Tappan Hill Wedding: Amanda and Mitchell

It’s sometimes hard to describe the unique thrill of a wedding day to people who haven’t experienced them as a photographer. There’s an incredible, omnipresent pressure, knowing that you just have one chance, that you should always do the best you possibly can no matter what … but at the same time it’s so incredibly enjoyable. And it’s made all the more so with hilarious clients like Amanda and Mitchell (who does a mean “slap the bass” impression from I Love You, Man), a fantastic venue like Tappan Hill Mansion, and help from Tatiana’s capable skills and winning ways.

I don’t need to tell you how emotional the day was — you’ll see that. I can only say that I shared in every moment of exhilaration.

Just … trust me.


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

Steiner Studios Stage 6 Wedding: Igor and Mishella

New year’s resolution: Let the photos do the talking. I don’t have to tell you that Mishella and Igor were awesome. Any bride with emotion that pure and any groom who can rock a Funky Chicken that hard have to be awesome.

Southern gentlemen Zack Delaune and Taylor Hide were fantastic help on the day, and have a photo apiece in the mix. And the staff at Stage 6 is absolutely top notch. When I hear how solid and comprehensive day-of manager Eric’s pre-wedding run-through is, reiterating lots of things I tell my clients, I kind of want to give him a hug.
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