Photo Credit: Maria Fuller

“Oh Andrea, what you capture on film echoes the beauty of your soul. Stunning! Thanks for your patience, flexibility and pure hard work!”- new client

I BELIEVE it’s important to know who your photographer is as a person because they are seeing you through their heart, not just their camera lens.

I AM..

AUTHENTIC- true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character

HONESTsincere, truthful, genuine..a straight shooter

SENSITIVEdelicately aware of the attitudes and feelings of others

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life."- Eckhart Tolle

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”- Eckhart Tolle

I am a portrait photographer. It’s not my job, it’s part of who I am and has been since I got my first camera at the age of eight!

I’m a woman struggling to find balance between work, family and health. Living more in the moment is a daily goal.  Read about it here!

I’m a mom to three beautiful school age children who give me a run for my money but are the best things that ever happened to me!

I’m a wife to an amazing man who loves me for ME, supports my dreams, makes me laugh every day and loves to cook! It’s a good thing because when he’s away my kids eat pasta and chicken nuggets or we eat out! 🙂

I’m so proud of my husband! Check out his new business! www.leftfieldmedia.com. He just started it in 2014 and already has some pretty amazing shows lined up! Parents don’t miss bringing your kids to www.playfairny.com!

I’m a daughter to a mother who has been my biggest cheerleader my whole life and is currently facing Alzheimer’s at a young age like a champion. She has lived with me since 2006 and just recently moved to a wonderful nursing home where she is well cared, safe and busy making friends and even gets to “work” in the mail room (she really missed working)!

Scanned Image3-2I’m a sentimental mom and believe that our strongest memories of childhood come from our pictures!

My parents were divorced and I treasure the few images I have with my dad. Note: I never thought I was too big for him to hold me. Here he is visiting us in Vermont at our grandparent’s house. That’s my big sister Shaleen.

I wish I had more pictures from my childhood, ESPECIALLY ones with my parents and pets. Here is one with my first cat Scamper. We have TWO DOGS, one bearded dragon and FIVE CATS now. Two looks just like the cats I had growing up.

Scanned Image3-1 I’m passionate about people connecting and view my portrait sessions as one way to help them do that!

I’ve been thanked many times by clients for being so patient with their children. I don’t expect children to “behave” at sessions! I like them to have fun and be themselves, even if that means being cranky. Some of my favorite shots of my own kids are what I call “personality” shots. I even have big canvases in my home of some of them!

I’m very self conscious about my weight so I’m always looking out for mom during the photo sessions to make sure she is in photographed in the most flattering way!

I believe that nobody is perfect and that we should be kind to others as we are all fighting our own battles.

I look for the silver lining in every cloud and feel that everything happens for a reason and there are no coincidences!

I’m a lover, not a fighter. I always try to find the best in people but I also believe that if someone shows you their true colors…believe them the first time!

I’m honest and giving to a fault. You can trust me. 🙂

I love animals! We have THREE dogs and FIVE cats that we adopted from shelters. We have also fostered litters of kittens! It’s so fun!

I’m a yoga pants, tank top, sweat shirt and sneaker wearing girl with my hair up most of the time. Nothing fancy. 🙂

I am fascinated by people and love to connect with them, especially other moms!

I’m really proud to be a Certified Professional Photographer since 2011. I earned this certification through the Professional Photographers of America by passing a challenging technical test and portfolio review.

I’m honored to be an award winning photographer. In August 2015 I won  a Platinum Photographer of the Year award at IPC (International Photographic Competition)for high scores on my image submissions! Huge honor!

I’m goal oriented and am currently pursuing my Master of Photography (M.Photog.) which is awarded through PPA for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry.

I feel so blessed when a mom chooses me as their photographer. It’s such an intimate experience to have someone capture the love you feel for your family.

My happy place is out on a boat on a beautiful lake or cuddled up with one of my babies sleeping in my arms.

If you feel like I’m a fit for you and your family please contact me. I can’t wait to meet you!

BOOK EARLY! My availability is limited as I’ve recently decided to focus more on my family and work less. That clock is ticking louder and louder and soon my kids (and mom) won’t be here for me to enjoy!

Contact: andrea@momentsbyandrea.com

Photo Credit (me with the kids in peach/grey)t: Maria-Alexa Photographer

To read what has been written about me in the press and to see what I’m up to in the COMMUNITY, click HERE!

Let’s connect! Reach out to me and follow me on Facebook. Click here to view my Facebook page.

P.S. I understand YOU mom! Life is not like a holiday card picture or Facebook profile page. Parenting is hard and none of us are perfect.

Here is last year’s holiday card image and the behind the scenes shots too. It’s not easy (being mom and photographer) but the end product (and the outtakes) are so worth it!

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