We're Moving!

You already know how much I love stories… hearing stories, celebrating stories, capturing stories in photograph form.  Well, let me tell you a story…

My husband, Jeff, lived in Saratoga Springs, NY when we first started dating.  I lived in Boston, and we spent a full year crossing state lines and putting thousands of miles on each of our cars while driving back and forth on the weekends.  We spent countless hours walking the streets of Saratoga Springs and enjoying their small-town festivals and incredible restaurants.  It’s the town where we fell in love, but it’s also the town that stole our hearts.  We were completely head-over-heels in love with Saratoga Springs.

When we were looking for a place to get married last spring, we knew that we wanted to bring our family & friends to Saratoga to share this amazing little piece of heaven with them.  We decided to get married on the little garden patio at one of our favorite restaurants where we had been on a million dates.  With green leaves rustling overhead and twinkling lights filling the treetops, it was the perfect spot for our intimate celebration.  We said our vows underneath an old oak tree on the patio, and month later we returned on a warm summer night for a casual date night.  How cool that, for the rest of our lives, we can return to the exact spot where we said “I do” for a date!  (Wedding photos by Hope Taylor Photography)


We’ve been casually house-hunting for almost two years, and we were always trying to find a town “just like Saratoga” here in Massachusetts.  There are so many amazing and quaint little New England towns, but nothing was calling out to us as home.  Finally, as we were wandering through an adorable neighborhood in Saratoga last fall, it hit us that this town would be home to the next part of our story together.


I am excited to finally announce that Jeff and I are buying our first home in Saratoga Springs.  We are thrilled to begin this next adventure, and we can’t wait to see what stories will unfold in the walls of our new home.


My clients are, always have been, and always will be my top priority when it comes to running my photography business.  I am so lucky to work with such amazing, loyal, sincere, and fun-loving families, and it is because of people like you that I adore my job.  

You’ve invited me into your lives to cuddle your new babies and play games with your older children to get a bright smile out of them.  You’ve welcomed me into your homes to share laughter and memories as you fell in love with the images from our sessions together.  You’ve shared the most heartfelt thank you’s that truly mean the world to me.  

It is because of amazing families like yours that I will continue to work with families in Massachusetts and throughout New England even after we move to New York.  Nicole Starr Photography will officially start offering bilocational services.


NEWBORNS: Starting in May, our Boston-area newborn clients will have the option of either a Fresh 48 hospital session or an in-home lifestyle session as we close our studio to get ready for the move. 


BABIES: We will continue to offer Petite Milestone sessions to document your baby’s first year.  These will be in your home or on location outdoors, either lifestyle with your home as the backdrop, or with a simple studio backdrop and minimal props brought to your home.  As always, I adore a simple set up that keeps the focus on your baby.


FAMILIES: We will also continue to offer our popular Family Sessions at a location of your choice.  During the warmer months, I have many stunning locations that I love to share with families for their sessions.  From parks to beaches to farms to fields, there is something that fits every style while allowing your children room to run and explore.  


GALLERY PREMIERE: The reveal appointment where you view your images for the first time is one of my favorite parts of the portrait experience.  I love watching families fall in love with their images and helping them discover the perfect keepsakes and artwork to enjoy in their homes.  Lucky for you, we will continue providing this amazing service to our clients, either meeting in person when I am back in Massachusetts, or via Skype with online screen sharing capabilities.

With the weather warming up and signs of spring starting to blossom outside of our windows, we will continue scheduling Boston-area sessions as normal through the month of May.  Let’s get out there, shake off the winter blues, and capture some beautiful new memories of your family so that you can enjoy fresh artwork on your walls this spring!  

After May, I will be available for select dates in the Boston area, as well as with additional dates upon request.  Here are a few dates to start planning your summer sessions! 

June 23-26(Boston area)

July 28-August 2 (Boston area & Cape Cod)

More dates available upon request.

A huge thank you to all of the amazing families that we've worked with in the Boston area, and I can't wait to continue capturing your beautiful stories for you!  It means so much to me when you invite me back into your lives year after year to create new memories with your family, and we're certainly not going to let a little three-hour drive stop us from doing that!

Our calendar will be filling up quickly, and I would love to chat with you to book your family's session this spring and summer.  You can get in touch by clicking on the "CONTACT" tab up above, or emailing hello@nicolestarrphotography (dot) com.  

Are you in the New York area?  Drop me a line to say hello!  I'd love to meet you, chat over a cup of coffee (chai for me!), and learn more about your family!  

We'll be opening our Saratoga Springs studio early this summer.  The studio is perfect for newborns, babies, and your little ones.  We will be accepting on-location family and maternity sessions in the capital region starting in May, and I am already looking forward to discovering many new location gems for our sessions in this beautiful region of NY.  

Come visit us at the Babies R Us Baby Fair in Latham next Saturday, April 2, to learn more about our three unique types of newborn sessions and to participate in our massive giveaway.  I can't wait to meet your family and capture these stories for you!