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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

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!!

[…] 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 […]

Favorite places to shoot? | Long Island Child Photographer | Earth & Skye Photography

I’m always drawn to the light, the smell of lavender, and the calmness and sometimes craziness that goes on in the tub.

A place to zone out.


Role play.


Make up stories upon stories.  Some silly and some interesting.

I see such an enormous amount of beauty in my children.  They have hearts of gold you see.


Is there a spot in your home that you are drawn too?  Is the light just right at a certain time of day? You don’t have to be a pro photographer to answer this.  Everyone sees but do you actually look.

I challenge you:  look around your home and see what looks beautiful.  Share it with me, I’d love to hear.


Long Island Maternity Photographer | Earth & Skye Photography

When walking into this couple’s home, I knew immediately that we were going to have a great session.  They were warm and comfortable and made me feel completely welcome.  We incorporated his love for music into some of the shots and then strolled in the local park afterwards to complete our day.


If you wonder what a session is like… is me, coming over and laughing with you guys for a couple of hours.  It is light, fun and easy.

In the end, you get photos that you will treasure forever.