The rush of the holidays are over and I am able to relax (a little bit). I'm finally checking out this magazine I was published in as one of my pictures was selected as a winning submission in the Black & White Magazine 2019 Single Image Contest Children category! It really is such an awesome feeling and honor. The image was shot using my Pentax 645nii medium format film camera, using Kodak 400TX film.
Long Island Family Photographer
Emily approached me wanting to do a quick photo session while her dad and brother were in town visiting for the holidays. It was a very quick session and I wish we had more time because Emily and her family are just so photogenic! And her and her husband’s two daughters are just too precious. I hope you enjoy looking through their photos!
My daughter has been on a train obsession for quite some time. Any chance I get, I take her to see trains and Morris Arboretum is one of those places I take her often to see them. During the holidays, the arboretum decorates the garden railway with so many holiday lights and other decorations. Of course my daughter loved every moment of watching the trains (especially Thomas & friends). I hope you enjoy the photos!
A little over a week ago I had a wonderful time shooting two families. I met Renee through my daughter’s school and I was so excited when she approached me wanting to do a family photo session for their holiday cards. She also recommended her sister Megan to me, who wanted to do a holiday photo session as well. The session was early in the morning and it was very cold outside. While sessions do not always go as planned, it was hard to tell from most of these photos that the little one wanted nothing to do about taking pictures. But when in doubt, always have lollipops on you (a lesson I have taken and will make sure I have at every photo session!). I hope you enjoy looking at photos!
I was so excited when my friend Megan approached me about a gift certificate for her brother and his wife. They are expecting and she wanted to gift them a maternity photo session. This session was done at Robert Moses on Long Island and I had such a wonderful time capturing the growing family! The pictures below are a mixture of medium format film and digital. Enjoy!
Recently myself and two photographer friends went scouting for some new photo locations. I also recently just picked up a medium format Pentax 645nii film camera. I wanted to test some film and speeds and ended up having an impromptu photo session! I have to say, these pictures of Valerie with her oldest daughter Ava are absolutely precious. Enjoy!
I have been way behind on posting on the blog. And it's not because I haven't been busy shooting, I have! But we are also in the process of moving out of state so it has been quite hectic lately. So throughout the next week or so you'll see pictures from a wedding to a first communion to just a random unplanned mother daughter shoot.
Below I'll be sharing some of my favorite pictures from Adam and Belén's Father's Day session. These will be a mix of digital and medium format film. The digital images were shot on a Nikon D850 and 85mm f and the film was shot on a Pentax 645nii. I hope you enjoy!
A couple of weeks ago I got to shoot some first communion family photos for this pretty young lady and their family. I am so thankful for my wonderful Erik who gave me the honor of photographing this special day for him and his family. We did this entire session on film, and bravely on film that was expired. I have to say, not so bad considering the film was expired!
We live in an interfaith household as I was raised Catholic and my husband was raised Jewish, and in a few days we will be celebrating Passover and Easter. While my husband and I are not religious, we do feel it is important that our daughter is raised knowing the traditions and faith of each religion. Dying eggs has long been a spring tradition that is connected to Easter, but it's true roots (e.g. Pagan or Christian) are something unknown and there are some theories as to how dying eggs came about. Either way, it is still a fun tradition to do every year around this time especially with the younger ones. I hope you enjoy the photos!
The lovely Carters have let me take their holiday photos and some more of Dylan's first photos. It was just a few weeks ago when I was joining them in the hospital taking pictures of Dylan's first 48 hours of life. And here we are, it's almost the holidays! It was quite the day with some hiccups and not everything went as planned, but you couldn't tell from the photos. I always enjoy taking their photos for them and glad I did another session with them to treasure their memories.
I decided this year to take some photos of my family, with myself included! We wanted to send our family gifts they would cherish, and we thought family photographs would be a wonderful gift idea. We decided to go with the pajama idea (yes, yes I know, cheesy). We found these wonderful Star Warm themed pajamas and went with it. I set up my camera on a tripod and used a wireless remote to trigger the camera. We had a fun time taking these, as silly as they may be. Enjoy!
The holidays are fast approaching which means it's time to take photos of my family! Last year, the first year she was born, we started the family tradition of holiday cards to send out to family and friends. This will be her second Hanukkah and Christmas and we decided to do the holiday card theme around the two holidays as our family celebrates both. My husband was my lovely assistant, which helped because we literally had about 20 minutes to take photos before the sun set. Also trying to take photos of toddlers can get pretty unruly as I have experienced as of late! Enough ramblings for now, I hope you enjoy.