A Portrait Session with my good friend, Victor.

I had a nice, quick portrait session with a good friend.  He’s a young and handsome man so it was easy getting a few good shots.  It was a good night, and I had fun shooting him. My good friend and fellow photographer, Lisa Brown ( www.lisabrownphoto.com ) assisted with the shoot. She helped relax Victor with her bubbly personality. He was a bit nervous in the beginning but relaxed as the shoot went on . And she helped direct him too.   It’s always a pleasure working with Lisa.  As for Victor, well,  I guess some people really don’t realize how photogenic they are.  Here is a small sampling of the some the images with only minimum editing done.

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Confirmations at the Cathedral of Incarnation in Garden City


Cathedral of Incarnation Portrait Brown eyes Cathedral of Incarnation Portrait Blue EyesForgive me, but I couldn’t help myself.  During some downtime in the services, I snuck outside where parents were keeping their younger children entertained.  I love photographing babies and young children.  So here are two sneak peaks of two adorable boys.  In a few days, I’ll post two of some pretty, young girls I got to photograph.  Thanks again, to the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island for letting me be a part of such wonderful moments in peoples’ lives.

Ilaria Succes’ First Portrait Session

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Anna and Gerard Succes are the parents of two adorable daughters. Alessia, their oldest, is one of Walker’s best friends, and earnest advocates. They met last year on the playground and they attend the same nursery school here in Astoria. They’ve been as thick as thieves since the first day they met. Alessia is an energetic, beautiful, strong-willed girl who knows how to enjoy life.

Ilaria, Alessia’s younger sister, is a delightful bundle of baby cheeks and giggles. She just started to walk a few months back. She has a sparkle in her eyes, and her giggle exudes joy.  She’s a giving, bright young girl who’s easy to get to love.

I had the pleasure of taking Ilaria’s portrait to commemorate her first birthday recently at Rainey Park here in Long Island City, Ilaria’s family managed to get into a few of the photographs themselves. Both daughters are so fun to photograph. So are both parents. I’m hoping they invite to take their portraits some more. They are a great bunch of people and it’s a pleasure to know them.