Posts with tag: "hamptons"
Artists, do we really need to choose just one field?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Artists, do we really need to choose just one field?

As a child, I dabbled in a lot of artistic fields. I loved to draw, photograph, dance, sing... basically if it had anything to do with self expression as an artform, I was interested. When I finally got older and got accepted to college, I found myself stuck with a very common dielmma: "What do I want to spend the rest of my life doing?" I decided to be a Fine Art major b/c who was I kidding - I quickly discovered that deep down, I'm a total introvert and just getting up infront of the a capella groups to audition freaked me out; Stage fright = 1, Julie = 0. So, quiet art it was! When I graduated from college after taking scultpture classes, figure drawing classes, color design ...

Memories & Experiences - Does social media interfere?
Monday, November 24, 2014
Artists, do we really need to choose just one field?

I've been seeing a lot of articles lately about how people are taking pictures and posting all about their day, nights out, trips, etc...but aren't really living through the moments. Is photography really destroying the way we experience our real lives or is it purely social media's fault?On the up side, I do love Facebook & Instagram. I love being able to catch up with friends easily and see images from around the world in real time but I understand the arguement. Going on a trip and taking tons of pictures of the beach but not actually enjoying it (swimming, kayaking, playing with your significant other or kids in the water, etc...) is pointless. I get that. Just like ...

Finding My Way Back Home
Monday, October 27, 2014
Artists, do we really need to choose just one field?

I’ve had the travel bug ever since I was a little girl. In my mind, this world is just too big and too amazing to stay and live in just one place. I want to travel, explore, adventure…Travel has allowed me to experience life more fully. My parents took us all over when we were younger so that we could learn and experience other cultures, countries, etc… These experiences abroad really sparked my interest in other cultures and languages; especially Italian. I was given the opportunity to study Art & Italian abroad in Florence, Italy in college which really set fire to my curiosity. When I moved back to NYC, I felt incomplete.When my husband and I got married in 2010, ...

Little Fingers, Little Toes (Newborn Portrait Tips)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Artists, do we really need to choose just one field?

Anyone who has hired me to photograph their newborn knows how much I love little fingers and little toes. But then again, who doesn't? Babies are so tiny when they are born and grow very quickly so when I record that early stage of life with my camera, I like to record all of the little details. I take a photojournalistic approach when I am recording the connection between a baby and its parents. I like to sit back and observe...quietly photograph the sweet moments. None of that is staged - I like to capture raw emotions. When I photograph the features in the face and little body parts, I take a fine art approach - I try to be as still as possible and very close to the baby so that I can be ...