2018 in Review
2018 was an incredible year for me and my family. Most notably, with the addition of our incredible son, Niall. As all new parents know, certain aspects of your every day life must change when you welcome your child into the world. To compound this, we moved exactly one month before Niall was born, so it was a beautifully chaotic start to our year! Despite all the change, we had the BEST year, and my work continued in so many ways.
When we moved, a big part of our walk out basement became the home for the new studio. This space has changed a lot about how I work, and I am so, so grateful for it. I am LOVING all the studio work I've been doing--particularly the newborns & holiday sessions. With all of this said, I happily admit blogging went by the wayside for cuddling, playing, exploring & learning with Niall during 2018, as well as working a lot & editing & sending galleries with a much quicker turnaround. I want to share the highlights of my work for 2018, and thank each and every one of my clients for an amazing year both personally & professionally.
Rose & Tom are as relaxed and cool as a couple as you could imagine. I was so happy their pup (who was one of my best behaved canines EVER!) joined us for the session. They were happy to let us try some aerial photos with their beautiful session as well. Can't for their wedding!
Jami & Jason have an effortless love that you could spot from a mile away. As a wedding photographer, I can always spot the couples who are *perfect* for each other. That's these two. They balance each other perfectly and their love is so supported and shared between their families. Their elegant wedding took place at the Sherwood Inn in picturesque Skaneateles (seriously, visit if you've never been!). They took a more candid approach to their wedding day photography which just played into the relaxed feeling of their love. I also should mentioned that Jami is a cat lady like me, so she's an EXTRA special bride in my book. All the best wishes to these two!
Mason is headed back to California after a wonderful four years at Cornell University. I wish him all the best on his future endeavors!
I have always loved pregnant women and thought the "glow" took them from merely human to powerful goddess. Stephanie was the realization of my dream for this shoot, and her son-to-be, Mars, is blessed to have this woman as a mama. Her beautiful features pop against the milky bath and the flowers (mostly gerberas, her favorite!) accentuate the perfect curves.
Baby Madilyn was the sweetest little peanut! She hardly cried a peep and was just content to pose and eat and pose and eat. I was just in love with her little skin wrinkles and tiny fingers and toes. Welcome to the world, Miss Madilyn!
Audrey, her parents & grandparents, joined me for a super sweet cake smash session to celebrate her first birthday. Audrey was sick & a little sleepy from her party the day before, but that didn't stop her from striking her pose for these adorable pictures. Cake artistry by the talented Shelly Moscato. Happy birthday, Miss Audrey!
Meghann & Alex met me mid-January for a mild winter engagement shoot in preparation for their wedding away this summer. Their love is just magnetic! I wish them all the very best on their upcoming wedding. We give them an extra thank you for allowing us to use our new drone to do shoot a little video footage during their session. Check out that footage and their gallery below!
Baby Connor, 14 Weeks New ~ Clay, NY
Although most newborn shoots taken place during the first two weeks, Connor had a rougher start and was in the NICU for the first few weeks. With the wonderful care of his medical team, and unparalleled love from his parents, he gained strength and was soon ready for his camera debut. He is such a sweet little peanut! Welcome to the world, Connor.
I met this gorgeous extended family for a very quick session at Emerson Park in Auburn. We were working as quickly as possible to avoid a storm that started immediately after my last shutter click! These teen cousins were perfect models and it's always a joy to get extended family portraits that help preserve memories for lifetimes. Loving the foliage on this entry and missing my favorite season!
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