Camping in Upstate New York

For her 30th birthday friend Gwen had a group of friends join her on a weekend camping trip upstate by Lake Luzerne last weekend.  What a great escape from the city.  I did not sleep well on the cold ground without a proper mat under my sleeping bag, but the photos I nabbed of the relaxing scenery up there made my discomfort all worthwhile!

Bridal Boudoir Sessions Now Available!

Now that I have such a great studio I’ve been exploring the full range of portraiture I can do here… After shooting some ‘valentines’ gift portraits last year it occurred to me that instead of a traditional ‘bridal session’ there may be brides out there who’d love to give a private album of sexy portraits to their husband as a gift (on wedding day, an anniversary, as a valentines’ gift)… these sessions can be as classy and artistic (or not!) as a bride wants– get out that lingerie he gave you and show off the body you’ve been working on so hard for the wedding!

Here are a few blog-suitable favorites from such a session. Note: the portraits are shown with this bride’s permission– she got the session free in exchange for being my guinea pig! I think she looks fantastic and I can only imagine how excited her husband was.

055bridalboudoirrest_bysarahtewphotoFirst in the dress…


and the “american apparel” look, below… dudes love this, am i right?


We turned the fan on to blow this sheer fabric (and her hair) out… a stunning look!




We had to get out the lingerie of course… check out the pin-up looks on red background!


Some of my favorite shots were those that had too much skin for the blog, but this bride looked amazing and we made some gorgeous nudes that she and her husband will surely cherish for years to come.

So much more to catch up on.

Well, looks like I’m way behind in blogging.  I will post some other favorites from this season’s weddings and engagement sessions this week and next week if I can find the time.  Time is always precious here in New York it seems.  These were shots of Alison and Jay– whose beautiful Block Island May wedding you shall see sometime in September at this turtle-speed I seem to blog at…