Monday, May 30, 2011

Rhiannon's Cake Smash! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

Rhiannon's godmother, Jessica, scheduled a cake smash for last Saturday with me. Jessica's had her family in front of my lens three times this year (with a fourth on Saturday) and it was nice to meet some of her extended family. Rhiannon has such gorgeous features but quite a temper! We got some beautiful portraits of her in her birthday dress first but once the cake came out and she was being held back so we could try to get a sweet shot of her with the cake before the smash it was as if Armageddon was upon us. She alternated between tears and smiles the first couple of minutes she had hold of it and in the end was a happier, chocolatier girl for it. These are some of my favorite shots. 

 Thank you so much Jessica! You have such a doll baby for a goddaughter and a wonderful sister. I always enjoy shooting your beautiful family.

 Tomorrow is the last day to pre-book your 2011 Cake Smash at half off! Tomorrow's session will feature the first cake from my new partner, Cake & Dazzle. Cake is included with each session! To book your's email me at . 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Madison and Nate {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I met back up with Maddy and Nate last weekend to get some warmer weather shots at Delaware Park and for Maddy's Tutu Glam mini shoot. It was also her birthday so that added a little extra excitement to the day. Mom Jocelyn came again and we all took a nice stroll through the park, the kids picked "flowers" for me and we were all able to enjoy the weather this time. These are some of my favorite shots. 

 Thank you so much Jocelyn! It was very nice to see you again and I hope everyone enjoys the photos!

Austin's Mini Session {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Austin's mom Katie brought him and little brother Eliott in last Saturday for a mini session to help me show off my fun new background. He is such a cutie with his toothy smile and bright red hair! Doesn't he look just like Prince Henry 10 years ago? Little brother reminds me of a Cabbage Patch Kid- adorable! 

 Thank you Katie for stopping in! You have two great looking boys!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dominic {WNY Bossy Photographer}

 Dominic has to be one of the most handsome little guys I've ever met, and is chalk full of charisma. He and mom Adrienne joined me Saturday after a cake smash and we got a handful of studio portraits before heading to the park where he showed off his middle fingers to me! It wasn't deliberate of course, but it sure was funny. Here are some of my favorite shots. 

 Adrienne and Dominic, thank you both so much! It was a joy to meet you.

Ella's Cake Smash! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 This lovely girl, Ella, joined me for her 1st Birthday portraits and cake smash session on Saturday. Mom Erin told me she is having a Baby Minnie themed party so I made a pink, black and white banner to help set the scene and tie her storyboard in with the party. We started with some portraits in her beautiful dresses and a sweet petite romper from Tutu Girls Boutik before bringing on the good stuff. 
 She was such a sweet little girl! At first she didn't want to get dirty with the cake (which I plated on a large silver platter) but eventually got into it. After the session I boxed up the remaining cake for home and got to work on the finished images that night. These are a few of my favorites and the final storyboard included in her package. 

 Thank you so much Erin! And a very happy birthday to Ella!

 Don't forget that cake smashes pre-booked by June 1 are half off!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ana's Boudoir {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Ana contacted me about scheduling a session for her 10th Anniversary gift to her husband. I really love how naturally beautiful she is in these portraits. She showed up with minimal makeup and Amazing hair. These are some of my favorite shots.

Thank you so much Ana!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tianna's Boudoir {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 You all saw Tianna's beautiful girl Adrianna during last month's Baby Weekend. They flew all the way from Minnesota to have me take her 6 month pictures so we made sure to get in some time before their flight home to get some sexy shots of Tianna. We got some shots that are more private, but these are a few of my favorites that I can share with everyone.

 Tianna, thank you again for everything. I love that you came all this way to shoot with me and that we got to spend a few days together. You're amazing.

Max Turns 1! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Max is so incredibly special to my family and I- his mommy too! We met Megan in the hospital where both our babies were because of premature births and found out we were staying at the same place too. I was lucky to have a much shorter stay, Megan stayed close to her son who was in the hospital the first four months of his life. She is an incredible woman and selfless, dedicated mommy to her very sweet boy. They are two of my real-life heroes. 

 He was born at 24 weeks gestation, weighed a whopping 1 lb. and 7 ozs. and conquered many odds. The other moms in the NICU started referring to him as Mighty Max! Though it's taken Mighty Max a little longer to reach the milestones other 1 year olds have, he is doing a fantastic job and seems to have learned a new skill each time I see him.

 Getting to do his first birthday portraits was such a privilege to me, even more so because he and Megan traveled four hours round trip just for the occasion. Since monkeys are his thing I thought bananas would be fitting. I cleaned my local grocer out, found some fantastic bamboo blinds in the basement (and spent 2 days cleaning them) and got to put some of my new bells and whistles to use. 

 He is still learning to sit on his own so for the grand finale Cake Smash we strapped him into a booster high chair. Once he got in to it and discovered the delicious goodness of cake he went to town. When his girlfriend decided to join in the merriment a bit of a baby (and ultimately mommy) cake fight ensued. These are some of my favorite shots. 

 Max and Megan, I am so proud to call you my friends and cannot wait to see you at his birthday party. Thank you for sharing such a long and difficult part of your lives with me and my family. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Victoria Turned 2!

Vicky's mom Emily asked me about Birthday portraits and grabbing some shots at their family party at Chuck E. Cheese. Since Victoria is also becoming more and more interested in ballerinas Emily also wanted to snag a Tutu Glam shoot for the young Miss. So 10 days ago I headed to the other big mouse's house and photographed her out of town family and the celebration. This morning, I once again packed it up and headed to their home for the portrait session (and to enjoy the birthday party for family and friends) and these are some of my favorite shots!

(new backdrop!)

Thank you, thank you, thank you Emily and family. A very happle doo doo to Ticvoria!

The tutu was made by Tutu Glam as part of our ongoing promotion- purchase a tutu and mini session for only $25.00.

 All Cake Smashes booked by June 1st for your 1 or 2 year old to-be are half-off! Book for any birthday by December 31st.

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