Modern technology is fascinating in its speed of evolution, out-dating itself faster than ever before. Even as I upgrade my professional photographic equipment, noticing how much faster and better-quality-producing cameras have become, I find myself enamored with how something as small as an iPhone can produce creative results.
Driving back to New York from the mid-west, I stopped at this little rest stop in Pennsylvania, near the New Jersey border. It was too early in the morning and too foggy for picnickers, but the picnic tables themselves seem to become creatures with personalities in the morning mist.
Gather your parent-friends for a fun-filled photo-taking party. Hosts receive a complimentary session, and all guests get an amazing rate on their shoot. Continue reading “Host a Photo Party”
Although I have had the chance to spend some time in Ohio every summer since I left at age 17, I never cease to be mesmerized by its magic that time of year. The landscape is so incredibly lush and green, and the days seem so long with the sun setting around 9.30 p.m. at the solstice. If I could take photos of the fragrance of summer in Ohio, that would truly be the way to encapsulate it. But these photos will have to suffice to conjure the scents of evergreens, honeysuckle, and green grass wafting in the fresh air. Continue reading “Ohio Countryside”
For my third shoot in Ann Arbor, we started inside with some magnificent window light. I adore how sweet the kids looked in this gorgeous wrap-py light. Afterwards, we ventured outside for some shots on the lawn. Continue reading “Ann Arbor, Michigan – Family Photos, No. 3”
Continuing my shooting time at the Law Quad, I photographed a second family. I just love the archways and the stone work of the architecture here; it lends a classic feel to the modern family photo shoot. My favorites from this set are the series of mom and son snuggling, and of dad tossing his little girl in the air. So much love!
This summer, I traveled to Ann Arbor, hometown of my alma mater, University of Michigan, for several family photo sessions. In the spirit of editorial-style photography, I wanted to capture a modern look and feel for these families, using settings that showcase the city in its super-green summer state.
A dear friend of mine invited me to document her kids on location at their horse farm in Medina County, Ohio. I love the hats she provided — just when I thought her kids couldn’t get any cuter! It was fun to watch and record the kids explore and play. It’s always intriguing to observe the interaction between siblings, to see how they share and how they feed off each other’s energy. And, what an amazing setting for a shoot! The kids kept me busy exploring the grounds, and it was awesome that they could play freely.
Driving from NYC to the mid-west for several shoots this June, I saw a sign for a little place called, “Turtle Beach, ” near the Delaware water gap in Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and I just had to stop and see this place. As I exited the highway, I had to enter a one lane road that was completely wooded on both sides. It had rained a lot the night before, so everything was extremely fresh-looking and vibrant green. The entire forest floor was covered in ferns, and a few deer came investigating down the hill as I drove by.