Newborn Session

Lucy                                                                                                                       12 days old001_0568I’m not sure that there is anything cuter than brand new babies wearing gigantic headpieces, and froggy legs and little nugget toes…SO CUTE!    Here are a few of my favorites from Baby Lucy’s newborn session.001_0490001_0486001_0513002_6380001_0524001_0531 (1)001_0572002_6427001_0554001_0544001_0549002_6383003_6688001_0563

 

Pregnancy Portrait

Due: March 25th032014_19How do I even begin to describe the incredible love between Corey and Chris?  I am very lucky to have the pleasure of photographing my friends as they wait for their amazing creation to arrive.  They are two of the most beautiful souls that I have ever known and their affection for one another, and for their baby, is divine love.  Corey’s peaceful spirit is inspirational, to say the least, and Chris’ adoration for his lady is genuinely gorgeous.   We ended the photo shoot in their beautiful nursery, fully out-fitted with Corey’s artwork.  You must go check out www.coreysolinger.com right now!  

Their home is warm, inspired, and calm which obviously made for a fantastic shoot!  Chris, also a photographer, has been documenting Corey’s pregnancy by photographing her in front of their chalkboard, the numbered week written at belly-height, which you will see below.  You will see also that Corey, at 39 weeks pregnant, has taken on a large puzzle as her pass-time to distract her mind (brillliant!).  

She steeps her tea patiently.  He talks to her belly, and listens to their baby’s heartbeat. These days before the arrival of their little one are more special than words could possibly describe.  Enjoy…       

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Pregnancy Portrait

001_0219Marcel and Amy are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their little lady this spring.  Hot off the heals of their amazing wedding this past June, these love birds are nesting in a honeymoon state-of-mind!  It is such an amazing experience to watch a couple grow together in their life and in love.  I thank Amy & Marcel for welcoming me to capture these truly special days with them.

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Newborn Twins!

Amalia and Athanassios020814_051Just shy of 30 weeks pregnant, Jeannine went into labor as Amalia and Athanassios decided it was time to enter into the world.  They spent their early days in the hospital so we put off the newborn session, waiting until everyone settled in at home.  The little bundles were 3 months old for their photo session (and about 7 lbs!).  I walked in and the image below was one of the first…how sweet!?!?  Then we went in to the nursery for some family pics and captured, apparently, my version of “American Gothic.”  Love it.

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Proposal at Kontokosta Winery

It’s a day that so many girls dream about…when Prince Charming gets down on one knee and asks for her hand in marriage.  Well Krista’s man, Joe, goes one step further and has the foresight to have this epic occasion photographed to give her the moment forever.

It really could not have been any more romantic…just look at this spot!  I was “disguised” in plain sight as a photographer for the new winery, Kontokosta, obviously working on promotional images for the business..wink wink.  I walked out to the bluff and waited for them to make their way.  Joe cleverly asked me take a snap of them with his phone before I pretended to head back inside.  They moseyed toward the bluffs and then…yay!!  Krista gasps, burying her face in her hand from shock, then laughter, feeling her heartbeat as all of her sheer joy seems to beam & exit through her wildly blowing hair, and then everything rests in perfect peace as they pull close to one another for a kiss.    002_5797002_5801002_5804002_5806001_9686002_5812002_5815001_9681001_9689001_9691001_9697001_9699001_9705001_9717001_9722001_9713001_9734001_9739002_5835002_5839

 

 

 

Brecknock Hall Wedding – The 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Wedding Giveback

Tara & Joe                                                                                                November 10, 2013111113_0674For the past three years I have had the pleasure of being part of this truly wonderful and inspiring community event, hosted by Peconic Landing @ Brecknock Hall.  Each year, a couple who has served or is currently serving in the U.S Armed Forces is selected to receive their entire wedding complimentary from an entourage of local vendors.  It is our chance to give back to our veterans, to say “thank you” with deepest gratitude, and to celebrate love with them.

Tara and Joe graduated from Mattituck High School a year apart, but it wasn’t until years later that they would begin to know one another.  Tara, a senior airman, was attending school at St. John’s University and working at a local North Fork restaurant.  The two would talk when Joe came into the restaurant but he soon left for basic training and they parted ways.  Time passed and then one day Joe, now a staff sergeant, walked right in and asked Tara out on their first date.  “I’ll never forget it, ” Tara tells, “He just got home from basic training in Texas wearing his military blues.  He was trying to impress me.  It worked!”

The couple was deployed to Afghanistan together last year with the mission to support helicopters flying casualty evacuations. Thanks to their efforts,  85 lives were saved.  They have returned home together as full-time technicians at the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach.

May everyone take time this holiday season to appreciate and honor all of our country’s servicemen and women, home and overseas, and be reminded that this is “Land of the free because of the brave.”

Happy Holidays!

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Contributing vendors for 2013 The Veteran’s Day Wedding Giveback: