Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer: Blog http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:52:00 GMT Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:52:00 GMT http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u575385863-o316268273-50.jpg Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer: Blog http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 56 120 365 Project 1-5 http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/365-project-1-5 If you're a fan of Lilac Blossom Photography for a while, then you know that I love to do personal projects that are different from my usual photography.  In 2015, I successfully completed a 52 Week Project, taking one photo a week based on a weekly theme.  I actually attempted that task 4 times prior to that, but never was successful.  I took 2016 off but now in 2017, I hope to complete a 365 day challenge.  In essence, I'll take one photo each and every day for the entire year.  I plan to share them on Instagram daily but will only share here sporadically.  So, please follow me on Instagram and like the photos, if you do!  :D  Thanks for the love! 


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Newborn sessions http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/newborn-sessions Newborn sessions are a wonderful way to capture the tiny details that fade quickly..... he'll never be this small again.  Sessions tend to book 3-4 months in advance so don't delay if you want a session, book early! 

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2016 children family kids photos long island newborn portrait http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/newborn-sessions Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:45:29 GMT
Abounding Love http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/abounding-love From the moment I stepped in the front door, I could tell this family shared a lot of love for each other.  You could see it right away.  From the hugs & kisses to the kindness of their voices.  I felt the love too.  Of course, I came with Dunkin Donuts and fulfilled their orders.  All new parents need coffee and something to eat, right?  So, maybe they loved me for that.  But when you spend hours with people, you get to know them pretty well.  I really enjoyed my time during the session and probably stayed a bit too long but it was worth it.  We got so many amazing shots and these are some of my favorites.  Enjoy!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 Family baby boy children family kids photos lilac blossom photography long island new york newborn newborn baby photographer portrait portraits http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/9/abounding-love Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:31:36 GMT
Sunset on the Beach (again!) http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sunset-on-the-beach-again Yes, I love LOVE these sunset on the beach sessions!  OMG the lighting is just perfect and the sunsets are amazing!  I can't stress enough how much fun it is and the great time families have on these shoots.  I only like to schedule one per week because we watch the weather and wait for the best night we can predict for a gorgeous sunset!!! I've photographed this family several times, starting with mom when she was expecting her second daughter.  They are a beautiful family and so great to work with!  Here are some of my favorites from their session.  Believe it or not, someone already inquired about these sessions for next year (yep, Summer of 2015) so if you think you want a session, let me know NOW and I'll pencil you in!!!  :D

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 Family Long Island sunset on the beach beach children creative photography family girl kids photos lilac blossom photography long island mini session new york photographer portrait portraits summer sunset sunset beach sunset on the beach http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/8/sunset-on-the-beach-again Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:18:37 GMT
New York City http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/new-york-city I had the pleasure of meeting 6 wonderful photographers online almost 3 years ago.  In this time, we have all grown as photographers and friends.  Last year, we decided to all get together and meet and have a photography retreat.  4 of the 6 were able to come and we had a BLAST!  We spent time laughing, taking photos, and strengthening friendships and bonds we have all formed over the past couple of years.  We were up past midnight giggling like little school girls and just truly enjoying each other's company.  I was sad to see our time together come to an end.  I love these women like sisters and will never forget this experience.  I can't wait to do it again!!!!  

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 Empire state building Taxi Times square city city sights city streets family long island new york city the big apple tourist http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/new-york-city Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:17:42 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 29:: Shadow as Subject http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-week-project-week-29-shadow-as-subject To Infinity and BEYOND!!! This week, the theme is shadows as the subject.  So, Buzz Lightyear here was helpful with his long shadow at dusk.  I'm glad someone around here had fun playing with him.  I can't remember the last time my 4 yr old played with this toy.  Hmmmm time to clean the toy room and make some donations, I think!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 week project Disney buzz lightyear children kids photos long island toy story http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-week-project-week-29-shadow-as-subject Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:37:58 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 28:: Water http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-week-project-week-28-water Water.  Sure I could go the the beach, grab some beautiful shots of the ocean or even the sound.  I live on Long Island, after all.  Nah.  I also thought about macro shots of water drops on a leaf or something.  That's fun.  But this week's theme kind of just fell in my lap.  I had some friends over this weekend and we were enjoying my new pool in the backyard.  My girlfriend was changing her 1 yr old and I got a glimpse of the cute baby bottom!  So, here she is, near water wanting to go IN the water.  

**Note: Mom was inches from her just off camera.  She was not unattended and was never in danger of actually going in the pool!  Safety first!!**

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project Family babies baby children family girl kids photos lilac blossom photography long island naked new york photographer portrait portraits summer http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-week-project-week-28-water Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:14:55 GMT
Pretty in Pink http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/pretty-in-pink Pretty in pink and purple and any other girl color you can think of…. this family welcomed their third child, a girl into their family!  They already have 2 adorable boys but now a girl.  So, move aside trains and trucks, soon dolls and princesses will be taking over the place!  xoxo  I was especially grateful to shoot this newborn session because she’s the daughter of a very good friend of mine.  xoxo

 

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 children family kids photos long island newborn portrait http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/pretty-in-pink Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:51:08 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 27:: Red, White & Blue http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-27-Red-White-Blue It’s Fourth of July week during week 27 and I was able to capture the good ol’ red, white and blue in several ways: One with my son while I played around with some other photographers in their studio and we practiced studio lighting.  The other were some fireworks we watched from my backyard.  Happy Summer everyone!!!

 

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project New York City fireworks fourth of july kids photos lilac blossom photography long island new york photographer portrait summer sunset beach http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-27-Red-White-Blue Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:19:50 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 26:: Mulligan http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-26-Mulligan We’re 1/2 way there!  I can’t believe this is the 1/2 way point of this project!  It’s fitting that the theme of choice for this week is a mulligan or do-over.  So, I chose to redo the one week that really stumped me: Low Key.  These cherries were super ripe this week – almost too ripe, but served as the perfect subject for my theme this week.  So, here it is again: Low key!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project children kids photos lilac blossom photography long island new york photographer portrait summer http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-26-Mulligan Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:15:27 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 25:: Slow Down http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-25-Slow-Down Yep, slow down the shutter.  Make it really long (like a few seconds or more!)  So, by chance, we found a snail in our backyard.  I couldn’t believe how PERFECT this was for this week’s theme.  So, I set up my camera on our patio, focused, set the exposure for 13 seconds (took a few trials before I knew which setting, but this was it!) and caught this snail on the move.  He looks blurry because it actually took him 13 seconds to move 1 millimeter or so!  I got that movement blur from him moving from point A to point B.  LOL  I told my 4 yr old son that I was going to make the snail look super fast like in the movie Turbo!  Did it work?  I think so!  #summer2014 #52weekproject #lilacblossomphotography

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project boy lilac blossom photography long island new york photographer summer http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-25-Slow-Down Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:13:00 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 24:: Photographer’s Choice http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-24-Photographer-s-Choice Another week where I’m able to choose my own theme and found it so hard to do.  I like being given a theme.  But this one found me.

 

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project beach brother and sister children family girl kids photos lilac blossom photography long island mini session new york photographer portrait portraits summer sunset sunset beach http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-24-Photographer-s-Choice Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:07:32 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 23:: Low Key http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-23-Low-Key This is the week that really stumped me.  I just didn’t have inspiration, despite all the great submissions by other photographers on the Clickin Moms forum.  So, I made this one up weeks after, but am not 100% thrilled with it.  I added a little grain to add to the moodiness of it.  Meh.  It’s ok.

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project boy family kids photos lilac blossom photography long island new york photographer portrait portraits http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-23-Low-Key Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:53:00 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 22:: High Key http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-22-High-Key High Key.  Lots of bright (whites) in a photo without many low tones (darks).  I just love this one of a client’s daughter in her room.  So pretty!!!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project New York City children family girl kids photos lilac blossom photography long island mini session new york photographer portrait portraits http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-22-High-Key Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:52:46 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 21:: Contrast http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-21-Contrast Contrast.  The distinct difference between two things.  Black and White is the perfect example.  Young and old is another.  That’s what I captured here.  Young and old.  4 generations, to be exact.

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project New York City babies baby child children family girl kids photos lilac blossom photography long island new york newborn newborns photographer portrait portraits http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/7/52-Week-Project-Week-21-Contrast Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:22:00 GMT
Graceful Communion http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/graceful-communion I really did enjoy working with this little girl and her family.  We had a beautiful day, despite a terrible weather forecast.  It was almost too nice, if that's possible.  Toward the end of the session she said to me, "Danielle? This seems like more than 45 minutes, but I'm glad because I'm having fun!"  I told her that it was longer than 45 minutes (the scheduled amount of time) because I was having so much fun!  This is why I love taking photos for families.  It's not about keeping an eye on the clock.  It's about capturing it all, even if it takes longer than expected.   Here are just a few of the photos - with special attention to detail, of course!

 

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) Family children communion communion girl family holy communion photos long island portrait http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/graceful-communion Sat, 24 May 2014 00:03:43 GMT
Greek Goddess http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/greek-goddess This little Greek Goddess was born bigger than most babies are at a month old.  But despite her chunkiness, she slept like a dream at this session when she was just a week old.  Her older brother was just as big at birth and was also a dream.  Their parents must be so lucky to have such good babies like these.  Anyway, I had so much fun and mom loves the color purple, like me, so it was doubly fun to do it up!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) Family baby children family girl long island newborn portrait pretty purple http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/greek-goddess Sat, 17 May 2014 23:35:17 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 20:: Perspective http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/52-Week-Project-Week-20-Perspective This week’s theme was fun.  I tried to take photos of the same thing from different perspectives.  FUN!

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 Week Project {2014} 52 week project boy children family kids photos legos lilac blossom photography long island mini session new york photographer portrait http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/52-Week-Project-Week-20-Perspective Sat, 17 May 2014 11:59:00 GMT
52 Week Project ::Week 19:: Rhythm http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/rhythm My 52 Week Photo Challenge really challenged me this week! The theme for this past week was rhythm.  But it wasn't about taking a photo of someone playing an instrument.  It was about visual rhythm.  So, here's my take on it with a little bit of an explanation.  In music, there's always two "tracks"; high notes, and the low tones of the bass.  With me so far?   Ok, so these tulips kind of visually give this illusion to me.  The pink ones down low are the bass and the yellow ones are playing a sweet melody with some high notes.  I don't know if that makes any sense to you, but it does to me!  

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info@lilacblossomphotography.com (Lilac Blossom Photography - Long Island's Newborn and Family Photographer) 2014 52 week project flowers long island portrait rhythm tulips http://lilacblossomphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/rhythm Sat, 17 May 2014 00:53:35 GMT