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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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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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2020 Goals!

Pennellville, New York Last week I shared about starting this year by taking a Business Refresh course with Kerri Lynne Education. I loved sharing my main take-away and the images from the styled shoot with you, but today I’d like to dig down deeper into my 2020 goals! Yes, I know that we are already […]

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Business Refresh with Kerri Lynne Education

Cazenovia, New York If you’ve been following me for a few years, you know that every year I make goals for my business. Well this year I went a little beyond goal making and signed up for a Business Refresh course taught by my friend Kerri Lynne! Kerri put together the most amazing workshop AND […]

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Anna & Chris – Winter Engagement Session at the Lamberton Conservatory

Rochester, New York One of my business goals for 2020 is to broaden the areas in which I’m shooting and to find inspiration in new locations. It is only fitting then, that my first engagement of the new year took place at an entirely new-to-me spot in Rochester. I met up with Anna and Chris […]

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Why I Love My Gallery System

  As the owner of Samantha Ludlow Photography, I want my clients to have a great experience from the time they book to when they download their final images.  That is one of the reasons I include an online gallery of images in every package I offer!  Today I’m talking about the gallery system that […]

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Rory – Fresh 48 Session

Syracuse, New York I will never get tired of photographing Fresh 48 Sessions!  The first few days with a new baby are so special, and it’s always an honor to document those moments!  From the first moment you hold your little one, there are so many new things to explore and learn about them!  It’s […]

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Lighting and Posing Workshop with Kerri Lynne Photography

Cazenovia, New York One of the things I’ve discovered since starting my photography business is that you are never done learning!  I am mostly self-taught, but have invested in a few excellent online courses over the years, and the effects on my work has been amazing!  This year, my photographer friend, Kerri, started offering in-person […]

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