What is Archival Printing?

What is Archival Printing?

One of the biggest benefits of working with a professional photographer is access to professional-quality archival prints. I won’t go into why you should always get prints from whichever photographer you’re working with (and you absolutely should!). But there is actually a huge difference between professional-quality printing and the consumer printing we’re all used to…

8 Ways a Studio is Better than Outdoors

8 Ways a Studio is Better than Outdoors

Before I had a Studio space, I photographed on location. Outdoor sessions. In-home photoshoots. I traveled to clients and did location scouting to make sure we picked the perfect spot for their family. But more often than not, things weren't as idilic as you might think. Weather had to be checked obsessively. Last minute rescheduling was always a concern. And many little inconveniences (and some big ones, too!) added up to potential disaster on a daily basis…

5 Ways the iPhone Fails at Photography

5 Ways the iPhone Fails at Photography

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my iPhone for photography. It takes some amazing pictures at any time I want. But here's what I realized.. while the iPhone is great at everyday shots (and that goes for pretty much any smart phone these days), it often fails when it comes to producing the caliber of images would be considered professional standard…

How to Instantly Know if a Photographer Is Good

How to Instantly Know if a Photographer Is Good

Here is an interesting fact.. most people can't tell a good photograph from a great photograph. We can all pretty much see it when a photo is BAD. But comparing photographers (not to mention having to choose one to hire for your family portraits) can be incredibly difficult simply because it's so hard to tell who is really good at their job and who is really good at seeming like they are…

The No-Risk Photo Session

The No-Risk Photo Session

Hiring a professional photographer can be scary. It's usually a fairly large expenditure. It requires time to prepare and a couple precious weekend hours to execute. It can be stressful too, because you never really know how the photographs will turn out. But what if you could have a no-risk photo session?…

Local Business Spotlight: Ada's Kitchen & Coffee

I still remember the day I did a Google search for "coffee shop" as I brought paint supplies into my then-new photo Studio space in Riverside Connecticut (I was starting a somewhat intensive renovation process).. and Ada's Kitchen + Coffee came up. They had just opened up themselves and were making big waves in the community. Not only was there a desperate need for a breakfast/lunch eatery in Riverside, but Ada's took it to a level not often seen in such a small spot. The food was absolutely incredible. The coffee.. best in the area. And as I got my Studio painted and set up, I discovered that Ada's Kitchen + Coffee pretty much did everything really really well.

And that is when I met the family behind Ada's, Krista and Mike. I loved what they were doing within the community and wanted to contribute in whatever small way I could (when you go into the shop, you can see my work on the wall featuring their customers). Their coffee and delicious breakfast options keep me going.. and the seasonal menu makes frequent visits exciting and new.

There's a lot I can say about this little spot.. because the quality and creativity of the menu is on par with the best restaurants in the area. The employees are always welcoming and friendly, even though they work hard to handle an incredible number of clients each day. And I feel so fortunate to have Ada's so close to my Studio. To to able to fuel up for my sessions. And yes, I'm super excited for the burger that is back on the menu for the Summer!

And if you haven't been yet, make sure to visit Ada's Kitchen + Coffee at 112 Riverside Ave, Greenwich Connecticut. They open at 6:30am on weekdays and 8am on weekends. And everything is absolutely DELICIOUS.

Website: http://adaskitchenandcoffee.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adaskitchenandcoffee/

My Trip to Iceland (2018)

My Trip to Iceland (2018)

One of my biggest personal goals for 2018 was to travel. Without the boys. Now, I love my family and all, but any time we go somewhere, it's not exactly a relaxing experience. So the next chance I got, I asked my sister if she wanted to go somewhere with me. Turns out, she's been thinking about going to Iceland but needed someone to drive (she lives in NYC and never bothered getting a driver's license). I wholeheartedly volunteered…