We were all set, lots of outfits, a special goldendoodle brother to be and gorgeous parents to be…. Dad was proud of his sympathetic weight gain which seems to be on par with mom’s. They were so relaxed and we all had a blast, especailly the puppy! To make the session easy, we took the SUV onto the beach for easy access to clothing and a place to change. Two hours later after this amazing session, we found that we couldn’t get out! Stuck in the sand for quite awhile until help arrived!
Fresh 48 is a series of images artistically captured just 24 - 48 hours after the trauma of birth. Parents and siblings are at their most vulnerable. It’s an honor to be able to be there to bear witness to these precious moments. I find myself comforting and reassuring parents and easing some siblings into acceptance.
Women glow during pregnancy! Many women are so self conscious about their changing bodies but this an important time for professional photographs to celebrate the belly! Of course future siblings play an important role and assume the shoot is for them, but with a little coaxing....everyone gets camera time!
Last night was opening night for my favorite practice, Village Obstetrics' new addition, Village Maternity! Doula and midwives abound! I was happy to create this poster for them, a few of the babies in this poster were delivered by these docs! Successful opening celebration for these doulas and midwives with Dr. W and Dr. M.
The look of joy on a mom's face as she looks at her new baby and look of curiously on a toddler's face when he observes his new baby sister . We were able to capture lots of winning images, although we couldn't replicate the one of her brother on a black reflective table sleeping. She was awake the entire session as well as an additional session!!
Her mom picked her up from school and came straight to the park. It was unseasonably warm, luckily, and she had a blast! Apparently this is her first formal photo shoot. Seven is a wonderful age! Between jumping on a thin stairwell banister, doing back bends and hugging a tree to name a few stints, she didn't want to our session to end. The perfect subject!
While I have photographed many birthday parties at the Sunningdale Country Club in Westchester, this was the first Bat Mitzvah I had done there. The room for the ceremony was perfectly set up and the space was wonderful for this kind of celebration! It was a cold rainy day and eventually the sun came out affording me the chance to photograph both indoors and outdoors. It was special to be able to photograph the actual ceremony with available light.
Tweens are the years right before teens, so about 9 to 12 years. Its a time in a child life that marks the last of the innocence and the impatience to independence. Many of the tweens I photograph are children I had been photographing since they were babies. I had the pleasure of seeing them grow up which is special.
It was the perfect time of day when the sun is low and golden. Two gorgeous girls who I have photographed for a few years greeting me at the door, the rest is history! A fun photo shoot for the girls, the parents and me! I had a hard time choosing my favorites for this blog - I don't know how their parents will choose the images for their holiday and wall!
I had a special request to meet and photograph a family in Tribeca as they were moving to the suburbs and wanted to document their family in the neighborhood they had lived for many years. We walked to a street where, apparently, many photographers use for all kinds of photo shoots. It was incredible! There was a man with an easel there painting, very European AND very New York in every way... I asked them to set the baby down on the dirty hard concrete, they willingly agreed- and out came these images! In one of the images, the baby's expression seems to be saying, "W hat? My parents just put me down alone on this hard dirty floor???!"
As I was listening to a grandmother's anticipation of the impending birth of her first grandchild, in comes her neighbor with a gorgeous newborn girl -what a beautiful little baby! I had just my phone on me, no business cards I thought but luckily I had one card tucked inside my phone case and viola-
I love photographing babies and children who live in the same building- so easy to commute to work!
I photographed this cute little baby as a newborn. He made the business card! Months later we met up with mom and dad in Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan. Dad was had no qualms about setting down the baby on concrete, grass and even prop him up in a tree! He was right behind him so it was "ok" with mom. I think maybe I was the most nervous!
There is nothing quite like the summer in the Hamptons. This is my third year with these beautiful sisters at their wonderful home. The beach isn't always the best place for photography. The sun goes down so late, making photo shoots start at 6:30 when children are hungry and sleepy. I always encourage photographing at homes. Im always taken by the beauty of the summer greenery there. The summer is going fast and Im almost fully booked for August! Please book soon to get on our calendar.