Monthly Archives: November 2010

Leila and Sam: New Leaf Cafe Wedding

Leila and Sam’s wedding at the New Leaf Cafe in Fort Tryon Park was marked by incredible taste, simple but elegant, and a welcoming, low-key attitude that permeated the entire day. I don’t usually go nuts over details, as the true beating heart of weddings for me are people and the way they connect to […]

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Photos that Matter

Something that deeply informs the way I shoot weddings is to always think about the kinds of photos that really matter to me. I know what kinds of photos I love to take as a photographer, and what sorts of photos I like to look at when the frames are filled with strangers, but it […]

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Photo of the Day: New York is Greener Than You Think

… at least if you go off the beaten path. This couple had recently gotten married in Australia, so they wanted a more casual shoot on their honeymoon. Hard to believe this is the middle of Manhattan. 22 shots with the 85mm f/1.4G. BACK TO TOP | CONTACT ME

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Quick Review: Lumiquest Softbox LTP

As a wedding photographer and photojournalist based in Manhattan, I have specific, and sometimes esoteric needs. So it’s not often that I see a product from a manufacturer that makes me wonder if they were living inside my head, catering to my secret desires. The last time I remember that shock was 2007, when Nikon […]

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Wedding: Lauren and Chris at the Meadow Wood Manor

I don’t really have to tell you about Lauren and Chris. All I have to do is show you this: Hilarious, fun, low-key, more than a little iPhone-obsessed … it all suits them. But I can tell you that their wedding day at the Meadow Wood Manor was a joy to document, that these two […]

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Family Photos in an Urban Playground

I had a wonderful time at Allie and Vilas’ wedding, especially with the constant entertainment of Vilas’ adorable, energetic neice and nephews, so I was thrilled to get a call from his brother to do a family shoot. As I said in the preview, as someone who grew up in a forest essentially like Huck […]

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Photo of the Day: Gone De-fishing

I don’t often work in extreme wide-angles, but sometimes it’s a great change in perspective. And there are few wide-angle lenses as crazy as taking a fisheye lens, in this case the Nikon 16mm, and “defishing” it in software. In terms of this lens, I’ve found that Lightroom 3 actually does a better job of […]

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Sherlynn and Michael: Four Seasons, Singapore

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) Singapore. Crazy. I’ve talked before about what an honor it is when a couple flies me into Southern California to shoot their wedding, because there are so many great photographers who are closer. But Singapore? You know who’s closer than […]

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Rachel and Jonathan: Garden City Hotel Wedding

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) In turns gorgeous and wild, classy and fun, Rachel and John had a fantastic wedding at the Garden City Hotel. The fashion was top-notch at this wedding, with a gorgeous wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses so nice that, when I […]

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Julia and Seth: Battery Gardens Wedding

Watch the full slideshow in high-definition (or click “continue reading” below for a smaller size) Julia and Seth had a gorgeous day for a seaside wedding at Battery Gardens. They both have incredible spirits — Julia didn’t stop going all night even though she had a flu on her own wedding day. And Seth was […]

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