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I love taking time at the beginning of each new year to look back and reflect on the fabulous photography sessions I had during the previous year. Putting together a slideshow to showcase some of my favorite images is such a great opportunity for me to reminisce on those special moments I shared with my clients and their families.
I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to do what I love and of the trust my clients have in me by allowing my camera and I to document special times in their lives.

Five years ago in NYC I met #TheGs and their proud new parents. Fast forward to this Fall and The Gs became big brother and sister to #APA, the most precious little brother. I have seen the Gs grow from tiny preemie newborns to energetic, adorable five year olds. They have taken to the roles of big brother and sister incredibly well. It was a joy to spend time with this family of five (six, including the star of the show, Syke the Yorkshire Terrier)

In honor of UK Mother’s Day this coming Sunday (and the incredible fact that I actually remembered in time this year) I am offering Mommy and Me sessions in the run up to US Mother’s Day. What a perfect gift for any mom, whether you are a new mommy, a Mom preparing to wave your child off to college or a grandmother what better way to celebrate this important holiday than with a selection of images that you are actually in with your children. I know each year when I look back on the photographs I have of my children over the previous 12 months there are only a handful that I appear in. Our children will be so grateful in years to come that we took the time to capture these moments of togetherness.

So I am offering Mommy and Me mini sessions from now until Sunday May 11th 2014.

Here is the information:

  • 30 minute mini session
  • Must take place within 10 miles of 10591 (Tarrytown)
  • Gallery of 10 images for you to select your favorite 3
  • I will email you the 3 digital files and a print release.
    (This means that you can make as many copies of the 3 images as you wish)
  • Session is for up to five family members
  • Price $175

Contact me via email at debbie@debbieallanphotography.com or call 917 582 2468 to book your time slot.

I look forward to working with you to capture some family memories.

This lucky couple were gifted a newborn photo session with me by their friends. What a fabulous gift for any new parents.

Natalia is their first baby, but already mom and dad had the whole parenting thing worked out. They were so relaxed and at ease with her. Even though, technically Natalia is the first baby she does have a BIG sister, of the four legged variety. Bailey, their beautiful dog has taken to the role of big sister so well. She is incredibly maternal. The whole time I was with there Bailey was sure to keep an eye on just how Natalia was doing. What a gorgeous dog. Natalia is adorable too, of course!

Whenever possible I love to involve Grandparents in newborn shoots and so I was thrilled when both of Natalia’s maternal grandparents where able to be present and were willing to be photographed. The images of them with their precious little granddaughter are so heart warming.

Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

It is really hard for me to believe that baby Bobby is turning three years old today. I am sure mommy and daddy are feeling the same way. Time really does fly.

Wishing you a fun packed Happy Birthday Bobby.

It had been a few weeks since my last newborn shoot and I was really excited to meet baby R. Three years ago I had photographed his big brother and sister when big brother was a newborn. It is so fulfilling when I have the opportunity to revisit a family when they welcome the arrival of a new addition.

Big brother E was very proud of his new brother, and big sister H was showing off her maternal instincts. The bond between the three of them was already so strong. What I thrill for me to witness and capture that for the family to treasure forever.

Since my visit the family were hit with the flu virus. Baby R ended up in hospital for a while. Thankfully they have put that all behind them now and everyone is feeling well again. Spring could not have come soon enough for this precious family.

Stay well.

Feeling like I need to catch up on lots of sessions before Spring arrives and along with it good weather. I am going to be too busy shooting outdoors to have time to blog!

Back in December I had the opportunity to work with the S family from Tarrytown. Their third child arrived just before Christmas. “Big” brother and Big Sister were away visiting grandma, but came home towards the end of the session so that I could capture a few family shots for them, after I had spent time with mom and baby N.

Three very sweet children. Big brother, at just 14 months old seemed like such a big boy to mom when she held him for the first time in a few days.

Thank you so much for a wonderful session.

It is always such an honor and pleasure when I receive a call from an expectant mom.  Even more thrilling when that call means that I not only get to meet a precious newborn, but I also get to reconnect with big brother.  Two years ago I first met the S family when they welcomed their first child, a son into the world.  To this day one of the most striking, emotion evoking images I shot was from that session back in December 2010.  It was of baby K with his grandmother.  If you have been following my blog since then you may remember it.  I have a canvas of it hanging in my home office because I love looking at it every day.  Grandma and I could could only communicate with hand gestures and eye contact as we do not share the same language.  Needless to say she understood and so the moment was captured.  For me this one single image sums up why I love what I do.  Capturing memories.  This sweet, beautiful lady holding her first born grandchild.  She was very shy and did not want to be photographed at first.  So glad she had a change of heart.

 


December 2010


March 2013

 

Mom was keen to notify me of little baby S’s arrival. I got an email from her just a couple of hours after she was delivered! She was a dream to photograph. Mom already had her asleep and swaddled when I arrived. I actually walked right past her as I set up my stuff!

I always love capturing the detail shots. She has the most incredible lips, so of course I had to get a macro shot of them.

 

Recently I have been putting together more and more storyboards for clients. Everyone loves them. They literally help to tell the story of the session and look fabulous when displayed in the family home.

 

Of course, a blog post would not be complete without a slideshow!

Little Miss B has no shortage of hugs and kisses from her two big sisters. When I arrived for B’s newborn session C and G met me at the door and wanted to help me bring all my props etc in from the car! Such a wonderful reception. It was clear straight away that B has been welcomed with open arms by C and G. They were so excited to show B off to me. They were brimming with pride and excitement. Added to the fact they looked adorable dressed in matching white dresses for their photo session.

We started off capturing images of the three girls together. My heart was melting just watching them tenderly hold and kiss their new baby sister.

After the girls had their photographs taken together it was time to get little baby B off to sleep for some dreamy newborn images. Capturing the details I love so much. It did not take long before she was deep asleep.

I am sad that the M family are going to be moving away from the area this summer, thankfully not too far away. I have been photographing the girls for three years and have enjoyed watching the grow. Cannot wait to visit their new home in CT.

He decided to come a little early! Mom and Dad had been to view their maternity gallery the day before. When I did not hear back from Mom in reply to an email I had sent, I had a feeling they may be otherwise occupied. Sure enough the next email I got was informing me of his arrival!

Mom and Dad wanted a surprise and so did not know if they were expecting a boy or girl. The theme for the boy nursery was Retro cowboy and so I contacted the most amazing knit/crochet expert, Laura. She whipped up a stunning newborn sized cowboy hat. I was SO thrilled that baby F was a boy, so that I would have the opportunity to use the hat!

James was still adjusting to night and day, and was favoring sleeping during the day. He took a while to convince that he needed to sleep through his first photo session though. However once he was asleep he was very content. Mom and Dad informed me he sleep for the rest of the day after I left!

 

I think you will agree, he is a little cutie. Mom and Dad came to view their gallery this weekend and reported that James is still favoring the day time sleeping. Oh how I remember those first few weeks. SURVIVAL. Life is such a blur on a lack of sleep. I love that I have helped create memories of this important time in their lives, so that they can reflect and remember how tiny their precious baby once was.

I always love capturing the details. The perfect little lips, the tiny fingers and toes, but the thing I love the most is the “fuzz” on top of babies ears! It gets me every time.


With Mother’s Day the day after the viewing appointment I created this beautiful storyboard as a gift to Mom on her first Mother’s Day. She loved it.

I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet the F family. Looking forward to seeing James and his Mom and Dad again very soon.

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