hudson valley family photographer: mini(ish) session at longwood gardens

I didn’t get to share too many photos on the blog over the fall … it was just a little too busy. So now that it’s winter … and I’m literally stuck in the house today due to icy roads, lol … it’s time to start catching up a bit.

Of course, my goal for every photo session is to capture a few shots of everyone smiling at the camera. I think those pictures are important to have. I know that having a more traditional shot of the whole family smiling is usually a goal that families come to me with. Buuuut, I also know that the photographs that Moms later tell me are their favorites from a family photo session are the ones where I’ve caught “those looks”. The looks that your child has been making recently … but probably will stop making in the very near future (kids are funny like that! They go little stages with faces they make). Or maybe they’ll make the face forever … but it will still change over the years. It’s special when we can really capture who people areright now. And I think we really got that with this session. And that makes me happy : )

That photo  with the cake pop? Right as my shutter clicked, this little cutie’s Momma exclaimed … “you got it! This is SO Rita right now!” So I felt like … mission accomplished. And I left the session happy : )

And then I got a little sad inside because I remember this peanut as a newborn. And when she was 6 months old and we had THE MOST AMAZING photo shoot at Longwood Gardens. And then when we photographed her on a crazy warm day in March when she turned one year old. (Complete with a fabulous cake smash!) Time flies … and I feel that little twinge of sadness when I see little ones grow up right before my lens. And they’re not even my little ones! But I still feel it.



Kate Callahan is an on-location photographer who LOVES to capture authentic memories for families. She’s available for weddings, senior photos, child photo sessions, and family photography. Kate works with clients throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC,  Delaware (and the tri-state area), and beyond. 


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