Tag Archives: NYC

Never Forget

I would like to take the time to remember all that have lost their lives and to thank all that continue to risk their lives fighting for our country and our freedom. This includes our military, law enforcement, fire fighters and every honest person out there that does the right thing by our American way. You help us feel so safe as we get caught up and continue in our daily lives. Lives that could not be lived without you.

I was fortunate 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, which is the place where they treated the 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.

God Bless America!

Image of the Week | NYC Engagement (contn’d)

This week’s images are from the same shoot as the silhouette images from last week. As I mentioned, we shot 95% of the images from the rooftop terrace of this apartment building, which had some incredible views. I wanted to incorporate some significant NYC views into the shoot as best I could. I even shot them while we took a break to warm up a bit.

Image of the Week | NYC Silhouette

On one of the coldest days of the year, we decided to head out to the rooftop terrace of an NYC penthouse apartment. We were looking for some nice skyline views and hopefully a nice sunset. For this weeks image, I chose to show some basic concepts I like to use during any sunset shoot and that is to include at least one silhouette. The main challenge is to include some some of the surrounding environment so it does not look like a plain silhouette image with nothing but empty space in the background. Body language is a pretty key factor here as well.

We shot 95% of this engagement shoot on this terrace, starting about an hour and a half before sunset. It was freezing cold and we needed to keep taking breaks to go inside and warm up. It was worth it as both the terrace and view were awesome.

More pictures to come. Happy New Year!

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

Pellegrino_0002

Pellegrino_0003

Pellegrino_0004

Pellegrino_0005

Pellegrino_0006

Pellegrino_0007

Pellegrino_0008

Pellegrino_0009

– Mark