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2021 Fall Mini Session, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse family photographer, Syracuse portrait photographer, Syracuse mini session

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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wedding on the Oneida River, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer

Andrea & Dave

Classic Wedding on the Oneida River Andrea and Dave have been married for a month and it’s the perfect occasion to showcase their beautiful day! These two had an intimate gathering that was both sophisticated and relaxed. This was our first time photographing a wedding on the Oneida River and it was gorgeous! Andrea and […]

Wedding

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family session on their farm, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer, Syracuse family photographer, CNY photographer

The Donk Family

Family Session on their Farm One of the very first weddings that I shot was for Becky and Shawn three years ago! They had their wedding at home on their farm and it was gorgeous! Fast forward to a few weeks ago when Becky asked if I’d be able to come out to their home […]

Family Session

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maternity session in Cazenovia, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer, Syracuse maternity photographer, Syracuse newborn photographer

Lee & Julie

Maternity Session in Cazenovia Lee and Julie are in one of the most exciting stages of life – expecting their first baby! Their little girl is set to arrive in just about a month and I was able to capture some photos to celebrate this season. Their maternity session in Cazenovia was simultaneously relaxed and […]

Maternity Session

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bride and groom portraits, garden wedding, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

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 […]

Photography, Wedding

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intimate coronavirus wedding, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

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 […]

Photography, Wedding

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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 […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

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bride and groom portraits, intimate wedding amid the coronavirus crisis, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

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 […]

Wedding

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winter wedding at Orchard Vali, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer

Amanda & Jason – Winter Wedding at Orchard Vali Golf Club

Lafayette, New York We wrapped up our 2019 wedding season just in the nick of time with Amanda and Jason last weekend. These two had such a joy filled day and I’m so excited to be sharing their winter wedding at Orchard Vali today! Amanda and Jason are one of the sweetest couples we have […]

Photography, Wedding

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