June 20, 2014

Kimi & Ben’s Engagement…

A few weekends ago, I photographed Kimi & Ben in the hidden wilderness of Jersey City’s Liberty State Park. It reminds me of Central Park, this beautiful expansive wildness surrounded by an urban metropolis, and a perfect location to hideaway and take some photos.  We spent some time deep in the park dodging mosquitos and then headed over to the Hudson waterfront to view the NYC skyline. It was a quiet evening and a pleasure to see these two together. After six plus years they tie the knot next month!

June 19, 2014

Wedding Season Begins…

So it begins…busy season, and what a lovely way to start with a beautiful couple at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and working with Lyn Hughes. It could not have been a nicer day or more perfect timing for the blue bells to be in bloom. The Botanical Gardens are one of my favorite venues and the images from around the grounds are always stunning. It was a great day to kick off the season.

May 29, 2014

Rodney & Kajsa’s 20th Wedding Anniversary…

Earlier this spring, I photographed Rodney & Kajsa’s 20th anniversary at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. It was an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, friends, and love at the beautiful Manhattan restaurant. I was honored to photograph the celebration and listen to their memories and accomplishments as a couple over the past twenty years, with two successful careers, two great children, and a lot of happiness.  Twenty years is an amazing achievement and I can’t wait to see where their journey takes them in another twenty years.

April 9, 2014

Sisters…

We were so lucky to finally get a little bit of warmer weather and some sunshine as an added bonus for this sisters session. Can you tell they are related?!?

April 7, 2014

Upstate NY Hiking…

A hike through the woods on a sunny almost spring day with cameras in tow.

April 6, 2014

The Last Days…

April 5, 2014

Daily Life…

Monkeys, motorbikes, and more…

April 4, 2014

Mount Ibituruna…

The large looming mountain you can see from almost anywhere in the city of Valadares, but most locals haven’t visited. I guess I can’t blame them since the drive up is a bit hairy and it is a chore in itself to find someone willing to drive you to the top. Once at the top, the view is stunning and unlike the US, you pretty much have run of the place. No fences, no rails, just completely free to go and do whatever you want, even para-glide or get a drink at the bar (which worried me a little, alcohol + no railings + intoxicated people), or pray to the extremely large religious statue (and local tv/radio station).

April 2, 2014

From the beach to the interior mountains…

After a week at the beach, I spent a week 40 minutes outside Valadares city in the mountains on a farm. The entire town consists of maybe 75 people and most of them are Fernanda’s family in one way or another. We spent the week preparing for her birthday party, riding motorcycles, picking fruit, and exploring the countryside.

April 2, 2014
Postcards I made from some of my photos of Brazil.

Postcards I made from some of my photos of Brazil.

March 29, 2014

Lazy Days…

After surfing in the morning we would often head to the beach with Fernanda’s cousins or head to the river for a swim or stand up paddle session. We stayed with Fernanda’s mom and all Fernanda’s cousins. At one point I think there were 14 of us staying in a one bedroom place. For those who do not surf, an air mattress is the choice of beach activity. I’ve never seen anyone “surf”  an air mattress in the ocean before since that would never fly in the US, but its highly entertaining and popular on the beach in Brazil. The river is definitely not has fun as the beach but I did enjoy jumping out of the trees with all the local kids!

March 25, 2014

Dunas de Itaunas part II…

February 13, 2014

Kristen & Ian’s winter engagement session, complete with 115lb Seamus the Malamute.

I am lucky to have known the Crisman family for over 10 years now and even luckier to have been invited several times on the Crisman Clan ski weekends in Vermont, where I first met both Ian and Kristen. So, when they said they wanted a winter themed engagement session it all made perfect sense. The session took place in the woods of northern NJ and near Ian’s childhood home. After spending a few hours outside in the cold with absolutely no complaints I can definitely say the three of them have a special love of the outdoors and snow.

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