When Angela contacted me about doing a special session with her nieces and nephews as a Mother’s Day surprise for their mothers and grandmother, I was excited and nervous at the same time. With such a large group, this had the potential to be a lot of fun or a catastrophe waiting to happen! After tossing a few dates around and taking into account jobs, games, the spotty Spring weather, we finally agreed on a day and location that worked for everyone. We chose Hoboken, New Jersey for its skyline view and funky urban landscape. Unfortunately, I came down with a bad case of the flu right before the session and even though I looked (and felt) like a total mess, I knew that I had to pull myself together because there was no way we were going to be able to reschedule this session in time for Mother’s Day. The day arrived and the weather was gorgeous, though extremely windy! But after the first clicks of my shutter, I knew I was going to have a blast with this crazy bunch! The “kids” (ranging from 6 to 21 years old) were awesome and made my job so easy. With a family filled with colorful personalities, it was not hard to capture some picture perfect moments…just take a look! more please >>>
When my sister-in-law Vanessa announced that she was expecting her first child over the Thanksgiving holiday, two things immediately crossed my mind: maternity and newborn photos!! The newborn photos will have to wait until July when the little princess is born, but in the meantime, I’ve been planning the perfect maternity photo shoot for the special mom-to-be. Vanessa has always been the life of the party with her larger than life personality and style, so I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to try do something fun and sexy for her maternity photos. My aim was to celebrate her beautiful, new body and to capture her beauty during this special time of her life. And what can I say? She radiated that confidence I’ve always loved and admired in this sexy maternity session! She definitely gives new meaning to the term HOT MAMA!
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Last year I participated in the AIDS Walk New York and it was such an amazing experience, I knew I had to do it again. And in order to raise funds for this special event, I’ve decided to host a special Mad Hearts raffle! The grand prize is a free portrait session (a $125 value). Every $25 donation will get you an entry into the raffle. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, May 16th the day after the AIDS Walk. But the great thing about this raffle is that there are no losers! Anyone that participates in the raffle will also get 25% off any prints or products if they book their session before year end. So whether you’re planning on booking a session now or in time for the holidays, this is a great way to not only take advantage of this special offer, but to give the gift of life to so many thanks to your generous donation. So what are you waiting for?! Donate and then leave a comment here saying you’ve done so. You have until May 14th to enter.
*For those that have already booked a session this year, I will honor the 25% discount if you donate.