Friday, May 30, 2014

Lifestyle Portraits | Seniors | Fashion: Lauren

     A few months ago, Lauren and I got together at our local Starbucks and exchanged ideas for her Senior Portraits over Pomegranate Iced Teas and Iced Lattes. She wanted an American Apparel inspired photo shoot, and so we brainstormed away over locations, outfits, and hoped for warmer days. After many delays with the weather... we finally were able to set a date for the shoot!
     We walked around Sinatra Park in Hoboken, and stopped by the beautiful views of the city. All through the shoot we discovered beautiful areas with natural backdrops that were absolutely perfect to photograph with. I couldn't have asked for a better day or more beautiful model! Lauren it was such a pleasure working with you, you seriously worked it during your shoot... and looked stunning!! Congratulations on your high school graduation in a few weeks... and lots of luck in College! You're going to be great! Here are my favorites of Lauren's session...enjoy and Happy Friday!!! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sweet Love | Proposal: Amanda & Steve

     A few weeks ago a high school friend asked me if I would take photos of his proposal he was planning. I had never photographed a proposal before, but the idea of having beautiful photos full of surprise and emotions overcame me and I couldn't wait to see how it would turn out. 
     Steve planned out a whole scavenger hunt with letters and clues that would lead Amanda to places that were meaningful to them (how adorable is that?!), and the final place would be where Steve would be waiting for her with an "anniversary gift". Amanda loves anything Disney and so Steve wrapped a cute collectible figurine of Mickey proposing to Minnie... in the hopes it would persuade her it simply was just a gift when she arrived.
     I waited far off gazing between Steve and where Amanda would walk by (making sure I was hidden) and snapped photos of her arrival. I then quickly leaped to the other side to get closer before the moment would happen (you would think I was a linebacker the way I was running with my camera and lens in hand), and then tried to find a good spot without having Amanda see me. I finally climbed up on a spot, and was able to capture Steve proposing. After, he pointed to me and told Amanda to smile for the camera =).
     As simple as it seems, I am completely honored to have been there to capture that special moment. Usually only the couple get to really embrace that moment in time, but being there and seeing the emotions unfold....was just so beautiful. And then I realized this is it, moments like these are why I love being a photographer. Seeing, capturing and being part of a real moment in time... it truly struck my heart. 
     Steve and Amanda thank you for allowing me to take part in this special time in your lives, I wish you the best of luck and lots of love! Here are the photographs I snapped of them...Enjoy!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Work of He{art} | Spring Beginnings

     Ahh the Spring. The beautiful flowers that bloom, the sweet breeze that kisses your face, and the birds' soft chirpings in the early morning. Other than the allergies (which I am also not too fond of), the Spring is like a new beginning. I love that the days are finally getting longer, and the excitement of Summer is just around the corner. I love the soft pastel colors which are inspired by nature's own beautiful creations all around us. It's a time of new life, new beginnings, new ideas. It's also a time of stepping outside after such a long cold Winter and finally enjoying the world. Here are a few photographs I've taken to celebrate Spring's arrival. Enjoy!

I love love love my new Spring tote!
Tote: Lulu*s
Did I ever mention how much I love to twirl in pretty Spring dresses? =)
Chambray Shirt: Forever 21
Floral Skirt: Forever 21
Sandals: Steve Madden
Beautiful Pink Sky
My adorable little brother... he's growing up right before my eyes!
CHOCOLATE!!!!!!! nomnomnomnom =D
Disco Eggs!
Pretty Easter Peeps