central park proposal!

kirby set up a surprise weekend in NYC for megan, including this dress she’d been wanting, and a photoshoot to capture their time together. mid-shoot, he dropped down on his knee and proposed! proposals are so sweet. proposals that are caught on camera, are extra sweet:)

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sam & ryan's nyc cookie quest

i always love meeting up with these two beauties. sam & ryan finished their great nyc cookie quest at one of my favorite spots, dangerously close to my place, and we added a few film photos to celebrate all that sugar.

more of their cookie tour here.

if you’re in nyc, let me know. we’ll grab cookies. and get photos while we’re at it;)

***while i predominantly shoot digital, i love to shoot film as well- contact me & well chat!

free fries in soho

HEADSHOTS. On the streets of New York. 99.999% of the time normal ol’ people tell me they are horrendously uncomfortable taking solo pictures - it feels bizarre and unnatural and vulnerable. “I don’t know what to do!” is *always* said. But these images always end up being some of my favorites- they end up feeling so amazing and raw and personal.

SoHo has some of the best architecture and variety, and makes the perfect backdrop for city shots.

Coming to NYC, or are you already here? HIT ME UUUUUP;)

our travel passport: sam & ryan in paris

sam & ryan are two of the most genuine, beautiful, cool, fun people i’ve come across, especially when it comes to the pretty-but-notoriously-unrealistic world of social media. sam is a photographer, and together they are the power duo behind our travel passport. they KILL IT. their photos and videos are drop.dead.incredible. they’re magic in ever sense. they somehow manage to create stunning content, while simultaneously approaching life like actual, real-life humans!

the stars aligned while i was with elle in paris last september; we met up earrrly to take photos together, and it is one of the best parts of the entire trip. the photos make my heart melt now that the trip is a pile of perfect memories. i love these guys, and i can’t imagine a more beautiful couple on a more perfect morning. plus, the people-watching early in the day can’t be beat- all those photographers + clients with their tricks (think baguettes & bread crumbs thrown to lure in pigeons for the shot, and a spare shoe slap on the ground whilst they fly in in front of a glowing tower! BAM! NAILED IT! bahahahaha- so good)!

i’m ready to go back. who wants to come!? LET’S TAKE PICTURES!

brandon & jasmine are engaged!

this is one of my favorite proposals i've done in the city! brandon & jasmine are from newfoundland, and the play "come from away" holds a special place in their hearts- especially jasmine's. brandon planned a surprise birthday trip to nyc for jasmine, and threw in an incredibly perfect proposal as well. why not, eh? ;) 

these two were so incredibly kind and loving, and were a total dream in letting me follow them around for the next bit to capture some of the lovliest parts of fall in nyc. 

i'm so thrilled for you both!!

images for flytographer in nyc.

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...

Phillips Family

i said this already on instagram, but i feel like when young people imagine themselves with kids, they probably envision themselves as these guys (#cool). jenn was the first person to befriend me after we moved to the city- her husband worked with my boss in dc, so we were connected that way. (thank heavens for good connections!) jenn always makes me feel included and way cooler than i actually am. she’s my nearest neighbor, and she’s hilarious & a ridiculously fun mom. if anyone needs to know how to make nyc work for a family, jenn’s the girl you need to talk to.

now that january is here it's time to catch up on some reeeally fun shoots i did right at the end of 2016. starting with the phillips right here in our 'hood.

looking forward to all 2017 has in store!!