Classically Yours | NYC Lifestyle Portrait Session

Looking back at these photos, I can still hear the fluid sounds of the piano coming through.  Chris Cooley, a classical pianist who has been playing for many years contacted me one day to set up a photo session.  He had me at “I’m looking for imagery that captures my uniqueness and versatility”.  I excitedly set up a session with him.  I knew that with his artistic background and openness to creative ideas and concepts for his shoot, would make for an awesome session. 

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Ebonie, Classic Glamour | Portraits | Murray Hill, NYC

I finally got this awesome lady in front of my camera; meet Ebonie everyone!  We first met about a year ago at a cute little boutique shoe shop in Manhattan on Lexington Avenue.  I was shoe shopping and she helped me pick out the cutest pair of sandals that I rocked all summer.  I trusted her taste because I mean look at her; the woman oozes style and class.  I loved it!  Along with my pair of shoes, I even bought a two-finger ring that read “faith”.  I was a little hesitant before purchasing the ring because it totally was not my style at the time.   But I fell in love with the message of this ring and was open to experimenting with my wardrobe.  Ebonie said something to me that day that I never forgot, “wear the ring, don’t let it wear you”.  I proudly wear that ring to this day :).

Ebonie makes a statement with all that she is; through her fashion, warm personality, and a flair for colorful creativity.

And I’m so happy to share with you an extension of Ebonie’s creativity through her passion for her line of handcrafted jewelry, Living Things.  These classic vintage earrings make a great accessory to any outfit with their colorful precious stones and beads.  They are classic and bold; just like Ebonie :).

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Inayah (Part II), Flower Child | Portraits | Washington Square Park, NYC

So you may have seen this little lady before; here she is again.  Inayah; my star budding actress, transformed into a whimsical flower child for this bohemian inspired photo shoot.  What better location to pull off this look than in Washington Square Park, NYC.  A haven of sun bathers, street performers, and passerby’s from all walks of life with an eclectic sense of fashion.

We wandered around various sections of the park, in some instances being chased off of the grass by park security (sigh, what we go through all in the name of creating art). 

Inayah has a natural ability to completely adapt to her environment; without hesitation, she completely soaks in everything around her so that her presence fits in perfectly with her surroundings.  It's my guess that this is a strong quality to have in the field of performing arts.  I give you...Inayah.


This last photo was taken as we were wrapping up the shoot.  As she sat and crossed her legs with such poise; it was exciting to see the beautiful simplicity in this pose :).

I'd like to thank Washington Square Park for providing the beautiful energetic scenery, the sunny weather for giving us another reason to smile, and last but not least Inayah for being absolutely the best during this shoot :)!

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Inayah, Serene Confidence | Portraits | Lower East Side, NYC

Her name is Inayah; it means calm and serene.  She conveys warmth in her demanor, an awesome sense of humor, and a silent confidence that shines brightly.

I love Inayah's look; she exudes a natural presence that comes through in her photos. She is studying to become an actress so we did a mini session together to capture some images for her portfolio.

I absolutely look forward to working with Inayah again; her energy is sweet and fun to be around.

If you’d like to participate in an upcoming shoot as my assistant or model, please feel free to contact me.  I’d love to have you :). 

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Jennifer | NYC | Lifestyle Photography

This is Jennifer!  An energetic chic little lady whom my camera absolutely loves!  We did a lifestyle session together in downtown Brooklyn so that she could have updated photos just for the fun of it.  So away we went to the rooftop of her building for a modern sassy look.  Here are a few of my fav's: I love the peaceful stillness of this photo... Her fiery red hair and warm smile showed a beautiful glow about her. And this is Rudy guys, say Hello :)! Keep smiling Jennifer and Rudy, you're such a doll!  Cheers to a fun shoot! See Beauty... Ariane
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Victoria | NYC Lifestyle Shoot

I loved her style, I loved her energy; working with Victoria was an absolute blast.  We braved a blustery winter's day in Manhattan to get a few shots for this FIT students portfolio :).  In between shots, I got to know a little bit more about Victoria.  I learned that she is from New Jersey but absolutely does not fist pump.  She also has a great personality and is frequently told she looks like Kim Kardashian (as I told her during the shoot, lol). Here are a few of my fav's from our shoot! Loved this hat on her; she works it so well! Something nostalgic about this photo that I really really love. Hope you enjoyed Victoria's pics as much as I enjoyed photographing her.  Stay tuned; you might just see her face again as she agreed to be my model for some photo projects I have coming up.  Haha; fun!!! Happy Monday! Ariane
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