Jacob Thomas Carr | NYC Portrait Session

Jacob Carr is a a New York based pianist, performer, and voice teacher. For his portraits we explored a bit of the old New York vibe in lower Manhattan. I also stepped in to one of his voice lessons which you'll see towards the end of this post featuring actress, Kelsey Claire! Enjoy his story below. [book your portrait session now!]

Welcome Baby Reeves | NYC Family Session

This story begins with a very special connection I have with the Turner Family. While not behind the camera, I am a yoga instructor and teach group classes and private clients in NYC. When Allison and Mark became pregnant with baby Reeves they reached out to me immediately for private lessons. I taught the couple at-home yoga throughout Allison's pregnancy right up until the little man was born. Then a few short weeks later I had the opportunity to photograph this perfect little family at their Upper West Side home. With the holidays around the corner a few of the outfits were chosen with Christmas cards in mind. Take a look at little Reeve's reindeer boots in the outdoor photos! Could he be more adorable? Enjoy their story below. [click here to book your family session now!]

Quinn Jackson | NYC Portrait Session

Quinn and I built this creative portrait session to highlight her personality and originality. She is an actress living and working in New York City and our goal was to capture truthful, beautiful images for her website, social media and audition materials. To make the magic happen we worked with incredible makeup + hair artist, Brad Laskey. I couldn't be more happy with how Quinn's gallery turned out, the only difficulty was having to narrow down the images! Check out her photo story below - all photos are unretouched. I know right? She's stunning. [Click here to book your own portrait session!]

 

Janice, Annabella + Tiny Diamond | West Point, NY

Tiny Diamond is the name of Janice + Annabella's newest family member, a one-year-old 120lb Great Dane. This was their first photoshoot together and even though TD (her nickname) is one of the biggest puppies you'd ever see, she is incredibly sweet and full of love. Our session took place on the campus of West Point Military Academy facing one of the most beautiful views of the Hudson River. Trying to get a giant puppy like TD to sit still for photos is no easy task, but it was definitely a fun adventure! The ladies of this bright little family inspire me so much with their light and energy. Annabella is a pure sparkler of joy - you can tell by the grass stains on her knees and the playful shots we took at the end of the shoot! Enjoy their photo story below. 

Ramat Family | Beacon, New York

I photographed the Ramat family on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Beacon, New York. It couldn't have been more beautiful with the fall foliage surrounding us. In the beginning we explored abandoned train tracks at the end of the village's main street that were covered in gold leaves. Then we made our way to a riverfront park to catch the last bit of light. We laughed pretty much the entire time, my cheeks were sore from smiling so much by the end of our session! Here's their photo story. 

NEW YORK WEDDING | Beckwith Pointe

PUJA + JJ  

Puja + JJ's story is beautiful and inspiring. An intercultural union, they decided to honor and celebrate both of their traditions and family histories with two ceremonies. The couple's first wedding took place in India and their second in New York. I had the opportunity to capture their engagement photos and the festivities at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle. The day included a traditional Jewish wedding under a gorgeous canopy and a reception with lots of dancing! One of my favorite moments was towards the end of the night when JJ + Puja made a speech about the importance of love and how a union like theirs may not have even been possible years ago. They thanked both of their families for welcoming each other with open arms in a world that may not always encourage tolerance and accept differences. It was such an honor to be there and to photograph such a special day!