Christina Florada Photography: Blog http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Christina Florada Photography (Christina Florada Photography) Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:28:00 GMT Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:28:00 GMT Welcome Arya, 3 weeks new! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/welcome-arya-3-weeks-new Mom Alyssa contacted me about photographing miss Arya when she already 2 weeks old.  Normally a newborn at 2 weeks or later is very difficult to photograph for two reasons, first they tend to me more alert and aware that we are trying to curl them into balls, and 2nd they simply do not curl quite as easily as a 5 day old baby.  Alyssa also told me Arya was very alert since birth so I suggested we do something a little outside the box (or studio) and go into a field and make it about the family.  I am so glad we did!  The sun was perfect, location perfect, Alyssa and Zach = models, and of course Arya is the sweetest most adorable alert baby!  We had such a wonderful time, with the sinking sun, and when she finally did pass out (for all of 5 minutes) we managed to get some sweet ones of her sleeping!  Oh Alyssa and Zach, something tells me she is going to have quite the entertaining personality some day and keep you on your toes!  

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/welcome-arya-3-weeks-new Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:27:48 GMT
The Denue Family http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/the-denue-family Spent a lovely evening photographing the Denue Sisters and their families!!!  Jill has three (almost grown) beautiful children and Karyn and John have 2 amazing (and funny) boys.  I finally had the pleasure of using Karyn and John's property to take the photos (that I have been secretly admiring on walks with my family for years in Petersburg).  The lighting was perfect for this happy crew.  I couldn't have imagined it going any better.

         

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/the-denue-family Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:10:58 GMT
Sebastian is 8 months old! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/sebastian-is-8-months-old Sebastian is such a cutie!  I was so happy to photograph this little guy again!  The last time I saw him he was a very alert newborn :)  Looking forward to seeing this guy again in December!!!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/sebastian-is-8-months-old Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:14:15 GMT
Senior Baily Cambridge Central Class of 2017 http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior-baily-cambridge-central-class-of-2017 Baily is hands down beautiful!  When she showed up to the session I was blown away by how easy she was to photograph, her natural beauty, and her amazing blue eyes.  Enjoy!

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior-baily-cambridge-central-class-of-2017 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:20:14 GMT
Anthony is 3! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/anthony-is-3 I always love photographing Anthony; he's as cute as a button and I think has a secret crush on me, haha.  He wanted me to pick him up and hold his hand over everyone else at the photoshoot.  And he kept running up to me and tackling me with the biggest hugs.  He is just too cute.  His new puppy Dozer is adorable, they just loved playing together.  Anthony's mom Jennifer always has great ideas and the best outfits for Anthony.  My favorite part of the shoot, was when Anthony decided he was very brave and wanted to go up to his neck in the pond... we all got a little nervous, and wet trying to get him to come closer to shore.  So fun!  Everything came together perfectly, especially at the end with that amazing sunset.  

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/anthony-is-3 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:27:06 GMT
Senior Shyanne Cambridge Central School Class of 2017 http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior-shyanne-cambridge-central-school-class-of-2017 Beautiful Shyanne <3  One of the girls I chose as my Senior Rep.  Not only is she beautiful, but she has a kind and empathetic personality, which I love.  Shyanne showed up at the studio to get her free hair and makeup done my Jenna (Love Jenna from the Clip Shop, she is AMAZING!!!)  She was super nervous not knowing what to expect.  But once she got her hair and makeup done her confidence started to build.  We drove to Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga and had the time of our lives shooting for the next two hours.  Shyanne was super easy to pose and picked the most adorable outfits too.  After the shoot was over Shyanne's confidence was soaring.  When we started the shoot she was telling me how her younger sister was more photogenic than she was... but I have to say Shyanne you did an amazing job.  You're pretty easy on the eyes and a natural in front of the camera too!  

The 21st century is a difficult time for women to live, different than the difficulties women faced in the 20th century and before.  Girls in school are faced with constant shaming and put downs by their fellow classmates, and as we age the shaming doesn't end.  We face it as we become mothers as well, and I'm sure into old age as well.  My goal as a photographer, is to RAISE WOMEN UP!  Whether I'm shooting High School Seniors, Boudoir, Brides, Families, etc, I want to give women CONFIDENCE.  When a woman comes to me to be photographed, no matter how beautiful she is, often times the first thing she tells me is what is wrong with her body.  But when she leaves, she is feeling more confident in herself, more beautiful.  Can we, as women, join together and try to pump each other up, rather than tear each other down?  We don't need to tear each other down, we do that naturally to ourselves every time we look in the mirror.  For Senior girls (and boys!) that are looking for amazing photos of themselves, that want a fun CONFIDENCE BUILDING session, please come to me.  I don't care what size you are.  I don't care if you have flaws.  I don't care what people have said to put you down.  I will find your beauty and bring it out.  You will leave with a smile on your face, I promise you.  <3 <3

Please give Shyanne some love.  She is beautiful inside and out.  

Shyanne's Before and After Photo (beautiful no matter what, but I LOVE the curls)

Jen from the Clip Shop doing what she does best!

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/senior-shyanne-cambridge-central-school-class-of-2017 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:15:03 GMT
Welcome Oliver! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/welcome-oliver So excited to once again photograph my friend and fellow photographer, Celia Bell and her little family.  What an amazing experience it was.  I cannot wait to see her family grow through the years.  xoxoxo

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/welcome-oliver Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:01:50 GMT
Foster Family at the Schenectady Rose Gardens http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/foster-family-at-the-schenectady-rose-gardens I always schedule photo shoots an hour or two before sunset for the best lighting.  However this day we moved our shoot back because bad weather was moving in later in the day.  We did the shoot, which went fabulously, and left just as it started to sprinkle.  About 15 minutes after we left, the storm hit really bad right where we were shooting, trees down and everything!  So glad we got all these amazing shots of this beautiful family in time before the storm.

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/foster-family-at-the-schenectady-rose-gardens Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:24:08 GMT
Senior Alyssa Berlin Central School Class of 2017! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/senior-alyssa-berlin-central-school-class-of-2017 Alyssa was one of the girls I chose to represent 2017 Seniors for Christina Florada Photography!  She did an AMAZING job!  I am so excited to show her off.  When we first started shooting, I was very concerned about the weather.  All day long the weather forecast had said 10% chance of showers.  When we got to the location the skies were very dark.  So I told Alyssa not to worry, if it rained we would try and wait it out.  We started shooting, and about 20 minutes in (or less) it started to pour.  We ran back to the cars and sat in pouring rain for 20 minutes.  Luckily Alyssa is a good sport and handled two 'looks' for her hair well!  Even though everything was completely soaked we decided to try again.  And yet again the skies looked threatening.  But as we were on our third outfit the sun came out!  As I was shooting Alyssa in the golden sun she she waved excitedly behind me and said, "Look a RAINBOW!!!"  Yes indeed, a beautiful rainbow popped out toward the end of our shoot.  It was perfect.  It just goes to show that no matter how bleak and gloomy life can appear sometimes, God gives us rainbows in our lives <3 <3 .  I am so happy how the shoot came out!  Thank you SO MUCH Alyssa!!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/senior-alyssa-berlin-central-school-class-of-2017 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:40:57 GMT
Crew is 6 months! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/crew-is-6-months Look at how this amazing family has grown!  I can't believe I started photographing them over 5 years ago, when Betsy and Tyler were pregnant with Lily! And now they finally have their sweet little boy, who is the cutest little flirt.  I can't wait to photograph his one year photos!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/crew-is-6-months Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:21:17 GMT
The Markowski Family http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/the-markowski-family Had so much fun photographing this family again!  The lighting was incredible.  Can't wait for our beach session next year!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/the-markowski-family Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:26:58 GMT
Hanna, Ryan, Kyla, and Ryker http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/hanna-ryan-kyla-and-ryker Absolutely LOVED this amazing family session with Hanna, Ryan, Kyla, and Ryker.  What a happy and beautiful family.  Enjoy!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/hanna-ryan-kyla-and-ryker Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:33:52 GMT
Lydia and Greg's Engagement Shoot at the Cambridge Balloon Festival http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lydia-and-gregs-engagement-shoot-at-the-cambridge-balloon-festival When Lydia and Greg booked me for their December wedding at Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga they knew they wanted a low key, relaxed Engagement photo shoot.  The original plan was to meet up at a coffee shop in downtown Troy where they first fell in love and bounce around Troy looking for cool spots.  I loved the idea and thought it sounded great.  A couple of days before their shoot I saw that the Cambridge Balloon Festival was coming up.  I have always wanted to do a photo shoot with hot air balloons, but had yet to get anyone on board.  At the last minute I decided to message Lydia to see if she was interested in switching location, and to my pleasant surprise she was!  It was a scramble from watching the weather to Lydia making last minute wardrobe changes (I told her bright colors, and she originally had creams and neutrals for downtown Troy).  So we get to the Festival, and I am asking everyone and their mother if the balloons are going to be launched... apparently a wind issue was under debate.  So we shot a little... and waited.  Then I dragged them in a most likely tick infested field in the back woods at Cambridge Central School... and we shot some more and waited, and FINALLY after what seemed like forever (I think nearly an hour and a half) the balloons started to be inflated!  I was through the moon excited.... I took SO MANY photos!  And of course afterward we took advantage of Cambridge's small carnival and had some fun with that too.  Enjoy!  I cannot wait to shoo their winter wedding in December!!

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lydia-and-gregs-engagement-shoot-at-the-cambridge-balloon-festival Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:57:12 GMT
Lenora, Ken, and Vance http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lenora-ken-and-vance I had a wonderful time photographing Vance's first year!  I am so happy I have gotten to photograph Lenora and Ken's journey; from engagement, to marriage, to the birth of their first, and now they are expecting again!  It has been an amazing year, and I think we ended it with a bang.

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lenora-ken-and-vance Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:16:53 GMT
Evelyn and Vivian! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/evelyn-and-vivian I have had the pleasure of photographing, and finally completing Evelyn's first year!  What a sweetheart she is!  And her sister Viv too!  Those two are so adorable:  blue eyes, red hair, and loads of smiles and personality.  I cannot wait to photograph these girls again and see how they grow.

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/evelyn-and-vivian Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:14:40 GMT
Katrina, Karalina, Gracie, and Charlotte http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/katrina-karalina-gracie-and-charlotte LOVE these three girls and their mom!  What a great time we had romping around the cherry blossoms!  Can't wait to photograph these three again!

 

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/katrina-karalina-gracie-and-charlotte Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:50:45 GMT
Roney Girls Cherry Blossom Session http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/rooney-girls The beautiful and sweet Rooney Girls; Sweet Audrey (preferably Pirate Audrey), Lovely Catherine, Adorable Noa, and Precious Quinn.  I absolutely adore these girls!  Mom Allison had all these beautiful ladies within 5 years!!!  I have to say though, I find Mom Allison inspiring.  These girls, like almost all children I photograph, have a mind of their own.  And because they are so young, just their age alone is a challenge to photograph.  But Allison, no matter how difficult it gets, never stops smiling.  And I am so glad I have had the opportunity to work with these lovely ladies, and hope to again in the future!!!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/rooney-girls Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:28:58 GMT
Shea and Chase Cherry Blossom Session http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/shea-and-chase-cherry-blossom-session I have been working with this family for many years now (since Chase wast 6 months old!!! He's now 10).  I am so excited to have the opportunity to see these beautiful children grow up.  

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/shea-and-chase-cherry-blossom-session Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:40:56 GMT
Celia & Joe's Maternity Photos http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/celia-joes-maternity-photos It gives me great pleasure to show you a select few of Joe and Celia's Maternity Photos.  I had the pleasure of meeting Celia a few years ago as we connected because of similarity in photography style.  Fast forward to the present and it has been an amazing journey to photograph Celia's engagement, wedding, and now the upcoming birth of her beautiful baby boy.  We have had a wonderful time sharing our amazing studio in Cambridge, NY together as well.  I hope our friendship continues to grow over the years.  I cannot wait for the next chapter Celia!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/celia-joes-maternity-photos Thu, 26 May 2016 14:14:45 GMT
Ashley, Ethan, and Alex at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose! http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/ashley-ethan-and-alex Got to photograph this beautiful family on a glorious day at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose.  The boys were a ball of fun and Ashley you are gorgeous!!

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http://christinafloradaphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/ashley-ethan-and-alex Mon, 02 May 2016 15:09:45 GMT