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.

    Spring Calendar is now open! Currently also scheduling maternity, newborn and indoor lifestyle sessions through April. 69,109,97,105,108,32,109,101em liamE or sign up to receive email notifications so you don't miss out on spring mini sessions and other upcoming announcements. :)

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Spring and summer sessions are a perfect opportunity to get those updated family and kid shots!  Also an ideal for that amazing lady who is often hiding behind her own camera documenting her family, and rarely has the opportunity to jump into a frame herself.  Your children will thank you for documenting these days…cherishing these irreplaceable moments.

Petite Sessions will be held on one Sunday each month.  $400 includes a family session*, private online gallery with approximately 15 images to view and digitally download in high resolution jpeg format.  Additional a la carte prints and custom products will be available for purchase at a 10% discount.

For those of you who may want a more personalized family session, Creative session are always available.  :)

Email me to book your session today!  And if you haven’t signed up to receive newsletter emails, please feel free to do so to stay updated on calendar announcements, petite session dates, changes and reminders!

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First communions are right around the corner!  I am so thrilled I did sessions with Kennedy and a few of her friends before the big day last year so I was less stressed about getting a zillion good pictures the day of, and could focus on just being present. So…I want to offer the same for any of you who have littles making their first communions this year.  This moment comes once in a lifetime!

Sessions will be held on Sunday, May 1st.  Cost is $225 and includes a 20 minute session capturing 8-10 portraits, all of which will be available for immediate download from your private online gallery.  Location tbd based on where the trees bloom first!

Email me to secure a slot, or discuss alternate dates…and please feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested!

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This is our fourth session together, and each and every time, Masami brings such an authenticity to his images.  I love that even at 10, he’s not too “cool” to be himself in front of the camera and I love how easy he makes it to capture his true personality – right down to the suit being 100% his choice in attire.  Never be too old to let loose and have fun Masami!!  Happy birthday!

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Some days during this project I feel like I’m struggling to find something worth posting and other days, I have too many to choose from.  However, I hold myself to only posting images that were taken on that day (even though it’s so tempting to cheat!).   Poor John often has to sit through 15 minutes of me going back and forth…”this one or this one?!”…”color or bw?!”… “are you sure this one?!” … so there always ends up being a bunch of runner up images.  I feel bad just tossing them aside so here is a little peek at the ones I loved but didn’t make the final cut.  :)

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So that’s it. With this final image, my 6th annual February project is officially complete! As stressful as it can be some days, I wouldn’t trade documenting this month for anything. I love watching the albums pile up on the bookshelf year after year, capturing the good, the great, the lazy, the sick, the silly, the weird and the everything in-between moments. I have always ended my project with a self-portrait of me and the girls and it’s by far the most stressful image of the entire month. However, I’ve never regreted forcing myself to get out from behind the lens, no matter how un-camera ready I may feel, to capture moments like this. I mean, seriously, never have you ever met two girls who love being tickled as much as mine.  #outtakesblogcomingsoon

I’m embarrassed to admit that in the 6 years I’ve been in business, this is my first official hospital session.  And I am in LOVE.  I would do one every flipping day if I could.  They represent absolutely everything I love about photography.  Raw emotion, simple everyday moments, and most of all, love.  My philosophy from day one has always been the same.  To provide my families with not just pictures of their family, but real memories that they can hear, smell and feel when they look back at their images.

Some of my favorite images of both my girls as infants were from those first few days in the hospital.  When I look at them, I am immediately brought back to being in that bed, holding my daughter for the first time, the love swelling in my chest and immense sense of pride at being someone’s mother.  There is no better feeling in the world.  So if you are looking into newborn images, please consider a hospital session, so that dad can set down the camera and simply enjoy those first few days undistracted…and trust that I will capture this new love for all of you.

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February is almost here!  Which means school Valentine’s Day parties are just around the corner.  So instead of running out to Target two days before and picking up a box of teeny tiny cards with pencils to shove through them, why not up your game this year and do personalized photo cards?!  Minted.com has some adorable designs to choose from and my girls are over the moon handing their cards out every year!  So since I already planned a simple set up for my littles, I thought I’d open up a few sessions to all of you as well.  Feel free to email me if you want more info!  dania@kidographybydania.com

And although the setup will be different, here’s a little peek at some of our past cards to give you an idea.  :)  We did  bookmarks last year, which was super fun.  And thanks to my tablet, I can computerize their own handwriting on the cards!  Something we can totally discuss doing for you too if you likey.  :)

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Wow, were these a hit this year!!  I could not have been more excited about this set up when my designer told me her idea a few months ago.  Finding a vintage red truck up to our standards wasn’t easy, but it came together better than we could have imagined.  I typically don’t repeat my holiday mini set ups from year to year, but I had such a long waiting list for these that I may just have to bring them back in 2016!  So if you know anyone with a red vintage truck who’d be willing to let us borrow it for a day or two, let me know!  With over 25 families participating this year, I couldn’t possibly share every image, so here is a just a fun little sampling.  :)

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Andrew DiPalma -

Dania:

I’m Nathan (Nate) DiPalma’s grandfather. We have admired every one of his photos since you started.I take every opportunity to show your photos to everyone who will put up with a proud grandpa.

I saw your request about the truck. I go to a lot of car cruise ins during the Spring/Summer. One fellow I’ve gotten to know casually runs a web site called capitalregioncarshows.com . If there’s anyone who could find you a red (or any other color) old truck it would be him. Bill Schroeder can reached via e mail at oldcorvettes@Gmail.com .

During the season, there’s also a “truck specific” show/cruise-in which may provide you an opportunity to contact some owners.

Please accept our best wished for you continued success. We love seeing Nate grow through your artistry. Thank you

Andy and Karen DiPalma

I have been looking forward to this session all season long!  I met this lovely downstate family back in 2013 when they took a chance on me and drove north 2 hours for our session.  It’s so flattering that they loved my work enough to make the trip…twice!  Mason simply has just one of the best personalities ever.  Truly, I could have spent days with him.  I will never forget his adorable little voice shouting at me from the parking lot after we said good-bye “thank you for the pictures!!”.  Seriously, swoooonnnnnn….

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Anne Kerr -

Amazing-ness Dania. TOTALLY AWESOME!!