Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

A wonderful time to enjoy time with family and reflect with gratitude on our many blessings.

One of my real joys of Thanksgiving is to say

Thank you, with warm appreciation of our association this past year!

Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday!


Maureen Gates

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Small Business Saturday aka "Black Saturday"

Join us on Saturday 11-27-10 for some of our best deals of the Season! 50% off jewelry and other gift items
Don't forget about Toys for Tots!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Leave the crowds at the mall shop local on Small Business Saturday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Toys for Tots

The holiday season is upon us. Time to think of others in our community that may need some help giving their children a "Christmas morning." Join in by donating a Toy for Tots which will be distributed locally in the Hudson Valley. Thank you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Facebook Page for my Wedding Work

So excited to have launched a new page for my Wedding work to be viewed. Also news for brides and grooms planning their weddings. Please check out my new page and Click "Like" while you are there.

Enjoy! Keep informed of Specials and news from Rhinebeck Wedding Photographer,

Maureen Gates of Sharp Images Photographic

Posting videos and photos of weddings and wedding ideas.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Torre Rock show 10 2010

A new service I offer at Sharp Images Photographic creating videos and still photos of homes for sale.
Call me for more information about my service 845-876-3887. To find out more about this Country Retreat or to schedule an appointment to view it contact Maureen Fantini at 518- 537-4510 Enjoy the show!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Colors

The crisp cool air is changing the leaves from green to brilliant fall colors...time to schedule a Fall portrait session, Call today! 845-876-3887

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What an amazing day!

The weather was perfect today! I can't imagine better weather. I was able to indulge in an outdoor breakfast in the garden and enjoy my coffee while surrounded with freshly blooming lilies and sunshine. With my two pooches just hanging with me...serenity!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Portrait of the Week Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day this month, award winning portrait of a Father and his young son was selected to be displayed at my studio at 6417 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY. This portrait is on display in a street level window available for viewing 24/7, easily viewed walking down the street.Enjoy!

Portrait of the Week "Big Sister"

These two beautiful children came into my studio for portraits of  brand new brother Jack. Ariana the big sister was so sweet and touching with her new little brother.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Portrait of the Week Family

I met Linda a few years ago as BNI members. We developed a camaraderie there. A few months ago, she asked me to create a family portrait for her. She chose the same park where she and her husband had been married. It was a lovely time, strolling around the different areas of the park and having so many gorgeous spots to create family portraits. They brought their cute dog and she was adorable. Their daughter is an amazing young lady in her early years of elementary school. I was so honored to be able to capture their love for one another to create pieces to hang in their home and share with friends and family. Touching moments of togetherness, that is what it is all about. Family is our journey to forever...creating wall portraits to capture those feelings warms the heart each time that they are gazed upon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Portrait of the Week Sisters

It was so much fun to photograph these two sisters who obviously adored each other. The younger sister's giggles as they played around outside were so enjoyable to listen to. The affection the teenage sister had for her younger sibling was so evident in her expressions as she looked at her little sister. It was a fun heartwarming session capturing these two siblings. I love my job and am happy to have the opportunity to create these portraits for families to treasure.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Portrait of the Week tiny toes

There is nothing in this world quite so precious and miraculous as a new baby. A new baby is the beginning of a family. Birth is the beginning of the magical journey of life. I am honored to be able to meet so many new families and their precious new babies. It is a delight for me to be able to create beautiful images for them to cherish and capture this fleeting time of life that is so special and new. Especially to witness and record the love and pride of the new parents as they gaze upon their new infant.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Portrait of the Week Wedding

This week's portrait of the week is a very sweet couple who will soon be celebrating their first anniversary. Their beautiful wedding was held at West Park Winery in West Park, NY. A gorgeous place to select for their special day! Their love was so evident that day! The way they looked at each other, the touch of their hands as they walked down the path, they were "naturals"  in front of the camera and shared many special moments that day. The flowers were beautifully done by Sara at Floral Fantasies in Rhinebeck. Many things came together  that day to capture the beauty of this couple, especially their feelings for each other.

"Photography that reflects the beauty of your life."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun with aTwo year old

This little sweetheart is back for her two year old session.  I first met her as an infant when her Mom brought her in for a baby session. She enjoyed running around the studio and playing peek a boo. Although she preferred to be running around with just her diaper, we managed to get a few with her beautiful dress on.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Portrait of the Week High School Senior

The Portrait of the Week this week is a high school senior. I enjoyed the portrait session with this senior. She is very poised and self confident and does so many interesting things from cooking to horse back riding competitions not to mention soccer and excelling in school. Her true spirit came through in her portraits. The future is in good hands!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Portrait of the Week Engagement

I was so happy and honored when Jessica selected me as her wedding photographer. She is an amazing young lady, who is an excellent rep. for ADP. She met her fiancee, James at ADP. This is an office romance with a very HAPPY ending. This great couple were so photogenic and natural in front of the camera as we spent time walking around a beautiful park together. Congratulations to Jessica and James!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Eye Kandy Models

My daughter. Lindsey and some of her friends were Eye Kandy Models the other day. The product is great! It has no metals or plastics and is completely natural and easily removable. The photo shoot was fun! Sammy the make-up artist did an amazing job! Here are a few shots....more to follow

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My studio has been accepted as a Green Vendor

Glad to have you as a member of the Green Bride Guide's green wedding directory!


Respecting the environment has been important to me for my entire life. As much as possible, I follow green practices in my studio as well. Always recycling and conserving, I also offer green products to my clients.  In 2009, I added a new line of wedding and portrait albums that made with organic materials in the USA. I also offer invitations and greeting cards, note cards and birth announcements printed on recycled papers.

Sharp Images Photographic - Photography & Videography - Green Wedding Vendor Directory

Sharp Images Photographic - Photography & Videography - Green Wedding Vendor Directory

Monday, March 1, 2010

Portrait of the Week

This adorable little girl is very sweet, cheerful and has a smile that melts your heart. I met her as a baby when I had the honor of creating a christening album for her. Her parents knew me from photographing their wonderful wedding. Popular vote has selected her as my Portrait of the Week!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

maternity portraits

I have been recording Susanna's pregnancy from her first trimester. She is a very happy and exuberant Mom to be. She has made it to her 3rd trimester with 2 weeks to go! Looking forward to meeting her precious new baby!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Portrait of the Week

There is nothing quite so precious and miraculous as a new baby. So much beauty, hope and promise in one little person. I am touched by the feelings this new father has for his son and the sweetness between the new Mom and her baby.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My new studio location

Exciting news!

I have moved my studio into the village of Rhinebeck. After packing , unpacking and numerous trips up and down the stairs...I have settled into my new location. I feel very comfortable here and hope you will too. Come check my new studio out!
My new address:
Sharp Images Photographic
6417 Montgomery Street 2nd Fl.
Rhinebeck, Ny 12572