Joanna Young

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Syracuse, New York 

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If you are familiar with beautiful Upstate New York in the summer, you know it is such a phenomenal time of year in the area, especially for a wedding. And few places say country elegance like Tailwater Lodge. With it’s modern, rustic, chic vibe, it excels when hosting any sized celebration. It certainly soared when setting the scene for Charles and Katie’s nuptials.

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Gabrielle and Greg at Salmon River Falls last week for their Salmon River engagement session, our first priority was getting in front of the falls …..and then we saw the orange safety fences and signs that said “Strictly Prohibited.” Apparently, there was some re-construction going on to the trail that leads down to the falls, and it was closed. BOOOOOO!!!!! It has been a year since I did an engagement session at Salmon River Falls, so I wasn’t expecting that. But, the silver lining is that the Upper Falls are simply scrumptious, so I knew that we would still have a great backdrop for our session. What I didn’t know was how incredible the session was going to wind up. I am LOVING these images, and I am loving that Gabrielle said she wanted to get in the water (and Greg agreed!)

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Every journey starts with a single step. For Elizabeth and Cody’s Delphi Falls engagement session, those steps started STRAIGHT down a small (and thankfully short) cliff side. At the bottom of the cliff: Sheer Magic! Sparking water, beautiful dappled sunlight, glowing foliage. It was like we were in a fantasy movie set.

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Rebecca and Ryan bonded initially through playing a lot of Magic the Gathering together. Although I didn’t get a chance to test their prowess at the game, I can tell you one skill they definitely have: recognizing the beauty of an outdoor setting. They clearly have a keen eye in finding gorgeous outdoor locations based on their pick of Eastwood Park for their engagement session, so it is no surprise that they both love activities outdoors: Hiking, snowshoeing, and walks. Eastwood is kind of a hidden gem in Syracuse. It’s a tiny park that offers so much variety and beauty.

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When Alisha and I met together in January to talk through her and Mitch’s wedding day, she wanted to have their engagement session at a tree farm since Mitch had proposed at one. It was such a great idea! Most people wouldn’t usually think of a Christmas tree farm in the off-season for pictures, but, really, EVERY season is beautiful at a tree farm. Stony Hill Acres in Palermo was super gracious (as they always are) and gave us free rein of their farm.

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Evie’s First Birthday Portraits!!!!! (kind of). So, we were a few months late getting these pics done because, well, Covid. I saw the family previously when she was 6 months for portraits, and she has grown soooo much! And OMG, Evie is crazy adorable, and has such a super sweet personality. She was extremely cooperative, […]

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Outdoor lovers Jessica and Peter both work on the Hudson River, and met doing fishieries work/research, and spend a lot of time together on small boats (that’s so cute!) With all of their experience surrounded by nature, they clearly have an excellent eye for what looks gorgeous as they saw the wonderful potential of their own back yard! A cute little trail, a bit of high foliage from last season, a marshy area, and open field. GOLD!

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During this wild time of Coronavirus and social distancing, one of those areas of concern when the newest family member arrives is “Oh crap, how are we going to get our newborn photos done?”

Allow me to introduce you to newborn lifestyle sessions! These types of sessions have been around for some time now, but are lesser known than their big brother, the posed newborn sessions.

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Joanna's Thoughts, Newborn

Love is just to important to wait. Michelle and Taneesha’s June 1st wedding date was a day of significance for the couple, so when Covid-19 restrictions prevented them from having their full wedding and reception, they decided to share the moment in a small, intimate ceremony so that their bond could be joined on a date that meant so much to them. Michelle and Taneesha said their vows on the peaceful riverfront at Three Rivers Point in Phoenix this past Monday.

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