Monthly Archives: August 2010

Twins | Long Island Newborn Photographer | September Blue Photography

They arrived in early July… and here they are just 6 days old.  You might remember their Mama’s maternity session on the beach, it seems like the other day to me and before I knew it,  they were here!   Photographing newborn twins can be twice the work, but they are twice as fun and twice as sweet.   I love how they settle down to sleep so peacefully when their sibling is near.   Most of these were shot on the very same blanket that Mom  had wrapped around her in her maternit session…




And it’s so cool how, even at just 6 days old, they each have their own unique personalities…



One of my favorites from the session… that’s a little smile there…

Congrats again to the B family – you have a beautiful family!

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Still So Lovely | Long Island Baby Photographer | September Blue Photography

Last year, about this time (give or take a month), I had the pleasure of photographing my friend’s long awaited newborn baby girl.  To this day, her session is still one of my best lit newborn sessions… I walked in to the house to find a sunroom just bathed in warm, beautiful natural light.  I was in heaven.   Before I knew it, we were planning her 1st birthday session… we were all about the location.   In the meantime, beautiful baby Annabella was developing a little aversion to grass.  Yes, grass.   Did not want to touch it, have her bare feet on it, lay on it with a blanket - nothing to do with it.  So what?  She’s  a baby –  it’s new, it’s green, it’s itchy, there’s dirt under it - quite frankly, I don’t blame her for not loving grass at first sight.   So we found a gorgeous location that gave us lots of beautiful backdrops… sans icky grass.  And she was a happy girl. 

Check out the daintily pointed toes – how adorable is that?

Did I mention her handsome big brother was there too?

Such a ham…

One for the wall…


A personal favorite… she was so exhausted after a long day of modeling…can you blame her for knocking out like this?  =) 

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Rhyan | Long Island Newborn Photographer | September Blue Photography

I photographed Rhyan’s big brother Aiden late last year for his 1st  birthday photos and that’s when I found out he was going to be a big brother this June.  Rhyan was a 12 day old beauty…slept like, well, a baby for almost the entire session.   And how could she not… the house had to be around 90 degrees without my heater going…. perfect for a newborn session.  =)    I always try to prepare my newborn session parents well before a session by letting them know the house has to be very, very warm.  I bring heaters with me but the house also needs to be warm.  I tell them that basically when the heat is just right, everyone will be a bit uncomfortably warm. Everyone except the newborn, that is. 

I have to start with this one…  this might be my favorite from the session.  Though I reserve the right to change that.  Dad had just gotten the tattoo…

Rhyan’s Mom and Grandma did a *little* shopping on Etsy ;)


They got so much cute stuff…this was the girliest girlie girl session ever so I had to break it out…yes, the newborn pettiskirt!

Okay maybe this is my favorite…  Congrats again K & S – she is beautiful!


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I shoot them with my Nikon | Long Island Maternity Photographer | September Blue Photography

I once attended a seminar taught by a Master Photographer (not an opinion, a certfication attained through the PPA), and she said “Remember, we don’t ‘shoot’ people, we do a ‘Portrait Study’”  LOL  Well, that’s a bit formal for my taste but when I was getting ready to blog this session I started to count up  the photographers I’ve “shot” and I realized it started sounding like a I went on killing spree so maybe I’ll start saying I “photograph” people from now on.  ;)

Being asked to photograph another photographer is quite the compliment and I’ve had the pleasure of shooting  photographing the gorgeous Michelle McFadden, Lori Marie of AvaJack Photography and her adorable kiddos, and Summer’s adorable Emerson even takes centerstage in a photo on my website.   All talented ladies that I have had the pleasure of getting to know a little better through our sessions together.

When Tatiana of Tiny Clicks  contacted me last year, we instantly hit it off.   We talk shop of course, we get excited and gab about awesome locations, websites, props, and on and on.  She has worked as my assistant in the past and I hope I get to have her work with me again because I adore her.  You will never meet a more genuine, sincere person.   But she’s going to have her hands full for a little while now…  When Tatiana emailed me telling me she was pregnant and that I was the only one she wanted to do her maternity and newborn shoot – I was ecstatic for her!  And we were both beyond excited about our session.  I mean two photographers this passionate about photography – you have to know it was nutty putting this together.  

So, after much excited discussion and after I went on 1 or 2 (ok, three) scouting trips  we finally settled on this jaw dropping scene in the middle of the woods… and it was MAGICAL…


Isn’t she gorgeous?  And just positively glowing…. 

So my  husband says that I am much more of an “indoor girl” … and while this might be somewhat true, I did not hesitate one bit in scouting out this location.   Even though it required an approximate 10 min hike through the woods (that I had to make sure was ok for a pregnant woman before I would allow it!)…even though I got lost off the trail… and even though I fell and twisted my ankle (go ahead and laugh, I did) – it was all worth it.  And make no mistake – I would do it for any client, not just a photographer friend.  I love scouting out new locations.   In the end it’s all worth it…

And it was so awesome that she had a more than willing and cooperative husband who was just as into the session as we were (thank you for all the assisting J!) 

Aren’t they an adorable couple?  I can’t wait to see what a cute baby they are cooking up!

Congrats again Tatiana & J! I’ll see you soon for your newborn session!    {Gina – call me!! Yes, I’m talking to YOU! =)}

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Beachy Keen | Long Island Family Photographer | September Blue Photography

A fun family beach session to share today… getting outdoors  in the summer sun, with a cool ocean breeze and their adorable toddler.   Family beach sessions don’t get old for me… especially with a family this fun.   Check him out in that last shot – he is positively soaked!  They had been playing in the surf, jumping waves, and just plain goofing off.    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!





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And the winner is… | Long Island Newborn Photographer | September Blue Photography

And the winner is: Dean!   Well, actually, Dean’s mommy.  She won one of a few prizes I donated to the Bridal Luncheon this year.   When I donated a complimentary newborn session – I had no idea it would go to someone already expecting – so I put an expiration date of 2011 on the gift certificate.  I was absolutely thrilled to find out it went to someone already expecting and very deserving.  J & V,  you are a lovely couple and now a beautiful new little family – congratulations again!


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