epic kayak adventure

Ever since I bought my first kayak (a Wilderness Systems Focus 15), I’ve been planning an epic kayak adventure.  But, between family, photography and you know, life and things, I been a little busy.  If I don’t schedule it into the shared calendar my wife and I have months in advance, it’ll never happen.  So…

tucson creative dance center

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, so anything desert makes me happy in a dry, dusty sort of way.  Every time I go there for a visit, I find something to take pictures of.  Last time I visited I found out the Tucson Creative Dance Center, home of Barbara Mettler Studios and a place I…

a stunning wedding collection

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you can book your wedding photographer for your engagement photos, do it! It breaks the ice before your big day and gives you a comfortability you wouldn’t otherwise have on a day when almost everything is stressful. Basically, on your wedding day it translates to:…

pinot grigio

Did someone say donuts and wine? You didn’t? Well, let me be the first to wish you Happy National Pinot Grigio Day! No, I didn’t know it existed either. At least not until I was hired to shoot some pinot. With doughnuts. No seriously, I was. In honor of the auspicious day, The Doughnut Project in…

a snowy family portrait

Family portraits are always special because they preserve a moment in life that is fleeting and won’t come again. The unfortunate thing is, most parents are too busy and tired to schedule a photo session for anything but big events. And when those big events do occur, they’re frequently overwhelming, and the photos can get…

clement restaurant

It was a pleasure photographing this event at the Clement Restaurant in the Peninsula Hotel on 5th. Avenue in New York.  Clement Restaurant is a beautifully appointed establishment within the Peninsula Hotel featuring impeccable service and amazing food. I’m a relentless perfectionist, but it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the hustle of bar mitzvah,…

b’nai yisrael bat mitzvah

Here’s a beautiful young woman celebrating her coming of age at Congregation B’nai Yisrael in Armonk, NY. After family portraits and the service, there was a killer party at the Willow Ridge Country Club, complete with an appearance from the cryo robot and a piano performance by the bat mitzvah herself. A big shout out…

4 gospels calligraphy

Few people really appreciate calligraphy, and even fewer people are able to actually draw it beautifully and consistently.  And only one person in the past 4oo years has painstakingly recreated the Four Gospels, word for word, by hand, in calligraphy. Meet W. J. Cocke.  He is known to most people as “John”, but I’m lucky…

crest hollow country club wedding

If you’re looking to hire a wedding photographer, do yourself a favor and start way in advance of your wedding day. Book your photographer to shoot your wedding engagement pictures first. That gives you two advantages: 1) you get to know him or her, which will increase your comfort level during your wedding day, and…

nascar event

I photographed this gorgeous event for the NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala last year at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. A benefit for the Speediatrics Children’s Fund, the gala was hosted by Krista Voda of NBC Sports and featured a special appearance by NBC’s Hoda Kotb, and performances by singer Sara Bareilles. Corporate photography is a big part of what I…

gotham hall bar mitzvah

Here’s another amazing bar mitzvah I was honored to photograph along side Michael Jurick at Gotham Hall in New York City. The portrait, detail, and party photography look amazing, thanks largely to the creativity and artistry from events companies like Gourmet Advisory and Total Entertainment. Due to it’s nature, a bar mitzvah is always inspiring…

a twisted lens

Doing what you love for a living is awesome. I count my blessings that I get hired to make [hopefully] beautiful and intriguing images. But it can be a challenge to create them day after day, rain or shine, through good times and bad. But my clients pay me good money to show up on…