Bella & her Mommy | Long Island Family Photographer | September Blue Photography

I’ve decided to jump into this blogging thing with a renewed mission!  I’m still going to catch up on all the older unblogged sessions, but I’ll be doing a #TBT type of thing.  Just don’t count on Thursdays only lol.     I’ll do a throwback post whenever I can fit them in, and newer session posts once a week.

So right now I have to share what will definitely be one of my faves for 2013.  My first Mommy & Me session.  When I cooked up this idea I had no idea what would come through my door.  No idea the stories I would hear, no idea the friendships & network I would build. It took me weeks and what seemed like forever to comb through all the email replies I got to my casting call.  I was overwhelmed. SO MANY of your replied! No one even knew what they were signing up for!  It just showed me how much you trust me with yourselves and your kiddos and it really taught me so much more than I ever anticipated!

Much more to come on all this in future posts.  These Mommy & Me Sessions have been such learning and growing experience for me that I really want to share.  I do family photography – we are moms, right?  The stories are going to ring true for so many of you out there… !

My first girl (and we are all “girls” at heart, are we not?  I got yelled at once for referring to a group of women as “girls” instead of “ladies” or “women”… it struck me as odd since most of them were much older than me.  I thought to myself,  “hey, I’d love to be called a ‘girl’ by a fellow ‘girl’ at ANY age, really!”.  Ok, sorry – tangent!)


Anyway – this “girl” ended up becoming my MUA (makeup artist) for these sessions and more.  You’ll most likely see her (and possibly her IMpossibly adorable daughter Bella) at your shoot if you book a Mommy & Me.   It was an instant connection, an instant “click” of personalities.  I find this gets more and more rare the older I get and so,  that much more valueable.

So Christina is a mom, like you and me.  She is a talented and professional makeup artist and can be hired for weddings, commercial work,  makeup classes/parties, and photography sessions. She’s been tweeted about by celebrity event planners.  And she’s just a super cool chick to have lunch with.  Trust me, I know.

You would be doing yourself a crazy disservice if you didn’t stop by her website and facebook page.   Especially if you are getting married soon.

So…whereas I’m always the one behind the camera…she’s always the one behind the brush. She never gets done up.  She’s always the one doing YOU up.  Her hair is pulled up neatly in a bun and she looks every bit the makeup pro. I couldn’t have asked for a better first mom for these sessions. That’s her story in a nutshell…there’s more… and the best part is telling it with the images…






Christina’s before & after:

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10 Responses to Bella & her Mommy | Long Island Family Photographer | September Blue Photography

  1. Christina Amador says:

    Sandra, you have seriously blown me AWAY with these pictures. You captured moments that I will cherish with all my heart. The response from my family and friends have been nothing but positive and to tell you the truth I have a BIG feeling all of them will want you to capture those moments for them as well!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ; )) xoxoxoxo

  2. Megan says:

    What a gorgeous woman and a gorgeous session! I love the natural interactions here.

  3. Katherine says:

    What a great idea! I love all the warmth and love you’ve captured here; definitely pictures to treasure!

  4. Kate says:

    What lovely ladies. They will both treasure these forever.

  5. Jackie says:

    Oh I love these so much, she is gorgeous as her daughter is too!! They must be over the moon with these!

  6. April O'Hare says:

    Oh, her daughter is going to love that she got these done when she’s all grown up:) They are too cute together!

  7. Amber says:

    These are beautiful! I love the idea and your execution is amazing. I would love to have pictures like this of me and my daughter.

  8. Lila says:

    Such a stunning woman, and these are images to be treasured by her and her daughter forever! Gorgeous work!

  9. Wow. Both girls and your photography is just stunning. Wowzers.

  10. Alexis says:

    These are so beautiful! I adore the cuddly shots of them on the bed…wish I had some like that with me and my daughters:)

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