A Doll's House, Part 3 by Walls Trimble

Perhaps you’ll recognize Michael and Patrick from last summer’s This American Wife? Or perhaps their disguises (costumes by Cole McCarty) transport you fully to Norway? In either case, this new play, filled with tutus, spotlights and the single greatest tarantella choreography I’ve ever seen, was a delight to photograph. Can’t wait to see what this team concocts next!

Created & Performed by Michael Breslin & Patrick Foley
Featuring: Catherine María Rodríguez & Anna Crivelli
Dramaturg: Ariel Sibert 
Producer: Rachel Shuey 
Costumes: Cole McCarty
Lights: Krista Elizabeth Smith
Sound: Michael Costagliola
Stage Manager: Abbie Betts

The Campesi Family in Red Bank, NJ by Walls Trimble

I first photographed the Deegan and Campesi family nearly a year and a half ago! It’s so fun to see how quickly kids grow and to reconnect over time. This year we met at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ for holiday card photos and year-round framers. I am consistently impressed by my families’ ability to withstand frozen temps…and always grateful when their location includes a cozy fireplace! Click here to remember what a beach shoot feels like!

Michael + Steve by Walls Trimble

Imagine you are four years old. You spot the tallest man you can see in the crowd and you boldly ask him for a shoulder ride. Six years later, that tall man marries your dad and you get to wear a burgundy velvet suit to their wedding.

Steve and Michael were married on a beautiful, crisp morning last month at the historic Roosevelt House at Hunter College. Capturing this newly joined family was an absolute delight, and I cried more than once. I will also never get over their collective wedding attire. Long live shoulder rides!

Eli's Bar Mitzvah by Walls Trimble

Eli’s Bar Mitzvah was an absolute blast. I met up with his family before the service to get to know each other and take advantage of the park across the street from Columbia Faculty House. This crew was all-smiles all day long, and I loved seeing so many generations gathered together in celebration. Mazel tov, Eli!

The Rodriguez Family at the Cloisters by Walls Trimble

When a family asks if they can bring their dog, say yes. You will arrive at the Cloisters to the most fantastic doodle named Athena, who will greet you with a full body hug and tail wag. The Rodriguez family have A: the best dog, B: the best color coordination and C: the best game faces in freezing weather. You’d never know this Thanksgiving weekend shoot was below-freezing!

A Long Weekend in New Hampshire by Walls Trimble

We spent Labor Day weekend on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH to celebrate our friends’ wedding. It was one of those magical stretches that truly felt like a vacation. Not to mention we were surrounded by waterfront, fresh-from-the-garden veggies and the most beautiful floral designs. With time to spare, we had to take advantage of our gorgeous location and create some less traditional photo setups. Can you spot the real couple(s) in this mix?

In the Chair with Suzy by Walls Trimble

What a treat to spend a morning with a friend! I met Suzy through Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she finished apprenticing this spring. She wanted to update her headshots and make some editorial portraits (can you spot the Maisie Williams homage?), so we pulled out my mom’s red coat and added a few furry friends to the mix. Natalie returned for hair and makeup and we jammed to that sweet, sweet Big Little Lies soundtrack. Here’s an idea, put on a favorite from the playlist: Leon Bridges. Then scroll through the photos. It’ll be like you’re right there with us.

And, if you’re reading this on or before November 6, 2018, please be sure to vote. Your voice is important. Let it be heard.

Sonja's Inwood Bat Mitzvah by Walls Trimble

On one of the final warm days of summer, Sonja’s family and friends gathered at Inwood’s La Marina for her bat mitzvah. La Marina sits on the Hudson River, and there’s something so magical about performing a ritual this close to nature. After a sunset service (in which all of the cousins sang together - cue my heart melting), we moved inside for dinner, candle lighting and dancing. I love seeing how families come together for these events, mixing generations and passing down wisdom. Mazel tov, Sonja! Very grateful to have been a part of this day.