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Custom Stock Photography | Appleridge Senior Living

This summer I had the privilege of returning to Appleridge Senior Living to take some more headshots and to do a special custom shoot to get them some fresh images for their marketing purposes. Everyone knows that you need good quality stock images to accompany your marketing, whether in print or digital form.  What I like to point out is why not hire me to do customized stock images that are obviously YOUR company? So much better than paying for stock images online that are a lot less unique and personal to you. What your ideal client wants to see are real people in your real spaces...   So what I do when I come in for a stock photography shoot like this is I discuss in advance what the marketing mission is for the images. In this case, we borrowed two willing residents for a few hours and we took some of my close headshots of them, as well as used them as models in the main dining room, the fireplace lounge, and a furnished model apartment. I

Family Photography | Togni Family

Family photos are always fun, but the Togni shoot holds a special place in my heart because it was a birthday present for Jen earlier this year from a dear friend who wanted to celebrate in a special way. They celebrated milestone birthdays for her and her husband this year, plus the graduation of their son from high school and their daughter from middle school!  Every year is worth celebrating, but yes, this one seems extra awesome for this family!     The Tognis are one of those families that has you laughing right away. No one is taking anything too seriously, and honestly that's the way I like it! And their level of flexibility was much appreciated, as we got a surprise rain storm midway through our shoot and had to relocate. I know, everyone who's been in Corning this summer is confused by me saying "surprise" rainstorm, as it's been raining what seems like at least once a day all summer. But seriously, the forecast was clear when I left the

New Products Available at Card Carrying Shop

Now available at Card Carrying Shop: Feminist note cards by yours truly!  Once recently when I was browsing through their fabulous collection of books, cards, and gear I got to chatting with one of the owners about maybe designing some photo note cards of my own to sell. She was all for it! The idea kind of came to me as I was looking through some of my favorite photos of my girls... I just love how they often throw gender norms out the window. And so some of the messages of my cards came specifically from that juxtaposition I see in my little ladies. Where you get a little girl who doesn't think twice about climbing a tree in a pretty dress with sparkly shoes. My girls are just being themselves, but the inspire me all the time. And my hope is that they will inspire you, too! There are also some funny cards and some encouraging cards. Something for everyone on your list, when something other than "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well" fits the bill. We really wanted to come up

Event Photography | 171 Cedar Arts Center Summer Mosaic

This year was my first time attending (and photographing!) the wonderful Summer Mosaic fundraiser at 171 Cedar Arts Center. If you haven't been, you NEED to mark this on your calendar for next year!      It's bound to be a feast for the eyes when you're bringing together 31 local artists and their small artworks. Not to mention the fact that the team at 171 throws a killer party!     Opening night featured lovely piano music by Dino Losito and a smorgasbord of food and drink to enjoy while guest browsed and purchased selections of this amazing art right off the walls!     The second night kept the party going with music by Arthur B and The Planetary Mix. They kept everyone grooving as more art flew off the walls!     Big thanks to the staff at 171 for their hard work and dedication to the arts in our community! Another lovely experience, as always! And congrats to all the

Best Friends, Girls-Only! Adirondack Memories

You guys. This trip was amazing.  It was crazy hard and not really a vacation for the Mommas, but man was it worth it! ;-) There's a really big difference between what you think a trip like this is going to be, and what it actually is. Because when you beg your bestie to ditch her husband for a week for a girls-only trip to Lake Placid with your four kids between the ages of 7-9, you better be ready for chaos hard work amazing adventures! And truly, vacation amnesia has set in and allows me to forget the fact that I was so dead tired by the end of each day I could barely sit by the fire long enough for a glass of wine. Vacation with kids is so much more work than real life with kids. But we had so so so much fun!  And I'm really proud of us all!     We hiked and got dirty and climbed on boulders and found cool creatures.     We had a campfire and smores every night. We