First birthday as "Dad" was so cozy and fun to photograph | Westchester Documentarty-style Photogrpahy

The stage was set with cake, baby, close family members and new baby! Only having a newborn baby a week earlier I thought this new mom did an amazing job in creating such a sweet birthday for her husband (and new Dad). Such a pleasure to do a more capture this caring family in their element. 

Tea party wishes

Sometimes the most graceful moments come amidst a storm. This birthday party almost didn't happen. Im so glad it did for everyone's sake but mostly Eva who likely won't forget this one. It was such a lovely and fun birthday party at Let's Dress Up. Nails, jewelry, tea & cupcakes, a perfect way to celebrate the cherished year ahead.  

Memory of the Universal Girl

Last week, I photographed Miri's birthday and boy did this little girl party.  I brought my Fuji camera, which I love to pieces, but I pushed my delicate new toy to its limit. You see, Miri is fast.  She's athletic and her first priority was to play (not to sit still for my camera!) My Fuji cherishes the peace in the world - it peers out, it observes, and sometimes photographs emerge that are from another dimension, but not without some coaxing. The Fuji exists on its own terms and while that day I missed having my workhorse to fire away and catch all those wide-eyed, excited birthday goers, I was grateful to get this shot; in between "the moments" Miri was transformed into the universal girl - living her dreamiest childhood - being happy.