Vacation over… NOW back to work!

I spent a wild 2 weeks getting to and from airports and countless hours on airplanes.   NYC to HK, HK to Melbourne,AU,  Melbourne to Auckland,NZ, Auckland to Sydney, AU, Sydney to HK, HK to NYC.  Hopefully there’s enough frequent flyer miles to get me somewhere and back again soon.

It was a wonderful trip to the other side of the world, going down under with a dear friend of many years.  Thanks Pat, something neither of us will forget anytime soon.

Now it’s time to edit through the 11 DVDs of pics that I took.  Most are just vacation snapshots but others are for my fine art portfolio or future travel articles (something I keep saying I want to do).  I did blog about the experience Flights of Fancy for what ever that is worth.

It is always good to be home but having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.  Guess I’m still in vacation mode.

Jene Youtt and I have a family portrait session this Saturday in Princeton Junction – have cameras – will travel.   Feel free to visit our website:  Labor Of Love Pix (wedding, bump, birth and beyond portraits)  It’s nice to love your work and the person you work with.  At times it is a challenge because we both have our own ideas on how to set up a shot, we talk about what we’d like to do and if there are any particular shots we would like to capture.  We respect each other’s opinions, artistic style and work very well together.  We have found that most people don’t like posing for pictures and we have a way of making them feel comfortable in front of the camera and they almost forget we are clicking away.  Our clients are thrilled with the outcome.

But before that, I need to print 4 images for a client and then will firm up creating a book for the lovely couple of these adorable twin girls.  We got to capture the little cuties when they were just 15 days old.  Such distinct personalities form rapidly.  I loved holding them and I know Jene did too.

twice as nice

Talk about loving what you do!  Working with babies and children is a passion of mine and life doesn’t get much better than that.  I can’t wait to photograph them again.  They grow and develop so quickly – right before your very eyes.  These girls are nearly 2 months old now.

The weekend before I left for my trip, we captured images of another sweet little girl who was only 9 days old.

adds new meaning to the word "love"

So much joy wrapped in loving arms, you can’t help but be caught up in their happiness.  We are waiting for the couple to choose the “bump” and “birth” photos that we will print.

Having met and photographed both expectant couples, enabled us to share in one of the most precious times of their lives.  Life’s little pleasures.

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Other then work, there are the international photo competitions that I want to enter, with deadlines that are closing in on me.

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4/17/10 This Saturday night, after our photoshoot, we hope to catch Gina Bonati’s performance  “Cantaloupe and The Window Couple” at the LABA Festival at the 14th St Y.  Ronit Muszkatblit directing and Anna Pinkas in visuals.  at LABA (14th Street Y, in NYC).  Gina is a very talented screenwriter and performer who modeled for Jene well over a year ago.  We saw a performance of hers last year “I Had a Little Voice” which intriqued me, plus there was a Q&A session with the cast and director afterward which I find interesting.  So I don’t want to miss this one.  If you are looking for something different, you’ll find it at The LABA Festival 2010.   Most certainly Jene will blog about it  afterward on his Fuzzypicture’s Blog His take on things is nearly always different from mine. (we have that whole Men are from Mars… thing working in our relationship but it does keep things interesting).  We like a lot of the same things but for different reasons.

I will look ahead to let you know what is going on – gallery openings and happenings for May.  There is the Affordable Art Fair May 6 – 9th to get excited about.

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