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The Mandal Family – Family Session in Thornden Park

Syracuse, New York I met up with Shristy and her family a few weeks ago for their family session in Thornden Park. Even though the roses had past their peak, I had a blast exploring the park with them! One of my favorite places to photograph in Thornden Park is the waterfall garden up the […]

Family Session, Maternity Session, Photography

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Charlotte & Joey – Baptism at St. Patrick’s Church

Oneida, New York Those who know me know that I love a good tradition. In fact, I must talk about tradition a lot because my kids have started to ask, “Can this be a new tradition?” any time we do something fun! This session takes tradition to the next level with a joint baptism spanning […]

Photography, Uncategorized

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The Nanna Family – Family Session at Thornden Park

Syracuse, New York If this session is giving you feelings of deja vu, there’s a good reason for that! The Nanna Family is one of my favorite return clients and I look forward to their session every year. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ve definitely seen their faces before. This […]

Family Session, Photography

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Our Family Photos at the Farm

Pennellville, New York This week, I’m sharing our own family photos at the farm! Some of you saw my Instagram stories a few weeks ago about attempting to take our own family photos… Well these are the result! If you missed it, this is what happened. Much of our land is used as a hay […]

Family Session, Personal, Photography

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Lisa & Jake – Elegant Wedding at Tailwater Lodge

Altmar, New York After a few years of waiting, Lisa and Jake finally tied the knot on Memorial Day weekend! If I could sum up the mood from this day in one word it would be “JOY!” These two were so genuinely happy and had the most beautiful wedding at Tailwater Lodge. We always start […]

Photography, Wedding

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Gail & Rich – Vow Renewal in Cazenovia

Cazenovia, New York Last weekend Caleb and I had the honor of photographing Gail and Rich for their vow renewal in Cazenovia. This was the first time I’d photographed a renewal and I have to say – I loved it! The entire day was a surprise for Gail. Rich and their daughters had been planning […]

Anniversary Session

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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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