document one's self

I have always loved looking back at old photos-mine, my mom's, my grandma's. I would go to their houses and take out their albums and look at photos over and over again. I loved getting to look back at photos of my mom when she was younger and get to see how she looked at every stage of her life. I loved seeing the way she dressed, her hair, and even her mood--I'd wonder why she looked so serious in some or what made her smile in that way in others.  Nowadays we are all camera happy with our iPhones and have a ton of selfies in front of mirrors or with wacky snapchat filters. But I wonder how it will be to look back on those kind of photos. Having real photos is a treasure. Being the picture taker often leaves me documented the least. Sometimes I get jealous of my clients' after I give them photos of them and their families and I just want to be in some photos like that. Actually as awkward as I feel when other people take my photo for whatever reason I have always loved taking pictures of myself. Since I was in 6th grade I would get dressed up and use my camera's self timer to take photos of myself. My mother can attest to the rolls and rolls of film I'd have her get developed of me in all sorts of wacky outfits. Sounds silly, I know. But they are fun to look back at. So these days I don't do that all too often but I do once in a while want to be in front of my own lens and capture myself and my emotions and have photos for myself and my kids to one day look back at and remember me at that point in time. They really are nice to have. I'd suggest to anyone to make sure to document themselves regularly or even book a shoot for themselves and have a visual to tell their story.  

whats your story

Let's see if I can keep up with this blogging thing again. I have a passion for capturing souls and emotions. I've been experimenting with shoots that allow me to do just that and really let my vision come to life. Hope you like them. Here is one from over the summer. My gorgeous muse in Greece.


So I've really fallen in love with the fitness world. I began working out regularly almost 2 years ago and what began as a healthy habit turned into a fascination of what your body can do if you keep pushing. Getting stronger is an addiction. I've met a lot of people and have had some fun doing lots of fitness shoots. I love coming up with wacky ideas for them to do to demonstrate their strength on camera. This shoot was with Michelle who is beautiful, strong as hell, and also a super bendy yogi. We had lots of fun and she was willing to do all sorts of craziness including climbing a rusty iron post in the Hudson River and doing an arm balance on it.