Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Heart Faces: Smiles!

This week at I Heart Faces it's all about SMILES. This was really tough for me since I have had the privilege of shooting some of the most beautiful smiles I've ever seen. So I had to pick one that stood out to me and here it is:

I mean, I've photographed tons of smiles... but I think this one stands out since he has such joy at a simple pleasure... being pushed on a swing by his mom... I don't think he realized the camera was there!!

I hope you take the time to enter your photo at I Heart Faces!!!

Beautiful Babies!

I am just adoring the little ones I've had a chance to meet in the last few weeks. First up is little A... and she is friends with another cutie I photographed back in March. We had a beautiful day to take pictures. At 6 months old, she was so sweet and cooperative. She even put up with mommy and me dressing her (and undressing and getting dressed again) with nothing but smiles. Her beautiful mommy got into the act too.

Last week, I met a little one who is the youngest of NINE... and if the other 8 are half as gorgeous, I think this family should have 9 more.... too much cuteness. Little M is almost a year old and mom thought it was important that this little one not suffer the same fate as many of us "youngest children" where they reach adulthood and realize that A. there are only a few photographs and B. all of those photographs also feature older siblings (not that I'm speaking from experience as the youngest of 4!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Brown Eyes Can't Feel Left Out!

Ahh the soulful eyes of a brown eyed child.

This week I took a brother-sister team over to one of my favorite locations for a nice morning photo shoot. Big brother was sooooo sweet to his little sister. She was a little shy but I couldn't resist those big brown eyes. Mom has beautiful big brown eyes too but wouldn't let me take her picture!

I'm lucky enough to have a friend who is due in just a few weeks so she has been nice enough to let me do a maternity shoot with her little man. He can't wait to become a big brother. We had a great time running around this property while snapping photos of him and mommy. Can't wait to meet his little sister in a few weeks, though I think mom is about ready for me to meet her TOMORROW!

Monday, April 19, 2010

So Many Blue Eyed Beauties!!

The blue eyes have been out in FORCE recently. In one week I had photographed 4 blue eyed beauties.

Up first is a brother and sister combo that were just a joy to photograph. Big brother was a total ham and very cooperative. His sister was a little more "on the go" but still stopped to flash those baby blues for me. I don't think I've ever seen such a combination of big & blue eyes on a child!

Up next I got to spend some time with my neighbor's blue eyed beauties. The B-man wanted nothing to do with photos this day but luckily, they live about 1/2 a mile away so I can catch him anytime.

Little sister was, of course, ready for her close up!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Great Weather, More Local Cuties!

The weather in the Valley couldn't be any nicer for early April and I am really starting to get rolling with my spring shoots. Earlier this week I was privileged to do my very first communion shoot. This little doll got to have her very first up-do (which, as the mother of two girls of my own, I can totally appreciate!). She looked like a little angel.

I'm glad her little brother was able to get into the act... Mr B was quite the charmer as we had a super casual "let's go to the playground" photo shoot.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring is HERE!

Finally!!!! The days are getting nice and my clients are treating me to some of the best locations in the Hudson Valley. The father of these cuties works at Vassar so he was able to steer us toward some great locations on campus.

Try not to be jealous of the red hair... I know I was!

Such a loving pair!

I love that they climbed into this canoe that was sitting on the shore.... check out the dirty knees!
This little boy was full of adventure while his sister was 100% girl!

Girls! Girls! Girls!

I wasn't sure I was going to have any successful shoots in the past week. We had record setting rainfall for the early part of the week and I was sure that my shoots later in the week would be a washout but I am glad I was wrong. The weather was utterly spectacular as I traveled over to Dutchess County for two great shoots.

My first shoot was rescheduled twice due to rain but well worth the wait. I met 3 adorable sisters. They couldn't look any different but each was a beauty in her own right.

I followed up this fabulous trio with a photo shoot with a little girl I hadn't seen in quite some time and I can't believe how fast time flies! She's now 3 and was totally a charmer. Miss M is definitely the apple of her parents' eyes and was such a pleasure to photograph.