"Its Not What We Have In Life,
But Who We Have In Life That Matters." -J.M. Laurence
While I sit here as Hurricane Harvey starts to invade my area, I find myself longing to return to this lovely day on the beach with Julie and her family. There are not many thing I'll wake up before daylight for, a sunrise photo session one the beach is on of 'em.
“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.
“Anyone can be passionate but it takes real lovers to be silly.”
From the moment I met Veronica, I knew she was a cool cat. She and my husband, along with their siblings, were all childhood friends and recently reconnected when Veronica came to visit her sister who lives here in NYC. A few months ago after David popped the question, Veronica reached out to me about booking me for an Engagement Session on my next trip to TX. So last month on an incredibly warm and humid summer day, I met the happy couple in Galveston and we had a marvelous time!
So let me tell you about Veronica and David- I've never met a more giddy couple! Through the course of their session there was so much laughter and joy and it was plain to see how in love they were. There were many times that I would be trying to give them direction and they wouldn't even hear me because of how lost in their little world they were. It was perfectly romantic! I felt incredibly honored that they entrusted me in capturing these special photos, ones I hope they will treasure for many, many years to come.
I. LOVE. SENIOR. SESSIONS.
I felt so blessed to have several super awesome Senior Sessions during my latest trip to Houston. The first of them was Andrew and let me tell you about him... I've known Andrew since he was itty bitty and I'd venture to say I was probably his first crush (sorry to make you blush, dude!) and he was the most adorable little boy. Then he and his family moved away for a long while and next thing I know I'm photographing his Senior Portraits and he's turned into a MAN!! Talk about crazy!
But really, I couldn't be more proud of the kind and intelligent human being he's become. He was born in Galveston and spent the early part of his childhood there so it was only fitting to have our session there to make it feel full circle . Between Andrew's infectious energy, the beautiful scenery and weather we had, and the special relationship I have with their family, it was just an extra special shoot and I couldn't be more proud of the way our collaboration turned out! I wish Andrew all the very best as he transitions into adulthood and college. I know he's going to take the world by storm.
I could go on and on about it all but I'm going to stop myself so that you can see it all for yourself!
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!)