Written by Melissa on July 30, 2009

Birthday Boy…

I am not sure why #4 has hit me as hard as it has, but my baby boy is another year older.? As much as any child can test his parents patience, and he does, Brayden is a complete joy and amazes me every day.? I am so proud to be his momma.? And he…

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Written by Melissa on July 29, 2009

Orange Glow…

This summer we have surely seen our share of crazy weather.? It seems like thunderstorms are apart of our daily routine.? The other night as I was putting the boys to bed, there appeared to be an orange like glow around the house.? It was as though the sky was on fire.? Mother Nature, playing…

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Written by Melissa on July 27, 2009

Christmas in July…

Holidays will be here before you know it.? I know, we barely had? a summer.? Last years holiday sessions were booked by the end of August.? Well we are coming to the end of July and I only have 4 dates remaining.? If you are interested in more information regarding those dates, please drop me…

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Written by Melissa on July 24, 2009

Lake Minnewaska…

One of our favorite places to go for a day with the family and dogs, Lake Minnewaka.? People from all over come here to swim, hike, bike and climb.?? We had some enjoyable weather on Sunday, so we hit the trails.? Kids and dogs took a nice long nap when we got home 😉


Written by Melissa on July 23, 2009

Opening August 09…

This August, Surprise Photography will be opening? “Surprise Photography Design Studio” in Poughkeepsie.? This space will not be a photo studio, but a gallery to display all my new goodies as well as to meet with clients.? My mission with the new studio is to help make the the post session process, as smooth as…

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Written by Melissa on July 22, 2009

I LOVE Canvases…

FedEx man made another fantastic delivery yesterday, 2 lovely canvases.? One of my clients called me up looking for a special birthday present for his wife.? My first question was, “What kind of ‘Best husband in the world’ do you want to be?”?? He picked a lovely 16×20 gallery wrap, which she has since gotten…

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Written by Melissa on July 20, 2009

DragonFly…

A friend of mine recently approached me about doing some new photos for her website. She wanted something fresh and new that related to her work in holistic healing.? This was an exciting project because of the nature of the shoot as well as it was something so different for me.? The artistic juices were…

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Written by Melissa on July 19, 2009

Over The River, And Through The Woods…

This past weekend I was invited back to see little “S” and his sweet little sister.? I first met this family about 2 years ago when “S” was just a baby himself, and now he is a great big brother.? Sister has fire red hair that goes great with her all smiles personality.? She was…

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Written by Melissa on July 16, 2009

ALEX?S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION …

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the BabyMine Playgroup will host an Alex?s Lemonade Stand at Stop & Shop on Saturday, July 25th, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, on South Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. BabyMine Playgroup is a Moms Meetup with more than 150 members devoted to parenting, supporting each…

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Written by Melissa on July 15, 2009

Dundalk…

I sometimes refer to the days in which I worked in the field in which I went to school for, as my “former life.”? In my former life, I was an Exercise Physiologist and I did my intern in Cardiopulmonary Rehab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.? I lived in a small down called “Dundalk,”…

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Written by Melissa on July 14, 2009

All The Little Pieces…

One of my favorite parts about shooting newborns, is getting all their little parts.? Our babies grow up so fast,? so I want to help my clients remember how precious their babies 10 little toes are.? A great example of how fast time goes by, I originally shot big brother “L” when he was about…

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Written by Melissa on July 13, 2009

Virginia…

Our next stop on our vacation included a short stay with some friends of ours that relocated to VA a couple years back from Poughkeepsie.? Brayden and their oldest were born about 6 months apart, and the best of buds before they moved. ? I knew it would be so much fun to have ALL…

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Written by Melissa on July 11, 2009

Past, Present and Future…

I was so glad that the early weeks predictions of Saturday thunderstorms held off, and we had wonderful weather this morning. ? This session tied in the past, present and future for this family.? The past being the cute little wagon that mommy brought, that once belonged to her grandfather. One happy little man and…

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Written by Melissa on July 8, 2009

Showcase…

Here is yet another fabulous treasure I came home to last week. This canvas piece is an absolute work of art.? To truly get an idea of its size, I brought Brayden out to stand next to it.?? This heirloom will surely last a lifetime.


Written by Melissa on July 7, 2009

DC

The family and I ran away from NY last week for a nice little family trip with the boys.? The last vacation, Hawaii, they were left behind with the grandparents. So we wanted to have some family time with the boys. ? Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the 1300 photos I took but…

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Written by Melissa on July 6, 2009

Hudson Fest…

I am so happy to announce that one of my photos has been used for the official poster for “Highland Hudson Fest,”? A celebration of the opening of the Walkway Over The Hudson.? There is also a save the date floating around out their with another cute photo on it, but I haven’t seen it…

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Written by Melissa on July 5, 2009

Got My Baby Fix…

I have been waiting months to meet this little guy.? He is just as sweet as his momma, whom I met a couple months back at the “Hot Mammas” fundraiser in April.? I took advantage of the beautiful weather and we had a nice morning outside with all the family, including all the grandmas and…

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Written by Melissa on July 4, 2009

New Product: Session In A Box…

This new product showed up on my front porch just as I got home from vacation, and I have to say it’s “SO FIERCE.” (Gwen, Cindy, Carolyn, & Sally, you are going to LOVE this). ? This custom session box is about 2 inches thick and includes 20 of your favorite session images, mounted on…

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Written by Melissa on July 3, 2009

I’m Back, For Good…

It seems like I have been gone more this month than I have been home.? The joys of summer!? The Surprise Family ran away for a little over a week to Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia.? We had a great time watching some baseball and visiting with some friends.? I took way too many photos…

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