Category Archives: photo of the day

Coming soon: Uvinie and Gniewko

If I had a nickel for every Sri Lankan/Polish union I’ve seen… I’d have a nickel.

Since people have asked, we are on the final round of Brenizer Method contest judging … but that requires three extremely busy photographer teams in very different time zones to be available at the same time as we hash it out. We’re working on it, and can’t wait to show the results.

Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: 70-image “Brenizer method” panorama with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G (equivalent of 25mm f/0.4 according to Brett’s calculator)


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Boston Public Library Wedding: Erika and Chip Tear Up the Place

You may remember Erika and Chip from their first wedding, marred by Hurricane Irene.

Well, they gave it another go at the Boston Public Library, and it was fantastic.

No Photoshop compositing here. Normally I would enjoy any debates on this, but my mother is a super-powered librarian, so I’ll note that I visualized this shot the second I walked into the reading room, and had my second Jason Kan go to Barnes and Nobles and buy some books we could use for this.

Lens: Nikon 28mm f/1.8G
Camera: Nikon D3s


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The Air Up There

I’m returning from Boise now, where I shot an episode of the FRAMED show, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. So what does one of the busiest wedding photographers around do once he’s in a new town with a weekend off? Why not shoot a wedding? And then spend all the next day shooting for fun?

I do a lot of things to make sure that I keep the elemental joy of taking photos alive, to make sure that I never get to the point where clicking that shutter doesn’t sound like fun. So I shot a wedding and with my Boise-based friends Sara and Dylan of Sara K Byrne Photography, and had an absolute blast being around all the joy of a wedding day with none of the pressure. Also, it’s a lot easier to sweet talk local skater kids when the team includes someone who looks like this.

Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6
Camera: Nikon D3s


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Metropolitan Club Wedding: Ariana and Eric

Ariana and Eric’s wedding was just … more. Yes, the Metropolitan Club is what you’d expect from a place J.P. Morgan built when he really wanted to impress people. Yes, Ariana bought her amazing dress in Paris and few to Italy for a private fitting at the invitation of the designer. But that’s just what made the wedding fancy. What made the wedding amazing was how warm, funny, and self-effacing the bride and groom were, and the deep family connections. It’s not often that you see heartfelt tear-jerking speeches between the groom and the bride’s father, to say nothing of the connections between their own parents.

Every aspect of the day was designed to the smallest degree, but at all times it was clear that what really mattered was the people and the connections between them.

Speaking of amazing people, Sara K Byrne flew in from Boise to second-shoot, and she was fantastic as always. Ariana and Eric made us feel like family as well. Thank you for having us tell this story.


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Just … trust me.

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Sometimes photography requires a good deal of trust. The coordinator from the New York Botanical Garden stood in front of me and said “We have transportation, and you have access to all the wonders and beauty of the gardens at your disposal. Where would you like to go?”

“Well … I saw a really great patch of unmowed grass. Can we go there?”

Trust can pay off.

Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6
Camera: Nikon D4


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