Written by Melissa on July 28, 2011

Birthday Boy…

  Yes, I am officially the mother of a 6 year old.  There is nothing that brings me more joy than my children and I can’t believe my baby boy is 6.   It is amazing how much joy and pride his little man brings me everyday. He gave me the strength to follow my dream…

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Written by Melissa on July 27, 2011

2 Years Later, Hudson Valley Family Photographer…

  The return of one of my favorite families.  If you know them, you know they are just too kind and sweet for words.  I had a wonderful afternoon with them this time of year, 2 years ago.  Now we meet again with a sweet baby girl added to the mix.  I had a great…

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Written by Melissa on July 20, 2011

Tiny Tummy, Hudson Valley Materntiy Photographer…

  I recently got a phone call from this momma, who is 35 weeks pregnant,  to discuss doing her maternity and newborn photos.  We were cutting it close on time to the baby’s birth but luckily that weekend, I was going to be close to her neck of the woods.   So we were able…

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Written by Melissa on July 20, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys, Hudson Valley Children Photographer…

  I recently met this mom through a group of friends we both hang with and she had mentioned how she would love to have me photograph her two boys.  If there is anything I know, brothers!  I get plenty of training at home.  I have to thank Mom and Dad for letting me drag…

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Written by Melissa on July 19, 2011

Staatsburgh Farm, Hudson Valley Child Photographer…

  Recently I met up with this brother and sister duo on a private far out in Staatsburgh, NY. We shot on a beautiful piece of property owned by a 92 year old woman, who is still out everyday caring for her gardens and riding her horses.  I look at these two kids and wished…

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Written by Melissa on July 15, 2011

Sweetness Continues, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer…

  My week of newborn boys continues with this ball of sweetness.  He came a tad late and since I was on vacation, I didn’t get to see him in the hosptial.  As soon as I returned I zipped right down in his house to have some playtime.  He is a super cute little peanut…

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Written by Melissa on July 13, 2011

Published, Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer…

I am so excited to announce that Surprise Photography has been featured in the Design Aglow “Creative Posing Guide For Brides,” Inspire Me Cards.  Over a 1,000 photos were entered, 82 were chosen and 2 were mine!   The list of photographers featured in this publication are just amazing artiest and I am grateful and…

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Written by Melissa on July 8, 2011

Zimmer Brothers, Hudson Valley Commercial Photographer…

  Recently I teamed up with my neighbor and local jeweler, Zimmer Brothers, for a Commercial shoot to promote their Hearts On Fire diamond center.  What girl doesn’t LOVE diamonds!!!  The couple in our shoot was apart of an online contest run on the Zimmer Brothers Facebook Fan Page.  Although they are not engaged yet,…

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Written by Melissa on July 7, 2011

Back To The Orchard, Hudson Valley Child Photographer…

  I am finally back from vacation and back on the blog.  Since I last blogged,  T-ball and school came to an end and my family just got back from vacation. The time to blog was just not there.  Now that we are back, I am  playing the catch up game. Before I left, I…

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