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? […]

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A Hudson River Park Family Portrait

Smiling family in a Hudson River Park Family Portrait

Park Portrait Strategies The heat is still with us here in New York City, and families are crowding into the parks to soak up the last rays of summer. If you have scheduled a family portrait in a local park and find yourself surrounded by other like-minded families, how do you take a good photo […]

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A Family Reunion Portrait in the Poconos

Family on a deck for article on family reunion photo tips

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 […]

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Happy Labor Day!: A Forest Hills Family Portrait

Forest Hills family portrait

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing weekend with friends and family. In keeping with the feel of the holiday, I thought I might share with you a recent Forest Hills family portrait session here in my own backyard.

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A First Birthday Portrait, Plus Tips on Using Props in Family Portraits

First birthday portrait in Central Park

Saturday was a complete washout, here in New York City.  Friday, on the other hand, started off beautifully, and it was a great day for Nicholas’ first birthday portrait. Find out all the details from our Central Park shoot, plus get some tips on using props in your family portrait.

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The Challenge of a Day in the Life Family Photography Session

Little boy going to daycare for a day in the life family photography session

An early happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there (including my own)! With the upcoming holiday this Sunday, I wanted to pose a challenge to you for your next family portrait: why not take a chance on a day in the life family photography session?

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Image File Size and Resolution: Print vs. Web

Brooklyn Heights baby portrait for an article on image file size and resolution

When I deliver a set of final images to a client, the question always comes up: which files should I use online, and which files should I use to print? Answers to this probing question plus everything you always wanted to know about image file size and resolution (but were afraid to ask) in today’s […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!: Indoor Baby Portrait Tips

Mother and child portrait for an article on indoor baby portrait tips

Just because New York City gets hit with a ‘blizzard’, doesn’t mean that the world stops. Let’s say your little one is turning six-months old and you want a family photo, but it’s too cold outside for that lovely portrait in the park you’ve been dreaming of? Well, have I got some indoor baby portrait […]

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A Greek Orthodox Baptism: Or, No Camera Flash in Church

Greek Orthodox baptism photos at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City

It has always been my philosophy not to use camera flash in a church for any event: be it wedding, or in this case, baptism. No matter the size of the event, a flash popping off is disruptive (and obnoxious), especially when guests are trying to focus on the ceremony at hand. While I may […]

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Photojournalistic Portraits: Picturing Your Photo Shoot as an Adventure

Photojournalistic portraits for a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary

For me, each photo shoot is a unique adventure. I never want the people I photograph to simply stand in front of my camera with a blank smile. Rather, I use my photojournalistic style to incorporate movement, emotion, and most importantly, story, into the frame. This is why I would encourage everyone to think of […]

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