Sometimes it feels like I have the absolute best job in the world. It has been such an honor to be able to capture Stella from her mommy’s belly to her first birthday. It feel like just yesterday that I was snapping away at Wendy and Kenny’s wedding and now here’s their adorable baby girl turning one! I thought I’d put together a little trip down memory lane for the blog, ending with Stella’s first birthday cake smash. Enjoy!
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It’s been crazy busy. Summer is coming to an end and fall is nearly here (bring on the pumpkin pie and sweater weather, I’m ready). I have been shooting nonstop, which feels amazing, but I know I’ve been neglecting my blog and that doesn’t feel so nice. I know, I know, it happens…
So I wanted to post a peek at a few of the shoots I’ve done over the past few weeks. Lots of variety – which is lots of fun! Surprise proposals, teeny tiny newborn, huge wedding parties, vineyard weddings and shotgun weddings! It’s been a real blast. I promise everyone will get a dedicated blog post, but for now…
Meet baby Aviva:
I captured Cathy and Ralph’s engagement photos in Brooklyn Heights:
Marcus and Jerilyn flew to New York from California to tie the knot in DUMBO:
Mariya and Max’s Central Park engagement shoot:
Check out how big Will has gotten since his last shoot!
Allison and Greg had an adorable vintage inspired engagement shoot on the Upper East Side:
Labor day weekend was a busy wedding weekend!
I shot Abby and Nate on Saturday in Brooklyn:
And Barry and Bethany on Sunday in New Jersey:
And the above is only the beginning, there is lots more to come. It’s been a lot of fun! But yes, sometimes I do feel like this little one:
Recently I had the privilege of spending time with James and his family on a photo shoot for The Littlest Heroes Project. Before meeting them, Lisa (James’ mom) shared James’ story with me. James has type 1 diabetes. On February 8th, 2009 James seemed to be coming down with a stomach bug. After a very tough afternoon he began to appear lethargic, and his parents brought him to the doctor. A few minutes into their appointment, James stopped breathing. An ambulance rushed James to the hospital where he was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis. James (and his family) spent one week in ICU and another week in recovery. James was only 21 months when all this started and he was a fighter from day one.
Today James is a playful, energetic three year old, described by his parents as a the true definition of a little hero. Hanging out with James was awesome! He’s got a totally hysterical personality (as does his sister) and a ton of energy. Spending time with him, you would have no idea James takes multiple injections daily to stay alive. A brave, little hero indeed.
It’s father’s day, so I thought I’d break my ‘blog mold’ and do a post in honor of my dad, who passed away when I was a teenager. I am who I am today because of my parents. Every day I see pieces of their personalities in myself and I love it!
I also know that my strong family roots and upbringing has influenced me not just as a person, but as a photographer. I am in love with the way people interact with one another. I adore the tiny things they do in between the moments you’re meant to capture and I find myself always looking for those ‘in between’ moments. They are the interactions and expressions that truly show the relationships people share.
I went back through some old files to find some of my favorite ‘dad’ shots from portrait and event shoots to share with you. From the father holding his newborn baby for the first time or the dad giving a speech at his daughter’s wedding, I’m so grateful to the families who let me in on these moments, trusting me to preserve them. I treasure photographs of my own family and it’s an honor to be creating memories for others.
Happy Father’s Day!
Meet Will! He is an adorable four month old who you will be seeing more of throughout the next year, as he’s a ‘Grow With Me’ baby. I had so much fun photographing Will and his parents (and Olive) on Sunday. I also was melting over all the baby things, such as knitted cowboy boots, baby uggs, and converse. Okay, maybe it was just baby shoes?
Will was so happy the entire time and we got so many adorable images that I’m excited to share!
(Oh, and this is Olive!)
After a couple of relaxing days (ahhh…), I’m really excited to post my best of kids blog! It’s been tough choosing my top ten photos, but also really fun to revisit all of the family and preschool shoots I’ve done this year. Enjoy!!!
Stay tuned for best of engagement shoots…
I wanted to quickly blog some photos from the first session I did this past Saturday morning. Bright and early, I headed to Queens to photograph Brian, Jeanne and Sawyer in Flushing Meadow Park. We were all really concerned about rain but, though we had a back up plan, the weather miraculously cooperated with us! Sawyer was a real trooper, as it was pretty chilly out. We got some great shots and had a fantastic time. I’m excited to share these images with you!
We’ve had a lot of gloomy weather lately, so my hopes for Saturday were not set high. In fact, I had no intentions of shooting outdoors at all. I had two shoots planned, both indoor. All day Friday I kept checking the weather, but it called for rain every hour on Saturday. I woke up bright and early Saturday to head to Queens for a shoot (will blog that one later!), to my surprise there wasn’t a drop of rain!
I had the pleasure of photographing Mia early Saturday afternoon. Mia is a totally adorable six year old with one of the most amazing personalities ever! She’s hysterical and super fun to be around. I had such a blast spending the afternoon with her, her mom and aunt and I’m really excited about the shots we got. Mia is needed headshots to enter a GapKids contest – I wish her lots and lots of luck!!!
UPDATE Please vote for Mia in the GapKids contest! You can do so by clicking here!
There are lots of kids in my life. Barring a short (and really bizarre) summer as a barista in an Upper East Side coffee shop, all of my jobs have involved working with kids. I’ve never worked at a store or in an office (thank goodness!), I’m not the ‘sit-still’ type. So as a result of being a babysitter, nanny, ABA therapist, drama teacher, speech therapist, etc. I’ve acquired a group of ‘kids’ (kids is in quotes because some of these ‘kids’ are now 13!) that I simply adore. Which brings me to this post: Meet Christian!
Last year around this time I photographed Mattias, Christian’s younger brother. We’ve done holiday shoots with the two of them together and, it’s no secret to those who know him, Mattias can be a bit of a show-stealer (though it’s his total goofiness that I adore!). I was so very excited when Katie asked me to take some photos of Christian on his own and I’m even more excited to share these photographs – he’s such a wonderful kid and I love spending time with him! Enjoy!!!
On Monday morning, I headed back down to Dumbo to photograph Marci, Sean and Mercedes. The weather was amazing – a perfect mix of sun and clouds and a gorgeous blue sky! The three of them are an adorable and it was such a pleasure to spend time with them. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session. Enjoy!
I love this shot with Marci and Sean in the background!