Dropping off the face of the earth

All of you guys who emailed me over the last couple of weeks - thank you so much for your concern. To quote Mark Twain, "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". In all seriousness, I`m still somewhat alive and reasonably well. I had a really good reason for dropping off the face of the earth for two months without any blog or Facebook posts. Several good reasons, actually... Reason 1: On December 28th, 2011, my Irina and I had another beautiful baby girl, Sophia. Now I`m a proud dad of two girls, which means that Irina and I are not getting too much sleep these days. Reason 2: School, school and more freaking school! I am struggling through my last semester of grad school. In hindsight, taking two grad level classes when you have a new baby was a bad idea. Reason 3: Between my 9-5 job at the University of Pittsburgh, school and family, I managed to photograph two Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and three commercial gigs. Which basically means that in the last two months if I weren`t at work, school, studying, playing with my kids or shooting, I was editing. All that aside, I am probably the happiest man on earth right now. My kids are absolutely amazing, and my wife is the most supporting and wonderful woman in the world. On another note, I`m like the proverbial shoemaker without shoes:) These are pretty much all the photos I had time to take.

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