maxwell

Nothing changes your life like a new baby, and it’s always an honor to be able to document it through photography. These newborn portraits were taken on New York’s Upper West Side. The little angel slept through most of the photo session, waking up for a snack and a clean diaper.

fall family portraits

Tella and Eric wanted to take some holiday family portraits for their Christmas card. I met them and their cute little son in Central Park new the Upper West Side on a chilly November morning before Eric had to go to work. We took an easy stroll, one of my favorite ways to get into…

tony & crystal

Aside from the fact that they are some of my oldest family friends whose portraits I’d be happy to take any day of the week, Tony and Crystal are characters who deserve to be photographed on general principle. They invited us to their house in the Arizona desert near Bisbee just above the Mexico border…

christening party portraits

Anne and Larney hired me shoot their wedding, and so I was pleased when they called me up and asked me to do them the honor of photographing their daughter’s christening. Understandably, their church has rules against photographers shooting an actual service,  so I took pictures at the party following the baptism. It was a…

happy grandparents

My youngest daughter visiting two sets of loving grandparents on two sides of the country.

a family in the desert

I shot this lovely family in the Rio Vista Natural Resource Park in Tucson, Arizona. The shoot was scheduled for the middle of a cloudless day (the absolute worst time of day to shoot), so I had to figure out the best way give them beautiful, soft portraits while the sun was beating down on…

it’s a boy!

Elena and Eric’s family and friends gave a joyous welcoming party to their soon-to-be baby boy. Good food and vodka were passed around the table amidst the buoyant conversation in Russian. They are a beautiful family, filled a strong community of love. Family and maternity portraits are an often over-looked and important way to document your family…

a high school graduation party

I was asked to shoot a graduation party at Cafe Frida on the Upper West Side. The setting was cramped and unglamorous, and to top it all off it was raining, so having to restaurant’s back garden to spread out and get some nice portraits in was out. We were limited to a small strip…

anya’s graduation

This nice New York family invited me into their lovely back yard to take portraits before they went to dinner to celebrate Anya’s graduation. Because they had to make their dinner reservation time was short. I threw my SB-800 on a 13′ stand behind them to light the greenery on the wall and to give…