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…

a baby boy

I absolutely love shooting family photos of a couple who’s wedding I shot. So when these guys called me up and asked me to take pictures of them with their baby boy, I was thrilled! To add to the fun, they told both their mothers they wanted to take them to a nice restaurant for…

westchester family portraits

I met this lovely family in the VE Macy Park in Ardsley, New York for their yearly family portraits. It was one of those warm fall days where the color of the autumn leaves and the temperature of the air contradict each other. After letting the rambunctious girls run off a little steam in the playground, we…

kids portraits

The grandmother of these two lively kids commissioned a painter to paint portraits of them. The catch is that the artist lives in Florida and the family is in New Jersey. Instead of choosing to fly everybody down to sit for a painting, I was brought in to photograph the images in their living room that the…

johnston family portraits

Here’s another installation of family portraits by Nathaniel Johnston, of Nathaniel Johnston and his little collection of women. I’d just gotten my Nikon D750 and was testing out its wi-fi features with my iPhone when we took these photos. It was last December, just as the New York winter was kicking in, and Iris was still in…

pretty dress party

What good is a photographer daddy if he can’t dress his girls up in pretty dresses and take portraits? Of course Caroline and I were the only ones who were well-behaved (and Caroline was the only one who didn’t break down in tears at least once), but we still had a good time and got…

family portraits in spring

Caroline and I took the girls to Riverside Park in Manhattan on the first truly awesome day of the year. Our friend Eden Vaschon took the family portrait, and then the girls romped some more under the trees in the grass. Welcome summer!

ka-boom!

Family portraits with children can be challenging. Especially when the kids happen to be two rowdy boys, bursting at the seems with New York energy. So to honor one of my more difficult photo shoots of 2015, I decided to Photoshop an image I felt encapsulated the photo session perfectly. Bang!

long island family portraits

Ashley wanted to give her parents the gift of photography and hired me to take some family portraits to memorialize this point in their lives. Portrait photography is so important to family history, especially in this digital era when not only can one hang an actual photo on the living room wall, you can “hang”…

meet my family

In the first photo, from left to right; Caroline and I with our two daughters, my mom and dad, and then my nephew and sister. I took this portrait by the pool when we were in Tucson visiting my folks for Christmas, 2013. Notice how un-bundled up we are. Welcome to Arizona! The next photo…