Long Island Photographers

camera-114260_640Let’s face it, our kids won’t be little forever;  the only true way to preserve memories of them is to capture their childhood in photos.  Luckily, these days, almost everyone has a smartphone that can snap a quick shot.  But tackling the family photo, the perfect newborn shot, or even the picture for the holiday card requires skill, and equipment that a cell phone camera just can’t match; and not to mention require a lot of patience too!   The photographers listed below are all local professionals, many who are Long Island mamas themselves.

These multitalented photographers offer a variety of packages at prices to fit almost every budget.  So be sure to check out each business’s website to assess their style before booking…oh and don’t forget to SMILE & SAY CHEESE!

AJ Nick Photography  Maternity pictures, newborn shoots, communions, confirmations… AJ Nick Photography’s portfolio is very comprehensive.

Amanda Picone Photography  Amanda specializes in weddings, but is certainly skilled enough to photograph any special occasion.

Christine Melissa Photography  Christine is a talented family photographer. Newborn, cake smash, special occasion, and holiday pictures are her areas of expertise.

Forever Fireflies Photography  Best known for her photographs of babies and first birthday shoots, Forever Fireflies is one of the island’s well-loved family photographers.

Grace Photography   Photographer and proprietor Maxine has done everything from boudoir photos to breastfeeding shoots, and each picture is truly a work of art. She was recently published in Mozi magazine!

Leslie Simmons   A lifelong photographer, this Long Island mom of three was inspired to go into the field full time after the birth of her twins. Check out this up-and-coming talent!

Life Captured  Newborns are always adorable, but even more so when captured by this talented photographer. She offers longer photo session (between 2-4 hours!) and simplifies pricing with an all-inclusive fee.

Summer Lyn Photography   Summer Lyn is arguably one of the most well-loved photographers on Long Island, and it’s not surprising. Her work is spectacular.


(Pictured: Long Island Mama Rachel Minkowsky & her family courtesy of Christine Melissa photography)

By: Rachel Minkowsky

Photo credit: Christine Melissa photography & pixabay.com


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