February 6, 2015

Teen Idol

Sweet guy, at fourteen you're well versed in the most important aspects of teenage life; sneakers, Starbucks and binge-watching episode after episode of Friends. I will text this post to you as soon as I’m through writing it, since that may be the best way to reach you.

This has been a year of big changes and you’ve handled them with ease. I admire how you’re not afraid to be vulnerable and to feel deeply. You’ve put yourself on the line and learned that the gains can outweigh the heartbreak. Thankfully, the little kid I once knew is never too far away. You can go from serious to silly in a flash, with a sly smile and cheeky wit. Happy Birthday with love, from your biggest fan.

January 8, 2015


I felt sad. It occurred to me recently that neither of my boys bears any resemblance to me. As they grow more handsome and confident and I grow more… um, older. But this very intuitive preteen knew just how to mend my ego by telling me that he still looks like me… on the inside. Thank you, sweet guy. Your playful nature, wit and authenticity grabs me deeply. May you always sparkle as you do today. Happy Birthday.

December 16, 2014

Mum's the Word

The modern, cultivated, red chrysanthemum. Anything but quiet.

December 5, 2014

Absolutely Fabulous

I was very fortunate to photograph an event for my favorite clients, Jewish Home Lifecare, at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck. They were screening a fantastic documentary, Advanced Style, which profiles the lives of seven women all of whom challenge conventional ideas about beauty and aging through their own spirited, personal style. The film is based on a wonderful photography blog of the same name by Ari Seth Cohen. There's also a recently published book of his photographs which complements the film. I can't recommend the Advanced Style experience enough; the blog, the book and the documentary which is available on DVD and iTunes.

I urge you to see the film. It's just beyond.

To purchase the book and DVD: http://www.advancedstylethemovie.com/