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…

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to be Themselves in Photos

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to be Themselves in Photos

I photograph a lot of children. Babies, toddler, preschoolers.. and plenty of older kids/teenagers as well. My one main goal for a portrait session is to capture the person I'm photographing in a natural and relaxed way.. which can often be difficult for several reasons. For children, in particular, it's challenging to arrive in a new environment and feel at ease with essentially a total stranger…

But there are certain things I do which guarantees a real smile or a calm expression. Things YOU can do as well when you photograph your own children…

The Camera Doesn't Matter

The Camera Doesn't Matter

I used to get a little envious when I saw someone with a large professional camera on the street. By definition, I thought they were a better photographer because they had a fancier camera. It makes sense, right? The bigger and more expensive the camera, the better the photographs. Well, I know a little better now! Because getting a big fancy camera did NOT magically make me a better photographer…

Baby's First Year Milestones

Baby's First Year Milestones

The first year for a baby is so full of growth and development! It was one of my favorite times with my children because there is so much discovery and joy, on both sides. The one thing I missed, however, was having really simple, clean portraits of my children. I didn't have a Studio back then! And I was just starting on my photography journey. So I have lots of at-home photographs, and plenty of outdoor shots.. but nothing like what I provide to my clients now. Which, in many ways, is why I do it…

Local Business Spotlight: METTA 10

Local Business Spotlight: METTA 10

As some of you may already know, I love working with local small businesses. Recently, I had the opportunity to create lifestyle product imagery for METTA 10, a soon-to-be-launched collection of ethical and sustainable fashion and home decor. Not only are their products absolutely gorgeous and really high-quality, but the company was also founded by two local Westport women…