Surely one of the greatest perks of being a photographer for me is getting to spend quality time with the families I photograph, getting to know them, having the privilege of seeing them through the eyes of love - the eyes with which they look at - and see - each other.
The Orsini Family is one of these families I had the honor of knowing better because of a photo shoot we did together for Essex Fells Magazine. From their photos you can see how absolutely beautiful and full of love they are, and I can tell you that it is all true. They are one special family beautiful on the inside and out.
When the photographs I create tell the greater story of my families, I feel like my job was well done.
When you can tell how elegant and classy this family is just by looking at their images. When you can tell how smart, competent, and kind the mother is. When you can tell that the dad is a total gentleman. When you can tell who is the tom-boy and who is the doting sister, who is shy, who is Miss elegance ...
But what you can't tell just from the portraits is that James - Dr. James Orsini Jr. - is a New Jersey Top Doc who has made outstanding contributions to the hematology and oncology fields. At Hackensack UMC Mountainside in Montclair, he demonstrates his dedication to his field on a daily basis, alongside his partner, John Conti.
As Director of Oncology and Advanced Prostate Therapeutics, his day consists of diagnosing and treating patients with all types of blood cancers and disorders and urological malignancies. His tactics behind producing successful results for his patients include collaboration with other oncologists and utilizing highly advanced technology. His residency at NYU Langone Health and fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center helped prepare him for the challenge, in addition to the years he spent shadowing his father, James Orsini Sr., MD.
Fanny, James's wife, is a vocational counselor, and the master of running a family with 4 children so smoothly that you'll think she just spent her day relaxing at the spa. If I were wearing a hat, I'd be taking it off, and bowing in front of her right now.
I love and admire this family so much, and I am just so honored that these images will tell their story for years to come.
The family spotlight on Orsini Family was published as a cover story in the October 2018 issue of Essex Fells Magazine.
You can find Dr. Orsini, Jr. on LinkedIn.