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Maeve & Saman – Engagement Session at Barry Park

Syracuse, New York You might recognize these two from their wedding blog post a few weeks back… That’s right, we’re switching it up today and featuring Maeve and Saman’s engagement session AFTER their wedding has already happened! Due to COVID-19, we had to push this session back until the week of their wedding! Despite the […]

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The Nanna Family – Family Session at Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York This week I’m taking a break from weddings and engagements to bring you the sweetest family photos! The Nannas decided to do their family session at Syracuse University and the result was amazing! This is the fifth time I’ve photographed this sweet family! The first time I met Teal and Tom was […]

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Felicia & Joe – Canandaigua Engagement Session

Canandaigua, New York I met Felicia and Joe last May at the Bristol Harbour Bridal Show. Even in the midst of hundreds of brides, I knew that these two were meant to be an SLP couple! They were so fun and easy to talk to right from the get-go and their engagement session in Canandaigua […]

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Maeve & Saman – An Elegant Garden Wedding

Syracuse, New York Maeve and Saman tied the knot last weekend and their wedding is easily one of my favorites we’ve ever photographed! They transformed their backyard to host an intimate garden wedding and the result was stunning! Maeve and Saman knew they wanted an intimate wedding right from the start. Saman’s family is from […]

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Kamie & Aaron – An Intimate Coronavirus Wedding

Fulton, New York The moment I walked into the church where Kamie and Aaron were getting married, I knew it was going to be a good day. Of course, everyone was overjoyed to be celebrating, but these two were just SO READY to marry each other and their excitement was contagious! I started communicating with […]

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Quarantine Update

Pennellville, New York We are on day 60-something of quarantine, which means we’ve been home for over two months now! Of course, I haven’t been able to photograph any sessions during this time, but I thought I’d share some updates on what we’ve been doing here at home! Staying home was a big adjustment for […]

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What to wear to your portrait session, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer

What to Wear to Your Portrait Session

By far, the question my clients ask the most is, “What should we wear to our session?” Friends, I get it. We had our portraits taken last summer and it was a challenge finding the perfect look! As portrait session approaches, today I wanted to share some tips on what to wear to your portrait […]

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Reasons to Wear a Veil

Wearing a veil is one of the oldest and most wide-spread wedding traditions and it’s also one of my favorites! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite reasons to wear a veil on your wedding day! My favorite photos to take on a wedding day are the bride and groom’s portraits. This is when I […]

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Ryan & Holly – An Intimate Wedding Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Syracuse, New York A month ago Ryan and Holly were eagerly anticipating their dream wedding which was scheduled to happen in Connecticut in mid-March. They had been planning for months and all the details were set. But when they started to hear reports of the coronavirus reaching the United States, things changed. As the phrase […]

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