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  • Well, hello!

    Thanks so much for being here! My name is Amanda and I love to take photos. LOVE. I actually love to deliver photos; to see the joy that gorgeous images can bring to people who love the people in their lives.

    I have 2 boys, who are the loves of my life (you'll see them here if you poke around enough). My husband, kids, cats Jemima and Fabienne and I live in Merrick, NY and never plan to leave.

    I shoot anything involving emotion. You will mostly see images here of newborns, kids and family, but I also love to shoot maternity, birth and small weddings/stylized events. I'd love to hear from you! Use the contact form (above or below) - I'm more than a little chatty.


I was on TV! • new york birth photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

So here’s something that doesn’t happen every day. La la la, I was just going about my life about 2 weeks ago when I received an email from a network news executive producer about being featured in a sweeps week story. Things got a little cray cray at that point. Phone calls, emails, texts, taping, interviews, photo archives…oh my! I got a new outfit, got my nails did, had the most outstanding makeup artist in the universe work her magic, hopped a train to the city and talked for an hour about birth photography. And then agonized for a week about what I said, what I didn’t say, what I should’ve said, what I said that might’ve sounded like something I didn’t say; the combinations are endless. My husband thought this was all hilarious (which is why I love him so much – anybody else would’ve left at this point). My big debut came on and it was TORTURE. If you caught the news last night, the headline story was about a predator fish found in Central Park – a fish that can live for days on land and is a huge threat to our ecosystem. The fish looks like this:
So then I had the pleasure of my husband showing me variations of the Frankenfish on his iPad any time a teaser for my story came up, asking me “Is this one of your baby pictures?”

Thank God for Chardonnay.

Anyway, the story finally came on. And it was awesome. I couldn’t be happier about how they put it together and what a nice tone they took with it all (I love what I do, but some people can be very judgmental and as much as it shouldn’t bother me, with something this personal, it just does). You can find the story here . I hope that you love it as much as I do.  And I hope that this means that I get to sit next to Brad Pitt at my next big industry affair.

Thank you so much for your support.


6 months sweet • long island baby photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

I love seeing my babies get bigger! 6 months is totally my favorite age for portrait sessions. There’s no urgency to get baby to sleep, they don’t run away, they don’t know how to say “no” and they really engage with lots of insightful stares and chubby smiles.

Natalia was a tough cookie at her newborn session 6 months back, but she more than made up for it with her 6 month portraits. I had such a great time with her the other day! She came in, sparkled and left – all within an hour and gave me TONS of great images. Here’s a handful to make your day.

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April 27, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Nicole W. - Aww, she is beautiful! Such great pictures!

Savanna Smiles • long island baby photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

I know that I’m not supposed to have favorites, but these gals are 2 of the best!  It’s only been 4 months since I saw Miss Savanna last and I can’t believe what a big girl she is so fast.  She smiles, she sits, she laughs – she’s just delicious.
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New York baby photographerThis one just cracks me up.  I feel like I need to run a caption contest.
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April 24, 2013 - 4:55 am

Carol Grossman - These pictures are gorgeous!!! You do such beautiful work.

Simply sweet • long island newborn photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

I needed a girl!! You know I love my boys, but my accessorizing mojo has been suffering with all of my handsome young clients lately. I was so happy when Miss Ryleigh’s mom called to ask about her newborn portraits. Yes, please! She is adorable and just a natural. I didn’t see her sparklers even once until after her session was all done. Mom and Dad, I think you need to get her an agent.

Sigh…enjoy this doll.

April 18, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Winie Rose Alconera - Absolutely love these photos! You did such an amazing job with my niece, sisinlaw and brother 🙂 Cannot wait to see the rest!

I wish they all could be California boys • long island baby photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

I had the sweetest chunkalove in the studio today.  GianRaul (rockstar name:  GMO) was visiting from California and found the time to come in with his Mama and Daddy for photos.
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This one reminds me of a photo booth by the beach.
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Nassau County baby photographyGMO loooooves when his Mama plays with his hair.
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GMO is a special baby for a million reasons – the biggest one that I can think of is the enormous amount of love that surrounds him.  Gian also has HIE and several other diagnoses (cerebral palsy, seizure disorder) that make his rockstar lifestyle a little expensive.  He has a few pages you can visit to read his story and help.

His Facebook page is here:  GianRaul’s Facebook page and his fundraising page is here:  GianRaul’s fundraising page.  You can also contact me if you have any ways of helping.   xoxox

April 16, 2013 - 11:46 pm

Shira - ADORABLE!! love them all.

April 17, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Mary - I am a very big fan of this AMAZING ROCKSTAR GMO!!!! You captured his spirit… Pure and undiluted LUV!!!! The pictures are AMAZING ….
Luv u GMO
CUZIN MARY & all ur other cuzins in NC

April 19, 2013 - 11:00 am

Jodi - Such Beautiful pictures of such a loving family!! You rock GMO.