my Hedges is a professional portrait photographer in Upstate New York.
My story with photography begins with old snapshot photos in a chest of drawers at Grandmas house. There were albums of prints, old fashioned slides viewed with a projector. These images told stories about kind-looking women in kitchen aprons on a farm. The city when it really looked a lot like the country still. There were photos of my parents before me, when they were in college with their friends. Of my cousins and I swimming at the lake every summer. Family pets, birthdays, vacations. Photos tell a story, preserve memories and document milestones. My daughter was born while my husband was in the police academy. I took photos of her every day- her faces, her outfits, our outings. He poured over them each weekend when he was home and that kept us going. That is when I really realized how important taking family photos was and that I could do that for others.
believe in beautiful. I believe in real smiles, closeness, connection and authentic emotion that can be captured in a clean, polished way.
Beautiful is not how you look, but rather how you look at each other. It's about your grandchildren looking back through family photos and actually feeling the love they see in your eyes.
I direct my clients and then we flow. I'm all about finding balance between random candid shots of play and forced, stuffy, formal poses. The goal is to make you feel comfortable so your true nature comes through in the photo. You know what it feels like, I can see it, let me show it to you in my photos.
After booking a session with me we will create a plan, a vision that will perfectly showcase your family. Outfits, location, themes, time of day, colors - all of these things are important pieces of the puzzle. During the session I will direct, pose, joke and play. I strive to create images that you will want to hang on the walls of your homes. Polished portraits that showcase authentic relationships. My photos focus on the people, their connection and the light. Beautiful, soft, warm light that reminds you of a hazy summer evening is what makes my heart sing!
Full sessions $575
Weekdays and weekends available
Location of your choice
Digital download of your full gallery (approximately 30 unique, fully edited images)
ustom photography is an investment in your family's memories. Each session is unique and tailored specifically for you.
Custom mini sessions $375
Location of your choice
Approximately 30-45 minutes
Digital download of your full gallery (approximately 15 unique, fully edited images)
*excludes boudoir and newborns
Mini marathon events $225
20 minute slots at specified location
Digital download of full gallery
(8-10 unique, fully edited images)
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Now accepting a limited number of weddings for 2018
Packages begin at $3500
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