Monthly Archives: August 2010

Workshop update!

We still have some slots open for the October 12-13 workshop, given that I haven’t made the formal, full announcement yet. But I’ve been working on the syllabus like crazy in-between my even crazier shooting schedule, and I’m ridiculously excited. You can read reviews of some previous workshops here. What makes this one different is […]

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Wedding: Jennifer and Richard at Mulan

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) It was a scorching day in the hottest New York City July in history, but that didn’t slow down Jennifer and Richard one bit. The entire wedding party seemed up to run around and try new things, 98 degrees in […]

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Engagement: Chika and Andrew

I don’t generally have time to publish engagement shoots during the busy season … which, these days, seems like about 11 1/2 months of the year … but when someone comes all the way from Tokyo for the shoot, I’ll make an exception! Chika and Andrew met in Tokyo, and currently are having a very […]

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Boudoir: Ray of Light

I wanted to use a somewhat hard light source with a noir feeling for this shoot with Wendy, to show the balance of her femininity and strength. This is just a barely cracked door with a light source behind it — f/1.2, 1/10th, ISO 5000 does the rest. A slightly more risqué one behind the […]

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Photo of the Day: Under the Wedding

Charity, Adam and I snuck out of the reception for a minute to get some photos while their friends chatted above. Luckily my clients trust me. “So … we’re using the light of a vending machine? Haha, OK…” BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Wedding: Heather and Jordan at the Ritz Carlton

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) What better way to spend Independence Day than with Heather and Jordan at their Ritz Carlton Battery Park wedding? You may recall that we’d already had lots of fun together, with an engagement shoot stumbled across by Dave Chappelle. The […]

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Video: What’s in My Bag (and Why?)

I just made another massive contribution to Nikon’s bottom line, replacing my trusty D3, which I essentially ground into dust, with a second D3s. This meant that every last piece of gear I owned the last time I made a “What’s In my Bag” video has been sold, lost, stolen, or (mostly) broken. Every flash, […]

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Photo of the Day: Lounging about the Mansion

I said in my very last post that I don’t do much boudoir … and then I set out to shoot some. But you can’t blame me; my muse was my wonderful girlfriend. She’s a professional dancer and skilled fitness trainer, but, like most of the people I shoot, has never thought of herself as […]

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Photo of the Day: Bump Your…

I don’t shoot boudoir except in very special cases, so it’s not often that I have to link a photo as potentially not-safe-for-work. But when you’re doing an engagement shoot in Coney Island, anything can happen… But first, one a little more romantic: BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Wedding: Valerie and Matt in San Francisco

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) I love shooting weddings in California. Not just because the cities are great (although there is a special place in my heart for San Francisco), but because you can’t throw a 5D Mark II without hitting three great wedding photographers […]

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Lectures! Workshops! Oh my! Oct 11-13

It’s been a crazy season so far, but client work isn’t all I’ve been cooking up — I’ve been bursting with ideas for a “workshop on sterioids” aimed squarely at wedding professionals, from the newly minted to long-time pros. And thanks to the help of Adorama, I’m putting together a stretch of instruction, networking, and […]

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Photo of the Day: Last Dance

Elizabeth had said the one thing she always pictured about her wedding was a last dance set to "Modern Love." It was a poignant end to a gorgeous Brooklyn Botanical Garden wedding. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Photo of the Day: Inner Glow

Shakun and Tim’s connection is so visible at every glance. I loved the crazy golden glow that was coming in through the leaves, and did this 16-shot Brenizer method with the 85mm f/1.4. Then I said … “You know what? If there’s a glow like that, we might want to follow it.” And that led […]

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