During our first meeting, I really liked Erica and Billy very much – then we had an engagement photo session in their hometown in Hoboken, NJ. I take time to listen and talk, and learn as much as I can about them and their families. Being “present” to who they are and exactly what is important to them is key in documenting one of the most important days in their lives. It would be impossible to not love this couple – they are upbeat, energetic, and totally crazy about eachother – and it shows in every single image of them together! I have had so much fun with Erica and Billy; I really did not want it to end. Beautiful florals by Conroy’s – and so great to meet Cathy. Always beautiful and professional Vanity and Mascara for Erica’s hair and makeup, as well as her bridesmaids’. All of the amazing printed pieces designed by the amazing Kristen Green of Greenbean Designs. And I always love being at The Palace at Somerset Park, NJ; totally loved the fireworks!
With hope and faith that someday the disease of breast cancer will be eradicated. Every year in October since 2000, a project I have proudly worked on with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of North Jersey, entitled “Journeys of Courage”, is on display throughout the Mall at Short Hills. These are portraits of breast cancer survivors and people I greatly admire. I photograph them with love and admiration, and in honor of my sister, Karen, who lost her battle on this day in 1988 at the age of 34. It is so encouraging to see how far research has taken us. It’s also a time to remind our sisters, moms, and daughters to get their mammograms!