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  • Welcome to Earth & Skye

    I'm just a girl with curls that lives on Long Island. I have two scrumptious boys, eight chickens, a frog and a cat. You can always find me either with my camera or in my garden or cooking. I like to keep things really simple and laughing is top priority. Mr. Earth & Skye is the rock behind it all. He may poke fun at all my craziness but when it comes down to it, he supports everything I do. I couldn't ask for more than that.

    We live a peaceful, happy life and welcome you to a little piece of it.

    xxo Marina

Long Island Family Photographer | Spring Sessions

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It will be here before you know it (fingers crossed).  I don’t know about you but I LOVE when I start to see buds trying to burst open.  I look for them very carefully on my walks.  I search for stems poking out of the ground too.  Small/huge things that make my day.


Now imagine getting your family together, once all that leafy goodness blooms, for some outdoor fun?



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It is never too early to think about booking a Spring session.  Some of you might never of had professional photos taken of your family.  For you guys, it is time.  Capture what your family means to you.  Memories to look back on forever.  I know I want that.   You’ve had photos taken before?  Maybe in the Fall?  For you guys, Spring is the time.

Book it now or give the session as a gift.  It is one of the best things ever!

Don’t miss out on Gift Certificates for the Holidays.  You don’t want anybody upset that you didn’t think of them….



Long Island Maternity Photographer | Earth & Skye Photography

To warm you up on this chilly day, here is a beautiful shoot from this past Spring.

It makes me think, “Why didn’t I hire someone to take my maternity shots?”  I would have just loved to have prints of me like this.


East Rockaway Newborn Photographer | Earth & Skye Photography

I received a call one day from a gentlemen who found me on the internet.  He was inquiring about purchasing a gift certificate for his sister who was having a baby.  He went on to say that out of all the websites he came across, mine stood out to him.  My style, my family life. our chickens (lol)…..the combination appealed to him.  Now, being that he was California, he was really basing his decision on what he saw on the web.  How wonderful is that?  I know how powerful the web is but at the same time, I have been totally neglecting my blog lately.  Whatever the excuse, I haven’t been blogging.

So, today, I would like to blog this lovely session (some of it anyways) for you.  I hope you enjoy it.

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I also want to add the fact about….How awesome it is to get a Gift Certificate for a session?  With the holidays coming up, you might want to consider.  Pooling monies together from family or friends to buy that special person a gift that will last a lifetime.  I would so LOVE GETTING THAT GIFT.


Waiting for Daddy | Holbrook Photographer

Now that David is 5, he definitely feels like a big boy.  At the same time, he is not as old as his brother so he is caught in the middle.  He doesn’t really get why he can’t just take his bike down the street to play with the other kids.  He knows that I have to be out there to watch him at all times.  It’s frustrating all the same.  He tells me, “I’ll be careful Mommy, for real I will.”  I feel so bad when I have to tend to inside chores and he can’t be out there.  Well, for the most part, he is pretty good about it.  He will help me prepare dinner and things like that.  Last night, we were waiting for Daddy to come home.  Benjamin was off playing and David stayed behind.  He was pulling item after item out of the garage to keep himself busy.

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This kid has such an amazing spirit.  I kind of miss my alone time with him.  I’m finding it harder and harder to find that kind of time with both my boys.

I’m loving this little series of photos.  The air is crisper, the daylight is leaving us sooner, the autumn colors are bursting out everywhere I look.  Deep breaths to get us through winter.  I’m enjoying this time now.


My boy turned 5 | Long Island Family Photographer | Earth & Skye Photography


Yes, that’s right……FIVE.

I really can’t believe it.

This boy

my helper

my pal

is growing up.

He has been pretty independent for awhile now.  Like, gets dressed before anyone is even out of bed and I can do that (what ever that is) all by myself independent.  I love that about him.

Of course, he still idolizes his older bro.


He wants to do whatever he is doing or just watch him doing whatever he is doing.  It’s cute but Ben certainly doesn’t think so.

The weekend started Friday.  I had been cooking since Tuesday because we were having 27 people over for Rosh Hashanah.  That is not a typo.  I wasn’t panicking though.  It turned out that we only actually had 21/22, I can’t even remember anymore when all was said and done.  David helped me cook the chicken soup and he also helped me bake the challah.  That kid would rather help me in the kitchen than go ride his bike!  Amazing.

He wanted to look his best for everyone, so he got himself dressed.


Pretty handsome.

I’ll be posting some prep pics on Instagram soon.  Come follow me at earthandskye.

We ended the delicious/fun night with a Happy Birthday for David.  He got some great presents and the red scooter was one of them (thanks again Grandma H).


After playing soccer and scoring an awesome goal on Sunday (his actual birthday), we came home and got ready for his party.  A few friends came over to celebrate and let me tell you……he was so excited.  I ‘old schooled’ it by setting up musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey, a pinata (thanks Mom for that) and slip n’ slide.


The kids all had a blast!


Back to school yesterday.  The Birthday didn’t end.  I brought melon balls and strawberries up to school for an afternoon snack.  He got to wear a crown and got a sticker.  He pretty much came off the bus thinking he was all that.

The boys were actually in the mood to take pictures so we ended up going for a mini shoot.  We grabbed their scooters and off we went.


Today, I’m recovering.

A BIG happy Birthday to our little Dude.  We love you like a hundred (that’s a whole lot in his eyes)!

Maritza Van Cott - September 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm

awe, happy birthday David!! he looks sooo big and cute!!

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