Sara Maraffino

Portraits

Sara and I are extremely close friends but amazingly have only ever really met each other twice in person. She’s like a sister to me in many ways. During one of her visits on the East Coast we met up in the Hudson Valley and did a shoot together with her nana’s spectacular fur coat. She had been extremely close to her grandmother so it was a very poignant moment to photograph. We rode around places that were very special to Sara’s childhood and took in the scenery and the energy surrounding them.

Katie Frank

Portraits

In Summer 2016 a mutual friend told me that she had read an article she liked by a woman in NYC and she had a “gut feeling” that the two of us would be friends. Sure enough, she was right. I met up with Katie Frank in Central Park for a photo shoot and we immediately hit it off. She has come to be one of my closest friends and biggest supporters, and we have both experienced so much since, from immense joy to the unspeakably tragic. I am so grateful for her friendship and her sunshine heart. She is absolutely my soul sister.

It’s incredible seeing these portraits now, almost three years later, considering what has transpired since. We’ve been through many battles, we are war vets who have been through a long tour of combat. May the next course be smoother for us both. I love you so much sister Katie!!!