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…

Weekly Photo

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

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

Uncomfortable Silences.

Over the summer, I met up with an old friend from grade school. It all began ok…until this:

Her: Wow, you look so beautiful! So different from back in the day!

Me: ….Oh…thanks. You look great, too. (Long Pause) Well, you know–I guess that’s what 30k dollars worth of plastic surgeries and botox will do for ya!

Her: Ohhh. Yes, that must be what’s so different! Don’t worry, I’ve had my nose and eyes done already, too! Who did you go to? Someone here in the city?

Me: Oh! Oh my God, I’m so stupid…I was just kidding. My weird sense of humor–I haven’t had any work done. But, wow, yours looks amazing. Can’t even tell.

Her: Really? You haven’t had any work done? (She looks me over from head to toenail)

Me: No…though I think I could use a new set of boobs for sure! (hahaha…ha…….ha. Awkward laughter.)

Her: (Flips her hair over her shoulder) Yes, well…I haven’t had any work done either. Just said that to make you feel better.

We left shortly after that. I highly doubt I’ll be hearing from her again any time soon.

Bridges of Derry County

Bridges of Derry County

I first saw the Movie The Bridges of Madison County with Sean. It’s one of his favorite “chick flicks.” I enjoyed it, though didn’t enjoy the fact that it was celebrating adultery.

While we were visiting NH and Vermont, we drove around finding interesting covered bridges for me to photograph…they’re pretty much the only interesting things in these states. The moment captured here was taken within the two hours of the entire trip when it wasn’t cold and rainy. I wore my rain boots so that standing in muddy puddles wouldn’t be so terrible. And just as I was focusing my lens for this image, Sean pulled me to the side of the rode and kissed me. With our lips intertwined, a car came speeding by and splashed a big muddy puddle all over us.

Not quite as romantic as Clint Eastwood…