Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cameron {portrait of newborn}

The glamourous life of being green {personal work}

Most of you can't relate to using a natural gas pump, but I bet all of you wish you could relate to our monthly gas bill :)

Our lovely little meterman-esque vehicle has two fuel tanks. A regular gasoline fuel tank, and then 90% of our trunk space is occupied by a 5 gallon natural gas tank. We love the flexibility of being able to use one or the other. My uncle and my mom and dad have one just like it- we look pretty awesome with our fleet at family functions.

Natural gas pumps are pretty ghetto. I'm pretty sure most of the pumps around here are at least 20 years old... and the duct tape holding them definitely does loads for my confidence. It also doesn't help that once you've hooked your machine to the archaic pump, the transfer of the gas emits a loud screeching noise that escalates as the tank reaches its maximum psi. Not very comforting.

Being green isn't very glamorous, but with 90% fewer emissions, being able to participate in alternative energy solutions, and of course the economic incentives (the rebate for purchasing this vehicle and our gas bill), we'll stick with it.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Simple Pleasures

Story of Four {portrait of four cousins}

Four kids, one photographer, two mamas, lots of running around, playing princess, playing with trucks, planes and footballs, and a considerable amount of bribery... this is what you get:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Smith {Family Portraits}

What a lovely way to celebrate 15 years of marriage- a family photoshoot! It will be fun for M&D to compare these images to their wedding photos taken on the same day 15 years ago...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scarlett {portrait of a toddler}

I had the pleasure of following this darling little girl around one of the greatest parks in NYC... it's called the Hippo Playground in Riverside Park and its fabulous.

somehow some of the best shots come post-snack.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Skyscrapers and Fountains

I love the little pieces of nature you see in the city... thank goodness for modernists like Mies Van Der Rohe who set the trend for structures with courtyards with fountains and flowers (like the Seagram Building). Makes the city a bit more homey. Well, as homey as New York City can get.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Film is intoxicating. The click of the shutter, the suspense of waiting to see the images you've captured, the trembling hands that grasp the envelope of developed prints... it's all very romantic.

I forgot how much I love film. Now that I've had a taste, I'm never going back. This summer I've been shooting with my Diana, a 1920s Zeiss Ikon fold up camera, and my Granddad's 1959 Contaflex.

I have yet to pick up my 7 rolls of film, so you can bet I'll be back with more. Here are my favorites from my test roll for the Contaflex (you know, just to make sure everything was working).