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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

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

You might remember Julia and Patrick from their engagement photos I shot in Central Park last summer. The two got married down in Playa del Carmen, Mexico back in January…and I was there to document their big day (and to do a little vacationing, myself)! Those photographs will be posted soon enough. In the meantime, because I do things a little a** backwards sometimes, here are their after-session images! Some might call this a “trash-the-dress” session…except there was very little (to none) of trashing the dress. It might have gotten a little dirty around the hem walking around the streets of Brooklyn–but other than that, not so much!

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

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A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

A Not-So-Trash the Dress Session {New York City Wedding Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

I loved this shoot. Missy at Take 5 Photography had come to the city for the weekend and she and I shot this together! The couple wanted a very urban photo shoot with obvious city landmarks in the background. Things like Times Square and Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center. This is always a challenging shoot–trying to get such icons in a way that still highlights the couple can be tough! Then add on top of that the fact that it was nighttime, raining and SO CROWDED. I warned them ahead of time that other people in the images might not be avoidable and they were totally fine with it. In fact, they welcomed it. Afterall, it doesn’t look like the city if there’s no people!

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

Urban Engagement | {New York City Engagement Photographer}

The Southern Belle and the Gentleman

The Southern Belle and the Gentleman

Julia and Patrick are such a beautiful couple. We met at The Boathouse in Central Park on one of the sunniest and hottest days of this summer. Truly…all three of us were sweating and close to heatstroke. Ok, maybe not really with the latter, but still…it was hot.

Julia and Patrick are both from Louisiana originally and met after they each had moved up here to New York. Hence the reason they had such specific places in mind for their portraits. But in Julia’s hometown in LA, engagement announcements for the papers are only supposed be portraits of the bride. So we took images specifically of just Julia, who despite her CLAIMS about feeling awkward in front of the camera, was a gorgeous model.

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