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When I think of a perfect weekend here in Florida, being out on the water ranks high on my priority list. The beautiful Gulf Coast boasts some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world (it’s true!) along with calm, warm blue seas. When the Godfrey Family invited me to photograph them on their beautiful […]

This quarantine has been the hardest on the kids, wouldn’t you agree? They’ve been cooped up indoors, unable to go to school or play with friends. Luckily, the Rhinard sisters have had each other, and get along so well together! This adorable trio was so fun to photograph, along with their sweet mom and dad […]

Did you know I am a certified sailor? I fell in love with sailing as a kid at summer camp, hopping on a boat at any opportunity for years, and finally did a course and got certified right in NYC, on the Hudson! Sailing is thrilling and peaceful at the same time. Recently I’ve added […]

Lately I’ve been thinking I would love to offer documentary photo sessions in addition to my portrait sessions, to capture a unique activity each family loves to do together. The Liners were totally on board, and decided to make mom Stasia’s famous white chocolate chip cranberry walnut cookies! The kids love baking with their mom, […]

Oh sweet Cecilia!! This baby is the calmest and quietest newborn I’ve photographed yet; a total dream to photograph! Both of her parents are absolutely head over heels in love, naturally! What a beautiful family! Cecilia’s nursery is just precious; I loved all the creams and soft textures. I love photographing the tiny details that […]

Baby Beau is a total sweetheart! I’m so happy for the Cooper Family; it’s been a wonderful journey, photographing their engagement, wedding, maternity, and his first day at the hospital. A week old, Beau is already growing more handsome by the day! Heather and Dion have picked up parenthood quite naturally; they’re cherishing every moment […]

I always love photographing sweet little newborn babies! I’m so lucky to photograph these precious little ones with their adoring parents in the first few weeks of their lives! Little Cole’s mom and dad invited me to their beautiful home on the Upper West Side to photograph their new family. All 4 of the grandparents […]

Last summer I had the pleasure of photographing the marvelous Metz family up in Traverse City, Michigan.  Back then, they were a trio.  Last month, when I photographed them at their awesome home in East Grand Rapids, they were a quartet!  Little Miss Matilda joined Team Metz earlier this year and is the perfect addition […]

I was overjoyed to photograph sweet baby Westley shortly after his arrival! I loved photographing Trisha’s maternity portraits just last month! It seems like just yesterday I was photographing Trisha and Tim’s first baby’s arrival! Little Ivy is now a big sister! I think she’s very curious about her baby brother. Tim is such a […]

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities — it has such an interesting history and is rich with traditions even today.  The colors, sounds, smells and flavors are all so unique!  I’ve been there 4 times now, (remember this fun engagement session a few years ago?), and was crazy excited to fly down again […]