My Baby

So this little  girl is a senior this year! Who thought it would go so fast?
Don't blink...right?

This is my third and last senior year for my kiddos. 
The lasts for the other two were so hard, but these lasts are the lasts of the lasts. 

Let's talk about this one...
10 days past her due date.
10 lbs. 2 oz.
Emergency C-section.
Funny
Energetic
Compassionate
Kind
Caring
Empathetic
Thinker
Athletic
Amazing
Smart

My baby. <3

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A Senior Recital

What do you do when your daughter asks you to come do a photo shoot for her and her friend?
You go, you cry, you laugh...


This is my daughter and her friend, Kara. 
They are putting on their Senior Recital together. 


I went to Nazareth to capture some photos for them. 
It went straight from here are some really great spots to silly photo shoot! :)
We had an amazing time.


I am so proud of you, Katie!

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Avery Alice

This little peanut did not want to sleep. She was WIDE AWAKE through the whole session!


She is just gorgeous! Look at those eyes!
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Beautiful Alaa

“Let her sleep 
For when she wakes, 
She will move mountains.”




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RWB Volunteering at the Lake Effect Half Marathon


I had the wonderful pleasure of volunteering with my fellow RWB Eagles this past weekend at the Lake Effect Half. 

I LOVED it!

What a wonderful group of people!

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The Fazio Family

Fun in the snow.
It was cold and snowy. This wonderful family braved both to go out and have their photo session at the family farm.

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Before and After

Here is a little sneak peek into a before and after. 

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Oh Yeah! And then there's this guy!

When we were sitting in the back seat of Annie's car while her mom asked me over and over again if I had my glasses, I never would have believed that I would be taking our kids' senior photos together. :)

It has to be one of the most surreal experiences. He is so much like Annie. :)

This photo shoot was relaxed and FUN!!!

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When you photograph your youngest daughter's senior photos...

 Because I take so many senior photos, I wanted Janie's to be extra special. 
We chose some places that meant something to her. 
My parents have a cottage on a very small lake. Janie loves to go down with the whole family or to spend time with her grandparents and cousins. 
This seemed to be the perfect spot to take some photos. 

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Inspiration

There is a lot of inspiration out there. 
One thing that inspires me is learning and trying new things. 

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How did I get here?


How did you get into photography?
When did you start taking photos?
Who inspires you?

These are questions I am sure every photographer gets a lot.

I figured people want to know, so I'll tell you. :)

My dad was a hobbyist. He loved taking photos. Some of my favorites are up on my fridge. 


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My Day

I get up at 4:30 am. Yep! Really, I do.
My alarm goes off, sometimes I snooze it, sometimes I don't. 



I let the dogs out, make the coffee, and get to work on my computer. 
I edit, prepare, blog, create, and have my social media time. 
I feel I get the most out of me in the morning. 
Probably because there are little distractions. 

Except for these two. 
Rosie and Vader

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A Comparison

 As you know, I am doing a 52 week photo challenge with my daughter. 
Beth at bethadilly.com supplies the prompt and we shoot the photo. I am so excited to be doing this with Janie. 
Head on over to wildflowerphotos on Instagram to check out her photos. She is so talented. She gets it from her grandfather...just ask him! :)

I wanted to share these two photos. They remind me that I have to take my time, relax, and look for beauty. These are from the same prompt:
4/52 Depth
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52 Week Project

These assignments were tough.
I tried to think of something that would represent my style.
I have grown so much since the beginning of my journey. I try to continue to grow and change with study and practice. 

Vader (we're raising him to be a service dog for Canine Companions for Independence) and I went out for a little walk this particular morning. The fog was covering the valley below us. It was absolutely breathtaking (not in a Seinfeld way :).

I got him to sit in the cornfield across the road. He must have seen something at this moment. He was hyper-focused on it. 

I just love the colors in the sky.
While I may consider this to be my style for the day. I am sure it will change tomorrow, and the next, and the next, etc. 

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The beginning of my 52 week project


Janie and I have decided to do a 52 week project together.

Check out Janie's Instagram.

We are doing this many other people on bethadilly.com.
If you have not gone over to check out her blog, you need to.

1/52 Documentary


This is the view from our backyard. We enjoy this view all the time. 
I take many photos from our backyard. It never disappoints. 
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Walk to Battery Park and why we were really here. :)


We decided to take advantage of a chilly, but beautiful day.
We took the train to Battery Park and walked around. 
We saw the Statue of Liberty and happened upon the National Museum of the American Indian.
What a great find!
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9/11 Memorial


My husband and I went to New York City.
We jammed so much into a little amount of time. 
My husband had never seen the WTC Memorial. We didn't go to the museum, the line was outrageous and we didn't have much time. 
This is my second time visiting. 
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Sunflower Wedding

These two lovebirds met when they were just young teenagers. Their love has blossomed into something that everyone wishes they had in their lives. 

I had the amazing fortune of shooting this wedding with my daughter. It was very special. 

This wedding was set on a little pond overlooking beautiful countryside. Up above the venue was a gorgeous sunflower field.

The bride and groom met each other on a baseball field when they were teenagers. It was love at first sight. Since then, it is very apparent their love has grown into something so special.

Congratulations, Korena and Jeffrey! 













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