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  • Welcome to my blog!

    I'm Johanna, and I'm a photographer.  You have no idea how great that sounds every time I say it.  I love being a photographer!  Aside from my family and friends, nothing gives me greater joy than capturing life's everyday moments with my camera.  This is where I get to show you how much I love what I do. It is here where I hope you will see why I am so passionate about my work, my art.  You see I've got a superpower.  I can freeze time.  Pretty cool, huh?  I think so.

I have a special request I make with every newborn I photograph. Please wait until I am ready to shoot before you smile at me. It’s a simple request, and completely reasonable. Unfortunately for me, it’s also totally unenforceable. Sometimes there’s cooperation, but more often than not…those newborns sneak in their smiles when I am completely unprepared. Fortunately for me, this little girl was very generous with her smiles! Thank you baby R. Isn’t she a little sweetheart?

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This little one is going to have so much fun growing up with her big sister and big brother. What a beautiful family!

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And now for a little public service announcement…the window of opportunity to photograph your newborn is so small and only happens once in their lifetime. Whether with me or another qualified and experienced (and safety-conscious) newborn photographer, my best advice is…don’t miss the opportunity. These sessions capture fleeting moments with your sweet little newborn, and often precious interactions with their new siblings too. The beautiful images captured can then be displayed on your walls and preserved in a premium session album for your family to enjoy and cherish forever. I’ve never heard a single uttering of regret from parents that have experienced a newborn session with me – and believe me – the sessions ain’t easy. It’s hot, it’s long and I’m a stickler for details, but we do have fun, we laugh, we sweat, we bond. :) The end result is always worth it. The only regret to be had is to let the opportunity pass. This, I know.


Do you (or someone you know) have a child that is making his or her First Holy Communion?  I would love to create beautiful images, perhaps an album or a gorgeous gallery wrap canvas, or a stunning framed wall portrait, for you to cherish and then pass down to your child someday.


If you’re interested in a Communion Portrait Session, you can click here to find the information on those sessions and collections.

If you’re having a party to celebrate the Communicant, click here for information on Enjoy Your Event coverage.

There are only very few weekend dates available. Please call to schedule your session or event coverage right away.

If your weekend date isn’t available or if you just prefer, I am offering limited Communion Portrait sessions during the week for April and May. Call 516.280.3471 or click now to book your appointment.


In addition to prints and perhaps a small album, you may also want to use one or more of the images for an invitation and perhaps a thank you note.

Take the pressure off the big day and get your child’s portrait session scheduled today!


I’ve known this wonderful family for many years, have loved them from day one, and have had the sheer pleasure of photographing all of them, every year for their holiday card for the past eight years (give or take). They have always been one of my favorite sessions every year – from the booking form all the way through to the delivery of their order!

I’m always excited to see them arrive at the session all happy, ready, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. (Yeah, right! LOL)

In all sincerity, my being a part of another family’s life like that is truly special to me. I couldn’t ever describe exactly what it means to be trusted to document their lives in this way. I’ve literally witnessed the kids growth through so many stages. When I deliver their order to their home, I can look around and see all of the images I’ve taken of them over the years and it makes me so happy. The kids were so young when we started, and have grown up so fast – too fast if you ask me! For Heaven’s sake, the oldest – she is now a freshman in college!!!

I hope I have the opportunity to continue to be a part of their lives for a very long time. Who knows, maybe some day (a long time from now, mama) I’ll be photographing their grandchildren too! What a thrill that would be!


Wishing this family and all the families I have had the honor and pleasure of photographing this year, a very happy and healthy new year!

I had the honor of photographing a beautiful young woman who demonstrates determination and resolve well beyond her years. She dreams and aspires to be a dancer, and is putting in the hard work and making daily sacrifices to realize her dream. I believe she will!
a_JSP_blog_2015DecAnd oh how I love Old Westbury Gardens, for a portion of this session as backdrop of course, but all the time for it’s beauty and tranquility. If you haven’t visited the gardens recently – or, God-forbid, ever – you are certainly missing out on one of the most beautiful spots on the North Shore of Long Island. You’ll need to visit several times over the course of the year in order to truly appreciate the gardens in all their splendor. I highly recommend becoming a member. It is a great value, particularly when you consider all that you will receive in return, so check it out. You will not be disappointed, in fact you’ll probably be inspired! b_JSP_blog_2015Dec c_JSP_blog_2015Dec d_JSP_blog_2015Dec e_JSP_blog_2015Dec f_JSP_blog_2015DecThis session was fun and refreshing, and the results were also exactly what I would like to achieve for all my clients and their families. It celebrated a right here, right now, in the moment look at a fabulous, precious child. Parents, listen up. This exact time with your kids will never come again.  Not ever.  Everything your child is, everything you love, and even most of which you don’t, it’s only temporary and oh so fleeting. For little ones, we know it and we do a fairly good job of capturing it along the way, but for pre-teens and teens – the most under-photographed demographic among us, not so much. The braces, the sports gear, the hairstyle, the favorite song, the dance steps, the headphones – it’s all going to be gone before you know it, and so will they, because college is but a blink in time away. Don’t miss the chance to freeze the moment – take lots of pictures and videos of them, and contact me to plan a session that celebrates your unique child. g_JSP_blog_2015Dec

Jo Futerman - December 17, 2015 - 11:17 pm


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