Written by Melissa on March 31, 2009

UPS Man Hits Again…

Another fabulous album came via UPS today.? I know this family will be very excited to get this album, but I want to keep it for myself.? It is so cute.


Written by Melissa on March 30, 2009

Just My Kids, and Some Allosaurus Eggs…

Easter is just around the corner and so is my trip to Atlanta, so I had to get the kiddies outside to take advantage of some nice weather and get their Easter photos taken care of.? Nothing makes grandparents more happy right! Since we won’t be seeing Nana and Papa for Easter, they came to…

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Written by Melissa on March 29, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl…

Ok, lets start off with a little recap of the days leading up to this shoot…Baby “L” came a week and a day late.? Of course she was well worth the wait ;)? I got the privilege of meeting her this week in the hospital.? You might recall I posted these pictures previously, but due…

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Written by Melissa on March 23, 2009

A Day for Hot Mammas…

Reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Call Beth at 471.2817 For more information on Relay For Life: For more Hot Mamma information and participating vendors, go HERE or look for Hot Mammas under the info bar on the top runner of the blog


Written by Melissa on March 20, 2009

Save The Date…

More details to come… Thanks to Michelle for the fabulous? logo: Next Level Consulting


Written by Melissa on March 18, 2009

Official Sponsor of Kids-Expo

I am excited to announce that Surprise Photography is an official sponsor of the Kids-Expo, presented by IBM. The Kids Expo will be held on April 4th and 5th at the Mid Hudson Civic Center and Children’s Museum.? Entrainment includes “Dog On Fleas” and “The Magic of Michael Mintor.” I will have a booth set…

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Written by Melissa on March 16, 2009

More Baby Jack…

Only days old, I got to spend a little more time with Jack and his family at their home. This family is sooooo in love with this little man.?? Honestly, I have spent so much time with this little man myself over the past couple of days, I miss him.


Written by Melissa on March 16, 2009

Time To VOTE…

For my Fresh Face x 2.? The top 2 will join Gnorasaurus and myself for a great product shoot next month.? Thank you for taking the time to vote!? Voting ends Friday night. [polldaddy poll=”1460419″]


Written by Melissa on March 15, 2009

Shhhh……It’s A Secret….

Don’t tell dad.? This is a surprise, no pun intended, for Father’s Day.?? And no, you are not seeing double, TWINS!? And of course a fabulous older sister who made a great assistant.?? We had a great little after noon playing, running, jumping, etc.? At one point, I thought I was doing a commercial shoot…

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Written by Melissa on March 14, 2009

Little Miss Perfect…

This little sweetie pie made my job way too easy.? In fact, it was so easy I was just waiting for something to go wrong :)? But nothing did.? I can’t wait to see her again in the fall for holiday photos! BTW,? my hubby wants to golf with your hubby 🙂


Written by Melissa on March 10, 2009

Just a Tad Late…

Meet Jack William Alfaro.? We were suppose to meet a week ago, but little man was a little more comfortable where he was.? He truly was worth the wait.? What a precious little baby.? Mommy and Daddy couldn’t have looked any happier.? Welcome baby Jack! Please feel free to share some love with the family…

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Written by Melissa on March 10, 2009

40 under 40, The Event…

Last night was the 40 under 40 event at the Mid Hudson Civic Center.? All I can say is what a group of people.? There were over 800 people there last night to honor those selected for this award.?? Congratulations again to Jenn Sullivan as well as my fellow Red Sox buddy, Brett Bixby for…

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Written by Melissa on March 9, 2009

Top 40 Under 40…

Surprise Photography would like to congratulate Jenn Sullivan of Waddle n Swaddle, for being one the of the recipients of the 40 under 40 Shaker Awards.? This event is? hosted by the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce.?? I look forward to celebrating with her and all the others tonight.? And of course, I will…

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Written by Melissa on March 4, 2009

Gotta Give Props…

To Meg of Jeune Girl Crafts.? I know many of my blog stalkers are fans of hers, and if you are not, you must become one.? Her work was recently published in an online scrapbooking magazine, Making Memories for You.? Check out pages 8, 10, and 11.? I have to admit, I think it is…

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Written by Melissa on March 3, 2009

Momtrepreneur of The Month…

If you are a bride, or know a bride, who is looking for a one of a kind hair piece, something that isn’t mass produced and found in every bridal salon across the East Coast, for your special day, let me introduce you to? Tracy Williams. Tracy is the owner and designer, of My Sis…

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Written by Melissa on March 1, 2009

And Baby Makes Five…

This is the 4th time I photographed this family.? Each time is just as special as the last.? When I say this family has been with me since day 1, I really mean it.? Little Miss L was the subject of my very first “official” photoshoot.?? It is always a complement to be asked back…

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