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.

February 13, 2014

Kristen & Ian’s recent winter engagement session. Complete with 115lb malamute!

January 28, 2014

Recent Beauty Test- Rachel

January 16, 2014

Kelly & Carlos are getting married!

To go along with their upbeat, artsy, and unconventional tastes we had a little non-traditional engagement session. There was alcohol, ASAP Rocky, and lots of laughs. I am so happy for these two and look forward to the wedding this spring.

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