I’m a sucker for deeply saturated stained glass. It makes me happy in a way I can’t completely explain. I love to work them into portraits when I can. here I have a bat mitzvah during her temple run through. It’s an unguarded moment but I love it. The window takes up 2/3s of the image and her upper body takes up an overlapping 2/3s. It’s one of my favs from the session.
I love photographing mitzvahs. They have all the joy of a wedding, have the fun of a birthday party and just slightly less stressful than a wedding for a photographer. And since I’m generally not around during the service, I get to see families being real and a bit more relaxed during the run throughs. I like capturing the unguarded moments.
And the unguarded moment applies to the party too. My goal is to be everywhere and not in the way. I don’t want to affect what happens in front of my lens during the parties. I want to capture your story, as it happens.
Love my town. The rainbow crosswalk. Equal rights = human rights.
Blue sky heart!Read More
Looking at the world thru reflections…Read More
Miles of blue sky and sea!Read More
Fields of tulips make me happy! I was in heaven last week at the Holland Ridge Farm!Read More
One of the most spectacular scenes of spring is the 5000 cherry trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park. Stunning shades of pink. Going to to photograph them is almost overwhelming - you don’t know where to start!
A moment in time - save it forever.Read More
We should celebrate when children have one foot in each world, childhood and adulthood. There is no one brightline that actually demarks that moment. But there are a series of small and not so small moments. One is your birthday. It’s a moment. When you’re young, it’s a big deal. When you’re older, it’s mostly not. But in between, we shouldn’t be so eager to move children to adulthood. Personally, there are more than a few times I’d trade with a 5 year old, or even my 19 year old self, any day of the week.
So a party to acknowledge that moment - that fleeting moment - is a good thing. It’s to celebrate this very moment. A moment where your child is in both worlds and not fully in either.
Celebrate life. Enjoy it. Enjoy your children. They will be grown and flown soon enough.
A quiet moment before the party!Read More
Nothing quite like being carried in as a grand entrance! This is one for the books. So very cool!
N had a grand time at Cedar Hill Country Club! N and his family had a wonderful fun time! From the grandest moments to quiet and touching…
This, is what it’s really about. Nothing more or less.
Years ago, I worked in the city. Here, the city meant NYC. I traveled thru Grand Central Terminal. Which is both a station and a terminal. Station, because trains pass thru it and terminal because trains start and stop there. Here’s an early photograph I made circa 1990s.
With my cell, I rarely go anywhere without a camera. Yes, it’s not the ‘best’ camera. But ‘best’ is a very relative word. While my pro cameras offer better quality, they don’t allow for spontaneousness. They are heavy. They need to adjusted. My cell, OTOH, can be turned on with two flicks of my wrist. Yes, I often go in and edit the photos. Yes, they can be blurry. But it does allow me to capture small moments.
Small flowers on my lawn as I run out the door.
Larger flowers above my head.
Native spring flowers in the backyard.
Some days, it doesn’t take much for me to get distracted and going inside to get the camera may mean getting pulled into something else and not coming back out.
Spring and fall are my fav times of year - Mother Nature puts on a great show!
Spring has sprung, finally, but it’s still a cold day with a bit of wind. The magnolia petals are being whipped around the yard, getting battered and bruised. It’s overcast. And cold. And it’s spring. And I’m inside, writing blog posts and my heart isn’t in it. So I need to take a small mental break and visit my vacation photos from years’ past. This one below, was from our trip to Maine over a decade ago. A green building reflected in blue water. So peaceful.
And here - the sun setting on water. East coast. Only three places in the US you can see this. Can you name all three?
Answer: Cape Cod Bay, Cape May (Delaware Bay) and the west coast of FL and Keys.
Look at that deep blue/teal line - so very pretty and calming. I can feel the sand between my toes. Imagine myself on that sailboat. Ok back to work. Break’s over.
Small spaces = many choicesRead More
I love color! The teal of the tallis - reminds me of a summer night sky - well after sunset but before night falls - a planetarium blue!
I'm a sucker for light. All light. Here are pops of color and circles and loops and splashes and well a rainbow of sorts. It's a fun and colorful moment and makes me, and hopefully the client, happy!
Really need no explanation....yum!