How Photography Changed Me

On March 23, I will be teaming up with lovely fellow pro photographer, Amanda Lessner Photography, and we will be teaching a basic digital photography course called MOM CAN SHOOT! Not only will this class teach the fundamentals of photography (including exposure, lighting, and composition) but we will cover how to achieve artistry and emotion in your images.

Teaching this class is so important to me for one simple reason; photography changed my life…for the better. It opened my eyes to so many things which I’d never much noticed before. Through my camera, I have witnessed so much beauty, joy, and wonder. Being behind the lens transformed even the mundane moments of my life—ones that on the surface never seemed that significant—into magical images that document my children’s youth.

I suppose what I’m really trying to say is that photography has taught me to pause and appreciate the beauty of a single moment in time. I am forever framing and composing images, even when my camera is nowhere to be found. Photography taught me patience. It taught me to revel in the details. It taught me to challenge myself…and to not be afraid to ask other people their stories. It gave me even greater wanderlust to travel to see the wonders of the world. It taught me to appreciate the quiet moments in all their spectacular natural glory! It taught me not just to freeze time, but to embrace and fully experience it.

So I’m teaching MOM CAN SHOOT and my hope is that besides our students having a downright fabulous time (because let’s face it, we are going to have a blast!) all our students will also walk away with the tools to henceforth document their beautiful lives, travels, children, and experiences. And don’t worry, Amanda and I will be keeping our eyes on all our graduates! We’re going to keep our private Facebook group going where we can continue to offer advice, critique, and encouragement to all our students’ photographic endeavors.

Who knew a little dSLR could unlock such potential? I certainly didn’t when I bought my first camera. But now here we are!  So come join us and let us help you start your own creative photography journey!

Email me at info@daniellekama.com for more details or to register for our MOM CAN SHOOT course on March 23!

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Newborn | Baby Gunnar | Watertown NY Family Photographer

Please meet my little friend Gunnar! When he came to visit me for his newborn portrait session, he was wide awake. This sweet lil’ baby just didn’t want to miss a thing. ;)

Gunnar’s expressions absolutely crack me up. I kept giggling while editing these images!

Behold! The incredible, expressive faces of newborn Gunnar:

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Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Ok, that was adorable right? Now wait until you see these!

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Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY

Baby Photographer Watertown NY
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Thank you H Family for trusting me to capture your family’s precious memories! Gunnar is lucky to have such sweet parents and loving, doting older sisters. <3

6 Responses to “Newborn | Baby Gunnar | Watertown NY Family Photographer”

  1. Samantha Webster

    Absolutely love these pics! ♡♡♡

  2. Jenn

    Very cute pictures!

  3. Lynne Jablonski

    Great photos of Gunnar and his big sisters! I also love the photo of Billie and Gunnar. Nice job!

  4. jodee

    Love the pictures!

  5. Katrina

    Awe look at those beautiful children

  6. Ashley

    Beautiful family. Handsome Lil man. Love the pics!!!

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Newborn | Baby Cayo | Watertown NY Family Photographer

Baby Cayo was not only a dream to photograph (and snuggle!) but his parents were absolutely delightful company! This family completely and utterly exudes love…and I think that’s very evident in newborn Cayo’s portraits. Thank you C family for trusting me to capture this special time in your lives!

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Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY
Baby Photographer Watertown NY

 

 

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P Family | Fort Drum, Family Photography

The P Family were such awesome sports, especially considering it was near arctic temps the day of our photo session! They even agreed to take some photographs without coats – now THAT, my Fort Drum friends, is what I call bravery! I loved, loved, loved playing with Miss E too. She just cracked me up with her expressive little faces. I wish I could have taken her home but I suspect her mommy and daddy wouldn’t have liked that too much!

So without further adieu, check out some of my favorites from this gorgeous family’s fall photo session:


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Newborn | Baby Jaylen | Watertown NY Family Photographer

Introducing Baby Jaylen! He has the most perfect little features ever….and by perfect, I mean PERFECT! Photographing him during his newborn session was so much fun! His parents were great fun too and we were able to capture some wonderful family photographs for this new little family of three. Thank you J family for trusting me to capture your precious newborn memories!

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Fort Drum Newborn Photographer

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Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer

6 Responses to “Newborn | Baby Jaylen | Watertown NY Family Photographer”

  1. Samantha Webster

    Absolutely love these pics! ♡♡♡

  2. Jenn

    Very cute pictures!

  3. Lynne Jablonski

    Great photos of Gunnar and his big sisters! I also love the photo of Billie and Gunnar. Nice job!

  4. jodee

    Love the pictures!

  5. Katrina

    Awe look at those beautiful children

  6. Ashley

    Beautiful family. Handsome Lil man. Love the pics!!!

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Newborn | Baby Sawyer | Watertown NY Family Photographer

Sweet baby Sawyer came to see me the other day and he gets the award for two things: 1) He was my biggest newborn to visit the studio weighing in just a little shy of 10 lbs, and 2) He was the most awake but oh so sweet baby I’ve ever had the good fortune to snuggle for the morning! Although he tried to resist my tricks to make him sleepy, I eventually won in the end!

Thank you Q Family for bringing this little angel into my studio! Sawyer’s inquisitive, open-eyed expressions just made me melt while I was editing his images. Just another reminder of how lucky I am to have this incredible job as newborn photographer.

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Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer

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Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
Fort Drum Newborn Photographer
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22 Responses to “Newborn | Baby Sawyer | Watertown NY Family Photographer”

  1. Samantha Webster

    Absolutely love these pics! ♡♡♡

  2. Jenn

    Very cute pictures!

  3. Lynne Jablonski

    Great photos of Gunnar and his big sisters! I also love the photo of Billie and Gunnar. Nice job!

  4. jodee

    Love the pictures!

  5. Katrina

    Awe look at those beautiful children

  6. Ashley

    Beautiful family. Handsome Lil man. Love the pics!!!

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