a sweet bat mitzvah

Here’s a wonderful, sweet-hearted bat mitzvah I had the pleasure of shooting with Michael Jurick at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Compared to some of the amazing parties we shoot, this one was relatively low-key, with an intimacy that made it stand out. A small family portrait session, photos of the ha-motzi, and fun pictures…

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!

andre & sue

My good friends Andre and Sue were thrilled to celebrate the coming of their baby boy with a portrait session. Maternity photography is always a subtle pleasure because of the gentle, loving anticipation of the couple, and I think the big living room windows in their New York apartment made for some wonderful light and…

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…

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…

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…