What a Simcha! Shira’s Bat-Mitzvah was amazing. I had the honor of creating these memories for her and her family.
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing the Lamdeinu Chanukah Breakfast at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck, NJ. For those who don’t know Lamdeinu, it is a center for high-level, accessible and inspiring Torah learning in Teaneck, New Jersey. They offer a variety of classes Monday through Thursday and host some special events and celebrations.
These year’s Chanukah Breakfast Honorees were Mrs. Mollie Kidorf Fisch and Rebbetzin Shira Schiowitz. These amazing women have done so much for Lamdeinu and the Teaneck Jewish community in the past few years, it was truly inspiring to see them being honored.
Thank you Ruth Hartstein and Dean Rachel Friedman for the opportunity. It was a pleasure to be part of this year’s celebration.
I was so excited to photograph these girls. Not only they are gorgeous, but they are so sweet and little Mabel is the cutest little thing ever. They came in for a fall themed session and we had so much fun with the leaves and the pumpkins. Can't wait to do this again!
Even though it has been unseasonably warm here in NJ, Fall is here. Kids are back in school, leaves are falling and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This year, I am really excited to announce Fall Mini Sessions. If you are looking to update your family photos this season, these sessions might just be what you have been waiting for. Spots are limited, so let me know if you would like to reserve yours!
Beautiful Plants and landscaping, glass sculptures and tons of opportunities to photograph. That was our day at the New York Botanical Garden. Our family had a lot of fun walking through the gardens and looking at all the sights.
Whether you have canvases from a recent portrait session, some old family pictures or any kind of artwork to hang on your walls, they will have to work with everything else you already have in your house. Here are some tips to get the best of your new wall display.
1. Hang at Eye Level – that means the average person eye level. Measure about 60” from the floor. Make sure the center of the art piece should be at 60”.
2. Hang Art On a Grid – A grid constitutes of frames together horizontally or vertically. Lay down first on the floor the pictures you want to hang to make sure you have the right layout. Rule number 1 applies here too – measure 60” from the center of the full display.
3. Hang Art Salon Style – salon style means that a you have a few pieces of artwork squeezed together onto a wall. Start in the middle (your center piece) and work your way out. Take consideration on the proportion of the art pieces and the theme. Look out for cohesiveness.
4. Mix and Match – Look for different frames and media place canvas right next to a frame, vary the colors and styles of the frames, use different kinds of artwork.
5. Layer Pieces – a fireplace or a piece of furniture are perfect places to layer pieces of art. The layers of artwork and accessories bring a sense of warmth and comfort to the room.
6. Pay Attention to The Size of the Wall – A small piece will look lost in a large wall. Larger pieces need more room.
7. Change Direction – Hanging horizontal and vertical pieces as part of the same display adds interest and brings out the individuality of each piece.
8. Balance – Try to balance the artwork with the furniture in the room. Large art pieces over large items of furniture help accentuate the furniture piece but keep it slightly smaller than the furniture piece itself so it doesn’t look overbearing.
9. Consider the Room You Are Hanging Your Art – In the bedroom, keep it personal with family photos for example. In the kitchen hang art where it won’t get dirty.
10. Above All Have Fun – Go with your gut and do what feels right. Show your personality and make your walls stand out. Remember, you can always change what you don’t like.
Daniella came to me looking for some profile pictures. In this day and age of connected world, the social media avatar is an important piece to create our online branding and identity.
These are portraits of a young woman. She is a high school math teacher, single, in her twenties. I tried to portray her young and fresh and yet sophisticated. I love these pictures and I hope you do too!
After nearly 15 years in Seattle, it's time for our family to mix things up and move East. Itsy Bitsy Pic is now located in Bergen County, NJ and will be serving surrounding areas. We are going miss our Seattle clients and friends, but we are excited for meeting new people and serving our new community.
Seattle friends, keep in touch. You can still check what we are up to at http://www.flaviamarkiewicz.com/blog or https://www.facebook.com/FMPhotograph/.
Bergen County friends, as we officially launching our new business in the area, we are running a Grand Opening Special. Call or email to book your sessions today!.
We had a stretch of warm weather in March with temperatures in the 70s. This doesn't usually happen at this time of the year around Seattle. So we decided to go out and have a picnic at the park and have some fun.
In need of a weekend away, we decided to go to Vancouver B.C. A 21/2 hour drive from Seattle, mild weather and lots to do, Vancouver was a great place for us to visit as a family.
The kids loved watching sea creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium and later they played in the Playground at Coperley Meadow at Stanley Park.
We also stopped at the Bloedel Conservatory at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. the views of the park are breathtaking and the kids loved watching the birds and plants at the conservatory.
We all had a blast in Vancouver this past weekend. It was definitely a great trip!