Nadia & Serena | Rochester NY Photographer

Let’s just all say it “Ahhhh they are SO CUTE!!!”. And not only that but they had the sweetest little personalities to go with it ❀ We had fun giggling, making faces, running and showing off their pretty toes πŸ™‚

On original scheduled date to take photos it POURED. Torrential rain I’m talking…not a day for photos. So we rescheduled and it was worth the wait. The weather was *perfect* and the light was beautiful = happy family and happy photographer πŸ™‚

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Nadia, goodness you are beautiful!!
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Ready…set…go! But not TOO fast πŸ˜‰
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This sweet pea was so funny and just flat out adorable!
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Sisters are the best…I think these 2 already know that though ❀

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Thank you to the Palladino family for having me take photos of your girls!! I hope to see you again!! xo

 

Erica@photerica.com to schedule your session! Summer is filling up, so be sure to book your summer session NOW!

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Rochester Family Portraits | Armstrong Family

Can I tell you how much I love this family? They’ve been with me since Ryan was just a baby – and now look at him! So handsome and grown up (do I sound like a mom or what?!) I enjoy seeing them every fall.

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We had a beautiful fall day this year, so we took full advantage of it. Nittany, their pup, was amazingly well behaved as always.  We hopped around the park, chatted, laughed and took some images that I hope they love. Ryan will certainly be able to look at these photos and see how loved he is ❀

Thanks Armstrong family!! xo

Erica@photerica.com to schedule your family lifestyle session.

The Wang Family | Rochester, NY Family Photographer

What a gorgeous summer evening! This mama hustled to rearrange schedules so that we could have beautiful light for our session. She also hustled to coordinate outfits and get everyone to our location on time – WOO!! Amazing! I had such a fun time with everyone. The boys were super cute and the girls were SUCH great helpers ❀ Awesome family!

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I like to have fun, so be ready for goofy faces (from me), races (at the end so you won’t get sweaty!), lots of group hugs and laughs πŸ˜€

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These guys made my job easy ❀ Thanks so much to the Wang family!!

TIP: Bring a small snack for little ones!! Don’t offer it unless it’s your last option (which is rare), and be sure it doesn’t make a mess. So no M&Ms, Goldfish or chips!! Think pretzels, cheese sticks or apple slices. They won’t make their outfits messy or get stuck in their teeth/face!

Erica@photerica.com to book your spring session!! xo

The Charno Family | Rochester, NY Family Portraits

Oh summer! Oh beautiful families!

I was so excited when a gift certificate was purchased as a Christmas gift for Denise (grandma!) from her children (in-laws included!). The evening we picked turned out to be perfect – there’s nothing better than a summer evening for a portrait session. It’s worth re-organizing your schedule for the day if you can swing it!

I had fun chasing the little ones, gathering and grouping families & kids and chatting throughout the session.

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Can not WAIT to be back at this gorgeous location with another lovely family this summer ❀ Thank you Charno’s for being so wonderful!

Photo Session TIP (The most important!):
– Schedule your session about 1-2 hours prior to sunset in the summer. The light is soft, golden and beautiful…and it will make YOU look better too! The Charno’s have lots of little ones, and we all know that 5-7pm is a HARD time of day for them. BUT they re-arranged their day so that they had the best possible outcome for their photos! And it paid off!

For details on booking your family session, shoot me an email at Erica@photerica.com!

The Hettrick Family | Rochester, NY Family Portraits

Ahh fall ❀ I am aching for warm weather again…I am DONE with being cold and stuck indoors. The kids need to get out and run, run, run! Until then, I’m going to remember what’s coming in the next few months by taking a peek at last years sessions that I never got around to blogging.

Let me tell you…this family is AWESOME! Jeff, Kim and their 2 boys Holden & Connor will give you instant smiles. The boys are hilarious. I’m lucky that Holden and my son Aaron are preschool buddies so I get to see them relatively often πŸ˜€

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Look at those faces! Ah! That bottom right one of Connor…I was trying so hard not to shake my camera while I was laughing πŸ™‚

These photos are a sample of the photos they received from their fall mini session! This year, I’ll be offering mini sessions on weeknights ONLY (remember…it stays warm and light until 8p in the summer!). These sessions are perfect for families with 1-2 kids, or with older kids. Be sure to take advantage πŸ™‚

Erica@photerica.com to book your session!

Emmett | Rochester, NY Lifestyle Newborn Session

At the beginning of nearly every year, the first session I book is a newborn session. I LOVE this…what better way to start off then with a cozy, at-home session with a new baby?! This family was wonderful! We spent time capturing in-the-moment images as well as posed images. When mom fed or changed Emmett I got to play legos and hide-and-seek with his big brothers ❀

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You know what else I love? New parents who look at each other like Katie and Brian do. 3 children, sleepless nights?! Look at how sweet they are! ❀ And look at that beautiful baby!

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I always take some time with the baby alone with mom and dad (each of them and then all 3 of them together!). Snuggles are the best! It’s a nice time for them to just take a breath and LOOK at their new baby.

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I love some hands-on poses that are still natural. It’s about making sure everyone looks good while capturing moments that happen naturally. And photographing interactions between family members (pups included) is priceless. That’s the good stuff you guys…you don’t want to forget those moments!

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Those moments? Take a peek below. These are just a handful of my favorites from their session. Those legos next to the dog?! Yes, someone will probably step on them (like I do nearly every day) but it’s something that I don’t want mom & dad to forget…their boys LOVE legos!

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Katie did an amazing job with the nursery…I’m not sure where she gets her energy to turn Pinterest ideas into beautiful creations but I would like some please!!

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**Lifestyle sessions are available for any type of session! They aren’t just for newborns – we can make a family session a lifestyle session (email me for details on how we do this!). It makes your session stress free, fun and most importantly will help you remember the little moments that will be gone before you blink ❀

Erica@photerica.com

A Spring Family Session | The Kleiners

The warm weather is FINALLY here! I’m so glad we had such a beautiful night for the Kleiner’s family session. We hunkered down in their backyard and had lots of fun! I always love it when the kids help pick the locations…they always have a great eye for their favorite places.

Now is a great time to have your session. The weather is warm, the air is fresh and EVERYONE is in a good mood just to be outside!

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Kleiner-14Thank you for such a great session guys! xo

Erica@photerica.com to book your session!