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Business Profile: Silk Studio, Somers

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silk-photoSomers resident Shari Silk received a Kodak camera at the age of eight and it changed her life forever.

Silk recalled last week how she began to document her life through photography in her childhood.

A good part of her professional life is devoted to documenting the lives of other children through Silk Studio, which she co-owns with her husband, Joshua.

Though Silk Studio is based in Manhattan, Silk is branching out to clients in Westchester County.

Silk Studio, which opened in 2003, specializes in portraits and taking photos of weddings and events. Portraits of children are Silk’s specialty. “I have been photographing children for over 20 years,” she noted. “I have a passion for documenting life’s moments.”

Silk herself is a parent of two boys, Benny, 7, and Aden, 2. She said she comes to a family’s home, park or other location of their choosing to take children’s portraits. She maintained that she has a knack for working with youths. She speaks with the children from the moment she comes to a home or another location in an effort to put them at ease for the photo shoot.

As stated on her new website,, “My goal at our session is to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed so that I can capture real moments in an authentic way. For this reason, we will be at your home or a nearby park, any environment that is familiar so that the kids can just be themselves and most importantly, have fun.”

Silk said one of her aims in photographing children is to obtain “natural reactions” rather than poses. “I encourage them to be very natural,” she said.

Silk said through her Manhattan studio she has taken photos of children from the same families for many years. It is something they look forward to on an annual basis, she said.

Earlier this year the web site was created for her end of the business, Silk said. “My goal would be for people to visit my web site” to view examples of her children’s portraits and learn more about her work.

The new web site includes several photographs of youngsters shown by themselves or with the parents in both color and black and white.

Through her work, Silk said childhoods have been captured and preserved through photographs “for generations to come.”

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