Wow. Time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that I did Holly's older sister's senior portrait, and that was in 2008 when Emily graduated from Skaneateles High School in 2009 along with my daughter. It's now Holly's turn, and in a month we will be watching her as she graduates and moves on to the next chapter in her life.
I met Holly for the first time I think around 2005 when I did a family session at her home. I still remember the t-shirt she later put on with a faded version of the American flag. I would attach the photo, but she may kill me for that!
Holly, may all your little dreams, big dreams, and in-between dreams come true.
I wish you the best of luck!
I first met Michelle when she was about 11. She started as a mother's helper and then became the babysitter for my children. I watched as she grew up, went off the college, and then came home to teach. On a beautiful August day, I watched Michelle get married to a wonderful man through my lens. What an extraordinary moment for me to be able to capture all of it. Thank you Michelle for entrusting me with this day. Mike, you're awesome too! Morgan and Kathy....you've always been there for me.
I don't even know where to start with Camille.
Camille is the second of the Magnificent Seven series and the only way I can describe the shoot is with the word "bold". I say this because Camille had this incredible necklace she simply stated was bold. And that was it. Bold was our word for the afternoon, our inspiration for some of the madness that Fall day. I still smile just thinking about it.
I love the Magnificent Seven series because they each have their own unique personality that truly comes across in each of their shoots. I cannot wait to blog the remaining 5 so you can see for yourself how 7 girls in similar settings can come across so incredibly different.
Thank you Camille. You are truly bold.
I have known Kealy since she was little, and I am sure if I dig through my boxes of old personal photographs I could easily find a few of her from way back in the day. So, needless to say when she asked me to do her senior photos I was thrilled.
Thank you Kealy. It was alot of fun that afternoon, and in many ways very nostalgic.
I love what I do.
Horses. For those who really know me, you know how much I love these magnificent animals. Once upon a time I had a few and will always cherish my days with them and being at the barn. I just love them and I always get excited when I'm able to put on my Ariats and spend an afternoon with a senior and their horses. It's the best feeling, and I love the way my Bug smells on the way home. Only horses people can understand that!
Anyway, I spent a beautiful October afternoon with Anna, Oliver and Jeter at the Canalside Stables where Anna rides. What a great barn full of beautiful horses, 2 great dogs and beautiful surroundings. Here is a peek at some of Anna's, her mom and my favorites.
Thank you Nancy & Anna for a splendid way to spend an afternoon!
I am finally getting around to blogging some of my fabulous seniors this year and I really didn't know where to start. Haviland is one of the Magnificent Seven that I just had a ball photographing this past season. The Magnificent Seven, this is a nickname I have given them, are 7 best friends whom I had the privilege of spending afternoons driving around and laughing. I will post each one in the order they came to me with Haviland being the first. She was the reason why the other 6 called me. Thank you Haviland!!
What a fabulous afternoon with Kelly Jo! I love when we have a beautiful afternoon and we can walk through the Village of Skaneateles and find cool little places to shoot. One of my favorites is The Judge Ben Wiles. Thank you Amy and Libby for always letting me aboard! What a great prop. Kelly Jo loved it!
Thank you Kelly Jo. I had a wonderful time and I wish you the best in your Senior year! You are absolutely fabulous!
It's getting that time again for seniors and since the season here in upstate New York really doesn't start until the summer, I thought I would post some of my favorites from last season that I never got a chance to blog.
Last week I decided to get out of dodge and visit my friend Andrea in Saratoga Springs, the land of horses. While there I was thinking about how much I love them and remembered my sessions I had last season with a few seniors and their horses and decided to share. I love horses. I love being around them. I admire the people who own and take care of these noble animals.
Thank you Lauren & Monty. It was alot of fun. Thank goodness for Ariat boots and peppermints!
Being that it is winter and what I consider my quiet time, I send the cameras off to be cleaned and updated and I can have a different fun by designing wedding albums and now the Senior Album.
This is a great way to include all your favorite photos from your session in one place. You can use the album just as is, or you can have it designed to leave open space so that your friends and family can sign the book if you are having a graduation party! It's a great addition to your Yearbook, but this book is all about you!
Here's a peek at one.
When I was a kid my father built custom motorcycles for professional racers and my brother and I were surrounded by motorcycles and the world of racing. So, I was excited when RJ decided to bring his bike along for the shoot. I loved that it was all scuffed up and truly used in racing. What a blast I had with him and his mom that morning. Thank you RJ for bringing back a little bit of my childhood!