Family & Cousin Portraits in Seneca Falls, NY

Exactly five years ago to the day was when I last photographed these two families! Crazy how that worked out. There were two less kids then, and we played in an apple orchard. This time, we hung out along the Seneca-Cayuga Canal in Seneca Falls, closer to their homes.

It was a bright, chilly morning and we had a lot of fun! The kids found ways to entertain themselves when they weren’t needed for their portraits, including a game of soccer using nearby fall fruit for a ball.

It’s such an honor to photograph these kids... aside from just being great kids, they have great parents too whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing most of my life. We always have a good time together, so I’m hoping it won’t be another 5 years before the next session! ;)  

Love to you all,

Family Photos on Lake Ontario

Summer is when families come together.

Well, we think anytime is a great time for a family to come together - but meeting at the family lake house also means there's time for cousins to have fun.

Oh and hey, while we're at it – it also makes the perfect opportunity for extended family photos! These kiddos were ready for fun and enjoyed hanging out with their grandparents, aunts and cousins. The morning rain made way for a lovely afternoon, and as soon as the last photo was taken, there was a mad dash toward the lake for a swim. 

But really, could these kids get any cuter? Meet Hannah, Emi, Theo and family. Say hello!

Playful Kid Photos : Rochester NY Family Portrait

Two cousins - Savannah and Maddox, currently living in different states. With the help of their awesome parents, they try to get together every month for a play date. This time I got to be there to capture it. Maddox is just learning to walk, and Savannah is a perfectly happy little girl at 6 months old. We played with blocks, the ball pit, read stories on the bed and just hung out around the house. Georgia the dog, was there to keep a watchful eye on us the whole time. It was a fun wintery day! Here is a little peek into our adventures with dogboy with momcousins in ball pit boy walking

girl with blocks

georgia dog

laughing at dad

Meet the Families

Dan & Melissa | Rochester NY | Married 5 1/2 years | Love hiking

Savannah | 6 months | Loves Knocking down blocks, chewing on anything in sight, watching Georgia (dog)

Megan | Evanston, IL

Maddox | 1 year | Loves reading and learning to walk

Favorite way to celebrate life | Sleeping in (when Savannah allows it)
What makes a good portrait | Capturing the actions and activities of real life (the ups or the downs) in a single moment in time

Family Portraits in an Apple Orchard: Newark, NY

The setting was perfectly autumn. Maybe not the temperature, as 75 didn't really feel like Fall, but I'm not complaining about that. We met at the Apple Shed in Newark, which also has a playground and petting zoo in addition to the apples and pumpkins. Perfect fall excursion? I think so! This session was a combination of two families I have worked with before. The kiddos are cousins (and super adorable cousins at that). And there is another on the way! I just love getting to watch these kids grow up.

Meet Brandt, Garrett and their cousin Maddie. Their personalities are adorable and each one unique. When you put them all together, they are so stinkin' cute.  What a deliciously fun way to spend time together as a family. Enjoy!little boy apple picking

picking dad's nose

family portraitfamily in apple orchard

little girl carrying apples

funny faces

upside down kids

family by pumpkins

Fall is such an amazing time to capture your family. We only have a handful of openings left right now, so act fast if you want to snag one! We love these outings and think they are the perfect way to celebrate the season.