Studio Info...

Studio Hours: Monday-Friday 11-4

I tend to book up about 2-3 weeks out. If you are interested in booking a session please schedule accordingly.
(in other words don't call the studio asking if we can shoot one day this week silly goose!)

I'll be taking the summer off therefore the studio will be closed from June-September...with the exception of bellies to babies clients.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

author or model?

I had the extreme pleasure of photographing a local author today. She needed a head shot for her debut novel, THE RED UMBRELLA. It will be published in the summer of 2010 by Random House/Knopf. The story is loosely based on her parents’ and mother-in-law's experience and that of over 14,000 other children who were part of Operation Pedro Pan - the largest exodus of unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere. Hey Christina...does this mean that I've been published too? (sort-of, kind-of?) Talk about riding some coat tails!
Anyway please check out her website and of course buy the book when it comes out. I know I will!

Meet Christina... (I'd love to hear your favorite shot of her. Maybe we can help her decide what goes in the book?:0)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

comfort zone

Boy oh boy was I out of my comfort zone today. For those who don't know I spend about 80 percent of my time shooting kids under the age of five. Today was a bit of a challenge for me. I have two children of my own that are 7 and 5 and what I learned today is that I know nothing about 14 year olds. I'll have one someday but the plan is I'll work my way there gradually. Anyway these boys were great and really warmed up toward the end of our shoot. Hey let's face it...would you like to spend a hour in 80 degree Miami heat on the beach taking pictures with a corny 40 year old? (Boys, be glad I didn't break out the squeaky monkey, balls and bubbles!)

I must admit when I look at these boys it makes me wonder about the future of my little Charlie. I sort of see a little bit of him in their faces.

what do you think? Hollister ad?

favorite from the day...

Monday, May 4, 2009


I had the privilege of shooting this family last year 5-11-08. (I love repeat clients...remember repeats gets 10% off of everything!!!)

They live in NJ but travel to Miami several times a year to visit family. I just love them and you will too. Zane is very fortunate...there is not a shortage of kisses in this family. I was also very lucky to have been raised with loving and affectionate parents. I know many people that unfortunately did not have affectionate parents in their childhood. Telling your children that you love them is just not enough. So having said that, GO KISS YOUR KIDS...NOW!

(look at those cheeks, you too would want to kiss them!)

kissing under the lifeguard stand...really...aren't they old enough to know better?!

Ok, now when I say to you that Zane LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this...well I'm afraid that's a gross understatement! Yes you might say that you see a look of fear in his face but oh no. scroll down to the next photo where I zoomed in a bit. You could also confirm with dad that Zane was not to happy when he found out that he wasn't staying there all day just to be thrown in the air. sorry Zane but life must go on.

look at those curls! (he has Scott to thank for that)

I think this is my favorite from the day...

Thanks guys for a fun morning!!!