Maria & Josh, The Eagle’s Nest

Being that I only shoot a handful of weddings a year due to my portrait business,  I’ve been exceptionally lucky in the fact that the couples I work with are pretty laid back, fun to be around, and very much in love. Josh and Maria were an absolute dream couple and I enjoyed every moment of photographing their wedding at The Eagle’s Nest  in Bloomingburg, New York this past weekend. We had a special moment just into the reception when a large rainbow appeared over head, a sign that their loved ones above cherished their union and that they were there with them.  Congratulations again to Maria and Josh, and I can’t wait for your future together.  


Hudson Valley Custom Newborn Portrait Photographer

We are honored  that you would consider Surprise Photography to document your little one’s very first portraits; these are the first portraits that will be treasured for years to come and will beautifully chronicle your family’s history.  Please contact us at or click here for booking details. 


A Tribute To Mom, Happy Mother’s Day

To show our appreciation to all the moms we have the honor to photograph every year, we wanted to create a little tribute to mom video.  Here are  just some of the highlight of the special moments we’ve had the thrill to capture over the year.  


First Baby of Dutchess County 2017

For the 3rd New Year, we have invited the First Baby of Dutchess County to the studio for a complimentary newborn session with Surprise Photography.  This year, baby Kamaya was welcomed at Vassar Brothers Hospital, at 3:45 am, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces.  Being the first baby born of the New Year is pretty special thing, and we wanted to give a little gift of custom portrait photography to her family. There’s no better way to remember and share a moment than with pictures.

As an extra special gift, Poughkeepsie based Bella Luci Salon, treated mommy to a bit of pampering and provided her with hair and makeup for our shoot. Thank you to Shatya and Elvin for sharing your first baby with us, she is a special little lady. 

Find our behind the scenes video of our 2016 session HERE.  

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Taylor, High School Senior Portrait Photography

When you haven’t done something for a while, you forget how much you love it.  That’s how I felt this summer when I photographed Taylor’s High School Senior portraits.  Now that I’m getting older, my friends kids are getting older too and that means they are getting ready to make the big leap to college.  Taylor is very special to our family, since she is also our babysitter, I can’t tell you how much my boys love her and how much we are going to miss her next year.  But we are very proud of her and can’t wait to see her on school breaks. 
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