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Patriot Day – In Honor of 9/11

I want to take the time to thank all that fight for our country and our freedom, and also our police and firemen that are on the job every day. You make us feel so safe that we unfortunately forget sometimes all the terrible events that have taken place as we get caught up in our daily lives. Lives that would not be lived without you.

I was able to visit the world trade center site, and after getting a view of the site from church street, we decided to visit St. Paul’s Chapel where they treated victims of 9/11 and where the people that were working around the clock ate and slept. It is truly heart wrenching the stories this place has to tell, but it’s hard to explain as it somehow makes you feel stronger.

I did learn that the newly finished Freedom Tower got its name because it stands 1776 feet tall. 1776 feet in honor of the declaration of independence, the year we became a nation.

God Bless America!

Congratulations Amy & Joe!

I absolutely love doing engagement sessions. Time constraints and agendas are not a factor. To me, it is more like a hang out session and there are many benefits. It gives me the opportunity to get to know the couple that will be in front of my camera on the day of the wedding, and that is huge. Now I know exactly what type of images they are looking for and that mind set is in place to start the wedding day.

They went on their first date in Manhattan where there seems to be plenty to do. They visited Bryant Park on their way to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and then went to the Top of the Rock. Once I heard that after asking for the story of how they met, I knew that was exactly what should do for their engagement shoot. We walked to Bryant Park from Penn Station, then to the NY Public Library before we ended up at Rockefeller Center the day before the tree was to be taken down.

Let the story begin….Pellegrino_0001









– Mark

This one is a personal favorite

It is a picture of the tip of the Museum of Natural History from Central Park 2 days after the vicious snowstorm right after Christmas 2010. There are literally hundreds of professional photographers at Central Park on a daily basis. It really is a beautiful place. I promise to share a few over the next few days.

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