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Some times things just fall into place, and all is right in your world for that little bit of space and time.

That was this session.

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Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

It does not hurt that she is simply stunning.

Yeah that does not hurt at all.

The light was great, the assistants were awesome… You know who you are 馃槈 and this girl … well she rocked it.

Literally.

I love me some guitar.

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Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

 

I kinda have a soft spot for it… 聽I guess you could say….

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Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

and that smile…. geez she just blows me away….

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Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

simply beautiful…. and strong, and fast, and determined and a did I mention track star? yeah… that too….

I aspire to be able to run.. even just around my block as long as its without stopping, without the embarrassing moment where I am 聽panting so hard I have to bend over to catch my breath and that vein in my head bulges like its going to pop right out of my skin. Thats what I’m hoping for 聽the simple things…. 聽I am inspired by her.

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photographyPINIMAGE

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

 

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photographyPINIMAGE

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

 

 

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photographyPINIMAGE

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

 

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photographyPINIMAGE

Senior Session| Class of 2015|michele kats photography

and there you have it….

another sneak peek from a senior session for the class of 2015!!

We only have one more spot available聽before we close out for this season. So please reach out if you are interested in booking one with us! 聽631.576.6445

 

 

Senior portrait photography is something I have been doing for a few years now. It’s just starting to take off here in New York and I’m super happy about that!

So many other places in the country have understood the value behind senior portraiture聽and now聽most of you do too!! 聽 YAY!!!! 聽and for the ones that aren’t quire sure… It really is an amazing experience for your high school senior to get out there in front of our camera and really show us who they are, their interests, their hobbies, their passion.

From the first time you reach out to us here at Michele Kats Photography聽聽we walk you through each step of the way. From choosing a location, to wardrobe changes, and together we come up with a vision for your session, one that you will look back on and be so happy that you decide to do this! 聽I pinky promise 馃檪 and I don’t pinky promise for just anything you know 馃槈

We are now taking bookings for the class of 2015 and the class of 2016 too!!!

So if thats you, or your daughter or son or niece or nephew or friend … you get the point….Please reach out to us whichever way is easiest for you 聽631 576 6445, or 聽email us at connect@michelekats.com or you can even message us on facebook.

Wouldn’t 聽it be awesome for you to have some really cool shots of yourselves for your senior yearbook, and social media and not to mention for your parents too <3 聽You can even use them for your graduation thank you’s or as holiday gifts. The fun part is you get to decide. We have a few different collections to choose from and we also do custom collections. 馃檪

 

So while your thinking about it… please聽take a little glimpse into our latest senior session…

This guy is as sweet and kind as he is handsome. Lethal combination… I mean that in the nicest way. I just adore him and his family and I am so very very thankful to have had this opportunity to capture this time in his life . Thank you M family . I love you guys <3

and here he is…

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that one up above reminds me of old Hollywood… ::::SWOON::::::

and this one is just a fun shot of one of his passions. 聽 聽Lacrosse… Go Bayport Blue-Point Phantoms!!

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Senior Session michele kats photography

Senior session michele kats photography PINIMAGE

Senior session michele kats photography

 

So there s a little peek into one of our senior sessions… More gorgeous seniors coming soon from here on Long Island, as well as some destination shoots we did a few weeks ago in North Carolina and South聽Carolina. Super excited to post them soon too!!!

 

So again please remember聽聽we are booking now for the class of 2015 and the class of 2016 so reach out with any questions we are happy to connect!!!

 

Some people just come into your life so unexpectedly and a friendship blossoms that you never knew you would have but certainly are grateful that it’s now part of your life.

Thats how I felt with this lovely girl 馃檪 and her sweet gorgeous family.

I had the privilege of photographing Jen from City Farm House a few weeks back and what a fabuolous time we had.. For those of you who don’t know Jen she’s just all around freaking awesome, mega talented, and so willing to share her talent with all of us that I’m humbled and in awe at her generosity and kindness.

Always. and her REALNESS.

She has a really AHHHH mazing blog thats just oozing with talent and you can find right here….http://cityfarmhouse.com/聽

Where she shares a ton of DIY and other really cool stuff too.. Like her tag line says ” Living a modern country life one project at a time.”

She really is such an inspiration to me that I am happy to know her, and proud to 聽call her my friend.

Its really fun to do sessions with other creatives, and sometimes I get a little nervous, and some energy builds up inside of me because I want them to have a fabulous experience and I want them to look back and not only see the images, 聽like I said on my website, but to feel the feeling of that moment. So I try and ignore that nervous energy and thankfully instincts begin to 聽take over and I do what I do, and with the grace of god, or whatever higher power there is.. 聽I hope to do it well.

Here are some of those moments…

 

 

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Not to mention the chubby little hands and the innocent laughter of childhood. While I was photographing this family I was reminded of my own kids especially my first born.

It was 2003.

I was pregnant with my first child.

Everyone swore it was a girl.

Which the translation of that really was 聽“Michele, your butt
got huge” .

Which sadly mine did.

But in my heart I knew it was a boy.

I just had a feeling.

And it was.

He came into the world on a Sunday morning.

And lit up my life.

He was perfect in every way.

And I have forever been changed.

I went from Michele, to mommy just like that.

I remember holding him the first night after everyone left , 聽I didn’t put
him down.

All night I held him.

I watched the sun come up and that feeling of nervous energy came,

and I was not sure what to do

so I let my instincts take over

and I whispered in his little tiny ear…

“I don’t know what I’m doing.

I have never done this before.

So it’s you and me kid.

How about we learn together.”

I swear he smiled at me.

It was probably gas, but I’m calling it a smile.

And just like that –

Our journey began.

His as a first child

Me as a first time mommy.

I swore to myself then I would cherish every day-

remember the moments –

and for聽the most part I believe I have.

His first birthday came quickly.

We wanted to celebrate it,

to celebrate him.

away from NY.

So we did just that, we packed up and brought him to a sleepy little beach town that we had been at so many times before, before children, before the chaos, before the wearing of our hearts on the outside of our body.

It was the perfect place to be.

He ran on the beach, he chased seagulls, he ate sand, he laughed, he played, we
sang happy birthday to him.

I cried.

I remember thinking – I hope the rest of the years don’t go as fast as this one
did.

Well.

They

Have.

It’s now 2014.

We are once again at this sleepy little beach town & I’m
preparing him to start middle school in September.

Or should I say preparing me.

I know.

Holy

Christ.

Middle

School.

How did those years go so darn fast?

and yes.

here I am

teary eyed again.

Some days may have felt really really long but the years .

The years passed by quickly.

I now watch my first born, lift聽the coolers and carry them to the beach & pick up his baby sister and put her over his shoulder to walk 聽up the stairs
when she’s sleeping, or I see out him out the window teaching his brother how to throw a fast ball.

And my heart

My heart wants to explode with love for him.

If you are blessed to actually know him – you know how kind, compassionate and what a good
honest soul he has.

He is my saving grace.

Him and those other two that call me mom 馃槈

Yup all three聽of them.

They save my grace.

and my work, my art, my interactions with so many wonderful families… well that builds it.

They all give me strength and make me a better me.

So as I prepare for middle school and soak in the rest of summer.

I’m shutting聽down –

closing the business for a short while for this much needed vacation.

I am

disconnecting-

going tech free

& to borrow a favorite quote of rumi

“I am going to be with those who help my being.”
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer . Be safe, be well, and we will see
you in September…

 

All phone calls and emails will be retuned September 5th. Thank you everyone for all the love and continued support <3

 

 

 

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  • roya - your words are like poetry…. love the way you write. you are truly soul deep & wonderful my friend <3ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - Wonderfully beautiful Michele…just like your photographs. Thank you. Enjoy it ALL!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Shanahan - Oh you killed me on that one! Beautiful! We miss those lil Kats kids! Enjoy your rest !ReplyCancel

  • dana galanti - Michele you are an inspiration to all of us who know you. And that 1st born of yours…he’s a keeper! all around great kid. We’ll all be crying on that first day of Middle School, but I am glad to know people like you who will help me get through it. enjoy your vacation!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ City Farmhouse - Beautiful Michele! You gave us such priceless memories, thank you so much!
    JenReplyCancel