Grandparents + Grandkids Family Session

Some of my most favorite things to capture are families who aren't all local to each other, but who have come together and want to have their photos taken. It's such an honor to be included in such a bonding experience that will be saved in the form of my photos for them to have forever!

And then it's just even better when the kids are so darn cute and fun, and we make some really beautiful photos together.

Thanks so much for coming by to look at this session!

Mother's Day Mini Sessions // Skaneateles New York Photography

How is May already almost over?! This week is crazy for me as photo sessions ramp up and I get into production with some wedding clients for their day-of things. Today I'm looking back on these mini sessions from the beginning of the month in celebration of Mother's Day. I teamed up with Buddhaful Bellies to coordinate this offering at the gorgeous Sky Yoga + Wellness studio in Skaneateles and am so happy with how they turned out! Each session has such a different vibe to it, all because of who the subjects were. The idea here was to capture moms and their kids (no matter what the ages!) because mamas, we need to be in the pictures too - and not just selfies! I hope these are photos that will be cherished forever.

First, I'm showing you the test run that Tori and I set up for marketing purposes. She happens to have the cutest little babe ever!

And here are the rest of the sessions!

65th Anniversary Party // Auburn, New York Photography

I don't share many events that I've photographed, but I just have to share a few from this surprise anniversary party a few weekends ago. Barbara and Fred have been together for 65 years, and their family surprised them with a party at the Sunset Restaurant in Auburn. It was such a pleasure to be there with them and capture all of the delight on everyone's faces throughout the afternoon! Here are a few of my favorites...

Daniela // Skaneateles Lake Maternity Photography Session

Secret : I usually scan through my clients' Facebook before our sessions because I'm sometimes afraid I won't recognize them when we arrive at our locations. This is relevant because although I'm always excited to photograph my clients, Daniela is absolutely gorgeous and I knew she would be rocking her sweet baby bump for our session - I just LOVE expectant moms... they're so beautiful!! And then these two show up and are so sweet, funny and caring together... I'm so excited for them to be parents and cannot wait to photograph their sweet baby girl - due this week!

Olivia's 21st Birthday and Graduation Portraits // Rochester New York Photographer

My amazing sister has had quite the month! She turned 21 at the end of April and graduated from Nazareth College (in 3 years!! Summa Cum Laude!!) She's in front of my camera often, but I don't really share them in this space and today I'm breaking that chain. We did a quick little session on her birthday in Highland Park in Rochester, New York on her birthday and another one on graduation day at Nazareth. Here are just a few of my faves from each occasion.

That last one is her and I - the editing is a little wonky because the settings on my camera were wrong when I handed it over, but I couldn't trash it!! I love this little sis of mine so, so much. Her beauty, talent and drive continually amaze me and I cannot wait to be alongside her as she tries new things and succeeds in everything she does.

Love you, Liv!! Xoxo

Channing // Babyhood Portraits, Syracuse NY

Coming atcha with boy photo session #4 in a row!! Oh my goodness, I love these photos so much. Channing was the happiest, sweetest, cutest photo subject during our session in Onondaga Park in Syracuse just before Easter. We happened to coordinate this shoot on such a gorgeous day in April... things couldn't have been more perfect. Anyways, I'll let you check out these for yourself - look at that radiant smile!!

Thanks for coming by, friends!

Andrew's First Birthday Cake Smash // Auburn, New York Photography

I don't know what it is, but my camera seems to only be capturing little boys this year! Andrew is the 2nd of a streak of 9 boy photo subjects (not counting parents). Anyways, his mama wanted a session that was colorful and sprinkle themed - jimmies, anyone? It's so funny, most kids I've seen who have the opportunity to just go wild with a cake in front of them are so apprehensive and calm! But, he made up for that when the container of sprinkles came out - I was sweeping them off my floor for at least a week afterwards.

Check out some of my favorites from this jimmie filled cake smash session!

Graydon's First Birthday Photos // Skaneateles, New York Photography

Hi, friends! I'm back to show you some of what I've been up to in the past month. Luckily, we've had some bouts of good weather here in Central New York and people are starting to get in the mood to take photos! These photos took place indoors, inside the gorgeous Sky Yoga and Wellness studio in downtown Skaneateles, New York. The exposed brick and wood floors make such a cool setting and produce the moody style of photos that I loooove oh so much!

Here are my favorites from this session with Graydon, who turned one earlier this year! He was so sweet and fun to play with!

The Bucktooth Family // Newborn Twin Lifestyle Photography

I get SO happy when inquiries come in for in-home lifestyle sessions, and I get even MORE happy when it involves twins. And then I think my heart will just burst when I show up, their home is the perfect setting, the family is absolutely gorgeous, and the babies are so beautiful I could just eat them up. Just writing that made my heart skip a beat. So, I'm so excited to share these with you today!

Thanks SO much for stopping by. If you loved this kind of session because it feels so perfect for you and your family, let's plan something! The good thing is that we don't have to rely on the weather here in Central New York, where we have had 3 seasons in 3 days.