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  • Welcome to my blog!

    I'm Johanna, and I'm a photographer.  You have no idea how great that sounds every time I say it.  I love being a photographer!  Aside from my family and friends, nothing gives me greater joy than capturing life's everyday moments with my camera.  This is where I get to show you how much I love what I do. It is here where I hope you will see why I am so passionate about my work, my art.  You see I've got a superpower.  I can freeze time.  Pretty cool, huh?  I think so.

As many of you already know, it’s been a really cold winter and the ground has been covered in snow for quite a while now. I’m sure it’s been difficult for the birds and small animals to find food, so we’ve been putting out bread and various snacks for them fairly frequently. Although it’s too cold to go outside to photograph them, and they’re too timid anyway, I’ve been sneaking a few shots of them through my french door windows for the past couple of days. Shooting through the glass isn’t ideal, and the glass isn’t exactly squeaky clean right now. Inside yes – outside, well, not so much. In other words, am I as happy with the technical quality of the images as I could be? Maybe not. Do I think they’re worth sharing? Absolutely! Hope you’re able to enjoy a little bit of nature while staying warm.

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Feathers not required.

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Also booking Father’s Day, Graduation, Summer Family Sessions, lifestyle and sleepy Newborn Sessions and {All About Me} Children’s Sessions.

Please contact me for details and for scheduling.

Communion season is lovely but short, and as always, there have been many inquiries for Communion portraits and parties for the same date. Being the sole photographer, I can only be in one place at a time, limiting the number of Communions in which I can participate, and sadly I’ve had to turn away many of you.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I hate to disappoint those looking to capture precious childhood memories of any kind. For those that had wanted to get their children photographed to commemorate their Communions, and for whatever reason, were not able to do so, I thought it would be a great time to offer specialized Petite Portrait Sessions. Of course it doesn’t have to be just for Communicants. If you’d like to have your child photographed for whatever reason, a Petite Portrait Session might just be a perfect fit.

Please contact me for details and for scheduling.

Restrictions apply. These sessions, for one child at a time only, take place weekdays this month only, at a lovely little local park, during the day or after the school day ends into early evening.

Um, hello, remember me? OK, it’s fairly clear I’m not a blogger. So then what’s important enough to get me to blog today? It’s a double announcement – for the economy of it. :)

First, today there’s a one-day-only sale on gallery wrap canvases. One-day-only. Today. All the information is listed below, but if you have any questions or if you are ready to order your canvases, please email or call me at 516-280-3471 right away. Sale ends at 11:59 pm today, so hurry!

Second, it’s almost spring! I’m serious. The weather may not show it, but the calendar says it’s coming soon, and spring means First Holy Communions. As always, I have special session collections available for Communions. Please contact me for details and to schedule your session. I also do a limited amount of event coverage for Communion celebrations. If you’re planning a celebration and want professional images to commemorate the occasion, please let me know as soon as possible. Weekend dates go very quickly, and I hate to disappoint anyone. You can review the information on event coverage here.

Congratulations to all the families with kids celebrating their First Holy Communion this spring. I can’t wait to meet you and capture those divine memories for your beautiful family!

Here are some examples of canvas galleries using some of my favorite images from sessions past. Sale information can be found below.

Thirteen days new and look at her beautiful mama and proud daddie!

Love how the two 16×20″ canvases of the mama and the daddie with their sweet little girl look along side of that classic 20×30″ image of their sleeping beauty. It’s shown over the crib in a nursery here, but it can go anywhere – over a couch in the den or living room, over a desk in the office. So many possibilities!

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