A Super Late Fourth!

Two weeks after the Fourth of July I finally got to celebrate the way everyone else did with fried dough and fireworks! I usually go the Town of Newburgh Fireworks but because of rain, it was rescheduled to the 18th.

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On Saturday, the hubby and I went to the Bronx Zoo. I haven’t been there in 8 years so I was really excited to see some animals.

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At the butterfly house…

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Who doesn’t love penguins?

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I think my favorite were the Gorillas.

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Aren’t the baby Gorillas adorable???

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After the fireworks, we decided to get a late night snack – FROYO! We absolutely love Toppings. / The bottom two photos are selfies at the fireworks and at the zoo.

 

 

The “R” Family {Family Session} // Hudson Valley, NY and Paramus, NJ Family Photographer

Guess who’s back from her, what seems like a, 9 month blogging hiatus — MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ton’s have happened since I’ve blogged anything of worth. Business is going well and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been able to capture in these past few months.

So lets start with this session! In no specific date order, check out this beautiful family that I had the honor of photographing.Rymer7

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Isn’t this next image one of the cutest pictures you’ve ever seen???

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I think this next photo is my absolute fav! What do you think???

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And of course, you can’t leave the parents out! They deserve their solo shot’s too!

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Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to leave those comments below!

Interested in having your own family session done?? Email me at efreitas116@gmail.com

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The Creativity Project | “Storytelling”

When I was a little girl, some of my favorite stories that were read to me were fairytales. You know – the ones that had a princess who lived in a castle…yada yada yada. It was always fun to imagine myself ‘once upon a time, in a faraway land living in a castle’ but then I grew up and reality hit. Hahaha. But castles are real and I recently got to spend the night in one!2014-06-09_0004

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This month’s theme at The Creativity Project is “Storytelling.” I’d like to share with your my true story of a night spent at a Castle for my birthday!

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Sitting on 100 acres in the middle of New Jersey’s Botanical Gardens is The Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, NJ. My husband was so sweet to have thought of such a special gift for me.

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This castle has been turned into a bed and breakfast. We only stayed one night but I was so refreshed and renewed the next day when we woke up. It is so relaxing to just sit out and read a book in the middle of fields. I would definitely suggest this cute getaway to anyone who’s interested.

I got to live a childhood dream with my prince charming.

Please follow the circle to Dan Beeler at dtbphotography to see his interpretation of “Storytelling.”

We at The Creativity Project want to see your interpretation as well! Please share your storytelling photos at our Facebook page.

The Creativity Project | “Treasure”

Hey friends!! Long time no speak! I know it’s been awhile but I’m back and better than ever! I can’t wait to catch you all up on some of the things that have been going on in my life. I missed last month’s Creativity Project theme but made sure that I got back in the mix this month with the theme “Treasure.” I recently photographed my cousins maternity session and cannot wait to meet the treasure that’s inside of her!!! 2014-05-11_0005 2014-05-11_0004 2014-05-11_0003 2014-05-11_0008 2014-05-11_0011 2014-05-11_0006 2014-05-11_0009 2014-05-11_0010 2014-05-11_0007 2014-05-11_0012 2014-05-11_0001 2014-05-11_0002 Please continue the circle Becky over at Life with Kaishon to see her take on this month’s theme!!!

We also want to see your “treasure” photos! Head on over to our Facebook page and post your photos.

The Creativity Project | “Fur Babies”

March is here and it’s time for a new theme at The Creativity Project blog circle. “Fur Babies.” Since I rent, I am not allowed to have any pets. So what does one do when you have an assignment to photograph fur babies and you don’t have any of your own?? You call up your closest friends and family and ask if you can photograph their pets. And that’s what I did. I spoke to my friend Margaret and asked if I could photograph her cats. This was a long time coming since I had intentions of practicing pet photography with her cats so I’m glad this theme came along.

Margaret has the most beautiful cats that I’ve ever seen. They each have their own amazing story. Although most did some hiding, one stuck out immediately. Her name is Sundae and like many females she loved the camera and the attention.

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Here is Sundae’s story, written by her momma:

“My brother in law and his girlfriend found her as a stray a few days before Hurricane Sandy was supposed to hit. She would sit outside their house, looking in the kitchen window at their 2 cats, and she would try to jump into my brother in law’s car every time he opened the doors. They called us and asked if we would take her in just until the Hurricane passed. Of course we did. The plan was to take her in, have her scanned for a microchip in case she was someone’s lost pet, have her spayed if needed & then try to find her a home. She wasn’t microchipped or spayed, so we had her spayed right away. She also had fleas and parasites, so all evidence pointed to her being a stray. Nobody answered the ads we posted about her, which was good, because it was pretty much love at first sight between us all and we knew she was never leaving. As you learned today, she’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside!! I’m so happy she was the perfect model for you.”

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Please head on over to Becky at Life with Kaishon to see her take on this month’s theme.

We also want to see your Fur Babies so please post to our Facebook page.