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About Emily Christine - Beautiful Portraits of Women

About Us

Memories are everything to you and each of us.

     Particularly, regardless of your age or body type, you want to remember how beautiful you really are you are at this very moment.

     As time passes, our precious memories fade and we forget exactly how things actually were.

     Our goal is to show you exactly how beautiful you can be and help you protect and cherish those memories by creating beautiful images you'll be thrilled to have and treasure for decades to come.

     Making you look spectacular and capturing these all-important images is something we'll do together.

     We'll chat about all your concerns and what you are looking for in having a beautiful portrait created of yourself. We'll combine those with our artistic vision in a customized, one-of-a-kind portrait session.

     This will be 100% inspired by your dreams, hopes, and imagination.

     We'll have our professional makeup artist make you look nothing short of spectacular, we'll have your favorite music playing, and your favorite beverage at hand. During your session, we will pose you right down to your fingertips! All you need to do is show up with a smile and the clothing we discussed in our pre-portrait consultation.

     You're busy, so we'll choose a time convenient for you. There won't be any rush because we'll dedicate plenty of time to you so you won't have to worry about running out of time.

     Whether you choose stunning wall art, a timeless album, or a collection of deluxe prints, we'll ensure that your images are finished and retouched to absolute perfection. They will last a lifetime.

     Of course, you also value the art of good communication, so you'll be kept properly informed at every step of the process to ensure nothing gets missed.

     For example, you'll never need to call us to find out if you portraits are ready because we'll make sure you know when to expect them, and when they are ready for you to see or collect.

     We promise you, this will be an experience you'll never forget, and one you can't get from any other photographer in the area.

     As a woman, you know that nothing ever stays the same from one day to the next, and your body and appearance is forever changing, so don't wait until tomorrow to capture how you are at this very moment in your life because it will be too late. We've heard plenty of excuses over the years to put off a session, but time passes so quickly. Today you are the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be. Don't put off a session, you will surely regret it later.

Contact us now!

Call us at (516) 674-0227 or contact us today. Let's talk about what we can dream up together!

Get to know more about who we are and meet our key team members:

Peter M. Budraitis - Senior Portrait Artist


     "Over 25 years ago a client said something to me that forever changed my life."

     It was a young woman. She didn’t have very high self-esteem and didn’t have a great self-image. She rarely wore much makeup. She came to my studio because she needed to have a portrait taken. At that early point in my photographic career, I was having my own self-doubts about whether I had what it would take to be a true portrait artist. This young woman had her hair and makeup all done professionally and she looked great. Even so, she was so nervous about her session and was so skeptical that she would look good in her pictures. I nervously did her session and dreaded having to show her the images. When she saw them, something happened to both of us. Tears began to roll down her face and I became terrified. She turned and looked at me, her eyes red and teary and said to me “I never thought I could look so beautiful” I can’t describe the feeling that came over me when I realized hers were tears of joy! It was at that very moment that I knew what I was destined to 

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Cristina Ashley - Senior Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant

Makeup by Cristina Ashley for Emily Christine - Beautiful Portraits of Women

 Within us is Beauty,
Beauty is within us all 
— Cristina Ashley 

    Hi Everyone! My name is Cristina Ashley. I am absolutely passionate about makeup artistry and love to create beautiful looks for all of my clients. I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years and have participated in Fashion week, Bridal, Prom, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Dance Recitals and Corporate Broadcasting for the Long Island/NYC areas.

     I find inspiration wherever I go and I love to create a uniquely catered look to all clientele. I can replicate any look and enjoy all genres of makeup artistry. I strongly believe in enhancing one’s natural beauty and delivering nothing but the best that this industry has to offer! 

     Before I begin any makeup application, we will talk about the specific look you want and how much makeup you want to be applied. I have a great deal of experience applying makeup specifically optimized for photo sessions and know exactly what the photographer is looking for. As the senior makeup artist, with very few exceptions, I will be applying your makeup.

     I can't wait to meet you and show you how beautiful you can look! My makeup application for you is included in most of the packages the studio offers.

     I am also available for any of your personal makeup needs.  Visit my website,

Nancy Townsend - Proprietor


 “There is always that moment when one our customers is previewing her images and she becomes speechless over how spectacular she looks. At first, they get into the music and say, that’s really nice, or I love that one. Then suddenly they’re not saying anything at all and I realize what they’re feeling is too much to put into words. It’s something like “Oh my God that’s ME!” and they just can’t believe it. They’re grateful, and happy, and excited all at once. When you can make somebody feel like that, well, that means everything to me. And that’s why we do what we do.”

Kaitlin Parnahay - Portrait Artist

KaitlinNew photo and bio coming soon!

About Our Website

     The purpose of this site is to provide you with as much information, as well as show you samples of images we create, to encourage you to have some absolutely beautiful portraits created by our studio. 

When discussing what we do and talking about our various photo shoots, we hear every excuse in the book why women don't want to do it. We address and hopefully dispell most of those excuses. 

 Every woman who has overcome their excuses, without exception, has said it was one of the best experiences they've ever had and exclaim how beautiful they look, how it boosted their self-confidence and how it made them feel empowered. 

     Most of our sessions come through referrals. A referral is the best compliment you can pay us. Many of our clients come from friends whose images they saw and who talked about what a positive experience they had. Many referrals are from the strong encouragement of a friend to a friend they feel could really use a boost in their self-esteem and self-confidence. Believe it or not, we've even had therapists recommend us!

Our site may not be the absolute prettiest site (although we're really trying), but you'd be hard-pressed to find a more informative site. We hope our site will provide you with enough information and samples of our work for you to decide, beyond a shadow of a doubt, we are your best choice!

     Let us show you how beautiful you are and create memories of your beauty at this time in your life that you will always treasure!

About Our Name

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 You are Not the Boss of Me! 

Our daughter, Emily Christine, embodies the strength every woman should embrace. Ever since she was small, Emily has been determined to be the best she can be. Emily’s kindergarten teacher summed Emily up at our first parent-teacher conference, saying, “Emily will be quite a leader one day.”

When she was 7, Emily swam backstroke in her first swim meet and I wasn’t sure she could make it across the pool. She gave it everything she had, and came in first. As she grew up she took the most rigorous subjects, attended four dance classes a week and played on the school soccer and lacrosse teams. No, she’s not always the best one on the team. Her soccer coach says, “Emily isn’t a top player, but she puts more into her game than anyone I’ve ever seen.”

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