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
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

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

Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Brooklyn

I visited the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Brooklyn last week for the upcoming CRAVE book. They specialize in cooking and educational classes for adults and kids; check them out!

I loved the look of the kitchen: so bright and welcoming
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Beautiful herb paintings by the owner’s sister-in-law
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

The lovely owner, Nissa.
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn portrait Nissa Pierson

Her dog, Sadie, was following us around during part of the shoot, so I figured she needed her time in the spotlight as well.
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn dog

Yvette Rose of Joulebody

I spent the morning with Yvette of Joulebody, a yoga, fitness, and nutrition company, to prepare for her page in the upcoming CRAVE book.

One of her services is the Kickstart Diet, a cleansing program she developed. She let me sample some of the products once we were finished, and they were wonderful!

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

Yvette demonstrated a few yoga poses, and I just love her smile in this one
joulebody yoga

A meditative portrait
joulebody meditation portrait

FSL Cosmetics shoot in Central Park

I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon in Central Park with Kimberly of FSL Cosmetics. We were shooting for her pages in the upcoming NYC CRAVE book.

central park FSL Cosmetics

Fruits are incorporated in her lip sticks and lip glosses, so I thought it was a great idea to use them for the product shots.
central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

The beautiful Kimberly!
central park FSL Cosmetics portrait

A Greenwich Village engagement session with Rachel and Jason

It was a beautiful day for strolling around Greenwich Village with Rachel and Jason. Super cute and very affectionate, they were so much fun to photograph!

We started out at the famous Gay Street, which is super adorable and reminded me of European streets.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Continuing our tour of the Village, we stopped at all sorts of locations.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

I loved the green light in this doorway.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

The beautiful Rachel
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

The dashing Jason
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

How could I resist the awesome mural at Squad 18′s firehouse?
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Yulia

For Yulia’s shoot I had visions of exploring some gritty parts of Manhattan and also hitting the park near her house. But I woke up that morning to a super hot, humid, and gross day, so I decided against subjecting Yulia to that. It’s important to be flexible! Instead, we shot just about everything in the comfortable air conditioning of her apartment.

The first thing I saw was this cool light fixture that I had to incorporate in a few images.

I did make Yulia stand in the hot sun for a tiny bit, as the skylight was allowing in a beautiful patch in the hallway.

Gorgeous! This was fun to get as I had to hang off the ladder you can see in the background on the image above.

Simple, yet glamorous

A day in Ithaca

I took a day trip to Ithaca after flying into Syracuse for my sister’s senior recital (more on that trip later), and lucked out with a beautiful day! I explored the downtown area, and wandered around the campus of Ithaca College, my alma mater.

I took a stroll through one of the parks

Mmm… yummy

After an hour or two of exploring, I decided to shoot the rest of the day with only my lensbaby. So I focused on the abstract designs, colors, and patterns.

Really, what’s a trip to a college campus without seeing at least one car wrapped in saran wrap?

and a random gummy bear

A day in Ithaca

I took a day trip to Ithaca after flying into Syracuse for my sister’s senior recital (more on that trip later), and lucked out with a beautiful day! I explored the downtown area, and wandered around the campus of Ithaca College, my alma mater.

I took a stroll through one of the parks

Mmm… yummy

After an hour or two of exploring, I decided to shoot the rest of the day with only my lensbaby. So I focused on the abstract designs, colors, and patterns.

Really, what’s a trip to a college campus without seeing at least one car wrapped in saran wrap?

and a random gummy bear