When I was pregnant and hatching the plan to quit the corporate world and focus on portrait photography full-time I thought, "How tough can it be to have a baby? They eat, sleep and poop. I'll have all the time in the world to start my baby photography business!" I soon discovered that newborns do do all of those things, but they must be cajoled to do two out of three of those things. Patience is a virtue and I have really learned to just go with the flow - the resulting photos are worth the wait!
It's been a loooong winter so outdoor sessions haven't really been in demand, so it's nice to have a studio for a change of pace and some nice clean backgrounds! Daylight savings has come and warmer weather isn't far behind. Book your spring session now for prime weekend sessions!
I photographed the happiest, most peaceful baby the other day. May your weekend be as blissful!
Thanks to all the families who joined me to celebrate International Friendship Month during February. Here are some highlights from my final sessions.
I photographed a couple of sets of best friends last week to kick off February as "International Friendship Month." Grab your best friend, grab your kid's best friend and head to my studio for the month of February to celebrate the friendships that mean the most in your life! Scheduling and more info here. Hope to see you soon!
Underwater photography is a blast! This summer I spent a lot of time experimenting with my new Panasonic Lumix underwater camera. It took a little getting used to but thankfully I spent time on Cape Cod, my friend's lake house and my sister's pool and eventually got some shots I was very happy with. The lens was on the small side so it wasn't easy to take a photo half in and half out of the water, but Christmas is coming and the Nikon 1 AW1 Mirrorless Camera will be on my list as the solution to that problem!
I photographed my first Bat Mitzvah party last weekend - and what a party it was! 300+ people, lavish buffets, tattoo tables and on and on. The photo of the elderly couple especially makes me happy. They seem so serene, happy and content. [Big sigh]
I had the pleasure of photographing my first wedding this past weekend. It was a great experience and I'm glad I could document this special day!
Jack was having a playdate with his twin friends. He handed over his ice cream cone and they wasted no time. Many more of those to come this summer, I'm sure. Happy Memorial Day!
Here are some highlights from my first ever Mother's Day mini-sessions last weekend. I even got a family photo for myself. And to think it only took five years! (Please click to view full image.)
I got a call last week to photograph a surprise engagement on the Brooklyn Bridge. Andrew and Erica flew up to New York from Georgia for Erica's birthday. I love surprises and was so happy to be able to help someone pull this off - and pull it off we did! I love the look on her face . . . Congrats guys!
Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 12th in case you're unaware!) and I'll be running my first ever Mother's Day photo studio session at Maya Studio on Bergen Street in Prospect Heights. I will need an assistant on Saturday, May 11th from 3 p.m. til 6 p.m. and also on Sunday, May 12th from noon til 6 p.m. Know anyone who'd like to learn about photography by assisting for the day? Or perhaps you'd like to help out and earn a free family photo for yourself and family? I would need help getting unloaded/loaded and set up/broken down. But, most importantly, I'd also need someone to meet and greet the clients as they show up for their appointment. I tried doing it single-handedly last year for Father's Day, but it was a bit much for one person alone. Please get in touch if you'd like more information, or please pass this along if you know someone who may be interested. Detailed info regarding the session fees coming shortly.