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julia she liked to play in pockets of yesteryear that awoke a true space within her and where she found wings and the courage to run and to fly – lisa novitsky


December 3, 2015

Josie’s mother gave a word to each of her children when they were with her in the hospital, right after they were born. Her word was sparkle.   So, the glitter and balloons her mom left as props for us, HAD to be used.  They just did.     After our time together, I have a few […]


May 17, 2015

I’ve had the good fortune to be invited back year after year, marking the occasion of a birthday or a season or a sacrament… I’ve marveled at how their parents have raised not one, but three, independent females… Each with their own distinct personality… Each a beauty in their own right… What a privilege it is to […]

to watch a child grow.

May 15, 2015

The first time I met these twin sisters was on Long Island – they were about 18 months old –  so when my dear friend from high school messaged me on Facebook about taking their senior photos – it hardly seemed possible that we had already arrived at this point (cough) 16 1/2 years later.  I still […]

to be yourself

April 27, 2015

I know, for me, that having my portrait made can make me feel very vulnerable – and if you’ll pardon the pun – “exposed”. I think most people feel this way in front of the camera. Yes – even when you have paid for the experience and asked for it – you’re thinking – Will […]

There You Are

August 27, 2014