“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along
the wind which touches its surface.” - Santosh Kalwar
If you've followed my work for the last few years, I'm sure you'll recognize this gorgeous red head, soul sista of mine. I had no idea of the adventures I was in for when Nikol and I's friendship was born 4 years ago! In addition to her incredible performing and choreography talents, she is also an inspired Life Coach empowering artists and creatives. We've collaborated on several shoots now for her business, Zen Red NYC, each one growing in our artistic ability and collaborative trust. Her most recent shoot took us to Fort Tilden Park and Far Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY.
Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories." —Genie,
Maggie has been dreaming of this moment her whole life. I should know, we've been friends for as long as we can remember and her biggest aspiration has always been to live the joys of motherhood. Back in December I photographed she and Zach's pregnancy announcement! Since then they've learned they're having a baby boy named Cooper. Being weeks away from their due date it was time for their much anticipated Maternity Portrait Session.
I'm feeling nostalgic... indulge me...
I have a specific memory from when I was around 11 years of age. I was in rehearsal for BAHBT's Nutcracker where I was playing a party girl in the first scene. A little girl sat in the front of the room, she was the child of one of the adults in the show. She was probably about 4 or 5 years old, and intently watched the rehearsal play out. She had on an adorable dress, her curly brown hair pulled back in pigtails, and glasses sat on her adorable nose. I remember looking her thinking she was the cutest thing I had ever seen. That little girl quickly grew up to be my side kick and fellow lover of musical theatre, and is now a beautiful young woman with her own theatrical career!
"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone." -Unknown
I had the immense pleasure of dancing alongside Candace during my season as a Rockette. She is the pure essence of everything a Rockette should be- glamorously tall and effortlessly classy, with a heart of gold! She and her husband, Vinu, were one of my first guinea pigs back in the day for an Engagement Session. I was thrilled when Candi reached once again about booking me for another session, this time for Maternity Portraits!
Back in March I met up with my sister, Nikki, in D.C for one of her many half marathon races! It was my third time to visit our nation's beautiful capital however it was Nikki's first time. We froze our tooshies of as we hit up many of the famous monuments and explored the city on our weekend trip!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)