Friday, June 26, 2015

A View with a Home For Sale

"A View with a Home"     For Sale 518-398-7775

View of Twin Island Lake and Mt. Stissing in background. A permanent panoramic display ("An
October Afternoon at Stissing Mountain") at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.
(The Felix M. Warburg Memorial) pictures the identical view that is seen from the south porch of the house, with white birch trees, two islands, and the mountain beyond. Photos available. The artist stood on this property when he made the sketch.

Land and Location: 608 Lake Road, Pine Plains, NY 12567 (Dutchess County). The house is set back and not visible from the road. Five acres of lawn and forest, from an elevation at the north end, sloping gently to over 200 feet of lake frontage. Lake frontage extends to include two fifteen foot inlets, one of which is ideal for boat launching. Twin Island Lake covers 64 acres. The lake flows into Stissing Lake, hence into the Thompson Wildlife Preserve, the Wappingers Creek System, into the Hudson River. The Stissing Multiple use area includes trails to the 1400 foot elevated top, with impressive views and a preserved fire tower for hiking.

An appealing feature of the house is its delightfully open floor plan. One can stand in the living room and take in the view from all directions:  south view through sliding glass doors to the lake, through dining room window looks out to the deck and beautiful pines, through adjacent "music room" western view is more forest, through front door, the beautiful front lawn to the hillock on the far end of the property. Partial views greet the eye from every room. A great place for weekend retreats or year round living.

For more information about this home please call 518-398-7775

For Real Estate photography for your home or commercial property, please call 845-235-4599
Maureen Gates, photographic craftsman

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wedding/Engagement Photography

Congratulations to all that are recently engaged. Let's chat about your wedding photography.

Maureen Gates
photographic artist

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Newborn Baby Portraits Rhinebeck Photographer

The Dawna Barton poster of Teddy Bears hung in my children's room above their crib when they were babies. I have repurposed it into a whimsical background for newborns and young babies. The best time to create newborn portraits is during the first two weeks from birth.  A professionally trained photographer, who knows safe handling of newborns, is a great place to schedule a session for your precious new baby. Newborns are only this little for such a short time, these portraits become priceless heirlooms. Visit us on Facebook
text for more info 845-235-4599

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day Two and Three of the Twelve Days of Christmas Special

Day Two and Three Specials may be ordered until 11:59pm tonight!
Text 845-235-4599  or email

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Specials

The Holiday Season is here! My favorite time of the year. The season of gratitude, remembrance, love, celebrating family and traditions. Each year, since their birth, we have purchased a keepsake ornament for each of our children to start their own collection of ornaments that bring back warm holiday memories each year as the ornaments are carefully hung on the tree.
We start our Day One of our 12 Days of Christmas Special:
Order Yours on or by December 1
Start a new Family Tradition Now

Tuesday, October 22, 2013



 senior portraits by portrait artist Maureen Gates, a fun experience, from the make-up session at La Tua Bella to the outfit selections and walking about Rhinebeck to find some awesome backgrounds.