a sandbar in the hamptons

one of the most beautiful, special, wonderful days this summer was spent in the hamptons, photographing two friends- mara & casey- and their families. first up was mara’s family, and we spent most of our time on the beach, outside their home, and…. drumroll……. there was also this moment when brian asked, “do you want to walk out to the sandbar?” at which point i think i just stared blankly, trying to figure out if he was being serious. i mean, COME ON. OBVIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY? we waded out, and i proceeded to pinch myself and repeat not-so-quietly, “WHAT IS HAPPENING!? HOW IS THIS REAL?!” so many times, that they likely questioned my professionalism. it didn’t help that the jumper i was wearing was weighed down with water, then covered in wet sand, so per usual, i was looking particularly fabulous.

so here’s the deal. 2020 is right around the corner. trips are planned, others are in the works, and i want to photograph you whether you’re in nyc or somewhere else. contact me to schedule a shoot, or look here to see if i’m coming to your home turf. let’s create more of this. the new, and the special, and the magical.

xx

maternity + home tour

some photos of the most beautiful mom-to-be, in the most beautiful apartment.

maternity photos don’t have to be “maternity photos,” and photos of your home don’t have to just be perfectly staged “home photos.”

no house will ever be perfect, or ready, or done, but stopping where you’re at now and remembering this time in a place that is meaningful to you is all that matters. this day (over a year ago now) was so special!

do you want photos in your own home/apartment/space? LET ME KNOW! it doesn’t have to be ready or perfectly lit (#nyc), or just as you wish it could be. let’s do it just as it is. as you are.

xx

#WOCthebook: CONGRATULATIONS, Latonya!

today is the day! it’s BOOK RELEASE DAY for my amazing friend, latonya!

Woman of Color is beautiful and powerful and inspirational. i’m not a reader, but this reads so much different than a normal book. latonya, i’m so proud of you! congratulations x 1,000,000!

*also, so thrilled that this next photo is featured in her book! also, a bunch of other photos from some of our shoots together in 2018…

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...