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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Best of Surprise Photography 2016

Happy 2017!!! Every year I like to take a look back at all my sessions and select my personal favorites to be included in the Best of Surprise Photography 2016.  These images have been selected to win a 16×20 Gallery Wrap Canvas, a gift from me, for getting the most likes on my Facebook page. Please be sure to get to my page by January 3rd, 2017 to pick your favorite.  Thank you again for another wonderful year of support!

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Baby’s First Christmas 2016

Surprise Photography will once again be offering Baby’s First Christmas mini sessions in our studio the week of November 28th – December 3rd.  Session fee includes 20 minute photoshoot, 8-12 proofed images in an online gallery, full use of clothing closet, props and $50 print credit. There is a $25 fee for any additional siblings.  Due to studio size, please no groups larger than 4.  All ordered photos will be uploaded TinyPrints or Minted for your holiday cards.  You will also receive a social copy for online sharing purposes.


Each day will have a themed set (pictures to come).

Session Dates and Times:

November 28th, 29th, 39th, December 1st, 2nd
9:30 am
12:00 pm

December 3rd
9:30 am

For full details or booking, please contact me online or email me at

Yup, I’m Still Here. Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer

Yes, my poor blog has taken a hit the last 5 months but that’s because I’ve been a busy worker bee in the studio.  I’ve had the joy of photographing a whole bunch of babies, just like this sweet newborn right here.

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