Archive for December, 2017

A Look Back – 2017

This year in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Boston, Louisiana, California, and Washington we shared laughter together, we cried together, we marched together, helped each other, stood up for each other, fell together, got back up together, sang together, danced in a hurricane together, protested, fought & healed together. We supported one another, posed, smiled, ate, drank & watched sports together. We celebrated new life together, celebrated old(er) life together, we had grand openings, we loved, prepared & performed together. We created art together, heard music together, began new projects together, read books together, volunteered together & we achieved milestones together. We held hands, we hugged, we spoke, we listened, we remembered those no longer with us, prayed together, researched together, we even explored maps together. We drove together and played in parks, on beaches, in homes, and in the middle of the street together.

Now we anticipate a new year together.

I am so grateful for what has passed and for what is to come. Your memories become my memories. I cherish them deeply. And as I look back at what we’ve created this year – my favorite part about it all is that we create these memories together! THANK YOU!

I am honored to join you on this journey. Looking forward to 2018!

Happy New Year!!!

       

 

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LaG Family

Friendship, love, trust, support, encouragement, honesty, commitment, strength, perseverance, joy, laughter, respect, acceptance, vulnerability, spirituality, understanding, dreams, music, art, & the performing arts are all alive and well between us. I’ve learned these things, received these things and achieved these things thanks to these friends who have been a part of my life’s foundation & growth for over 20 years! Reunited & reminded again that I can still do and be anything I want while being proud of who I already am! Most importantly – I can STILL always be fully me and nothing more or less when I’m with them…

Wishing you all this kind of joy, love, and friendship in 2018!

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Antonio is 1

My final event of the year was this incredible 1st Birthday party filled with friends, family, dancing, candy, cake, magic, and Mickey Mouse!

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Rangel Family

This weekend wrapped up the holiday photo session season! It was COLD! Sometimes, the snow is fun…snowmen get built, sledding takes place and snow angels may appear. But when that cold feeling gets into your bones, it can be hard to find the fun. Both scenarios, however, have the potential to show what love looks like. This family found moments of joy, comfort, sadness, and warmth. Their vulnerability & determination inspired our time together.

Happy Holidays!

I am so grateful for all of you! New & returning clients, friends & supporters…THANK YOU! Wishing you a very happy holiday season…from my family to yours.

I make my family do crazy things for the camera too!

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Broadway Sings For Tots!

One week ago the Broadway Boys hosted the 10th annual Broadway Sings for Tots concert at The Green Room 42. It is my favorite holiday show! This year I was given the opportunity to sing in the show AND to photograph it! A dream come true! I was so energized while capturing these incredible performers throughout the evening. They kept me inspired and I was very proud to share the stage with them.

The creative director and founder of the Broadway Boys, Jesse Nager, has been my friend for 22 years! To think that 10 of those years he has focused his time and talents to creating an event dedicated to collecting toys for children, who would not otherwise have gifts waiting for them during the holiday season, makes me so very proud of him. Having a friend who continues to uplift and inspire me after 2 decades is a gift I am very grateful for.

Here’s a look at the Broadway Sings for Tots concert. The space was decorated and designed by: Mike Harrison – who also performed in the show.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Washington Heights Family

As my business grows, my community is growing as well. This year, I was so lucky to meet some incredible new families. The family featured on my blog today is one of them…  

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My First Friends

Every once in a while, I like to give you a glimpse into my life. This glimpse introduces you to people who have been in my life for its entirety.

These are my first friends! They are my friends still. We met at Olivet Presbyterian Church and it’s safe to say that, with the guidance of our incredible Pastor, Lee, and the support of his gracious wife, Louise, I learned what great friendship looks like and how to nurture those relationships. We have been through the best and worst together. We have traveled together, built houses together, learned together, fought together, healed together, celebrated each other’s achievements, and have helped each other navigate through difficult moments in our lives. I have taken that example with me into the friendships that came into my life as I grew and I have certainly been blessed with extraordinary friendships. Friendships that I am very proud of. This group is at the foundation of it all. I love them dearly and I’m eternally grateful that they are still in my life.

These friends and I recently took a trip to visit with our pastor and his wife in Delaware. While we were all sitting around the table together we realized, in between bouts of laughter, that it had been 25 years since we graduated from our confirmation class. Here are a few moments from that reunion…still laughing..25 years later.Olivet Presbyterian Church – Confirmation Class of 1992

 

Pastor Lee & Louise

 

Shani

 

Joy

 

Eddie

 

Shermarke

 

Mark

 

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