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Rafi, Sarah, & Oliver

If you know me well, you'll know that I LOVE dogs. My heart goes out to every dog I pass on the street. I actually have a dog, his name is Gus (you may have seen him on my Instagram) but he lives with my parents in Long Island so I don't get as much puppy love as I'd like. But when Sarah & Rafi asked me if they could bring their pup along for a family holiday session I responded with heck yes! The pup of their hearts is named Oliver and he is a rescue dog. He is a little shy and timid but he is so incredibly sweet (just like his parents). We took a stroll in Prospect Park Brooklyn where he ran and played and possibly even pooped in the warm autumn leaves. More doggie session are definitely on my 2018 goals list.

Beach Babe

As I write this post, I can't help but think how we're rounding out our last weeks of summer. This is the worst time of year for me. No more late night walks, picnics, beach days, or warm but fierce rainstorms. Growing up in NYC I can tell you we have hot, sticky, and humid summers where you find yourself running from one subway car to the next in search of air-conditioning. But with the summer season coming to a close, all I could do was take advantage of these last few weeks of summer the best way I knew how: beach photoshoot! Nothing is more satisfying than waking up in the wee hours of the morning and successfully catching the morning light. We got there just in time before the sun was to high in the sky and early beachgoers made their way to the shore. This was my first time doing a morning shoot which was a bit nerve racking literally racing against the clock, but it was totally worth it. Not to mention I had an amazing subject with amazing sense of summer fashion. Here's to you summer, see you next year! 

The amazing model featured below is Melina Castillo. If you're wondering where you've seen her before it was here. She has her own lifestyle blog where you can find all things fashion, makeup, and diy here.