Monthly Archives: June 2010

Wedding: Missy and John at the Clarendon Ballroom

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) I can’t really overstate how much it meant to me to be able to document Missy and John’s wedding. It goes without saying that I love weddings. No one can see me bounding around a reception after a 16-hour day […]

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Engagement: Heather and Jordan

I don’t usually get a chance to blog engagement shoots during the season, but when we get interrupted by Dave Chappelle, when we stumble across a line of crazy Apple fanatics waiting in line for the iPhone the next day, when a woman sees me lying on the ground to get a shot and checks […]

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Photo of the Day: The Joy of Youth

The ring-bearer plays with flower petals after the ceremony. More nostalgia. This was from the first wedding I ever booked, though I shot it four months later than the wedding from yesterday. Confused? That’s how I was before I got used to knowing exactly where I’ll be on a Saturday two years from now. BACK […]

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Photo of the Day: Every Photo Has a Story…

… and this one doubly so. I met Heather and Jordan for a very late-night engagement shoot at the swanky hotel where they got engaged. Unfortunately the floor they got engaged on was under construction, but I said “Hey, these elevators are pretty cool.” I usually try not to inconvenience anyone, but since the hotel […]

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Photo of the Day: The Beginning of a Long Journey

Here’s a bit of nostalgia, a nice moment from the first wedding I ever shot as the primary photographer. The ceremony was out on a little island, and the groom, an extremely athletic Man of the Mountains, rowed them both out there in their own canoe. I think I may have been standing up in […]

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Photo of the Day: Big Sky (and Flash Composite comparison)

The threatening rain was worrying for a bit at Karen and Aaron’s wedding, but the timing worked out perfectly, cooling the day down and giving us a great sky. We had about five minutes to do group photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park, so I did a quick, three-shot flash composite of the wedding party and […]

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Photo of the Day: Maybe Weddings ARE for rock stars

How cool was yesterday’s wedding? The bride and groom danced to Langhorne Slim. And I don’t mean a recording … he performed for them. If you don’t know who Langhorne Slim, is, well … Bruce Springsteen’s a fan of his. That’s a pretty good recommendation. I’ll see some of you at my talk today at […]

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Wedding: Allie and Vilas at TriBeCa Rooftop

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) Tribeca Rooftop is a gorgeous venue for anybody, but it was uniquely perfect for Allie and Vilas — they live about 20 feet away. There’s nothing like the convenience of being able to stop by your (awesome) apartment if you […]

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Wedding: Rachel and Matthew at Battery Gardens

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) It was never hard to see the love that Rachel and Matthew had for each other. When I do a first look with couples it’s always an intense moment, and you never know how you’ll react to intensity. Just because […]

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Photo of the Day: Love by Night

From the archives: Two years ago. (Man, time flies). This was the shoot that helped me realize that, especially with newer DSLRs, the most romantic time to do engagement shoots in NYC is at night. There are a few more technical challenges, but it’s worth it. (EXIF) BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Photo of the Day: While the Day Away

With my background in photojournalism, I love the idea of bringing a documentary feel to couples’ portraits. Every gesture and expression tells a story, of course, but I like to see how your love really plays out, how you really express it with each other. Of course, it’s also fun to have someone prod you […]

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Photo of the Day: Water Fire

Basically no photoshop; a bit of contrast in the sky. It was a wet Wednesday for Elyse and David’s engagement shoot, but we braved it anyway. I spent a good chunk of the time lying in puddles to get the best angles, and it was worth it. This is why I don’t wear designer clothes […]

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Photo of the Day: Marveling at the Sights

A tourist wedding guest looks up at Midtown Manhattan during a rain-soaked double-decker bus tour. This image is proof that I sometimes use Canon when I want to change things up, and that I like to make life hard on myself by shooting photojournalism with the glacially slow 85mm f/1.2. From Barbara and Michael’s wedding […]

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Sarah and Larry: 5.15.10

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) There are a lot of general rules you find once you’ve done enough weddings, and one of them is that generally during daytime weddings, when the light is streaming in, nothing is hidden and you have to deal with the […]

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