This weekend I photographed an amazing and diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts; part of OUTDOOR NATION who are trying to help people have more access and more fun in the outdoors. Whether it fixing up trials or educating about the benefits of being more connected to nature, this active bunch led by Chris Fanning had lots to say and do over the weekend. Besides meeting and deciding on where best to spend grant money, they pitched their tents in Central Park and Floyd Bennet Park. It was fun time for all,some of them first time ever campers. Some notable speakers were Aria Finger from DoSomething.org
I was thrilled to be selected to be part of this traveling show of NYC photographers. The opening was on Thursday in the Lobby of Belllevue Hospital. The show will tour other hospitals in the city. Come see it her til July 14th.
Amanda, Chris and I had so much fun during the engagement session. We did it in Williamsburg and what I love about it here is that on every corner is a different background of some sort. We walked around the hood until we landed at the waterfront. Can’t wait to shoot their wedding!!
For years, Felicia Young who started Earth Celebrations has been working to promote awareness to climate change, toxic waste, recycling, and the preservation of nature, parks, gardens, and a healthy urban environment. I have photographed many events for her in the past. This year she organized the amazing Hudson River Pageant. The costumes and rituals were amazing. see more photos on Facebook
Yoshie’s parents were in from Japan for Sarah’s special day. She was 100 days old which is a very special moment in the life of a Japanese baby or any baby for that matter.. Yoshie wanted to have photos of the baby with her parents to celebrate..100 days.. This was also a special day as it was the fist time her father held Sarah and I got to photograph it. It was one of those times that I feel especially grateful to be a family photographer as I get to be around people during especially meaningful moments.
When Natalie came for her maternity consultation she had a great coat that I thought would look super during our session. I love these shots of her done right outside the studio.
Fundraisers are not the most interesting event to photograph yet they make the most difference so I am happy to be at them. It is a good feeling to be around so many generous people giving hundreds and thousands of dollars to help those in need. This event was for the Episcopal Social Services. They serve high-need communities in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn; providing foster care, adoption, health care and day care to thousands of children.
Tin Pan is this incredible band that in its purest sense, wants to make you smile. Their joy is when people of any age, from any part of the globe give their full attention for even just a moment to listen to all they have to offer. And offer they do…they make up songs on the spot about unsuspecting yet in suspense audience members. They get groups to shake and shout and toast about and they tell stories on stage that make you wonder if they are talking about you or not. They keep you on the edge of your seat and make you want to sing, or dance..even if you don’t. They are front and center kind of guys; a mix of jazz, blues, country, rock and their own twist at any moment. Here are some pics from the fancy and ever so famous venue Joe’s pub where they had a double CD release party. You can purchase Underdogs and Thundercats at CD baby and The Home Bartenders Song at CD baby too.