I have been the Williams family photographer for many years now, you might recall the epic photo I took at their maternity session, which is featured on my main page of my site. But when Mom told me about the idea of photographing the whole family in a big mud puddle, I was geeked. As a mom of 3 boys, I can appreciate the desire to just play like a boy and get dirty. This is life with kids, why not step outside the box and photograph how we really are. I will admit, I wanted in and thank goodness Michele has a great sense of a humor, cause I tackled her in the mud and threw her in afterwards, that was fun! So, how do we top this one?
It’s time for the 2nd annual Mid-Hudson Marketplace, and this year we are moving our venue to the gorgeous grounds of Nostrano Vineyards. The event, which features homegrown artist, makers, crafters, farmers, mom & pops and pop up shops, will take place October 10th, from 11am – 5pm. Come join us for some great local shopping, wine tasting, food trucks and live music. bring your friends. Click on the image for the direct link and current vendors.
I have a hard time looking at my kids and realizing how fast they are growing up. I get that same feeling when I watch my newborns come back for their one year shoot. I had the joy of first meeting this young lady when she was in her mommy’s tummy. Here newborn shoot was one of my favorites, first image below, and big sister is a star for the camera. The best part of seeing my babies again, is to see how much their personality has grown. Thank you again for the playdate, I can’t wait for the next one.
Sometimes things don’t work out with a session as planned, like location for instance. I have been doing the “B” family portraits for years, so when I showed up to our original shooting grounds and found it closed, I slightly panicked. Since I was in an area I wasn’t to familiar with, I had to think quick for a backup plan. A friend once told me, “Always look around the corner, cause you might find something better.” So I hoped in my car and drove down the street and round the corner and found a with the help of mom, found something even better. The grounds of this new place were absolutely lovely, even the weeds were beautiful. We went for a hike and on the way back to the car, the dramatic clouds moved in and the bottom photo came out, one of my favorites of last year.