Family

Photographed my first ” day in the life ” family sessions recently, and I loved it so much, I can’t wait to do more! This session was unique in the sense thatit has more of a documentary feel than most of my other family work. Most sessions last about an hour, but as this family was close and dear to me, I documented an entire day and focused almost all on candids. I loved telling a story with all the interactions between both dog and humans as well as seeing everyday life as the beauty it is. This was such a fun day with many memories that I, in addition to the family, will remember for years to come.
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On the way to last week’s family session, I was making my way through Rumson and caught this park out of the corner of my eye.  In those few seconds, I knew I wanted to come back and do a session there. The opportunity to do so presented itself yesterday on the Ostrowski Family Session. It was time for their annual shoot, this time , bringing the parents and sister along to join in the fun. The park made for a perfect rustic backdrop , and the leaves were still on the trees and of good colors.  With one of the last few good weekends with good weather, we walked around and got to make some memories, here are a few of my favorites.Huber Woods , Huber Woods Family Session, Family Sessions in Rumson rustic, family session, rumson new jersey, new jersey, family photographers in rumson rustic, family session, rumson new jersey, new jersey, family photographers in rumson, grandpa, grandaughter Huber Woods , Huber Woods Family Session, Family Sessions in Rumson rustic, rustic, family session, rumson new jersey, new jersey, family photographers in rumson Huber Woods , Huber Woods Family Session, Family Sessions in Rumson Huber Woods , Huber Woods Family Session, Family Sessions in Rumson

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It all started many years ago, when I got to assist on Melyssa and Tyler’s wedding. Fast forward some years, and now their family has grown twice. So on an unseasonably warm day, especially for New Jersey in November, we took the troop to Monmouth Battlefield. I shot there recently and saw some spots I wanted to check out on my next trip there. The light couldn’t have been more perfect and loved getting in all the colors of autumn.

 

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I have known The Robertsons for quite a few years now. Laurie had suggested the Howell Living History Farm for her maternity session.  I hadn’t been there before, so with a quick google search, I found a few pics online to see what it would look like as well as the history of the farm.

The history of Howell Farm is long and varied. Since farming began on this site in the 1730s, just about every type of farming situation has occurred there. The farm has evolved from a grain producing farm to a dairy farm and over the years various crops have been grown, animals raised, products produced, etc. The farm has gone through periods of family ownership and occupation and absentee owner/tenant farmer occupation.

Today the Farm exists in its rural setting as both an example of farming as it was practiced in New Jersey in the period 1890-1910 and as a landscape where one can find the remnants of over 250 years of farming practice and life

I also saw it happened to be close to my favorite town in New Jersey, which is Lambertville, and knew by default it would be great. Fall colors, pumpkins, and rustic barns and I silently said to myself, yass… yasss. We walked, we talked, we got hissed at by a feathered friend, and a good time was had by all. I definitely want to go back here again as it was a hidden gem of beauty. I also wanna thank my partner in crime, Kelly, for helping on this session. Several of her images are in with mine.

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A few days ago, I got to photograph The Barsoum Family. Christina is also a photographer, so knowing how good the leaves were turning, and light was getting around this time of year, we headed to Monmouth Battlefield Park to make ample use of their grounds. What I love about this park is not only it’s size, but every time I go back there, I see something different. I loved so many moments from this session, here are just a few.

P.S. how cute is Cooper the doggy?

 

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I got to meet the Brennan family this week at a local park in Westfield. They are friends of friends, and now we are friends haha. I loved this session because I got a bunch of candids as well as exercise while chasing the little one around. We found out as time progressed that somebody loved it when leaves were falling from the sky on him… Thankfully mom and dad did the throwing while I snapped away.

 

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I met Lorin and Greg a few years ago and haven’t seen them since I moved to California. Now that I am back for a bit, on an overcast day, I got to meet up with them at Cattus Island and they showed me around some cool spots. For a photographer, every few feet was an even better place to take pictures. Here are a few of my favorites from their session

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While I was in Portland recently, I got to meet Kimi, Nate, and their two beautiful children through a mutual friend. On my last day there, I got to head to a local park and photograph their family session. Afterwards, we all had an amazing meal and now I have some new friends I hope to visit again as soon as possible. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

 

 

 

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I met Megan and Paul through a friend. Their session was a family /couples shoot/birth announcement/and photos with their dogs… all wrapped in one. I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this session. Standing on a mountain, with 360 degree views of phenomenal landscapes, with a beautiful couple…it really can’t get better than this. I am so stoked about these images as it also marked a new way of seeing and editing. So for me, it meant a pivotal moment in terms of the way I shoot. Here is just a smathering of the images I shot. I literally want to put all of them up, but I digress… you will just have to be content with these =)

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About once a year, photographers of all types head to Vegas for the annual WPPI conference which holds classes on all sorts of subjects as well as a trade show exhibiting new equipment, products and fancy gadgets. Having already been to it twice, my sole intention of going this time was to make use of the desert that Nevada is all too happy to provide. So after spending a few days at the conference, Nikki, Chip and I headed out to the Nelson Ghost Town about 45 mins away from the strip. A popular destination for photographers because of all the rustic elements, history and props to use in their photos. This time would be no different as the three of us explored all it had to offer. Truth be told, we barely scratched the surface of all it had to offer and are already planning to go back again during the next conference. We braved cacti, saw Jackrabbits, and had a beautiful background for our photos no matter where we turned. Below are a few of my favorites and can’t wait to go back!
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  1. Sherry Lee said:
    Wow, just beautiful, stunning photographs....NO...works of art. Just lovely. Makes me want to fly to Vegas and go seek out these places.... @usafurbabies
    February 11, 2017  5:43 pm
  2. pic said:
    this makes me salivate
    February 14, 2017  1:39 pm

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