Alicia // Maternity Shoot // Troy NY

Almost a year ago (before I started the blog), I had the privilege of photographing Alicia and Shawn’s Wedding. It was so great to spend such a special day with two really fab people. I am even happier to share the latest bit of excitement –  Alicia’s expecting! We had a gorgeous day with BEAUTIFUL weather and Alicia was G – L – O – W – I – N – G!  Like a lot of expecting parents, they are not finding out the gender of the baby, but all bets are on a boy (including me). We will see soon enough!

Here are a few of my favorite snaps from the wedding …

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Stunning…

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Brings new meaning to a bump on a log :::grin:::

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I love this laugh!

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Washington County Engagement Session with Kristina & Nick

A Beautiful Couple + Gorgeous Golden Light and an Amazing Location = a FANTASTIC Engagement Session. I really could not wait to post this one! Kristina and Nick were delightful to work with and it was so wonderful to capture their playful personalities on this beautiful estate in Washington County! Really, this shoot is a perfect example of why you have an E Session with relaxed and flirty editorial style images and an opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day… Congratulations to the Happy Couple!



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TROY WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET // LIFE

A Farmers Market is a summer event and one the best around is in my backyard, the Troy Waterfont Farmers Market! You can find the streets bustling every Saturday morning at 9:00 am in the heart of Market Square. There is a little bit of everything here from local honey, fresh bakery bread and even beautiful farm flowers! It is a wonderful place to spend your Saturday morning, to shop and support local farms and vendors.



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These beautiful buds are from the delightful Native Farm Flowers from Greenfield, New York



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I love the packaging designs from Cricket Creek Farm They have a wonderful assortment of aged gourmet cheeses, raw milk, butter and more…

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Delicious Yogurt and Butter Milk from Argyle Cheese Farmer

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Local Honey and products from Lloyd Spear, Beekeeper Inc. from Schenectady, New York



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Some of the best Gourmet Peanut Butter I have ever had from Saratoga Peanut Butter Company

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Homemade Marshmallows by Dream Puff Marshmallows the Classic Vanilla is stellar!



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One of my favorite vendors!! Flour City Pasta! When you stop by, try their lemon pasta – it is so delightfully refreshing.

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An extensive selection of locally grown, handcrafted, medicinal herbs and oils from Albany apothecary, Underground Alchemy

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The Gourmet crackers from Saratoga Crackers are amazing – I love the sea salt!

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Fresh Herbs and Greens for your window box or garden plot

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Beautiful handcrafted baker’s bread from Bread Alone from Woodstock, New York

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YTK TechSpecs // Images were captured with a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 50:1.2

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SPRING BLOSSOMS // PORTRAIT SHOOT

A few months ago, I got a message from Gina Marie who wanted some stylized  portraits. You might know her from her Times Union blog : Wellness with Gina Marie, and if you don’t – go check it out for some great guidance, insight and wisdom. We had a gorgeous spring day with some delicious light and a perfect palette of colors! 

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Happy Father’s Day // Life

 

Wishing all the wonderful Dads a fantastic Father’s Day!

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SUNNY HOLIDAY // BOUDOIR SESSION // ALBANY NY

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention? I am proud to present, the one, the only :::insert drum roll::: Sunny Holiday! Perhaps you have watched Sunny perform with the fabulous Burlesque group, Charmed and Dangerous, or you might have caught her stellar performance in Rent as Mimi or on the YTKBlog with our Vintage Fashion Flair Shoot.

Regardless if knew her before; you will know her now because the multi-talented songbird is back with a special boudoir session and some behind the scenes images of Sunny in her dressing room (in pure boudoir style with a modern documentary twist).

Enjoy!



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YTK TechSpecs // Images were captured with a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 50:1.2 and Canon 24 – 70: 2.8

“SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND” // BURLESQUE SHOOT // HUDSON NY

They say that Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and if you sparkle like these Dames then you’re my best friend too. I am delighted to welcome back the Diamond Street Dames to the YTKblog. At the end of April we ran our popular Burlesque/Boudoir photo shoot. This workshop spanned two-twelve hour days, 24 participants, three amazing assistants, six different setups, and over 4,500 images, all hosted at the delightful Club Helsinki in Hudson.

We explored the art of seduction and sensuality – a  transforming experience for all. Most of these women have never posed in this fashion before and I AM BLOWN AWAY by these images. Thank you all for your trust, sincerity, laughter, and beauty.

Make sure that you see the Dames Preforming at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Sunday June 2nd. Click here for more details.



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This workshop couldn’t have been possible without my wonderful team: Alex, Cj and Jess and the assistance of Miss Brittany and Miss Kacey, Organizers, Instructors and Operation Genius of The Diamond Street Dames– Thank you for having YTK Photography back for another batch of spectacular images and we can’t wait to do it again!

YTK TechSpecs // Images were captured with a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 50:1.2, Canon 24 – 70: 2.8, and Canon 135:2.0

Here are a few behind the scenes shots



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Welcome to KN Land // FAMILY PORTRAIT SHOOT // Troy NY

Spring time = amazing outdoor photos! Last weekend I got to spend time with this little guy at his beautiful home. Noah is a very sweet “Curious George” who has several games that he loves to play outside with Mom and Dad! It was great to hear all of the giggles and see all of the the smiles!

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Beautiful Family!



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Cool Shoes just like Dad!



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One of Noah’s favorite games is played with dandelions



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Can you see why?



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And a new favorite game – “In the Bushes” – Made for a great background!



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I love those big eyes!



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It was great spending time in KN Land and I can’t wait to go back!

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Happy Mother’s Day // Life

Wishing all the wonderful Momma’s a fantastic Mother’s Day!
and to my Mom – I love you!



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BREATHTAKING BEAUTY // PORTRAIT SHOOT

I love the light this time of year. It is just spectacular to watch the sun transform the soft spring colors into an intense warm glow. Meet Miss Kim – a radiant beauty who embodies the ideals of a Goddess…



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