Ty Corporate Photo Session - January 15th, 2018

My good friend Ty approached me needing some photos taken for his job. He needed a range of photos that were a mix of business professional, business smart casual and athletic. I had such a wonderful time taking his photos, I think it helps that he is a friend! This was the first time I used my new Godox AD200 flash and MagMod Magsphere, which I used on the photos taken indoors. Enjoy!

Real Estate Photography

I have done some real estate/interior photography in the past but it’s been a long time. I recently came across a posting for a freelance photography gig so I figured I’d try for it. I luckily live in an apartment complex that has a model set up of one of the apartments. The application required photos of only one bedroom, the living room and the kitchen so that is why you are only seeing those images. The few things you need for real estate photography is a tripod, a wide angle lens and an attention for detail. The tripod is important because not only do you want the images to be crisp for when clients are viewing them, but there are many instances where you need to create bracketed images because of the lighting situation, for example shooting towards windows. A wide angle lens is also a necessity because it can show off an entire room and it is also helpful for rooms that are very small, like a bathroom. Lastly, attention to detail is of course important. You need to be able to see that all your lines are straight such as walls or counters, or need to make sure the room is aesthetically pleasing and to rearrange things as you think is appropriate, for example how throw pillows are set up, or making sure books are aligned. Anyways, enough ramblings, I hope you enjoy the photos and cross your fingers for me that I get the freelance gig!

Black & White Magazine 2019 Single Image Contest Entry

The rush of the holidays are over and I am able to relax (a little bit). I'm finally checking out this magazine I was published in as one of my pictures was selected as a winning submission in the Black & White Magazine 2019 Single Image Contest Children category! It really is such an awesome feeling and honor. The image was shot using my Pentax 645nii medium format film camera, using Kodak 400TX film.

Emily & Family Mini Photo Session

Emily approached me wanting to do a quick photo session while her dad and brother were in town visiting for the holidays. It was a very quick session and I wish we had more time because Emily and her family are just so photogenic! And her and her husband’s two daughters are just too precious. I hope you enjoy looking through their photos!

Holiday Trains at Morris Arboretum

My daughter has been on a train obsession for quite some time. Any chance I get, I take her to see trains and Morris Arboretum is one of those places I take her often to see them. During the holidays, the arboretum decorates the garden railway with so many holiday lights and other decorations. Of course my daughter loved every moment of watching the trains (especially Thomas & friends). I hope you enjoy the photos!

Megan & Family Photo Session

A little over a week ago I had a wonderful time shooting two families. I met Renee through my daughter’s school and I was so excited when she approached me wanting to do a family photo session for their holiday cards. She also recommended her sister Megan to me, who wanted to do a holiday photo session as well. The session was early in the morning and it was very cold outside. While sessions do not always go as planned, it was hard to tell from most of these photos that the little one wanted nothing to do about taking pictures. But when in doubt, always have lollipops on you (a lesson I have taken and will make sure I have at every photo session!). I hope you enjoy looking at photos!

Renee & Family Photo Session

A little over a week ago I had a wonderful time shooting two families. I met Renee through my daughter’s school and I was so excited when she approached me wanting to do a family photo session for their holiday cards. She also recommended her sister to me, who you will see her family’s photo session in the following blog post. The session was super early in the morning and it was quite cold outside, but everyone was awesome, even the kids were troopers! I have too many favorites and I hope you enjoy looking through their photo session.

Katie, Craig & Ethan In Home Newborn Session

Katie reached out to me wanting to take some photos of their newborn son Ethan. They wanted to keep the pictures simple and do it in their home. Ethan slept for some of the pictures and was awake for others, but I have to say the awake ones are my favorite because his facial expressions are just too cute! Since it was raining and Katie spent all this time making the stand you see in the last photo, I quickly stopped by and managed to grab this shot. The last photo I quickly grabbed for them the next day and their dog Stanley ran in to check on his little guy! I’m so glad I was quick enough to grab this shot, it couldn’t have been more perfect. Enjoy!

Matt's Headshots Photo Session

I was recently contacted by the American Staffing Association to take some portrait photographs of one of their contract employee who was a national award winner for a program the agency holds every year. I really enjoyed working with Matt and learning about how he found the job and how much he’s grown in the position. Below are the three images ASA selected to use on their website and in their magazine for when they announce the national winners.

Geib Family Beach Maternity Photo Session

I was so excited when my friend Megan approached me about a gift certificate for her brother and his wife. They are expecting and she wanted to gift them a maternity photo session. This session was done at Robert Moses on Long Island and I had such a wonderful time capturing the growing family! The pictures below are a mixture of medium format film and digital. Enjoy!

Location Scouting & an Impromptu Photo Session

Recently myself and two photographer friends went scouting for some new photo locations. I also recently just picked up a medium format Pentax 645nii film camera. I wanted to test some film and speeds and ended up having an impromptu photo session! I have to say, these pictures of Valerie with her oldest daughter Ava are absolutely precious. Enjoy!

Adam & Belén Father's Day Pictures

I have been way behind on posting on the blog. And it's not because I haven't been busy shooting, I have! But we are also in the process of moving out of state so it has been quite hectic lately. So throughout the next week or so you'll see pictures from a wedding to a first communion to just a random unplanned mother daughter shoot. 

Below I'll be sharing some of my favorite pictures from Adam and Belén's Father's Day session. These will be a mix of digital and medium format film. The digital images were shot on a Nikon D850 and 85mm f and the film was shot on a Pentax 645nii. I hope you enjoy!