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Olivia and Avery! | Canandaigua, NY

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If you’d like to test a person’s patience, this is what you do.  Give them a car, an almost one-year-old who wants to do nothing but move, strap him into a carseat, throw in a rambunctious, energetic dog, and tell them to drive 300 some odd miles alone.  And to get a good estimate of their problem-solving abilities, forget to pack the stroller, give them a huge cup of coffee to drink, and see how they struggle when they have to take a bathroom break.  If they survive, reward them with a McDonald’s Filet O’Fish value meal and supersize it so they get some extra fries because that fake fish meat is just so delicious.  I swear, if I didn’t love my family so much, and have absolutely adorable clients in New York, I would go berserk traveling back and forth to New York alone.  But that’s not the case.  So honestly, I’d drive 3,000 miles to get back to the faces and places I love!  Faces like little Olivia and Avery who you met last year around this same time when Avery was just a little peanut and Olivia was still quiet and shy.  These girls make me so happy that I do what I do.  I love that I get to come back and see how they’ve grown and how their little personalities are developing.  They are absolute sweethearts like their mommy, and have a great sense of humor, like their daddy.  And their parents?  Honestly, years and years will go by and I know Mike and Stacey will still be the world’s cutest couple.  I remember seeing them hold hands down the halls of Canandaigua Academy with big puppy dog eyes, so in love, and they look at one another the same way some fifteen years later.  I’m so happy Mike and Stacey created this beautiful family and they asked me to capture them in photos again! The day of our shoot, we had a beautiful afternoon at Mike’s grandparents farm which was absolutely gorgeous. By the end our session, I felt I’d like to move to the farm, raise animals, walk around in boots and overalls, and change my name to Betty Sue.  Betty Sue Photography’s got a nice ring to it, don’t ya think?

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I think Stacey has more energy now then she had in high school.  She worked a full day, got both girls ready and still managed to run around playing with them.  I was exhausted just watching her.

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Daddy’s girls.

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I looooved spending time with you guys again!  Can’t wait to celebrate your new niece soon!  And Olivia, please give Moss my best! 😉


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