Lifestyle Photography in New York City - Metro
Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island
Seeking out a New York City lifestyle photographer? Would you prefer to create memories in an easy and original family portrait session? When you bring one of our handpicked lifestyle photographers into your family to do your next teen, couple, family, or maternity portrait session, you will receive joyful photographs that capture the authentic personality of you and your family.
Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City stands as a forerunner of culture and boasts tremendous locations for memorable family pictures. The city skyline sits as a truly unique backdrop that presents families with a New York City style family portrait session that cannot be matched. Made up of five Burroughs, the city provides a vast cultural smorgasbord for families, setting the stage for stunning memories which will be captured by your family photographer. Manhattan is the location of New York’s downtown and is home to internationally flavored locations and possible sites for your family photos. It also provides outstanding scenes for urban-style family photography moments. With fine restaurants, beautiful hotels, classic historical churches and a buzzing climate of excitement, the possibilities are endless. Activities for the family on vacation are endless in Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and seemingly infinite other options. Your NYC family photographer will be pleased to offer endless creative options, like Central Park, that will leave you with the most spectacular photos of your family day. Yet Manhattan is only the beginning of New York City’s landscape. Brooklyn is located on the westernmost point of Long Island and is the region that offers Coney Island with its famous amusement and unique flavor for families that cannot be offered anywhere else. As a cultural melting pot, Queens is a “United Nations” of cultures. Home to Astoria, you will find the location of the historical World’s Fair, the Queens Museum of Art and strong Greek tradition that will make for family moments and pictures to remember. Home to the Bronx Zoo, the Apollo Theatre and the New York Yankees, the Bronx provides a cultural experience for exciting family moments captured by your family photographer. Staten Island is a short ferry ride away from Manhattan, offering city life as well as miles of beaches to make your family photoshoot extraordinary. All this will be captured with memorable family photos that will provide lasting memories.
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I seek to capture natural, authentic photos of my clients. For the last 20 years, I have worked with people from all walks of life to create images that truly reflect their personalities. My style evolved out of my own self-conscious nature. I didn't want my clients to feel uncomfortable or overly posed. I want to bring out the best of them and you!
I studied photography at the University of California - Santa Cruz and received a degree in art with a concentration in photography. In 2000 I moved to New York City and began an internship with portrait photographer Joyce Tenneson. Under her tutelage, I began to develop my own personal portrait style, a blend of photojournalism and relaxed portraiture. I shoot every family session personally and have always loved photographing children and families. I must admit, not surprisingly, with the birth of my first child in 2012, my love for photographing babies was taken to a whole new level! I have become obsessed with artistically capturing the story of my daughters’ childhoods. I have found that passion spills over abundantly to my amazing clients as I aim to create authentic, beautiful portraits full of real moments, laughter, and love.
My photography roots began with a career in photojournalism. I found immense joy getting to discover the communities I lived in while shooting for the local newspapers and having the opportunity to document people’s daily lives. That documentation of daily life is what I am now bringing to my portrait sessions – telling the stories of you and your family: Those every day simple things that we may take for granted. Those little moments that you will want to remember forever. The natural interactions of you with your family.
I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.
After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.
Basic human nature compels us to take an interest in photography. How can we understand the passage of time, the reality of the past, and of right now, without it? I cannot think of any other medium that so greatly encompasses preservation, appreciation, gratitude, and documentation the way that photography does. Photographs have power. They can transport you to another time, they can conjure a once vivid memory after it fades, they can show you what love looks like and at the very least, they can record a moment or an image of something you never want to forget. The magnitude of family photography is what interests me. I strive to make images that are real, raw, and emotive. They are artistic and classic and genuine and in a few years, or in many years, they will be waiting for you when you want to recall the memories that you are making right now. I have been photographing weddings and families professionally for over 13 years in Philadelphia, New York, and surrounding areas. I've learned that it's not about being in the right place at the right time, it's about being open to everything that is happening around me.