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{memories in manhattan – volume 3}

27 Mar

after my experience with the cute stranger on the subway, i quickly started to realize that my fondness of portraiture was beginning to grow rapidly. when i was in college, i never really wanted to fotograph people… my ambition was to work for a place like j.crew and fotograph flat lays on white seamless. i think i would still enjoy something like that, but my point is, i was totally intimidated at the thought of putting people in front of my camera. 

the ironic thing is, part of the reason i was able to save up some money to even move to new york, was due to fotographing some portraits for clients during the summer months while i was living in delaware with a friend. i took the train up to manhattan twice and was able to squeeze in a few sessions on long weekends and put that money toward my moving fund. i think it was during that summer that i really started to fall in love with portraiture. 

the following fotos were taking during one of my first portrait/headshot sessions upon moving to new york. the only person i really knew in the city at the time just happened to be a film-maker, and he knew lots of aspiring actors and actresses that were in need of good headshots. 

i met this lovely young lady in central park for our session. she is of french descent, and i just love her unique features. she was a natural in front of the camera, and it was during this session that i started to really fine-tune my creative portrait eye. 

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{senior portraits | meet mister M}

14 Dec

i had a truly wonderful time working with mister M and his family last month.

senior portraits are by far my most favourite images to capture. there’s something about working with a graduating teen who is just full of hope and promise and excitement. i love talking with them about their experiences, goals, and ambitions. it make me both nostalgic and inspired.

during this shoot, i also had the opportunity to fotograph the entire family, which was fun. but my main focus was on mister M and he was such a natural! as it turns out, his aunt is also a fotographer and so he was used to having a camera in his face… which made it so effortless for me.

here are a few of my favourite shots from the session.

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good luck, mister M! and if you ever need a custom trumpet made, i’ll direct you to the perfect person! 🙂

{new client, miss R!}

28 Nov

i am so happy to be working behind the camera again!

i met this lovely lady just three short weeks after moving to north carolina. she reached out regarding corporate headshots, and i was honoured to play the roll of fotographer 😉

i love her classic look and fiery red hair! miss R was a true pleasure to work with, and i hope to see more of her in the future!

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{happy birthday to me!}

22 Nov

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looking forward to a healthy year… mind, body, and spirit.


i want to take a moment to sincerely thank you all for being a part of my life. for taking the time to read what i write, for enjoying my fotos, for your emails, your comments, your jokes, and your love. i appreciate every word and interaction and cherish each one dearly. some of you have been along for the ride since the very beginning… and it just means so much to me to have you here! ❤

{bell pepper guts}

8 Mar

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what is it about the inside of vegetables that i find so INTRIGUING?!!? 😀

{my furry valentine}

14 Feb

like most pet-owners, i’m a little obsessed… and i’m pretty much in love with my cat. ❤

i mean, how can i not be – look at how cute my callee kitty is!!!!

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i love it when she stands like this or when she looks at me like that…

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and i love her crazy long whiskers and when her ears go back like this…

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she’s mildly playful, and also easily annoyed when her claws get stuck in things…

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and it’s fun when you scroll through film and find pics like these! 😀

i’m just in love with my cat! ❤

{the intricate, cool, and colourful cabbage}

3 Feb

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i am truly fascinated by nature. nothing makes me feel more connected than LIFE itself… you know, the being alive part, not the stuff we fill our lives with. food gives me a feeling that is unlike anything else. when i chop up vegetables, i stand in awe for a minute and marvel at what is before me. i am taken aback every single time i cut a cabbage in half. it blows my mind… i always find myself thinking, “BUT WHY?! why do you grow like that?!” …not to mention that stunning colour!

it truly does amaze me that nature has such intricacies about it. romanesco is one of the biggest food wonders, in my opinion. cabbage is a close second. i am also fascinated by swiss chard. sometimes i look at food and think about how similar it is to us, to humans… so many details going on inside and out. my hope is that we can all try to be a little more like food, like nature. be more of the BEING and not just the human.

i digress. 

i hope you enjoy these fotos i took while feeling inspired by this cool, intricate cabbage.

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when i flipped it upside down, i thought it kind of represented a face. 😉

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are you fascinated by nature?!

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