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Extended Family Portraits in the Finger Lakes

Oh where do I start with this gang? It’s been four years since I saw them last— at Rebecca and Dan’s wedding. We had a blast then, and we had a blast again now!

So much has happened in 4 years. The addition of Samantha, some hardships overcome, and a special birthday to celebrate. And check out this 1906 Ford Model A Roadster, with matching pint size version for the littlest member of the family.

It couldn’t have been a better day, with those perfect fall leaves, a brand new puppy to love on and the amazing people I got to spend the day with. Okay, it could have been a few degrees warmer maybe, if we had to be picky. :o)

I wouldn’t trade this for the world. We’re so grateful to be in your lives and documenting these days for you. Love to you all!


Extended Family Portraits at Eastman Museum: Rochester NY

With 18 people to gather it can sometimes be a chore to set up a family portrait of the whole family.

But not for this family. Even with a last minute time change because of the weather, they were all ready and willing to make these portraits happen at the Eastman Museum. The cloudy skies made it easy to set up a portrait most anywhere on the grounds. 

This is the type of family portrait that only happens once in a blue moon, especially with large families. So when it does, we love to be able to be there with you. And if the family is as easy going as this one was, it'll be a piece of cake!

~ Erin

Canandaigua Lake Family Portrait Session

Four generations, one lake house, 7 days.

It doesn't get more perfect. After taking a beautiful morning drive to Canandaigua Lake, following a switchback driveway through the woods, I arrived at a beautiful home overlooking the lake. I was met by an amazing, laid back family, gathered together to enjoy a week in the Finger Lakes and each other's company. Making memories together as a family.

They came from several states to spend this time together. And I was there to make the rare photo of the whole gang together.

Thanks for having me and being awesome. I hope you all enjoyed the Finger Lakes!


Extended Family Portraits by the Erie Canal

What better way to celebrate your 50th anniversary than surrounded by the people you created (and their families)? Richard and Lori's children honored them with this photo session and a weekend of fun events together. It's not often you get all 18 people in one place, and we were honored to help them capture this milestone.

Getting all 4 kids and 8 grandkids in one place was no small feat and took months of planning. But it was all worth it, and we had a gorgeous summer day. Being by the water was important to them, so when they sun came out, everyone (i.e. - anyone taller than Erin) was helpful in making sure we got the shot! 

Thanks to all of our extra assistants that day! (see the outtake below) The diffuser and umbrella allowed us to shoot in the sunny areas by the Erie Canal.

Happy 50th Anniversary, here is to the next 50 years!

-Lori and Erin

Backyard Family Photos in Rochester, NY

I had the pleasure of working with Kendall last year as we created her senior portraits. It was a joy to work with her again, and meet the rest of the family this time! Both sets of grandparents were in town for the graduation festivities, and we were lucky enough to find a gap in the rain. We headed out back on their woodsy property and were able to capture the whole gang, including the dogs!  

I am so lucky to meet such amazing folks and it is my honor to preserve these memories for you. Congratulations Kendall, enjoy Tulane University! Hope to see you all again soon!


Family Portraits during the Holidays : Rochester NY

Yes, we're still on a bit of a Christmas kick...we just can't get over how much fun we had in 2013. Here's another great set of images from a one of our recent holiday sessions. Isn't it lovely when three generations gather? The fun and the chaos... it's wonderful. This was a great group, and we captured all 14 of them in one frame. While a more formal look was in order here, we still had some fun outside, jumping around in the snow. Luckily, this family was all from the Rochester area, so getting them together didn't mean plane tickets and taxis. We were even able to include the dog! Looking back now, we're pretty sure that the youngest, Pete, stole the show, as most 2 year old's do. Enjoy!

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family in the snow


three siblings

Lets take advantage of all this snow and make your winter portraits!