Kaitlin & Kyler’s Tulip Fest E-Session // Historic Washington Park // Albany, NY

Nothing says it’s finally Spring in Upstate NY quite like the tulips and blooms in Albany’s Washington Park. I met up with Kaitlin, Kyler & their pup Pippa to take advantage of the scenery before the crowds of Tulip Festival ascended onto the park. We lucked out with perfect weather and basked in the glory of a (finally) warm Spring day in Albany. What a gorgeous and happy couple, I can’t wait for their April 2020 wedding in Saratoga! Will Pippa be a flower girl? I will report back on that in 1 year.

 

Lyndsay & Dan’s Cozy Afternoon at Home E-Session // At Home & Schenectady Municipal Golf Course // Schenectady, NY

Lyndsay and Dan wanted something that was more relaxed, felt like them and of course, included their dog. Nothing accomplishes that quite like shooting in your own home, doing the things you do in your day to day life. So that’s exactly what we did! We focused on their newly decorated (and adorable) first home and a golf course close by where they often take their beloved dog, Qynn. For two people who both admitted to being extremely nervous about being in front of the camera, they were naturals after exactly 5 seconds of coaching! This couple has a connection you can feel as soon as you enter the room with them. We kept things light hearted; enjoyed an afternoon drink, listened to some oldies, took a snowy walk and even included their house guest, Cooper. Man oh man, I loved everything about this session. So, let’s get to the good stuff!

AJ & Stacey’s Autumn Sunset Session (with dogs!) // Home Sweet Home // Saratoga Springs, NY

Sometimes you have a session that just keeps getting better and better as the light changes. This was one of those.

Stacey had one goal in mind, a sunset shoot with her husband and beloved pups, Bruce & Paisley. After having to reschedule their first date because of rain, I showed up to their amazing property on a cloudy afternoon. I was willing the weather to change on my drive over but decided I would make it work no matter what. During the beginning of the session we were all crossing our fingers that what seemed to be like a break in the clouds would open up to one of those surprise sunsets that come about on cloudy days. And open up it did! I love these images so much that I can barely contain myself. Enjoy!

P.S.- When you have the option to include your dogs in sessions, DEFINITELY INCLUDE YOUR DOGS! It’s the best ­čÖé

Autumn Portrait Yearbook // Fall Mini Sessions // Saratoga Springs, NY

A colorful Fall is one of the perks of living in the Northeast. It’s such a great time to get outside, enjoy the crisp air, foliage, and maybe a little time in front of a camera with you loved ones! Fall is always the most popular season for Portraits in my experience. So, this year I’m offering one more day of Fall Mini Sessions on Sunday, October 22nd, from 2- 5:30pm at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge, NY. ┬áMultiple red barns, perfectly weathered wood barn, hay bales, gorgeous rolling hills, and beautiful Draught Horses! A few sessions are still available so snag one and lets enjoy the Fall together!

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In the spirit of nostalgia and all things Autumn, heres a collection of some of my favorite images from this magical season over the past couple years.

 

Photo REWIND // Baby Cruz’s At-Home Newborn Session // Saratoga Springs, NY

It’s been a while since I shot this cozy at-home newborn session of Baby Cruz, but I just have to give it’s time to shine. There is something so peaceful about a baby at home, without the frills and swaddles and props. Having siblings around who are active and full of life, popping in and out of the frames, makes the house feel so full of love. Big Brother Clark did not disappoint with his candid appearances. He loves being a big brother and it certainly shows! This natural light filled, laid back lazy day, was perfect for this family. It won’t be long before it’s two boys causing a ruckus in this house. But for now at least, it’s the cutest calm before the storm, ever.

Kayte & Corey’s Vineyard Wedding // Altamont Winery – Altamont, NY

Kayte & Corey’s wedding at the Altamont Winery was a gorgeous summer-like September day, with gorgeous golden late day light and no shortage of emotion. ┬áThese two really pull at your heart strings. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever teared up more while photographing a wedding! Check out their beautiful day complete with nervous energy, teary moments, laughs and pure joy.

Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your day, Kayte & Corey!

-Ashley

 

Dave & Danielle’s Family Session // Yaddo Gardens – Saratoga Springs, NY

Sometimes you just click with your clients and each time you photograph them it’s just like hanging out with old friends. This family is exactly that. After an earlier session needed to be rescheduled because of ┬á*literally* the most rain I’ve ever seen fall from the sky in my entire life, we thankfully lucked out. I got to spend another perfect summer morning in Yaddo with Dave, Danielle, Riley and Reagan, capturing their awesome little family. It’s always a session I look forward to. Now, my only real question is, when will Dave & Danielle adopt me?