Charlie + Trisha {Couples} // Hudson Valley, NY Couples and Lifestyle Photographer

Happy Hump Day!!!!! This evening on my blog I’m featuring a lifestyle/couple session from two good friends of mine. The reason why I’m not calling it an engagement session is because they’ve been actually married for over 5 years. These two are high school sweethearts and thought it would be a great idea to have updated pictures of them. I was super excited!!! These were taken at Lawrence Farm Orchards. Enjoy and send these two some love by commenting below!!!

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If you’re interested in having updated photos of you and/or family, feel free to contact me!! My email address is efreitas116@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

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I know, I know….it’s been awhile since I last wrote something that had anything of any meat. But I’m back and ready as ever to get this blog rolling for the new year. New goals and challenges have been made and I’m ready to make this a place where you can see my work as well as a platform to get to know me on personal level! I want my clients to know me for me and not ONLY from an about me section on my website. What my likes and dislikes are, what I find funny or goofy; it’s all a part building a relationship.

My good friend Margaret ignited my love of reading recently and I’m so glad that she did. She came into work a couple months ago and was talking about a book that she had just finished reading. I happened to pass by the book at Target and picked it up.

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn – I bought “Gone Girl” and immediately started reading it. It has everything I love in literature. Murder, crime and a little romance. Without giving too much away, a guy wakes up on his 5 year wedding anniversary, leaves the house for a moment and comes back to his wife missing and all signs pointing to him as the main suspect. With all of the surprises and twists, you won’t be able to put this book down. This is one of my all time favorite books thus far. Please get this book!!! You will love it! Rate 5/5

“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty – After reading the book above, Margaret also recommended to me “The Husband’s Secret.” (I love that her and I have started an unofficial book club.) Set in Australia, we are introduced to different characters in the beginning. It’s a little confusing at first because you want to remember each person and what is going on in their life but it all makes sense the more you read. It’s kind of like the same idea in the movie “Crash.” Have you seen it? The basis of the story is that a wife finds a letter that she is supposed to open up in the event of her husbands death. If you found a letter that you were supposed to read AFTER your spouse dies, would you wait until that happens?? I wouldn’t. Frankly, I would read it in front of my husband. Hahaha Any who, she reads it and the details in the letter are life changing. This book goes down as the “Greatest Ending To A Book.” I absolutely loved the Epilogue. Rate 4/5

“Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” by Piper Kerman – After reading the two books listed above, I came across this book through the suggested reading list that amazon offers. I thought to myself, “that’s something that I’m curious about.” I know that this memoir is a television show but since I don’t have that channel, I decided to read her accounts first hand. My main issue with this book was the fact that I kind of felt like it was all over the place. It wasn’t very cohesive but I guess that comes with writing a memoir. They are just memories. It was an ok book for me. I definitely loved the comradery  and family relationship that was described between the women she met in jail and wish we knew what happened after her release. Did she keep in touch? Did any others get out? Rate 3/5

Currently, I’m looking for a new book to read. Do you have any suggestions????

The Creativity Project | “Fresh”

It’s that time again! Time to showcase creativity in The Creativity Project!!! This month’s theme is “Fresh.” If you live in New York or the Northeast, you would know that we just recently experienced a blizzard. There are many things that come to mind when you think of the word fresh – waterfalls, fruit or veggies. But why not take pictures of the Fresh Snow. So my husband and I went out in the 5 degree weather for some freshness.

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Follow the circle to Amanda at Moon in a Cup.

Would you like to join in on the fun??!! We want to see your interpretation of Fresh this month. Please post them over at our Facebook page.

It’s A New Website! And A Giveaway!!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Finally! Finally! Finally!! I’m so excited to let you all know that I have my website up and running!! It’s a brand new year to create set goals and achieve new heights in my photography business. With the help of my husband, I was able to create a fun and modern space in the internet world! I’m so happy about it!

Believe it or not, I’m not the only EricaLee Photography so the web address or domain that I’m using is http://www.ericaleephotographyny.com/. Basically the letters ‘ny’ are attached at the end since I’m in New York!! Although Mobile view is turned on, I’d rather you check out my website on your desktop, laptop or even tablet so you can full affect!

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To celebrate the launch of my new website, I’m giving stuff away!!! This week enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 Starbucks gift cards ($15) – 1 TGIF Fridays gift card ($20) or – $25 Gift Certificate towards a photography session with yours truly!!!

Website Launch Giveaway

To enter, leave a comment below (*required) and then do one (or all) of the following tasks. Every task counts as an entry so you guys have 3 chances to win these goodies!

1. “LIKE” – LIKE my Facebook Page and “Share” the giveaway photo to your personal or business page. {The giveaway photo should already be on my Facebook page 😉 }

2. Instagram – Screencap the new “Website” or the “giveaway photo” and announce it to your Instagram followers! {Make sure you include #ericaleegiveaway and @ericaleephotography so that your entry can be found}

3. Blog – Do you like writing? Blog the giveaway photo with a link to my new website and my blog!

The Winner will be announced on Friday, January 17th.

Thank you sooo much in advance for participating and continuing to support me!!! Good Luck!!!

Please Note:

  • Only US entries will be accepted.
  • All entries must be in by Wednesday, January 15th.
  • Prize winner will receive certificate by mail.
  • All prizes will be drawn separately, which means that its not a packaged deal. There are 4 items to win!!!