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Personal Branding Photographer, Upstate NY, Worldwide, Destination Photographer, Ithaca, NY

Featured Personal Branding Session: Unity Mountain Herbs

Tucked away on the top of a mountain in Unity, New Hampshire is a magical place where a magical woman named Jonah lives. Unity Mountain Herbs was born out of a deep passion for building a strong herbal medicine and earth based spirituality community. Unity Mountain Herbs offers a variety of services from teaching, herbal…

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Light-writing, its what photography is all about.

Here’s a little photo history tid-bit for you: The word photo-graphy in latin translates to mean to write/draw with light. How we as photographers learn to master the way we shape and control light is everything!  Light and shadow can tell very different stories and translate different moods and emotions. For example, in these two…

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Walking in the footsteps of Amelie… A bit about my personal time in Paris.

After booking my trip to Paris to attend the 3 day senior portrait conference with the Twelfth Year that I was invited to, I noticed something rather amazing. I had four entire afternoons in Paris all to my lonesome, four afternoons in which I could explore the city to my hearts content (sans children!!!!) Um…wowzas,…

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Featured Personal Branding Session with Klockwise.

Aniiyah and I have had a Facebook crush on one another’s work for well over two years. It was about darn tooting time we connected to create some updated imagery for her home based business, Klockwise. We connected over the phone and via email a few times prior to her session to discuss the scope…

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Featured Senior Session: ballet, sunflowers and goldenrod glow with Ms Anya

I’ve known Anya since I moved to the Ithaca area about 8yrs ago. Her mother and I are both homeschooling mamas with similarly age spaced children. Her youngest is the same age as my oldest, and so she’s a bit further along the homeschooling road than I am. When she contacted me to photograph her…

Cornell Graduation Photographer, Ithaca, NY

Featured Senior Session: Autumn’s Cornell University Graduation

“Do you photograph college graduating seniors too, because I really love your work!” Um…ABSOLUTELY, I’d love to!!! and there began Autumns Cornell Graduating Senior Portrait session. In addition to being photographed in many of the iconic Cornell locations like the Clocktower, Arts Quad and A.D. White Library, Autumn being the creative soul she is had…

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Featured Senior Session: Magnolias, Flower Crowns and Waterfalls oh my!

What I love about creating senior portrait sessions for my clients is learning about their personal achievements, hobbies, interests and personal style. This past weeks senior portrait session with Ms. Kathleen, was an absolutely JOYFUL experience. Kathleen, like my own children, is homeschooled. What is amazing to me is that she not only graduated with…

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Lets talk about headshot quality~

Can we talk about photo quality for a minute? With the advent of digital photography and the rise of many people starting out photography businesses without having had any formal photography training, I’ve got to say that my biggest pet peeve when scoping their work is noticing that their images are not in sharp focus.…

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Getting to where the magic happens~

Perhaps you’ve come across this photo before while scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed. Maybe it was from your Aunt Sally who just got back from an all inclusive yoga retreat, or that spiritual friend you have who is always posting quotes about how to live your best life. Maybe you just came back…

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Senior Portrait Yearbook Deadlines: What you need to know to be prepared.

If you are an upcoming class of 2020 high school senior, as in current high school junior, here’s what you need to know about booking your senior portrait session. I know, I know, you’re thinking…but i’m only a junior!? Why do I need to be thinking about senior portraits in April of my junior year?…

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Featured Senior Portrait Session: The Model Network National Vogue Hollywood Glam Styled Group Shoot

Here we are! (I’m front and second to the right bottom row) This is a small portion of the Class of 2019 senior model team with their respective photographers for The Model Network National. About half of the studio owners were able to attend the Vogue Hollywood Glam Styled Group Shoot this year in Las…

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Featured Senior Session: Las Vegas styled desert shoot

Photography dream sessions become a reality! While I was in Las Vegas recently for a recent Model Network Vogue styled Hollywood glam shoot (which you’ll see in an upcoming post) I had the opportunity to team up with Gretchen Leigh Photography who is based out of Nevada. Her and I have worked together several times…

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All about personal growth~ confessions from a portrait photographer.

Personal growth is just that~ PERSONAL. No one can replicate the growth of another, and perhaps its that one place in life where we truly are unique. My personal journey to becoming a portrait photographer you can read here. I wrote it when I launched my website about two years ago around the time that…

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Local Spotlight~ and why I LOVE my car from Maguire Toyota.

Jamie Love Photography was recently featured in a “Local Spotlight” article by our local car dealership, Maguire Toyota. You can read it HERE. They’re just the sweetest, and so I wanted to send a little love back their way in the form of a blog post about why I love THEM! (FYI, they didn’t ask…

Upstate NY Senior Portrait Photographer

10 Tips to Choosing the Perfect Senior Portrait Photographer for YOU!

Selecting your senior portrait photographer is an important and very personal decision that takes careful consideration. Senior portraits are the kind of portrait that will end up on your family members walls and fridge for all of eternity. You’ll really want to make sure they’re not going be cheesy and embarrassing in a few years.…

Trumansburg NY Senior Portrait Photographer

Featured Senior Portrait Session: Trumansburg High School

It was one of those perfectly crisp autumn afternoons when I arrived at an ‘off the beaten path’ location to meet with Louis and his parents. They decided that his senior portraits would be best done on their families land; a beautiful forest with a yellow and red laden pathway complete with full peak autumn…

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7 simple ways to style your blanket scarf

We’re just about to be hitting peak cold season in Upstate, NY. While we’ve had a super mild few days in a row, which is rather wild for February, the temperatures are about to plummet again soon. I decided to write up a post for you all on one of my favorite winter accessory must…

Senior Portraits, Waverly NY

Featured Senior Session: Waverly High School

I don’t usually get phone calls in the middle of January requesting senior portrait sessions. In Upstate NY, its COLD!!! However, Brandi had been patiently waiting to have her session done once her braces came off (and before the yearbook deadline) So we decided to tough it out and create something sweet to celebrate how…

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How to love up the winter skin you’re living in (favorite recipe included)

This weekend Ithaca, NY had a whopping 12 inches of snow dumped on it! It was our first major snowfall of the season, and I was absolutely PSYCHED to go out for a hike in the winter wonderland. One of my favorite things about winter is experiencing the stillness and magic of silence in the…

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12 days of Christmas Self Love Challenge Day 12~ (the final day)

Dum da da dummmm! We’ve made it the grand finale day of this 12 Days of Self Love Challenge!!! Day 12! Yesterday I got a little bit esoteric on you all talking about portals and brain chemistry and such..so today I decided to break todays’ challenge into a simpler concept, something that you can easily…