These faces used to sing with me when I was teaching Music. They were babies at the time. To have them in front of my lens now, to see how they’re growing, was a wonderful gift! I can still see them singing…
One of my favorite days of every year is the day I get to photograph this family!
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On this Thanksgiving Day…my gratitude for what I’ve learned from this couple, and from this unforgettable day, is immense!
I read this quote a few weeks ago and jotted it down for this post. “Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness…has never danced in the rain.” I’m going to go out on a limb and say that everyone who was present at this wedding knows the truth of that sentiment. And we were all led to believe in it through the example set by the bride and groom!
I wasn’t sure exactly how to put a story of this weekend together. I took photos of the windy day before, when plans were being shifted around due to Hurricane warnings, as well as the sunny day after, where we all gathered for Beignets in the park. Ultimately, I decided to share, with you, the moments right before Hurricane Nate showed up at this New Orleans wedding (which happened to be only 1 minute after the bride and groom showed up)… into the moments where everyone is beginning to wonder how the event will unfold in conditions that could have been catastrophic…into the moments when we all learned that happiness can absolutely shine brightly while dancing in the rain.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Photos captured on film from this wedding, and from my time in NOLA, are being featured on instagram.
The flowers at this wedding were done by: pick-a-petal
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How could I not be grateful?! My dear friend, and her amazing family, always adds a lot of joy into my life. This was one of those days…
I’m starting this blog with one of my final images from this photo session with this lovely high school senior because when your client, from Minnesota, asks if she can do something with an obvious NYC background…NYC SHOWS UP..and I was very proud of my city! So to the cab drivers who all pulled up to the stop light together, to the tour bus driver who joined them, and to the awesome dude eating his folded slice on the go – I thank you!
Before that final image happened, I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful high school senior, Kayla, on a beautiful Fall day. I had such a great time capturing her and having the opportunity to see so many layers of her beauty and determination. This young lady, Kayla, is a sibling to another young lady, Lindsey, who has Rett Syndrome. This holiday season my business is donating 10% of all gift certificate purchases to rett syndrome research trust, an organization with a mission to drive the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders. If you’ve been wanting to invest in the gift of photography for yourself or someone else – now is a wonderful and meaningful time to make that investment. You give as you get with a gift certificate purchase via my online store. Thank you, as always, for your support.
Rolleiflex film scans from this family session are being posted on instagram.
I am forever in gratitude to this couple for hiring me to capture their beautifully, intimate wedding at home. After my first consultation with them I told myself, “If they book me, I will purchase the rolleiflex camera I had been wanting for so long.” The moment they confirmed that I would be their photographer – I bought the camera! I didn’t tell them this until I arrived at their wedding with the rolleiflex in hand and asked if I could capture some portraits of them with it since they were the reason I was able to buy it sooner than I had originally planned. They obliged and were so patient with me, knowing I was still in practice mode with it. In the end – I was thrilled to be able to deliver an extra gift of “vintage” quality photography to them on their wedding day.
The film captures appear together at the end of this blog post.
ROLLEIFLEX FILM IMAGES…
This week, in preparation for today’s memorial service at the World Trade Center, I had the opportunity to join with the employees of Marsh & McLennan, a company that lost the second largest group of people on 9/11, as they volunteered to help prepare gifts for the families of those lost and to clean up the site where their colleagues are being remembered today. It was my honor to capture these moments.