Ashley's Head Shots!

I just finished working on the first set of head shots I'm really thrilled about - I took these a while back for my beautiful actress sister, Ashley. Ash has submitted a few from this shoot to various gigs and received call backs, so it's excellent to know my efforts paid off! We had originally settled on three or four images, but I knew there were a few handful more that deserved looking at again. Here are the selects from Ashley's head shots - fun fact, it was actually raining during this shoot, but you'd never know!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Haley's 3rd Birthday Party!

Saturday I drove out to southern NJ for my friend Emilie's daughter's third birthday. Haley, the birthday girl, had a Hello Kitty themed party. I arrived a little bit early and was lucky enough to spend some time bonding with Em's four month old baby, Harper. Harper has the most amazing blue eyes I've ever seen on a baby. It's really funny because Haley is the spitting image of Em, while Harper looks exactly like her dad, but with Emilie's adorable nose stuck on. Em and Mike are really fortunate to have such a mellow, happy baby. Harper wasn't fazed by all the people and chaos the day brought, and totally went with the flow. Anyone in the Tri-state area probably knows that yesterday brought along some crazy weather. Being along the coast, Forked River got the brunt of the storm during the party. Poor Em and Mike's power went off just before the guests arrived! Luckily, they had a big tent set up outside so everyone could keep dry. Despite the storm, everyone had a great time. Kids were playing in the rain without a care, Haley was having the time of her life. I got to see one of my favorite people from SVA, Naomi, and her awesome boyfriend Wayne. I also met Sara, Naomi and Emilie's great friend from high school.

Take a look at the photos from yesterday, I'm sorry there wasn't more, but being a guest and catching up with friends, I was super occupied enjoying myself![gallery columns="4" orderby="post_date"]

An anniversary party.

This weekend was really exciting for my family. My Aunt Gigi and Uncle Michael celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a lovely party on the sunniest, most festive day in July. Gigi gave a moving renewal of their vows, and everyone was nearly in tears. This party was particularly special because our Georgia family came up for the event. I personally haven't seen my little cousins in four years, so it was wonderful to spend time with everyone. Grandma was incredibly excited to have so many of her grandchildren in one place, all at the same time. Check out these photos from Gigi and Uncle Michael's party! [gallery columns="4" orderby="post_date"]

Diane and Mike's Engagement Session

Back in February, I spent a few hours with my friend Diane and her fiance, Mike, wandering around their neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, capturing their love and excitement for their fall 2012 wedding. It was super cold out, but you'd never guess because we warmed ourselves up with tea and put on extra pairs of socks and carried on our effortless photo shoot. Taking Diane and Mike's photos was ridiculously easy - they're so at ease with one another I'm pretty sure they forgot I was even there, it was perfect. [gallery]