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

A Style Icon.

A Style Icon.

Jacques Helleu was Chanel’s artistic director for over 40 years. He died at age 69 in October of 2007 after a long illness.  As the driving force behind Chanel’s iconic ad campaigns, Helleu established Chanel as a key brand name in the market by featuring celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss and Catherine Deneuve.

This beautiful (and heavy) book, Jacques Helleu & Chanel, was a housewarming gift given to me by my friend and fashion buddy, Jeff. It is filled with stories about Helleu, sketches, and ads and photoshoots throughout the years of Helleu’s reign as artistic director.