2 Veterinarians, A Dog and A Baby, Hudson Valley Maternity Photographer

Now that winter is here,  I can’t help but to think that cold nights lead to spring and summer maternity sessions.  From last summer, I had the joy of photographing this beautiful couple as well as their four legged fur baby.  I’m such a dog lover, that when families ask if they can join in, I’m all over it.

Look at mommy to be, she is one of those people who do pregnancy so well.

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New Year, New Baby Giveaway 2016


It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate the first baby born in Dutchess County.  Last year I had the joy of photographing baby Charlie, who was born at 10:43 am at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Baby Charlie was such a fun baby to photograph, he was full of smiles and personality as you can see in the image below.


Baby Charlie, First Baby 2015

This year, Surprise Photography will once again be offering a complimentary newborn shoot for the first reported baby born at Northern Dutchess or Vassar Brothers Hospital in 2016.  The new Year, New baby session also includes a $350 print to use as the parents wish.  But wait, it gets even better!! This year a group of local woman-owned businesses have also contributed gifts for the first baby. These amazing woman have come together and have donated over $3,300 in gifts for baby and family.  This gifts include:

Waddle n Swaddle Gift Card
Sweets from The Ardent Homesteader
A frame from Brick & Button
A gift card from Bella Luci Salon
A Baby Blessing from Heartsfull Ceremonies
A gift set from Three Sisters Herbals
Jamberry Nails, Jen Puleo
A gift card from Poughkidsie
An Arbonne Baby Gift Set from Arbonne by Aimee Bower
Sweet Treats from Dolci Bella
A facial by The Blushery
A massage gift card from Botanica Massage & Wellness
A 2 hour home cleaning from Brush Off
A gift card from Violet Hill Designs
Beautiful wall pieces by Tiny Little Nest
A complimentary one hour design consultation with Nina Isabella
A gift voucher with Dreaming of A Mouse
Kindermusik gift card by The Harmony Garden School of Music
A New Year Baby arrangement by A Night in Bloom Event Floristry
A newborn healthy diet consultation with Holistic Healing and Nutrition

**Gifts can not be exchanged for cash, please note any expiration dates**

I will be watching for the big announcement and we look forward to meeting the first baby! For any additional information or details, please email me at melissa@surprisephotography.com

Baby’s First Christmas 2015

Now booking Baby’ First Christmas mini sessions, in the studio November 30th, December 1st and 5th.   Three days, three different sets.   For full details, click on the photo below and that will bring you to our event PDF.   You can then book you preferred date  HERE.  Space is limited so be sure to get your spot before it is gone.

Holiday Mini 2015

Burlap Baby, Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer

It has been a while since this newborn photographer has blogged an itty bitty baby, so time for a flash back.  I loved the earthy, burlap approach we took with the styling.   Rope basket and hat by Quackles Handcrafted.

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Mud Party, Hudson Valley Family Photographer

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?

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