I’ve been involved with photography since about age ten, when my mother let me try taking some pictures with her Kodak 126 Instamatic. Something about being able to capture the look and more importantly, the feeling, of a place or moment captivated me and I was hooked. I took photography classes at the JCC and the local arts center, served as my middle school’s sports photographer and created a darkroom in my family’s basement. Life intervened and I pursued a different career but I always made pictures along the way.
After my second child was born I delved deeper into photographing people, which I never did much when I was younger. About the time that frustration with the corporate life began make staying in my previous career untenable, friends and neighbors started telling me that I should be charging for the pictures I made of their children. After building a portrait business on the side, I shot my first bat mitzvah. I absolutely loved doing it and my clients loved the images. With the support of my wife, I built up my bar/bat mitzvah business and left corporate America behind.
I still love photographing bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs and weddings. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a small part of my clients’ milestone events and to be able to capture the emotions evident all around me. I take pride and pleasure in the fact that my work and creativity produce images that will serve as family treasures for years and generations to come.
On the personal side of things, when I’m not photographing a mitzvah or wedding, I can often be found with my wife and children - near the ocean, exploring New York City, playing Scrabble, seeing a play or ballet, cooking a great dinner, baking or just hanging out listening to music.