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Repose Chamber Music

Another great photo session on-location, this time for Lianna Levine Reisner, beautiful soprano. She was about to launch her new venture – Repose and needed a few portrait and headshot photographs. So we went to 2 locations on Upper West Side and got quite a variety of portraits as you may see, both indoor and outdoor.

Contemporary photo portrait of a classic soprano singer

Repose Chamber Music

I always enjoy working with creative people, and this time was no exclusion!

Portrait of a young woman by piano

Classic soprano singer

Outdoor portrait photo session of a New York soprano singer

And since I liked Lianna’s idea very much I want to quote her opening statement for the project:

“This summer I have been building an exciting new project. I am happy to announce the launch of Repose, which presents chamber music exclusively for private events at smaller venues. I am reinvigorating the age-old salon concert for a modern audience, bringing people together to experience music in the comfort of their living rooms, among friends and loved ones. And Repose is just the right type of entertainment for occasions like senior birthdays, retirement parties, and fundraisers.

As a mother and as a Sabbath-observant singer, I’ve been dreaming of a flexible, low-pressure approach to my singing that could operate on my schedule. Repose allows me to do what I love most, exploring and presenting repertoire that inspires, uplifts, and educates.
I’m launching Repose with some standard concerts “for sale,” with the hopes to later expand my programming to include more niche interests, like a concert of music by woman composers, Jewish art song, and other themed offerings. There are so many ways to get creative here.
If you or someone you know would be interested in booking a concert with Repose, please be in touch and help me spread the word!
You can read more at the Repose website, and be sure to like Repose on Facebook :-)
Many thanks and best wishes,
Lianna “

Pianist Mariko Miyazaki portrait

Outdoor portrait of a pianist in a park

Portrait of Mariko MiyazakiMariko in a piano store, Manhattan, NYC

Young piano player sitting at a piano, photographed on a black background

Mariko in a piano store, Manhattan, NYC

Portrait of young piano musician

Portrait on a bridge in Central Park, New York City

Portrait in interior of a designer / decorator

Portrait of a young woman in a living room sitting on a coach

Portrait of Helaina Bernstein

Portraiture session of NYC based interior designer and decorator Helaina Bernstein on-location in Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Photographing a family for Christmas card

I’m always proud when clients come to me again year after year, because it proves I’m doing good :) I’m delivering the images and I’m making them happy!

This was another such family: I photographed them last autumn when Robi  couldn’t even stand yet on his own. And now we had another photo session in Central Park for their Christmas cards. The astonishing fall foliage of late October in NYC makes it perfect  background for such images.

Family portrait at a park with a fall faoliage

It's all about love and happiness

Robi is now quite running and know what he wants and what he doesn’t like too :)

We had actually to do 2 days of photography to get enough images.

Photo session in a park for family album

Family portrait: It's good to be together

Outdoor portrait of a family with 2 years old boy

Beautiful day in a park makes it perfect for family portraiture

Portrait of family of 3 together

Happy family moments that we want to remember

Family portraiture in Saudek’s colors

It was a family portrait session in out local beautiful Juniper Valley Park in the beginning of November. I was caught by autumn colors and remembered my old favorite photo book by great Czech photographer Jan Saudek. He used there a technique by hand painting his B&W photographs in such a vibrant and rich, saturated colors. The book was titled “LOVE’.

So this particular picture reminds me of that book every time I look at it.

Family portraiture in a park in the evening

Family portrait photo session in a park

Photo session of an extended family in Central Park

It’s always a challenge to photograph groups of people, especially when a few kids involved :) But in this case I was lucky to have this great family, so easy to photograph!Big family posing in Central Park over Woolman Rink

Portrait of extended family on a terrace overlooking Woolman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park

We definitely had great time together walking and playing along most scenic spots of Central Park on that gorgeous autumn day.

Family with kids sitting on a bench in a park on a sunny autumn day

Love and happiness

Once on a foggy day

It was unusual morning on Fire Island where we go quite often. Fog was covering everything. Beach, swimmers, fishermen, gulls…

Quite fairy vision.

Photograph of Fire Island's beach

Beach on Fire Island located off south shore of Long Island

And actually it was really sunny, could you believe? Just a couple of miles away from the shore it was perfect hot summer day.

Girl doing acrobatics on the beach

Having fun on the beach

What we love most about Fire Island is incredible mix of ocean air with smell of vegetation, it’s just so exciting.

Morning fog on Fire Island in June

Illusory morning fog

Photograph of people enjoying ocean waves

Atlantic ocean waves in the fog

Man standing in front of ocean waves

To boss around :)

Fog covering shore of Fire Island

Children playing in waves of Atlantic Ocean on Fire Island

Sunbathers on the beach of Fire Island

Young sunbathers on the beach of Fire Island

Fishermen's rods in the morning fog on the oceans coast

Really foggy morning

It’s getting to be that time of year again

It’s getting to be that time of year again – that’s how Allison started her email asking when we can do another photosession with her family. I’m honored – it’s the 3rd year in a row I photograph this lovely family! I feel like I’m part of it, at least for those 2 hours we spend together 😉 And then I look through the images choosing the best for them and for my portfolio and recall how great they are.

First time we did a session when Alex was about 10 months yet and now he is almost 3 years old.  They have relocated from Bronxville NY to New Jersey last year and they also got a new member of the family – furry Chelsea :) very playful and funny.

So we started to shoot around their new home in the backyard and then moved inside:

Portrait of a small boy sitting on a red chair and playing with soap bubbles in a backyard

Alex enjoying soap bubbles in the backyard

Family outdoor life-style photography - mother and father with their small son playing in the backyard

Having fun, jumping and wrestling

Family portraiture posing sitting photography on-location session

Great new house, great happy family

Father and mother playing toys with their small son

Toy story forever :)

After that we drove to nearest park to get beautiful autumn colors in the pictures and to have fun in general :)

Photo portrait of a family walking in the park through an alley during a fall autumn sunny day

It's all about love

I admire Allison and James – they seem to me one of the greatest couple parents I knew :) – they are always caring of the family. And it is really easy to photograph them because there is no need for posing – I just observe and capture their happiness and love.

Portrait of parents playing with their son in park trees

Having fun in the park

Portrait photograph of parents holding their kid on hands together

I see you - he loves to play hide and seek

Young mother holding her small boy on hands

Getting tired :)

Father holds his son in hands, happy smiling family

They are so happy together!

Engagement in NYC

It was first time being in NYC for Carlo, but 4th for Eleonora. I was hired to photograph this beautiful couple around Manhattan’s landmarks.

Lovely young couple on a bench in a park

Lovely couple on a lovely day

The day we scheduled  the photoshoot weather was quite tricky and nasty so we had to push it for another day. I saw that Carlo was kind of upset and confused because of that and I didn’t see the reason for that. I thought it’s not a big deal, we always depend on weather.

While we were walking to Central Park  next day Carlo explained to me that actually he made a proposal yesterday! Damn, I missed this moment, now I got it! But they were so obviously in love, kissing all the time so I think I didn’t miss too much after all 😉

Italian tourists on Times Square

First time in New York City, and being in love

Walking by Times Square in Manhattan on a sunny autumn day


Orange city mood

Just a couple of glimpses :)

Double-decker for Mersedeses  at 3rd World Trade Center building.

Luxury top range passenger cars ready to be transported on a truck

Luxury Mersedes passengers cars as passengers on double-decker

Did she realize this match of colors? I guess not :)

Girl with orange bag talking on a cell-phone next to a display with haystacks and pumpkins

I think she had very bright mood

Fashion lookbook – great team of professionals

It was a very long and fast-moving fashion lookbook photoshoot. The team was working together for the first time and I hope we will have a chance to work again, I like the result very much!

Thanks to all:

Make-up and Hair – Wenya Chang – amazing work, all images you’ll see here are NOT touched for any skin or hair issues (and mostly straight out of the camera, just basic level/contrast/sharpening adjustments). During the whole shoot Wenya was all the time doing the right stuff in the right moment. No need to ask her – she fixes a problem before you see it.

Model – Micaela Piccolo – extremely professional and hard-working, I admire her because she almost couldn’t stand at the end of the very hard day but was able to smile! And what a smile she has!!! :)

And to me she has that look of Monica Bellucci – check the pictures below for yourself 😉

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Fashion long dress photography in studio photo session

Fashion portrait of a young girl wearing long black dress and leaning against a red brick wall

Portrait photography session for local Boyscout’s Den Leaders

My son loves to be a boyscout (cubscout actually, but… being Webelos II and looking to get to boyscouts next year he could be considered a boyscout already, right 😉 ) So I usually spend Fri nights with scouts of Pack 106. And watching the efforts our Den leaders put to work with kids I realize that they actually are just parents like me. And they are tired after working a whole week, and would probably prefer to stay home and watch TV or relax in nay other way….

So I thought that taking their headshots to put them on our Pack web-site could be some way of showing appreciation. So I did it last week. Unfortunately not all leaders were there so hopefully we will continue in the new year.

And it was great fun though 😉

portrait of Eric - Boyscouts of America Pack 106 Leader

portrait of Eric - Boyscouts of America Pack 106 Leader

portrait photograph of Mark - Den Leader

portrait photograph of Mark - Den Leader

portrait of a Den Leader

portrait of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of Laura - Webelos II Den Leader

portrait photograph of Laura - Webelos II Den Leader

headshot of Yolanda - Webelos II Deb Leader

headshot of Yolanda - Webelos II Deb Leader

headshot of a Den Leader

headshot of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of a Den Leader

portrait photograph of a Den Leader

Portrait session of actress Jessica Caplan

Are we pretty?

Actress Jessica Caplan as Sylvia Beasley.

“This is Jessica Caplan‘s New York stage debut, having recently made the leap to New York after a six-year stint in Hong Kong.

She started performing in her native Montreal at the age of five. More recently, in Hong Kong, she co-founded theater company bigbox theatre, co-creating and performing in their original productions, including a poetry-based show that toured local and international schools. Hong Kong theater credits include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Janet in Rocky Horror Show, Josie in Godspell, The Queen in The King of Time, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She also played the Fairy Queen and Mrs. Darling in ABA’s Pan-Asian tour of its original musical Peter Pan. In Hong Kong, Jessica was the voice of cartoons originating from Hong Kong, China, Japan and France.

Jessica is a graduate of McGill University’s Drama & Theatre Program, holds a degree in law from the University of Toronto and is a yoga teacher. She’s thrilled to be part of this exciting new production.”

Portrait of an actress wearing red suit and hat, retro style

Portrait of an actress wearing red suit and hat, retro style

Portrait of actress Jessica Caplan

Portrait of actress Jessica Caplan

Singing Italian

It was just wonderful weather today and I had a great on-location outdoor photo session with gorgeous Maristella. She is a singer and song-writer, I found her voice charming – you may check it on her web-site.

We worked on her promotional photographs during the session and regular headshots as well. Easy job considering that fact that she was posing for the portraits so professionally as if she spent whole life in front of photo camera :)

Portrait of Maristella - singer and song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer and song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer, musician, song-writer

Portrait of Maristella - singer, musician, song-writer

Headshot of Maristella - singer and musician

Headshot of Maristella - singer and musician

Autumn joy

I photographed again a lovely family of Alex, Allison and James. It’s always great to know that your clients trust you, believe in you and ask you to save their memories in photographs once more.

Family portrait photography of Alex, Allison and James

Family portrait photography of Alex, Allison and James

Portrait of a boy with his parents holding his hands walking together

Portrait of a boy with his parents holding his hands walking together

Boy's portrait photograph in a nice autumn day

Boy’s portrait photograph on a nice autumn day

Photograph of a boy curiosly looking at the camera

Photograph of a boy curiously looking at the camera

Mom and son talk

Mom and son talk

Black and white version

Black and white version

Photograph of a boy playing ball with his family

Photograph of a boy playing ball with his family

Portrait of a family posing for photographer

Portrait of a family posing for photographer

Walking Gantry Park in the morning

Another family portraiture on-location photography session with great family of Noah, Sean, Ariane, Barry and David.

Gantry Park in Long Island City with the great view to Manhattan. They expanded park greatly and put a lot of cool things there. I just love this place even more!

Retro morning

Photograph of young mom and her son


Boy running on a boardwalk in Gantry PArk of Long Island City, NYC

family portraiture session in the Gantry Park, Long Island City, New York

family portraiture photography session in the Gantry Park, Long Island City, New York

Ariane and baby girl

Photograph of young soon-to-be-mom woman, Gantry Park, Long Island City, NYC