LAW FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AT DRESSEL FARMS | HUDSON VALLEY, NY PHOTOGRAPHER

LAW FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AT DRESSEL FARMS | HUDSON VALLEY, NY PHOTOGRAPHER

As a young child, my parents were heavily involved with community theater, and more specifically, 4 Seas Productions. ¬†By extension, I had been involved in a few plays, myself, but that’s neither here nor there ūüėČ ¬†This is where I met Theresa and Kevin, an aspiring photographer in his own right. ¬†At the time, Theresa was stage manager, and simultaneously sort of my big sister during rehearsals, making sure I kept out of trouble and didn’t fall off the stage or anything. ¬†She also worked for Simon and Schuster, and for the longest time, LOVED getting new books from her, as I used to be an avid reader as a kid (there is purposeful emphasis on the past-tense, if you didn’t notice). ¬†It’s just funny that now she’s sending some awesome books for Joel, and the cycle is repeating.. ¬†=) ¬†Anyway, it was just as fun catching up and reminiscing as it was photographing her beautiful family at Dressel Farms in New Paltz with my brand-spankin’ new 5D markIII. ¬†Ulster county, and the Hudson Valley, in general, are simply stunning during the fall season (at least before Hurricane Sandy knocked down most of the leaves prematurely) and served as the perfect mix of yellow and red to serve as the backdrop to an already gorgeous day. ¬†In the midst of Sandy’s aftermath, enjoy the photography to cap off what was a pretty, albeit short-lived, autumn!

RANCK FAMILY SESSION AT LOCUST GROVE | POUGHKEEPSIE, NY PHOTOGRAPHER

RANCK FAMILY SESSION AT LOCUST GROVE | POUGHKEEPSIE, NY PHOTOGRAPHER

Look up “energetic” in the dictionary, and you probably will NOT find a photo of Josh. ¬†You’d have a better chance seeing his picture while looking up, “lightning bolt”. ¬†As new parents, Chi-Chi and I couldn’t help but look at each other like, “wow, what have we gotten into?” ¬†Haha. ¬†In all seriousness though, as much as Josh was frenetic, he was doubly as adorable.. When ChiWei and Drew reached out to me, having seen IBM co-worker, Andrew’s son’s 1st birthday photos, I happily obliged! ¬†It was a gorgeous day for photography at the Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, and there was plenty of room to roam around and take advantage of their garden and naturally gorgeous scenery. ¬†This session was just a ton of fun, and I think it shows. ¬†Thanks for opportunity to capture this precious time with your family, and I hope you enjoy the images!

NATHANIEL'S 1ST BIRTHDAY | HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

NATHANIEL’S 1ST BIRTHDAY | HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi, everyone! ¬†I’d like to introduce you all to Nathaniel, who recently turned 1! ¬†This adorable little guy just has the most contagious smile… Big Daddy Andrew, originally had the idea to suspend a ton of balloons on a self-made net, but it didn’t work as well as planned, so he strung up the balloons instead… either way, the house was decorated just splendidly for this occasion! ¬†Chi and I were actually on our honeymoon the day Nate was born, so we were unable to witness his birth, but there was no way I would miss capturing his 1st birthday! ¬†Obviously, the whole kids scene now has a great deal more meaning to us, and it was a joy to be able to capture the celebration on camera. ¬†Enjoy the photos!