parisians...

jake & haley + their beautiful kids after a soccer game near their home in paris.

we were neighbors in salt lake, and, similar to us, they gave up their suburban space for a tiny city apartment. catching up and talking groceries, transportation, city nuances and more made my heart just burst with joy for their beautiful family and parisian adventure. loved catching up, guys. until next time!

au revoir!

pregnancy glow/sunrise glow

the most beautiful family-of-almost-five in central park. kristen is everything i hoped to look like whilst pregnant, but am positive i didn’t pull it off this well. also, for those who ask what to wear for family pictures, i may just say royal blue EVERY TIME NOW. CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE COLORS?!

looking to capture THIS time with your family? are you in new york city or visiting nyc? let’s do it!

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...

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...

The Hammells in Central Park

remember lucy?! (click here to see her 1st birthday party.) this time around, lucy was healthy, happy, and pleasant as could be. really, anytime i can get down and hang with small people and they offer to share their toy, i feel like we’ve bonded. you know? :) as we explored busy central park, lucy kept looking back at me- as i crawled around, snapping away with my camera. following her. making an insane amount of noise and hullabaloo as we pranced around. as one does when they're me.

also, please take note of drew's killer shoes- drew is the man behind nike stories. you can see more of his insane sneakers here.

and now, for our time in the park...

Alison & her family in Riverside Park

It’s incredibly rare to meet a family from Manhattan- legit, born and raised, and for more than 1 generation! When Alison and I talked prior to our shoot together, she mentioned wanting to spend time together in Riverside Park, in particular, on these rocks and at this playground since this is a special place to her kids & husband (he played here as a child, too!). It’s so fascinating- this job is- learning and being a tiny part of lives for an instant is such a joy. I realize my photography style isn’t for everyone. But I shoot the way I love to see the world- I shoot the way I want to be remembered. And I hope I’m able to grab an hour of the lives of others in a way that they’ll remember. The sticky, dirty faces. The sibling rivalries. The glances between partners. The way the blazing sunlight hits hair and freckles and wrinkles.

This is what makes photography magic to me- the relationships between others and their world. I can’t get enough!