This lucky little man landed in a house full of girls! With three sisters and his gorgeous mama to dote on him, it's no surprise that this was one of the most sweet and serene newborn sessions I've ever done. At 7 days old, baby Luca was just totally calm and collected, enjoying the attention, giving me a chance to shoot while he was awake, and then soon enough, sound asleep.

Just dreamy.

Snooze away little Luca! We are happy to just pass you around and around. We'll even let Papa have a turn. 


Family circle

Family circle


When your bestie has a baby, it's always an exciting time. But this little girl's arrival was extra special because I'm already so in love with her older sister!

Newborn shoots at home can be the sweetest experience for a photographer. It's a moment to be a loving, active contributor by directing tired parents into poses that you know they'll feel beautiful in later, but also it's being completely invisible, being the silent documentarian to the momentous occasion that a growing family at home really is. It's their first few hours as a whole. It's such an honor.

I kinda think my job is rad.

Welcome to our world, Stella. I plan to eagerly over-document your life. (with love!)

Battery Park City, New York

Battery Park City, New York


A tiny golden goose has arrived! 

Custom wall art by Kultjah

Proud Papa

To document this sweet new life in such a beautiful home is truly a fabulous task. My longtime friend Jenn Falik is a gal who needs no introduction. Her style and taste are legendary, and her newest addition is already carrying on the tradition.

Welcome, Goldie girl! Your big sister can't take her eyes off you. What a lucky duck.

Can you die for this fabulous crib sheet from Little Woolf?


Goldie Nora


sister, newly

Here's a recent newborn session I love! Having known this little gal's mama for many years and having shot her older brother only made my excitement for this session more concentrated. There's something really fun about shooting the new sibling of a child I know and love, especially if I also shot them at the same age. I love spotting familiar mannerisms and expressions, and the similarities in this case were visible at just nine days old. Older brother Derek was away in school but trust me - these two are peas in a pod! 

Photoshoots are nap-friendly.

Photoshoots are nap-friendly.

Introducing baby Zoe, the happiest baby on the block. She was one of the most eager subjects I've encountered in forever! At nine days old she seemed to follow me around the room with her eyes. She was very interested in all of us moving and chattering around her as we fluffed pillows and planned our angles. Perhaps a future assistant?

between-shot snuggles

Finally, a snack and some sleep. A job well done!

Finally, a snack and some sleep. A job well done!

14 Faces from 2014 under 14 Months Old!

I'm a big fan of round-up blogposts, in general. I like to post them because it's fun for me to go back through my shoots in a fun reminiscing way, and snuggle back up to those little faces a bit more before the year flips over to a new beginning. I love all these little dudes and dudettes (and ALL the ones not pictured from this year!) and I'm so grateful they crossed my shutterbugging path.

Best wishes for 2015!


Brooklyn, NY 2014

Never underestimate the beauty of a window-lit room. Even in winter, wait--actually... ESPECIALLY in winter. The muted overcast sun in a New York winter actually bounces around the walls of a room in a unique and beautifully crisp way, highlighting the soft, sweet face of the little one you're giggling with. 

Shooting indoors can often be a challenge. It's a challenge I absolutely adore! With a willing subject and an open mind (and a large-ish window!) it's actually a total joy. While I often shoot with flash as well, my heart holds a special place for the purity of window light.

And how about the enthusiasm from 3-month-old Nora? Can you handle this face! I'm not sure I can. Re-boot!



Changing for my close-up!

Changing for my close-up!


I happily braved the polar-apocalypse in New York City today (6 inches of snow, 13 degrees, wind going sideways!) to visit a glorious day-lit penthouse, the home of five-week-old Vivienne! She's truly a chipmunk-cheeked delight.

It's days like today I am grateful for my job as a borough-roving baby-lover... it takes more than a winter storm to keep me from a new human that wants their photo taken...

Big brother Bob was adjusting well, with the assistance of delicious organic treats. It's the effort that counts, Bob. Don't look at me like that. There's nothing in my pocket.

With the storm in full swing, Viv's mom and I were in no hurry to wrap up the shoot. We gabbed and exclaimed as the snow outside the forty-ninth floor actually snowed UPWARDS. (why didn't I take a video! I was too stunned...)

All three of us, Viv included, enjoyed a snowy afternoon wrap-party beverage as the sun retreated into the stormy white sky. 

Goodnight, Viv!