american hope

In this segment of the GREAT AMERICA! project we celebrate our right to vote.  There are many places in the world where the people don’t get to cast a vote.  There are many places in the world where life is decidedly NOT awesome.  America is not one of those places.  Yes, we have our problems,…

skinny pig

I came up with this “burger head” idea when I was helping my friend Joe do a headshot session with New York foodie, Dara Pollak.  Dara, aka The Skinny Pig, has an awesome blog where she reviews restaurants, shares ideas and recipes, and generally nerds out on all things yum.  We were talking about doing…

professional headshots

I’ve always wondered if a PR company needs a PR company.  So when Eleven Six PR needed to update their website and asked me to shoot their headshots, I decided to ask.  The answer:  we do our own PR because we’re awesome at it!  It’s a small detail, but having mismatched headshots on a website…

nyc reflections

It’s been a long time since I did a walkabout photo session, but that’s exactly what I found I had time to do on the way to teaching a private photography class on the Upper East Side a few weeks ago.  Street parking in Manhattan is always a pain, and when I ended up parking…

another amazing bar mitzvah

One of the things I love about shooting b’nai mitzvah is I frequently see the same families again at their friends parties, or a year or two later at their siblings celebration.  There’s a real through line, unlike weddings where you may see your couple a year or two down the road when they have…

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…