Baby // Alexis // North Carolina

Photographing babies and kids kind of scares me. It is brand new territory for me and I’m not sure how to put my own style into it. I have never been a huge fan of putting newborns in buckets and baskets and posing them. I would rather snap a baby in it’s natural baby habitat doing natural baby things, like playing or stuffing its fingers in its nose and so on. So it has been an area that I hesitate to venture into. So this is my first attempt to photograph a baby in my style – without all the posing and primping. Just a sweet baby girl Alexis having fun being a kid, and playing with her mom.

August 29, 2014 - 1:12 am

Teresa Edwards - These are fantastic you do such beautiful work

A little adventure – Bear Mountain 50 Mile Ultra Marathon

A few months ago, my husband Stephen had the opportunity to pace a friend in the last 10 miles of a 50 mile backwoods ultra-marathon. And it was awesome! I got to sit back and spend the morning taking pictures of runners in nature. We were up at 5am, took a bus to the start location because it was too remote to drive and then hung out and waited for Olin. By the way, the guy who ran, Olin Berger, got 10th place out of 260 runners and it was his first ultra marathon! And afterwards, he acted like he had just finished a 5k. What a tough dude. We had a great time escaping the big city and being in nature. In case you’re wondering, I didn’t have my camera on when Olin passed by me at the end so I only caught the back of him as he finished. Silly me!

Wedding // Lin&Kylie // Brooklyn, NYC

Lin and Kylie – these two – what champs! One week before their wedding, they found out that their venue had abruptly closed down. As in permanently. For good. Yikes! But luckily, they were able to find a new space, and with the speediness of today’s communication, all family and friends were able to make it to the new ceremony and reception site. Whew! Their day was filled with love, laughter and a whole lot of (happy) tears. Thanks to Erica for bringing me along on this beautiful day!

July 31, 2014 - 2:27 am

Elizabeth - These pictures capture the sweetness of their big day. I mean, just wow. Great job.

Couples // Elizabeth&Eli // Central Park, NYC

This is my wonderful older sister Elizabeth and her hilarious boyfriend Eli! In the world of photography, people tend to want to portray their “best side” and pose nicely for the camera, and of course there is nothing wrong with that. These two however, just have an all-out fun time together, as you will see! When you first meet Elizabeth, she comes tends to come off as tough. But believe me, she is a softie and a half! She is incredibly thoughtful and tender and loving and funny. Eli is just as silly as can be, but that hides the pensive intellect that he really is. There are some genuinely sweet and tender moments captured, but for the most part, the reality of their relationship is that they are silly together! I love them.

July 8, 2014 - 4:12 am

Elizabeth - I was worried, at first, because I didnt think we could pull off the ‘gooey eyes/i-love-you-stare/seriously in love’ look. But Boots captured all of my favorite parts of our relationship. We’re goofy and playful and don’t show a lot of PDA. She caught lightning in a bottle, as far as I’m concerned. Eli doesn’t show lots of serious emotions but she coxed it out of him. Thank you for this wonderful gift. I dont know if I can thank you enough. It really is the better than I could have hoped for.

Friends // Macy & Jill // Central Park

Oh these two. I love them. Macy (brunette) and Jill (blonde) are such lovely, encouraging ladies. I was fortunate enough to meet them through my husband Stephen, as they were in the graduate program with him at Columbia University. Right toward the end of the school year, they approached me asking if I could take their graduation images and then some just for fun’s sake. I jumped at the chance! It was fun and they are charming.