Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Year That Was

Well, it’s been quite a year. I got married, I cut my final staff photographer strings and went 100 percent freelance, and my business exploded. I photographed people from Barak Obama and John McCain to Brooke Shields, Kathie Lee Gifford, and the president of the Dominican Republic, just for starters. I won top 10 awards […]

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Courtney and Greg: 11.22.08

View this wedding’s slideshow! All you need to know is that I had more photos from Courtney and Greg’s wedding than I’ve ever shot on a single day before. OK, that’s not all you need to know. How about why? How about the incredible amount of friends and loved ones: 300+ guests and a wedding […]

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Jon and Jerry, 11/1/08

View this wedding’s slideshow! You may recognize one of the guests there — she was the bride in my previous post, and sister to one of the grooms! As you’ve probably picked up from that and the title, this was my first gay wedding, and it was a beautiful experience. I know that this is […]

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Jen and Chris: 5.19.08

View this wedding’s full slideshow! Here’s one from the Wayback Machine. Jen and Chris are friends of mine, and I was honored to shoot their wedding at a gorgeous French restaurant in Upstate New York. The springtime was in full bloom and the grounds of the venue were absolutely gorgeous … which, of course, meant […]

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Laura and Keith: 9.6.08

View this wedding’s slideshow. I was honored and flattered to shoot Keith and Laura’s wedding right from the start. One night quite a while ago, I picked up a call from an elated woman. “Ryan! My son is engaged, and we want you to shoot the wedding!” “Great!” I said. “When is it?” “We don’t […]

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Maria and Ray: 8.30.08

View this wedding’s slideshow Winter means it’s time to blog about some of the wonderful weddings I missed when things were at their craziest. Maria and Ray had a wonderful, touching, delightfully geeky wedding. Every little finishing touch showed care, such as the place cards derived from media like classic Spider-Man covers and Amelie, and […]

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Video: Big prints!

A lot of my clients are busy New Yorkers who I meet in the city, or out-of-staters who I first meet in conference calls, so most of them never come into my office, and thus don’t get to see some of the larger, less-portable products I offer. So I threw together a quick video that […]

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How to Stalk Me

I’m happy to be one of the most easily stalkable people on the planet. Googling my name or common nom de net brings up tens of thousands of hits, with the most popular ones going straight to my home address. I figure real stalkers want a challenge — I’m far too easy a target. I’m […]

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Satisfied customer

I sometimes wonder whether or not to include client testimonials. It could sound like I’m tooting my own horn, but I know clients who say it’s really important to see … after all, there’s a lot more to wedding photography than just photos on a Web site. It’s also about personal relations, business practices, consistent […]

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Annie and Howard: 10.26.08

Without a doubt, October was the most beautiful month of 2008 here. The weather was usually perfect, the leaves were great, and Howard and Annie made the most of it at the gorgeous Surf Club in New Rochelle. It was a wonderful interfaith marriage ceremony. As the rabbi noted during the ceremony, “Secular marriages are […]

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Preview: Sharon and David

When you cross a cinematographer and a doctor, what do you get? A fantastic wedding at NYC’s Yale Club, and two people not afraid to shake up the tourists at Grand Central. It’s a whole new experience to shoot a wedding filled with cinematographers. People kept coming up to me and clapping me on the […]

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