Toddler Portrait Tips

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Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they’re probably at their most photogenic between the ages of one and three. If you’ve got a wee one and are looking to schedule a photo session, then I have some toddler portrait tips for you.

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Bouquet and Garter Toss Alternatives

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The majority of my couples are deciding to throw out tradition all together in favor of creating new memories for their wedding. In today’s blog, I offer a few options for couples looking for bouquet and garter toss alternatives. Who needs to toss flowers when you can toss a cat? (I’ll explain.)

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City Hall Wedding Portrait Locations

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If you are going to tie the knot down at City Hall, the reality is you don’t have a lot of obvious options for portraits in the area. Just walking into the Marriage Bureau office, you’ll notice you are surrounded by construction and scaffolding. While you do have locations such as the Little Wedding Garden, Foley Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even Chinatown, which spot is best?  In today’s blog I assess all of your City Hall wedding portrait locations and let you know the pros and cons of each option from a photographer’s perspective.

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A Community Garden Family Portrait

Smiling family for a community garden family portrait

Carla lives in the East Village and is a former member of community garden 6BC. Her father’s 60th birthday was right around the corner, and she wanted to give him the gift of a beautiful family portrait. So what better location for her family portrait than garden 6BC – her own backyard, so to speak? If you have a similar community garden family portrait in the works, here are a few details that you need to know.

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The Pros and Cons of a Restaurant Wedding

Restaurant wedding reception at Bacchus Bistro and Wine Bar

If good food is the top priority for wedding, then a restaurant would seem like the obvious choice for your venue. In today’s blog, I go over all the details of Cindy and Alan’s fabulous restaurant wedding held at Bacchus Bistro & Wine Bar and discuss the pros and cons of hosting your nuptials at a restaurant. Bon appetit!

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Central Park Lake Proposal

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It was a beautiful day on Saturday for a Central Park lake proposal!  Zing, the groom-to-be, did a lot of planning before the big day, and I am happy to say that Claire said ‘yes’!  Check out all the details from Zing’s proposal to Claire in Central Park and find out my secrets to making it look like you have the park all to yourself.

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A Family Reunion Portrait in the Poconos

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Or, How I Photographed 21 People in 6 Hours

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a family reunion portrait. Picture it if you will: a beautiful home nestled in the woods. Inside and outside, 21 family members of various ages are running all over the place being photographed here, there, and everywhere.  That was basically my six-hour day, and it was fantastically fun chaos for every minute that I was there. Are you getting your own gang together soon? I can vouch that a reunion portrait is a terrific idea for families of any size, and here are some tips for pulling off your own family reunion photo session.

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NYC Rainy Day Photo Shoot Locations: Are Public Atriums an Option?

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What do you do if it’s raining on the day of your portrait? This town has a wealth of unique spots to act as a backdrop for any type of portrait. Sadly, however, most of these locations are outdoors. With the rain we have been having lately, I have had to reschedule countless family and engagement portraits. It’s time to find an indoor alternative. And thus, this week I became a photographer with a mission: to search out this city’s elusive public atriums and see how these spaces would work as NYC rainy day photo shoot locations.

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Greenwich Village Halloween Parade Photography Tips

People in costume at the 44th annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Last night I went into Duane Reade and – I kid you not – they were already selling Christmas wreaths at the front of the store. So, to avoid the jump straight into the holiday season I am hereby extending Halloween by one more blog post and am sharing with you my photos from last night’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Check out all the great costumes, and get a few photography tips along the way.

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