Written by Melissa on January 27, 2011

Love Me A Redhead, Hudson Valley Children Photographer…

How can you not adore a redhead.  Mommy came to me when this little sweetie was first born to do her newborn photos, but unfortunately I was about to give birth any minute to Clinton so I had to turn her down.   Lucky for me, rather than go to someone else, she waited.  What an…

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Written by Melissa on January 25, 2011

It’s A Tiny Baby Girl, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

This past week I got to take advantage of a snow day and headed over to Vassar Brothers Medical Center to meet yet another tiny little newborn.  These first time parents were recently featured on my blog when we shot their maternity photo, yes that tiny little belly bump in the snow.   Sometimes it just…

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Written by Melissa on January 18, 2011

Them Eyes, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

There is no doubt that this little baby girl will have beautiful eyes, just look at her mom and dad.  Mom is not only beautiful, but looks beyond fabulous for just having a baby.  I have to thank mom and dad for inviting me into their home last week and giving me the honor of…

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Written by Melissa on January 18, 2011

Ladies Night, LIVE LOVE LEARN…

Don’t forget, Thursday evening is our LIVE LOVE LEARN event.  I fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association.  Tickets are $25 and include goodie bags, door prizes, hearth healthy food, gifts, exclusive offers from vendors and a chance to win some amazing raffles.   Tickets are still available for purchase at Elizabeth Boutique, Bella Luci Saloon,…

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Written by Melissa on January 17, 2011

Baby Girl Beech Tree, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

Here she is again, baby Beech Tree.  This session was the  last in our “Welcoming Me” series.  In the womb, in the hospital and now at home, we have documented some very important moments in growing of this family.  I have to say, I love this couple, they are just great people to be around. …

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Written by Melissa on January 16, 2011

Lucky and Baby, Hudson Valley Maternity Photographer…

The top accessory/prop for photos this year, the dog!  I love dogs, so when a client asks if they can incorporate their dog into their photo, I’m like heck ya!  I always felt as though having a dog was one of the best ways to prep oneself for parenthood.   They rely on you to…

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Written by Melissa on January 16, 2011

Snow Baby, Hudson Valley Maternity Photographer…

What I love about my clients, is their appreciation for photography and the art that it is.  When I walked into this couple’s home, I could see their love for photography right away.  Their house was decorated with images from their wedding, taken by one of the best wedding photographers in the Hudson Valley.   I…

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Written by Melissa on January 11, 2011

A New Baby Boy On The Ranch, Ulster County Newborn Photographer…

What a great week for me.  I got the pleasure to meet two newborns, just 24 hours old, within days of one another.  This little man joined the world just days before the new year.  I always love to see how the older siblings take in their new baby brother or sister in the hospital. …

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Written by Melissa on January 11, 2011

Hello Old Friend, Hudson Valley Family Photographer…

Over the holiday vacation I got to meet with two families from out of state, one from Florida and another from Tennessee. Although I consider each one of my sessions special, my visitors from Tennessee were extra special. Richard and Caroline are old friends from back in the college days. Richard and my husband were…

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Written by Melissa on January 10, 2011

Surprise Photography, Best of 2010

Digging through my three different hard drives, I 1) can’t believe how fast this year went by and 2) feel so luck to have had such a wonderful year. Each year seems to get bigger and better, I hope this never ends. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful group of clients…

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Written by Melissa on January 8, 2011

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day, Hudson Valley Photographer…

In addition the the LIVE LOVE LEARN event on January 20th, I will be hosting Valentine’s Mini Sessions at my design studio located in Waddle n Swaddle Poughkeepsie on January 28th and 29th.  LIVE LOVE LEARN is an event to improve the education about the importance of heart health in women.  To kick off heart…

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Written by Melissa on January 6, 2011

There’s No Snow In Florida…

A couple months ago I got a phone call from Dana, who currently lives in Florida with her family, regarding an extended family shoot during her visit home to New York.  She was excited about the idea of having snow in the photos, and she sure got her wish.  The night before our shoot, NY…

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Written by Melissa on January 5, 2011

Born On Christmas Day, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

Introducing baby Beech Tree, she was born on Christmas Day.  What a true gift for mommy and daddy this holiday season.  I was shocked when mommy sent me a note saying that she was here.  I knew she was late, but it never occurred to me that she could actually come on Christmas morning.  Just…

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Written by Melissa on January 2, 2011

Katrina And Luis, Westchester Wedding Photographer…

From the moment I met Katrina in my studio, we just clicked.  She is a lovely woman with an awesome personality.  When I met Luis for the first time, we joked about his love for the Yankees and my dislike for them.  In a dinner meeting before the wedding, we chatted like old friends and…

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