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PEREZ MATERNITY AT HOME | Hudson Valley, Ny

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PEREZ MATERNITY AT HOME | Hudson Valley, Ny

OH BABY

Ya’ll, if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that the Sundance Film Festival is a testament to the emotional, physical, and mental strength of humankind. I’m only semi-joking. This year’s whirlwind expanded and contracted in jest, taking me to peaks and valleys at a moments notice all the while offering up challenges and inspiration to fill me up to capacity.

As with all endings, transitional periods come with a sharp edge for me, albeit one that has been mercifully dulled over time (I’d like to formally thank my meditation practice here), and in refocusing my energy towards everyday life and the year ahead, I’m finding that a delicate balance of planning and un-planning is needed in order to let life surprise me in all of the best ways.

Speaking of transitioning, with the impending birth of their (first) little one, these two were about to go from a camp of two (plus Salma the coonhound) to a brood of three.

Escaping to upstate NY has been a tradition for them and they loved the idea of combining a getaway with an intimate photo session to commemorate this monumentally special period of life, and I don’t think they could’ve found a more charming nook to stay in. Xxo

 

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MORGAN + SAM COUPLES PORTRAITS | New York City, Ny

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MORGAN + SAM COUPLES PORTRAITS | New York City, Ny

SERENDIPITY IN THE CITY

I fully believe that every event in the whole universe is connected to every other event in the whole universe, and while our limited human intellect cannot grasp that massive totality, on occasion, we get to see a glimpse.

December 2017 I was on my way to my beloved New York City.  I stepped aboard the plane, wended my way back to my assigned seat but, upon seeing the man at the end of my row, suddenly got the urge to turn in one row early.  I plopped down next to the window, hoping I wouldn't be asked to leave and 2 minutes later a couple situated themselves next to me.

I'm usually wary of starting conversations on long flights but my willy-nilly seat decision left me no choice but to speak up lest I be moved and asked to sit next to the heebie-geebie man.  They were extremely friendly, let me know that they don't like window seats anyways and that our arrangement suited them.  Big sigh.

Emboldened by my luck I furthered the conversation and found out that the couple was headed to NYC for the first time to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.  They had left their 4 babes at home for the very first time and my oozing romantic heart couldn't help but drip with love for them.

All of a sudden I heard myself offering to do a quick little commemorative photoshoot with them in Central Park in two days time.  WHO AM I?  Nooooot the kind of person that actually does this - keep in mind I want to shoot everyone I meet, and I offer free shoots silently in my head all.of.the.time but rarely do I actually verbalize it.

Well, they weren't weirded out, they actually showed up, and we actually did it.  Big, big sigh.  I don't get to create what I do without a subject so I'm always forever grateful to the ones that allow me to point my camera at them.

We could've taken different flights (or not taken a flight at all), I could've not gotten the heebie-geebie's and sat in my assigned seat, and on, and on, and on.  But life delivered these two on my path and I got to capture a slice of their journey. Xo

Is 2019 your year for couples portraits?

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