Roxbury Barn Wedding: Catherine and Jeff

Catherine and Jeff’s wedding at the Roxbury Barn was a fantastic respite from a scorching New York City August. Not that it was precisely cool, but heat is a different beast when covered by lush forest. Catherine is a photographer herself, and used that expertise to plan a gorgeous, intimate wedding. I mean, a giant high five over the idea of giving the array of adorable flower girls hand-made tutus. I asked Catherine, “no one family has this many adorable children so tightly congregated. Admit it: Some of these kids are rentals.”

Apparently not.

Absolutely a gorgeous day, and I was happy to be joined by Hendrick Moy, who did a really fantastic job.

Emily - Ahhhh I want to see that first vertical photo of them soooo much bigger! It’s really beautiful. Such a great set, Ryan! It’s always nice to see you all up in nature’s business at a wedding.

Ryan Brenizer - Yeah, good point, Em, that should have been laid out larger, since I love that shot.

Peter Lippert - Fantastic, as always. Every time inspiring. Wonderful!

Maria Velarde - My dream wedding… Beautiful wedding and photos of course!

Jessica - heart failure. oh my lawdddd, this was epic. cheers, ryan!

Craig Cacchioli - Love those tall trees stretching waaay up high above the couple

hendrick - PS- i think something may be wrong with my vision, as i don’t need any 3D glasses for that brenizer method shot.

Sean Molin - This is very different from your usual stuff. Fanastic!

Trond-Daniel Kastnes Kvalvik - What an amazing location! Fantastic photo’s Ryan :)

Chelsea Patricia - Oh my gosh…the fire shots are so incredibly stunning! :)

Nico Poblete Fernández - Ohh, nice!

Maddie Howard - Soo amazing. Props! <3

Chris Brock - Did Sam second Shoot?

Denette Kenison - This is Beautiful Photography!

caroline - ryan, I am dyin’ over here over these. the 2nd to last row of images are absolutely my favorite of yours from this set. as usual, you rock.

Hendrick Moy - just awesome.. it was such a blast! definitely let me know if you need me to 2nd for you again ;-D.

ALMA // - Man, your photography technique is unstoppable! Awesome stuff.

Anni - These are fantastic – that barn is insanely cool.

I just love how you capture emotion, it just jumps right off the page.

Albert Palmer - I love it all but that signature shot is really special

Mary - Great coverage! The shots with the little girls are adorable.

Avelaine - Storyteller. Problem solver. Children’s photographer? Those girls are adorable! Also, there oughta be more barn weddings like this :)

andy stenz - It’s fun to see you in a different context out of the city. Amazing as always Ryan.

Shannon Wimberly - WOW!! Again…. fabulous Ryan….. you are an amazing inspiration!!!!

Tyler - the way you make pictures always makes me look twice. love it all, ryan.

rich - freaking amazing work!!

Renard Richie - Ryan, I always am a fan of your work. You absolutely killed this one. I am trying to be like you one day.

Steve Koo - Killer stuff, as always, Ryan. The flower girl shot during the ceremony – I love it!

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - That’s one epic bonfire. I love those silhouetted shots!

Renard Richie - Hey Ryan, don’t know where my comment went but Wow, i’ve been following you for a while and this is one of my fav by far.
Thank you.

Serena Severtson - Beautifully captured, as always. I love the emotion on his face in frame #5 and those ballerina/bubble girls are adorable!

Neil Redfern - Amazing as always! I love the bride and groom portraits in the woods and those fire shots… WOW!

Evelina Pentcheva - Beautiful Captures! Inspiring

nadine - Urgh. I hate you for being so good!!!

Love the little girls in their yellow tutus running!

Miles - Yes, the kids are so adorable. I love the photos of the two boys with their hands under their chins. The girls, on the other hand, looks so fun and playful. And of course, the silhouette photos on the fire are stunning!

Jack Chauvel - Really nice work there Ryan. What an awesome ceremony.

Devon - Love the concept of posing in front of the fire. Nice work!

Alexander - Very very nice!!!

Lighting a Spark

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A little taste of Catherine and Jeff’s fantastic wedding.

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

Paul Rowland - Flawless victory.

Duk Maniquis - I think your loving that 28mm :D

Matt Randolph - Love it! But I’d say clone out the creeper in the background. It’s distracting.

Fotografo de bodas - Gerardo Cano - I just saw this pic on facebook and really has impressed me. I never get tired of seeing your entire blog. Great job, congratulations!

chris chan - love you work mate! i see you’ve been using the D3s lately, do you find it’s better/not as big a difference to the D4 or just coincidence that most of your photos lately have been D3s – although i am glad to see the D3s still shines!

Andre Blais - Awesome silhouette! Love your work!

Teaser: Shoot with Sophisticated Weddings, Kleinfeld Bridal, and more

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I had a grand old time shooting a cover and some inside editorial photos for Sophisticated Weddings’ New York Edition yesterday. This is broadway and tv actress Synthia Link sporting a gown from Kleinfeld’s bridal, one of the many fabulous dresses they donated to the shoot (yes, we said “yes” to them.) Thanks also to Maria Perry Atelier, Ariston Flowers, Oasis Day Spa, Lisa Hubbard and Jessica Vargas for their help. This was a blast.

I’m not giving too much away here … I had to shoot under very different constraints for layout of the cover photo. But I had a horizontal in my heart.

More to come.

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

Bryce W. - Absolutely…Stunning!

Dennis Pike - This is crazy good.

I’m also unusually drawn to the soft light and subtle tones on the rock.

Shai Ben-Naphtali - You are definitely an inspiration to myself and many many more :)

robertlundell.com - This is just insane :)! Love the little water detail on the left!

Kristin Nazario - looks awesome here. Glad I clicked over instead of settling for the fb view.

Tobias Bugala - do you want to share how you lit it? It has to be 2 different images for the rocks and the girl, no?

Thomas Michael Ahern - Wow, beautiful curve and wonderfully simple colors!

marie - wow gorgeous lighting!

David Walters - Love the dramatic lighting. Thanks for all you do!

Devon - I love this shot, what a super example of strobist work!