Author Archives: Emily Lewin

Arielle Takes New York

Last summer a vivacious, red haired woman named Arielle arrived in New York City.  She moved into Brooklyn and lived in a Victorian house that was only a few blocks away from the house where I lived.  Although this city is packed with millions of people, Arielle and I managed to meet and become good friends.  This woman is not only gorgeous, but she is also a talented singer and actress, has an amazing laugh, and an intensity and passion for life that is rare.  Last week Arielle announced that she is moving out of the city and, although I will miss her dreadfully, I know that this is going to be a great new start for her.  I look forward to seeing the way that she impacts her new city, just as she has impacted New York City, and me.

We stumbled upon this church in my neighborhood with an amazing mural on the side and these fantastic chairs…we couldn’t resist!


If a photo could sum up a personality, this is Arielle…she’s quietly listening and then this BURST of laughter out of her because she’s “SO PUMPED” about whatever is happening.

PicMonkey Collage

You can see more of Arielle’s photos, and hear her lovely voice, on her website.

Kate is Great

What do you get if you put two photographers in an Astoria apartment for a weekend?  In this case, you get a fine art inspired photoshoot.  My dear friend Katelyn (who is an incredibly talented artist in her own right) and I started dreaming about doing a styled, collaborative shoot together, in nicer weather.  In the midst of pinning and chatting we decided, why wait?  Let’s do one now with what we have on hand.  So we did.

The Next Big Move


How are things going?  :)  I’m getting ready for a big change here and wanted to fill you in on the details.  As you may know from following this blog or my Facebook Page, I’ve been living and working in the Charlotte, North Carolina area for the past two and a half years.  I’ve also traveled to Denver, CO, Louiseville, KY, and Cincinnati and Columbus, OH to do photography.  Living in Charlotte has been great and I have really enjoyed my time here and the amazing people that I have met.  I started doing newborn photography here and have been able to expand into new areas in many ways with my creativity.  I love this clean, bright city and I’m looking forward to seeing how it expands and grows in the future.
PicMonkey Collage

Charlotte as been great, but I feel the pull of adventure calling me again, this time to New York City.  That’s right, the Big Apple.  :)

I am moving to New York City in three weeks, around March 15th, and I am so excited!!

I will be available for photography while in New York and I look forward to meeting many new people there and expanding in new ways.  This is not the end of the story Charlotte!  I will be traveling back to Charlotte periodically to visit and I will be available for photography work at those times.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, ideas, and requests for shoots.

I am available to do photography work in Charlotte over the next three weeks!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a shoot before I leave! 

I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below or on my Facebook Page.548589_10150914763032029_676848796_n

Lisa & Mike.Engaged (Charlotte Engagement Photographer)

Lisa and Mike are a fabulous combination.  I love the way that Mike’s dry sense of humor emerges as you get to know him.  His gently self depreciating style never fails to bring a smile to Lisa’s face, and when Lisa smiles the whole room lights up.  I am so excited for their wedding in July!

Mike is from Michigan and Lisa is from Charlotte so we had to get a picture when we saw this sign!  So fitting!

Mike and Lisa have their serious moments.

But most of the time they are making each other laugh.

Story of My Life: Picnic at Latta Park

This weekend I had a lovely picnic at Latta Park in Charlotte with several of my artist friends!  We had been planning the picnic for several months and had intended to have a winter themed picnic with hot food and drink but the spring decided to make it’s debut early this year so we opted for chilled gazpacho and iced tea instead.  We had a marvelous time!

We had three photographers there between me, Anastasia (below), and Rachel (next lower). We got LOTS of pictures!

My contribution, rainbow fruit plate and delicious yogurt dip.

We all brought out own mugs, plates, and silverware which made for such a fun assortment of colorful dishes!

Anastasia is identifiable by her amazing hand motions alone. She has several well known motions for typing and texting, amongst others. Her epic red hair updos follow as a close second for Ana-awesomeness.

I’m slightly obsessed with tree silhouettes and profiles recently. I love the way that they all look so different juxtaposed against the sky.

It was a beautiful day, rich in friends, food, and sunshine!

Something Pretty For Your Day

I popped out to my Grandparent’s house for the weekend to belatedly celebrate my Grandma’s birthday.  Imagine my delight upon pulling up to their house to catch sight of a tree full of cardinals!  I wanted to share at least one of the photos with you, enjoy!

Something Yummy For Your Day

We had another gorgeous day today!  After I got home I was immediately torn between being really hungry and wanting to get out and enjoy the weather with a walk. I decided to walk first since I knew the light would be gone by the time I was done eating. The sky was an amazing juxtaposition of perfect blue and puffy white clouds on one side and rolling gray storm clouds on the other.  I loved that this gray cloud looked like it was scuttling itself through the blue sky to the other side where it belonged.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow…

Upon returning from the walk I decided to make myself a burger since I had been craving one since smelling someone grilling out this afternoon on my lunch break. Isn’t it funny what an immediate impression a smell can make on us? It can conjur up a memory, start our mouths watering, or our stomachs turning, or our imaginations reeling with one whiff. I give you the Upside Down Cheeseburger Salad. It was tasty!