Communion / Long Island Family Photographer / Northport NY

A professional portrait holds a very unique value. It's not only about the beautiful piece of art that you get to display on your wall, it is also about the experience. A day you have set aside for your child. It's a day they will forever remember and treasure. At Zoot Shoot Photographers my goal is to get to know, understand and capture their true essence. Communion portraits are available in my Northport studio, Northport Harbor, at the Vanderbilt Museum, the Cutting Arboretum or anywhere you desire.

Sweet little Jillian

I love doing newborn portrait sessions, mostly because I love kids! The session was at the families home, and as soon as I walked in big brother Joey wanted to show me his magic tricks. I have to say he was pretty good at the Sword and The Stone. Although he showed me how he did it I still made sure I couldn't remove the sword. By the time I was set up Joey was ready to rock and roll and show off his new baby sister. And such a sweet little girl she is!  

Newborn portrait

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What's the Secret

Pauline and Steve were married 42 years ago. Unfortunately their wedding photographer closed up shop right after they handed in their proofs to order their album. Imagine not having that special day to share with your children?Well on a recent anniversary their children surprised them with a gift certificate to ZS so they can finally have that album.

About a year later Pauline and Steve made an appointment with me for a consultation.  We got to chat about their likes and dislikes and decided that since they loved the beach and lived close to it we would capture them there!

It turned out to be one of the most beautiful days of the year! I found a quiet little spot where the evening sun was to the right highlighting the seagrass which was in front of them, I asked Steve how he and Pauline met. Out of the corner of my eye I can only notice the look and smile that Pauline had on her face as she listened to Steve tell the story. It was such a sweet moment to capture. You can see how much she loves him and how happy she was to be there in his arms.

We walked around the inlet and continued onto the beach but no matter where we stopped, there was always a giggle and what seemed to be secret that was only known between them. A secret so wonderful it has kept them connected all these years.



Thank you for making me smile!

Northport Village


I think this was one of the hottest days of the year, but looking at the images you would never know. Sydney was one cool girl while we hit all of the beautiful spots around Northport Village.

We never met before the shoot but I can say that as beautiful as her smile is the same goes for her personality!

Such a great Kid!



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Family / Long Island Family Photographer / Celebrate Motherhood

Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”   ― Donna BallAt Home on Ladybug Farm

I found this quote and wanted to share and inspire everyone to hold onto these magical moments.   Happy Mothers Day!


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Family Portraits / Long Island Family Photographer / Beach Sessions

All of the family portraits below were taken on the North Shore of Long Island at local beaches right around Northport.


Communion Portraits at Zoot Shoot

It's a big day for all of those 7 and 8 year olds! And of course, we as their loving parents, get just as excited for them. All of the arrangements we need to make in order to make their First Holy Communion a very special day!

The children have been preparing for this day for two years! The day they get to receive Christ. Most of you will celebrate with a party inviting all of your family and friends to welcome them into the church. It's also a time to capture the special occasion for your son or daughter with a beautiful portrait for your home.

Here are some packages we put together for our 2014 Communion season.

In studio session fee:  $85.00 single / $125.00 with family.

Package A:  $405.00 - (1) 11x14 / (3) 5x7 / (20) 4x6 thank you cards

Package B:  $595.00 - (1)  11x14 Canvas or framed print / (1) 8x10 / (3) 5x7 / (20) 4x6 thank you cards

Package C:  $795.00 - (2) 8x10 / (4) 5x7 / (20) 4x6 thank you cards / (1) 12 page album

Package D:  $1295.00 - (1) 11x14 Canvas or framed print / (2) 8x10 / (4) 5x7 / (20) thank you cards / (16) wallets / (1) 20 page album

Outdoor Communion Portrait

Indoor Communion Portraits


Parent Workshops at Zoot Shoot

Learn how to get your child into the industry legitimately.

Understanding the Business of Show Business with Sally Stewart.  

Sally is an industry professional and will be our guest speaker this month!


2:00PM - 4:00PM Sunday March 2, 2014


Zoot Shoot 189 Main Street Northport, New York 11768

Sally Stewart will be hosting a workshop for Long Island parents who are interested in learning how to get their child into show business and modeling, legitimately!  The goal of this workshop is to educate parents about the business of show business and help them become stronger and more effective advocates so they are educated to make the right choices for their child. Sally will cover topics such as: What's legitimate and what's not?  Does my child need to take acting lessons? Should I seek out a manger or an agent?  Is my child cut out for this?

The workshop will be held on Sunday March 2nd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Zoot Shoot.  Pre-registration for the workshop is required by February 28th. Call 631.462.5355 to reserve your seat. The fee for this workshop is $25.00. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sally believes if you can teach a child to develop integrity, authenticity and great business sense around the craft and business of acting you'll give that child a gift he or she will have for the rest of their lives.
Sally Stewart is an industry professional.  She has been a professional actor for 20 years and has been an acting and career coach for professional child actors for the last 4 years. She has trained with Susan Batson, Wynn Handman and is a graduate of the William Esper Conservatory. Sally is a member of Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and EQUITY. She has guest starred on Law and Order,
Guiding Light, The Sopranos and on film and stage.  Some of Sally's students are SaCha Coleman who appeared with Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis in the Tony award winning Broadway show "Fences". Sally has also worked with Travaris Spears who played Nelson, Paul Rudd's son in "Admissions" and Chad Coleman from "The Walking Dead."  She also works with children who attend performing arts schools and work commercially.