Welcome to my blog! I'm a portrait, engagement, and wedding photographer based in New York, New York. I hope you grab some coffee (or a cup of tea, if that's your jam!) and enjoy viewing some of my latest work! Check out my posts below for a peek into my journey as a photographer. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi there! I'm Andrea.
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AR Family Portraits
When you buy the ‘Holy Grail’ of Nikon lenses, you take it out for a test run. You kindly ask your boyfriend to click the camera shutter after you set up the camera settings for him, and then pose yourself. Below are basically the images that you get. When people ask me why I just LOVE LOVE […]
Okay, I will preface this blog post by saying the following: I have the most amazing boyfriend on this planet. He may occasionally leave his socks on the floor all over my apartment, and forget to throw out the trash unless I leave the bag by the front door. But the truth is, he is just AWESOME. […]
It’s Wedding Wednesday and today we are talking about a very important topic – choosing a photographer for your wedding day! Selecting your wedding photographer is one of the most important steps of your wedding planning process. It may be the most important step (after choosing your wedding date and venue, that is!). Wedding photography is […]
One of the things I love about my blog is that it gives me an opportunity to feature some of the amazing families and couples I work with! Although I’d corresponded with this family over email quite a bit in order to plan their session, it was my first time meeting them in person on […]
I had a busy weekend with back-to-back family photo sessions, lunch with an #ARCouple whose wedding I’ll be shooting next year, and quality time with a friend who’s currently designing a website for her health coaching business (Check out some of the photos I did for her a few months ago HERE)! And somehow, between […]
I remember my first few photo sessions like they were yesterday. I was excited, but at the same time terrified. I put on a brave face even though I felt like I had a million butterflies in my stomach. I made some mistakes in those first few sessions – mistakes that taught me so much […]
It’s not really a perfect picture. Some might even say it’s sort of unattractive. It was taken with an old iPhone. The exposure is off. It’s super grainy. It’s not entirely sharp. And, let’s face it, my boyfriend and I look kindda orange because of all of the ugly tungsten lights in the restaurant we were sitting […]
Planning on “popping the question” soon? Surprise marriage proposals can be scary, even when you’re confident your significant other will accept your proposal. Sometimes, the scariest part of a proposal can be deciding when to do it… and how. A few days ago, I received a message from a very excited soon-to-be groom. He wants to surprise his girlfriend […]
It all started with an entry-level camera body. And two small lenses. They came in a kit, which I bought on sale at a local NYC Best Buy store. It was nothing fancy. But it was all I needed to learn the ins and outs of a DSLR camera. To learn how to shoot in ‘Manual’ […]
I love lists. I love them almost as much as I love crossing “completed tasks” off of those lists. In fact, sometimes I write things on my to-do list that I’ve already done *just* so I can cross them off my list! I hope I’m not alone in this! Luckily, I have my STARTplanner, which fuels (and fully supports!) […]