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I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

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When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

Weekly Puppies
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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee

For the Holidays…

For those of my clients who celebrate the holidays and have a Christmas or Holiday tree in their house, I’m excited to announce that I am offering this beautiful product for the season! It’s a stunning pewter ornament with a metal photograph (of your choice, of course) printed right onto the silver.

This is only one of the designs (there is another in square form and I think one other in a wreath form and one design even has the year engraved on it) that I ordered as a sample because I just loved the snowflake. Because me personally? I love snow.

For the Holidays...

The ornaments are priced at $64.99 (plus tax) or if you purchase my ‘Holiday Package’, you receive a one and a half hour shoot, editing and retouching of all the images, 15 of the high resolution digital images and all of your digital proofs (small, wallet-sized files) on CD, one ornament of your choice and 50 Holiday Cards (with your own unique design) for $499.

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

Isla was born in late summer and I met her mother months and months before. I feel like she was long-awaited and worth every minute of suspense. Her parents decided to not find out her gender prior to her birthday (which was super exciting). It also meant I couldn’t plan too many props ahead of time–I had to wait to choose appropriate pillows and such.

Her shoot came out stunning. Based on the chats I had with Isla’s parents, we used props that were meaningful and pointed…such as the Shel Silverstein books which were a gift to Isla from her grandmother. And her father’s fireman helmet (obviously, he is a firefighter here in the city and without being a cliche, I’ll say it just once, he’s a hero to many).

Here are a few of my favorites from the session–Isla, welcome to the world, beautiful girl. Your daddy is going to have his hands full once you’re old enough to date! Maybe I can introduce you to my nephew when the time comes. ;0)

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

The Beautiful Isla {New York City Newborn Photographer}

Comic Con Cold

NYCC (New York Comic Con for those who aren’t fluent in Geek) was last weekend. I’ve had non-stop people staying here at my apartment for the past 3 weeks and I have one more coming this week. I love having guests. But NYCC is an intense weekend–and for those not prepared for it, it can be rough. Luckily, my brother and his good friend Adam knew full well what to expect and I think from their text messages that were ALL IN CAPITALS ALL WEEKEND LONG, that they had a great time.

That being said, we’ve all caught what I like to call the Comic Con Cold. It’s this nasty bug that Sean, me and all of our friends contract every year right after NYCC. So many people. So few of whom have showered. So many germs and mouth breathers and people touching and brushing against each other–it’s like a petri dish of germs in the Javits Center that weekend. And so–we’re all getting over our colds after a good two days of hacking up phlegm. FUN TIMES!

All in all, NYCC was fun. I’m beginning to get to know Sean’s fans and even remember names and faces (and colleagues) from years before (Hi Alex! Hi Dan! Hi George! Hi Trip! Hi Guy Who Toured with the Glenn Miller Band Whose Name I Can’t Remember!). And I have to admit, though I might be slightly biased, I think the people who like Sean’s work tend to be a pretty rad bunch. They’re the more edgy and thoughtful readers in my experience at least.

That being said, I’m gonna go slug down some Nyquil and get a good night’s sleep before my crazy weekend of photo shoots! Seriously, it’s a busy one.

70s Gloriousness

You might remember the fact that Sean and I were searching for an old “It’s better in the Bahamas” 70s mug? No? Well, I’m too lazy to go back through my archives and find it…maybe I will later. But right now? It’s 8am and I just now got my coffee so it’ll have to wait.

In any case, Sean used to have this fabulously retro 70s mug with a silhouette of palm trees and a couple walking on the beach and it was from the infamous “Better in the Bahamas” collection. His mom accidentally threw it out a few years ago and we’ve been searching tirelessly for it ever since.

While at my parents house last Christmas, we were making coffee and found this mug:

70s Gloriousness

It’s not from the Better in Bahamas collection–BUT it has a very similar 70s beach vibe and Sean and I fell in love with it right away. My parents stared at us as though we were weird–especially since they had gotten us a hand painted collection of glassware that we were thankful for, but not nearly as excited about as their old, used, stained mug. They happily gave it to us and every morning we fight over who can get to this mug first. Usually I lose since Sean wakes up at an ungodly hour daily.

But every now and then, I’ll come out of the bedroom rubbing my eyes and there waiting for me on the counter is this mug with steaming coffee and a post-it note with a heart. Ok, so I lied about the post-it note…that’s so not Sean’s style. But I like to think that there’s a figurative post-it note that we both know might as well be there.