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Central Park Maternity Photos-12Its been awhile since this portrait shoot, but I wanted to share these maternity photos I did for this sweet couple! Since then I’ve returned a few more times to shoot portraits near the Boathouse and Bethseda Terrace.  Continue reading »

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SPRING FORWARD… and shooting at Breather


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HIGH LINE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS // A Morning Walk Through the High Line

I wanted to share an engagement shoot I did for a really cool couple I got to know.  We were brought together by Instagram and then one Insta-meet (and over three years later) we re-connected and I was asked to shoot their engagement photos.highline engagement the High Line no less ….which I consider the mother of all engagement shoot locations. Continue reading »

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I am finally getting around to sharing some family portrait work from before the holidays.  Here are bits from a portrait session for a lovely family I had the pleasure of photographing on Pier A in Hoboken, New Jersey. Continue reading »

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Kimberly // Chic & Sugar

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I recently spent some time with freelance graphic designer, Kimberly who runs the blog Chic & Sugar.  She blogs about Continue reading »

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Sweet + Simple Portrait Series

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

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I adore the sheer simplicity of this series. Continue reading »

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Some photographers probably wouldn’t do it, some people will do it by accident, if it’s way too much then you just might not like it.  But me…I tame it…I’m not afraid of it.  I will actually do it on purpose.  If you’re shooting with me, be prepared….

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I love flare. Continue reading »

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Confetti Birthday Shoot for Gala Darling

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Just a few outtakes from a festive birthday shoot for Gala Darling, an amazing (and prominently influential) writer/speaker/blogger who I got to photograph recently.   We had such a fun shoot, especially since we share a mutual love of confetti!  She’s got a book in the works as well, which I will most certainly be picking up since I just love her refreshing outlook. Jump on over to her blog to check out some of the really cool things she’s been doing.  I’ll actually be at one of the events later this month!    xo, CM

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Meet Amanda // Give a Girl a Shoe

Happy Fashion Week, NYC 🙂 I read my daily dose of style blogs, so I can safely say that I’ve got my finger to the pulse of the world of fashion.  If only my closet were well attuned to the world of fashion, I’m coming out of a black and white phase which is boring me out of my mind….Luckily, I surround myself with people who have better style sensibilities. Meet Amanda who runs the personal style blog, Give a Girl a Shoe.  As her photographer, I get some great insider style tips on where to snag items from her latest outfit.   Too bad I can’t really keep these insider style tips to myself since Amanda generously shares these details over on her blog. She’s got such a well appointed wardrobe that it was difficult to choose a few favorites for this post.  Click on the photos above for the jump to her outfit specific blog posts.  While you’re over there check out more of what we’ve been shooting!  xo, CM

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Interview Shoot // Feature on Career Contessa

I am a sucker for success stories, especially when they involve driven & intelligent women who are passionate about what they do and willing to share their pearls of wisdom.  So when Career Contessa  reached out to me regarding a shoot assignment, I didn’t even need a minute to think about it (and that’s out of character for me considering that I mull over everyyythiiing).  The featured Contessa being profiled was Hitha Palepu a savvy, globe trotting entrepreneur and well-known blogger who runs Hitha on the Go.  The shoot was done in her home office which hands down, has one of the best apartment views in Manhattan that I have ever seen.   You practically had to peel me off the windows.  And Hitha…she  is nothing short of amazing.  I mean, if you read her profile on Career Contessa you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about – while you’re over there, check out  more of the photos 😉  – Happy Monday, CM

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