27 03/14
14:47

Best of 2013 Portraits

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is when I get to photograph the bride and groom alone.  There’s always a peace and calm having a few moments away from the all the people and the busy atmosphere.  I look forward to those moments because it gives them a chance to just enjoy each other and take in the moment of marriage.  It’s romantic in a way and a true emotional capture.  So here it is, the best of 2013 portraits!

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27 03/14
14:42

Nicole Edsall – Vocalist

I was contacted by a local band to take their photographs and of course my answer was yes.  I love to support my local musicians and artists.  So we started out with the lead singer of Darling Nikki and the Dappers, whom is crazy gorgeous!  Talk about the lady in red, right?  We had a lot of fun in the studio and now I get to look forward to photographing the entire band.  Pretty excited for that!

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24 03/14
14:14

Mickenzie & Mark Engaged!

First meeting Mickenzie and Mark they had me laughing within seconds.  They are just full of smiles and genuine joy to be getting married.  So I immediately knew it was a perfect fit!  For Mickenzie, wedlock was far from her mind but then she met Mark and the stars aligned.  They’ve been planning a very non-traditional wedding which I am looking forward to photographing.  For their engagement session we frolicked through Boonville, New York taking photographs in our “Spring” which really for upstate New York means snow. ;)   We exchanged great conversation and laughs along the way and it was wonderful getting to know Mickenzie and Mark better.  Congratulations on your engagement, you two!  And I can’t wait for the wedding!

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19 03/14
18:17

Cassandra & Jeremy Expecting!

I’ve known Cassandra and Jeremy since I shot their engagement session years ago.  They are incredible people and just the thought of them starting a family brings me great joy because I know they are going to raise an amazing child.  It’s seriously such a cool thing to watch people change and grow through the years.  Another one of the perks of people a photographer and building relationships with people.  They came into the studio to take some maternity photos and catch up.  I’m so excited for them as the baby is due any day now.  I am SO excited for you both! <3

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18 03/14
18:17

Boudoir Sessions with Alex Chalkley Photography

Sooo super awkward post!  Yes, these are photos of a boudoir session I did with the very beautiful and talented, Alex Chalkley Photography.  I was terrified to post these because one, I am a very shy woman when it comes to my appearance and two, what would people think?  The reason why I’m willing to be entirely vulnerable here is because doing a boudoir session completely changed my life.  It built up my confidence and reminded me how wonderful it is to be a woman.  I cannot stress enough how I think every single woman should be photographed this way and not only as a present to your significant other or husband to be but also to yourself.  We are strong, resilient, intelligent, captivating, and mysterious.  Those facts need to be embraced and confidence needs to flourish in us all.

I was terrified to be half naked and then pretty much naked.  I was seriously breathing heavy and starting to have a panic attack.  But the experience was comfortable, hilarious, and just like playing dress up with your girlfriends.  Going through all of the photos I couldn’t help but think that when I’m very old I can look back at these and remember how I looked.  I’ll remember my youth, my life and the journey that has taken me to my current state.

So please check out Alex Chalkley Photography.  If you’re in her area, book a session and she also LOVES to travel.  If you’re in the Utica or surrounding area, I would love to photograph you!  Do it for yourself or for that special someone in your life!

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