Justina and Adam: 8.2.08

View this wedding’s slideshow!

I’ve been really passionate about wedding slideshows this year, but it’s let my blogging lag behind. No more! Expect to see a slew of blogged weddings, engagement sessions and other work in the next few months, and who better to lead off with than the wedding of my cousin Adam! Shooting a wedding for a family member is always a tricky proposition, since it’s almost impossible to properly do the duties of a photographer and the duties of a guest. But in this case it worked out, and I was honored to shoot this wedding on a beautiful Lake Placid day.

Of course, when the groom is your cousin and the best man is your step-brother, you can blog the photos that might not usually make the cut:


I guess he really liked that pose.


Justina and her bridesmaids got ready at the sumptuous Mirror Lake Inn. Generally the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is a DX only lens, but I love using it on the D3 in 5:4 mode, which leaves just enough vignetting to be interesting.


First dance was to the theme from the Godfather.


Adirondack chairs make great cake toppers!


The bride cries at the maid-of-honor’s speech.




The band was my step-father’s own Double Axel, who has been together for more than 35 years. This is 6400 ISO on the D3, not only with no noise reduction but extra sharpening to boot.


For he's a jolly good groom