Fall family portrait session

Fall family portrait session - Newburgh lifestyle family photographer

Fall and family photos are a great combination. But sometimes you're so busy you don't even have time to book a photo shoot before the leaves vanish.

Fortunately, the Smith family squeaked in a session just before the last of the Hudson Valley's famous foliage fell to the ground. 

 

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DUMBO Brooklyn Engagement

Classy DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge Park engagement session

Have you ever been so happy for a friend who finds the right person because you see them go from glum and functional to giddy with joy seemingly overnight? That's how we felt when Gavin met Sue.

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Samantha Christensen
Rainy day beach wedding

RAINY DAY BEACH WEDDING - CONNECTICUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Danny and Arlene's wedding day had the potential for disaster. It rained. Half the guests were stuck in traffic. Everything ran 45 minutes late. But as it turned out, it was perfect, beautiful, funny and heartfelt.

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Samantha Christensen
What to wear

What to wear for a portrait session

You've booked your couples or family photo session and now you are staring into your closet wondering what on earth to wear. 

Here are some guidelines to help you figure out out.

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Samantha Christensen
Intimate New York City wedding

SUZANNE AND MACIEJ'S INTIMATE NEW YORK CITY WEDDING

Friday November 27, 2012.

It was an ordinary day with a small gesture that led to long-term love. That's the exact day Suzanne and Maciej fell for each other. The place: a movie theater in Mahwah, New Jersey, with Red Dawn on the screen and Suzanne needing a drink of water. The gesture: Maciej offered to get it for her. And that was it.

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Fairy tale winter wedding

Ian and Rianna's fairy tale winter wedding in Warwick, New York - Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

This wedding was fairy tale in two ways. One, it was beautiful in every detail. And two, Ian and Rianna had storybook weather for late February in New York. How often do you get fresh clean snow on the ground along with air temps in the 60s? 

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Samantha Christensen
Moments with emotion

A favorite image from a recent wedding

This was one of my favorite images from a recent winter wedding I photographed. There's the light. There's the timelessness. But what I love most about it is the emotion.

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Samantha Christensen
Parent album delivered

Parent album delivered and why you shouldn't forget about grandma

I sent this beautiful little lay flat photo book to the mother of the bride after a recent wedding. 

But first, a story about my mother-in-law.

 

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Samantha Christensen
Linen album

KISS ALBUM IN LINEN

So  excited to deliver this huge beautiful orange wedding album. It's like a burst of sunshine this winter. And it came the day before the bride's in-laws were coming to visit. The bride couldn't wait to share wedding photos with her new family. 

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Samantha Christensen