Erin | Portrait | Natural Redhead | Northport, NY

My first (and favorite) model is my sister. She may be years younger, but she had so much to teach me about how to be in front of the camera. For someone who loves to shoot, you think I'd be better at being in front of one. I'm decidedly NOT. It seems my sister was born for it, though. That gene skipped me.. hard.

This shoot ended up being a bit of a last hurrah before this lady left to go to college in Ireland. IRELAND. To study law. And probably win every college soccer game single handedly. Maybe save the world a little. I don't know. I do know she's a bit of a super hero, and I absolutely look up to my little sister. Can't you tell? 

We went for a natural, kind-of-Merida look for this shoot. C'mon - when you've got a mop like that, you have to use it. 

Risa | Portraits | Romantic, Casual | Northport, NY

Uhm, what is better than bringing your pup to a photo shoot? BeeBee was so game to model with us, and I love having some furry friends in the studio. I mean, those eyes! She just plopped into my lap (/heart) and we were all smiles. And, the gorgeous Risa made my job pretty easy. We decided to make this portrait session casual, but romantic - a timeless portrait she could hang on her wall for years to come. We had a wilder side to the shoot, but that's another blog post altogether...

Holiday Minis | Family Photography | Discount | Northport, NY | Long Island Family Photography

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Fall is here! October is absolutely my favorite month of the year. Hygge begins to set in, and yes, I am basic and love sweater weather. All the better to sip my tea with. And - ALL the scary movies! We take 31 days of Halloween VERY seriously in my house. Here's looking at the hanging zombie in my living room... 

So, if Fall has just begun, why am I talking Holiday Minis? Well, babes, Winter IS coming. And, if you're anything like me, you usually forget to do your holiday cards until it's almost too late. Think of it as my gift to you this holiday season: a reminder to get your holiday cheer together in time!

I will be hosting Holiday Minis at my home studio in Northport, Long Island from November 16-18. Sessions are a half hour long, and half the price! (Woo, baby!) So, whether it is the gift of a gorgeous, rustic print of your little one for grandma and grandpa, or just an updated holiday card to send to those cousins across the country, let's play!

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Each week, the blog will be updated with tips, sneak peeks and my favorite picks from my latest sessions. If you want to know a bit more about sessions at my home studio, or how to make the best of any photography experience you are looking for, this is the place for you! 

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