Meet Michael

Michael contacted me because he was interested in an updated headshot.  He was looking for fresh and new rather than the typical corporate shot.  With natural light and a brick fireplace, we were able to get his blue eyes to be the main attraction!  Check it out! Michael’s job requires business and social networking, so…

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Mexico 2012

I was fortunate to spend a relaxing week in Mexico with my cousin and his family.  Our biggest decision of the day was when to switch from coffee (which was terrific!) to margaritas (also terrific!).  My favorite image of the trip is this first one – Sara and Myla sharing a special moment.

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Congratulations to Morgan & Dave!

I had a fantastic day last Sunday on the boardwalk in Asbury Park photographing Morgan and Dave’s engagement portraits.  Everything was perfect, the weather, the location and mostly the couple.  What I noticed about Morgan and Dave was not the way they were when I was pointing the camera at them, but the way they…

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Christina Shines

Would you want to go back to high school?  I would – but only if it was for my Senior year…and only armed with the knowledge and wisdom that I have today! Christina will be a Senior this year….and she shines.  Her smile took over the park as we photographed her. Christina has one of…

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The Caserta Family

Thank goodness for our mild November days!  I met the Caserta family at Willowwood yesterday for a surprisingly warm day where the sun was shining and the smiles were plenty.  It is great how a day like that puts everyone in a great mood. I love this little area we found – the stone building…

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We are … Penn State!

On Saturday, I visited the biggest Penn State fans I know…it happens to be my brother’s house!  His wife Amy’s whole family are diehard fans.  The first image was the whole family all geared up for the game. I think my nephew’s first words were Nitney Lion, not Mommy and Daddy.  Here are more family…

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The Castagna Family

It was great to see the difference a year made for Michael, Nicholas and Julia.  They are just the right about of polite, yet playful siblings that (seem to?) enjoy being photographed! I think the stone background was my favorite, but we tried a few other things also. I need to call this image “we…

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Cousins!

I always forget how much I love the light this time of year until I have a day like I had with the Bryne & Bell families photographing the “cousins”. It is a golden light.  I love this first image because each of them is enveloped by the light. Thank God for Dad (or Uncle…

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The McIntyre Twins

I had a magical session with the McIntrye Twins – Chace and Tyler with their Mom.  They are getting bigger every day and I am amazed that their personalities are so different already.  First, here they are together. I thought at good title of this one should be “Lean on Me”….or maybe later…”he’s touching me!!”…

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Luke & Joely Shine

I was so excited to photograph my BFF Pam’s twins Luke & Joely at Willowwood last week.  We miraculously got a day between the wacky weather we’ve been having.  They are the absolute cutest kids! Luke & Joely are textbook gender kids.  Joely is careful about her clothing, knows she needs to smile in each…

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Triple the Fun!

I had a blast with Rosie, Collin and Joseph in their backyard last week.  These three tweens really know exactly how to make each other laugh.  We did some traditional poses – Each of their personalities really came forward when I photographed them individually. Collin did the most laughing – Joseph is the organizer –…

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Just for Laughs

I’ve had a very fun few sessions with some very funny guys.  First, Comedian and Actor, Buddy FitzPatrick was referred to me by some friends from Habitat (thanks Lisa and Bob!).  The session started out as many do, lots of small talk and start shooting.  By the end – we were both laughing so hard!…

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Go Rutgers

I worked the Greg Schiano Charity Golf Outing at Fiddler’s Elbow last week with my Rock star photographer friend, Bill Storer.  We photographed the participants with Greg Schiano – the head Rutgers Football coach.  I jumped in for a quick one with him.  It was a great event that raised money for many charities.  It’s…

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Get ready for a laugh!

Happy 1st Birthday to my little Texan girlfriend Rylee.  She and her Mom came to me this week for her official First Year Portrait and we were all left a little sweeter! Here is our Birthday Princess all cute and sitting for her portrait.  She is actually very much on the move and the “sitting”…

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Beautiful Amanda

Congratulations to Amanda who received her First Holy Communion on Sunday.  Amanda has such a natural beauty about her – the communion dress really added to the whole picture. One of my favorite things to do when I am doing family portraits is to gather the women of the family.  This is the 3-generation shot. …

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Beach snow?

The boys and I took a quick trip to the beach on Sunday.  A little too early for suntan lotion though.  It is the first time we have seen snow on the beach.  It was funny when they threw a snowball and it rolled with sand on it. I think we can make them honorary…

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Ballerina Rylee

Visitors to my blog should remember Rylee.  Rylee is here (with her family) from Texas for just two years and we are watching her grow before our eyes. Rylee came decked out in her tutu with her butterfly wand.  Her mom and I got a workout because Rylee is really on the move now.  Every…

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Myla’s first glamour session

For Myla’s first official shoot – we show her proud Mom and Dad as well as big brother’s Nolan and Luke. So curious already – I was amazed at how at 4 weeks, she was holding up her head.  She loves daddy’s shoulder and before long…it was definitely time to rest. I never believe the…

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