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…

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:…

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…

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…

awesome brooklyn headshots

Here’s a killer portrait session I did a little while back in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After exploring the waterfront neighborhood a bit, we finished up photography on the roof of my client’s building for a classic NYC view. Taking pictures in New York is awesome because there are so many textures and shades to work with….

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…

great america!

Welcome to GREAT AMERICA!, a photo project of American positivity! America IS great, and does not need to be made great all over AGAIN. Yes, we have our problems. The struggles of minority groups like our LGBTQ community, our non-white and our non-Christian citizens, is very real and continues to this day. But America is…

white dancer

I love New York. Even in July. Where else can you be strolling home through Central Park from a gig shooting the NYC Triathlon and see a white lady in a white tutu on a white box? Only in New York. And where else would said white dancer wink at you and blow you a…