I have been wanting to visit the Vanderbilt Mansion ever since I went to Marist, but I never really got around to it. I thought it would be a beautiful place to take photographs and possibly do a shoot. Some friends finally decided to go, although it was already quite late in the day. By the time we got there the sun was already low and golden. We only had a short while to take the photos we could before it set.
I love the violin, but I have very few photos with my instrument, so I decided to bring it along and give it a try. I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice portraiture (something I’m trying to get into more), and get some nice photos of myself with my violin (taken by a friend, Kelly Stiebler).