Summertime Throwback

I have to post this August session before we get too far away from the memory of summer -- how can it already be mid October? Autumn is a very busy season in the photography world, family photos in bright piles of leaves or hiding amid a pumpkin patch are among the top sought after scenes of the year. There's something cozy about fall that entices people to document it. But before all that I there was summer -- now i'm not the biggest fan of summer (i do not miss the weather in Brazil at all)  but there is something so carefree and lazy about summer photos. perhaps it's the outfits, the light that seemingly never seems to fade or maybe it's the attitude that a balmy summer evening produces in people. In any case, here is my last post of our long gone summer, and who better to represent it than Model Baby himself. Beach photos taken at Hamlin State Park and the sunflowers at the farm on Clover Rd in Pittsford. 

Six and Nine

I love seeing watching as babies grow. Do you remember watching those little seeds you planted as a kid inside of empty egg carton shells? Every morning you ran downstairs to see if it grew. When you watched it every day change seemed non existent, but if you skipped a few days (oops) magic would unfold in front of your eyes. Babies are the same way. Daily their growth seems slow, but when you step back and look at intervals, wow! I am so grateful for my favorite little baby model, N, to allow me to capture this change. Six months and nine months, enjoy!

The City Life

Living in Rochester doesn't exactly feel like living in a city. Which isn't a bad thing. But when I get a chance to photograph in NYC i get pretty excited. I love city shots. I guess I really just love cities. Missing Sao Paulo still? One of my dearest friends, who happens to be an incredible lifestyle photographer herself, invited us for a long (sunny!) weekend in NYC and what else could we possibly do other than a photo shoot of her beautiful family in Brooklyn? 

Growing

Babies. They're small one minute, then all of a sudden they're double their size. How do they do it? It's incredible how fast a baby changes over the first month after birth. From wrinkled and pink in the hospital basket to eyes wide open with a full head of hair one month later. Is it the same baby? I love following babies on their journeys and seeing them grow. This little baby, Baby N, i've had the pleasure of knowing since before he was born. I'm so very thankful for the privilege of being called on to document his family's love for him as well as his growth. It's an amazing thing to witness. In this post you will see photos from N's first day inside the hospital as well as his one month shoot. 

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A Baby Bundle.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday with your friends and family. I'm very excited for 2016, no longer a new comer to Rochester, I feel like I belong here now. To start off the new year i'm announcing a new photo package called The Baby Bundle. The Baby Bundle is for those who are getting ready to welcome a new bundle of joy! Year of the baby. The bundle consists of four baby-themed sessions of your choice; maternity session, baby shower coverage, hospital shoot/coverage, first weeks session, 1 month session, six months session or a one year session. By booking the bundle you save 25% of what it would cost to schedule four sessions with me, or rather you get four sessions for less than the price of three. Send me a quick note through the contact form to schedule a consulation.

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maternity sessions -- inside your home or out and about

Baby shower event coverage -- nursery tour

The first moments -- hospital or home birth coverage, either during or after labor (on call)

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The first few weeks...

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1 month....

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One big year...

A Ham

Sometimes you meet those babies that are just the personification of happiness. They turn toward the camera with their pouty eyes and just somehow know how to strike a pose. What a ham. That's how baby L was during his One Year shoot. As hammy as it gets. Such a cute family, and apparently baby's favorite past time is sitting with dad on the lawn mower and motorbike. A true Upstate kid. Happy birthday little guy!

Shade

I'm from Seattle. So naturally I would think that the Pacific Northwest is the best region in the United States. I do think that it is the best place, but only because it is true. The only problem with the PNW, sometimes, is it's tree layer. Washington is the evergreen state because it never loses its leaves. Washington is green year round. And those giant trees outside your window never sleep. While beautiful, their shade can be a bit of a nuisance for photographs. Every shot finishes with a bit of a shade. Is that a bad thing? It's my PNW filter. Below is a family session near and dear to my heart, shot in the tree shade in the PNW.

Baby Girl..

I absolutely cannot say no to a baby shoot. I love photographing new borns. So when i was contacted a week ago to shoot on the morning before moving out of the country, I could only say yes! Super chubby cheeks, a handsome big brother and two amazing parents who looked amazing despite the fact that they probably haven't slept in weeks! 

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A Boy and His Dog

Our querido Lucas is one!

One year ago this little boy and his pup took a photo together for the family's first Chrsitmas card. One year later his dear mum decided to continue the tradition and get Mia and Lucas together for another Christmas shoot. Poor Mia, during the first shoot the baby didn't move much, now he's pulling the leash with gusto! He does love his pup though <3

my first newborn

I tell myself all the time that i am specialized in food and product photography, i like photographing humans, but it's not my specialty. I've been telling myself that for the past two years since i seriously started photographing people. It's a security blanket...but honestly im out of that security now, i'm a human photographer. I've been lucky enough to have a great mentor to help me transition into the human market, my friend Jana of Jana Davis Pearl Photography. Formerly Sao Paulo based, she is now based in New York City. Lucky New Yorkers! I've inherited a few of her former clients, including an amazing family with a brand new addition. Infant photography is more or less a one time shot, a week later they are already a lot larger. So when the C family asked me to photograph their brand new son, i was nervous as hell! Luckily, through Jana's recommendation they trusted me to come into their home and photograph them in a very intimate light, less than two weeks after the birth of their beautiful son. You must be comfortable with your photographer to let them into your home at a very vulnerable moment in your life, but if you do it is an amazing experience for the photographer. With that said, i think i have fallen in love with baby photography! Excited for the next bundle of joy. 

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