Reen Fitz Photography

Lifestyle Photographer: Hudson Valley / Westchester County, New York

Category: Westchester

Trailside Cafe

When you’re in the Yorktown Heights area and need a healthy boost, definitely swing by Trailside Cafe!

I photographed a Small Business Session for Trailside recently, and got to see a bunch of their yummy smoothies and bowls, and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of their friendly and enthusiastic staff at work! Just check out some of these shots…

Don’t you feel healthier, just looking at all that fresh fruit? They also offer teas, coffees, and a variety of baked goods (including gluten free and vegan options! Yay!!) This is a cozy little cafe with so many options for where to sit and enjoy yourself: A bar at the front window, a relaxing parlor area (complete with couches and coffee tables!), and a gorgeous sunny patio out back!

You can see more from this session in my flickr album!

Bring your friends and go check this place out!

Let’s Dance!

Well I certainly kicked off Spring 2018 right! I got to photograph 2 events all about dancing!- Backstage at the Rivertown Dance Academy Festival, and at the Rockin’ Rave at Westchester Children’s Museum!

First, let’s take a look Backstage at the Rivertown Dance Academy Festival!

At this shoot, I arrived well before showtime to capture the final preparations that go into putting on a great show. From warm-ups, to hair and make-up, and even a group hug and pep talk moments before the curtains open (pictured left of center, above). And when the curtain finally opened and the show began, I was able to captured a backstage view of some of the performances!

A bit about RDA, from their website:

Rivertown Dance Academy was founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of ability to pay, should have the opportunity to pursue high-quality and comprehensive dance education. Rivertown Dance Academy is accessible in location, literature, and in ability to provide need-based financial aid. 

If you are interested in learning more about RDA or taking a class, check out RivertownDanceAcademy.org

A few weeks later, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the light and sound dance party known as the “Rockin Rave” at the Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye!

This party was geared toward the older kids, and featured colorful lights, dancing, prizes, and lots of yummy food options (including the donut wall, pictured in the center)! The music had kids and parents dancing the night away!

Located right on the boardwalk at Rye Beach, WCM is a place for hands-on learning, offering children opportunities to build, climb, and experience STEAM education in action. I can’t think of a better place for parents to bring their kids this summer- beautiful beach views, an exciting learning experience, and great parties? Seriously, where was this when I was a kid???

To learn more about WCM (and plan your visit!) check out DiscoverWCM.org

These were both extremely fun, new experiences in event photography for me. I love trying new things like this! It challenges me, keeps me on my toes, and expands my comfort zone, which is a wonderful feeling.

Take a peek at some more from these events on my Flickr!