On this wintery snowed-in day in Syracuse I thought I would think warm thoughts of The Farm, the wild flower field, newly planted clovers blooming, sunshine, and warm summer breeze, much like Natalie’s senior portrait session!
Natalie was so much fun to work with, her smile and personality shined the whole afternoon. She is graduating in a few months and will be heading off to college to major in Speech-Language Pathology and minor in dance! Enjoy a few favorites from her session and I hope this helps you think warm thoughts ❤
What will you miss most about high school? “After I leave high school, I will miss the friendships I have formed over the years.” ~Natalie
I love this patch of wild flowers in our front yard. It changes throughout the year and is beautiful to watch bloom and grow. Our new clover field is here! I can’t wait to see what it grows to be in the Spring! And just love this photo of Natalie, so genuine and sweet.
Natalie has a love and passion for dance, so we wanted to incorporate a casual photograph to remember her tap dance high school moments.
Natalie, I wish you the best as you head off to college this year. Enjoy each moment, meet great friends, stay in touch with your high school friends, and be YOU, you are such a sweet, genuine, beautiful person! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your senior year.
I am sure we have all been there, our hands clenched in a fist with that invisible microphone in front of the mirror, or hairbrush in hand jumping on the bed, dancing around the room, belting out our favorite song. And maybe to go as far as imagining a crowd there to see you, chanting, hollering joyfully eager to hear you sing. Then jumping into the crowd, crowd surfing while you rock out to all your fans! Anyone relating to this yet?! Oh the childhood imagination at work. 🙂
Well sadly (and gratefully) I found out early on that I was tone deaf and was NOT gifted with a great voice. I remember the day perfectly…I found my brothers recorder and I decided to sing into it a song I rocked singing, You Were Meant for Me by Jewel. Well sadly my dreams of becoming singer came to a complete crash when I hit the play button, what I heard and what others would hear were evidently different!! So at 13 years old I decided my singing would be nonexistent or should I dare to continue it would be alone with my imaginary microphone.
On June 8th 2017 we were blessed with this beautiful baby boy, Luca and my rockstar self was reborn!
Luca means Light, and he was about a week or two old when I sang to him for the first time, This Little Light of Mine, and he gave me the biggest smile. Now, it may have been gas but I humbly decided it was because he loved mommy’s singing voice 🙂 He is almost 7 months old and I sing to him often. Whether we are swinging around the dance floor (our house), cooking to Italian music, morning ABC’s, or rocking him to sleep, I sing shamelessly! He looks at me and smiles, its calms his tears, helps him fall asleep, and the really silly made up songs can get a giggle. So although my dream of being a singer was crushed at 13 years old, today I am the best kind of rockstar there can be and I have the best, biggest fan. ❤
I will end with this quote “Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Teresa
Have a blessed day!
The sun shined bright on this summer-like fall day at the stunning Ventosa Vineyards a few weeks ago where Suzanne & Mike said their vows in front of their closest family and friends. Their day was filled with love, TONS of laughter, and joy! Suzanne hanging out with her best friend and daughters all morning getting ready for the walk down the isle and Mike tasting beer and playing corn hole at the local brewery everything about today was relaxed, fun and laid back, just how they envisioned. From practical jokes, Mike’s goofy poses, and awesome dance floor moves Chelsea and I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing all day!
We couldn’t be happier for y’all and hope you had an AMAZING honeymoon!! Thank you so much for having us document today, we hope you love some of the moments captured!
Suzanne was absolutely stunning in her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfelds in NYC. ❤ You couldn’t ask for a better ceremony backdrop!
Such a sweet moment when Mike started tearing up as his daughter and soon to be wife walked down the isle ceremony, made me tear up! ❤ So beautiful! The moment that made my heart drop, Mike says “I can’t do this, emotionally, its too much and started to walk away…I thought he was so overwhelmed with emotion he needed a minute (totally forgetting they told me about this!) He comes back with this stool for their friend, Dennis, who was marrying them to stand on! 😀 Much Better 🙂
In love with these colors and dresses!!Beautiful kids these two have!!
These two are the cutest! We couldn’t have asked for a better sunset for their takeaway photo! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make their day so special.
Ceremony & Reception Venue : Ventosa Vineyards
Florists: Stunning flowers by Whistlestop Florist
Bakery: Half Moon Bakery
Hair & Make-up: McKenzie Elizabeth Salon
DJ: Black Tie Entertainment
Videographer: Black Tie Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Pnina Tornai ; Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC
Bridesmaids Gowns: Spybaby Bridal