Inspiration? Sometimes You Have to Search For It.

In March I photographed a 70th Birthday/Family Reunion but I won’t be sharing selections from that session here. Generally, Orthodox families are a bit private by nature, and I don’t get to share too many of those photos widely. Nonetheless, I’m glad to be chosen to capture those memories, and always feel incredibly welcome when … Continue reading Inspiration? Sometimes You Have to Search For It.

What Lurks Below

I’m a practical sort. I wear a hat and gloves, and sometimes even a scarf. I favor raincoats or - often a wide-brimmed hat over an umbrella but I keep a big golf umbrella in the car regardless – it comes in handy against a harsh midday sun as well as rain. I like to … Continue reading What Lurks Below

The Bachelorette Party

I’ve photographed weddings and engagement sessions, family reunions, and family portraits, profile photos for social media, and documentary evidence for legal proceedings. I’ve photographed real estate, restaurants, industrial products and bottles of wine. But up until recently, I’d not photographed a bachelorette party. But that wouldn’t stop this Catskills photographer… The bride-to-be’s sister found Jonathan … Continue reading The Bachelorette Party

An Intimate Affair…

The day before I photograph a wedding I typically review my notes from meetings with the couple I’ll see again the next day – or occasionally meet for the first time. In those cases, often with brides and grooms from out of town, most discussions have been via email and text with the occasional phone … Continue reading An Intimate Affair…

Party of the Year?

I love some surprises. This was one of them. Months ago I booked a Friday afternoon family reunion for Labor Day weekend. Orthodox families will book me for the hours leading up to the Sabbath. Saturdays are off limits for them, and Sundays are often travel days – though sometimes we squeeze sessions right before … Continue reading Party of the Year?