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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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We had a whole day filled with families and couples in September for fall mini sessions! It wouldn’t be a McKenna event without extreme weather — so of course for these AUTUMN sessions, it was hot & humid. I don’t know why I expected anything else. Nevertheless, I brought my friend Katie along to help […]

Fall Mini Sessions

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I met Grace & Brendan at their session at the Normanskill Preserve in Albany in late September. Grace is so sweet and kind, and Brendan is equal parts kind and friendly. The couple brought 2 outfit changes and made an adventure out of having to change in the car. As uncomfortable and weird as that […]

Grace & Brendan

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Maddie & Elijah answered one of my model calls and I must admit, they did not disappoint. These cuties were so sweet together – young and clearly in love. We had a lovely golden hour session at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany in September 2020. And we made some serious magic happen. They […]

Maddie & Elijah

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Johnny and Joey answered a local model call I put on Facebook and we met at Normanskill Preserve in Albany for their couple’s session at the very end of the summer. While it was mostly overcast that evening, the sun decided to peek out at one point and these two basked in its warmth along […]

Johnny & Joey

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I had such a great time with Maria and Sean the first time around that I asked if they’d be interested in modeling again for me that fall. And man am I glad they agreed to it because these two in front of the camera is an absolute dream. Would you just look at how […]

Maria & Sean 2.0

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My very best friends since birth moved up to Middlebury, Vermont when we were teenagers. While it was devastating when they left and I couldn’t run up the street in literally 30 seconds to see them anymore, it was great to know I had a place to escape to should I need a quick getaway. […]

Middlebury, VT

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Backstory: I had been in need of some head shots of myself for my website, and I had scoured the internet for days on end to find a photographer to take them for me. Most of the photographers I reached out to did not even have the common courtesy to respond with a “No,” and […]

Self Portraits

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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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All the way back in June (this is how far behind I am on blogging, guys, yeeeesh), I put out a model call for a couple or a family to help me with some promo photos for mini sessions I was planning on doing. As it turned out, I didn’t wind up doing ANY mini […]

Maria & Sean

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