High Line and Brooklyn portraits of Janna and Joel

I had a lovely visit from my sister Janna and her boyfriend Joel last weekend. We started at the Brooklyn Brewery for their tour, and the light there was so pretty I knew I needed to shoot at least a few portraits.

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new york photography portrait

new york photography portrait

We may have gotten a few strange looks as we played in the mess of hangers on the empty coat rack.

new york photography portrait

new york photography portrait

We then explored the High Line

new york photography portrait

new york photography portrait

new york photography portrait

new york photography portrait

Brooklyn Fashion Portraits

I collaborated with the fabulous Anni Bruno of NYC Faces to create some fun portraits of Caitlin, Meg, and Stephanie. We shot at 3rd Ward, which has so many fun and interesting areas in and around the building.

Caitlin
brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

Meg
brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

Stephanie
brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

brooklyn fashion portrait

Astoria Portraits of Jessica

I had been wanting to shoot in my apartment building ever since I moved in, as I loved the light and texture in the lobby and stairwell. My friends Jessica and Matthew joined me to model and assist last weekend.

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astoria new york portrait woman

astoria new york portrait woman

astoria new york portrait woman

astoria new york portrait woman

astoria new york portrait woman

Pin-up Swing Dancers

It’s always fun to photograph my fellow swing dancers. Last month I worked on a shoot to promote a Valentine’s Day swing dance.

Pink, red, flowers, lipstick… all makes for a fun time!
new york city pin-up swing dancing

new york city pin-up swing dancing

new york city pin-up swing dancing

NYC Headshot mini sessions

headshot mini session

Do you need a new headshot? Is it time to update your website photo, LinkedIn profile, or Facebook profile? I’ve scheduled a day of short headshot sessions at a reduced price. Your 1 hour session includes makeup by the fabulous Anni Bruno of NYC Faces and two retouched digital files.

75% off regular prices!
$200 for women, $180 for men

Sunday, March 11 from 10:30am – 5:30pm
Location: 3rd Ward in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Get in contact to reserve your spot!

headshot mini session

Brooklyn portraits with Kim and Katje

A fun afternoon of portraits with two fellow photographers, Kim Salem and Katje Hempel.   I often tell people how important it is for a portrait photographer to be in front of the camera, so I love to get together with friends for a photo play date.  We started outside near Katje’s place in Brooklyn, and then moved indoors when our fingers started freezing and we could barely operate our camera anymore.

Kim:
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Katje:
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brooklyn ny portrait katje hempel fence shadow

brooklyn ny portrait kim salem

brooklyn ny portrait kim salem tea cup bedroom bed

brooklyn ny portrait shadow katje hempel

brooklyn ny portrait katje hempel jewelry box reflection

Katje had this great shawl that we played with for a bit
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brooklyn ny hands veil

And of course I can’t forget the star of the show, Molly!
brooklyn ny dog portraits

brooklyn ny dog portraits

Vintage Fashion Shoot

Gorgeous vintage clothing, beautiful and fun ladies, and fabulous makeup: an excellent combination for me to create.

Wardrobe: Model J Vintage
Makeup: Lani Barry Makeup

Laurel:
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model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Elaine:
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model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Kim:
model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Amanda:
model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Mimi:
model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Jeri:
model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Lani:
model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

model j vintage lani barry makeup queens fashion

Angela in New York City

I had been wanting to shoot around my apartment building ever since I moved in, and I had the chance with Angela.

astoria new york city nyc apartment building portrait

astoria new york city nyc apartment building portrait

astoria new york city nyc apartment building portrait

astoria new york city nyc apartment building portrait

Apple Picking at Stuart’s Fruit Farm

Before the weather turned cold, a bunch of us headed up north for some apple picking at Stuart’s Fruit Farm.

We had lots of fun with the baskets used to reach the apples
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apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

It’s exciting to pick apples!
apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

Who can resist swinging in trees?
apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

I had this great idea to balance lots of apples on Allison. My original idea failed miserably, but I enjoy the apples stuck in various parts of her shirt.
apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

A beautiful rotten one
apple picking stuart's fruit farm granite rock ny

Fat Witches Bakery in Chelsea Market

It’s always a good day when I get to start out photographing and smelling brownies all morning. Yum! I headed in to Chelsea Market to photograph Patricia of Fat Witches Bakery.

I love the polka dotted packaging on these brownies
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Such an adorable logo
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City mugs

Fat Witch Babies! 3-bite sized brownies; super cute.
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Fat Witch owner, Patricia, with her brownie cookbook
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City Patricia Helding portrait

Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City Patricia Helding portrait