Remembering 9/11 20 Years Later

2020

Remembering 9/11 20 Years Later

It was one of those events you remember exactly where you were when it happened. For me I was in all places Los Angeles, CA on a business trip. I had only arrived the evening before, and I typically try to stay on Eastern time for a couple of days if my trip will not be too long. So, I was up early by local time watching the national news on TV. I see one of the World Trade Center towers with smoke coming out of it. The television reporter says no one knows exactly what is going on but the thought is a small plane crashed into the tower. Then as I continue to watch this unfold on live TV, I see a second plane crash into the other tower. It was in the split instance I knew this was no accident and no small plane involved.

Thankfully, I knew of no one directly that lost their lives in this terrorist attack. But I was drawn to follow the news story with interest. Perhaps it was because I originally was a New Yorker. Perhaps it was because I have a cousin that was working in the basement of the same building when a bomb went off years earlier (he was OK).

2011

I used photography to remember what happened. I can’t remember if I photographed the first tribute of light, but I was drawn to it light a moth to a flame. Then I realized it was possible to get close enough to photograph the remembrance I started to do it. I didn’t go yearly. Some years the weather was poor, or my schedule was busy. But it was nice when I was able to go.

2012


I typically go to Liberty State Park in NJ along with thousands of others. On my bucket list is being able to get up close to the lights and photograph them from “within.”

2012 Ghosts

As the years have gone by Liberty State Park added more memorials for everyone to remember what happened.

What’s you 9/11 story? How has it impacted your life?

Action Lacrosse Portraits

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley Sports photographer

Photo of Hunterdon Central Red Devils Boys LAX Sr Day 2021. © Dave Dabour

I had the opportunity to create some sports images at the Hunterdon Central Senior day recently.

Photo of Hunterdon Central Red Devils Boys LAX Sr Day 2021. © Dave Dabour

After recently photographing girls lacrosse, I was amazed at how much faster and more physical the boys LAX is!

Although I didn’t create one yet from these sports portraits, I can also create a montage of several photos of a player or even an event. Here’s an example:

Would you like me to create some sports portraits or a montage for the sports player in your life? Please get in contact with me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Dance Portraits for Katie

New Jersey Dance Photographer

With some dancers, you just know the first moment you see them strike a pose. Katie is one of those dancers.

We did a sunrise photo shoot with her in Chicago. Her style and grace are first class!

After the sun came up, we used the skyline of Chicago as a backdrop for some more dance portraits.

You can just feel the glow of the sun on her skin as she dances on the shoreline.

I wish I had a chance to create more of these with the reflection of the glass.

Ready for me to create some great dance portraits for you or someone you know?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Family Portraits for the Jimenez Family

New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer

Family portraits of the Jimenez family.

Fall is for families. There is something about the cooler weather and the change of colors.

Family portraits of the Jimenez family. © 2021 Dave Dabour

For this family, I photographed their extended family. I always enjoy photographing each family unit and then bringing them back together for one large portrait.

Family portraits of the Jimenez family. © 2021 Dave Dabour

And of course when you have kids as cute as these, you have to create a portrait of them alone!

When was the last time you updated your family portrait? If it’s taking too long to answer that question, it’s been too long. Contact me today so we can create lasting memories. The kids grow up so fast! Email me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273.

Dance portraits for Joryn

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Dance Photographer

While in Chicago, I had the opportunity to create some wonderful dance portraits for Joryn.

She’s a talented young dancer that I would love to have in front of my lens again

Here are some with her and Shayne:

Do you know of a dancer or a dance studio in need of some great dance portraits?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

Freddy Awards 2021

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Theater Photography

Photo of the 2021 Freddy Awards dress rehearsal at the State Theatre in Easton on May 19, 2021. © Dave Dabour

I’ve been an official photography for the Freddy Awards held at the beautiful State Theatre in Easton, PA for nearly 10 years.

Photo of the 2021 Freddy Awards dress rehearsal at the State Theatre in Easton on May 19, 2021. © Dave Dabour

Last year was unlike any other previous years for them as well as many theaters. They were able to have an abbreviated performance outdoors to keep the tradition alive after having to cancel in 2020.

This required a lot of rehearsals outdoor on the parking deck of the theater often in the heat and sun.

In the end it was all worth it and everyone had a great time!

Interested in purchasing some images from past performances of the Freddy Awards? Please visit my collection of images at https://www.dabourphotography.com/Freddy-Awards

Dance Portraits for Alexa

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Dance Photography

I had the wonderful opportunity to create some amazing dance portraits for Alexa in Chicago. We both had to get up early to create these but it was worth it!

We were also able to walk around the city and capture some images in other areas. Here’s an example of one of them:

Ready for me to create some great dance portraits for you or someone you know?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

SKIT presents the “Sound of Music”

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Theater Photography

Photo of the Friday Tech rehearsal of SKIT”s “Sound of Music” © Dave Dabour

I’ve been capturing moments in theater photography for over 20 years. Last year was a tough time for Showkids Invitational Theatre as was the case for many in the arts.

Their first weekend was supposed to be outdoors on a stage in the parking lot of Church of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans with rain and unseasonable cold temperatures.

They were fortunate to be able to find an indoor venue that permitted them to perform!

The second weekend did take place outdoors on their rented stage. Above is a very small example of some of the images captured.

Are you involved in a theater program or know someone that is that could use some professional portraits/ I provide the following services for theaters:

  • head shots or cast and crew
  • publicity photos for the show
  • performance photographs
  • performance video

Please contact me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for learn more!

Dance Portraits for Michaela

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Dance Photography

Dance portraits for Michaela at SBK in August 2020. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Last year I was unable to create recital dance portraits for Showbiz Kidz Dance Studio. A few of the dancers contacted me and came to my studio to capture some dance portraits so the year wouldn’t be forgotten.

I was glad Michaela and her Mom reached out to me to capture these images.

Ready for me to create some dance portraits for you or someone you know?

I provide the following dance photography services:

  • dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
  • action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
  • candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
  • video recording of events and recitals

In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273

LAX Action Photography

New Jersey Sports Photography

Photo of the Readington Recreation Redhawks girls LAX game at 6 pm on May 6, 2021. Photo © Dave Dabour

Readington Township Recreation girls lacrosse asked me to create some action sport portraits. I was immediately impressed with how intense the girls played!

There were two different age brackets/teams that played on the day I was there capturing these images.

What I love to do with these action photos is create a montage for one specific player. I haven’t yet done that for this league but here is an example for basketball:

Would you like me to create some sports portraits or a montage for the sports player in your life? Please get in contact with me at dave@dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273