📸: Wedding & Portrait Photographer
💏: Married to @wellspringwrites
🏰: Lifelong New Yorker
Took advantage of 39 degree weather and golden tones to bring back some summer.
Seriously considering doing engagement shoots at the studio after doing one for @annamal and @rawbee. Just look at these two!
If you’re up for it, DM me!
A portrait cannot capture everything about a person. I had thought different, but I’m realizing it was just me being idealistic. The very act of holding up a camera influences the subject’s behavior, and it’s all interpreted by the photographer. And what’s captured is only a hundredth of a second of that moment. If you’re looking for something comprehensive, you won’t find it in a photo.
What you can get though, is a cup of water from their well of experience. And deeper the well, the more refreshing it is. In preparing for my session with @jesslovesfred I went through the past year of her posts here, and she’s someone who is in the trenches. She makes a conscious choice everyday to dig deeper. Learning about that journey and how hard it can be was inspiring. And more than her vintage clothing, and her talent for styling, that’s what made this session memorable for me.
This project I’m putting together is in a way to remind myself to do the same. To do the hard work of digging through the muck and accepting what’s I find until I see clear water. I hope as I share their stories with you, it can encourage you to do the same.
Throwback to photographing epic bridal parties in the heart of Philadelphia.
I recently found a pattern in how I started and ended each year. It would start with me asking myself: “could I pull this off again this year? Do I have enough to make it to the end?” The year would go on and it would be full of great clients and projects, but as December approached the same question would come up again and crisis would ensue. I thought it was the price you pay of being a freelancer, but that’s not true. It was because of a mindset I chose to embrace; a mindset of scarcity. ⠀
I couldn’t look ahead farther than a year, because I was busy just trying to survive. I would dream of these big goals and projects that would take years, if not decades to achieve. Yet I never made time to actually make a plan and create systems to accomplish them. Who has time to do that when you don’t have a steady paycheck?⠀
The antidote to this isn’t to get more resources, because the poison is from within not without. It’s a mindset that makes me think I don’t have enough.⠀
This is a photo of @wellspringwrites and I from September getting ready to spend another day walking around Paris. It’s a reminder to me that no one who is just “barely surviving” is able to get such an amazing opportunity. It’s a blessing to do what I do and it’s a responsibility to do the most I can with what I have been given.⠀
PS: Thank you @seanwes for speaking the hard truths and helping me wrap my mind around all this.
It’s 35 degrees and all New Yorkers are rejoicing today. It’s all about perspective.
Snow was so pretty yesterday. It’s now all slush and grey.
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." - C.S. Lewis
Hey guys why don’t you go over there and pretend you’re having your first dance... yeah, just like that... perfect!