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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.


Happy Birthday to Aiden! • long island cake smash photographer • amanda saldarelli photography

The first time I shot this cutie, his tush (and most of the rest of him) fit inside a baseball glove. They grow up too quickly for me!! Aiden had a ball (geddit??) with his cake. His hilarious big sister was on hand for extra smiles (check out her amazing mani!) and their champ of a Mama hustled smiles out of these cuties the whole time they were here. Love these kids. Aiden, I hope your first birthday is a home run, touchdown and slam dunk all in one!

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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.