When Meghan reached out we were on our road trip on the west coast and I was SO excited to swing through Tacoma, WA on our way back north to photograph her amazing family! She and Ryan just added another beautiful baby boy to their tribe, and are truly a family to look up to. Their grace with one another, fun spirits, and family values are so special and unique. We had a bit of rain on our outdoor parade plans, and photographed some beautiful and fun moments showing how good life is in the Mandell house. They now have some beautiful collections of artwork on their walls to see every day!!
Carter, what an awesome little dude!! I have known the Mangold family for a long time, and was so happy to photograph their family again after they were reunited. Rob had to go away for work to Vietnam for an extended period of time, so you can imagine how elated they were to finally be home together again as a family. Carter is growing up like crazy and is the light in their eyes. I’m so happy they have these photos proudly displayed on their walls to remind them of how great their life is, every day!
These two hold a special place in my heart. I’ve known Jase since he was in charge of me coming home alive from Australia while studying abroad back in 2007, and I met the love of his life Jules in Whistler a couple years after I left after living there with Jase for a winter season. As things tend to come full circle, they asked me to photograph their special day in Whistler, and I couldn’t have been happier to do so! They had been through a medical scare, which delayed the wedding but made the day even more of a special celebration. On the day of their wedding, they had one of the biggest powder days I’ve ever seen! No riding happened, but it helped provide some amazing weather for their day. Perfectly time snowfall on their ceremony exit, no rain for the way there, and a bit more snow for some family photos before heading to the reception at Whistler Brewing. It was truly a perfect day for two amazing people who deserve every bit of awesome they received!
During our time in Whistler, I was stoked enough to experience and photograph Canadian Wilderness Adventures newly found Steak Dinner. My great friend and executive chef Kim puts together a fantastic spread in a remote cabin on top of a mountain. And as luck would have it, the day before we scheduled the shoot an incredible snowfall decorated the scene for us just beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!
Last year was pretty huge for our family! We freshly moved to Brooklyn at the end of 2016 to a wonderful neighborhood called Fort Greene. My business now leans more heavily towards the portrait side of photography, and it has been the best thing ever! I've gotten more into cinematography as well, which is super exciting. The travel agenda had us everywhere! Mexico, Nevada (x3), Australia (x2), Cuba, California, Boston (x2), Maryland, South Carolina and Louisiana! All along the way, we've been able to soak up Layla's incredible development and feed her insatiable appetite to learn. It is truly awesome being her Dad! Here's a brief selection of a few favorite photos from last year.