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My 5th annual February project is a wrap!  Gosh, that went quick!  But I do believe my girls are pretty happy to see my mug out from behind the lens.  As with every year, there are days where I stare at 4-5 photos and can’t pick just one to share as the “official” photo.  Other days, it’s 6pm and I’m praying our day becomes interesting enough within the next hour to capture something worth sharing.  But overall, when I look back at the images I took, I am astounded at how much we pack into our lives…both good, bad and funny.  And I realize that we are doing a pretty darn good job at living life to it’s fullest and having as much fun as we possibly can.  I closed out the month with 352 photos…and those are just the ones I actually edited and saved!  There were so many I wanted to share but just didn’t make the cut (Kennedy had final say in most of them).  So as I did last year, I figured hey, I took them, I might as well share as many as I can without driving you all crazy with our crazy!  So without further ado….

McKennedy

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Kennedy
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McKenna
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Jayne Benmosche -

Beyond phenomenal! Each and every one is so beautiful and captures the innocence of childhood.

Julie Johnson -

Looooooooooooooooooooooove. Every. Single. One!!

Mary D'Ambrosio -

Love these! Time flies by so quickly, and you will have all of these wonderful memories snappy as moments in time! Great work, Dania!

Virginia Fretto -

These are magical! You are so lucky to be able to capture all of these moments – LOVE!!

Ok, now before you think…what the flip are they doing?! Let me explain….

So I don’t remember exactly who started it, but months ago during our bedtime routine one of the girls climbed on their daddy to keep him from leaving…the other followed suit, and they begged me to join them. Thus began what has become our nightly “family sandwich”. I don’t know how long this tradition will last, but it’s one I am vowing to never forget, even if it embarrasses them silly someday.

I won’t tell you what we went through to get this image (just wait till you see the outtakes blog)…but since I always end my February project with a self portrait, I felt this was especially “us” this year. #biggestdorksever #awkwardfamilyphoto #butiloveit

Thanks for following a little bit of our crazy this month!!

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In case you missed any this month, here’s a little recap.  :)

McKenna; a true artist and creative soul. She’s shy and easily embarrassed, yet unapologetically knows what she wants and likes. She’s smarter than she would like anyone to know, and cherishes alone time playing, drawing and writing. She’s freaking funny. She’s moody. She’s a mini-me. But so so so so soooooo much better.

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Kennedy; often referred to as “kbabs” or “charlie”. Smart, witty and kind. Part princess and part rock star, she was born with a heart of gold. An avid reader who loves to be regarded as dorky, crazy and weird. She has boundless amounts of energy and determination, and never quits. She loves her family and her friends more than life itself, and would move mountains for them if they asked. She is a gift. She is loved….so. very. much.
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Gosh it’s so easy to forget how sweet and teeny tiny those newborns are with the two practically teenagers (not really…but sorta really) I have at home….how lucky I am to get my baby fix right through my job. Alyviana, aka “Lyvi Lover” was just the happiest babe on the block last week and I was honored to have been trusted to capture her sweetness!

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Sooooo….I had this lovely holiday vision that involved a pair of gorgeous sisters complete with white fuzzy hats and christmas pjs, giggling amongst Christmas trees in some amazing evening light…we had talked ahead of time so there were no surprises and I was promised full cooperation.  Well, apparently in the 10 minute car ride to the farm, the once adorable hat was now “totally embarrassing and terrible” and there was no convincing her otherwise.  So I ditched the adorable hats and begrudgingly embraced the messy hair look.  I’d like to say the switch was an easy one, but that McKenna of mine may be my toughest client to date…as you can see from how much darker it was when she finally decided (on her own terms of course) that she was willing to participate {sigh}.  I just keep reminding myself that these traits will make her one amazing adult, yes?? © kidography by dania | albany new york child and family photographer © kidography by dania | albany new york child and family photographer

Bailey on the other hand….
best.  dog.  ever. bagyi1© kidography by dania | albany new york child and family photographer

Holy smokadoodles…I don’t even know how to describe this holiday season.  What started off as a one day mini event turned into 4 Sundays in a row of minis, back to back from 9am-4pm.  I just couldn’t say no!  And once you see the set up, you’ll understand why I just had to keep shooting.  Over 35 families have images from Kidography adorning their holiday cards this year…and I am so thankful for each and every one of them.

I hope you have an amazing holiday season and I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for Kidography!!

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I had so much fun with these two sisters this holiday season!  Happy girls like this make my job so easy!

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What can I say about this family I haven’t said a thousand times? They are just amazing inside and out.  I get downright giddy when it’s time to photograph them…and by looking at their images, I bet you can tell why.  :)
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I could not have asked for a more beautiful day for my fall minis!  Or, more beautiful clients!

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