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Portraits of a Gift

I wanted to offer you a glimpse into my life for a change. My friends and family celebrated my birthday in the most unexpected and glorious ways imaginable that spanned the month of February. They gifted me with travel arrangements to where they are in order for me to spend quality time with them. Not only was this gift exactly what I needed but I couldn’t ever receive a better gift than quality time with the people that I love! They are the most extraordinary gifts in my life – not only on my birthday. Everyday I have so much to be grateful for…..and I am…..extraordinarily grateful.

The Gift of Them.

February 2017

Quotes by: John O’Donohue

Photos taken in: Ocean Park, Washington

Siesta Key, Florida


Boston, Massachusetts

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Ocean Park, Washington “Your friends were once strangers. Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life. Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent. Now your life is unimaginable without them. Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you. To lose these now would be to lose yourself.”  “The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.”

Siesta Key, FloridaThe hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true.   

Boston, Massachusetts We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity.   “Your noble friend will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. Such friendship is creative and critical; it is willing to negotiate awkward and uneven territories of contradiction and woundedness.”

The Douglass

Brooklyn! If you haven’t stopped into The Douglass for a cocktail and a burger, you may want to consider doing just that. I usually photograph people – but this job quickly opened my mind to include photographing food when the staff allowed me to taste all of the food you see here! Every bite was delicious! I may have sipped a tasty drink or two as well.

The wait staff is exceptional and there is plenty of space at this bar. There is also a room in the back perfect for parties and large groups!

If you like good eats and a fun atmosphere – check out The Douglass!

©Suzanne Fiore Photography

SEE Eyewear

Check out this “Day in the Life” session with SEE Eyewear. I visited their 4 locations in NYC, observing and capturing their phenomenal customer service. The concept of this brand is unique and the product attractive offering a wide variety of styles. I returned to the SoHo location for an eye exam and was so impressed by the care and attention from the doctor on staff.  Visiting SEE Eyewear is a guaranteed enjoyable experience.

Take a look at what you can expect when you visit SEE by watching the video below.

Thanks to:

SEE Eyewear – Greenwich Village

SEE Eyewear – Columbus Avenue

SEE Eyewear – SoHo

SEE Eyewear – Brooklyn


Music Credit:
Everybody Got Their Something
Artist: Nikka Costa
Available on iTunes

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A headshot session with this powerful woman, Alexis.


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This blog post features lovely Ali.

I’m sharing this portrait session with you to give you an example of what it looks like when I bring my studio to your home! My traveling studio consists of one light, a reflector, my camera gear, me and you. A lot can be accomplished with a simple setup.

Home can offer comfort, a unique and personal background, and props that you’re familiar with. I always strive, as your photographer, to make you feel as comfortable as possible with me and with being in front of my lens. I also understand that being in front of a camera can be a real challenge for many no matter how comfortable you feel with your photographer. It’s a challenge for me! Choosing a place where you feel secure can help bring out your most relaxed and honest self. Despite my own discomfort in front of a camera, I always let my nieces take selfies with me or I hand them my camera when they want to photograph me. I do this because I know that one day – when I’m not here – they might want to see me. A photograph gives them that gift. I encourage you to find a way in which to be comfortable in front of the camera. Be in photographs with your kids, friends, family members, spouses, and have a portrait taken of yourself. If being in your home will help you to feel most comfortable, I will bring my studio to you.         

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Kurt and Ruka

At the end of last year I took a trip to Boston and photographed the wedding of one of my best friends. Kurt has been in my life for 24 years and I can honestly say that it has been, and continues to be, one of my most meaningful friendships. Kurt found his perfect match in Ruka. Their love for each other is exemplary and I was delighted to witness how their relationship inspires everyone who knows them, myself included.

I’m always thanking Kurt for staying in my life for so long. I don’t know how I will thank him for adding Ruka to it! It all seems too good to be true!


Women’s March NYC

My words struggle to encapsulate the energy of yesterday’s event. I hope my photos will offer insight to those who were unable to attend or chose not to. I also hope the images continue to be a reminder, to those who were present, of what a meaningful and powerful day it was.

Feeling very proud to be a New Yorker, an American, and a Woman!

Here’s what I witnessed through my lens in NYC.


Keep up the momentum here.

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March with me!

Tomorrow, I will use my legs to march!

Today, I’m using my voice to inspire!

What positive words would you use to describe yourself? I’ve needed to find uplifting words to continue reminding myself of my value. This project, although challenging at times, was a helpful reminder & allowed me to feel empowered.

I invite you to “march with me” by finding positive words that you would use to describe yourself! Share your words with me, if you feel so encouraged.

Love to all!


(Special love to my #1 man – my father – who has always been, and is still, proactive in showing me my worth!)

Check out my instagram page to see portraits of the incredible women, from all around the country, who have inspired me in many different phases of my life. The words here easily describe them as well.  #womensmarchtribute

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The Ghostlight Project

Advocating inclusion and diversity with New York Deaf Theatre, IRT and Our Voices.

Proud to stand with them.

A not-for-profit, professional theatre organization, NYDT is the longest running company of its kind in the greater New York City area and the third oldest Deaf Theatre company in America.

Our Voices is a multicultural theater company dedicated to investigating themes of otherness in society whether they are culture, language, gender, or ability. Our Voices actively cultivates an inclusive experience that more accurately represents our shared humanity and the world in which we live.

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists.



The Katz Family

Fun with this new family is featured here today! I love meeting new clients and this family was no exception. The parents welcomed me into their home and we immediately connected and had a wonderfully relaxed and enjoyable session. I also had the pleasure of meeting their son’s loving Nanny. When I was teaching music, and had the opportunity to witness not only the parent child relationship but also the Nanny child relationship, I always thought how lucky that child was to have an extra dose of love and support around him or her – when the Nanny was as wonderful as the one who works with this family.

When I walked into the family’s house with my equipment, this young boy gave me the biggest smile as if he knew me and was excited that I was there! He, and his family, were a joy to photograph! So grateful to have been invited into this loving home.

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