Fall Mini Sessions 2013

Fall is quickly approaching and holiday cards are around the corner!!!

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Fall Mini Sessions are designed for families or couples to get updated photos without paying for a full specialized session.

WHO: Anyone (maximum 6 people*)

WHAT: 30 Minutes. $75. 10 Photos on a cd with full printing rights for you to do what ever you’d like with them.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th

WHERE: Location TBD

email me at efreitas116@gmail.com to book with your first and second request time slots!!!

Time slots are limited so you book yours quickly!!

8:00-8:30am — Open

8:45-9:15am — Open

9:30-10:00am — Open

10:15-10:45am — Open

11:00-11:30am — BOOKED

Possible additional sessions may be offered depending on the amount of requests.

#FreitasGetaway {Part 1}

As I sit here and write this, all that comes to mind is the fact that I need to figure out how to juggle it all. When I decided to start my business, I didn’t foresee how busy I’d actually be. Don’t get me wrong–I’m very happy that I’m busy but now I just need to create a better schedule then what I have at the moment. What makes things tricky is my day job at the firm. I’m not getting home from work til 6:00pm. Once I get home, I edit edit edit which leaves no room for sitting down and writing a nice blog post, home cooked meals and straightening up around the house much {I’m so thankful for my husband who’s been helping me out this busy season}. I’m trying a new schedule of sorts and I’m seeing if it works out.

So! My husband and I recently got away for a long weekend. We visited a couple of really close friends of ours who recently got married and bought a house in New Hampshire. A beautiful house, I might add, on approx. 30 acres of land with a pool and pond/lake. We arrived Wednesday late at night to an empty house. We weren’t quite sure where we would be sleeping, in fact we weren’t sure where anything was in the house. But we should have known that Becca was prepared with a map of the house taped to the front and post-it notes labeling everything. I love her for that.

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We went to bed that night looking forward to what the next few days would bring. When I woke up, we got a better look at the house since we arrived so late at night. One of the best features that Tim and Becca have at their house are their windows. I love how much natural light is able to come into the house. A photographers dream!

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Immediately we began to explore the property. I was so thankful for the beautiful weather that we had.

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I made David breakfast that morning. It felt amazing cooking in a large kitchen.

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Seeing as how busy our life is, it was nice to sit around their house and do absolutely NOTHING. Just the two of us relaxing, reading and recuperating. {You’re probably wondering where the owners of the house were. Well they worked so we had the house to ourselves!} We only left the house for dinner that night at this cute restaurant in town.

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That sign above made me chuckle.

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The next day we hung out with Timmy, went fishing and shooting. I’ve never been fishing so it was shocking to have caught four fish which I released back into the pond. Timmy has an amazing gun collection so it’s always a treat to look at all of them. We were able to shoot four different types of guns. My favorite was the sniper rifle. {On a side note: whenever I hear the word sniper rifle, an episode from the “The Office” comes to mind. I think it was in season 3 or 4 where Jim worked in the Stamford office and we are introduced to the character Andy. Well in the one episode the whole office is playing Call of Duty and Jim has no idea what he’s doing. Andy screams at Jim, “TUUNNAA! SNIPER RIFLE????? I’m gonna kill you for real this is not the game anymore.” Hahahaha if you don’t recall this episode, google it. It’s hilarious.}

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I can’t forget about their dog.

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And the one of many snakes we found.

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We had a blast spending time on their property. Stayed tuned for part two where you’ll see our adventure in the big city.

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While you were sleeping…

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While you were sleeping,

I took this picture you and began to think.

I thought about what you could possibly be dreaming about.

I thought of the first time we ever met.

I thought about how surreal it is that I’ve known you for 12 years.

I thought of all the awkward moments and stages of my life that you’ve been a witness of and still thought I was the most beautiful girl you’ve ever laid eyes on.

I thought about how much you have dealt with my shenanigans and issues.

I thought about how we are about to celebrate 7 years of marriage.

I thought about the many people who didn’t think we could make it.

I thought about how much I love you and how cute you look just sleeping beside me.

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August 12th my husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage and I feel so excited about what this year is going to bring. You are my best friend. Here’s to growing old with you!

Basketball Engagement Session {Orange County, NY Photographer}

One of the greatest things that can happen after a session with a client is becoming great friends with them outside of the photo world. That is what has happened with this couple–especially this soon to be bride. I love how we can just pick up the phone and text each other.

Jennifer and Eric will be getting married pretty soon and it’s about time that I share some of their engagement photos .

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What are the odds of perfectly timing a shot like this one with swans in the background??!

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