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Entries in suffolk county child photographer (6)


Sessions like this make my heart leap out of my chest... 

This session was photographed on Mother's Day weekend.. It has been a story I have been wanting to share for some time now.  When Christena contacted me through my website saying this:

" I live in the Bahamas and will be traveling up with my 2 yr old son to Long Island for a few days from May 7 - 9.  I absolutely love your photographs - especially the way you capture kids.We are going up to meet a very special little girl (my son's biological half sister who is only 3 weeks older than him).Both of our families used the same donor and we just found out about each other!  I'd love to know if you're free for May 9th (or on the preceding weekend - even though that's Mother's Day weekend)"

I was so very touched with their story and getting to know Jenny and Christena through email that I could not wait to meet them all. 

It was a perfect Spring day, they were so open and warm that the session happened so naturally and effortlessly.

Look at how brother and sister got along!

And how absolutely adorable they both are..

When I post about my sessions I cannot even express how much I love my job.  It is a feeling that is indescribable.  Then when the sessions have a meaning so grand, you cannot imagine how amazingly blessed I feel knowing that Jenny and Christena trusted this monumental event to me. 

Jenny and Christena, you are both nurturing, kind and effortlessly compassionate.  I thank you not only for allowing me to capture this moment in your life, but for showing the support and kindness to me and my family over the past few months.  I hope if you ever travel back this way Christena you all think of me again to capture the bond between H & R.

I would love to share their story, in their own words over at  Here is part of the story..

On February 1, 2011, I entered my donor dad's ID# and up popped a message that said Girl Born Nov2008. My son was born in December of 2008. Not only did my son have a biological half sister, but they were almost exactly the same age. The joy and excitement that overwhelmed me on reading that simple message was totally unanticipated. I wrote to the parents as quickly as my shaking fingers allowed.

In the ensuing months, we have written back and forth at least 100 times. We have exchanged lots of pictures and stories. We have sent gifts back and forth. We, and our kids, have talked on video Skype. And on May 6th, our flight touched down at JFK airport and we got to spend the most joyous Mother's Day weekend together.

Please click here to read the entire story.. It is so beautiful !


Wasn't it just yesterday we were in third grade? 

So you're in third grade, learning about school stuff never thinking that in a million years you would ever be parents right? 

Well I have known Justin since the third grade.. see exhibit A (we are the ones with the big white arrows pointed at our heads):
Fast forward a few decades later and we are both parents. Crazy how fast time flies because it was literally just yesterday we were all in Mr. Kaplans class trying not to kill the guinea pig.  (whoever cut my hair like that should have never had a beauticians license.)

Justin couldn't make the session because he was out playing hockey with his friends, but I finally got to meet the Mrs. Justin and she was so easy to chat with and didn't seem to mind that I asked her kids to take off their jackets in 40 degree weather! (thanks Melissa!! )

The boys look just like Dad:

And their baby girl looks just like Mom:

What was adorable about Melissa & Justin kids is that they really, really liked taking pictures with one another.. It was really sweet to watch out Big Brother was always looking out for his baby Sis.  Can you hear her laughing in these photos?

I love this one of the their little guy.. so pensive:

Look how sweet they all are:

And how silly they can be:

Thanks so much Melissa (it was so great getting to meet you!) and Justin! Your children are adorable and they didn't mind my camera at all!! 

To see more from this session head over to my Facebook Fan page.


Lollipop, Lollipop... 

As I walked around the park with A & C's Mom she shared her story.  A story that just melts your heart and makes you realize that she was put on the earth to spread good.  Her little girls were full of laughter and light.  We had such a great time walking around the park.

What I love when I photograph siblings is that the younger one is always trying to emulate the older.  I find it so endearing and heart warming. 

Look at the sister sweetness here..

And how they gazed out onto the lake together..

Look at these curls!!

And this light in her hair!! LOVE IT..

And they LOVED the lollipops I gave them at the end of their session..

Thank you so much Elizabeth for allowing me to photograph your beautiful daughters.  :)

To see more from this session, head over to my Facebook Fan Page..


This is my job. Amazingly.

This is my job.

I get to photograph "oh my goodness those cheeks"

I get to photograph little pixie fairies

I get to photograph happy.

I get to photograph handsome

I get to photograph innocence

I get to photograph angelic

I get to photograph sisters

I get to photograph love

and love

This is my job.
I am blessed.
I am blessed to have clients that let me in.  Not just the front door.  But they let me inside of who they are as a family. They allow me to find their beauty.

Photography has given me so much in my life.  It shows me that regardless of how ugly the world can be that there is so much love.  So so much love.   You just have to stop and watch.

Thank you so much Danielle and Jim for letting me in.  For choosing me to photograph your family, and for allowing my camera to capture the magic you all create together.

Go here to see more of this gorgeous family.



16 Never looked so beautiful. Suffolk County Long Island Photographer

A friend of mine has a daughter that just turned 16.  16!!  That is like eight lifetime's ago for me.  I was blown away from how mature Brandi was and how she is so focused on her future. 

Brandi and I went to a Bayard Cutting Arboretum last Friday.  It was a glorious day.  The sun was out, it was warm, flowers are starting to bloom.  It truly was a beautiful day.

I literally shot the entire session in about a half an hour.  It was just that easy with her. She was so comfortable in front of the camera.  Here are some of my favorite from the day.  Make sure you head over to my Facebook Fan page to check out the rest!!  :)


Lots of laughs -Suffolk County Long Island Child Photographer

This past week I had the pleasure of photographing two adore children.

What was wonderful about this session was it was a friend from way, way, back in the day.  Kelly and I were in the fifth grade together.  We used to be cheerleaders together in Junior High.  We went to Great Adventure the day after prom.  She was a friend whom I had lost touch with over the many years.

It was crazy to find out she has a little girl who is five and a little boy who just turned three.  Exactly my kids age. 

Her kids were so funny.  So full of laughs and giggles.  I truly had the best time meeting Kelly, her husband Manny and their adorable children.

Here are my favorites from the session: