When the mom asked to meet her in front of Central Park, we were losing light. We had 15 minutes to take photographs before the light was gone. Hence we didn't have a chance to go behind the museum, but in fact made a great discovery on this crowded late afternoon! What better a backdrop for the perfect holiday card, two happy boys and an iconic fountain!
A beautiful Brooklyn baby comes to Manhattan for an amazing photo shoot. Her mom was concerned she missed her baby photos as she is is 11 months old. Luckily there were still no teeth and she still had the baby cheeks ! Lots of clothing changes and different locations provide a wonderful variety of images.
It was freezing and raining and all I had was a camera and reflector as this photo session was scheduled for outdoors in Carl Schurz Park. The light was falling but somehow I was able to capture this beautiful family on their dining room table, the window behind me in natural window light mixed with indoor ambient 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.
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???!"
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.
Violet, a perfect name for this beautiful baby! Her first photo shoot, her proud grandmother had bid on my photography at a local church auction before she was even born! How fun- her range of expressions were phenomenal! Such a cutie! This is probably the last days of these wonderful spring cherry blossoms, we lucked out.
A new addition to this family! I have photographed the two older siblings in my studio awhile back and now that the family is complete, I got a call from the mom letting me know there is another beauty in the family and she was in need to photographs of all! You can imagine who was in charge of the session..we followed her around everywhere, no sitting for this curious 18 month old!
During the holidays families fly in from all over to celebrate. This family came together for Passover, all 17 of them and I got a call from the proud grandmother to document. Cousins, aunts and uncles who haven't seen each other for many months were thrilled to see each other! During some of these images I captured, I wondered what was going on behind my to provoke such laughter! Rumor has it some of the uncles were making silly faces and bunny ears above my head....
Still trying to remember when the weather was warm... although these images were from an extremely hot summer day in August. Looking at these I wonder when it will warm up and be sunny. Two families live locally and one from San Francisco. All the cousins were adorable, most inherited wonderful dimples!!! Its a big group and lots of different ages and temperaments and it was 95 degrees but somehow, a big success! Can the proud grandparents be any more thrilled??
I had the pleasure of photographing a very alert newborn baby! He is just 2 weeks old and after my initial sleeping images , around 7 in total, he woke up! We tried a wonderful stuffed cuddly toy which had a sound machine built in, a wonderful invention I wish I had when my son was a baby!
It worked for a few minutes, then he was up the rest of the time so I was able to capture his big beautiful eyes!
I met these adorable girls and their dog at Washington Square Park. It was very nostalgic as I graduated from New York University for my Bachelors Degree and also my Master’s Degree. The neighborhood and park were wonderfully familiar.When the mom told me she would like to include their dog, Misty, in the photographs as Misty only has a few months to live, I teared up. The shoot became an homage to Misty for me. We included her in tons of images, I chose this to display the girls relationship with her.
When it gets too cold or you would enjoy a cozy studio photo shoot where changing clothing is possible while listening to great music… you will love our studio photo shoots. The studio is conveniently located on the upper east side of New York City. We have all the amenities. For babies and youngsters we have toys and lollypops and for older children, teenagers and adults there are hair blowing fans and great music! Its a comfortable setting which everyone enjoys! These two beautiful girls have been my subjects since they were babies! I love the dresses they brought! Lighting is easy and creative and doesn’t involve hunting for areas with shadow to hide from the harsh sun as the outdoors entail.