Written by Melissa on September 16, 2011

Hudson Valley Magazine, {Part 2}

  Part 2 of my shoot with Hudson Valley Magazine.  The editors found a gem of a location when they discovered Darkside Records and Gallery.  Locate on Main Street, Poughkeepsie, this place is a must see for any music lover.  I also bought a dinosaur print off the wall for Brayden’s birthday. Clothes By: Elizabeth…

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Written by Melissa on September 8, 2011

Editorial, Hudson Valley Fashion Photographer {Part 1}…

  Ummm, holy dream come true, shooting the Fall Fashion Preview for Hudson Valley Magazine.  This was my first editorial and what an honor of it be included with this talented team, including my girls from Bella Luci Salon. I will admit, the night before I was so nervous I could barely sleep.  It didn’t…

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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 May 7, 2011

Featured, Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer…

  Once again I was honored to be featured on Best Hudson Valley Weddings Ever.  Boudoir, done SP style, is for any woman, of any age, any size, any comfort level. Trust me, your significant other will love you only more for it!  


Written by Melissa on March 9, 2011

Red Hot, Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer…

  I am so excited to be featured once again on the Best Hudson Valley Weddings Ever website.  I loved this wedding, I loved the bride and groom, I loved the whole day.  Thank you BHVWE! Check out the whole blog post HERE.  


Written by Melissa on November 17, 2010

Hudson Valley Magazine…

Recently a doula friend of mine, Sandy Trimarchi,  was interviewed by Hudson Valley Magazine for an article on “Hudson Valley Salaries 2010.”   She called me up and asked me if I wouldn’t mind shooting her photo for the article.  Hummmmm, YAY!!! Of course this was all done very last minutes so we were scrambling  to…

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