Written by Melissa on November 30, 2009

A Long Time In The Making…

Each year, holiday sessions book several months in advance.  Last year this momma wasn’t able to get a holiday spot, so she booked me a year in advance (very smart move 😉 ).   Several months ago, mommy contacted me again and asked if we could postpone their shoot a couple weeks, as they were expecting…

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Written by Melissa on November 29, 2009

One Proud Family…

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and appreciation for what we have, and those who are special to us.  It is a time in which most families, near and far, come together to celebrate a special feast.  This Thanksgiving, the “S” family came together to not only enjoy a dinner, but also to spoil a…

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Written by Melissa on November 23, 2009

Best Holiday Card…

When meeting with my client to do her holiday order, I thought this was a funny concept.   I am thrilled she and her husband are going with it.  I wish I could be a fly on the wall when their friends and  family open their cards.


Written by Melissa on November 22, 2009

Margaret & Scott-Engaged…

I was a lucky gal to spend the afternoon with a  super sweet, young couple in love.  I swear I could see little hearts in the specks of their eyes.  We were originally set to shoot at the Poughkeepsie Train station main entrance, but big orange barriers and construction put a stop to that.  Lucky…

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Written by Melissa on November 21, 2009

Finally!!!!!!!

I can’t share how excited that my new website is FINALLY up.  Technology had the best of me,  my site and blog were up and down over the past 3 weeks while some wonderful techs who understand the terms like “Database ” and  “MySQL,”  figured out all the technical difficulties they were having launching my…

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Written by Melissa on November 21, 2009

Bros…

Blue eyes, red hair… what a combo these two brothers were.  They were all about doing the boy thing, playing rocks, talking trains and eating lollipops.  Lucky for me I came packing, with 2 pops in my bag.  It is amazing how a little bribery can go a long way.   What is also amazing is…

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Written by Melissa on November 20, 2009

Client Canvas Wall…

Since introducing new canvas clusters to my design collections, clients have been eating them up.  I LOVE a good canvas, never mind a wall of them! What is so special about a canvas?  When you pick the right photo and pick the right size for the room, it can be the ultimate center piece.  Canvases…

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Written by Melissa on November 15, 2009

A Baby And Her Horse Farm…

Shooting at 2 horse farms in a week, LUCKY ME! Can you believe this sweet little thing is only 6 months old.  She is completely full of life and full of smiles!  In the 90 minutes I was with this family today, this blue eyed beauty made not one peep.  She just smiled and went…

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Written by Melissa on November 11, 2009

A Girl and Her Horse…

I would be  lying if I said I had never photographed a horse before. In fact, now that I think about it, this is my 3rd time, my 2nd with this beautiful young lady.   Her mother had me come to their horse farm to photography Miss L with her horse as a gift for…

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Written by Melissa on November 9, 2009

Big Blue Eyes and The Great Red Wall…

Continuing on my tour of Northern Dutchess County this weekend, I swung into Rhinebeck to meet up with Jessica and Josh Burckhard of Rhinebeck Chiropractic.  I first met this family earlier this year when I featured Jessica as one of my Momtrepreneurs of the Month.   This time they invited me up to photograph their…

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Written by Melissa on November 8, 2009

Running In Red Hook…

This weekend I got to meet up with a fun  family up in the Red Hook area.  They brought me to a great new location with beautiful grounds and lots of running space.  There, the kiddies played a mean game of hide and go seek, jumped off rocks, and ran the hills.  Little man took…

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Written by Melissa on November 3, 2009

Farm and Charm…

Twice in one day I was lucky enough to shoot at a location that provided me with two of my favorite things, a cutie pie and lots of texture.? This little boy, and his dog, are lucky to have a lot of land to run around and be free with nature.? He also has a…

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Written by Melissa on November 2, 2009

Beverly Hillbillies…

They said it, not me :)? When driving to this shoot yesterday morning, I started thinking how cool it would be to move the family couch outside on to their beautiful farm.? I totally thrilled when Dad was completely into it and not only took the couch outside, but way out into the cow pasture.???…

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Written by Melissa on November 1, 2009

Baby In Red…

This is one special little guy to me.? This is the 3rd time I have photographed him, and he is only 8 months old.? Some of you might recognize him, he is the newborn on the back of my business card and he has his own canvas wall at Waddle n Swaddle.? We had this…

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