Ryan’s Newborn and Family Session – Albany, NY Family Portrait Photographer

And the Cutest Family Of The Year award goes to… The Duryeas! Warning, this blog post is FULL of adorable family moments!! They welcomed baby Ryan just ten days before their session, and already two year old big sister June is so gentle and sweet on the baby- you can tell they are going to be close. We had perfect weather and started outside in this great little backyard spot.

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After seeing her photos, Mrs Duryea sent me this awesome testimonial. “These are beautiful, adorable, sweet.. they are all so amazing. I cannot stop looking at them. I love how they are all so natural and the ones of June really capture her personality! I was so so impressed at how you interacted with June–and Ryan of course. I can’t believe how fast you got us these too.  You were so easy and fun to work with. I am super impressed and I will be recommending you to all our friends!” – Mary

At this point in the session I thought it couldn’t get any better- and then Dad cradled Ryan in his arms  with Mary & June walking in the background! Love June’s surprised face as well as I was playing peekaboo around a tree.

We stepped inside and while Mom changed her shirt (Definitely had nothing to do with Ryan… nope) I got a tour of June’s big girl room! 

These tender moments with Mom & Dad just melt my heart!

(Below left) June became my assistant when she offered to hold my reflector for me.. little did she know she was the subject too! And she is just too cute with that hat! 

New Zealand – March 21

Continued from March 20th

Another very early pre-dawn walk to Wharariki beach for sunrise and fresh light over the ocean, and for once I didn’t get soaked by waves.   

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That morning, I found very strange tracks in the sand where there hadn’t been tracks the previous night at sunset. Webbed feet with small pokes in the sand on both sides, what could it be? Then I realized.. Penguins! The little marks are where the wing tips touch the sand when they waddle. So cool to see!

I spent more time at the tidal pool with the New Zealand Fur Seal pups, watching them delight in playing and splashing. 

The fur seals live (nest? roost?) in a cave high up in the rocks- the top left photo below shows the dark cave entrance in the center of the photo. Momma seal came down from her cave and gave me a good look up and down before settling on the sand for primping and sleeping.

I only had time for a short walk on Farewell Spit, a 28km (17 miles) long sand spit at the north west corner of the south island. 

Then I started my drive south, backtracking many hours on the same roads I’d traveled yesterday. I stopped in a gorge (below left), where I swam in the freezing water. The west coastline was awesome, with tiny, perfectly round grey and white pebbles, huge sharp rocks rising off the beach, and mist from the pounding sea. 

Pancake rocks was the sunset destination and it was exceptional. Awesome limestone formations, blowholes (below right), giant crevasses with great walking paths and late afternoon light.

These limestone “pancakes” are thought to have been formed over 25 million years ago.

Catching the light transition from yellow through orange to pink at the last rays of the day.

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Landscapes in Maine

A weekend trip to Androscoggin Lake, Maine garnered these landscape and nature photographs. I was treated to one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen and clear, sparkling night sky views.

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Lindsay & Linus’s Wedding – Manchester, NH Wedding Photographer

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Schultz! 

I’m SO happy for my brother Linus and my new sister-in-law, Lindsay! After getting engaged earlier this year, they said their vows in front of close family and friends last friday in a beautiful shady spot at the town hall. Linus looked sharp and was beaming all day, and Lindsay is so gorgeous – I was sure I’d left my bottom jaw in NY when I saw her! 

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After their short and sweet ceremony, it was time for family and Best man & Maid of honor photos with the couple- everyone had fun and we couldn’t keep from grinning with the joy of their union. 

Photos with grandparents were important as well as sillyness photos with friends!

I have the BEST job- photographing the sweethearts and giving them these photos to cherish for the rest of their lives! I’d always rather be a photographer than a guest. 

HAVE I MENTIONED LINDSAY’S EYES YET? And how they adore each other and are ridiculously cute together at all times?! Love it!

We all lunched together and toasted afterward. Don’t miss the crazy cake topper they chose!

Kendra & Nick – The Sagamore Wedding Photographer

Kendra & Nick were one of the most laid back and fun couples all summer, and I was so happy to share their big day with them! They said their I Do’s at St Mary’s in Glens falls before partying at the Sagamore resort in Bolton Landing. These photos were taken as second camera for Stephen Whiting of Rob Spring Photography

Guests enjoyed the lavish cocktail hour before Kendra and Nick arrived in horse drawn carriage! 

The Sagamore in summer is a dreamy location for a stylish reception and their castle themed cake completed the fairy tale. 

My favorite part of any wedding day – stealing the newlyweds away for romance on the docks at sunset. These two are so in love and gorgeous together! Congratulations.