Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays

These two sibs have been in our studio since they were newborns.  We have so much fun with them and they feel so at home, they run into our camera room without their momma!  This is the front of their holiday card--every year we create something new and different for is an honor and privilege to be part of their lives and we love them.......

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Seize the Day!

This beautiful and talented young woman was first photographed at our studio when she was 8 years old and now she is 18 and off to college!  We are thrilled to be part of her growing up years and look forward to creating more heirloom images as we follow her into her adulthood. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pink Party Dress

This little active toddler came to our studio ready to play and enjoy herself in her pink party dress. We think we captured the essence of her mischievous personality!  

Sunday, November 9, 2014


We enjoy creating memories of close sibling relationships.  These two wonderful young women have been photographed in our studio since they were 15 months and 3 years old!

We are so excited to have continued this personal and trusting relationship with their family throughout the years .   

Sunday, October 26, 2014

We Love 3 Year Olds!

We love 3 year olds!  This charming little model chose her own outfit and was delighted to pose for us as she giggled playfully throughout the session.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

OH Happy Day!

This little sweetie lives in Canada with her Mom and Dad and truly enjoyed her first portrait session as you can see!  I knew her Momma since she was a baby and it is an honor and a delight to be able to photograph her infant--the Circle of Life continues.............

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Every March our young friend comes into the studio to have his portrait taken.  This began when he was just a shy toddler--now he plays hockey with a vengeance and has a sidekick with four legs!  His parents proudly show us the images we have created, hung in their home, as they now have permanent records of his journey from babyhood to young man.   We are so proud to be part of their lives!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

How Quickly They Grow Up!

This little sweetie has been coming since she was a toddler and her brother was 6 days old when we photographed him for the first time in our studio.  Time passes in a blink and then our children are out of the house!  Here she is several years ago and now a grown up six year old.  Her mom and dad make sure each birthday is celebrated with a portrait so they will never forget how delicious childhood can be!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


We have been honored to photograph this little cutie's older sister and now, for her first birthday, we had so much fun creating portraits once again, for her mommy and daddy!   

Sunday, August 31, 2014

What a Big Boy!

Last time we photographed this little guy, he was 3 months old--he has grown into such a big boy and we are so pleased to be able to document his growth each time his parents visit from out of town!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Missie

Our little birthday girl was in fine spirits for her milestone birthday portrait session--so many expressions that we had a hard time

choosing and narrowing down!  She is a total cutie and mom and dad were thrilled with the results. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Heirloom Portraiture

These three siblings have been frequent guests of our studio from the time they were small tots.  We just wanted to show you how important it is to have these special memories retained in an Heirloom portrait.  As you can see, little brother (the youngest), has shot up and now towers over his older sisters--their mom is thrilled to have their lives documented, so she never forgets.  And someday his children will treasure these images, too!   

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fun at ONE!

This little sweetie and his Dads came in for his one year birthday
session and we had such fun photographing them in the studio!  His willingness
to be attentive and to play peek-a-boo throughout the hour gave us these
fabulous images that they will treasure forever.  The little wisps in his hair
will be a memory very shortly, so we are thrilled to create these portraits for the family's home!    

Sunday, June 8, 2014


These two delicious siblings were the perfect models when they visited our studio.  They live in another state and when they come to visit their grandma, we are lucky enough to be able to photograph them.  Every stage of life is a milestone, but these young years, when they change so quickly, are the best time to document their growth and personalities! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Oh That Face!!!

I have known this wide-eyed cutie's mom since she was 5 years old!!  We just had the pleasure of photographing her 2 year old daughter and it reminded me about the Circle of Life and how it will continue on forever.  How lucky we are that we can document this most important legacy--in the blink of an eye there will be another generation and this little girl will be all grown up--we are so pleased that her parents will always have this memory at this moment in time.     

Sunday, April 27, 2014

So Adorable!

This adorable diva came for her first session at 8          months, about the time her older sister did several years ago.  In a few months we will be honored again to create portraits for her first birthday.  She smiled in every image with no prompting--a model in the making! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


We love the classic clothing of this little sweetie--the portrait, in black and white, could be from another era--it evokes the classic heirloom portraits of an earlier decade.  Creating images of our smiling and happy model was a pleasure!  Her grandma and parents were very pleased with the results.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Loyal Friend

This amazing, talented woman who opens her heart to all abandoned dogs, is the most able of dog trainers at the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc, no-kill shelter in Oakland.  She is also a dog-groomer who makes sure all the pups looks their best when people come to adopt.  This is one of three of her adopted dogs--when she saw him, she decided to get into rescuing and devoting her life to training others to do the same.    

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Then and Now

Jane and I are so lucky to have photographed these two siblings since they were wee tots--they are now maturing into mature and delightful children who love each other so much!  We have the best time in the studio whenever they stop by as their parents know that in the blink of an eye they will be teenagers............. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home Sweet Home

This is Monty 'before' and 'after' his adoption at the RBARI shelter in Oakland.  His loving family has nurtured him to be the healthy and happy dog he is today and he has a best friend  Sami who plays and snuggles with him every day!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Loving Siblings

This sister and brother came to our studio when they were very young and we took immense pleasure, many years ago, in creating heirloom wall portraits for their mom and dad.  Now, they are back in the area, and posed once again--it was so wonderful to catch up and hear about their studies and careers.  Their parents are thrilled with the results and once again, the images will hang on the wall and this moment in time will always be remembered.     

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Puppy Love

This family came to the studio to have their children photographed with their pets.  We love that they chose to adopt rather than buy from a pet store (all that they sell are from puppy mills) or a disreputable breeder.  Because of their actions, two less dogs were put down because of over-crowding in the shelters.  We applaud them for their stand to love these pets!  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Annual Photo Session!

We have been lucky to photograph the two younger children since they were tiny tots and big sister has always been a most mature and calming influence for us when we create images of the three siblings.  Mom brings them in every year to sit for portraits so that she will always have the memories of their childhood on her walls. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Beautiful Grand-daughter

My grand-daughter has reached a milestone and we celebrated with portraits in the studio.  At the end of her first year, we will create a 'Yearbook' of the past 12 months and a beautiful slide show with original music and lyrics by her talented mama and papa!   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wonderful Family!

 This is one of our favorite families!  They came to us when their daughter was born and then when their second, a baby boy joined the trio, we were there to photograph each of their first years.  They have books and wall portraits of those most special moments--with grandparents and relatives from Korea included.  When the memories fade, they will always have these permanent and magical images as a reminder of the past.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Adopted Friend

This fabulous young woman adopted her best friend from the no-kill pet shelter in Oakland (RBARI).  She came in to pose for the website that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the shelter (  I created it to honor all the dogs and families that are together because of Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Annual Studio Visitors

These dynamic and energetic sisters have been guests at our studio since they were tots.  Every year we look forward to creating portraits for their parents of these sweet faces.  They are wonderful friends to each other and always bring a fresh and imaginative spirit to the session.  This is the front of their holiday card for this year!