Hudson Valley Family Photographer

Monroe, New York Family Session

One of the things I love most about photography is meeting the families. I’ve met some of the nicest people through photography and have had so much fun with their kids.

I met Jen and Shawn at Earl Reservoir Park in Monroe, New York for their afternoon family session. We met when the trees were still changing colors, it was so pretty by the water! Riley and Grace enjoyed looking for acorns and twirling in their dresses. We ended their session by taking a break and swinging on the swings in the park.

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To book a session with me email me at amandalanephotos@gmail.com

 

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Salisbury Mills Family Session

{Jen, Eric, Dante, Jackson & Luca}

Want to know the secret to family photos? Have fun, be yourselves and let’s work together to choose a location that suits you and your family!

One of the last warm days of Autumn I met this wonderful family at the train trestles in Salisbury Mills, New York. Dante, Jackson and Luca love trains so this was perfect location. The sun was shining so brightly and we had beautiful skies. We had such a good time and I felt like I had known this family forever. At the end of the session Jen gave me a big hug and was so thankful… and that my friends, is one of the reasons why I love doing what I do.

Thank you Jen and Eric for allowing me to capture you and your family!

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To book a session with me, email me at amandalanephotos@gmail.com

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Goshen, New York Family Session

I love when I get to photograph families and see them again and again. Building relationships with my clients is something that is very important to me!

Just as the weather was beginning to get a little colder, I met Kathy and her family at a park in Goshen, New York. We had a lot of rain a few days prior to the session but that did not stop us! Emma and Aubrey stayed warm by cuddling up with mommy and daddy and squishing together for a “family burrito” shot! We took a few pictures under the Evergreen trees and then we ran around and had fun in the field.

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Hudson Valley Fresh 48

Teagan Jo

I LOVE Fresh 48 sessions. There’s always some magic in the room when you are adding a new member to the tribe, whether it is your first, third or fifth baby… it’s magic. People can’t help but stare and smile at the life before them. They’re soaking up the love and also giving all of their love.

Chelsy and Joe welcomed new baby Teagan Jo in late August and I was lucky enough to capture my good friend’s maternity session and now her Fresh 48. Callan quickly fell into role of big brother and did not hesitate to show off his yellow trucks and let them zoom around Teagan as she was sound asleep. He proudly held her and kept a huge grin on his face the entire time.

Congratulations to this new family of four!

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To book a session, email me at amandalanephotos@gmail.com

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Hudson Valley Cake Smash

Abram is ONE!

Growing up being best friends with Allie, I knew her sister and her whole family. When I heard that her sister, Becky was having her first baby I knew Allie would be over the moon! Lucky me- I got to meet Abram right before his first birthday! And let me tell you- he is such a cutie!

Mommy, daddy and Abram traveled from Massachusetts  to visit with Nana and Grandpa right before Abram’s first birthday. Mommy told me she wanted to do a “Where the Wild Things Are” theme shoot and I was THRILLED! Who didn’t love that book growing up? Of course I thought it was perfect.

\We set up a teepee (made by Jeremy of @morganmadewoodwork), and surrounded it with pictures of Abram as a baby, had his one year old stats on display, and made sure he had the tail and crown to go along with the theme. And of course we did a cake smash-the very first time Abram had cake!

Happy first birthday to this little man. So glad I got to meet a such a close friend’s little nephew! Thank you to Becky and Adam for trusting me to capture these images!

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Amanda, Brendan & Aubrey

Amanda and Brendan are high school sweethearts and now have a daughter, Aubrey who is just a little over a year old. She is just the cutest little thing- full of curiosity and smiles and has a deep love for their pug, Eli! She thinks he is just the funniest thing and loves watching him with that bright smile on her face.

As Aubrey wandered the park she explored the water, threw rocks in the water and picked flowers. And then…  a teacher’s dream came true- she walked over to her bag and picked up her books! So what did we do? We sat on the grass and let Aubrey read to mommy, daddy and Eli!

Enjoy the images and don’t forget to say goodbye to Aubrey at the end! 😉

 

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H E L L O 2018! {End of 2017}

In July I had a crazy thought. Let’s STOP thinking about starting photography on my own and just DO IT! As most of you know, I have been working with Erin Lane Photography for a few years now [Assisting, Second Shooting & Blogging], and finally decided to give it a go on my own. Thank you to Erin, for being my mentor and for encouraging me to take a big leap of faith. You are an amazing mentor and I look forward to learning more from you.

Since July I have photographed some amazing families and have had so much fun seeing everyone get comfortable in front of the camera and show their true colors.  Seeing laughter and the love between families/couples is something that will always make me smile.

Huge shout out to the dancers of D’Antono Dance Academy – seeing your passion has been amazing. You are all beautifuuuul!

Thank you to everyone who made this possible in 2017! I am excited to see what 2018 will bring!

Have fun scrolling through the images I’ve taken in 2017… including some of my own trips and animals!

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Christmas Mini Session/Salesian Park {Lashay, Jayden & Jordan}

Oh  my goodness! So much love for Mom! I’ve been dying to share this session for two reasons; 1.) I love seeing such a strong connection between a mother and her sons and 2.) Wait till you see how much love mom gets! I had so much fun with Lashay, Jayden and Jordan. Jayden and Jordan were natural models and had so much fun in front of the camera.

Thank you Lashay for letting me capture these moments!

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Family/Maternity Session/Town of Wallkill Park, NY

Everyone meet Mason! Mason is soon going to be a big brother to a very lucky little girl. Mason will surely make an amazing big brother.

Mason is such a curious boy, he walked around and picked up pine cones and sticks and enjoyed throwing stones into the water. I’m sure Mason will love having a little sister to now be curious with.

To Mason, Crystal and Mike: I am so excited to watch your family grow. May you enjoy the next few weeks as a family of 3 and congratulations on welcoming your 4th family member!

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Dance/D’Antono Dance Academy/Pine Island, New York

Last weekend I spent some time at D’Antono Dance Academy with the gorgeous girls. We had so much fun trying out different poses all over the studio. These girls are SO talented and SO flexible!

Enjoy my sneak peak of the few girls I met for the first round of pictures!

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