THE MAGIC HOUR FOUNDATION

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.

 

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

 

Read More
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.

 

Read More
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.

 

Read More
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.

 

Read More
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.

 

Read More
FIVE WAYS TO GET GREAT PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILDREN, STARTING NOW

I don't know about you, but a few years ago, I was taking fairly uninspiring pictures of my kids. I really, really, really wanted the photos to come out spectacularly, but, well, for one reason or another, they didn't.

 

Read More
THE V FAMILY

Last summer, my family went to Long Beach Island for a week. It was our first time down there, despite having lived in New Jersey my entire life.

 

 

Read More
10 ON 10 JANUARY | WASHING THE DISHES

This is the first installment of my 10 on 10 project. 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.

 

Read More
THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’d like to admit something. I’m always kind of amazed when a family invites me into their home to make photos. Home is a most sacred space! Home is where families learn to give and receive love.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 7

You poor button. Something made you cry tonight. Maybe a bad dream, maybe a night terror, maybe something else. But you were crying and crying and crying, and kicking and screaming, and telling me to get out and to go away.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 6

"But I want to come with you," you said. "You can't, dear heart. Not tonight." It's not that we don't enjoy your and your sister's company. Quite the contrary, actually.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 5

For 38 years, I thought I knew what restrooms were for. Showering, grooming, dental hygiene, and, you know, “resting.” After you girls were born, I was made privy to a beautiful and precious secret that you, too, will learn should you choose to become mothers someday... 

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 4

You are a reflection of me. Not a perfect reflection; but like the reflection you might see in rippling water. I hear in your laughter my own laughter, I see in your smile my own smile. I witness in your temperament characteristics that I know exist in myself.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 3

Girls, there's a good amount of work that goes into raising small humans such as yourselves. And I don't just mean feeding you and bathing you and brushing your teeth and wiping your behinds.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 2

We bought this table from Ikea, from the "As-Is" section. That means it was probably used as a display and already had some nicks and dings. Daddy wasn't sure we should buy a table that was damaged. But I was sure that by the time you two reached high school, this table would bear the markings of many years of love, play, and work.

 

Read More
A WEEK OF MAMA, DAY 1

Since becoming a mother just over six years ago, I can't tell you how many hours I've spent sitting or driving in this car. I can't tell you how many tears have been shed, how many snacks have been consumed, or how many times either of you has fallen asleep in this car. I can't tell you how many drive-thrus this car has been through or how many cups of coffee I've consumed sitting right here. In many ways, this car has seen it all.

Read More
BLESS THIS MESS

My girlfriend Colleen has a sign hanging in her home that reads "Excuse the mess. The children were busy making memories." It’s so easy to see the mess. SO easy. It's everywhere. It's constant. It goes away on occasion but it always comes back. What I sometimes find hard to remember is that a mess is made up of things I have the pleasure of possessing.

 

Read More