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Congratulations Arielle & Fellipe

This time of year, things are so busy it is difficult for me to keep up with the blog. I have so much material and no time to share it. Well, I am squeezing a post in today. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before the next one.

These images are from an awesome wedding for an awesome couple. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

Congratulations to Arielle & Fellipe!

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The Blue Angels are Back!

Mark Stumpf Photography - Blue Angels
Blue Angels

So the Blue Angels are back in the air and will be performing at the Jones Beach Air Show this weekend. It’s gonna be a madhouse, but I hope to get down there and get some pictures.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Image of the Week | Spring Fever

We have certainly had our share of snow here in NY. This winter seems to be never ending. With yet another snow storm in the near future, It makes the thought of spring seem even sweeter when it finally gets here. Here comes the sun!

Image of the Week | Captree Engagement

I chose this image for this weeks post because of its significance for a couple of reasons. Shamie and Anthony thought Captree would be a cool spot for their engagement shoot because Anthony has a picture of himself when he was very little at this very same spot. He was on the beach playing as a young boy and in the background is the the Robert Moses Bridge. The image he described shows the entire length of the bridge including the Robert Moses needle. So going into this shoot, I knew I wanted to create an image for them, which has the same canvas.

We planned the shoot to end around sunset as to capture a nice silhouette of the bridge. Given the lack of natural light, I needed to set up a strobe that lights them and I wanted to make it look like they are being lit by the setting sun, so the light had to come from the side of me and light them from the front. Here is where it gets interesting. I set my light up near the water and pushed the legs of my stand into the sand so that the wind would not blow my stand with my light and battery pack into the water. Well it worked for a few shots, but then a big gust of wind took the whole thing over right after I snapped this shot and I could not react to catch it before it was submerged in the water. I quickly grabbed it in hope that the water did not make it into the battery compartment, set it aside and kept working the rest of the shoot with just my on camera flash.

Thank goodness, my light is fine and in perfect working condition. I realize afterwards that it could have been much worse…..It could have happened before I got the shot.

Super Moon Engagement Shoot

I was pretty psyched to go out and shoot this past weekend (as I am every weekend), but this weekend was a special case, cause I was in anticipation of the Super Moon. Not for a landscape expedition however, I was shooting an engagement session and I was prepared every step of the way. I use a little app called The Photographer’s Ephemeris, which lets me know exactly when and where the sun and moon will rise and set based on any geographical location I set (and I have a few favorites saved).

We had three locations set up for this session and we spent 3 hours shooting. The plan was to finish the evening at the beach to catch some twilight and hopefully the moon rise. The clouds were thick and low on the horizon, so I knew there was no shot of seeing it peek over the horizon, but we waited till it finally did sneak through the clouds and it was still magical.

So off I wend to go meet Brittany & Billy in Babylon Village where they often dine and hangout. We started off the night right with a glass of wine and some laughs. The images will tell the rest of the story. There are too many good images to put them all on the blog, but this is just a taste.

Hit the continue link below to see more images from the shoot.

Congratulations Brittany & Billy! I had an awesome time.

Continue reading Super Moon Engagement Shoot

Photo Collages Continued….

With such a beautiful day, spring fever has kicked in pretty hard. I booked a couple of weddings this past weekend for guests that attended a Fire Island beach wedding I photographed. I got inspired to build a few collages from that beach wedding and one communion collage since it is that time of year. I hope everyone is enjoying the weather we’re blessed with this weekend.

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Florida Continued….

Every time we visit Mom in Florida, we always take a trip to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter. Lots of cool animals that you can see up close. It seems to put the kids in a good mood, which then puts me in a good mood. We had a nice time.

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The many silly faces of Mackenzie. Her and Chris love to make us laugh.

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Sunshine State

View from the balcony this morning. Missed the sunrise by a couple of minutes, but I took a couple of snaps anyway. I wonder if I lived here, would I appreciated this as much……hell yeah!

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– Mark