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happy father’s day

June 15, 2014

happy father’s day to all the fathers who have passed through our lives.

young sharon and father

happy mother’s day!

May 11, 2014

mother's day

I have been very lucky to have life work that is so fulfilling and to have witnessed and captured all types of mother-love between all generations – and even luckier still to have been a parent. Being a mother to my beautiful daughter is hands down, the most rewarding experience of my life.

And sometimes, when worlds collide as they did just this past week, magic happens. A couple, who entered my life as client and quickly became “friends and family,” asked me to be godmother to their daughter, Minerva Gail who was born May 6.

These life connections are everything to me. I appreciate all of my assistants and interns I have been able to “mother” at moments, all the children in my extended family, my steady Labrador retriever, Rufus, and last but not least… crazy Cosmo the Havanese.

The biggest thank you to my mom and to all the other mothers in my life who have shown me what it means to love and be loved.

garden guest

May 2, 2014

awaiting the bride in topanga canyon

Garden Guest

#ilovemyjob !!

April 14, 2014

yesterday was a beautiful spring day and i got a call first thing in the morning to come shoot this beauty at the hospital. it never gets boring!! Hospital Newborn

 

check out more pictures on my Facebook fanpage!

great expectations

March 26, 2014

belly

visions of spring

March 21, 2014

Cherry Blossoms

a winter wedding

February 24, 2014

special thanks to all those who made such a special evening possible:

Valerie Romanoff & Starlight Orchestras

Vera Wang

Kate Spade

Styles on B

Carlo Geraci

TriBeCa Rooftop

Belle Fleur

love

February 14, 2014

Valentine's Wedding

safe & warm

February 7, 2014

safe & warm

family portrait

February 3, 2014

Stallions Outerbanks

happy chinese new year!

January 31, 2014

the year of the horse is my favorite! happy chinese new year!

i’ve loved these creatures for as long as i can remember & have photographed them since i started taking pictures….some strengths of those born in the year of the horse: energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. ( i was born in the year of the horse!! )

stallion outerbanks

happiest holidays to all xx

December 25, 2013

city lights

fall-ing more in love!!

November 1, 2013

happy anniversary faith & john

October 9, 2013

“all be happy” my laughing man blog post

October 1, 2013

Dear Laughing Man,

The sun is strong. A few picture perfect clouds punctuate the crisp blue sky. There’s an early autumn chill in the air but I’m holding on to the last days of summer. As I walk through the door I see Lex has already started my jasmine iced tea.

It’s now officially one year since we made our big move. Downsizing and life-changing, We moved from our 5000 sq. foot photography studio/loft in Chelsea to Jay St. in TriBeCa with our yellow lab, Rufus. As any New Yorker knows, changing neighborhoods is as dramatic as moving to another state.

Our daughter had just graduated from college and found an apt of her own and our nest was now empty. At the same time we lost our beloved pup, Milo, (16 years old) so it was with some sadness that my husband and I prepared for our new chapter. We were looking forward to finishing a few minor “repairs” on the new place and then settling in. Every morning when the construction crew would show up I would take Rufus and head over to Laughing Man for my morning coffee.

Weeks turned into months as we discovered one thing after another that wasn’t working properly. We resigned ourselves to life in a construction site. Hurricane Sandy came and we ground our Laughing Man coffee beans by candle light with a mortar and pestle.

Although the basement flooded and we had no electricity for a week, we were among the lucky ones who escaped with little damage. Our HVAC hadn’t worked properly since we moved in, so there wasn’t that much of an adjustment. During the blackout, I could walk over to Laughing Man to grab an afternoon coffee and feel comforted knowing I was not alone.

By now there were familiar faces and smells and it was starting to feel like I belonged. Rufus would wait for me while I got my coffee and we would sit outside the shop and absorb the sights and sounds on Duane Street.

The electricity came back on but our place remained cold throughout the winter as the construction continued. My afternoon biscotti and coffee became a beloved guilty pleasure.

On mornings when I would be running out for a shoot i would switch it up and have a scone for breakfast. And at holiday time I bought lots of beautiful chocolates as holiday treats for clients.

Spring came and we welcomed our new Havanese pup, Cosmo, into our lives. Things were still unsettled and we still had paper on the floors so why not get a puppy?

Now when I came for coffee, Cosmo joined the group. On the weekends, Rufus, Cosmo, my husband and I sat on the chairs and enjoyed our coffees. We met David and his family. Barry shared stories from the Cupping Room and the evolution of Laughing Man and TriBeCa.

Children and their parents stopped to meet the dogs and by summer, we had a new HVAC system and a new life. Cosmo has morphed into a dog and both boys look forward to our visits to Laughing Man. When it’s not too busy, they get ice cube treats while I enjoy my jasmine iced tea which has also become my daughter’s favorite treat when she comes down from the village.

I watched the Laughing Man sign go up and caught a glimpse of Hugh and Russell.

Throughout the year we’ve had family and friends check out our new neighborhood. Of course we walk across Staple St. to Duane for a coffee. So as the last paint can is packed up, we are happy to settle in.

The thing about a great cup of coffee is that it brings back all the smells and tastes of all the coffees that came before. It brings you home.

Thank you Laughing Man. Maybe I’ll try the flat white soon.

Sharon Schuster
http://www.sharonschuster.com

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short film break: Maureen & Jack

September 18, 2013

sit back and enjoy…

thanks to my great crew • sharon schuster & company (camera and editing)

planning and design• swank productions

kosher caterer• esprit caterers

venue• edison ballroom

flowers • cornucopia flowers

linens • bbj

rentals• something different party rentals

reception • atelier isabey

live music • eric nichols band/ elan artists

hair & make-up • tom gallagher and david maderich

oak bluffs bride

September 18, 2013
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i recently spent some time on martha’s vineyard and grabbed this snap at the oak bluffs “campground”. in one of the historic gingerbread houses was this beautiful recreation of the past filled with found objects and memories.

oak bluffs bride

photo booth

May 20, 2013

end of the night at Julian’s Bar Mitzvah, Hotel in union sq. thank you to my incredible team.

Sharon Schuster & Company

puppy love

April 4, 2013

our family just got a little larger.  meet cosmo, our 10 week old havanaese “newborn” 🙂

happy valentine’s day

February 14, 2013

“newborn love”

Natalie Lynn annoucement

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