Three

It seems our only apocalyptic snow storm of the season affected our family more than initially thought. Smack in the middle of the weekend that was, had the twins birthday party scheduled. In the interest of safety for all we decided to re-schedule. So this past weekend approximately four weeks later we were able to celebrate Mayhem and Chaos’ exit from the terrible two’s (not really but whatever.) The party was great despite one of our boys falling ill and sleeping for a while during the event. No mind he still took part in most of the activities and at the end of the day he did have a good time.

The past three years have been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. The most humbling time of my life by far and yet the crazy thing is, I cannot see our life any other way now. Three years ago we were gifted with two boys which have made us appreciate life in a completely different light. The dynamic of experiencing the interaction between both of them and their older sister is fascinating. Our family’s legacy is held with these children and it is amazing to watch it happen before our eyes. I try not to take these days for granted and soak up as much of their experiences as possible. Photography has provided me the ability to freeze these moments and therefore I do spend a significant amount of time taking pictures of them. Below you will see some of the most recent additions to this extensive catalog of images. Enjoy.

 

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Last Call

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The World series began tonight and for me this is always a time to focus on my favorite sport, baseball. This year however is a little different, not because my omnipresent team is not participating, but because I know there will be forever someone missing from this event in the future. Allow me to digress…

My daughter called me out on an experience that we were supposed to have and failed to during the summer. We were supposed to see Derek Jeter play for one last time. Realizing my failure I quickly dashed to the computer in a desperate attempt to see if I could redeem myself. Luckily the Yankees were playing a weekday game and it coincided with a short day respectfully at school and work for my daughter and I. Without hesitation I purchased the tickets to give my daughter the opportunity to say she watched Derek Jeter play in one of his last games ever at Yankee Stadium. I realize this probably means more to me now than it does to her, but one day she will remember and one day she will tell her children and her friends about our afternoon together watching a legend do what he did best and enjoying every minute of it!

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Thanks Derek, for the memories, the championships, but most of all for being a Yankee!

Communion Part Deux

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As previously mentioned we recently finished celebrating our daughters First Holy Communion. Due to scheduling concerns, as well as sanity concerns, we opted to schedule the celebration portion of the sacrament separate from the ceremony. On a side note this was a brilliant idea! The additional time between events allowed us to properly plan and execute both events which turned out beautifully!!!! It’s a special time when you can impress yourself! That’s enough gloating, the important part of this celebration was that our daughter was happy and enjoyed herself, which is an understatement. As she stated to me “this is the best day of my life”! That made everything worth it. Please enjoy a very special screening of our movie “Faith” which premiered during the party. Special thanks to all those who assisted in making these events what they were: Tosca Marquee (venue), OmarLopez Photography (event photography and photobooth), Annie Cakes (self explanatory), and HUGE extra special shout out to my good friend Jeannette Sears for helping to make my vision come true in “Faith”. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Communion

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One of our families biggest events this year is our daughters First Holy Communion! She has been preparing for this for two years and finally the time has come to actually publicly share in receiving the Eucharist. For a Roman Catholic Family this is a very special time and one to be celebrated. However, first comes the ceremony, and in our case, shortly thereafter the actual celebration. We are incredibly proud of our daughter for taking such a vested interest and genuinely learning about what it means to receive the body and blood of Christ. We hope it will continue to be an important part of her life, as it has been in ours. Now let’s party!

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Happy Easter

Recently I found myself in DUMBO to pick up some goodies from my wifes favorite chocolate shop. While walking around I ran into these installments in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The juxtaposition of the bright shiny yellow against the dark background and the drab weather we were having that day caught my eye. Bring On Spring! which is going to be such a welcome relief this year after a brutal Winter. Spring can’t get here soon enough…

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Reconciliation Day

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Although the twins have been dominating any and all free time we have had, we do still have other responsibilities. The most important being our beautiful daughter, who this year will be achieving some major milestones. Today she took the first step in the communion process, “Reconciliation.” This involves the very intimidating experience of confessing your sins to a catholic priest for the first time. As usual my baby girl was a rockstar and did not flinch at the whole experience. What a brave young lady you are! While most of my recent shoots have been of our boys, today I was very happy to have my daughter in front of the lens. Can’t wait to do this again, until then please enjoy these images.

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Maternity Session

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As you have been previously informed my family is expecting once again and we have been inordinately busy trying to get everything ready (thus the short hiatus from posting) . One of the tasks I most certainly wanted to accomplish was having a maternity session with my wife. We finally found 35 seconds (slight exaggeration ;)) to make this happen and set out on our quest. Conservatory Gardens has long been my ideal setting for this shoot and I was very resistant to change. It’s an amazing space and as long as you aren’t wearing a wedding dress you don’t need a permit!


My wife looks amazing considering she is carrying a pair and overall has been handling this monumental task very well, I’m so proud of her.
We are very excited and nervous about the new members of our family. I can’t wait to share their first formal shoot, in utero with them and to have them post utero in front of my lens. Can’t wait to meet you guys!