Julie Mustoffa Southwest Hairstyling Awards Winner Hudson Valley Photographer

I’m so proud of these shots.  Frankly, I’m proud of this whole shoot, it was such an amazing collaboration.  Everyone on this shoot did such an amazing job.  I guess first I should talk about Julie a little bit.  Julie is a partner at the Parlor salon in Hudson Valley.  She’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with on a shoot like this.  She came to me wanting to do some shots to enter into the Southwest Hairstyling awards.  Something that I was totally honored to shoot.

I knew I wanted to knock these shots out of the park for her.  When she showed me her inspiration I knew I could get close to nailing it for these.  The shot

Charlie An { Hudson Valley Editorial Portrait Photographer }

I’ve been meaning to write up these shots for a while.  Charlie came in wanting some great modeling pictures something that was a bit more high fashion.  I really loved the way that these shots came out.  Charlie came in for 3 looks, and these were my 2 favorite looks.  That first look is something I’ve been wanting to try more and more of, something that’s shot a bit more wide open, with a ton of really great light.  I’ve been getting plenty of use out of my apple boxes, and I really love them.  They have to by one of my favorite tools when I’m working in the studio.  Whether I’m using them to stand on

Lamont R&B Singer { Hudson Valley Editorial Portrait Photographer }

Well I’ve been extra pensive lately.  As much as I love shooting the fashion… it just hasn’t been booking me enough gigs lately.  I’ve actually had a renewed interest in shooting more food.  I know it’s weird, but when you were raised by a grandmother who absolutely loved to cook.  And taught you basically everything you could ever want to know, you end up with a man who’s passionate about good food.  And I know there a ton of foodies out there, but have they ever actually made home made pasta?  It’s easy to talk the talk, but when you actually grew up cooking french gourmet food, I think you ju

Justin the Pianist Hudson Valley Photographer

I’m certainly a bit behind on the blogging front.  I’ve just been so busy lately.  When you’re worried about getting clients back their finals, the first thing to go is doing a blog write up.  I’m not even entirely sure I have time to write this one…. but I’m going for it anyways.  It’s late, and I feel like I didn’t get as much done today as I should have.

I have to say I’ve been really missing shooting on film lately.  Again, when you’re busy it’s not like there’s a lot of time for shooting and developing your own film.  It’s a process.  And even if I develop myself and scan contact sheets that same night, it basically tak

Katherine Sanford for Opera Czech Republic { Hudson Valley Editorial Portrait Photographer }

I actually don’t know how long it’s been since I took these shots.  It feels like forever, but that’s just because of how booked I’ve been lately.  Believe me I’m not complaining, as a matter of fact it’s awesome to have so many bookings lately, but that means that what should seem like a day, actually seems like an hour when I look back.  It’s crazy how time can fly when you’re really enjoying what you’re working on.  And let me tell you lately I couldn’t be happier working on the things that I’m working on.   I’ve been creating some really fantastic images for my clients, and it’s such a great feeling to