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Emily’s Red Carpet 18th Birthday Party

Syracuse, New York What do you do when the Sweet 16 birthday party of your dreams gets cancelled due to COVID? You reschedule, of course! Emily celebrated turning 18 in style with a red carpet themed birthday party in downtown Syracuse. The first thing I noticed about Emily was her incredible sense of style. She […]

Birthday Party, Photography

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The Burdick Family – Extended Family Session at Their Home

Cicero, New York Some of my favorite photo sessions have started out as gifts. This summer session was a gift to Lori from her daughters for her birthday. We gathered the whole family together to do an extended family session at their home and this was the result! One of my favorite thing to capture […]

Family Session, Photography

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The Nanna Family – Summer Family Session at Green Lakes

Fayetteville, New York The Nanna Family is back on the blog this week! Over the summer, in the midst of the most hot and humid August we have had in a while, I got together with these guys to photograph their family. Despite the heat we had a blast at their family session at Green […]

Family Session

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Mariella’s Newborn Session at Home

Syracuse, New York I love newborn sessions, and apparently so do you! Last week you all voted on which type of session I should feature on the blog and newborn won by a landslide. Lucky for all of you, I’ve been keeping these darling pictures to myself since August and now is the perfect time […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session, Photography

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The Pinter Family – Winter Extended Family Session at Our Farm

Pennellville, New York I love photographing extended family sessions, especially when I know one of the families involved! I had photographed our friends, Sarah and David, and their kids a few years ago when their littlest was born. This year, Sarah reached out with the idea of doing an extended family session this winter over […]

Family Session, Photography

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The Hughes Family

Cicero, New York It seems fitting to start the new year off with a newborn session blog post! Today’s newborn session features such a fun and joyful family, as well as the CUTEST big sister. Sarah and Tom welcomed their little boy, Timothy, in early December. One thing that made this session so special to […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session, Photography

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2022 Goals and Updates!

Pennellville, New York It seems crazy to me that I’m posting my annual goals/updates blog, especially since I don’t think I did one in 2021! Last year was a year of transition for our family and it looks like 2022 will be a year of transitions for Samantha Ludlow Photography. Today I’m excited to share […]

Business, Personal

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The Augustine Family

Skaneateles, New York I literally can’t wait to share today’s blog post. These images are both beautiful and so full of love and that makes my photographer heart sing! I met Jackie and Nick at their home for a beautiful family session in Skaneateles and today I’m sharing all my favorites! I probably don’t say […]

Family Session, Photography

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The DeStefano Family

Fayetteville, New York Today’s post should definitely put us into the holiday spirit! With five of the sweetest kids, beautiful Christmas décor, and a good reason for celebrating this session is one of my favorites to date! Today I’m featuring the DeStefano Family and my favorite images from their session at their new home. Lenny […]

Family Session, Photography

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2021 Fall Mini Sessions

Pennellville, New York One of my dreams when we bought our farm in 2019 was to be able to use the property for photo sessions. I’m happy to say that that dream has certainly become a reality over the last two years! I’ve shot a number of family sessions at our farm and have hosted […]

Family Session, Photography

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