One | A Letter To My Boy

 

Dear Judah Aaron,

I cannot believe it has been one year with you in our lives! You have totally rocked our worlds for the better! I don’t think anyone could prepare us enough for your arrival even though I tried my hardest to be prepared. In fact, that is the first thing you have taught me in my first job of motherhood – you cannot prepare for everything. I’m still working on not controlling everything but since you came into this world, I think I’ve gotten better. You came into this world with a joy of taking on this world – literally. That was the whole reason for my c-section. You were a face presentation looking up and forward. No I didn’t plan for the c-section but like I said, you came into this world to teach me that I cannot plan for everything. Judah@One-16 Judah@One-15 Judah@One-13

Our first few weeks home were brutal! Hahaha Between the endless crying spouts and figuring out that you had acid reflux, I was really afraid that this new life with you would just be in tears (both you and I). lol But God is so good! Once figuring out what this issue was, you were able to heal and show us that joyous spirit that you have!

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I absolutely love your smile and your laugh (and your fake laugh)! It’s just contagious and your whole face lights up. The things that made you smile this past year are music and animals. Your love of music started really early when that was the only thing that would calm you at times. And as far as the animals goes, you loved your play mat with all of the animals on it. If I had to guess which animal was your favorite, I’d have to say it was a monkey. You love your animal sounds book and once the monkey says his “ooo–ooo–ahh—ahh” you beam!

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You love pancakes, eggs, rice, broccoli, baked potato but most of all these days you love chicken.

Your favorite tv shows are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Sesame Street. Your favorite character on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is Donald Duck, suprisingly. I wonder what that says about your personality. Haha He’s really silly and so are you!

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You’re not really attached to many soothing things but you do take a pacifier and you do love to cuddle with a blanky but you don’t NEED them. Which leads me to your sleep habits this past year – you haven’t been a big sleeper until recent weeks. In fact, these past two weeks have been the longest you’ve slept throughout the night. But for the past year you averaged getting up once (sometimes twice) in the middle of the night. I didn’t think it were possible for you to sleep through the night but like I said, these past two weeks I see a change! IT ONLY TOOK A YEAR! JEEZ! LOL JKJK You are a light sleeper and don’t nap for too long. An hour nap with you is phenomenal.

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You don’t really say much other than “haaaa = hi” or “dadadadada.” But you do babble a lot.

You truly are a blessing to our lives. I know it sounds cliche and all but I can’t really remember life without you. We love you so much my little bug!

Love,

Mommy

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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: 25 Minutes | 7 Photos on a cd with full printing rights for you to do what ever you’d like with them | $100.00

WHEN: Saturday, November 7th

WHERE: Circleville Park

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!!

8:30am – Open

9:15am – Open

10:00am – Booked

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The Creativity Project | “Red”

It’s a new year for us at The Creativity Project and I’m so excited about the upcoming themes for this year. This month’s theme is “Red” and I decided to go back into my archives. When I thought of “Red” I immediately thought back to a fun day with three little boys having fun on a “red” wagon.

“Some days we skip along, pulling our wagons with great confidence-
So full of energy that the load seems light.
Some days the load seems heavy and we need someone to help us pull our wagons over the bumps in the road.
Some days we are just tired.
We sit in our wagons and let someone else pull us along for a while.
And some days it’s kind of nice to share our little red wagons with a friend.
As you think about yesterday, and make plays for tomorrow,
keep in mind that there will be times when you can help pull someone’s little red wagon for a while.
After all, helping to pull each other’s little red wagons is what makes it possible to face the challenges the day brings.” – Dr. Jean

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Please continue our circle and visit S. Badiyah Austin’s Blog to see her interpretation of this month’s theme! We also would love to see your interpretations so please post to  the Creativity Project’s Facebook Page.

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 “N” Family | Northern New Jersey Family Photographer

The “N” Family was a fun family to photograph. When I saw them walking towards me from a distance, I immediately fell in love with them. I was so excited to see that they took into consideration my suggestions of what to wear. Here are some of my faves from my evening with the “N” family!

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I was able to capture some photos of mom and dad by themselves!

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I love that they wanted to incorporate something that Dad and Son share an interest with.

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I can’t wait until I have children with my husband! Thanks for stopping by!

Baby V Turns One | Hudson Valley, NY Lifestyle and Childrens Photographer

This session really meant a lot to me. It represented a year of me making the decision to start a business. My first official session was a maternity session of this little boy and now he’s one! I’m so thankful for everyone that has entrusted me this year to capture their memories. Words cannot express the gratitude and honor that I feel. I’ve learned so much about photography this past year and it’s so refreshing to see improvement. Thank you all so much for your support and I pray that this business continues to grow.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from his one year session.

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Here’s where things got fun! His mother baked him a cake!

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He didn’t get as messy as we thought but that’s ok! Happy Birthday Baby Vic!

 

 

 

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.

The L Family {Orange/Ulster County, NY Family, Portrait Photographer}

I have been wanting to do this family’s session for the longest time now–probably since I decided that I wanted to get into photography. The reason for that is (a) I love this family. The mother and matriarch of the family is one of my closest friends and (b) They are just beautiful looking family.

So when prom season came around, the mom decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to capture both the prom night and memory of a beautiful close family. Everyone knows that prom day/night is a special event in and of itself. And for this family, it’s a joyous yet hard time, I would think, since this is the last prom that this mom will ever get to experience. Her last born baby girl is graduating High School. This made the session even more meaningful to me. I wanted to provide beautiful photos of a beautiful girl all dressed up alongside her handsome brothers and beautiful mom.

Here is the beautiful prom queen, herself. (Well I’m not actually sure if she was crowned prom queen but she is in my book) 

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Here she is with her brothers!!!

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Here are a couple with one of the brothers and long time girlfriend. I love this grin that he’s giving her!!

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Here are a couple of silly photos!!

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There is no other love than a mothers love of her boys!! I can’t wait until I have boys of my own.

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And lastly, a nice group shot of the “L” family. I love you all! Denise–you have done an amazing job!! You should be proud!!!

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