Last week I got home from an incredible ten-day trip to Morocco. My husband and I went for our sixth anniversary and had an unforgettable time.
We started out in Fez, a gorgeous ancient city that was also at the time hosting the annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music.
We drove over the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we visited a cedar forest and met some wild but friendly Barbary Apes.
Then we drove down to the Sahara. We did the obligatory camel riding, but we also visited some towns along the border of the desert and camped out under the stars near the biggest dunes in the world.
We got up before dawn to catch the sunrise over the dunes. Totally worth it!
Then we drove back up to Marrakech and spent one very frenetic day seeing all the sights.
It's not every day that I get to photograph my dear friends' new baby! I've known Rachael and Joel for several years, and now they live right around the corner in Jersey City. They have always been wonderful people, and now they are also incredibly cool parents.
I photographed Rachael and Joel's new baby, Isaac, at just five days old. He was a complete dream to photograph, and so sleepy and cooperative. I'm totally in love with his squishy lips and blonde hair! I also think the nerd baby glasses are my new favorite prop.
This session was also extra special because I was joined by my friend and talented fellow photographer Jenn Messina (www.jennifermessinaphotography.com). I love working with and learning from other photographers, and I can't wait to see the photos she took this weekend.
I first met Heidi and Jess three years ago, when I took their engagement photos in Central Park. They got married in Belgium the next year, and now they're expecting a baby! I am so happy for them, and so looking forward to meeting their little boy or girl in April!
Last Saturday I had the privilege to photograph the bar mitzvah of an incredible young man. Oren is a member of the City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, where his dad is the rabbi. His bar mitzvah was held at the beautiful Columbia Faculty House, which has gorgeous views out over the Manhattan skyline.
Oren did an incredible job, and it was easy to see how very proud his friends and family are of him. Mazel Tov, Oren!
My friend Kara had an article written about her in her hometown newspaper, and she asked me to take some photos of her being all lawyer-ish at work. We took some at her desk and some from high-floor lounge with a beautiful view of the city.