About this same time last year, I took Piper out for a quick 5 minute photo shoot before her nap. I decided to do that again the other day. I had this super pretty Well Dressed Wolf dress from last year and since she finally fit into it, I grabbed it along with a pretty PippyLou head wreath and we had ourselves a quick shoot. I only got a handful of pictures but I love this one so much and wanted to share.

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  • carmen hall - June 9, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    I so so so love this! It’s very beautiful! <3ReplyCancel

  • April - June 9, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    This is such a sweet, beautiful image of your little girl. Beautiful clothes, too! Makes me wish I was in Long Island so you could photograph my children.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Knight - June 9, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    I say any photos of our children are worth cherishing. And this is a beautiful addition.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - June 9, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Love this. What a beautiful location tooReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 9, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    So sweet and simple! You can’t go wrong with WellDressed Wolf either!ReplyCancel

  • Alina Thomas - June 9, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    So adorable! Precious memories!ReplyCancel

  • heather - June 10, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Beautiful girl and location!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff - June 10, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    I love the creativity and the vividness of your images. Such beautiful work. You are able to capture the children while they are relaxing and lost in the moment. Great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon - June 10, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I love the softness of this image! She looks so content just before nap time! well done!ReplyCancel

  • luciana - June 10, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    What a beautiful set of images! Inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - June 10, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    Lovely styled session for your little girl! You images are always stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 13, 2014 - 12:59 am

    What a great photo! location, lighting, set up, clothing are all perfect! Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

I love doing communion sessions. A sweet girl, a pretty dress and lovely garden in the spring. What could be better?! I love getting to know these girls and seeing their sassyness come out. Anabella was definitely sassy, but all in a good way. I barely had to tell her how to pose, she would just turn and give me a look and I was thrilled. After having to post-pone our session due to extreme winds, we wound up with a perfect evening, just as the magnolias were about to go away. The gardens were becoming greener and the forsythia was still bold and yellow and the sun was glorious! These pictures remind me a fairytale with a modern day princess.

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  • Sohail - June 3, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    WoW!!!! I am sure the parents are not only proud of their little princess but also of amazing memories you’ve been able to freeze for them.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - June 3, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Beautiful First Communion session! Long Island is lucky to have such a talented child photographer.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalB - June 3, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    What a beautiful location! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - June 3, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Oh my god. This is the best First Communion session I have seen! Love the colors, location, and the girl’s dress. Love how you used geometric shapes in your composition. I bet her parents are going to get all of the images. Beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - June 4, 2014 - 1:28 am

    Stunning photos. I love the light and I love all the flowers. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Luciana Justice - June 4, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Beautiful Firs communion photo session! what an awesome location!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 4, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Amazing pictures and great location! Keep up the great photography!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - June 5, 2014 - 2:31 am

    She looks like a princess! Love the magnolia series!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago, I had some Mother’s Day mini sessions. While I love mommy & me sessions, I don’t love doing mini sessions. I generally like to spend more time with my clients and especially with little kids, sometimes 30 minutes is just not enough time for them to come out of their shells. But when I have clients as amazing as Rachael & Evelyn, a mini session is a breeze. Evelyn, who is only a few weeks younger than my crazy Piper, might possibly be the calmest 2 year old I have ever met! She was so easy to work with and I love her serious little faces (I am such a sucker for a serious face!) We had a gorgeous spring day and so many of the trees and flowers were in the most perfect state of bloom.

Possibly one of my very favorite images I have ever taken. In fact, as soon as I clicked that shutter I had chills because I knew I captured the most perfect moment:

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mother daughter spring session
mother daughter spring session
I love this series:
mother daughter spring session
I adore this girl and her sweet, serious face:
mother daughter spring session
One of my other favorites ever. Evelyn’s little smirk kills me:
mother daughter spring session

  • Emily Smith - May 13, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    I am now insanely jealous of your gorgeous Long Island scenery! These are beautiful mommy and daughter photos that I am sure will be treasured for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Kaley - May 13, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Wow, that location is stunning! Makes me wish I lived in Long Island! Beautiful work <3ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - May 13, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    I love the locations you get to choose from! I seriously want to travel to Long Island! And this mommy and daughter session? To die for!ReplyCancel

  • Christi - May 13, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - May 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I love that first image! These are so well captured!ReplyCancel

I realize Easter was two weeks ago. But I finally finished editing the pictures today. Piper told me she was going to cry before we set out to do the shoot. While she didn’t cry, she wasn’t exactly cooperative. As per usual. But it was warm and sunny and a beautiful location and I absolutely love these pictures.

I love this headband by Max Gracie Supply Co:

Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Piper is such a clown sometimes:
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My sweet girl:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
This picture just completely cracks me up. Can’t you just imagine the thoughts?:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
The cherry blossoms were in perfect bloom on that day:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
The fact that she actually sat for longer than 10 seconds was a minor miracle:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
But it obviously didn’t last long!:
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My loves:
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Love this one:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
I call Piper my Goofy Stinkerball and this illustrates exactly why:
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And here:
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And here:
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My sweet muse, who is starting to enjoy photo shoots:
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
They love to spin:
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
And play ring around the rosy:
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One way to get Piper to not run away? Stick her up in a tree!:
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I love that they loved this:
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
And then my Zoe, my muse, just did this all on her own and I just about died:
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Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
So happy spring *finally* sprang on Long Island!!!!

  • Irma - May 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I just love the location where you took the pictures and the shots are perfect! Your girls are beautiful and the outfits magical! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Robert Engstrom - May 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    I love all of these. Granted they are my kids, but the photos are just incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - May 2, 2014 - 10:50 pm

    Stunning. Just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Emily smith - May 6, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful set of Easter pictures. your girls are just darling and I love that location, makes me wish I lived in Long Island!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - May 8, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    You captured such gorgeousness with these Easter pictures! I love the looks you captured and the location and dresses…to die for! If you ever leave Long Island for MN, let me know!ReplyCancel

I was so excited for this communion session because it was something a little different. C & A are friends, “boyfriend and girlfriend” according to their moms, and since they were both making their communions this year, they thought it would fun to do their shoots together. Since I have shot C before (and his mom is not only my dentist but a friend), I knew it would be fun. As you’ll see, he has quite the personality and just a bit of swagger! It was a somewhat chilly day and pretty windy and even though Miss A was cold, she had fun and that is really what matters.

They were a little nervous about holding hands, but of course I kept making them do and eventually they were much more comfortable with it:

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A’s dress was so poufy and I loved it:
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Are they the cutest or what?:
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friends communion shoot spring
I die over C’s furrowed brow:
friends communion shoot spring
friends communion shoot spring
Here is that swagger I mentioned. Before I could even give him any direction, he did this. Perfect:
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Then he did this:
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These next two pictures of A are two of my favorite communion pictures I’ve ever taken:
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friends communion shoot spring
Just cool:
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And this is one my favorite pictures ever:
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How sweet are they?
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I have to admit, when this moment happened, both moms and I held our breath and swooned. Maybe one day they will use this on their wedding invitation!:
friends communion shoot spring

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