anna’s headshots

You may remember Anna from my red dress shoot. Eden and I got her back in the studio for some less stylized portrait photography. I believe I shot this one using my Nikon D7000. We used a pretty standard lighting set up, depending on Anna’s beauty and enthusiasm to make the shot.

melissa bhagwatprasad

Melissa is the kind of striking, natural beauty that stops you in your tracks. Another young woman who knows the value of a  education, she’s looking for a way to make some money on the side while she finishes her degree. She was a pleasure to work with and, despite her lack of experience, we…

an aspiring, young model

Amanda has always wanted to be a fashion model, and though she’s definitely pretty enough, never had an opportunity to get instruction and photos to start things off. Then she stumbled upon Eden Vaschon’s ad for both instruction and fantastic photos to start her portfolio off and signed up immediately. We did her makeup, hair…

sweet 16

Katherine turned 16 last month and her father threw her a blow-out party at the Larkfield Manor out on Long Island. Elegant surroundings, great food and music, and the rowdy energy of teenagers made for a fun-filled party and many photographic opportunities. The party design was by Linda DeAngelis at Precision Event Planning. I used…

new york city – blacked out

My friends Paulo and Devon and I took a drive to lower Manhattan a couple nights ago to see what was going on. Devon drove my Xterra and Paulo assisted me with my camera gear. We saw city workers and first responders all working hard in the dark or under construction lights. New York City…

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 political conversation

I’m not a news guy, but when Robert Liebeskind from the New York Society for Ethical Culture asked us to shoot a conversation between Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, TX, we jumped at the chance. The event was hosted by Stanford University Alumni Association and moderated by ABC news…

“yes, i will!”

Ami and Becky were one of the most special couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Ami called me a few months ago. He wanted to propose to his girlfriend of many years. It was important to him that it take place in front of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Staten Island to…

claire & john

Over 48 years of love and devotion… Shot using my Nikon D7000 (a great camera for the nay-sayers out there) and my trusty 18-85mm f3.5-5.6 lens. Not really a portrait lens, but I wanted something wide enough to include Claire and John’s environment. Other gear included my Pocket Wizard TT-5s, SB-910 and Chimera Octa 2.