“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” - Hermann Hesse
Natalie & Maxime got married on one of those perfect summer evenings in the Catskills. They were surrounded by friends and family in a cottage and later barn setting, which fulfilled their dreams beautifully. It was quite dreamy.
Sometimes love can’t help but seep through the pores and spread all over. If that’s the case, these two are soaked. It’s such a pleasure to witness a couple early on in their engagement- ready for all of the adventures ahead.
Ashley and Marcus always loved the water, having gotten engaged on the beach, so a boat cruise wedding was most fitting.
The passage of time has brought giggles and discovery for this family of three.
Caroline and Trey are a joyful couple that always embrace each other's silly. It takes special people to seize a moment and run, unabandoned, through life's spraying fountains.
Growing a family in Brooklyn was always a dream for Chamin & Brian and they knew their family was complete upon the arrival of their daughter, poignantly named Brooklyn, and later their son, Kingston.
Lisa and Ben welcomed their second baby girl to their Brooklyn family. Looks like these sisters are going to have quite the fun time.
Emily and Jeff adore their pup, Louie, but knew their family required more. What a surprise to learn that they would get not one, but TWO additional family members to love and pour over.
I had the pleasure of spending a little time in the world of Taleea & Anita with their beautiful son, Ike. Hailing from Australia, these two have made a loving, warm home in Brooklyn, NY. Both are self-proclaimed “shy to the camera,” but can’t help but light up in their son’s presence.
Time surely does fly as I’ve watched this couple grow from marriage to a budding family of four. Nothing is more challenging (and fun!) then wrangling a 3 year old, but sometimes the chaos is the best part.
Melanie (an identical twin, herself) and Michael were shocked and then elated to learn that their family would not be growing by one, but two. Their daughter, Vivi, took on the protective role of Big Sister soon after.
Reid and Leah expectantly anticipated the arrival of their first child, a baby girl. They wanted to capture the levity of the time with a taste of their favorite gelateria and a stroll through their neighborhood in Park Slope. Leah said Reid's ability to be silly and make her laugh is one of his characteristics that drew her to him most.
Lindsay and Brian were elated to learn they would be having a baby girl. They named her Sloane and couldn't wait to introduce her to their world.
The chemistry between this lovely band is evident and was oh so enjoyable to document.
I had the opportunity to visit India where I was able to meet these beautiful people and faces. It is a country of color and aroma with so much to offer its travelers.
Akane & Andrew expressed feeling so fortunate to find a home to call their own in NYC. They chose to specially document Johnny on his first birthday in the Big Apple.
Reid and Leah were overjoyed to welcome their daughter, Riva, in late June.
Jake was elated to have made it through his Haftarah reading without stumbling and to have at long last reached his PARTY!! Fake tattoos, games of coke & pepsi, and an ice cream bar made his day most memorable.
Rebecca and Jonathan got engaged in the most NY way- after boating in Central Park. They couldn't wait to be married in the city they call home.
I had the privilege to travel to Guatemala in summer's past. I came to know Guatemala as a country with deep spirit where the people truly understand what it means to be happy with what you have and place utmost value on family and community. They also have giant horrific bugs that will haunt me for life.
Lindsay and Brian could wait no longer to be married and chose a court house wedding for their nuptials. This was followed by a feast of a dinner at their favorite restaurant in the West Village accompanied by close friends and family to celebrate their union.
China has a rich and varied landscape. In the south, I was able to visit the Lonji Rice Terraces, which is land worked by the Yao women, as well as meet a Cormorant Fisherman whose family has a long history in the profession.