Jacob Bergmeier | Westchester County New York Photographer who works in NY, CT, NJ and Travels

Making Good Memories – August 16August 16, 2012

Today we spent the day making new memories.  Memories you want to cherish forever.  We met Tío Chris and went hiking on a trail that I plan to go back to explore for my next Sunday long run. Watching Lillian look over Diana’s shoulder to see where we are going rather than where we have been.  Listening to stories of hiking Mt. Washington and learning about the cairn rocks that mark the way above the tree line. Seeing nature and all that it has to offer.  Those are the things I won’t forget.  Lillian, after mommy went to work you and I spent the afternoon entertaining each other.  You made me laugh, smile, and remember how amazing life is.  We played with “baby”, rode in your Cozy Coop, swayed back and forth under the red maple tree in your swing, and rode on your new four-wheeler.  And as the day passed, I tried to limit my thoughts of Zack on that day seven years ago (Really?  Seven years?). I made sure I searched my mind for the best memories I have… like the bike ride we took together to Lake George, the day he came home from Iraq, and the day we spent walking around Granada, Spain.  Today I passed the day making memories I know he would have been a part of with people I love just like him.

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So Zack… this Octoberfest is for you.

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Happy 1st Birthday, LJAugust 11, 2012

Well hello, Wonderful! How does it feel to be 1 years old?  Is your life fantastic, or just ordinary? Are you engaged, or bored to death? Can you feel the love? As for your mother and me, the last year has been the most enjoyable and rewarding of our lives. We have really enjoyed watching you become a little girl. You are a ball of fire. You prefer spicy and ethnic food. You have a sweet tooth like your father.  You consume water like a fish, much like your mother. You hate when we do something for you and you really let us know that.  You want to feed yourself, climb the stairs, comb your hair and brush your teeth, turn the page when we read our favorite Sandra Boynton book (Happy Hippo, Angry Duck), or even folding laundry.  You are a do-er.  A definite A-type personality.  You smile and wave and say hello… to everyone, everywhere.  You are the life of the party.  And you, my dear, are the love of our life.

These images are from the day just before your birthday… 


These images are from your birthday… Look at that hair clip.  (Cupcake gifted by Mommy and Daddy’s friend Jodee – Tazza of Somers)

          These images are from your birthday party…  First up, the table centerpieces that I made.  Next, the 12 month banner…    And your name… 

 Mommy and me.

Your cake (made by Cakes by Lilly)


Your “Smash” cake (again, made by Cakes by Lilly)


Doesn’t mommy look pretty?

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I do, I do: Lisa and ClarkMay 22, 2012

Imagine getting married at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  Imagine having a reception in a venue like the Milstein Room of Ocean Life under the huge whale that hangs from the ceiling.  Now THAT would be a party no one would forget.  Imagine having a group of professionals to make you look your best in that fairy tale of a wedding.  Like Emily Rosnick, one of the best makeup artists in CT/NY.  Or Demitris of DS Studio in New York City, a premier salon to the highest clientele.  What if you could have Events by Missy coordinate your wedding to ensure that you would have the smoothest and most enjoyable day possible? Lisa and Clark had one of the most incredible weddings and I am proud to say I was there to capture their story.
















































See their beautiful wedding as captured by Magic Flute Videos.

PS… Huge shout out to Kris Rae for assisting on this wedding.

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Hey world… I’m 9 months todayApril 26, 2012

Tempus fugit“… or in English, “time flys”. Although the Greek author Virgil wrote about farming in his poetic book Geogics, he must have taken inspiration from time spent with children.  I can’t imagine where the time has gone and neither can your mother. We are both so blessed to have you in our lives.



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Daddy-Daughter Date Night Recap #13April 18, 2012

Plant it, nurture it, and watch it grow.

This week we went to the plant and flower nursery at Agway to pick up some basil and cilantro to grow in our garden as well as a succulent for you to watch grow.  I showed you how to prepare the pot, add the correct amount of soil, and plant the herbs.  We talked about how things grow and develop from seeds to plant life.  We added water and gave the plants some positive thoughts.  Your succulent has a lot of green with some small flowers.  It is beautiful and delicate much like you.  We also purchased a flower for mommy to plant and watch grow. We talked about how good it smells and felt the petals in our fingers.  I told you we would ask mommy if she wants to plant it in front of the house or ask her if she wanted to put it in a nice pot to keep in the house.  In all truth, I hope she chooses the second option so we can keep smelling sweet perfume of the the flower.  Either way, we will planted it, nurture it, and watch it grow.

Last weekend Grandma Carol gave you a wicker table and chair that she found at a second-hand shop.  What a find because it seems like it’s all you want to sit in lately!  Everyone was surprised that you stay in it for as long as you do, but I’m not.  You seem to really hate being contained by a bouncer or walking cart.  I love your independence and curiosity.  I love that you want to experience all that you see mommy and daddy doing.  I love our daddy-daughter date nights and I look forward to experiencing life with you.

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