I was excited to hear from WSJ Magazine to photograph the parents of Nina Arianda. I had previously seen WSJ Magazine feature on Richard Bransons parents in the same section and I thought it was a fun idea to meet the parents of someone in the spotlight. It kind of made me feel like when you are going to meet your friend’s parents and are either surprised or charmed or both. We decided to shoot at Ukranian Institute, a lovely location in the Upper East Side. It was very elegant and also a bit unusual. Lesia and Peter showed up and luckily Nina Arianda’s PR person was able to borrow the Institute’sflowers when I was about to send my assistant to a nearby flower shop to accent the picture with a bit of color. A bouquet of orange roses arrived and Lesia said she would hold either 3 roses or 1 rose, only odd numbers since even numbers of flowers are bad luck. It was nice meeting Lesia and Peter who were a beautiful couple as well as the proud parents of their daughter who is currently in the Broadway play, Venus in Fur. The article can be read here.