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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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed a child on the street or in the store, took one look at them and immediately thought “I NEED to photograph those eyes!”.  It’s one of the first things I notice in children and such a defining feature.  While there is no doubt I believe my two girls are gorgeous, neither were blessed with those amazing big baby eyes I so lust over.  Connor on the other hand…wowza.  It was by far the first thing I noticed about him and I can tell you that my heart skipped a beat at the excitment of getting to photograph them!  Just see for yourself…

This family could not have been more fun to work with.  I think we all laughed through a majority of the session.  The love for they have for this little boy is such a pleasure to watch.  Every family should be this happy!

There are only a few weeks left of summer and gardens so lets make the most of it with a mini-session Playdate event, Kidography style!   Email me to make your reservation today! 

As promised, a few more shots from my session last month with this lovely, lovely family of 16.  All such GREAT kids to work with!  And yes, I fully realize how very far behind I am on blogging.  Stay tuned.  More to come soon.  :)

Jennifer Pondillo -

Great photos of a large group which is so hard to do! I love the 1st one. Who would not love that house!! Creative ideas.

It was a really fun change of pace to photograph teenagers!  Normally, I look forward to photographing them because they take direction so easily and are more willing to “pose” (eek, did I say pose?!) than itty bitties.   I was contacted by their dad who was tired of the same ol’ studio shots he’d been doing for years and wanted something fresh and fun as a surprise present for his wife {and no worries, I checked with him and they are not “bloggers” so the secret is safe!}.  He wanted only candid shots of his children playing around, being goofy and interacting with each other and while it may have been more challenging to shoot a session with little direction (and god knows I’m no comedian so I wasn’t much help getting them to laugh), the results were well worth it and I think their dad {and mom} will be more than pleased with the images we captured…

 

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!