black and white maternity

I really feel like art and life are inseparable.  Try as we might, we humans can’t not be creative.  I think it’s a fallacy that “art” and “creativity” are often considered to be only in the possession of people like me who choose to make a vocation, or an avocation, out of their craft.  Creativity…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

execution rocks lighthouse

I’m fairly new to kayaking, and have so far enjoyed a few afternoon paddles in the Hudson River near our home and in Goose Pond near Lee, MA, where we vacation in the summer.  The more I do it, the more I enjoy the challenges it offers.  It’s a great way to get alone time…

tyger productions

Ty Kuppig of Tyger Productions asked me to photograph a luxury event on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for his company. With such eye-popping colors and sexy design, it’s hard to know where to start taking pictures first! Setup photography goes hand-in-hand with the many events, bar mitzvahs and weddings I shoot, and it was fun really…

422 hardscrabble rd

Every once and a while I shoot a house that must be blogged. 422 Hardscrabble Rd., in North Salem, New York is just such a house. For $8.8 million you can have an amazing, modern English manor on 83 acres with swimming pools, ponds and enough woods and green fields to start raising those race horses…

shakespeare in southampton

They say you have to specialize in one specific thing to be a successful photographer, but one of the things I love about what I do is the variety in my work. One day it’s a bar mitzvah or a wedding in Manhattan, the next day I’m shooting family portraits in New Jersey or, in…

emiliya zhivotovskaya

I don’t do a lot of commercial photography, so I was excited when I took this series of Emiliya Zhivotovskaya to help her promote her master class in Positive Psychology at the Flourishing Center. I took the photos keeping in mind we’d be placing the graphic behind her later on. The Flourishing Center is an awesome resource that teaches classes, hosts…