Sarah’s Fresh 48 session – Manhasset, New York Long Island

I was so joyed to get to capture Sarah and her wonderful family last month. When siblings are a part of these fresh 48 sessions it’s always a good fun time. Big brother couldn’t contain his excitement most of the session. He just kept coming up and gazing at her, probably wondering when she was going to get up and play with him.

I don’t think I’ve met a bald baby in the past year yet – everyone just has all the luscious locks!

Check out Sarah’s adorable fresh 48 session below.

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Jessica’s garden maternity session – Calverton, NY

I cannot get enough of this session from last week with Jessica. From the location to the dress it was all amazing. We had a blast shooting at Peconic River herb farm in Calverton, which is quickly becoming a favorite spot. It has everything, gardens, greenhouses open-space and a river! What more could I ask for?!

The dress we used for her session was the new dress from sew trendy’s so you subscription box. It was PERFECT for this location and Jessica worked her pregnancy glow like the babe she is! We both agree that the bamboo bush was the best spot and really made everything pop.

Take a look at her gorgeous session below

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Victoria’s Fresh 48 Session – Port Jefferson, NY

I got to meet sweet Victoria last week at less than 24 hours old for her fresh 48 session. I was really excited to shoot this session because it was at a new hospital that I had not been to before. Saint Charles is absolutely beautiful and the closest hospital to me than any of the other ones I’ve shot before less then two miles from my house. When I arrived she was sleeping peacefully in her daddy’s arms and everyone was glowing with joy having finally got to meet her. She was absolutely adorable And had so much hair that was so luscious and had the most adorable cowlick to boot. This sweet girl barely made a peep the whole time I was there. I absolutely adored getting to meet her and her wonderful family everyone is over the moon about her arrival.

Enjoy my favorite shots from her session!

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Angelica’s spring floral newborn session – Middle Island, NY

Spring was in full swing when we shot sweet Angelica’s in home newborn session. Mom really wanted to incorporate spring blooms and have it be very girly so I went all pink for her session. The tulips were pristine that morning when I picked them up so I knew I wanted to do some solo shots with them too. They did not disappoint!

When I arrived little A was just calmly cooing and enjoying her surroundings while I set up the floral shot. She defiantly gave me a run for the money on getting sleepy shots, but with a little mommas milk and rocking she was out. Her sweet pet siblings were watching and nuzzling her the whole time too but didn’t let me really capture them in shots.

Enjoy some of her beautiful spring filled session below

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Even grandma was able to join in for one – pure joy!

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Michaela’s seaside maternity session – Port Jefferson, NY

It was the perfect evening when we did Michaela’s maternity session seaside in Port Jefferson. We chose to shoot at the small but perfect Harborfront Beach near the village center in town. This spot almost always yields the best sunsets and colors over the harbor and sound. She was such a natural in front of the camera and really glowed even more with the golden sunlight embracing her.

Take a look at her gorgeous session below!


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Candice’s Beachside Maternity Session – Port Jefferson, NY

When planning Candice’s maternity session I just knew shooting her in this dress by the beachside would be perfect, and it was! This dress perfectly showcased her growing bump and all her beautiful tattoos. It also was the perfect color on her with the glowing golden light we had that evening. Her and her guy were so happy and excited for their first little baby boy together and it truly showed in their images of them. Their sweet little Spencer will also get to share a birthday with my Emily which is a fun tidbit we chatted about during the session.

enjoy!

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Mable & Ada’s beach session – Port Jefferson , NY

I wanted to share Mable and Ada’s beach session on this gloomy rainy monday morning. The last bits of summer are slipping away and fall is in the air. Leaves are starting to fall and pumpkin everything has hit the shelves at stores. But lets go back to just a few weeks ago when I got to run around West Beach in Port Jefferson with these girls! I have been documenting these girls for almost two years now. I met Nicole while she was pregnant with Ada and did Ada’s Fresh 48 session. We’ve done so many sessions since then i’ve lost count! Nicole wanted to capture the girls at the beach playing and having fun, the weather was warm and perfect during our session and the golden light was amazing.

I love watching families grow and change over the years and I can’t wait to capture many more years with these sweet girls.

enjoy!

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A Twin Fresh 48 Session – Stony Brook, NY – Long Island Fresh 48

There is always a first for everything and this was a first for me just a couple of months ago. Yes I know I’m behind on blogging this … summer with 3 kids is CRAZY!! Anyways, I was so thrilled to get to add twins to my fresh 48 portfolio and they were cute to boot. It was a full room when I arrived to meet the Antionu family and their sweet new baby girls. There were two babies, two parents,  two big brothers, two grandmas, one grandpa and one aunt… and me! Boy was it busy busy but we made it work and I had the big brothers help me at times too. Watching their fascination with their little sisters was fantastic. A baby for each of them, no fighting on who got to hold the baby. Which is something I deal with daily in my house since Easton came home. They were sweet, kind and pretty silly too, just like most big brothers are. They were constantly looking and touching and making sure the girls were doing ok and observing their little features. Mom and dad have such a full house and over flowing hearts now.

– Enjoy

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Elizabeth’s Garden Maternity Session – Port Jefferson, NY

All sessions are special to me but some are just extra special, this one is one of those sessions. Why? Well because this one was for my sister in law who is expecting her second little baby in just a few short weeks. A little girl! We are all so excited to welcome another precious baby into the family and have more cousins for my crazy kids. Emily is especially excited because as of now she’s the only girl.

We decided to use her property again like we had with her first, though raining we really got some beautiful shots. She really makes being pregnant look like a breeze most of the time. I wanted to really make this new dress pop so I decided to really just play with the greens of the garden.

I really cannot wait to meet this sweet girl soon, stay tuned for her Fresh 48!

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Summer Pops! – 5 easy popsicle recipes – Jessica Michelle Photo – Port Jefferson, NY

Popsicles could be my favorite treat, they are generally easy to make and very adaptable. Usually I am able to make with what I already have in the fridge. They make the perfect warm day treat for everyone to enjoy and cool off a little. They also bring a bit of nostalgic memories to summer days at grandma’s house sitting on the porch dripping in popsicle juice. I’ve gathered some really fun, easy and scrumptious recipes for you and your kids to try on your next warm day, even one for just adults. 

Easy Breakfast Yogurt Pops –

A little breakfast popsicle to get your morning started. Surprise your kids with a little treat to start the day off.

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INGREDIENTS

  •             7 oz. greek yogurt
  •             ½ cup milk
  •             2 tsp. wildflower honey
  •             ½ cup granola
  •             1 cup berries diced

INSTRUCTIONS

– Mix together the milk, yogurt and 1 tsp. of the honey.

– Place a few berries into the bottom of each mold.

– Divide the yogurt mixture between your popsicle molds.

– Add another layer of berries and top off molds with the remaining yogurt

– Place a wooden ice cream stick into each mold and top the yogurt with a little granola

mixture.

– Place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 5 hours before consuming.

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Creamy Lemon Raspberry Pops –

These pops were a real hit at our house with both kids and adults! Sweet, tart and creamy all in one for something a little different than your usual fruit juice pop. Made with fresh squeezed lemons and mashed berries there’s nothing but wholesome goodness in these pops.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz. greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

– Place the fresh raspberries in a fine mesh strainer. Add the granulated sugar into the raspberry puree. Stir to combine. Set aside. After about 5 minuets press the raspberries with a spatula and continue to work it until all of the juice is in the bowl and only the seeds and some skin is left in the strainer. Discard seeds.

–  In a mixing bowl, add in the yogurt, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to incorporate.

–  Scoop the yogurt into four popsicle mold cavities. Try to keep it even.

–  Put the raspberry puree into a cup with a spout or spoon it into the molds to the top.

– Using skewer, poke the raspberry puree down into the yogurt mixture until it’s mixed to your liking. Avoid stirring to get the swirled effect like mine.

– Place the popsicle sticks or tops in. Freeze overnight until set.

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Coconut Blueberry Cream Pops

These pops were probably the simplest to make using just four ingredients and a smoothie blender. You can even substitute the blueberries for any fruit or berry to mix it up. I found these make a great alternative too to the store bought yogurt tubes if you’ve run out.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can Thai coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

– Mix the coconut milk, honey and vanilla in a blender until smooth.

– Add the blueberries and pulse until they’ve’ been “smashed” but not completely blended.

– Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours.

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Peanut Butter Banana Pops –

Another crazy simple and unique popsicle that takes less than 10 minuets to whip up. After they have been frozen the dipping and topping options are pretty endless. We went simple and just did chocolate, but you can add peanuts, sprinkles, pretzel bits, sea salt etc. etc.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • melted chocolate, for dipping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

– In a in a blender blend together the yogurt, peanut butter, banana, milk, vanilla extract and sugar.

– Divide the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the pops until frozen solid, at least 4 hours.

– When ready to serve, remove the pops from the freezer and release them from the molds.

– Dip or drizzle them with the chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.

 

Pomegranate Champagne Pops – Adults only!

Here is a great pop to end those endless summer days or a fun backyard party treat. A little something for the adults to enjoy too on those warm nights when the kids are finally in bed and tucked away.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 limes
  • 1 ½ cups Champagne
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 lemon
  • Dixie cups

INSTRUCTIONS

– Combine 1 cup of fresh pomegranate juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, then whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Divide the pomegranate syrup amongst the Dixie cups and add your popsicle sticks; freeze it for 2 hours.

– Combine the juice of 1 lime, the remaining sugar, and a splash of the champagne. Whisk the mixture together so that all of the sugar is dissolved. Now add enough champagne to measure out 1.5 cups. Give it a gentle stir to combine with the lime syrup.

– Slice remaining lime into thin disks and seed the pomegranate.

– Remove the popsicle mold from the freezer and fill each individual mold with a few some pomegranate arils. Now top off the molds with the champagne mixture and lime on top and place them back in the freezer.

– Let the popsicles freeze for about 10 hours before serving.

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Tell me what your favorite one is! I think ours was the Creamy lemon ones.

Post originally featured in Volume 11 of Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy Magazine’s Family & Child issue.