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Emily's Bat Mitzvah

March 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

When I arrived at The Village Temple Emily, the Bat Mitzvah girl was giddy with excitement and was full of joy. It made me smile so much that I was grinning from cheek to cheek.  This is why I love photographing Mitzvahs. The joy of family and friends coming together and all the love in the room makes it so much fun. I love to create lasting memories through my photographs for each and every family.

The party space Manhattan Penthouse is on Fifth Avenue and 14th Street right down the street from The Village Temple.  Its a loft-like space with arched windows, wood floors, and a beautiful wood bar.  It's full of natural light streaming in. It was March 2 and it was supposed to be the start to my spring mitzvah season but instead, it had snowed in the early hours.  Slush was everywhere on the street but by the time the party was over the sun had come out and the sky was crystal blue.  A great end to Emily's simcha.

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60 days to go

January 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

60 Days to Go...as my daughter and all her friends say! I say Tradition, Tradition, Tradition...After photographing many, many Bar / Bat Mitzvah's over the past 20 years I sit here contemplating my own daughter's upcoming rite of passage into Jewish adulthood and can't believe it's her turn. The first most obvious is that she's turning 13 but this is amazing to me as I wonder where my little girl has gone. I am filled with emotion! Joy, excitement and so Proud of Hannah and all her accomplishments.

 

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Cha Cha turns 14

November 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

It's always great to hear from previous clients that they want to do another photo shoot.   After photographing Cha Cha's Bat Mitzvah a year ago, Cha Cha's mom had a great idea to incorporate a photo session of Cha Cha with her friends for her 14th birthday party. She wanted a photo session in front of murals and graffiti around New York City. We would meet in Soho by The James Hotel where there is a colorful mural outside and move around from there.  This would be so much fun!  When I arrived at the hotel, I decided to go a step further and ask the manager if there was a rooftop that we could take photos.  The James Hotel was gracious to let us go up to the roof where we could see the Freedom Tower and the Jenga building. It was a super morning and is a great idea for any parents that want to throw a tween/teen birthday party. 

 

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corporate head shots

November 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I recently did a corporate job for a travel company looking to redo their agent's head shots for their website.  Each person's photo is attached with their story of how they got into the travel industry, why, and where their favorite places are to travel. I worked with their marketing maven Eva Braiman and suggested instead of a studio photo lets create the images outside.  By photographing each subject outside and blurring the background the focus is on the person, the background is dreamy and creates more dimension. I enjoyed hearing first hand from each one of them about their favorite places to travel and can't wait to plan my next trip!

061918_Protravel_jw_002061918_Protravel_jw_002June 19th, 2018-- Portrait of Lisa B from the Protravel Syosset office. 061918_Protravel_jw_014061918_Protravel_jw_014June 19th, 2018-- Portrait of Bobbie Hirschhorn from the Protravel Syosset office.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



Curtis ParrisCurtis ParrisOctober 10th, 2018-Head shots of agents of Protravel from the Roseland, New Jersey office.

Melinda GerdtsMelinda GerdtsOctober 10th, 2018-Head shots of agents of Protravel from the Roseland, New Jersey office.


Twins Pre-Bat Mitzvah Portrait Session

October 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Last year I got to photograph Ella and Mia when their sister Ava had her Bat Mitzvah.  When Ava's Mitzvah ended I knew I was going to see them all again next year for Ella and Mia's Bat Mitzvah's. So thrilled to be back together again to photograph their Pre-Mitzvah Portrait Session!!  Just like their sister's, it was an overcast day with the threat of rain.  We managed to make it through without rain and even though it was October it was still really humid!  It didn't matter as the girls had fun being silly and we found a bright purple wall by the Beacon Wine store on Broadway and 73rd street on the Upper West Side!  Looking forward to their May Bat Mitzvah's!

 

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