Leah’s Bat Mitzvah Photos

13 05 2009

I finally had a chance to finish uploading them all – I had several hundred all together!

You can see them all at my on-line store. I have separated them into groups to make them a little easier to look through!

Thank you again to my new-found friends at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Niskayuna, especially to Rabbi Matt and Kenny, who made me feel very welcome!

Jewish Traditions

Jewish Traditions





Mazal Tov Leah!

9 05 2009

Congratulations to Leah on her Bat Mitzvah today!

Mazal Tov Leah!

Mazal Tov Leah!

She did a wonderful job with everything – from the readings to her singing, she was fantastic! Cool, calm and collected in two languages!

Leah was surrounded by family and friends at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Niskayuna.

We took photographs before the service, during the practice and during the Mitzvah itself and at the luncheon. Tonite we’ll be capturing some fun photos at the kids party!

Please check back during the week. Once we’ve posted the photos on line there will be an update with a link to the pictures.

Do you know anyone planning their Mitzvah? Please pass along my name!





Congratulations to Rebecca!

6 07 2008

We attended her graduation party today to help everyone celebrate with our photo magnets. She had a ton of friends and family there to help her celebrate!

I just finished unpacking the car and took a few minutes to blog this and to upload the photos here. Take a look and remember that you can order your favorites thru the website.

Having a party? Family gathering? Corporate event? In addition to our photo magnets we also offer an on-site event portrait service. We can set up one of our portable studio settings and do nice posed formal (or informal) portraits and print them on site.

And for those who have recently left the 11th grade and are heading to seniordom, remember that we also do SENIOR PORTRAITS, including our fantastic digital collages and poster sized prints! Be a star in your own photos!





Congratulations Alisha!!

29 06 2008

Alisha has graduated! And today a group of family and friends got together to help her celebrate! And we were there to help capture the fun with our photo magnets! I think we got just about everyone to pose – although we did have to sneak up on a few folks to get their shot! The most camera crazy guest proved to be little Rico – the family dog! You’ll know who he is as he managed to get in many of the pictures!!

I also went out back and got some shots of the kids jumping off the diving board!

congrats to Alisha!

I’ve posted them here so you can see all the fun. You can also order copies of your favorites in full color.

Enjoy the photos!

Thank you to Bruce and Nikki for having me come to help Alisha celebrate!





Congratulations to Jacey!

28 06 2008

So – rumor has it that Jacey actually graduated!

Jacey's graduation cake

And then, because that was such a good thing – she had a FANTASTIC PARTY up at the Elks club in Clifton Park! Musical entertainment was provided by a wonderful DJ – Jason Howe of Unlimited Entertainment.

MJ Anderson Photography had a wonderful time providing our photo magnet service to one and all!

Be sure to jump over here to see all of the photos – in living color even. And you can order any special ones for yourself or to give to someone else.

Enjoy everyone. And thank you – we had a GREAT TIME at the party!





Congratulations Draper Graduates!

23 06 2008

We had the pleasure of again providing our photo magnet services to students in the Mohanasen school district, this time for Draper’s graduating class! A fantastic time was had as students enjoyed food & snacks as well as dancing with the excellent DJ from LaBoom Entertainment in the cafeteria. We were mobbed throughout the night with students taking pictures alone of with their BFF or with ALL their friends!

We’ll be posting the photos from the night so that the parents can see all the fun that everyone had. Don’t worry – you’ll also be able to purchase your favorites. Get 8x10s of the gang and have everyone sign so that you each end up with a wonderful treasured memory.

GOOD NEWS – I just finished posting the pictures!! They are available at this link.

Thank you everyone!

Our services are also available for your parties and events as well! In fact we’ve already booked a few events from the students who recently a party where we provided the magnets! Be sure to call as far in advance as possible as we do book ahead for key dates. We can be at your sweet 16 party, mitzvahs, family reunions and gatherings, birthdays, club events, and more!





Photos from the Bethany House fund raiser..

17 04 2008

Last fall, I had the pleasure of taking photos at the Bethany House fund raiser held in Troy, NY. A selection of those photos were published in Capital Region Magazine who I’ve been shooting for since last summer.

By request, I have posted all of the photos where you can order your favorites. Please note that they will only be posted for one month – so please help spread the word by telling all your friends as quickly as possible!

See the photos HERE at this link.

Enjoy!





Next week is school vacation for many!

12 02 2008

Why not take advantage of the school break to schedule an appointment for a family portrait! Evening appointments are extremely limited but we do have some openings for some weekdays next week! Give us a call and take advantage of our vacation special!





Hello Seniors!

29 08 2007

Hey, we know its getting to be late summer and your thoughts have turned to one of:

  • the dreaded thought of school starting up
  • the wonderful thought of an entirely new fall school wardrobe, including shoes
  • the fantastic thought of seeing all your friends again!

But, we need to remind you that you should ALSO be thinking about finally having us take your

Senior Portraits

YES! We do still have a few openings left including a few this holiday weekend – but they WILL go fast! So don’t miss out – we are offering some fantastic specials to close out the season.

Some tips:

  • Bring three outfits. Ladies – we recommend that you change the entire outfit, not just your top. Its gives you a wider range of choice for your prints.
  • We have a drape for the ladies for those schools that require that. Guys, be sure to bring a suit for your “formal” head shot.
  • Be sure to include a mix of both formal and casual clothing. Again, it gives you more choices!
  • Plan for about an hour. We do NOT rush you and in an hour or less we’ll capture multiple poses in each of your outfits.
  • Remember to schedule a time when mom or dad can come for the shoot! Your parents really do want to be there for you!
  • And remember to schedule your photo selection time when a parent can join you! Be sure to invite whichever parent is better at helping you select your final portraits.

Some of your options:

  • Your name & class year on the prints
  • Black and white or sepia toned prints
  • A slide show set to music
  • Your portraits as a slide show movie but in iPod or PSP format for you to carry & share with your friends! How cool is that!
  • Website copies of a selection of shots for your MySpace or Facebook pages.
  • Locker sized prints and wall sized enlargements including poster sizes
  • Magnets, Magnets, Magnets!
  • And of course for all your friends – wallets, wallets, wallets!

Call now, though, to get your appointment set up!





The Twinam’s Family Gathering photos are now ready!

25 07 2007

The Twinam’s extended family held a get together recently and invited me to come over to capture their family portraits. Casual and relaxed in an outdoor setting we together captured some wonderful memories!

Remember our motto – MJ Anderson Photography – Capturing the Fun of Today, Making Memories for Tomorrow!

Their photo gallery is here.