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Welcome Abigail Joy!

Syracuse, New York I’ve been on a maternity leave of sorts for a the past three-and-a-half weeks and it’s all thanks to this little lady! Our family welcomed Abigail Joy on September 24th after a very fast labor (under three hours!), and we’re all doing great! At only 7 lbs, 9 oz. she weighed almost […]

Fresh 48 Session, Personal

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New Hampshire Vacation 2018

Barrington, New Hampshire It’s been a while since I shared a personal post, so I thought I’d use this week to update you on our family’s summer!  One major thing we’ve done this summer was take our first family vacation with just the three (and a half) of us!   Don’t get me wrong, we’ve traveled […]

Personal

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It’s a Girl!

Syracuse, New York This week marks the half-way point of this pregnancy!  The morning sickness is long gone (thank goodness!) and we’re well into the second trimester!  Maybe it’s having a two-year old to keep us busy, but it’s really hard to believe that 20 weeks have gone by already! The second trimester has been […]

Personal

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Our Team is Growing!

While this business technically bears only my name, I’ve always thought of it as a family effort.  The truth is that I couldn’t possibly have started this venture without the help of my husband and daughter.  They give me encouragement, let me practice new techniques on them, and even tag along to sessions!  Well, it […]

Business, Personal

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Ludlow Family Photos 2017

Cazenovia, New York Now that our Christmas cards are all mailed, I can finally share our family photos from the Collaborative Holiday Shoot a few weeks ago!   I have to admit that Caleb and I haven’t had our photos taken professionally since our wedding!  So many things have happened since then, including the addition of […]

Personal, Photography

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Elizabeth’s Two Year Photos!

Syracuse, New York On Saturday our sweet Elizabeth Mae turned two!  I definitely had a few mommy moments where I thought “this can’t possibly be right, wasn’t she just a baby last week?!”  But two she turned and truth be told…we’re loving it!  Don’t get me wrong, I can see why the nickname “terrible twos” […]

Personal

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“Parent in a big way!”

One of my favorite movies of all time is an old, black and white film called Random Harvest.  (If you haven’t seen it, go grab yourself a bowl of popcorn and watch it now as soon as you’re done reading this!)  Anyway, in the movie there is a scene where the main character, Smithy, and his […]

Personal

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This Is Us

After a pretty busy first half of the summer, we’ve finally got a little break from work this week.  As much as I LOVE doing portrait sessions, it has been so nice to be able to just sit, relax, and enjoy the summer.  But since it’s Friday and I don’t have any new work to […]

Personal

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Our Third Anniversary

Caleb and I are the fourth generation to be married on April 27th. For so many years it was the past that made this day special – the people who had gone before me and the commitments they had made and kept. Now, three years into my own marriage, I realize that this story is not only about them, but about us. So here is a little bit of our story!

Personal

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Project365: How Taking One Photo A Day Is Changing My Photography

This Monday I started a Project365.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, basically I’m committing to taking at least one photo a day for an entire year.   It is that easy.  Or at least it sounds like it should be.  The thing is, I can’t remember the last time I […]

Personal, Photography

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