Prepping For The Little One

This has been an INCREDIBLE week; seriously an amazing experience.   I met five of my most admired photographers in the industry just this week alone!  Scott Bourne, Skip Cohen, Jessica Lark, Mera Koh and the awesome Jasmine Star!  I've got pictures to prove it, lol.  And my super cool photographer friends I've met along the way has been stellar!  I could go and on about everything, but I will save it for Monday's post because right now I'm so excited and my thoughts are all jumbled up lol.  So for right now, I have to shift my brain to babies!  I have my first newborn shoot with Leslie and Danielle tomorrow!  You may remember these two when I did the maternity shoot with them back in September. A month later, they now have a beautiful baby girl; I can't wait to meet her and take photos of her beautiful face.  I already saw pictures of her on Facebook and she has that cute spikey hair thing going on lol.  So off to Long Island I go to meet her tomorrow morning. Wish me luck because seriously babies scare me, lol.  They're so fragile and young; it's so intimidating.  Leslie and Danielle's baby is only a month old but I want to really capture her personality and the bond she's already developed with her parents.  How amazing huh?  Such a precious thing. Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes.  I plan on using my off-camera flash too so that should make for some interesting pics :). Toodles!  (I know I don't usually say "toodles" but I kinda felt it and just went with it, lol). Happy Friday! See Beauty... Ariane
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Maternity Days: Ebony + Chris

Just a few weeks ago Ebony, Chris, and I ventured to a local park near their home called Browns Island in Richmond, VA to show off the baby belly!    {Check out their slideshow!!} It's amazing how life can change in the blink of an eye or in this case over the course of nine months.  Ebony and I practically grew up together when life for us began in our lively neighborhood in the Bronx, NY.  When I was younger I would call her my sister even though she really is my cousin, lol. But to me she was the sister I always wanted; the perfect companion to do girly things with .  That and the fact that she and I were both the younger sisters to brothers who's idea of fun was smashing their toy trucks through our Barbie dreamhouse, lol.  But that was a long time ago; Ebony and her lovey Chris are now brand new parents to a beautiful healthy baby boy!! Ebony and Chris were just about 39 weeks into their pregnancy when these photos were taken.   I can only imagine the happiness they were feeling as soon-to-be parents. Closing the chapter on one phase in your life and looking forward to new beginnings; kinda like New Years :).  Life is so amazing.  Be sure to check out the slideshow for more on Ebony + Chris's shoot! See Beauty... Ariane **REMEMBER! FALL MINI PORTRAIT SESSIONS ARE COMING UP IN NOVEMBER.  CONTACT ME NOW TO SCHEDULE A FUN SHOOT WITH YOUR FAMILY OR LOVED ONE! SEE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS :).
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Sneak Peek: Journey w/ My Clients Part II

Hey do you remember a couple weeks ago I introduced my long time clients, Leslie and Danielle in a previous post? Welllll, their journey continues :).  I had the distinct pleasure to capture these two as they wait patiently to welcome their little girl into the world.  She's due in only a few weeks and it was so awesome to see their excitement for her arrival. It was perfect; a beautiful quiet little neighborhood in Long Island on a Saturday afternoon.  I'm pleased to share a few pics from our session. Meet Lola everyone!  She's such a mush; love her! There is no doubt they will make awesome parents.  I am so so happy for them! More photos from their session are coming :)!
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