Family Stories

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.

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!

Lee Family First Communion Photo Session

A couple of weeks ago I got to shoot some first communion family photos for this pretty young lady and their family. I am so thankful for my wonderful Erik who gave me the honor of photographing this special day for him and his family. We did this entire session on film, and bravely on film that was expired. I have to say, not so bad considering the film was expired! 

Weekly Photo Favorites

I have been a little behind on this, but here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks. We've been incredibly busy between being away for a few weeks and then Belén's birthday in the beginning of the month (I will be creating separate posts from our trip to Arizona and from her birthday). I hope you enjoy!

Belén's 2nd Birthday Pictures

Today my little baby isn't such a little baby anymore! Belén is two, which also means we managed to keep a kid alive for two years. Who would've thought?! (Just kidding!) All joking aside, I had a really fun time taking her pictures. Kids, particularly toddlers, are usually hard to shoot because they want to do their own thing. But this ended up working out for me and is probably (for me anyway) the best way to work with toddlers. The second I would attempt to tell her to do something, she'd turn and run away. So I ended up not telling her to do much except play with the balloon. And I have to say, I think the photos game out awesome! Belén sure knows how to ham it up for pictures, but that's because she's used to my sticking my camera in her face all the time. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do!

Weekly Photo Favorites

Since I take more pictures then I actually post, I decided each week I will do a roundup of some of my favorites from the week. So here goes!

The first two pictures are from a foggy morning we had this week. The weather has been really awful here, whether it's snowing or freezing rain. On this morning the freezing rain gave way to a very late foggy morning, so Belén and I took a quick drive down the the docks near Jones Beach. The next few pictures are from another day this week when it rained, but in the late afternoon it turned out to be beautiful! We decided to take a quick trip to the park before dinner to enjoy the nice break. The last picture was from a birthday we attended this weekend. They came out with a bubble machine and of course the kids could not resist it! I purposely slowed down shutter to try and show some motion of Belén trying to catch the bubbles.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from this week!