Shultz Family Portraits Shot on Location in the Thousand Islands

Posted on 06/04/2012


Heath Photography is fortunate to be located minutes from one of the most scenic and historically rich areas in New York- the Thousand Islands.  The Thousand Islands area consists of almost 2,000 islands that dot the St. Lawrence River between the United States and Canada, and make a stunning natural backdrop for wedding, senior, or family photos.  We recently went on location with the Shultz family who were vacationing in a 19th century River cottage on Cherry Island near Alexandria Bay.  ‘ Casablanca,’ as the home is named was built by a Cuban sugar and tobacco baron.  It can comfortably house 35 guests, and is filled with period furniture. 
The Shultz’s plan an exciting get-away for their family every five years, and they always hire a local photographer to shoot their family portrait and preserve memories of their time spent together.  Christi, seen with her children and grandchildren in the photo below, said that when she saw Heath Photography’s w
ebsite, she knew she wanted the overall experience that our studio has to offer.  After the shoot, Christi thought that Heath Photography lived up to its reputation.  She was especially impressed with the light-heartedness and candidness of the photos, and the way they allowed each member of her family’s personality to shine through.  Below are a few of their favorites.

Pictured here from left to right are Zoe, Dezeray, Layla, Seth, Logan, Christi, Chuck, Ella, Caleb, Ali, Levi and Nicole on the porch of Casablanca.  The family has been spending plenty of time enjoying the River from this spot and watching the spectacular St. Lawrence River sunsets.  Chuck finds special meaning in sharing his love of the River with his children and grandchildren, because his mother shared it with him years ago at her cottage near French Creek in Clayton.


One of their favorite memories of their Thousand Island’s trip, captured by Heath Photography, was their Crazy Hat Dinner.  This is a fun tradition at Casablancawhere everyone is expected to dress up in a hat for the evening meal.  As you can see from Penny Heath’s photo, the hats range from classic and graceful floppy brimmed hats to outlandish and eccentric hats– like Logan’s hamburger hat.

The Shultz’s vacation planning for their next adventure has already begun.  They will likely be renting houseboats to cruise on the Erie Canal.  We wish them luck, wherever their path leads them!