Photo of the Day: Marveling at the Sights

Marvelling 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 at The Plaza

(EXIF and (hilariously wrong) GPS)

Sarah and Larry: 5.15.10

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 consequences of your alcohol consumption for the rest of the day, the dance floor doesn’t get quite as rowdy. Luckily, my clients tend to be rulebreakers, and Sarah and Larry rang in their marriage at the Bridgeview Yacht Club with fun, laughter, fake mustaches and the first time I’ve seen a bride do a split on the dance floor.

But before the merriment, the ceremony was held at the church Sarah grew up in, Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook, NY. It would be a gross understatement to say that the priest knew Sarah well. I shoot a LOT of Catholic ceremonies — I’m one of the favorite photographers of the Archdiocese itself — and I’ve never seen a priest give a copy of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” to a couple during the ceremony, or allow them to give a speech from the pulpit! All of this made for a warm, caring environment throughout the whole day. Congratulations, you two!

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