Archive for March, 2011

Just a quick post to say happy, happy birthday to my amazing mother!

Mom's Birthday

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Just a few months ago, we met Madeline for the first time when she and her parents visited us from NY. Last week, Maddie’s cousin Noah, along with his parents and grandparents, got away from the cold dreariness that is March in the northeast to enjoy some warm sunshine in Sarasota. I loved seeing the resemblance in the two cousins – They even made similar noises!

Noah is really adorable, and we all had a fun time taking some shots around the beach before the little guy got sleepy. 🙂

Here’s the whole crew:

Noah and family

And the sweet boy, being a sport laying in the sand:


Excited to see everyone again in June when we finally make our way to visit NY!

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A slightly belated 18-month post for E’s cousin Nathan, so happy 19.5 months, little guy!

These are my two favorite shots of this incredibly adorable boy’s session. He’s so photogenic – that hair, those eyes, his sweet expressions… I think he’s getting even cuter! And the outfit complements his coloring so well (nice work, Ben!). I love photographing this kid!



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Just a couple shots of the delicious food (Whole Foods) and decor (Keren Lifrak Special Events & Kim Miele):

SFF Party - food

SFF Party - flowers

Looking forward to the 2011 SFF in April!

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A lot of my Cleveland clients vacation here in Sarasota, and what a great time to do family photos (instead of in the slushy chilliness that is Cleveland right now). Love it!

Little Natalie, big-brother Tyler, and family made the 18-hour drive (…during the kids’ waking hours, no less! Very impressive.) and are here visiting the little ones’ great-grandmother. Before heading to spend a couple days in Disney, they met me for a tropical photo session, and I can’t even stand the family cuteness…

Jared, Tyler, Susan, Natalie, Marjorie, & Julie

Two of my favorite shots from the session. Not sure it’s visible in this preview, but you can see Julie going for a high-five in Jared’s sunglasses:

Natalie & Jared, Julie & Tyler

The kids were so well behaved and camera-ready… I couldn’t believe it. Most little ones require me (and their parents) to do a lot of coaxing, chasing, singing… whatever it takes to get some great shots. And I don’t mind that – I expect it. They’re little! But that’s not to say that I don’t love the rare occasion that I get a 19-month-old who poses and a 4-year-old brother who helps carry the little chair, hugs his sister, climbs a tree and smiles…



Lastly, I love these family shots. I was taking some photos of Julie and Jared, and then the kiddos stole the show.

Julie, Jared, Tyler, & Natalie

Such a fun session on an absolutely perfect FL spring day!

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A couple more from Sara & Chris‘ wedding…

Love this one of the almost-Mr.-&-Mrs.:

Chris & Sara

My fave shot of the wedding party:

Sara, Chris, and wedding party

…and the beautiful bride en route to the ceremony:


More to come!

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A couple family photos of the Cleveland crew enjoying the beautiful March FL sunshine. (E kills me in that hat.)

Jonah, E, Dana

And the boy doing what he loves best, snacking:


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For our Oscar-watching party, we needed yummy, healthy snacks that were speedy to prepare (shooting a wedding the day before, there wasn’t much time for party prep). Also, our friends have some dietary restrictions, so that added a challenge. Inspired by a farro salad I made for this crew once before as well as the gorgeous radishes and lemons from our organic delivery (Sun Coast Organics!), my sister and I whipped up this simple, delicious orzo salad in a matter of minutes (maybe 20). The main dish was surrounded by munchies of roasted veggies, kettle corn, Ange’s homemade strawberry pie, Erin’s scrumptious Whole Foods treat box of chocolate-covered pineapple and other goodies, and coconut chocolate pudding. Can’t wait for next year!

Orzo SaladOrzo Salad with Asparagus, Radish & Fennel, serves 4-6

  • 1 lb orzo
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 1.5 cups asparagus, chopped into bite-sizes pieces (approx)

for dressing:

  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sprig dill, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.

Boil the orzo in salted water, making sure to leave the paste al dente (about 7 minutes). Drain, rinse thoroughly with cold water, and set aside.

Preheat small roasting pan in the oven for a few minutes (5 will do). Toss the asparagus in a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, spread on the preheated pan, and roast until just cooked but still crunchy, 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the fennel and radish bulbs as thinly as possible.

For the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, Greek yogurt, olive oil, dill, salt and pepper.

Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, and enjoy! (It goes really well with panko-breaded chicken or another mild-flavored protein… and makes great leftovers, too!)

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E’s in Sarasota! 🙂

Snuggle time with J, signing “water” while looking at the ocean, and hoping to see some birds:

J & E

♥ ♥ ♥

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I ended up shooting a wedding at the last minute this weekend since the original photographer, Mollie Grady, was out of commission due to pneumonia (eek!). I love our community of photographers and was happy to be able to step in – I know Mollie and I have similar approaches to how we shoot, so I hope the transition was fairly seamless… I tried to make Mollie proud and the couple, Sara and Chris, as at ease as possible (which was not a difficult task – these two were very easy-going!).

Here’s just a quick one-shot sneak peek with many more to come!

This was their “first look” – at the beautiful penthouse at Golden Gate Point.

Sara and Chris

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