ticket to ride

Thrilled to be sharing this little subway story we created here. Isn’t it funny how the things that challenge us the most in life, always somehow end up being the favorite? I admit, I had my reservations about the location. But, many moons ago this guy here used to be my boss, and he has always challenged me and pushed me out of my comfort zone in the best way possible. So, with as much faith as he had in me to make this epic, I trusted him and we went for it. It helped that his kids are the raddest… but man, I think we nailed it.

trust the process

The pure, true, authentic moments are always going to be what I fall in love with from our time together. I will often include so many extra candids in your gallery simply because I can’t NOT give you the images I love. It’s a blessing and a curse. But I have been validated countless times when an image I almost didn’t include, actually ends up being the families favorite. And that exact thing happened with this session… and you know what, it’s always a good reminder for me.

My standards are pretty high. A lot of times if an image isn’t perfectly composed, my gut tells me to toss it. However, sometimes it’s the slight blur in the movement or the off-framing or the weird light that really makes the photograph something special. So now, when I get stuck on an image, I do an emotion check. Meaning, if it’s not technically up to my standards but it makes me feel something, it stays.

So, if you’ve ever wondered about my process, there you have it.

New York Minute

[MANHATTAN] If I had a nickel for every person who has stopped me since becoming a parent to say “it goes by so fast… enjoy every minute!”… I would be rich. And if I’m being honest, it really annoyed me to hear this so often when I was in the throws of the newborn vortex, sleep deprived, juggling babies and hadn’t showered in days. But… it really does. They are right, and all my clients with older kids will attest to it. I’m starting to feel it now.

Even crazier is to see how fast my clients kids are growing up. I shot with this family during my last trip to NY and these kids felt so little. Now, just a couple years later, they are taking the subway solo, shopping with their friends, texting… It’s wild.

So with that in mind, we decided to revisit some of the spots they used to frequent when their kids were just babes. We walked and talked and they told me stories. We took in the view by the water and hit the park where they used to climb rocks. It was super special and a perfect way to conclude my NY trip.



tough as a mother

[BROOKLYN + MANHATTAN] I truly believe that nothing tests your strength more in life than children. Being a parent is such a glorious gift, but wow, do my kids test me on a daily basis. And, while I don’t always feel strong, the mothers (and fathers) I photograph are some of the toughest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Frankly, sometimes I feel like just surviving each day is a win. And, so often we are so deep in it, that we are unable to see those tiny moments of love and tenderness our children bring, amidst the chaos of everyday life.

This is one of the reasons I believe documenting these times is so good for the soul, even if life feels like kind of a mess. (I speak from personal and professional experience.) No matter how rough the day feels and how many curveballs our children throw our way, there is always love and it will shine through even the heaviest of tears, if you look close enough.

This shoot started with a phone call from the mama saying her babes were refusing to nap all day, and then in natural photo-shoot-day fashion, they passed out right before I arrived. This happens more often than you’d think. She asked what I thought we should do, and since I was basically already at her house, we decided to wait it out. Yes, we were taking a gamble on what the mood would be like upon waking, but I knew we’d get good stuff no matter what.

To me, these images perfectly showcase the evolution of moods, the hard work and unconditional love of this mama, and the bond that the three of them have. And that, my friends, is a win.

new normal

[BOSTON] I returned to the city after a couple days by the lake and reunited with another one of my LA families, who had since relocated to Boston. We had just been trying to schedule a shoot before their move, but our schedules just weren’t meshing. So, it was almost too perfect when just a few months later I was going to be in their new city. Fancy that.

We met up early in the morning to hit their local park and play in the creek, then we went for coffee and squeezed in some pictures at their new home in the end. It was so lovely and mellow, and their boys really could not be cuter. From there, I jumped in an uber and headed to the airport to catch my flight back to NYC.


Hello! I am so glad you're here. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. There are few things in this world that make me happier than taking pictures. For me, the purest joy comes with creating art from everyday life.


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