a year of love | november

To finish off this four part series, here are some fun pictures of the whole fams, including Leigh & D's adorable dog, Seamus.  I really love how they've decorated their home.  It feels so styled yet effortless. I have so much fun with these guys, I can't wait to see how much C's grown the next time I'm in New York.  Yay!

See their other sessions here: January 2012  .  March 2012  .  August 2012  .  November 2012


Tribeca, New York, New York. November 2012 | Canon 5d markii 50mm 1.2L

a year of love | august.

July/August came and I finally got to meet Baby C.  Oh how I love babies.  C was so snuggle-able when I saw him.  Looking back on these pictures, it's crazy how much he's grown.  He definitely looked like an infant then.  I so miss this stage.  Babies are babies for such a short amount of time.  I took for granted how much C's changed since that first time I met him.  It makes me a little sad to think of all the babies growing up.  However, it does make me so happy to see these little ones grow.  It's really incredible how fast they grow. This time around I just photographed Leigh with C, as she had plenty of pictures of C with D, being the awesome photographer she is.  (She might deny it, but she's got a great eye.  Do you hear that, Leigh? I love your pictures!! And your blog!)

Anyway, I really love a lot of things.  I'll be honest.  But I really do love the things I love.  And one of those things I love is seeing first time parents with their babies.  There's this picture of my mom that I often think of.  She's sitting in an armchair cradling my (infant) sister, and there's this feeling of serenity and joy in the picture.  My mom and the light is so beautiful.  I'm not even in the picture, but yet this is one of my favorite pictures of my mom.  And that's how I want to capture my clients with their babies.  I want them to remember everything they loved about those early moments with their babies, to feel joy every time they see the picture.

So I LOVED this shoot of Leigh and C.  It marked a point in my business that I thought... "Yeah. I really am a photographer.  My photographs are exactly how I want them."

Enjoy these pictures!

See their other sessions here: January 2012  .  March 2012  .  August 2012  .  November 2012


Tribeca, New York, New York. August 2012 | Canon 5d markii 50mm 1.2L

a year of love | march.

By the time I returned to New York in late March, Leigh was growing into her little baby bump.  I actually don't have too many milestones as an adult like childbirth or an engagement (30 will be awesome, though), but when I look at the pictures of Leigh and D I just smile.  It's kind of weird to think of myself being a part of their lives at that just point even though I was just taking their picture.  But something really does happen when you're a photographer taking pictures of people.  I really do connect with people.  I have cried over events and pictures too many times to count.  If I'm not crying or smiling I'm usually just sleepy. :) Either way... you can't tell but it was cold when I photographed Leigh and D.  That's what I love about New Yorkers; cold isn't cold until it's bitter cold.  Cold for me is 75 degrees.  Sorry, I'm a wimp.  Leigh showed up wearing her cute outfits and I was wearing a three-quarter length puffy coat and still freezing.  And if you haven't noticed, I'm a slightly fascinated with the clothes pregnant ladies wear.  I think women just look so great in clothes when they're pregnant.  I especially loved Leigh's heart sweater from ASOS.  I would have purchased one, but when I got to the online checkout I wondered how pregnant I'd look wearing it, and opted out... (I've never been pregnant, btw.)

Anyway, for Leigh and D's session we explored SoHo one day then I convinced them to meet up with me again in the Meatpacking District.  Those are two of my favorite areas in New York.  I like how industrial the buildings can look.  (Side note: I love it when people say Houston Street like "How-stun" not "Hue-stun".  I pretend I'm a New Yorker because I know to call it the former and I know that 1st and 3rd is 1st street and 3rd avenue.)

So I love photographing Leigh & D. Wouldn't you? :D  At that time I was so excited to see what Baby C would look like.

This is when D was singing the Seamus song for their dog, Seamus.  Hilarious.

See their other sessions here: January 2012  .  March 2012  .  August 2012  .  November 2012


New York, New York. March 2012 | Canon 5d markii

a year of love | january.

I really love my job.  I love that I get to be a part of people's lives and help them remember their awesome milestones.  For Leigh & her family I was so lucky to photograph them through last year.  I've been trying to figure out the best time to post the series, so in celebration of Baby C's recent birthday, I thought this was finally a great time to blog about all the images from his family from 2012. I met Leigh & D at the Highline in New York last year for their photo shoot.  And to be honest, I liked them right off the back.  They were up for anything.  An they're so down-to-earth and funny.  I've loved that we've become friends since that first meeting in January.

This session was pretty exciting as I found out Leigh was pregnant!  So even though she wasn't showing, I thought we had to throw in a little maternity/prego/baby action in the pictures.

See their other sessions here: January 2012  .  March 2012  .  August 2012  .  November 2012


The Highline, The Meatpacking District & Central Park, New York, New York. January 2012 | Canon 5d markii

Love | Ruby & Ben

I have a confession... I get more excited about meeting bloggers than famous people. Actually, in my mind these bloggers are famous. swoon.  So imagine my excitement when I met Ruby and her husband, Ben.  I've been following her blog, My Cakies, since her second little girl was just a baby.  Now they have four little girls!  She and Ben were up in San Francisco on a little vacation and we actually had the session on the day of her birthday!

Like so many of the people I photograph, Ruby and Ben were at ease in each other's arms.  I had so much fun photographing them and giving them this little souvenir from San Francisco. Head over to Ruby's blog to see more pictures.  Here's a snippet of her blog post.

"I am so in love with all her pictures. I think she totally captured how I look at Ben. I always look at Ben with so much googly eyes because he really makes me googly eyed in a very good way. Just looking at these pictures makes my heart all a flutter on how thankful I am that God placed Ben and me together."

Ruby & Ben's love session was featured on Brooklyn Bride! Check out the feature and see even more pictures of Ruby and Ben.  Hurray.