Happy 1st Birthday!

Leo090714_036Post-birthday cake bath time!!  And this wasn’t just any old bath time as you’ll see…they plopped him right in with the corn soaking in a galvanized tub…so cute!  There’s nothing more joyful than a child excitedly exploring the world, on wobbly legs and with incessant curiosity, and spreading love to all those around him.  Here’s a little highlight “reel” from a very smiley first birthday celebration with The Nappa’s.  enjoy!

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North Fork Family Portrait

082614_051082614_054Another super fun family session!  In the comfort of their backyard, and with the music cranked up, the kids (and parents) had a blast playing around the yard, hanging near the pool, and climbing their tree.  I absolutely adore the diptych above, their expressions and all of the simple loving gestures.   And the one below…how sweet?!   082614_042082614_043082614_023082614_039082614_015082614_017082614_020082614_061082614_062082614_088082614_079082614_080082614_075082614_087082614_098082614_067082614_068082614_064 - Version 2082614_070082614_110 - Version 2082614_078082614_083082614_101082614_099082614_102082614_123082614_126082614_125 (1)082614_114082614_124082614_131082614_142082614_140082614_158082614_160082614_159

Family Portrait at Salt Air Farm

The Pollina Family082014_047This is the family that, when before you have kids you see their pictures and say “I want that someday.”  Their love is truly reflected in their beautiful happy children.  And I just had to start this post with little ham Alexa and her weeping willow wig because it’s just awesome. Mom, Nicole, has always loved Salt Air Farm in New Suffolk…what’s not to love really?!  It’s definitely one of the most beautiful locations on the North Fork, with its billowing hydrangeas, magical weeping willows, wild flowers and historic barns.  The Pollina’s also happen to be great friends which I think really comes through in their pics.  We had so much fun frolicking around the farm!  And baby Max, well, he just melts me every time with that smile!!  Here is just a small selection of the many great pics we got on a beautiful August afternoon.  enjoy!

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Newborn Session

Robert                                                                                                                      3 days old001_0870What a squish!  Baby Robert arrived a week after his due date, weighing 8 lbs 8 oz.  I was welcomed into their home as they very naturally settled into parenthood and I had the absolute honor of capturing their ever-evolving love story through my lens.

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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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