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  1. What To Expect From A Studio Portrait Session

    Are you curious about what a studio portrait session is like? You’re not alone. A lot clients have the same question. Let me break it down for you… First, I want you to relax. I know your schedule is full and life is pulling you in all directions. I completely…


  2. What Is Contemporary Studio Photography | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    Let’s start by saying what contemporary studio photography is not. It’s not 1980s studio portraiture defined by flashy looking light and stiff poses. Studio photography used to be the standard for portrait photography.  While there were great things about the 80s: movies, mix tapes, hiphop to name a few; studio…


  3. Meaningful Gift Ideas for Dad

    This year it seems more important than ever to let our loved ones know how much we care in a meaningful way. Here are 5 gifts for Dad to show him how special he is. Happy Father’s Day! 1. Write a handwritten letter to Dad, including favorite memories spent together.…


  4. Northampton Studio Opening | Northampton Family Photography

    I’m happy to announce that the studio doors are open! Following the Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin studio sessions again. As of right now, studio sessions are available for small groups and individuals, immediate family or fewer. The studio is open by…


  5. What’s In My Film Camera Bag | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    QUICK STUDIO UPDATE:  Happy Monday and Happy (day after) Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! I hope you and your families are staying safe and happy during this phase of COVID-19. During these past few  weeks, I have been planning out how to manage photo shoots once the…


  6. What’s In My Camera Bag | Northampton Family Photographer

    [Nikon d800 with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens] I like to keep my camera gear as simple as possible and relevant to the work at hand. While I have separate bags for my digital and film cameras, I thought I would cover my digital first. To keep my bag lightweight…


  7. 5 Gifts Every Mother Loves | Northampton Family Photographer

    There are buds on the weeping cherry tree and daffodils in the front yard. Leftover Easter cake sits in the refrigerator. Mother’s Day is only weeks away. While we are still spending our days at home, it doesn’t mean we can’t plan for a special gift for Mom. 1. Simple


  8. Why Prints Matter | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    I remember watching my grandfather’s slide shows and 8mm family films as a kid. I loved seeing the story unfold. Scenes of my grandparents camping, my parents married in a church, me as a chubby baby. All these slides stitched together a story of my history, the people I loved…


  9. What To Wear To Your Family Photo Session

    My mother is an artist and she is the reason I became one as well. She signed me up for every creative class available: acting, ballet and jazz dance, drawing, painting, poetry and writing classes. I knew then I wanted be a writer or an artist.  She brought me to…


  10. Fine Art Film Package | Northampton Portrait Studio

    My favorite portrait setup these days is simple. Winter light, black backdrop, 4x5 camera loaded with black and white film, model seated on a stool at the edge of the window.  We’ve had a surprising number of sun filled days this winter which I’ve been celebrating in the studio. There…


  11. My Approach To Family Photography | Northampton Family Studio Photography

    I like to describe my photographic style as fine art documentary photography based on improvisation. My style draws upon my influences that range from portrait photographers including Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz to photojournalists such as Margaret Bourke-White and Eve Arnold.  In fact, I love this quote by Arnold, which…


  12. The Boatman’s Call Meets Film Noir

    This winter photo session marks the first of 2020. Shot inside my daylight studio with natural light, two windows and a white wall. My inspiration for photographs often come from other art forms. Books, music, and films, especially. I liked the shadows coming through the blinds, reminding me of some…


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