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Who Makes you Smile the Most??

March 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Who makes you smile the. most? Who did you call first when you heard bad news? Who's text make you literally laugh out loud?

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I have been wanting to do Bestie Mini Sessions for a while and have been patiently waiting for a chance to introduce these to you! Obviously its important to have your pictures taken with your family but having these special pictures of you and your best friend is so important too! You laugh together, confide in each other, are there for one another through thick and thin. 

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This mini session is a short but fun photography session on Saturday and Sunday April 1st and 2nd, where you and your bestie (or several of your girlfriends) can come, relax, laugh & reflect on what you have all been though together.  This outdoor session will take place at a location in Livingston County (TBA) and is $60.00 for up to 3 besties (additional friends after 3, may be added at $15.00 a piece). You will receive a 10-15 image gallery and a keepsake mini accordion album for each friend! 

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All images will be delivered within 3 weeks of the session via a link to an online gallery where you can download and print where you choose. Print release is also included. Email me at dricephoto@gmail.com to reserve your session slot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis....limited slots!!

Full Payment of session much be made in order to book your slot!

How much fun are these!! Book yours today! 

 

 


Rachel | Holy Childhood/York Central | Senior Photographer | Danielle Rice Photography

October 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome back!
 

 

Today I want you to meet Rachel. She is a student from Holy Childhood and will be walking the stage at York Central School this Spring 2017!  She shared her favorite things to do is sing, listen to music and hang with her friends. These things don’t surprise me because she is FULL of personality!

 

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I loved the outfits that Rachel brought to the shoot. The adorable dress and cowgirl boots were a favorite of mine.
 

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Her fashionable sister, Gracie, helped her accessorize and did her hair and makeup. She gives thanks to her sister for creating a soft natural look.
 

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I asked Rachel whether she had any advice to offer others who were getting ready to take senior pictures. This is what she had to share:
 

 

“Relax, be real and have fun” Rachel said. She did this for sure! Her goal for her pictures was to capture her personality in her pictures and I think she did a great job letting it show!
 

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Best of luck to Rachel. Continue to be brave, sassy and loving, and you will do amazing things!
 

 

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Simple. Beautiful. Just As You Are.
 

~Danielle~
 


 


Rose Family | Lakeville, NY | Danielle Rice Photography

October 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Hi again, blog readers!
 

 

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so wonderful to work with. That's true of my session with the Rose family, too!

 

After rescheduling multiple times because of the horrible weather, we finally were able to meet up at Vitale Park, in Lakeville. With a hint of rain and chill in the air, we managed to have a day that was perfect for photo-taking. While the weather was fine, it was the Rose family that made this shoot such a treat. 
 

 

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The Rose family consists of two of the most sweetest kids you will ever meet and two hard working teachers, one being my daughter’s favorite math teacher J

 

As you can see from the comments above and the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. They are lucky to have each other.

 

Our Session highlights are below…enjoy!

 

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Simple. Beautiful. Just As You Are.
 

~Danielle~
 


 


Don’t be invisible in their childhood photos | Celebrate Mom | Danielle Rice Photography

April 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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It’s midnight and my 6 year old son pushes open my door. “Mom, can we snuggle” Opening my comforter for him, I pull him close and he snuggles in; his tiny body filling the empty space between my knees and my chest.

Late in the afternoon, after school, walking out to the parking lot. I reach for my eight year old son's hand. He quickly glances around, to be sure no one sees. He grabs it and we walk to the car, his warm hand fitting just so in mine.

Just before bedtime, sitting on the couch with my eleven year old daughter. We chat about the day, her friends, her worries and dreams. I mention in time for bed and she begs "can we talk just a little bit longer?"

One day it will be the last day that he climbs in my bed. Or the last time he holds my hand. It will be the last time we sit on the couch together chatting before bedtime. These moments are fleeting.

Your kids don’t care if you still have 15 pounds of baby fat to lose. They don’t care if you aren’t comfortable in front of the camera. To them, you are a soft place, a warm hug, security. They want to look back at these images and remember who you are together at this moment in time. What her dimples looked like when she smiled at you, how his hand felt in your hand…

You aren’t just loved by your children.

You’re irreplaceable.

Don’t be invisible in their childhood photos.

Join the Celebrate Mothers Project by Danielle Rice Photography

Celebrate Mother’s creates beautiful artwork of you and your children at this moment in time, so that these moments don’t fade away. So that twenty years from now, your children have an image that shows how much you loved them right now.

The imagery is mixed with your hand-written words answering, “what do you want to remember most about your children at the age they are right now?” And the words or drawings of your children answering, “what do you love most about your mom?”

Celebrate Mother’s Session, Digital Images, and 8×10 Package

  • 20 minute portrait session of you and your children showing off your warm, loving relationship. Dates are April 23, April 30, May 1. 
  • Heartwarming question & answer pages so you can remember what was most important to you about your children during this time of your life, and can feel how much your kids appreciate you with their answers.
  • CD of digital images of your choice – 6-8 images per session
  • Free 8×10 artist’s choice word & image collage – The mixture of beautiful photographs and handwritten words from your children and by yourself will bring back the intricate moments of life “back when” 
  • Price: $125

PURCHASE HERE


Celebrate Mom Session Purchase Page | Danielle Rice Photography

April 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

PURCHASE CELEBRATE MOTHER’S PACKAGE – $125

Please add an available time in the text box, then click “buy now” to checkout! I will try to schedule you as close to your preferred time as possible!

Preferred Date and Time

 

Celebrate Mother’s Session, Digital Image Credit, and 8×10 Package

  • 20 minute portrait session of you and your children showing off your warm, loving relationship. Dates are April 23, April 30, May 1. See full schedule below.
  • Heartwarming question & answer pages so you can remember what was most important to you about your children during this time of your life, and can feel how much your kids appreciate you with their answers.
  • CD of digital images of your choice – 6-8 images per session
  • Free 8×10 artist’s choice word & image collage – The mixture of beautiful photographs and handwritten words from your children and by yourself will bring back the intricate moments of life “back when” 
  • Price: $125

May 1st:

12pm, 12:30, 1pm, 1:30pm

 


7 Tips for Preparing for Your Winter Session | Danielle Rice Photography | Upstate New York

February 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

How to Prepare for Your Winter Session

 

Some people shy away from winter sessions because, well, it's cold. But winter sessions make for some prime photo ops, so don't write off the.... brr.... months.

 

1. Keep tracking the weather. Those white winter days after a lot of snowfall can result in some seriously gorgeous photographs. Booking two months out probably won't work, and you'll instead want to book on a shorter notice.

 

2. Really play up the winter accessories when planning outfits. Think cozy knit scarves, colorful coats, adorable boots, mittens and more.

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3. Plan the day out so that nobody gets fussy or too cold. A bribe of hot chocolate after the session goes a long way. Also make sure that everyone's dressed warmly.

 

4. Don't be afraid to have fun in that snow. Snowball fights? Snowman building? Angels? The possibilities are endless and this should be all about having fun.

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5. Choose colors and prints that pop. An all white background is absolutely beautiful, but having that pop of red or that flash of gingham can really make for a gorgeous photograph.

 

6. Pack the necessities. Noses tend to run in the cold, and glasses can fog up. Bring tissues, hand-warming packs, clean clothes and hot beverages to keep everyone perky throughout the shoot.

 

7. Because it can be really cold, note that a shorter session may be in order. Make the most of your photos by using every single second to the max, especially at the beginning of the session when everyone's still warm and spirits are particularly high.

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6 Stress Relieving Tips to NOT Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Session

December 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Family pictures are great – they help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family. However, this day can get very stressful, and we want to ensure this doesn’t happen. If you’re stressed it will show, and we want your photos to be carefree. Here are some tips you can use on picture day to help you relax:
 

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1. Take some deep breaths. Deep breathing is a common relaxation method. It can quickly calm your stress level and you can do it anywhere. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth, counting slowly in your head while letting it all out.  

 

2. Laugh. Laughter is a great way to release tension. It will also help your family relax to get some genuine smiles. Have everyone pretend to laugh and they will feel so ridiculous that they will actually laugh. This will ease everyone into relaxation mode.
 

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3. Count down slowly (in your head) from 10. Take a deep breath between each number. If you’re still feeling super stressed, start the process over, back at 10.
 

 

4. Distract yourself. If your family isn’t cooperating and you are getting stressed, suggest that we play a game or take a walk. This will let some of the energy out and also give us some good interacting photos. Prior to your session, think of a short game that your family would enjoy – it could be something like duck, duck, goose, or dancing to head, shoulders, knees, and toes, etc.

 

You can also distract yourself by going to your ‘happy place.’ Try to take yourself out of the situation you’re in and let your mind wander.

 

5. Trace your hand. Take your finger and trace a figure eight on the palm of your opposite hand. This helps relieve stress and muscle tension.

 

6.  Give lots of XOXOs. Not only will these make for cute poses, but one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to hug someone or to kiss them. Gather your family in a big group hug, or give your husband a kiss and let your worries melt away.
 

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Just remember that this is a special time to capture memories. No worries if it isn't going perfect...life isn't perfect :)
 

Enjoy the Season
 

~Danielle
 


Justine and Safa | The Rabbit Room | Honeoye Falls, NY | Danielle Rice Photography

September 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hello!
 

 

I have an absolutely stunning wedding for you all today! The gorgeous couple consists of Justine and Safa, two people that anyone would love to know.

 

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Their wedding day was truly breathtaking. It was one of those events that ran so smooth and all the details matched the venue perfectly. I was especially impressed because the couple lives in Denver, Colorado and did almost all the planning from halfway across the country! The wedding was held at The Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls New York and was meant to be!
 

 

The bride's dress was seriously gorgeous, too. And I'm not just saying that! The lace not only went with the venue but couldn’t imagine the bride in anything else.
 

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We had a lot of fun taking wedding pictures, as well. They decided to not see each other until Justine was walking down the aisle. The emotion I captured in Safa, was truly priceless!

 

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Okay, let's get to the slideshow! Justine and Safa were such a delight to work with and I wish them many wonderful years to come.
 

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Rice Maternity Session | York, New York | Danielle Rice Photography

August 17, 2015  •  6 Comments

Yipee!! It's a boy AND a girl!!
 

 

Tara and Shannon are officially expecting a little lady and man to join their family. The two little bundles of cuteness is set to arrive in just a couple months. So far, Tara has had a somewhat easy pregnancy. Like most moms , she is counting down the days until the babies are welcomed into our world!
 

 

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I am especially excited for these two not only because they are starting a new adventure in their life but they are family! Shannon is my husband's cousin and I have never seen him so happy. The love between the two of them and excitement for their babies truly shines!
 

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See? I told you they are beautiful together! I can't wait to meet little Rice babies when they finally arrives!
 

Here is a slideshow of the rest of their session!
 


 


Mommy and Me Photo Session | Lakeville NY | Danielle Rice Photography

August 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hi again ladies and gents!
 

 

I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so magnificent to work with. That's true of my session with the Schlenker family, too!
 

 

I met up with them Vitale Park in Lakeville NY and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. While the weather was fine, it was the Schlenker girls that made this shoot such a treat.
 

 

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As you can see from the photos, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. They are very lucky to have each other.
 

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Check out the slideshow below to see the outcome of this great session!
 

 

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