A’s portrait session was a part of my fine art boudoir project last year, and I was so pleased with the results.
I photographed Taryn & James’ Central Park elopement on a gorgeous evening last summer. They traveled from Australia with about 15 of their closest friends and family to be married at Bethesda Terrace. I met them at the Roger Hotel for getting ready photographs before heading off to Central Park to meet up with their families for the ceremony. We had incredibly beautiful light, and after the ceremony, we headed off to explore the park and the Upper West Side for portraits. These two were so fantastic to work with, and I love the photographs we ended up with!
During the FIND Montauk workshop that I attended last spring, we were fortunate to have several couples and families model for us, so we could practice what we’d learned. It was a gray, foggy week, so we had very soft, diffused light. I photographed this particular couple on my Mamiya645, with Portra 160 and Portra 400 film. Thanks to everyone who modeled for us! It was such a wonderful experience.
I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of another year. I feel like just yesterday I was posting my 2013 round up. This year I put my personal life ahead of my professional life for the first time in many, many years. Partly because I had no choice, what with giving birth to twins and all, but partly because at the start of the year I made a conscious choice to step back from work a little bit after years of going full throttle. I was lucky enough that I’ve come to a point where I could allow my business to stand on its own a little bit without constantly propping it up – I don’t take that for granted, by any means.
I am excited for 2015 and hopeful. Hopeful that I will be able to find a healthy balance between my work and my family. Hopeful that I will continue to attract creative, kind, fun clients who value what I do. Hopeful that I will continue to grow as a photographer and business person.
Thank you so much to all my clients this year – it was such a joy to be a part of your wedding days. Thank you for trusting my creative vision, and for putting your faith in me to capture your elopement in an authentic way. I have the best clients in the universe, truly.
Here is a round up of my very favorite photographs from 2014. Some of these I like because of the moment, some because of the light, some I just like for reasons I can’t explain. Thank you for an amazing 2014… here’s to an even better 2015!
(These photos are in no specific order.)
I photographed Kristen & Sam’s Central Park elopement this past summer. They were such a dream to work with in every way and gave me so much freedom to be creative. I started the day with them at The Blakely where they were getting ready – and sipping champagne. Afterwards, we hopped in a limo and headed to Central Park to meet up with Genevieve Dreizen for their ceremony. We found a quiet spot around the corner from Bow Bridge for their ceremony. It was completely private and hidden from the path, so their ceremony had such a great intimacy to it. Then it was time for portraits! We wandered through The Ramble and then walked around the Upper West Side, and these two kept me laughing all afternoon. Kristen & Sam – thank you both so much for everything!