Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
My husband grew-up on a beautiful farm in DeKalb, Illinois. His uncles and cousin run the farm, raising the cattle as well as growing corn and soybeans. They have the most beautiful land, and the cows are enormous, with funny curls on the top of their heads.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
About two weeks ago I participated in a "Photography Retreat" in the Berkshires. Three photographs who I admire most were our teachers- John Dolan, Phillipe Cheng, and Holger Thoss. Three teachers to only seven students- it was ideal! All of us were wedding professionals, and everyone shared some very inspiring work. I didn't shoot much, but here are a few shots from the weekend. It's always a good idea to wake-up at dawn to get a good photo- but next time I will bring coffee with me.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I recently shot the wedding of an old high school classmate of mine. Kate has been a cheerleader on my behalf for years, referring me to friends to shoot their weddings, and even getting me two fashion accounts. She always told me that when her turn came, she would be calling me! I wanted to be sure to give her the best possible images I could to thank her for how she has supported me over the last several years.
It was a beautiful country wedding, and the weather was perfect. A crisp fall day full of yellows and reds, but just warm enough to be outdoors in a strapless dress. Kate and Brady were married at our high school chapel (same as my husband and I were just a few months before) and it was beautiful.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
It's nice to do a family portrait in the fall! The leaves, the colors, the sweaters. We had a beautiful, cool day. It's always a challenge with any family portrait to provide my clients with a combination of the formal and informal shots. You need to get the family shot, of course, but what makes my portraits special are the in-between moments. That's why I love this shot of the two kids standing in the door. It recognizes beauty in the everyday, and it shows the inquisitive nature of childhood- being a little bit shy, but wanting to know who that stranger is with the camera.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
After this Brooklyn wedding, the bride and groom led their guests out into the rainy streets for some post-wedding partying at a local pub. It made for a romantic departure shot with the streetlights reflecting off of the wet sidewalks and the newlyweds united under their umbrella.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Khosrovi Portrait Station
Always trying to keep it fresh! Here is a slightly different take on the portrait station! Zahra and Ed were married at a beautiful old mansion off of Prospect Park, and they wanted to use the interior architeture of the home as the backdrop for their photobooth. I framed the shots in front of this beautiful built-in bookcase. I love the graphic design of the books and the shelving- a modern background is born out of an antique structure.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We had soooooo much fun at Nina and Russell's wedding in L.A.!! Thank you, guys, for throwing such an amazing party! The highlight of it all (other than my toast, of course) was Nina and Russell's first dance, in which they did a five minute choreographed routine filled with booty shakes and Nina's signature "snake" move. It was amazing.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Farm style meets Hollywood glam. This bride was a movie producer and had no trouble putting together a wedding with major "wow" factor. There were wooden farm tables, antique vases on the tables, hors d'oeuvres served on wooden blocks, and stamped menu cards hung from each chair. The bride even wore a vintage headpiece that she had found - the coolest.
The groom is a top chef in L.A. and they had a family-style dinner. Heirloom tomatoes, fresh fish, and a dessert spread filled with pies, smores, and butterscotch. Delicious!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
A Portrait that I shot of the artist Eva Zuckerman. Eva's work is a
commentary on the idolization of celebrity. She paints portraits
of the stars that don the covers of People and Us Weekly, representing
them in a comical and garish manner. Above her is a portrait
of Jessica Simpson, looking maniacally happy and with one breast
exposed! Eva's work combines an idyllic, almost Disney-like
illustrative quality with a heavy painting style and powerful use of
color. Her work is beautiful, shocking, and hilarious!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
A couple of my favorites from a recent wedding!
Brooklyn weddings can be very beautiful! Who
would have thought that the back of a billboard
would actually be a very beautiful and interesting
backdrop for their wedding ceremony. And with the
Manhattan Bridge behind them as well, it was a
very special location!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
A photograph that I took for my friend Jen Jafarzadeh-L'Italien's blog,
the Haystack Needle. Jen unites the expertise of her days as a home
editor at Real Simple and the lifestyle editor at Redbook with her passion for home design, handmade crafts, and greener living.
"Green Swap" refers to a series Jen is doing about how we can aim to be greener in our lives. She made these letters with cookie cutters! A clever girl! Cookie cutters and moss.
Check out her blog at www.thehaystackneedleonline.com
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Last week I photographed all of the lawyer's from my father's office. I kept the lighting soft and airy, so that everyone would look trustworthy. But I wanted them all to look poised, intelligent, and just a little bit intimidating- as they all are!