Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Forty and Fabulous!

I love this woman.
I'm sure Behdis appreciates the title of this post having her age in it. : ) I feel justified in stating it though because not only do I know you all are as shocked as I was when I found out (since she looks amazing) but also because we'll all read it anyway when she's featured in some local magazines spotlighting the journeys and triumphs of various women turning forty. Hers is sure to stand out.

From the first email I received from Behdis, simply stated, I was intrigued...you'd think it was because I was given the opportunity to shoot pictures that would be published in a magazine but really the more I got to know about her the more anxious I became to meet her in person and to read the full story. Born and raised in Iran she survived war there through her high school years until she left for the US in 1989. She's gone on to be very successful in her career, raise a wonderful bright daughter, and recently added Breast Cancer Survivor to her list of achievements. Truly an amazing woman I can't wait to know more about. Keep your eyes peeled(mine will be) for more pictures of this beautiful in New Jersey's Star Ledger and Local New York City Papers.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm Thankful for Photoshop!

I had such a fun photo shoot recently. Photo shoots with one kid are a blast but times that by 5 with 4 of the 5 being boys...fun overload! There were moments mid-leaf/hay fight I'd remember I was supposed to be taking pictures and not throwing props in the air or at peoples children!

We ended up with some great solos of these cousins but as was expected with 5 kids under the age of 5, finding shots with all of them looking the same direction, let alone at me, were few and far between.

This is why over the Thanksgiving Holiday I would like to express thanks to Adobe for creating photoshop, this great tool that allows me to face swap heads from various shots onto bodies in the shot to get beautiful images like this one. Look at these munchkins! I think Grandma will love her Christmas present!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Super Fun Blast from the Past!

I was so excited when I was contacted by a friend I played softball with and went to high school with over a decade ago! The excitement escalated when she asked if I'd take pictures of her cute little family. Just when I thought I was at my limit I saw a picture of her ADORABLE 14 month old girl and my heart just started pumping with excitement for our shoot!