Summer Maternity Session-Amsterdam, NY

One of my favorite places to shoot + adorable expecting mama + amazing light

Amsterdam has such perfect nooks and crannies for gorgeous images. One of my favorite places to shoot is at this small walking park behind St Mary’s Amsterdam Memorial Campus. I think I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but it still is one of the first places I think to shoot when I want sunbursts and evening light.  Just in case you need more convincing that this place is beautiful—>>


Baby B-Albany NY

I’m a teeensy bit behind in Blogging, being that this little guy is now 6 months old, but still is too cute not to share.   Baby B’s mom answered my Model Call last summer, as I had a plethora of baby girls, but was in a boy draught and needed a brand new baby boy to try out some of my new blankets and baskets!

The light at this session was soo pretty, filtered through a glass storm door and providing the perfect light for these sleepy baby images.




Saratoga NY Sprinkler Park

Geyser Park, Ballston Spa

Now that the cold weather is upon us, and we are all wishing for summer again, I figured I’d blog some images I captured over the summer of 2015. Last summer, with my kids at ages 5 and 8 we spent our summer galavanting all over the Capital District area to find interesting things to do during those long summer days.  We did the usual playgrounds near our home in Amsterdam, NY  but also ventured out a bit further to Saratoga, where I had heard there were several sprinkler parks to enjoy.  We decided our favorite park is the one on Geyser ave, across from the Saratoga Spa State Park.   We went at LEAST a half dozen times over the summer and it was a fun day out, usually combined with lunch or ice cream on the way home.  The park itself has a playground in addition to the splash pad, as well as decent bathrooms.  We were there both when it was completely dead as well as when it was packed and there was always a place to spread ourselves out in our lawn chairs and towels.

Here is a photo from a day when there was noone around (taken on my cell-excuse the quality!)


A few weeks later when we went back again, I decided to take my camera along.



The park is fun, the kids have a great time and can’t wait to go back again next summer!

Baby Hanna

In June, my newest niece was born and of course I was ready for her to arrive, with some adorable props and a plan for her session! This is baby #2 for my brother and sister in law, and their 2nd girl.  Although my sister in law is a huge fan of pink, I really wanted to give them some images that they could use in their bedroom which they had recently painted a pretty blue grey color!




Hanna Alice was as sweet as could be, although she was completely against sleeping and wanted to see everything that was going on!  It was fine by me, as this session was special as I got to snuggle, and kiss her sweet baby cheeks as much as I wanted! pashmaternity-3447

My older niece came home from Preschool just in time to hold her little sister and get in a few sibling shots!

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Maternity Session Part 2 -Petersburgh NY

I have been desperately wanting to shoot a maternity session in a River, but had yet to have the perfect opportunity, until May of this year.  While camping in Petersburgh NY over Memorial Day weekend , I convinced my sister-in-law at 34 weeks along, and my niece to pose for me.  After styling ,hair and makeup, we went down to the banks of the Little Hoosick River.  The water was freezing and everyone was soaked by the end, but totally worth it!  Maternity Portrait Black and White Maternity Portrait Hudson Valley NY Pregnancy Maternity Portrait Photography Amsterdam NY Capital District NY Maternity   Maternity Portrait Film RusticCapital Region Maternity PortraitFilm Maternity Portrait NY

Ballston Spa NY Maternity Session Part #1

My brother and sister-in-law are due at the end of June with baby #2.  We’ve been planning her maternity sesison for months now, we both had ideas and we took advantage of a perfect weather day while we were at camp a few weekends ago.  We had such a fun time with our session that we did it all over again the following weekend with a different location, look for that blog post soon! Albany Schenectady Saratoga Troy Maternity Newborn Photography Session Maternity Session Albany Schenectady Saratoga Troy Maternity Newborn Photography Session Maternity Session Albany Schenectady Saratoga Troy Maternity Newborn Photography Session Maternity Session Albany Schenectady Saratoga Troy Maternity Newborn Photography Session Maternity Session pashmaternity-2907aweb Albany Schenectady Saratoga Troy Maternity Newborn Photography Session Maternity Session

Miss V.— Burnt Hills, NY

eck5 eck9matte eck14 - Copy eck15I met Miss V when she was just a week old!  She was already asleep by the time I arrived and except for a few nursing breaks, slept her whole sesison!  I love traveling to clients homes for their newborn sessions, its easy on the baby since they don’t need to do anything different in their daily routine, and so much easier for mom too!  Of course, its a bit more work for me, bringing along props, blankets and equiptment, but I think the end result is worth the extra work!  It also helps to be in a clients home to visualize where they may place their images and try to keep that in mind while holding the session.  Miss V was such a sweetie, she let me capture so many of her adorable features and now I get to share them here with you! eck17dfbb