Hello, new friend! I am so glad you are here. This is my blog / journal / safe space to randomly vent and write creatively about all the goings-on at CEP. Thank you for stopping in and checking this out. I already appreciate you. Here are some fun things you can look forward to when reading this blog: lots and lots of personal/miscellaenous adventures, adorable little families, the sweetest, most fun-loving couples to ever grace your computer screen, and SO. MUCH. MORE.

families, engagements, weddings & everything in between.

Welcome to the blog

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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Alyssa and her beautiful family around Christmas time 2020. And what better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season than visiting a local Christmas tree farm? I had the little ones do some “boring” posing to start because I knew they’d get antsy and sure enough, the minute […]

Alyssa & Family

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Violetta signed up for my Front Steps Project back in March/April, and oh my gosh, what a nice family. When Violetta reached out to me afterwards regarding getting some autumn photos in celebration of her daughter Edith graduating high school as well as some fun family photos, I didn’t hesitate to say, “Yes! Gimme a […]

DeRosa Family

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Melissa reached out to me for some family & graduation photos a while back, and I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph her and her sweet family. We met up at Thacher Park on a gorgeous night (I mean just look at that sky!) and had fun getting these guys comfortable in front […]

Melissa & Family

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Now is as good a time as any to get back into blogging. Oopsies. I’ve been wanting to share this session since I photographed it (so many months ago!), but I figure now that it’s the week of Jessie & Bran’s marriage, this would be the perfect opportunity! Jessie and I met working at the […]

The Cosmes

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I have known Gabby and Christian since they were tiny when I used to babysit Gabby’s best friends Ava, Mia, & their sister, also named Gabby. Talk about confusing, haha. It was always fun to see the kids play with one another outside of school or on the playground. While I don’t know Gabby and […]

Quarantined Birthdays

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When I extended an offer for a free family session in a Facebook group in mid-January, LaTisha reached out to me expressing an interest in getting family portraits taken. I was thrilled to work with this sweet family. On the day of their session, it was very chilly and the kids were bundled up in […]

The Harris Family

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To preface this session, I will tell you about an awesome little group on Facebook called “Buy Nothing Albany, New York,” where local people post and share items they are looking to get rid of and/or in search of. The best part: it’s all free! I love the whole idea of this group; it builds […]

The Khan Family

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Simonia reached out to me the day after she won a free portrait session at the Albany Public Library Foundation Gala. I was so excited that she was so excited, and even more excited when I found out that she wanted maternity pictures. She was 7 months pregnant at the time, and her and her […]

Simonia & Mark

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Heather and I met a few months back after she had decided to do a portrait session with me. Her and my mom work together and she was looking for someone to take some photographs. She absolutely killed her at her individual portrait session, and when she reached out to me about getting some photographs […]

The Rapp Siblings