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Kids Photo Shoot at the Catskill House

I was hired to produce and shoot these photographs for a children’s book company out of Connecticut. We took this to the Catskill House which my partner Charlotta and I recently renovated. The Catskill House was designed to be very open and airy so that it would be a great indoor location for photo productions. The local talent were more than up for the task and I am sure we are going to sell a ton of books!

MU/Hair: Mara Schiavetti

Prop/Clothing Stylist: Allison St. Germain

Casting: Merry Alessi

Dr. Oliver Bronson House with Ella Loudon


The Dr. Oliver Bronson House in Hudson, NY, is an abandoned manse looked after by Historic Hudson a non-profit that preserves the architectural heritage of Hudson. I had been a few times during their bi-annual open houses, and was very keen to photograph there one day. That day arrived, and I organized a team mostly from Hudson: Ella Loudon as the muse, Mara Schiavetti doing Hair/MU and Peter Seward assisting. Coming up from the City: Brooke Vandever digital teching and Sabine Feuilloley as our stylist. It was a gorgeous day out, and both the vintage walls of the Oliver Bronson House and the grounds surrounding it lent themselves to a lovely shoot of the stunning actress Ella Loudon.

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Behida Dolic Millinery

Having a great appreciation for hats, and being co-owner of The Hudson Milliner Guest House (formerly a Millinery), it was with great pleasure that I trained my lens on the Hudson hat maker, Behida Dolic. Collaborating with stylist Megan Ross, and photo assistant Christian Stensli, we lit up the shop of Behida Dolic Millinery and waited for our model, Behida Dolic, to get her hair and makeup done by Behida Dolic so as she could get to set and wear the Fall Winter hat designs of Behida Dolic. A force to be reckoned with, for sure, this multi-talented Behida Dolic.

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Party!

Last weekend, I threw a party at Ten Ton Studio. Not a very big party, but a festive one, for sure! Joining myself, Todd Elkins and Svetlana Lazareva were Mimi Young on styles, Brett Jackson on the hair/mu, Melissa Chapman digital teching and Cole Slutzky laying down some mean light. As much fun as the shoot was the shopping. The Village Party Store in Manhattan has so much to choose from, I could spend hours and hours there just looking at all the fun things they have to shoot! Sadly, several balloons died on this photoshoot, and they did not go quietly!

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Skateboarding in Brooklyn

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On my recent shoot at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, I mentioned to the model Todd Elkins that I was interested in shooting skaters. He said he would keep his eyes and ears open for me, and a few months later he gave me the info on an actor named Robin Monaco who was into street skating. I gave Robin a call and had him come to Ten Ton Studio. It was a beautiful day, so we split the day at Fort Greene Park and on the set of Ten Ton Studio. Thankfully, he had a lot of energy and we got quite a few cool action shots!

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