THE HOME WHERE I GREW UP

Sometimes we're so focused on taking pictures of our family that we forget to take pictures of our home. I never knew how important this was until I had children of my own, and after searching, I found precious few photos of the home where I grew up. Something happens when we become a parent; we start to think about our own childhood in ways we never really did before having children.

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10 ON 10 JULY | THE BEACH IN OUR TOWN

There's a lake in my town. It's not a natural lake; it was made by humans. It's a little more than a mile from my house. My daughters lovingly refer to it as "the beach."

"Mama, can we go to the beach today?"

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PARTY OF FIVE

This family asked for photos after their third child, a daughter, was born.

But life kind of got in the way, and the session was postponed. And then someone had the flu, so the session was postponed. And then I had surgery, so the session was postponed. But finally, earlier this year, we managed to find a date that worked, and the stars aligned and everyone remained healthy, and what happened when I arrived can be seen in the photos below.

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THE SKATE PARK

It wasn't that long ago that I got a request from a woman I know to photograph her boys at the local skate park. She's said that her boys loved going there to ride their scooters and watch in awe as the "big boys" rode their skateboards.

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HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS OF YOUR KIDS

If you live anywhere near Bergen County, New Jersey, then I have to ask: is today a beautiful day or what? I mean, it's like movie beautiful. It's beach beautiful. It's open the window and smell the fresh air beautiful. I'm not sure they make days more beautiful by this one.

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WHO DOESN'T LOVE A LOVE NOTE?

Did you know that I send out a newsletter?

It's TRUE! I really do.

Every so often, maybe a few times per month, I'll send out a newsletter. I call it "Love Notes." And I call it that because, quite honestly, I don't like to get junk in my inbox, and I don't want to put junk in your inbox, either.

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AND JUST LIKE THAT...

...school is over!

And I just can't believe it.

My oldest child has two days left in Kindergarten. My youngest, two days left in her first year of preschool.

And me, I'm already crying.

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10 ON 10 JUNE | YES, WE PLAY IN PARKED CARS

Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month. The goal? To tell a story.

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GDPR PRIVACY POLICY

Now for something a little unexciting but necessary.

I've updated and published my Privacy Policy, in accordance with the GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation.

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FOR ALL THAT WOMEN DO

Women are amazing whether they have children or not.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

My mornings usually begin with one or both of you in my bed beside me. Sometimes you wake up before me, and I’m roused by your sweet little hands touching my cheek. Sometimes I wake first, and I try to sneak downstairs for a quiet cup of coffee by myself.

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10 ON 10 MAY | A TRIP TO NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT

Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month. The goal? To tell a story.

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THE MAGIC HOUR FOUNDATION

It has occurred to me, previously and recently, that I and my family are blessed to enjoy relatively good health. Sure, we get colds and ear infections, and my husband and I are old enough to have aches and pains when we sit for too long. But all in all, we are truly fortunate and truly blessed.

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MODEL CALL FOR DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

As a mother, as a photographer, and as someone who really doesn't enjoy tidying up, I have to confess that my favorite photos are the ones that depict real life.

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10 ON 10 APRIL | AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Every month in 2018, I am participating in a photography project with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Each photographer makes a series of 10 photos in a single day, and each photographer shares their series on the 10th day of every month.

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THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or simply living a meaningful life, I wish you all things beautiful, this weekend and always.

 

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10 ON 10 MARCH | IN THE FRONT SEAT

This is the second installment of a 10 on 10 project that I'm participating in with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Very simply, it's a series of 10 photos that I made on the same day which I will be sharing on the 10th day of every month. My goal is to tell a story.

 

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THE S FAMILY

There is something so beautiful and so pure and so innocent about babies. And it isn't just that they are tiny and soft and delicate. It's more than how deeply they trust and how vulnerable they seem. It's that they give us hope for the future. Babies remind us that there is goodness and purity in the world; that there exists the potential for a love so strong and so deep that it defies explanation.

 

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BACK TO WORK

Last summer, I had an unexpected fall and I thought I sprained my ankle. In time, I learned that I didn't actually sprain my ankle, but rather ruined my posterior tibial tendon. Additional issues came to light as a result of the injury, and so I braced myself for surgery in November followed by a long recovery.

 

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10 ON 10 FEBRUARY | CRACKING HARD-BOILED EGGS

This is the second installment of a 10 on 10 project that I'm participating in with a group of extremely thoughtful and talented photographers. Very simply, it's a series of 10 photos that I made on the same day which I will be sharing on the 10th day of every month. My goal is to tell a story.

 

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