Ilene Squires Photography

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from the Studio!

So on the eve of this New Year, I noticed many of my contemporaries blogging about the "Best of 2011." Hands down, 2011 has been my most fruitful year as a photographer. I've traveled near and far to document life's fleeting moments and have transformed many clients to friends. I simply could not ask for more in life. So, instead of writing about the past, I've decided that my "best" is yet to come. This is something, of course, I only realize when I am sitting here under the California sun (in December) because this is the place of my birth. The City of Angels is where I always seem to come back to Earth after grinding it out in the Big Apple. So please, let's all take a minute, make a wish, and promise to bring it to life in 2012. My wish? Truly becoming bicoastal! {You'll see why... scroll down...}
***all images taken with my IPhone edited with Instagram***

Self Portrait 121911

Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, AZ

City of Angels!

Downtown LA from Echo Park 

Griffith Park  


Santa Monica Pier at sunset

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

West Village Engagement | Tara & Matt

Tara & Matt are set to married in Del Mar next August but have temporarily relocated to the Big Apple while Matt finishes his MBA. Though it was freezing cold out, we had a beautiful time in the West Village, Meatpacking District and High Line. Isn't Tara our quintessential California Girl? {I have the street cred to write that as a California Girl myself}.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Roosevelt Island Family Portraits | The Mayem Family

I had never been to Roosevelt Island until Evelyne invited to her home there a few weeks ago. She has the most delectable little tots and we were very lucky with warm winter weather! Their smiles are simply infectious. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bay Ridge Family Portraits | The Sorrano Family

Kim contacted for some family portraits of her, Marc, and  their newborn, Angelina, born just 6 weeks ago. Angelina is super alert and had several wardrobe changes... what a doll! The angel shot will melt your heart!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Upper Westside Family Portraits | Carly & Company

Carly, the eldest of three, contacted me for some sibling portraits for a holiday gift to her mother. She suggested her Upper Westside rooftop which was a stellar choice given the unseasonably warm December weather we've been enjoying her in New York. To our surprise, the three family dogs became the epicenter of our shoot and really brought out the best in everybody. For someone who "isn't a dog person," I have to say, I was smitten with Bailey, the little white friend who commanded most of our energies. Aren't you?!