It was so good to see Gianna and her two adorable pups Coda and Cadence again. We met for a photo session at Lake Ronkonkoma. The lake is a great spot for pet photo sessions because dogs are allowed and it's so big that there are tons of areas with beautiful backdrops for photos. Gianna was recovering from a sports injury at the time of our session, but she was a trooper throughout the whole thing. I've photographed this trio several times over the years and every time I see them, it's very apparent to me the bond they share. These dogs certainly love their girl!
We started with some photos of the three of them together, then did individual portraits of Coda and Cadence. They looked so adorable in that golden hour sunset light. Then we did more photos of all three of them, then some shots of Gianna with each pup. After that, we did a few solo portraits of Gianna on her own while the dogs took a break to run in the sand! After we were done with Gianna's portraits, she joined them for a walk up and down the shore of the lake for some candid shots of them together. We ended the session with a few photos of Coda and Cadence sitting lakeside, all nice and tired out from an active session. I always make sure to shoot for variety in my sessions, in groupings, backdrops, composition, etc. so that my clients have a lot of types of photos to choose from. That way, photos can easily be used in collages or albums and not look too similar when grouped together.
These three did an amazing job as always! Here are a few of my favorite photos from our session!
Wilhelmina is an old friend of mine from our undergrad days in the art department of Stony Brook University. She's a very talented painter. Her landscapes and seascapes are fantastic, but my personal favorite are her paintings of animals (of course I would love those, right?). Check out her work here and here!
I love the shots we got at her engagement session a few years ago with her now-husband Patrick and their adorable pups, Phoenix, Kya and Schatzi. I was honored to be there at their beautiful wedding and I was so excited when she let me know that her pack was expanding by one, a baby boy coming this March! We met in November at the beautiful Prosser Pines with their whole crew for some maternity photos to celebrate the upcoming arrival of baby Killian, who I can't wait to meet! The dogs were so amazing and sweet, just the same as last time. I only had to pull out a few of my silly noises to get them to look my way.
Even though it was a cold day, everyone braved the elements to get some great shots to commemorate the beautiful mama to be. Kya and Schatzi definitely needed their sweaters, but Phoenix with his fluffy coat was totally in his element! There are always so many laughs whenever I'm around this happy couple, and I'm so excited for them to start this new chapter in their lives! Here are some of my favorite photos from our maternity session!
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These beautiful girls are Nova and Halzie! Their birthdays are close together, so their mom Jasmine got in touch with me to take some photographs to commemorate their special days, and to take some great family shots. We met at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. I'd never been there and it was a really cool place to visit. Sagamore Hill was Theodore Roosevelt's residence on Long Island, and known as his "Summer White House". Since we visited during a rough time in the pandemic, we couldn't go inside without reserving a tour, but I had a great time exploring the grounds with the pups and their mom and dad!
We hiked through the woods, stopping here and there to get a few portraits and candid shots. We ended up at this really adorable bridge and beach area. Nova and Halzie were happy to wear any outfit their mom packed for them, and they looked absolutely adorable in every one!
Here are some of my favorite shots from our session!
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I love when people give the gift of photography. I don’t know one mom who thinks she has enough professional photos of her kids, so it's almost a sure bet that this a gift they'll love and appreciate. Shannon is a mom and a dog walker, and one of her clients got in touch with me this fall to purchase a gift card for her as an early Christmas gift. We arranged to meet at a local park with her son Brendan and their dog Gracie for some holiday photos. Since my dog is also named Gracey, just spelled a different way, we got to talking about dog names. It turns out, in addition to naming our dogs the same thing, we also both had Winnie on the short list of dog names!
Their Gracie is an adorable Yorkshire Terrier and she did amazing for her photos. We did some of the whole family, some of Gracie on her own, and some of Brendan and Gracie, to commemorate the very special bond they share. We had a great time talking while we walked and shot photos along the beautiful trails in the park. It was so nice to get to know this sweet family. Shannon told me she hadn't gotten professional photos done in so many years, so I was very happy to be able to capture some for them!
I love the way that Gracie was tilting her head in so many of these photos. I have an arsenal of silly noises I can make to catch a dog's attention. Usually once they hear a noise a few times, they get used to it and it doesn't get them to look anymore. That's why I've developed so many, and Gracie was interested in every one of them. If you're ever at a Long Island beach or park, and you hear a woman squeaking, whistling, humming, and generally sounding like an absolute weirdo, there's a good chance it's me trying to get a dog to look my way. It's all worth it for those adorable head tilts that all dog owners know and love!
Here are some of my favorite photos from our session!
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