Author Archives: joyyagid

My office is sometimes people’s homes…

I love stained glass. And I live in a part of the country that has homes old enough to have stained glass windows as part of their design. These are homes built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I’m … Continue reading

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A Fab Time in the Forest!

People are celebrating life’s moments. As they should. At this point, we really have every reason to celebrate anything we want to… I was honored to be chosen to capture a wonderful family’s daughter becoming a bat mitzvah this past … Continue reading

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A Garden Wedding!

When M & E contacted me about their wedding, I was excited! Not only were they were fun and laid back, their wedding location was one I had never been to and looked absolutely fabulous! The Queens Botanical Garden! Not … Continue reading

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Late winter is great time to….

On looking back on the past year and see the families that I worked with to help them remember the moments. Yes, last year was a year full of moments…it wasn’t the year we wanted but it was the one … Continue reading

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Working with babies…

Kids are predictable in their unpredictability. Every parent and every photographer knows this. The benefit of being a photographer instead of being the parent is the kids may just listen to me over the parents. Not all the time, but … Continue reading

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And then there’s what I do when there are no people to photograph…

I’ve upped my hiking game. New Jersey is actually a stunningly beautiful state! I know! Not the first thing you think of when you think of NJ! This trip was to Dismal Harmony Natural Area. The state may have beautiful … Continue reading

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Watching the kids grow up – and some tips and tricks.

One of the greatest honors of photographing families year after year is that you get to see the kids grow up. This is awesome for a couple reasons. First, this is an honor reserved mainly for family. Second, the kids … Continue reading

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Newborn sessions…how do you do them and still keep everyone healthy?

Carefully and with long lenses. Outdoors. Details. For this cute family, we went to the park and found a shady spot. I asked the family to bring a blanket and any small props they may want to include. Due to … Continue reading

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Being an event and family photographer while in the midst of a pandemic

Means you find yourself with free time you wouldn’t normally have in the fall. Mostly during the week. Fall is my most favorite time of the year. The fall leaves! The trees that look like they are lit from within. … Continue reading

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What is it like being a photographer in a pandemic…

Mitzvahs held during a pandemic.

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