Toddlers are cute as can be, and totally unpredictable. I absolutely love the challenge of capturing them. Beyond the camera gear, here are the tools I really rely on.
Grab their attention
The attention span of a toddler is more fleeting than your ever-texting teenage niece. Engage them with silly noise-making toys, goofy faces [...]
Donating to your favorite cause is easier than ever in the age of the Internet. Just click and done. It doesn’t have to be your dime that you give though. Charities are always in need of visuals to promote their cause, so consider clicking your camera instead of your mouse. Giving of your time and [...]
What kid doesn’t love a holiday where you get to play make believe in public only to be rewarded with candy? Sweet! Halloween is a day of fantasy, whimsy, heroes and a cathartic exploration of our everyday fears. No wonder it is the second most popular day of the year in America for photography (ranking [...]
Fall is one of my favorite seasons for photographing children playing outside. Bright red apples present themselves for the picking and pumpkins are ripe for carving spooky silhouettes. Trees alight in vibrant fiery colors and then fall in huge piles for us to throw, crunch under our feet and even jump into.
What to [...]
Is your bump the cutest one on the block? Do you have far away friends and family that you wish you could share your magical pregnancy journey with? Gina and Daniel are expecting their first child and both originally from Australia. They’re calling the artsy area of Dumbo, Brooklyn their home away from home. We [...]
Want to turn some quality time with your family into a stylish lifestyle shoot like they do in the magazines? We worked with Mike and Ryan who love making pizza together to show you how. (Feel free to substitute your favorite – preferably messy – dish!)
Props and Wardrobe
Lighting and composition always play [...]
The scenario: the day starts out nice and sunny – no rain in the forecast. Oops, they’re wrong again! Clouds roll in and drops begin to fall, so you hurry to put your camera away and get everyone in, right? Well, why not let them splash it up instead? You know how much fun they [...]
My memory isn’t perfect but some images have enough staying power in my mind to last a lifetime. I love the childhood photo my mom captured of me at age three catching light. I like to imagine it was an early predictor of my future path as a photographer!
(photo by my mom, [...]