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Every You + Me session is so different, as you can plainly see. I like to tailor my sessions to the couple, their peronality, and any extra things that they love. What made Sheila & Jake’s session so different? Besides the fact that they’re amazing and have an adorable dog, Roo,  is that they’re already married! That’s right folks, You + Me sessions aren’t just for the engaged! Now available for married couples as well!  😉 Woohoo! Book your anniversary You + Me Session today! 😉 Ok enough of the cheap ploy….lets get onto the good stuff!

Sheila and Jake travel around the country every few months due to Jake’s job. So, for an ingenious and extremely fun way to keep family updated, they do a new photo session every year for Christmas cards and such! What a great gift for family as well as themselves! Seriously…MY CLIENTS ARE AWESOME!!! AHHHH!!! So much fun! Roo thought so too! All in all it was a fantastic day!



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Sheila & Jake’s You + Me Session


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He’s silent and strong. She’s bubbly and sweet. Together they make a perfect couple! Getting to watch & document Danielle & Dan for a few hours was so wonderful! They’re genuine love for each other may at first appear quiet, but as you get to know them it’s a rushing, gushing, roaring, river that is both deep and pure! We had an amazing time hanging out at Syracuse University & then off to the abandoned rock quarry around the corner. I am absolutely thrilled to be their photographer! Is is July yet?! Thank you Danielle & Dan!!

Another perk to my job, CUTE PUPPIES! AHHH!

The look on Danielle’s face just melts me!

I wanted to eat this little guy up! He’s got so much personality!!

My favorite shot of the day!

desolate, graffited, broken down, & FABULOUS!

Danielle & Dan’s You + Me Session : Real Love : Syracuse, NY Engagement Photographer


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Every now and then I’m privileged to shoot a senior session. Marcel’s situation was unique because he was about to graduate when I shot these images.  His mother, Diane, wanted a more in depth session than what he had for the year book. I was so excited when they called me! Especially because Marcel went to Fabius-Pompey, my old alma mater and his sister is a good friend!

Marcel is extremely smart! He’s going to school for physics! Wow! Anyone who chooses to go into science or math gets HUGE kudos from me! I couldn’t even imagine spending at least 4 years studying that! Seriously Marcel, you’re AMAZING! Thank you to you and your mother for everything!

Marcel’s home overlooks Jamesville Reservoir, it just happened to be Balloon Fest! Seriously amazing!

Such a hard job I have! Look at this handsom face!

People say California has yummy light…I think Central NY is right up there with em!

We do not lack for beautiful sunsets!

Marcel’s Senior Portraits : Real Life : Syracuse, NY Senior Portrait Photographer