Photoshoot in Marine Park, Brooklyn


Mini-shoots this Fall season have been going great! Here’s a sample from a session I did with Andrew and Ava. You may remember them from when I did their engagement photos! They were just two lovebirds back then, now they are a family of four! So blessed to watch their love grow and be able to document their energy on a lovely fall afternoon in Brooklyn. Check out these images and drop me a line if you would like to take advantage of my Fall 2016 Promotion.

NYC Fine Art Glamorous Portraits and Intimate Wedding Photography

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NYC Fine Art Glamorous Portraits and Intimate Wedding Photography

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Headshots For A Child Actor Named Keith Moore


Last Sunday, I was commissioned to create a portfolio for aspiring child actor and comedian, Keith Moore. Keith’s mother, Andrea, contacted me after seeing the work I did on Megan’s kidney disease story. While that prompted her to call me, after meeting her son, I realized why she wanted to help him further his dreams to be in front of the camera.

Keith was a natural in front of the camera, and took direction very easily. He was easy to bring laughter or pensiveness to the shots. I loved working with him and I hope he goes far! If any casting agents happen to read this blog, please reach out to me and I will put you in touch with his parents. He is located in Brooklyn, NY but is looking for screen and TV work across the city.

Photography by Michelle Etwaroo
Photography by Michelle Etwaroo
Photography by Michelle Etwaroo

NYC NonProfit Photography:: Megan Summer’s Kidney Disease Takes Turn For The Worse


Hello Everyone! I’ve been working on a series of non-profit projects that particularly affect women and their families. I wish i could go more into the project but this leg of it is very urgent. I allowed Natilee McSween (wife of Comedian Andre McSween, one of my client all stars) to write this blog post for you. Here it is in her words, please support the cause or share the story.

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“My name is Natilee Tracy McSween. My 8 year old daughter, Megan Summer, will have her left kidney completely removed on 2/25/15. Our lives were permanently changed the day that Megan Summer McSween was born. Pregnancy with Megan wasn’t easy and we knew that life after her birth would be just as difficult. But, we had no clue what the journey and toll would be like.

When I was 4 months pregnant, we found out that Megan would be born with Bilateral Hydronephrosis (water in the kidney that obstructs and prevents normal renal functions). Since then, the many surgeries, the pains and the ‘what if’s’ are everyday moments. Every time Megan goes in for another scan or surgery, the anxiety that sets in as you hope this will be her last… Then the sad reality knowing the doctors could find something else.

It’s not easy and it never will be when your child is hurting, rattled and shaking with pain and you can never, ever, EVER do anything to take the pain away or ease her fears; or better yet the fears you as her parent and caretaker has.

All I can do is hold her little hands, as she squeezes mine and asks me to “Make the pain stop”. Or when she looks at her doctor after another scan and she asks “so when is the next surgery?”. At night I often have to rub her lower back to help ease her pain as she tries to sleep. There’s no tea or any other remedy to make her ever feel better, just pain meds. I kiss her forehead every night thinking (better yet hoping) will she have a peaceful, painless sleep tonight? I have done this every night, since the day I gave birth. Yet still, we are blessed to see how far she’s come despite the odds; my tiny itty bitty 5 pound baby girl with the perfect circular head. It’s these little moments, we have to help get us through.

This journey is not one that I can say is easy, it’s not a journey for a person that cannot take the hiccups that Pediatric Kidney Disease might offer. You have to have faith and you have to know that even with that faith, life will happen. When it does you just have to prepare for the next phase in the journey. Despite all we go through, it’s these simple words of Megan Summer “I Have No Worries, Just Keep Blowing Bubbles” that inspires me to keep fighting for her.”

Support Meagan Summer McSween’s journey by donating here: http://bit.ly/TeamMeganade
Story written by Natilee Tracey McSween
Photography by Michelle Etwaroo
Makeup by Deborah Conton

Professional Portrait Photography in Brooklyn


Check out this lovely session I photographed of Lina. She was looking for some versatile photos that could be used both personally and professionally. I feel like we made magic that day. Lets start with wardrobe: Lina bought two outfits to wear in front of the camera, two dresses that flattered her shape perfectly! Including a gorgeous black lace dress.

Thalia D, outdid herself on the makeover. Because as natural as the makeup is, Lina looks exquisite…LESS is MORE! On that day we got beautiful pictures that Lina will cherish forever. Here is a small sample of the images we got:

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Brooklyn Wedding Photographer


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Brigitte Bardot Inspires A Glamour Photo Shoot in Brooklyn


Let me start this post out by saying, I am so proud of this styled shoot Thalia, the queen of makeovers, and I collaborated on. Jenny wanted to be made over in the essence of French model, Brigitte Bardot. she wanted a set of images that evoked sexy, classy and tasteful. So for makeup, Thalia gave her smoldering black eyes, thick black lashes, matte nude lips and a fresh face with just a tiny bit of rouge to emulate the sultry French starlet. For hair, we gave her large pin curls to start Brigitte’s iconic, half updo. Along with a smoking hot outfit, I advised Jenny to bring an item that she cherished. So besides her morning “cup of joe”, lol, she bought a pretty silver art deco, chunky necklace.

Jenny wore only three things in these photos and although it sounds a bit sassy, she definitely looks beautiful and timeless. Keep in mind, Jenny is not a model, she is an every day woman and mother of a young child who learned about my services online.  So without further ado, here are a few pics from the ‘Jenny as Brigitte’ shoot.

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Are  you interested in having an alter ego shoot which includes glamorous hair and makeup? Send me a message to request more info using this contact form!

Valentine’s Boudoir Photography in Brooklyn


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So, Valentine’s Day is a little under one month away. Have you gotten something special for your hubby yet? Consider giving him a gift that will have him so excited, he wont be able to help himself! Imagine his face when he sees an album marked, For His Eyes Only”.

Mini Session $175: 1 outfit, 45 minute photoshoot and 3 gift prints
Full Session $325: 2 outfits 90 minute photoshoot and a 20 page Little Black Book for a keepsake

Sessions are open on weekend mornings. Available Dates: Jan 25th/26th; Feb 1st/2nd; Feb 8th/9th

Boudoir Sessions Include:
-Glamorous Hair and Makeover by Thalia Does Make Up
-Complimentary Mimosas and Nibbles
-Access to Studio Accessories and Props
-Artistic Direction on Set
-Same Day Viewing Session
-Private Password Protected Gallery &
-Digital Files of Every Printed Item

Let’s make it a boudoir party! Bring a girlfriend and receive a credit towards additional prints/albums. Then go out for a night on the town!

The Studio is conveniently located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Just 10 minutes from Barclays and a short walk from Prospect Park.

Contact me here to get started!