Mommy & Me | Albany

Sharing the Sunset

One of my favorite things to capture is the interaction between parents and their kids. The laughs, the smiles, the hugs & kisses and even sometimes kissing the tears away. This session was specifically a mommy & me session at sunset to capture the love between these two. I sure think they are smitten! Here is a preview of their session. Please leave some blog love below in the comments for these two!

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Jennifer Pondillo Photography was picked as the Saratoga Mama Kid Picks 2014 best family photographer winner! Jennifer specializes in newborn, baby, child, family, and maternity custom portraits serving Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas. Your child’s pout, smile and giggles are all part of what makes their unique personality so special. Their innocence, curiosity and natural state of wonder makes photos of them come to life as a piece of art that you will enjoy for years to come. Please contact Jennifer if you would like more information or to schedule your custom photography session.

Berrylicious Bouquets Review and Giveaway {Contests & Giveaways}

Berrylicious Bouquets is a shop that makes custom strawberry bouquets. I was honored when I was contacted recently and asked to give one of the bouquets a review. OMG, yes!!! I immediately thought that I would use my twin daughters’ 4th birthday as the perfect event for this taste test! So the process began, customization of my bouquet.  Owner, Shannon Allitt, is this sweet woman who is so easy to work with that you think you are chatting with one of your friends as she makes suggestions to customize your experience. The theme of the girls birthday was teddy bear picnic so I went with a Big Bash Bouquet in colors of red and white. The bouquet consisted of Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate with Red Sugar Dust, and White Chocolate with Mini nonpareil’s.

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Summer Night {Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park, NY Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family Photography}

This beautiful family was the winner of the Malta Mamma giveaway and after some rescheduling we finally found a nice summer night.  Start with the backdrop of a local park and add in three adorable kids=beautiful pictures.

The Unique Day Giveaway {Contests & Giveaways}

I was lucky enough to work with a great company to help design some of the artwork I used for my twin girl’s 3rd Neverland themed birthday party. Yes, think Tinkerbell, Peter Pan and Captain Hook. We had it all! From a Mermaid Lagoon area, to a Pirate Cove and of course an Indian Camp the kids had fun acting out their Neverland dreams! We even had Captain Hook and Peter Pan make an appearance but the best was of course all the kids coming in costume as their favorite Neverland character.

Helping set the tone for the party was a great company called The Unique Day (  They helped me design room signs,  labels and of course my favorite favor was the custom Peter Pan Cd labels. So where is the fun for you? You can have all this too as they are offering the following package to 1 lucky winner.

The winner will choose a B-DAY theme from our web site or we’ll design a custom theme for their party.
1. PERSONALIZED PRINTABLE PDF file for a “Happy Birthday” banner
To open the PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader, which is a free download at


Available in 2 file types:
1. 5×7 jpeg for printing on photo paper at photo lab
2. Printable PDF page with 2 invites on page, for printing at home or professional printer (on cardstock)
Use a 2″ scallop circle punch, 2″ regular circle punch or just cut squares for adorable labels for your party!

How do I enter?

Easy! Go to their page on the link above and come back here and comment about the theme you like best and you’d love to have for your little one. Leave that comment below. That gives you 1 entry. For a bonus entry, share the link on your facebook page and come back and leave a comment that you’ve done just that.

You have until the end of the day on May 9th to enter!

And what is a blog post of mine without some pictures? Here are some of the great things that The Unique Day created for me.

Tiny Tots Early Learning Center Giveaway! {Contests}

So if you have never checked out the Tiny Tots Early Learning Center in Clifton Park, NY you are really missing out on a great experience! I have been bringing my twin girls there since they were wee ones and can’t wait to bring my new daughter there soon! It is a great place to let children learn and play in a clean, safe and friendly environment. Miss Deb runs the facility and is AMAZING! I mean she seriously is wonderful with children and so easy to deal with adult to adult. She has a great staff also who work very nicely with my girls. The Learning Center offers a great selection of classes for all ages and also fun themed based summer camps. As I said, my daughters have attended both (and even go to their preschool this year) and LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! They come home telling me about the new and exciting stuff they learned which always makes me smile.
So here is your chance to do something super nice for your little one by entering a giveaway to win a $50 gift certificate towards either a learning center class or one of their summer camps. Yes, you can apply it to either one of her classes which can be found at:—Schedule.html or the 2011 summer camp

To enter, you must go check out the Tiny Tots Early Learning Center website which can be found at: and then come back and leave a comment under this post telling me why you would like to win the gift certificate. Share with me who would attend and what class or camp week you would like to try. (Remember, the gift certificate can only be applied to classes that are open and have available openings at the time of booking and of course you have to be a local fan to use it or you can give it to someone local who would love to use it). Be sure to leave the comment on my blog under this entry to count as your first entry.
Want a bonus entry? This giveaway is offered to fans of Jennifer Pondillo Photography so be sure check out my facebook page and become a fan at :!/JenniferPondilloPhotography  You will earn an extra entry if you take a look at my recent blog and comment below on what recent session you like the best.

And share the link to the giveaway on your facebook page and earn 1 more chance to win! Just leave a comment below saying you shared the link on your facebook page!

So up to 3 entries per person. Make sure to leave a comment for each entry you complete.
A winner will be selected by random number selection on March 1st.

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That means Kyla! I’ll send you your gift certificate and be sure to contact the Tiny Tots Early Learning Center to sign up for your class or a summer camp! You’ll love it!