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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…

About Me
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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
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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…

Weekly Style
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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

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

This is the M-Family–Christopher, their son, was one of the students I photographed in my preschool photography business. They loved their school photos so much that they wanted a family session so that they could capture portraits of little Genevieve as well. I also want everyone to take note of their cat in the last image–their cat (which I think they’ve had for 10 years or so) is named Grey Cat. Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Well, that cat was named Cat…but still. It’s similar!

It was such a blustery day that we all had to travel inside…it was just too cold for the kids to even enjoy themselves.

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

The M Family {New York/New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer}

A Christmas Elf

This is Nicole…photographed as Santa’s special helper! She had all the little accessories needed to transform into an adorable little elf. And BOY was she quick to smile! I had never before been in the presence of such a happy baby. Or maybe I was just used to my niece and the way she used to scream. So the laughter was a little startling.

And not to mention, Nicole’s family was so incredibly nice. We all ordered pizza and chatted while we photographed. I really have some amazing clients and I can’t wait to see Nicole & family again soon!

A Christmas Elf

A Christmas Elf

A Christmas ElfA Christmas Elf

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Ahhh, the beautiful Layla. There are so many songs I can put your name into and the whole time I was editing these, I had a whole list of random songs stuck in my head. Layla’s mom, Tamara reads this blog (Hi, Tamara!) and I just want to say that I LOVED these little tutu outfits she chose for this shoot. We joked that depending on whether Layla grows up to be a girlie girl or a tomboy, she’s going to either love these shots or hate them!

On a side note, Layla’s daddy is a chef at (what I hear is) an AWESOME BBQ restaurant in the city and IAMSOEXCITEDTOGOEATTHERE! As a southern girl, I loooove my barbeque. And if they have classic southern sweet tea (the kind that’s brewed with molasses)–it may just win my heart. The restaurant, that is. If it were legal to do so, that restaurant and I would be living together in delicious sin.

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

La-La-La-La-Layla | New York BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Cheeks!

Cheeks!

Look at these cheeks. I mean, seriously…I could just dip him in honey mustard and eat those chubby cheeks like chicken nuggets. Is that too creepy?

Seriously, though, this is Gabe…the sweetest and most well-behaved 1-year old I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. And his parents were equally enjoyable. We had a fun day filled with playgrounds, puppies and chubby cheeks!

Cheeks!

Cheeks!

Cheeks!

Cheeks!