Kidography by Dania, Photographing the tiny humans, and those who love them. bio picture
  • Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to browse through my most recent sessions and the links that will provide you with all the information you'll need to book your very own session. My approach to photographing families is so much more than simply capturing a still moment. It's preserving a feeling, a memory...you. I hope that when you look back on your images years from now, you will not only remember how your children looked, but how they sounded, how they laughed and how they lived.

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As some of you may know, my oldest daughter Kennedy was recently diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy which has, at the risk of sounding dramatic, turned our world upside down.  It wasn’t long after her diagnosis that we were introduced to a wonderful organization,  The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) whose mission is to raise public awareness, provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.  They have been a wealth of information and support as we’ve had to quickly learn to live with this potentially life threatening allergy. 

FAAN holds an annual walk at the Crossings in Colonie and this year, our family has signed up to help raise money for the cause.  You can visit Kennedy’s page here to see how far we’ve already come.  How can you help?  I’m going to make it quite simple actually.   For all sessions that take place in August and September, I will be donating 10% of all Kidography print orders to FAAN.  So if you have been sitting the fence on booking a session or just haven’t gotten around to it, there is no better time.  The weather is beautiful, only a few weeks remain {gasp} before the school year begins, and what better way to end a fantastic summer than supporting an organization that helps millions of children.

Jennifer Pondillo -

Great cause and great idea! Good luck!

 

Had a fantastic family vacation on Cape Cod in one of the most beautiful beach houses a girl could ask for…and our girls could not have had a better time!  Now back to relatity and face the many, many emails and “to dos” that have, and continue to, pile up on my desk!  If you are one of them, rest assured, you have not been forgotten.  :)

Thank you everyone for being patient while I did some updating.  I’m happy to be back up and running and excited to announce the winner of the Kidography Playdate Contest!

And the winning theme was…. 

                       

Congrats Nicki!  I’ll be in touch soon to discuss dates and locations.  Once finalized, I will post the playdate details here and open it up to any others who wish to book a spot.

Thank you to all who participated!

I had the pleasure of photographing this amazing family today.  The whole family, including all 9 grandchildren (yes 9!) haven’t been within the same 4 walls in over 2 years and I was honored they trusted me to capture the beauty of their family.  I have about a zillion images to thumb through and edit from this mornings sessions, but I couldn’t resist sharing the “money shot” of all 16 of them.  Stay tuned for many more in the coming days…

Thea -

Wow-gorgeous photo Dania! Great job!

I got many great responses to this contest and am so excited to see what theme will be chosen as the premier Playdate!  Please use the voting box below to cast your vote.  For those of you who entered, thank you for your time!  If your theme shows up below, good luck — and feel free to send your friends here to vote for you!  If your idea doesn’t win, don’t fret…I’ll do my best to use all these great ideas, so you’ll certainly get your chance to sign up for your favorite. 

Happy voting!

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Thanks again!!

Schedule your next playdate with me!  Kidography is excited to introduce our very own playdate themed sessions designed for those kiddos between 1 and 8 years of age.  For my premiere playdate session, I’m turning the “theme” part over to Kidography’s followers and giving you all a chance to win a free session.  Kidography by Dania is all about capturing those images that best represent your unique child.  Comment below with your creative idea for a themed session.  Next Wednesday, I will post a top 5 and let the voting begin.  If your theme wins, you and your child will receive a free spot in the playdate session!

Let the imaginations run wild!

Please note that these regardless of the theme chosen, these sessions will take place within 30 minutes of Guilderland.
Jennifer Shanahan -

I think the perfect place to photograph children having fun would be around water. At the lake, near the water, in the boat, on the dock, toasting smores. It’s some good old fashioned fun!

Aileen Flach -

Dania, I know I just had my shoot, but I think an old fashioned front yard lemonade stand/bake sale would be adorable! Love the ad for the contest! Adorable.

Jennifer Pondillo -

Cute contest! What about a session for all the dads out there….thinking baseball field action shots and of course all dressed up in gear. Dug outs, stadium chairs and running the bases! I know my girls have yankee outfits we’ve been meaning to put on! Popcorn and cracker jacks, Root Root for the home team!

Jane Pearson -

Given it’s summer, I think it’d be fun to do something involving ice cream, milk shakes, or some other summer dessert.

Diane Cole -

Dania, I love your work and think this contest is such a great idea! I know my kids love to climb just about anything and think a tree climbing theme would be very cute.

Nicki Mattoon -

Great contest idea! I think that a summer garden theme would be adorable! Great in flower gardens, or even completely cute in a veggie garden!

Kate -

Great idea — sounds like the kids would have a great time and give an opportunity for lots of great pictures! What about a trip to the playground or even backyard swingset?

Sherri Cummings -

I know it’s girl-centric, but I think a tea party theme would be filled with great photo opps.

Adrianne Kent -

I love this contest! I was thinking what about a trip to the zoo! I also had another idea, I love getting good pics of my kids at the saratoga springs! Kids plus water equals cute photos!

Aaron Mattoon -

How about a classic shoot with kids and a little red wagon? Older siblings pulling the younger ones, or sitting in it, around it… CUTE!

Jana Kachmarek -

I know I’m way too far away to win the contest but playing in the sprinkler or wading pool would be super cute. Good luck to the lucky winner!!!

Jill McGee -

This may be too basic, but what about a shoot centered around the child’s favorite toy? Thanks for doing this contest. Such a great idea!

FINALLY!  We had to reschedule Morgan’s one year photos twice thanks to the shoddy weather Spring has provided us.  And of course, we gave up 40 degree rainy days only to end up shooting on the hottest day thus far in 2010.  It was a sweltering 94 degrees as I headed up to meet this lovely family and I prayed I wasn’t pushing my luck with a 14 month old.  Despite the heat, Morgan was amazing and warmed up to me quickly.  I was thankful for this because I was able to get some truly amazing shots of this cutie pie in about half the time I like to avoid her completely melting away.  Poor kids head was practically drenched in sweat as we wrapped up the session, but she was AWESOME through it all and you would never know it by the look on her face in these images.

Thea -

These are so lovely Dania! I love the last one-great peekaboo!

One of the services I love being able to offer my clients is custom card design.  Graphic design is a close second passion and I am stoked that my job allows me to dive into the design field as well.  I’m beyond excited to create everything from holiday cards to birth announcements and birthday invitations.  So if you’ve had a recent session or have one planned, keep this additional service in mind for upcoming birthday parties or other special events and holidays.   Enjoy a few peeks at some recent designs!

 

And just a few personal ones for the Bagyi girls…

Ashley DiPaola -

those are really cute dania! i love the one for cooper – nice work! and that is too much fun that you are having a joint party for the girls – two birds with one stone:)

I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely, lovely family this past weekend.  Mom wanted some real candid shots of her kids doing what they loved best.  So I sat them down to grab a few family portraits and then spent the rest of the session chasing them around their yard and getting shots of them in their own element.  These kids were FUN.  They loved showing off all of their amazing abilities from dancing, the playing football to climbing any and every tree in sight.  I could have posted the whole session because I loved the images that much, but want to leave some element of surprise.  Could I have a better job in the world??

Jennifer Pondillo -

Looks like this session was a lot of fun! You captured some nice smiles!

Does it get better than that?  I was so excited when I heard the news that the momma-to-be I photographed back in March had her baby girl.  I couldn’t wait to get up there and get my hands on her!   Wait till you see all of her amazing dark hair.  Reminds me so much of my now almost 3 year old when she was born…and even though I still technically have a 10 month old “baby” at home, my heart briefly ached for just one more!

 

Holly Palmer -

The ‘sneak peak’ was over the top, until we saw these fabulous shots. Beautiful work…beautiful baby!

Holly Palmer -

oops…peek, not a word I write or type all the time.

Aunt Andi -

I have the most adorable niece in the world…. these pictures are amazing – brought tears to my eyes! I’m so in love with her ;)

Holly Palmer -

Looking at them again, and again…absolute perfection. One happy Gramma!