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Taj and Christine are getting married in California, but they’ve been New Yorkers for a little while so they wanted to have their engagement session here! We met in Central Park, then walked over to the Lexington Candy Shop, which hash been around since the ’20s and hasn’t changed much inside since then!

From the soda shoppe, we walked along Park Avenue and took the subway up to the Museum of the City of New York. After that we got a few snaps in Times Square before cabbing to Gantry Plaza State Park, always one of my favorite skyline-happy locations and a fantastic place to shoot at sunset!

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Isa and Ari are two very happy little people! I spent an afternoon with the adorable twins shortly after their first birthday, while their great aunt and uncle were in town for a visit. We did some playing and dancing in their bedroom, then went out to their backyard, and wrapped up at McCarren Park across the street.

Gotta love twins, never a shortage of adorable moments to capture!

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Kevin emailed me to setup a family portrait session with his girlfriend Alicia and their pup Eva, whom they had recently adopted. I have a special place in my heart for shelter dogs and we picked a gorgeous fall day for the shoot – I couldn’t wait! Right from the beginning I could tell this was going to be a fun session; when Kevin explained how Eva had come into their lives, it was a very familiar story:

We were only supposed to foster her for a couple of weeks, but she apparently didn’t get the memo and decided to stay.

Prospect Park was the perfect location for the shoot, as I discovered that playing with leaves tossed into the air is one of Eva’s favorite pastimes. Pure puppy joy, it doesn’t get much better!

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If you and I have worked together on a photo shoot, chances are you’ve met one of my beloved assistants. If it was over the past year, it was most likely Niki! Niki is the best – without her, I surely would’ve fallen backwards, been hit by a car, punched out by a tourist, or lost a number of lenses across the city by now! So when she invited me to come out and “mentor” a maternity session she’d booked with a friend of hers, I was super excited to be involved.

We started in Adrienne and Rich’s little apartment, which was almost completely packed into boxes as they were preparing a move to Chicago! Then we wandered around Greenpoint’s waterfront. While Niki did the primary shooting, I hung back and offered pointers and tips. I also did a little second shooting for fun, and these are my results.

Thanks for having me along, Niki!

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I met little Noah and his family at Fort Greene Park for a session, to celebrate his first birthday! Noah is the perfect blend of his parents’ looks, with a beaming personality to match; he had a smile for everyone we passed in the park.

At one point, a small group of kids walked by and were interested in Noah’s balloons. They lingered around for a bit, and I could see on Noah’s face that he would’ve loved to be able to get up and play! Instead, he looked wistfully after them as they wandered away. So cute.

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