Monday, December 27, 2010


Blizzard 2010

One of my kids was jubilant over the snow. The other was not.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

mask • cold spring child photographer


Happy Birthday to the loveliest little Ruby around!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

senior photos


In the midst of my fall madness, I jumped at the chance to attend a photography seminar in Philadelphia. I didn't even mind the drive, since I finished listening to my book club book on CD. (Getting stuck in traffic on the way back helped.) It was amazing to learn from the awesome Shannon Sewell, who inspired me to push my work to another level. These photos were from our afternoon shoot. A big thank you to the lovely models who were super patient (and amazingly calm) when faced with 10 photographers acting a little bit like paparazzi.


Friday, December 10, 2010



I've been so swamped with holiday photo orders, that I've been ignoring Ye, my Faithful Readers/Blog Stalkers (O! How I love Thee). I've also gone a little batty (see previous sentence). Still, this photo fills me with such glee, that I had to share. I mean, who doesn't love a flying baby?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

bubbles and balloons • peekskill family photographer


This shoot had all the right ingredients: a happy family, bubbles, and balloons. We played down by the Peekskill river front and I decided not to let the bright mid-day sun scare me. I love the results!

Monday, November 8, 2010

gerber baby


I've been a little absent, but I've had a good excuse...MINI SESSIONS! It was a great day, and I'm now slogging through 12 groups of edits. Plus, I had the chance to photograph the most amazing family in New Jersey for a bar mitzvah family session! And in the middle of all of that, I had the privilege of photographing this amazing 4-month-old. Isn't she just perfect? I had to share! I've photographed both of her brothers and let me just say this: They are not fans of the camera. But their little sister was the perfect little model.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween

Halloween Bee

If there's one thing Cold Spring does up, it's Halloween. So even if you're not a big dress-up fan (ahem, like my husband) it's hard not to get dragged into the commotion. It's a whole-weekend affair, with a parade down Main Street and a concert down by the River. Then Parrott Street—its houses covered with cobwebs, witches and Hitchockian birds—shuts down for trick or treating.

My kids are the cuties in the crayon costumes, which earlier this month, in a moment of grand delusion, I decided to make. I soon realized that I while I may excel at some things, costume-making is not one of them. So a big, public shout out to my craftastic friend Andrea (see proof here) who despite her own crazy life-load, took on the project last minute and saved the day.

Halloween Crayon
Halloween Crayons 2

Monday, October 25, 2010

swimming in the eyes of beautiful children


I had an epic Sunday with 10 beautiful (and energetic) families. I ended up completely exhausted, a little bruised, and totally satisfied with the outcome. Now, onto the edits. I can't wait to share, but in the meantime, here's a photo of my own, who helped me experiment with set ups for the day o' photography.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2 spots left!

No photo today, just wanted to let you little pretties know that I've got two mini-session slots left open: 2 PM and 3:30 PM. Come and get them!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

they're back!


I had such a great time doing these mini-photo shoots last year and am looking forward to meeting more of you this year. $75 gets you a 20 minute session with me as well as one fully-edited jpeg to use for your holiday cards. Additional files can also be purchased (grandparent gifts, anyone?). Slots are filling up fast, so email me if you want a slot. Grown-up families are welcome too!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

mr. shmooshums, the expanded edition


I blogged a sneak peak of el smoosho months ago and then failed to post more photos from the shoot. And how is that fair? 

family with newborn

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

north fork, long island

Dodge and Beach

I’ve been to the northern fork of Long Island before. First, when writing about Paulette Satur, the heel-wearing wine rep turned farmer, for More magazine. She and her chef-husband Eberhard Müller showed off their delicate baby mâche and wild baby arugula. The North Fork was once known for its potato farms. Now, there’s a wine trail, abundant farm stands, and Paulette Satur’s delicate baby mâche. I came again a few years later when Claudia Fleming, famed for her Gramercy Tavern desserts, decided to quit the city and open her dream farm-chic restaurant with her chef-husband Gerry Hayden. She took me on a tour of the freshest food the North Fork has to offer: Sweet, ripe white peaches from Whickam’s Fruit Stand, green zebras from bio-dynamic farmer KK Haspel , striped bass plucked from the Long Island sound. All of these, magically transformed in the tiny kitchen of the North Fork Table & Inn. (The experience has only improved. My advice: Order the tapioca dessert. Don’t question, just do.)


So when my mom suggested a family trip to Greenport this summer, I jumped at the chance, my two girls in tow. This time I was able to experience lots of sunrises (my girls get up way too early on vacation), which allowed for some beautiful photos. Kids at sunrise, boats as sunrise, flowers at sunrise, the Orient Point ferry at sunrise. We gorged on fresh, organic berries from Oyster Ponds Farm. Filled up on fish and chips from Crabby Jerry’s. Road the Greenport carousel. Enjoyed the best coffee I’ve had (outside of Italy) from Aldo’s. And tasted nut-laced scones straight out of the oven (another benefit of the early morning wakeup).

honey sticks
Orient Point
Girl on Beach
Coffee Pot Lighthouse
Greenport Sunrise
Shelter Island Girl

When you’re driving towards the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, you should take Main Road. It’ll take you longer, partly because the traffic moves slowly along this country road, but mostly because you’ll want to stop at the various farm stands for freshly roasted corn (so juicy the “corn milk”—that’s my aunt’s term—will pop in your mouth) and the vineyards for…well, wine.

Long Island Sunset

Saturday, September 18, 2010



This little princess (a very serious little princess) charmed me with sparkling shirt and shy smile. Don't you love the enchanted forest she's hangin' in and how the late afternoon sun peaks through the trees?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

happy birthday holimama!


Can't wait to share more from this beautiful blogger's shoot. But for now, a quick favorite with wishes for an amazing year.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010