Welcome to Cristina Coco Photography Studio, Rye, NY

I’ve been wanting to show you a peek inside the studio for quite some time now!  I finally took some interior shots to share with you.  The studio has been a dream for such a long time.  I really wanted it to be calming and peaceful and love the reaction my clients and friends have when they walk through the door.  I also really wanted it to be fun and kid friendly.  Which is why, this is one of the first thing that greets you when you walk in the door…

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It’s a small spot, and exactly what I needed.  I’ve managed to give myself a nice work area and a perfect shooting room for babies and small kids.  I’ve also been doing a ton of head shots for authors, bloggers and corporate.  Most importantly, my Sweet and Simple Sessions have been such a popular item lately.  See a HERE to learn more about them – they are the mini sessions I have available all year long, no more waiting once or twice a year.  I am so happy to be able to offer studio work to my clients and cannot believe how much I’ve grown to enjoy them.

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A shot of the my favorite new product offering – acrylic.  I am such a fan of how beautiful this looks in every home that has ordered them so far.  It’s something you have to see in person, so please stop by and take a look!

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Cristina Coco Photography Studio is located at 269 Purchase Street in Rye, NY.  Would love to see you soon!

Westchester Studio Photography, Sweet and Simple by Cristina Coco

If you follow my Facebook page or live in Rye, you might have noticed that my business has been growing a little bit.  I have a beautiful new photography studio in Rye, NY and I couldn’t be happier.  It’s a place for my clients to come and see the products I offer and a wonderfully cozy spot where I’ve been photographing newborns.  I am here most days or by appointment and it’s become a very special place to me.

Once I got in here though, I wanted more!  I wanted to grow and offer my current and future clients something different from me.  I wanted to see what else I could do in this little spot.  So I played around a bit…

I’m happy to introduce Sweet and Simple by Cristina Coco.  It’s a smaller session.  A cleaner image.  A modern portrait for your little ones and maybe you too.  It’s just another great option for clients of Cristina Coco Photography.

To be clear – I will NEVER stop shooting on location.  I love photographing in people’s homes, at the beach, on grassy fields…  that will not change!  This is just growth, offering more to you.  I am really excited about it.

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Here are the details:

  • A 30 minute session
  • up to 3 children (additional kids $25 per child)
  • 10-12 images in an on-line gallery
  • 1 digital file included
  • weekdays between 11-3
  • weekends for additional $25 fee
  • $250
  • *please note this is not available for newborn sessions or babies under 7 months old or who cannot sit on their own.

I promise you images that are beautiful and sweet.  An experience that is simple.  Is there anything better?

You can call 914-967-2626 or fill out a contact form above.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

A Day Out East…

I know it’s been a while.  Once in a while my blog comes up when I re-boot my computer and I’m shocked at how slow I’ve been at updating it.  I think it’s mostly because I’m getting a new blog and website in July/August.  It’s almost like I’ve been holding out – and that stinks, so I’m sorry!  But I am REALLY excited about the new site.  It’s going to be a blog and website in one and I can’t wait.  Many thanks to Ryan at Second Street Creative for working with me, I am beyond happy to get started!

So to make it up to you – a session I’ve been holding onto.  I haven’t shared it – and I honestly don’t know why.  Maybe because it was so close to me.  I felt I had to because a potential client called and said she saw the image of the girls and their mom on my Facebook timeline photo and asked me if I took it because she couldn’t find it on my blog.  Let me be SO clear – any image posted on my blog, website or Facebook is mine.

I have to say, this was one of my favorite sessions ever – I connected with this client so instantly and she was happy to spend a whole afternoon together and have me travel to their Hamptons home to do so.  Spending all that time allowed for a very natural, un-posed, lifestyle kind of session.  It’s my favorite kind of work, but it takes a lot of hang out time and not everyone wants to do that.   I hope that these images will give you an idea about why I tell my moms to relax and go with the flow.  This is what happens!  As Martha says, it’s a good thing.

We had two locations – the beach in front of their beautiful home, and the stables nearby where they ride.   A photographer’s dream.

I’m not going to write a lot in this session like I normally do.  I think the images do the talking…  I hope you like them.

Also, for Pinners – if you would like to pin, no problem!  Please just include my name in your pin comment.  The first image can be pinned via your pin it toolbar, and the second via the Pin button on the bottom of the post.  I know, it’s confusing.  See why I need a new webpage?  ANNOYING!  ;)  xo, c

 

after the beach, we moved on to the stables…

It’s a Good Life

I wanted to wrap up 2011 the right way, with a little video of my amazing clients and their kids.  I know I say it all the time, but I really love doing this so much.  I feel so lucky to be brought into your lives for the few hours we shoot together – I get to know you all rather quickly and I love that immensely.

I can’t thank you enough for your support of Cristina Coco Photography.  This year brought me three times the clients as last year, a new employee (thank God for Kelly!), and a connection to this craft that I only dreamed of.

Enjoy the video.  I think you’ll like it.  I know I could watch your kids’ beautiful faces all day.

(p.s. – if you would like to see it bigger, go directly to the youtube page – YOUTUBE LINK TO VIDEO – it drives me crazy that it is so small on here.)

Much, much love and a wishes for a fantastic 2012.

Cristina

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN! {Westchester NY Child Photographer}

I have had a wonderful year.  With amazing, amazing clients.  I say it all the time – I can’t believe how lucky I get with my clients.  I have been truly blessed being able to do what I love and meet so many fantastic people every week.

So I wanted to give back to you.  For being so supportive and spreading the word about my business.  Because of you my business has doubled this year and I love all of you for having such big mouths! :)

I decided to have a contest to say thank you.  After talking to my good photographer friend Stephanie of Bellini Portraits in Mass, (thank you so much for being a great friend to bounce ideas with girlie!) I decided to give back with a little present and a little fun.

Who had the best portrait of 2010????

I went through my files and picked out my favorites.  Now it’s your turn to help me decide who was the favorite this year!

SO HERE’S WHAT YOU WIN:

1st place : (1) 16 x 24 Gallery Wrapped Canvas of the winning photo

2nd & 3rd place : 11 x 14 styrene mounted print of the 2nd & 3rd place photos.

4th & 5th place : $50 off a future session!

HOW TO PLAY:

1.  Each individual person may vote for one photo, one time only.  I have tracking on my site and I’m not afraid to use it.  ;)  Seriously, cheating is so not cool.

2. To cast your vote, just leave  a comment in the “add a comment section below”.  Make sure you leave on this “Let the Games Begin” post only!

3.  TO GET AN EXTRA VOTE!!! — If you are not already a fan on Facebook, head over to my FACEBOOK PAGE and become a FAN! People that LIKE my page, and only those people will get and EXTRA VOTE!  Make sure you tell me when voting that you have “liked” my page!

4. Forward to all your friends and family to get them to vote for you too!


-NEW CLIENT BONUS ROUND –

One lucky client-to-be will be drawn out of a hat (by my little guy!) and will win a FREE WEEKDAY SESSION!!  If you are not a client yet, but would like to be, when you cast your vote please write “I WANT TO BE A CLIENT TOO!” before voting.  Your name will go in the hat!!!!  (PLEASE NOTE, NYC, WESTCHESTER and LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY!)

5. VOTING ENDS AT 11:59 PM on DECEMBER 12th!!!

So here are the entries!!! (in no particular order, that would be like picking a favorite child!!)  Numbers are ABOVE coordinating picture.  I’ve named them just to help a bit so there is no confusion!

1. BLISS BLANKET

2. HEADSTAND

3. FUN FAUX FUR

4. GIGGLE GIRL

5. A LITTLE GREEN

6. MINI CHRISTY B

7. MOM KISSED ME!

8. OH HELLO!

9. SUNNY DAY

10. SHOULDER PEEK A BOO

11. PRIVATE ISLAND

12. ROCKIN’ PINK

13. SMILE BABY!

14. LADIES IN RED

15. TOMMY BOY

16. PURE LOVE

17. HUGS

18. CITY BABE

19. BABE IN THE GRASS

20. I SAW MOMMY KISSING DADDY

21. SURPRISE!

22. HOLIDAY FUN

23.  FIRST KISS

24. UNDER THE TREE

25. SWEETNESS

26. YELLOW FIELDS

27. UP

28. GRASS PRINCESS

29. MERRY AND BRIGHT

30. BENCHED

31. TWINKLE TWINKLE

THE FINE PRINT:

Anyone caught with multiple voting from the same IP address – your votes will not count and will be removed.

Cristina Coco Photography reserves the right to change contest at any time.

Voting ends at 11:59 on Sunday, December 12th.

Prizes will be shipped in January.

Contest winners cannot change the image that was chosen for the contest.

New client bonus round winner is limited to NYC, Westchester and Lower Fairfield residents only.  (Westport and all points south)

If you do not see your image here it’s because I didn’t have a signed web release or didn’t place an official order yet.  If you would like to participate, please let me know!

Good luck to all the entries!!!!!  Have fun!