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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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The Cali Family – Fall family session at Green Lakes

Manlius, New York Last weekend I met up with the Cali family for a fall family session at Green Lakes State Park. Unbeknownst to all of us, this was also the weekend that the park was hosting their “Haunted Woods” Halloween event, so we were just seven of hundreds of people in the park! That […]

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Our Family Photos!

Cazenovia, New York Today the blog is back and it’s featuring US! I love editing photos of all of your sweet families, but there is nothing I like better than seeing my own favorite people on this screen! Today’s blog is going to feature my favorites from our family photos, taken by the lovely and […]

Family Session, Personal

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The Nannas – Family Session at Franklin Square

Syracuse, New York Today I’m sharing photos of one of my favorite families! I’ve been photographing these guys since Teal was pregnant with Kash two years ago. As always, I love watching my client’s families grow! Today I’m sharing their family session at Franklin Square Park! While I’ve worked with Teal, Tom, and Kash before […]

Family Session

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