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This weekend I photographed an engagement session for my awesome friends, John and Ingrid. I love these two, and it was so much fun to get them in front of my camera. We shot at Floyd Bennett Field, which is a former airfield out near JFK. I have been wanting to shoot here for a long time, and was thrilled when they suggested it for their session. Much more to come, but here’s a small sneak peek!


If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been more politically active than usual lately. While I’ve always had activist tendencies, I have gotten too complacent in the last few years. I’ll be honest that the results of the election completely blindsided me, and I realized I cannot take our freedoms for granted anymore.

In the last few weeks, I have found myself calling my senators and representatives almost daily, protesting for the things I believe in, and donating money whenever I can to organizations that are out there doing the hard work to protect our rights and the rights of the most vulnerable people in society.

The Muslim ban has been particularly jarring. It’s one of the most unAmerican things I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime. I have decided to use my work to raise money for one of the most important organizations helping refugees – International Rescue Committee. I have been a longtime supporter of this organization, and the work they are doing is more important now than ever. On January 29th, IRC launched a $5 million emergency appeal to help cover funding gaps tied to the Trump administration’s executive order. You can read more about their appeal here.

From now to March 3rd, I will be selling prints of my travel photography through my shop, and 100% of the profits will go to International Rescue Committee. You can buy prints ranging in size from 4×6 to 11×14, and each image is printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Deep Matte paper, guaranteed to last for 100 years. I am offering prints from a variety of locations, including Iceland, Italy, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Yellowstone National Park, and more. Once your order is placed, you can expect to receive your print within 7 business days. (These prints are unframed. If you live in NYC, I can recommend a few local places to have your images framed. If you live elsewhere, I highly recommend Framebridge for framing your photographs.) You can view the full gallery here: Prints to Benefit International Rescue Committee.

I am fully committed to fighting for the ideals I so dearly believe in and resisting this administration at every turn, in whatever way I can, particularly through my work. Thank you for joining me in this fight.



It’s time for my favorite post of the year – the best of 2016! This year was so wonderful, work wise. I could not have had a more delightful clientele. I really cannot express to all of you who have allowed me to photograph you and be a part of your weddings how much that has meant to me. Thank you for making my job so happy, so easy, and so much fun. I am beyond grateful.

A lot of these weddings I haven’t yet blogged, and I will get around to doing that sometime in the next few months, but I didn’t want to wait on sharing my favorites from the year. This was such an interesting year. I got to photograph couples in unique locations all over the city, from the Columbia University campus to a grove of cherry blossoms in Central Park, from a gorgeous cathedral on the Upper East Side to – I’m not going to lie, the highlight of my year – the Gershwin Theater. In November, I photographed my final City Hall wedding, which was bittersweet, as I have so many fond memories shooting there. For the fourth year running, an overwhelming majority of my couples were Australian. Thanks, Australia! You keep my business afloat. And this year I had more sunrise weddings than ever before. I always offer it as an option, and over a quarter of my clients took me up on it. More sunrise elopements in 2017, please.

And speaking of 2017… I want to talk a little bit about my plans for the coming year. This year I’m going to focus more on newborns and families. I will only be taking on a handful of elopements, as my schedule allows. My twin daughters are at a (mostly) delightful age, and I really want to spend a lot more time with them this year. As I’ve mentioned before, I will no longer be photographing elopements at City Hall, but I will take on weddings anywhere else in NYC. If you’re eloping in 2017 and interested in getting on my calendar, I hope you’ll get in touch!

These are my favorite images from 2016. Some I love because of the composition or light, some I love because of the moment, some I love for reasons I can’t explain… I just do. I’ve included my favorites from the handful of engagement sessions I photographed this year, as well as my favorite portraits from my time in Iceland. Next week I’ll have a round up of my favorites from all the family and newborn sessions of 2016, so keep an eye out for that. Now on to the pretty!



  • Oh hay, I’m in here! You had a seriously lovely year. I loved scrolling through your beautiful work :) I’m excited for your 2017!!

  • So many gorgeous couples in gorgeous locations! I love the Iceland photos and loved getting to finally meet you in person this year!

  • So beautiful. I love the colours and tones you get. Also heyyyy it’s me! <3

  • KJ you are a light master. These are so stunning!

Yesterday was my last wedding of 2016, and I couldn’t have ended the year with a lovelier couple! I met Holly & James on the steps of City Hall, and after their ceremony we headed to Brooklyn for portraits. It was such a gorgeous evening and a wonderful way to end my year. Much more to come from this one, but here’s a small sneak peek!

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  • […] going to lie, the highlight of my year – the Gershwin Theater. In November, I photographed my final City Hall wedding, which was bittersweet, as I have so many fond memories shooting there. For the fourth year […]