For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York until the age of 11. My parents have an insane amount of siblings and cousins that mostly still live in the surrounding areas of upstate New York, and we would go up at least once or twice a year after we moved for holidays and vacations in the summer. My parents have an old cabin
that was passed down through family in Sandy Pond, which connects to Lake Ontario and is in the town of Sandy Creek. If you're familiar with Pulaski or Oswego, it's there. It's a small little home with no wifi or cell service, and we freaking love it. My childhood was spent at that camp. We would go to escape and entertain ourselves with fishing, walks, playing card games, reading, going on boat rides or to the beach. It was paradise.
I don't get to visit as often anymore. This year, however, I got to go with my younger sister and her family as well as my parents. For a week. In the fall. With the crisp air and golden light on the changing leaves. BE.STILL.MY.PHOTOGRAPHERS.HEART.
The cool nights called for the wood burning stove and camp fires. We had to wear sweaters and scarves. We went apple picking. We saw cousins and family. We stayed up around the kitchen table laughing and talking.
And I took a lot of photos.
I'll be heading back to Vietnam in a of couple weeks, and this was an excellent way to end my visit to the States. I hope you enjoy!!
Danielle Desnoyers Photography
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling freelance photographer with a focus on humanitarian, travel, and family photography. She currently splits her time between the United States and Vietnam with travels to other countries as well.