working on a personal project that is close to our heart. It is a project that brings passion, life stages, love, memories, and the celebration of women together!
Deadline: The project will involve several photo shoots (one model for each is needed) and so there will be several deadlines. The first of which is April 8, 2017.
ISO: The number one criteria is that you must be (or have been, for our more mature models) a NATURAL redheaded female. Freckles are always a plus. We are looking for redheads of all ages, newborn to great-great-great Grandma’s. We need to cover a HUGE range of ages so all ages please!
You are responsible for bringing an agreed upon wardrobe with you, which we will discuss ahead of time (it’ll be simple, I promise). You will be required to have professional hair and makeup done for the session. Session will take place during best light in Argyle, NY.
What you get: The session fee is waived and includes 3 high resolution files with printing rights and online gallery. Enjoy 30% off any additional digital files, prints or wall portraits and 15% off books/albums. Discount applies only to images from the stylized shoot.
If you don’t fit this criteria but know someone that does…please share!! To apply please send an image of yourself with your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: “Model” means someone in the photograph. It does NOT mean you have to be any certain size or shape 🙂
Click here to begin the application process!
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