Comp Cards For A Child Actor In NYC


Just thought I’d share these lovely comp cards for aspiring child actor, Keith Moore. Blog readers may remember that I was commissioned to create his portfolio photos. Since our shoot he has been getting some buzz. So, his parents asked me to create some comp cards for his “go-sees”.

Before I delivered these babies, I had to lay them out for their own shoot. Thanks to my printer for turning these around in a couple of days 😉

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Here is an unedited series from that day…. cute stuff, Keith!

Photography by Michelle Etwaroo

Are you interested in some photos for the star child in your family?
Please drop me a line on the “contact me” page!

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Up And Coming Child Actress London Lorena


A year has gone by since this shoot took place, but I can’t believe I didn’t blog these! So without further ado, I introduce to you London Lorena! This vibrant little girl from Brooklyn wants to be an actress and print model. Her mother saw her potential and did the right thing by coming to me for some headshots.

London can sing, dance, do impersonations and has such a bright and dynamic personality. I hear she’s been successful at her most recent audition for PBS/Sprout. If all goes well, ill be sharing a video of her soon! Reach out to me on the contact page if you want to create some beautiful images, and/or comp cards for your aspiring child actor.

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

And finally, check out this cute screenshot, a spread of her dancing to the “whip and nae nae” lol. I hope this relays the energy on set!

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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.

Photography by Michelle Etwaroo

“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

2011 Favorites: Children


2011 was such a wonderful year! While in Jamaica during the holidays, I created my work-plan and goals for 2012. In doing so,  I had to go through all my 2011 images and decided to mix it up and  showcase my favorite images of children. Here are the ones I chose, some were previously published and a few are fresh to the blog.

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Happy Birthday Gracie!


Last Friday Gracie turned one years old.  I’m so happy that  I was chosen to shoot her one year old portraits…Her mom and I decided that we’d take advantage of the  Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

Get ready to be killed with cuteness!

this one is so beautiful i had to create a BW version of it!