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More photographs from Flashes of Hope shoot

It is a privilege and an honor to work with the families serviced by Flashes of Hope.  As the New York Chapter Director I coordinate bringing professional photographers into pediatric cancer treatment centers to photograph the patients and their families.  We also provide hair and makeup as well.

I am always blown away by the kids and their families.  They are incredibly strong through trying times I hope none of us ever know.  Although there are so many emotions very close to the surface, love is what always comes out.  The amount of thanks and gratitude that we volunteers receive for something we do every day is such a reward.

The grace that the families share centers me until the next Flashes of Hope photo shoot!

Below are photos taken by volunteer photographer Greg Morris of me goofing around with a younger brother of one of the patients.

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Montefiore Hospital Pediatric Prom photography

Saturday night I had the honor to photograph “formal” portraits at the Montefiore Hospital Pediatric Prom.  What an amazing event!  The staff and volunteers went all out to make sure the prom was a smashing success, and it was!  The kids looked amazing, the music was pumping, lots of smiles and laughter, and Bronx girls can dance!

It was such a joy to photograph the kids (and staff).

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My assistant Aedn was pulled into the photo!

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Yours truly showing the Bronx how it is done!

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Got to love a man with a hot date (and a sense of humor)!

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Every Prom has a King and Queen!

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Half day shoot

Today I had a half day job shooting an aspiring model.

My Manhattan studio is on West 20th St.  My sister lives around the corner. This weekend my sister and her husband are out of town.  My mom and step-father are watching my niece and nephew. Since it is a weekend and my shoot ended at noon, I decided to invite my mom to bring the kids in for an impromptu  shoot and surprise my sister and brother-in-law with some fun photos of the kids.

My niece is a spitting image of my sister and my nephew is the total ham.  Their parents are going to die when the see the photos!  My only regret is that I forgot to shoot my mom with her grandkids!  I guess that means another family session!

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Huffington Post article on Flashes of Hope featuring my behind the scenes photos

When not working on this or this, I am the New York Chapter Director for Flashes of Hope.

Click here to see a wonderful article in the Huffington Post featuring behind the scenes photos I have taken. I am very proud to be part of this incredible organization!

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Baby photo

When my wife was expecting a child, we did what many first time parents do, enroll in a child birth class. There we met 3 other couples who were also expecting their first child. This core was the base for a weekly mothers group that grew to a membership of 13. It was instant community which provide support, camaraderie, and much needed wine. (Insert Park Slope, Brooklyn joke here.)

Over the years, the kids grew and there was less need (and time) for meetings. The babies developed into independent people (well, you know what I mean) with their own interests and friends.

In August the kids will all be going off to school spreading themselves across the continental United States. Last Sunday we had a reunion. It was very sweet how the kids instantly reconnected, even if it took a moment to figure out who was who. When the party was starting to break up, my son Sam was not ready to leave. He hung back with a half dozen other peers, and slowly made his way home. I hope the bond and memories hold strong.

I am excited for Sam preparing for his new stage in life. I will try not to get too nostalgic.
Nice to get a last group photo.

Fashion photographer Eric Hason photographs teens getting ready  to go off to college.

My son Sam is back row, third from left, wearing a hoodie.

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Sam and Zack, born a day apart, then and now.

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