mini with marta & her family...

i am behind. SO BEHIND! i had so many amazing sessions the weeks leading up to christmas (which are now feeling lost in my digital files); i found myself in rockefeller center on an almost-daily basis staring at the most incredible christmas sights. somehow, the lights and sounds of the city have a way of never getting old (the crowds? the crowds get old). it's magic in every sense. this mini session with marta & her family can't be forgotten. here are a few from our time together...

Live like Kevin McCallister at the Plaza Hotel this Christmas!

I had the chance to shoot for Flytographer in partnership with the Plaza Hotel & the Huffington Post for the Plaza's special "Live Like Kevin" experience at the hotel this Christmas season! 

Read more from the Huffington Post about the most festive NYC-only holiday experiences here, and book your own "Live Like Kevin" by visiting the Plaza's website. *cough, cough* Might I recommend the suite??;)

lejdja & her family in brooklyn...

lejdja, her husband, and her sweet little man were joined by some of lejdja's family for our shoot in brooklyn. the pictures (and being with them that day) sent my mind spiraling back to my childhood. i said this on instagram, but i just felt my mind flood with memories of my grandpa. of my grandparents. family relationships. uniqueness of our individual circumstances. the bonds we share. and the stories pictures can tell if we use our lens (like our eyes) to just observe and capture...

at home with the humphreys in brooklyn

there is something so intimate about a shoot in someone's home. if i had to choose a place to shoot, homes would win, hands down, every time. homes are places of safety and comfort. they're where genuine love and happiness can be felt. the vibe of families who let me come into their space is tangible. it's so, so special! home shoots aren't nearly as common in nyc because most homes are small. belongings are more-so temporary. light is sparse. plus, the city is just so alive, home shoots tend to be few and far in between. naturally, when catie reached out and asked me to shoot her darling family, i was thrilled. i had no idea just how good it was going to be!!

little lyla is just days younger than harvey, so going into this, my heart was swooning at the thought of another gummy grin, and getting to pinch the sweetest of cheeks on that darling wobbly head!? 3 months old, guys. it's just so magical.

their welcome was warm. their apartment was lovely (to put it mildly). their brooklyn high-rise view was breathtaking. i can't get enough...