I grew up about an hour northwest of NYC.  That doesn't sound too far from the city, but it was very rural and I was always outdoors.  I grew up in the woods and loved nothing more than to be out in nature.  That lifestyle has continued with me today, as my favorite place to do portraits is still outdoors rather than a studio.  I enjoy shooting in natural light even if I do mix in flash, and I enjoy the nearly limitless backgrounds, colors and textures found while shooting in outdoor locations.  I am becoming more used to shooting in city locations and have to admit I'm enjoying it, but I would have to say I'd rather be with my subject outdoors in nature than anywhere else.  I love portraits and I love working with different types of people.  If you have an interesting idea for a portrait I'd love to hear it and work with you to make it a reality.