Hypnotic Brass Ensemble!

I finally saw the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble playing again in the subway station at Union Square. This group is so amazing to see playing live, they make my spirit soar every time I see them… I bought another cd from them after shooting a few pictures- all their songs are original. Check out this video about them, they moved to NYC from the south side of Chicago. Every song draws a crowd and people look around at eachother with the biggest grins– the spontaneous enjoyment of street musicians is truly one of my favorite NYC experiences… this group is one of the most unbeleivable I’ve ever seen.

See the NY Times piece about them here on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTQa_aU7pfE

and their website is here:

http://hypnoticbrass.net

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Baby Zachary

Lydia, a wonderful local Doula and former maternity subject of mine has had her baby Zachary for only a few months, and already we’ve shot 2 rounds of portraits. First we met at my studio for some Mama/Bebe shots, then I dropped by their house this weekend to shoot him in natural light and with Dad at the park. Enjoy a few favorites of mine from the whole series.

To get in touch with a local Doula and see Lydia’s listing, check here:

http://www.dona.org/search/results.php?region=US+-+NY&doulas=birth&x=19&y=5

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And here he is this weekend at their home in north Brooklyn– he’s changed so much in a short month…

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Does anyone else see the resemblance? So cute…

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[…] been shooting portraits of little Zackary since he was in Lydia’s belly, and I must say I just love it when I get the chance to see him […]

Devery & Clay's Family Portrait…

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting a holiday card portrait for Devery and Clay– they wanted it to feature their two sweet dogs, both rescued from a shelter in Georgia… though they look related they were actually rescued separately, but they suspect somehow they are perhaps long lost cousins. I first met Devery almost 6 years ago when I was shooting images for her fantastic band, La Laque… they sing entirely in french! Check’m out at

http://www.lalaque.com/

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Devery & Clay’s Family Portrait…

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting a holiday card portrait for Devery and Clay– they wanted it to feature their two sweet dogs, both rescued from a shelter in Georgia… though they look related they were actually rescued separately, but they suspect somehow they are perhaps long lost cousins. I first met Devery almost 6 years ago when I was shooting images for her fantastic band, La Laque… they sing entirely in french! Check’m out at

http://www.lalaque.com/

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Anna Gonzales - September 20, 2012 - 7:22 pm

How cute these are!