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Photography: Awesome Wedding Day

Congratulations Jessica and Jeffrey!

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A Very Special Celebration

I had the honor of documenting some special moments for Sam’s birthday and Mitzvah celebrations. Her family and friends amplified the emotion to amazing levels. Taking a picture is certainly not the same as capturing a moment. That’s what makes photography awesome!

Congratulations Sam!

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Congratulations Danielle & Carlos

The theme for this wedding was football and this was represented in various ways throughout the day. There was also a pretty lengthy shot list in which we were going to shoot the wedding party in several football formations and situations in a planned outdoor location. Mother nature put here two cents in and derailed those plans and most of the shot list was thrown out the window as a result. This is why the first image in this post is so significant.

The show must go on and although plans were changed, we still had an awesome day!

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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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Last Day of Summer Engagement

Congratulations Kerri & Anthony

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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 | Portrait Direction

I spent many years seeking for the formula of getting the perfect portrait. Over time, I came to realize that people are not seeing their true self when they are completely posed in front of the camera. While those posed pictures are critical to a wedding shoot, there needs to be more. Probably the most important factor for me is to do everything I can to make sure the subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera. Most people do not like having their picture taken (myself included) and when someone feels uncomfortable, they usually look uncomfortable. Another rule I live by is that I don’t put the camera down until everyone is gone. Some of the best pictures are a result of joking around between groups and getting those scripted shots. I try not to do too much posing, yet I will direct in a way to help them feel natural and just let everything else happen. People enjoy seeing themselves smiling for real.