Irene Weinberg, author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, needed new photographs for her podcast and website. Coming into my studio, I was struck with how ebullient and enthusiastic Irene is and I wanted her portraits to reflect that energy. I consulted with Irene to select a wardrobe to send a message. “I was surprised how easy it all was with your guidance,” Irene wrote me later, ” down to choosing the best fashion ‘looks’ for what I wanted.” 
 
We made a series of portraits, both serious and playful, that will be important in developing her online persona. On looking back on the experience, she wrote, “the wonderful, soothing classical music in the background, along with Phil’s sense of humor, made the session fun!”