November 2011 Archive

Life Stylin’!….

Not too long ago, I was a little piece in the New York Daily News’ Life Style section talking about my personal fashion style.   Article reads: Dougherty, describes her style as “mixed media.” “I’m all about mixing patterns,” she says. “Things that don’t go together or that people don’t think go together, I will do.” For her, the important characteristic is fit. “I know what works for me and my body type and I stick to that. I don’t believe in forcing anything or following the hot trend of More…

Thankful…

The other day while running around Manhattan on a day full of shoots, I thought to myself…how amazing is it to be born a women in this era & living in this country. A large chunk of the glass ceiling has been broken by a previous generation of strong women in various industries. The idea of a women having to dress like a man to make it to the top has faded. I am seeing powerful women in their corner offices closing major Wall Street deals while perched in her stiletto Louboutins. More…

ENGAGED | Janice + Joey on Fire Island

Joey & Janice met on Fire Island while Summering there with friends. So of course, it was only appropriate to have their engagement session where they first met and continued to spend their Summers together the years after. Joey is in the boating insurance business, so it was a bit apropos to include a nautical touch to the day’s shoot. I love the sweetness of their relationship and both of their willingness to go with me on the ideas I had…even Janice was willing to get splashed by the waves in More…

EXPECTATIONS | A Morning Beach Boudoir

I feel completely blessed to have so many beautiful clients. This shoot steals my breath away every time I go to work on the images. I am speechless at this expectant mother’s beauty, I really don’t have any words to accompany them….Instead, I will use the words of one of my favorite NY poet: “…worlds contained in sifting grains of sand, cultured or purely illusory, pearls do suspend whatever appears most beautiful, sustain all secret soon~too, woefully, never~to reveal.”   *Jack Cooper