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A Darling Diva & Her Own Personal Photographer…

So, part of being a photographer means that my family knows that they get the best photos when it comes to the kids, family events, special moments and just plain hanging out on a Sunday.  The last time I was hanging with the fam, I happened to have my camera from a shoot earlier that day.  So, when I showed up to my parents and my niece was there looking positively adorable I couldn’t help but break out the camera and see what we could get!  What truly brought me joy this time, though, was that she asked if she could shoot photos with my camera.  Never mind that this camera literally weighs as much as she does and is at least as big as her head!  So what that I was holding a small fortune worth of equipment in my hand? How could I say no to that sweet face?!?!  So, I made her a deal…. if she went outside, played and had fun so I could get some awesome photos for mommy and daddy, her and I would sit together and take some really cool photos.  Was it a deal? IT WAS A DEAL!!!!!  So, let’s see how badly she wanted to take photos with my camera…. We’ll start with my personal favorite….


And it doesn’t end there…. she keeps hammin’ it up for me so she has a chance to shoot this amazing camera with the coolest auntie in all the world!


I know i’m biased but seriously, could that face be any more adorable?!?!?!?


And the happy dance continues….


And last but not least….. the photo that Addison got with her Auntie CiCi?!?!?!?!


Literally one of my favorites of ALL TIME!!!!! I will never forget this moment with my beautiful niece.  My heart is still alive with joy that she wanted to take photos just like her Auntie CiCi.  I hope that I can show her how much joy there is to be had not just in front of the lens, but behind it as well.  This is a moment I will not soon forget…. xoxo

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Sweet Smiles of Summer!

Just because it’s wedding season doesn’t mean that I’m not spending time with some of my favorite families!!!  This family is no exception! You may remember them from a previous post where I was sure they could have been in an ad for The Gap.  This session was no different!  I am so lucky to be able to work with such amazing families, and whenever one calls me for another shoot, I am humbled and honored that of all the photographers out there, they continue to choose me to capture the most special moments in their lives.  This beautiful baby girl turns one today!!! It’s absolutely amazing how fast time flies being that the last time I saw her she was just a tiny infant.  I absolutely love watching children grow up through the lens! Here are some of my favs from this session!!!

Positively love this family, and love this little lady!!!!! Until next time!!!!!

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A Beauty, A Chef and A Baby!

Where do I begin with this beautiful family?!?!?! As fellow Italians, I knew I was going to enjoy photographing them right off the bat!  Their story is beyond sweet…. they met through mutual friends after this beautiful mama was set up with someone else!  Alas, a date or two later and everyone knew that it was actually this beautiful lady and handsome chef that were meant to be.  A beautiful wedding, and wonderful life, and 9 months later and their sweet son Rocco joined them to really complete this beautiful love story.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m always so humbled and honored when someone chooses me to document such special times in their lives.  I am beyond grateful to this beautiful family for the opportunity and hope to see more of them as this little guy grows up!  Here is a sneak peek of a few favs from their shoot!

Couldn’t help but end on a happy note with that adorable smile!!!!  More to come soon!!!!! xoxo

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Pretty In The Park!

I couldn’t help but post some more of my favs from a session yesterday in beautiful Oz Park!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE  this time of year! It couldn’t be a more perfect time to capture the happiest times in peoples lives.  This family was just such a pleasure to work with and get to know.  I felt elated to know that this beautiful mama would finally have some photos with her little girl after 6 months of being the one behind the camera.  This session isn’t even finished yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing these few! ENJOY!!!!


And just because…… I’m posting my favorite of the shoot just one more time!

SO much fun!!!!! More to come. xoxo

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All Smiles In Central Park!

Ok…so maybe I lied…. one last peek from my time in New York! I swear! I just couldn’t resist sharing more!  This beautiful family was kind enough to pose for me as I learned more of the ins and outs from the best in the business.  It was the most perfect day in Central Park and this was the sweetest family any photographer could ask to capture.  I never felt happier taking these photos…. here are a few of my favs!


And last but not least…. a few individual ones with mommy and daddy!


Couldn’t be happier and more proud!  Thank you to Jen Huang for her guidance, expertise, amazing business sense, and most of all encouragement!  She’s truly one of a kind and I am so honored to be able to learn from the very best! Everything I do is to bring the very best photos to my clients.  This session was no exception!

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