marcia, marcia, marcia! | syracuse portrait photographer

It truly is a small world here in Syracuse.

It all started with Allison & Nick's 2010 wedding and then a blog post from a small road trip to MacKenzie-Childs the following spring where I took a few photos of a Designer Showcase tabletop being featured there. Shortly after posting the photos from MacKenzie-Childs, I received an email from an interior designer introducing herself and letting me know she loved the photos I took of her tabletop. After a few emails back and forth, I found out she was the Aunt of my bride Allison and the talented interior designer of Interiors by Marcia Philipp. Fast forward to 2013 and Tracy & Mike's wedding. Guess what? Marcia is also Tracy's aunt! This is where I finally met Marcia in person and saw Allison & Nick again.

Anyway, all of this leads to my shoot this past November with Marcia for Houzz where she is featured as a Pro.

Thank you Marcia for a fun morning and getting to know you!

a little gem to start the new year!

Wow.  With the holiday madness behind me, I now have the time to start catching up on my blog!  There are weddings on their way along with a couple of other fun things.  However, I was finishing up a few shots from a photo session at Bijou Salon and came across these that I thought would be great to start of 2010!

Just love her!



In between storm clouds!

Again, this was a session between storm fronts involving 8 children and we had to move fast before the rain began again.  I have been photographing Caroline and Francis' children for a few years now and this summer Caroline's brother and his family came to visit from England.  Being that they were here she thought it would be great to attempt a session.  As always, it is chaos with them and one must act very quickly!  These are my favorite types of sessions! We avoided the next storm and here are a few to look at!


A very windy afternoon!

Oh my gosh, it could not have been any windier than it was the afternoon I took photos of the Kathy & Kevin's family down by the lake.  Wind and all, we somehow managed to get alot of great shots in and laugh at the same time.  The kids were just perfect to work with and at the end of the shoot they were all allowed to jump into the lake with their clothes on!!  How cool was that. Here is a peek at a few from the session.  Thank you Kathy and Kevin!bla4


Bella and a little berry / Syracuse Children's Photography

Last week I had a fun little shoot with Miss Bella who I actually photographed 3 years ago when she was just 1.  Though she has grown, she still has the same little faces and great spunky little personality.  She showed me her berries, a birdbath with a little slug in it that she then proceeded to give a bath to with the hose.  I'm sure the poor little slug was thrilled. Anyway, here are a few I quickly picked out of the lot to share.

Thank you Miss Bella!

As with all children, they dictate how they session begins. Their way!

her favorite rock

Still on her rock

we were on the rock for awhile

Finally off to the berries

Near the end of the session waiting for us to say "fly away!"

Fly away!

A Major 4th of July!

On the morning of July 4th I got together with some old friends of mine for a family session starting at their house and then ending up in the gardens of The Kreb's here in Skaneateles.  Needless to say, thank goodness I am not a Sears photographer!  As any on location photographer knows, when there are children involved and the great outdoors, they dictate and set the mood for the session!  Which in my case I love.  I love the unscripted scene and the freedom these types of shoots have and this is why I love what I do.  It makes me feel free from all the stress in the world and in my head.  It is also where you truly capture who they are that day, and you can either laugh or simply cry for mercy.  For me, this is bliss and when the photos appear full screen on my monitor the eyes of the child just takes my breath away and I realized how lucky I am that I do what I do. Susan and Matt, thank you for letting me peek into your world that morning and capture who you are at this very moment.  My thoughts are always with you.

In their little neighborhood

In the gardens at the Kreb's

So serious..


Hello, this is why I love what I do....she took my breath away

Oooh, this did not end well.  But great recovery!

End of the show

The girls just HAD to ride home with me in the Punch Bug!

A Farewell Shoot...

Last week I had my farewell session with a family that I have been photographing since 2003 and have since become friends with.  Being that Father's Day is approaching, they thought it would be neat to do one last session here before they move to Nashville this summer as a surprise to their dad.  I think we are all in denial they are leaving.  I look at these and realize that time goes fast.  I began to run through my head all the other sessions we had in either the warm summer months where we took our time, or the Christmas card shoots in 15-20 degree weather by the infamous tree in their yard that literally lasted only moments because we were all freezing!  I smile at the memories.  Here are a few from the shoot that made me smile. I will miss all of you, as we all will.  I will also never look at the tree in the same way....