"If light is in your heart, you will find your way home." -Rumi
She certainly did find her way home.
If you've been following my work for several years you will surely recognize Nikol. Since we met and performed together in 2011 we've become best friends, collaborators, and clients of one another. I've seen Niki rise from the fires of her life and come out on top, more inspiring then ever. Through her business, ZenRedNYC, she offers her services as a life coach empowering creatives and artists. This past year I had the pleasure of watching Niki find her dream man, Chuck, and I will be celebrating their nuptials in a few months!
Each year when we get together for her annual ZenRedNYC shoot, there has always been a theme be it nature, urban, or water. This year's theme was appropriately themed "home." On my latest trip to New York, I took the train out to Brick, NJ where I spent the day with my favorite couple spending some quality time and of course photographing Niki in her new, beloved home. We also explored their backyard marina and a nearby park on the water. I'm so excited and proud for my dear friend and this exciting new chapter of life she's starting. I hope these images serve her well in all her business and personal endeavors!
“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 is my dear friend, Niki's Birthday. These photos are from a Portrait Session I did for her a little while back and have been saving them for this post!
There are so many things I love about Nikol Peterman. To name a few…
Happy Birthday, my zen red headed soul sister! May this new year be the start of a wonderful new chapter and bring you so much happiness. I feel honored to know you and be your friend, cheerleader, and photographer.
Now take your wings and FLY!!
Caitlin Cannon Photography provides photo services in NYC and NJ. Houston native. I specialize in natural light custom portraits which include dance, family, headshots, maternity, seniors, baby, and children. If you feel that my style is a good fit for you and your photography needs, please don't hesitate to contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you!
Currently booking Summer 2015.
One of the very first shoots I did after we made the move up to New Jersey was for one of my dearest friends, Nikol.
I met Niki when we were both contracted to perform in Theatre Under the Star's production of Annie. From Day 1 it was a complete love affair. My love and appreciation for her friendship continues to grow as I watch her pursue her dreams. Her love for inspiration and collaboration is so genuine and special. This photo session could not have been a more magical experience.
Please check out her website zenrednyc.com. Her writing is so thought provoking and insightful that you won't want to miss out!
First blog post!
I had the great honor of taking the photos for the fiercely talented Emily Drennan's debut album. The shoot was this last summer, on a very breezy day. Emily had this gorgeous red dress for her first look, short in the front, long in the back, and when the wind picked it up it was stunning! We shot all over Midtown and Central Park. As you can see in the photo to my left, sometimes we'd be standing in the middle of the street, and Emily literally stopped traffic!
Her second look was a short black dress that showed her rocker side. Emily found the coolest streets in Astoria that had the most beautiful graffiti art I've ever seen. We finished the shoot off on the west side overlooking the river at sunset!
You can purchase her fabulous Two Disc CD by clicking here. If you're in NYC September 30th, you should come to her concert at the Metropolitan Room. You receive a free cd with the cover charge!
I've been a fan of Emily's for years so it was an honor to work with her and see my photos on her album!
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!)