ashley + mike {philadelphia engagement}

Today, I’m jumping back in with another destination engagement session.  I’m fortunate that my clients tend to live in wonderful urban areas like Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and in the case of Ashley and Mike: Philadelphia!

We started off at the infamous Love Park downtown.

I love an urban backdrop, and the fact that we could include the banners’ of Temple University (Ashley’s alma mater) was just the icing on the cake!

Like most of my clients, Ashley and Mike are truly devoted to their dog.  I’m always thrilled when couples want to include their pet.

I’ve never met a vizsla I didn’t like, and Madison is no exception.  She is sooooo cute!

Speaking of cute…

 

Being from out of town, my favorite part of Philly is the Old Town.  I just love the historical architecture and charm.

Working it!

Yes, we definitely had some good laughs!

Too much cuteness and love!

I’ll be posting photographs from Ashley and Mike’s beautiful autumn wedding soon.  You’ll also be able to see more photographs of super adorable Madison on my sister’s blog The Daily Dog Tag, so be sure to subscribe to her RSS feed.

mary dougherty - love them + their dog!! so fun

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Kristin - gorgeous photos, her dress is amazing.

alice - Thanks Carolynn! xoxo

Carolynn@ Two Brunettes - I’m pretty bias, but THESE photos are stunningly amazing. You capture their personalities perfectly, and Miss MADISON, you have a gift with animals.

julia + brandon {cleveland engagement}

As we leave 2012, and head into 2013, it is natural to reflect on the passing year, goals for the new year, and of course the big events like upcoming weddings.  Whatever you have been through, and wherever you are headed, I hope that 2013 brings you closer to the love surrounding you.

With this in mind, I’d like to share some favorites from Julia and Brandon’s autumn engagement session.

Whenever possible, I like to travel to my wedding clients’ city for their engagement session.  I love the idea of capturing images in a location that is both significant and unique to them.   I feel like this adds a sentimental value that doesn’t come with just finding a pretty location that is convenient to me.  For Julia and Brandon that meant a quick trip to Cleveland, where these two sweethearts met during their first week of dentistry school.

I thought the muted colors of the field and the plum colored fall leaves were so beautiful and oozing romance.

This next image is one of my all time favorites…

Wait a minute, maybe this one is my favorite.

Okay, I think I just love every single image in this field.

We ended up in Cleveland’s Little Italy for some fun shots in Julia and Brandon’s favorite neighborhood.

Dear Julia and Brandon, Thanks for being so awesome to work with!  You two are so cute, and I’m super excited for your wedding in 2013!

xoxo, Alice

playing catch up

Surprise, I’m back!  Actually I was never gone, but just started giving more of my attention to my Facebook fan page than my blog.  Then (sheepish downward glance), the next thing I knew, six months had gone by.  Yikes!

So while it is going to take a while, because it has been a very busy year, I’m going to try to catch you up on some of the things that kept me so busy in 2012!

Today I’m going to focus on some features and publications that I was honored to be a part of.

In August, Syracuse’s Baby Times Magazine published their 10th Annual issue; and I was thrilled to be a first time advertiser with them for this milestone.   Photographing your Baby’s First Year, is something that I’m very excited about.  If you or someone you know  is having a baby in 2013, I hope you’ll consider my services.

I also teamed up with my good pal Cyd Converse and her brilliant blog The Sweetest Occasion for some super awesome DIY tutorials.  We’ve got plenty of exciting projects in the works for 2013, so be sure to subscribe to Cyd’s RSS feed!

This next one is still going viral on Pinterest.  I’m pretty sure a lot of folks got some homemade Lemon Sugar Body Scrub for Christmas.

As most (if not all) of you know, my dear sister Beth, started her sensational blog for dog lovers The Daily Dog Tag.  Since my last post here, I’ve been honored to have a few features on her blog.

The Beautiful Well Wed New York Magazine did a lovely post on this gorgeous DIY wedding in Cazenovia, NY.

One of my favorite wedding blogs (especially for your Central New York brides) The Lovewell Post, featured one of my favorite brides and her gorgeous November wedding at Turning Stone (another favorite).

This year included another collaboration with Bella Figura which was featured Green Wedding Shoes, but I’ll be doing a whole other post on those images/ creations.  A few miscellaneous post images this year were found here, here, and here.

So like I said, it’s been a busy year.  Much more coming soon- pinky promise.

nanci - So glad to get the latest information. You have been busy! I am looking forward to your 2012 updates. I love your work.

Chrissy - You have been busy!

senior portraits {now booking class of 2013}

Even though summer has just begun, it is already time for the Senior Class of 2013 to book your senior portraits.

Appointments are filling up, so call early and reserve your space today!

Autumn Moore - I’m interested in getting senior pics with you, please send me an e-mail with prices and available dates!

Rachel Brown - I’m interested in getting senior picture for the yearbook. Can we set up a time? Thanks

Julia Johnson - Hi Alice. I’m intrested in doing senior pictures and I have some questions. How many outfits could I do for senior pictures? Also, how much do you charge?

Lindsay Farrell - Hi alice, my name is Lindsay Farrell. I am a senior at Baldwinsville high school. I called you June 30th, thank you for returning my call sorry for missing it. I love your photography style. I am into photography as well. I met you last year in syracuse for the young woman that didnt know what they wanted to do as there career. I was wondering if you would be interested in taking my senior pictures. I am a goalie for the field hockey team so i would like to incorporate that, as well as my dog. Hope to hear from you soon!

randal, stephanie, drew and mallory {family portrait}

Who knew that we had the World’s Cutest Family right here in Baldwinsville?   My sister Beth introduced me to Stephanie and her lovely boutique Sissy’s Vintage and Nouveau this past winter, and we’ve become fast friends ever since!  I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her beautiful family’s portrait recently, and just had to share some of my favorites with you… 

Just love this sweet portrait of father and son…

And here is Stephanie with her darling little mini me…

This next shot just may be my favorite family portrait of all time…

Mallory is as sweet, smart, and funny as she is adorable.  She is really great at picking flowers for her mommy.

Drew looks like he has a bright future in baseball as number 31!

Thank you so much for being so fun to photograph!  xoxo, Alice

Sis Patterson - Great photos and a lovely family!

Frank DiMeo - These are great Alice!
I love all of them!

Beth - They are as nice as they are cute! I love this family!

ellen + scott {featured}

I’ve been dying to share this next engagement session with you, but had to wait as I knew it was going to be featured on my sister’s brand new dog blog DailyDogTag.com!

This spring I had a super great time photographing Ellen and Scott’s engagement session in Manhattan.  Ellen is a vet and it was important to both Ellen and Scott that we include their darling Rhodesian Ridgeback dog Haley in some of the photographs.  I’ve included more images below, but please be sure to check out the feature on DailyDogTag.com for tons of fun doggy photos.

This is one good looking family!  I love the minimalist modern design of their apartment lobby; and I would totally put that bench in my house!

LOVE!

Love this shot!

Ellen and Scott I can’t thank you enough for all the fun we had in NYC!  Looking forward to seeing you on your wedding day later this month!  xoxo

Sis Patterson - Wonderful NYC engagement shoot – love Haley and her non-furry family members!

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amanda + jasper {ashburn, virginia}

Finally getting around to sharing Amanda and Jasper’s epic Virginia engagement portrait session!

Beth and I had such a great time with Amanda and Jasper.  These two are so smart and so much fun to be around!    Their super style combined with the stunning beauty of their work campus, had me running around like a kid in a candy store!  These two are definitely going places…

It’s right about now when I told Amanda I wish she was my personal stylist!

Love this simple portrait that shows exactly how beautiful these two are!

This next one is an inside joke, but I think it is a delightful image…

WE HAD THIS MUCH FUN…

So sweet!

Amanda and Jasper we are so looking forward to seeing you on your wedding day in upstate New York!  xoxo

Sis Patterson - Awesome photos – I can see why you two had such a great shoot – wonderful couple and wonderful location! Looking forward to seeing more!

Nanci - These pictures are beautiful. You captured the love, joy, and fun this couple radiates. Great work Alice and Beth.

nelleke akerboom - Alice and Beth,

Those pictures are breathtaking! I like them so much (the pictures and the couple) It is a pleasure to look at al the photo’s, and it brings Jasper and Amanda a bit closer to me! Thank you so much.
nelleke (I am Jasper’s mother)

amanda - a big thank you to alice & beth. you ladies are a delight to be around and you take such great photos. you seem to be able to capture the fun in your images! big hug to you both!

Kate - Awesome Alice and Beth! If it’s wrong to be excited for wedding season solely to see your work this year then I don’t want to be right! xoxo KV

tera + mark {brooklyn engagement}

It is definitely engagement portrait season, as the past two weekends, I’ve been on the road to New York City and Virginia for work.   I’ve shared a couple of quick peeks on my facebook page here and here.

I’m thrilled to share this full post from Tera and Mark’s Brooklyn engagement session.

Tera and Mark share a love of live music, and started collecting and rotating these amazing concert posters in their Williamsburg apartment.

Tera’s smile is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!

They are so sweet and super adorable.  I love these next few black & white images…

Tera and Mark’s cat Pablo was not feeling well that day, but from all the photographs I’ve seen he always seems to have this surprised look on his darling little face!

We walked around Brooklyn and found this cool urban wall…

We also took in the view of Manhattan near sunset.  This is a favorite of mine…

Gorgeousness…

Tear and Mark… I cannot wait for your beautiful wedding in September!  I know it is going to be full of love and lots ‘o fun!   xoxo

vencanice - They are so happy couple, we can see that. They wii have an amazing wedding, i hope.

Amanda - such a beautiful couple :) great pics!

Beth - They look so happy! Beautiful photos!

Genevieve - Great session Alice .

jackson {puppy portrait}

Last summer Beth and I had such a great time photographing Lauren and Jimmy… you can see a couple of shots here and here.   So when we got the call that Lauren and Jimmy had recently rescued Jackson a super adorable cockapoo puppy, we were over the moon with excitement to meet and photograph him!

Aside from being just stinking adorable, Jackson has some fun tricks he likes to do. Like dancing….

Seeing who is coming by to visit…

Sitting of course…

And circling back to just being so dang cute!

Thanks for the uber fun portrait session Lauren, Jimmy and Jackson!  xoxo, Alice

Kris - Sooooo cute!

Cindy Schultz - ahhhh! i’m in love with that face ♥ what a sweetheart!

Cockapoo Place - Spectacular photos! Jackson is gorgeous!

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