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.
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.
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!