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Pet Portraits ?

Pet Portraits? – a few thoughts

I work with, and have worked with and created portraits of pets and families and children with pets for many, many years. Mostly dogs and cats, but over the years all types of animals have come before my lens………..horses, lizards, birds and even ferrets! It’s no lie that we really love our pets.

But, with a plethora of movies, books, and websites devoted to all things doggy, it’s pretty safe to say most of you out there love dogs. But if you’re still not quite convinced (or if you just want to see what the top five reasons for loving dogs are) then read on!

The top 5 reasons we love dogs

( saw these on the web and just had to share )

#5 Not a Chef? Not a Problem.

Dogs really don’t care if you’re a five-star culinary artist, or if you can barely open a can of soup. Nope. They love you because you’re you. And they will pretty much eat up anything you give them (though if you’re part of the latter group, you’d probably be best sticking to quality dry and wet food from the pet store).

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#4 An Instant Exercise Partner

Living in a world of couch and computer potatoes means it’s sometimes hard to become motivated, go outside, and get all healthy and fit. It’s not like we have Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser hounding us, and a goldfish certainly isn’t going to get us moving out the door …

But a dog? One look at that furry face when you go near the leash and you’re walking out the door (and let’s face it, with some dogs, it’s running) for at least 30 minutes a day. It doesn’t even feel like exercise!

#3 The Cheapest Shrink Around

When you’re feeling down and thinking no one loves you, you always have a snuggle partner to make you feel better. That is, if you own a dog. Why? Dogs love to snuggle, they love to put their head in your lap, and they let you know that no matter what, they love you, and always will. Dogs are better than ice cream. This is a fact.

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#2 (Wo)Man’s Best Friend, Forever

Unlike the latest gadget or gizmo, you’ll never grow tired of a dog. From the infancy of a puppy to the regality of an old dog, canines are a constant source of surprises and rewards.

Sure, training a puppy is challenging, but they’re oh-so-adorable. Young dogs are energetic and love getting into trouble, always keeping you on your toes. An older dog, meanwhile, is mellow, loyal, and loving — they’re like an old friend that has grown to adore you over the years. Yep, better than any Wii video game.

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#1 Love!

Dogs wait at the door when they know you’re coming home. They dance for you with excitement when they see you. And they’re always deliriously ecstatic to see you.

No matter what.

Even if you’ve been so busy that you haven’t had the time to give your dog the attention he deserves, he’s still madly waiting for you to come home. He doesn’t care if you have a zit, got fired, dumped, or made a really bad fashion choice that day. All he wants is you. He loves you unconditionally. And that, my friends, is the ultimate reason why you should love dogs.

So, there you have it. The top five reasons to love dogs and why you should have a beautiful portrait of that very special friend. Of course, there are so many more, but I don’t have all day!

So when you are ready to have a portrait of that very special friend, whether you are at the beach in New Jersey or the Outer Banks of North North Carolina, or if you are located in one of the many areas that I work in up north in NJ or NY ( Manhattan,  Summit, Short Hills, Chatham, Mendham, Chester, Bedminster, Basking Ridge, Far Hills or Bernardsville – these are some but not all of the towns that I work in ), call me anytime at 800.646.5812 or complete the form below and click submit.

Talk to you soon :-)

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Your Corporate Team Portraits & Photography

Your Corporate Team Portraits & Photography

on your website and brochures speak very loudly about who you are.

Ever heard the expression “Always create a great first impression”  With our professional lives now visible at the tap of a screen, your images (headshot) will either attract or repell that impossibly great client, job or potential employee.

Scientists are now telling us it takes less .33 of a millisecond to register and render a likeability score to that face!

buy cheap flower girl dresses for toddler This is huge and one of the main reasons why you cannot use the photo of you at that wedding or the happy photo your friend took on their cell phone camera.

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Are you really willing to trust your headshot and hard earned dollars on an amateur photographer?  A professional portrait is your key to unlocking client’s doors.  If you think any old headshot will do as long as you can see your face I’d respectfully urge you to think again.  Try searching through websites, magazines or newspapers and you’ll find that among them a plethora of flat, fuzzy, ordinary photographs, but there are others that seize your attention while you skip past others.  Why?  Because the skills that a real professional photographer – like me – brings to corporate team portraits  – which include composition, lighting, focus and high levels of technical understanding – make a very real difference to the final impact of your image.


With over 30 years of experience in commercial portrait photography, I will put you at ease, direct and coach you through the whole process and capture your best angles to create a business portrait in a way that will amaze you!


Prior to your headshot portrait session I will discuss your requirements and blend your ideas with my experience to create images that really capture you and your teams personality at their  best and allow you stand out from the crowd.


I understand how important it is to meet your busy deadlines, and since I do all of the work myself ( nothing is “farmed out”, I can have your fully retouched portraits ready in 24 hours or less!

When you are ready to put your group or teams best face forward, complete the form below and click “submit” or call me any time at 800.646.5812 and together we’ll create great portraits of you and your team.

You can see more of my executive portraits and headshots by clicking this link


and last but not least, just to brighten your day a bit, here is an image of my Outer Banks photography………..enjoy ✌️

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John Henry the 1000 lb pig!

I just had to post this :-)

and I have to chuckle when I see this every week when I’m in NJ and driving to swimming lessons for Alice, my year old granddaughter.corolla obx photographersI have to admit that I’ve never stopped to see him, but I also know that sooner or later we’ll be meeting face to face.

( He must have gained some weight since this article a few years ago )

and on another side note getting away from Outer Banks photography, Sunday was the 3291st day of the running streak, and it was a magical 5 on the 4×4 beach and though the stumps in Corolla OBX, ck out the pic

wedding dress with Scoop Neck Lace Bodice

so i guess that means todays run will be the 3293rd day of the streak


have a good one

Family Portrait Photographer in The Outer Banks

Family Portrait Photographer in The Outer Banks

yep, and in addition to being a portrait artist and a photographer of children, pets, business people, large families and small families in northern New Jersey and New York City, that’s what I am, a family portrait photographer in The Outer Banks, and this is my family, the absolute most precious thing in my life.


Do you a portrait of the most precious thing or person in your life? If you do you will know why I value this image so very much, and why I have it displayed prominently in my home, so I can enjoy it everyday, and if you don’t have one, why not?

It is so easy to have a beautiful portrait made of your family that you will love forever.

Just call anytime me at 800.646.5812 or complete the form below, click submit and we can chat and go over all of the details of how you too can have a portrait of the   family that you love so very much!

Talk to you soon!


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Quite simply, the very best gift you can give

call ( 800.646.5812 ) or clicknj outer banks children family photographer

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