Machinal by Walls Trimble

In a series of fortuitous events, I found myself at NYU Tisch’s dress rehearsal for Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. One of my first post-grad shoots was another production of Machinal at Northwestern University, so it was a lovely treat to return to this story about a young woman fighting for a life of meaning and freedom. Amazingly, the lighting designer Krista Smith worked on this show, too (I’ve photographed her work before here and here), and we finally got to meet!

Machinal features undergrad students from the Lee Strasberg Institute and is directed by Matt Dickson.

More info and tickets here. Thank you, Blayze Teicher for bringing me in!

Set design: Sam Schwanwald
Lighting design: Krista Smith
Costume design: Kathryn McGaughey
Sound design: Justin Propper

Danielle + Kyle by Walls Trimble

One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting to witness love in all stages. Met up with soon-to-be-married Danielle and Kyle in Ft. Tryon Park for the loveliest afternoon stroll. Seeing the park change from season to season is always magical, and these two brought so much warmth to the end of winter!

Look at these grins! This was one of the very first shots. Absolute perfection.

Into the Woods with Rigel and Esaú by Walls Trimble

A perfect, warm spring afternoon demands we get outside. So do great clothes and talented friends who also model (casual). You might remember Rigel from our portraits shoot and Esaú from when he played Juliet in a play last summer.

For the photo-minded, the first image is an in-camera double exposure, made by flipping the camera upside down for the second click!

More from Rigel and Esaú.

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!