Welcome to my blog!!! Here you'll find random thoughts and observations, as well as images from photo shoots and personal projects. Hope you enjoy!!
It's been 12 years and it feels like yesterday. I remember the clear blue sky and how beautiful the day was -- just a normal, regular work day. I remember reaching my desk and turning on the computer and going to the internet to check out the day's news. We all have different memories of that day, where we were, who we were with and the countless emotions we experienced. I distinctly remember experiencing fear, desperation, thankfulness and sorrow. Fear - Were we safe in our office, even though we were in midtown, would there be another attack -- closer to us? Desperation - How would I get home? Tunnels, bridges closed, no public transportation. My daughter's school allowed her to call me and I was able to reassure her that I was ok and that "Mommy would be home soon". Thankfulness - The realization that I had worked at the World Trade Center for Cantor Fitzgerald only a few months earlier hit me hard and continues to do so. And finally sorrow - for the loss of 2,606 souls including some former co-workers.
I was asked by the owner of Santa's Beauty Salon (Hackensack, NJ) to photograph the Grand Opening of his new salon. Music, food, wine and lots of fun was had by all. The salon is stylish, sleek and very well appointed. Thank you Victor for the opportunity to capture this important moment -- Here are some highlights. https://www.facebook.com/santasdominicanbeautysalon
The residents of Hackensack and the surrounding communities came together in peace to acknowledge the 44th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and to demand justice for the family of Trayvon Martin. What an awesome show of support and solidarity from the citizens of Bergen County. We were all there, jew, gentile, black, white, old, young - from every walk of life.
Oh how I love beautiful warm days!!! Thankfully, our winter wasn't harsh and we had many days of 40+ degrees, but this day was especially precious. Being in the park, walking (without music!!), I stopped to admire the beauty and serenity of my surroundings. As I waited to hear the birds, instead, I heard from the heavens.
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." ~George Washington Carver