Like daddy. | Long Island NY Newborn Photographer | Grace Photography

This was a fantastic newborn session! Everything went as smoothly as it ever could have went.

This session was also a bit of a first for me. ..

Dad was really into the session.  It’s not very common at all! He really wanted his little boy to take pictures with his fireman gear.  Dad is one of the “bravest” which is a fireman in the  FDNY.  And, if anyone knows New Yorkers, we look to the FDNY as the best in the country.  (yea we love to toot our own horns..whatever. ) 😉

So, this session was really important to mom and dad!

Little man was very cooperative, even when I found myself being super chatty with mom and dad.  He just stayed as he was. I was pregnant during this session.  This was my very last newborn shoot until I went on maternity leave – more like, ‘I can’t really bend over anymore’ leave…

Of course he couldn’t have been ANY cuter and more mushy.  Made me super anxious to hold my littler one!

Welcome to the most rewarding and most challenging days of your lives!

 

Happy New Year! | Long Island Photographer | Grace Photography

2011 has been so very good to me in my personal life and in my career.

And, I really have to give special thanks to each and every one of my clients.

Over this past year, I met a lot of new people and made some really great friends.  One in particular, has become more like a sister to me.  Her name is Kim, and she hired me in February of 2011 for her son’s 6 month pictures and we immediately hit it off.  She has truly bettered me as a person, and has helped me build my business better than I ever could have imagined, and I am not sure thank you is enough.

When she approached me about hosting a giveaway with me on her blog, I jumped at the idea!

So, in order to see what it is we are giving away, to start off this new year right, you need to visit her blog by clicking here.

Follow all the steps at the end of the post in order to be entered into the giveaway. You have FOUR chances to win, so read carefully!

With that, I will leave you with an image from Kim’s son Lucas, from his 1 year pics…

Kissed By An Angel. | Long Island NY Baby Photographer | Grace Photography

That’s my girl.

She was born with an angel kiss birthmark on her forehead that, to this day, I am obsessed with.

It has pretty much gone away, but it comes out under different circumstances, like if she is tired, hot, crying, giving me a deep belly laugh….

We are convinced she was kissed by one of two angels before she came into this world.  One being my husband’s father or my uncle.  Either way, it is there, and it is beautiful.

See if you can spot it in her pics. 🙂

So, we waited until 13 months to do her 1 year pics.  I just couldn’t find the time to do it.  One of my very good friends would always say, “The shoemaker’s kids, never have shoes”, and that couldn’t be any truer!

Needless to say, we finally made it to Central Park in NYC, and had a blast.  She loves the camera, she loves to pose and play for it. She also gives me that REAL smile of hers, when her daddy is around.

It was a delicious day filled with love, warmth, and perfect light.

Giveaway. | Long Island NY Photographer | Grace photography

In honor of the new blog, and the upcoming holiday season, what better way to start the “giving” off right than with a giveaway?

I made friends with a fantastic vendor.  She knitz.  Nope wasn’t a typo, that’s literally her name. Click that link and it will take you to her facebook page where she posts new ready to ship stuff that she knits herself.  Oh, and, don’t let her simple name fool ya.  She has the most creative designs in any and all types of knit hats.  She uses the finest yarn, and all her pieces truly are one of a kind. The winner of this giveaway will get a gift certificate to her store for any available album item up to $25 OR a custom made to order item she will work with you directly on, to customize it to your specifications!  If you do not do photography, these hats are great for your own baby or little one or a gift for someone!

And what will you get from me?  Well, how does a one on one mentoring session sound, at one of my shoots? You choose the kind of shoot you want to attend with me, and I will share all my tips with you!  You will also get a free shoot for yourself and your family – any kind!  If you have no interest in learning the tricks behind the camera or at a session, you can opt for the personal shoot only, of course too.  If the winner does not live close by, we can do a skype newborn mentor session.  Whatever the circumstances, I am excited to meet the winner!!!

It.could.be.   YOU!

What to do, in order to be considered…

1.  ‘Like’ Knitz on facebook, and leave a comment saying, @Grace Photography (You must put the @ symbol before you type Grace Photography, click enter, and it will tag me – you need to be a fan pf my page first, in order for the tag to work) sent you and that you are entering into the giveaway!

2.  ‘Like’ Grace Photography (If you don’t already), and then leave a comment on my wall, saying how you are entering into the giveaway! (along with anything else you would like to say as well, of course) 🙂

3.  Leave a comment below this post stating you have entered into the giveaway.

In order to be considered, you must do all 3 of the above.  I will use random number generator to choose the winner!

The chance to enter will end Sunday Oct. 2, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Here are some items I have used from Knitz.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook as read in the updated guideline rules.