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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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

NYC Corporate Headshot Photography


It was my pleasure to head to a well known ad agency on Madison Avenue to do some corporate head shots. These pictures are to be used in communications between their New York and London offices. I offer this service to companies looking to create a professional look and want a uniform set of images. The staff here are really colorful and had their own individual laidback style, which added to why i enjoyed taking these pictures. Anyone looking for a headshot package for their employees, please use the contact form at the end of this post. Thanks for reading!

 

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Montauk State Park Photographer


Here is a candid teaser from the shoot I did two weeks ago at Montauk Point State Park in Long Island near the Lighthouse. More pics to come!

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Brooklyn Wedding Photographer


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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!

How do you want to be photographed?


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When was the last time you did something for yourself?

A lot of times we are busy helping others, working long hours and taking care of our families. We text each other happy birthday messages, and email holiday greetings. It seems as though we don’t have much time for anyone or anything.

I want to make you look and feel like a new woman. Make time for yourself. Come to my studio to have a glamorous makeover and photo-shoot. The shoot will be artistically directed just for you and include hair, makeup and styling. It will produce timeless images that you will want to display in your home and for the world to see. And, if you bring a friend or family member along to share the experience, you will receive special pricing on the sitting fees.

Email hello(at)michelleetwaroo.com and tell me HOW you would like to be photographed and I promise, you will be enamored with the results.