Monthly Archives: March 2008

Yael + Hal

Today I had the pleasure of kicking off this years wedding season with a great couple, Yael and Hal. Unfortunately, they fell victim to a large wedding photography company that went out of business before their wedding. So, they were out a wedding photographer, AND their deposit! Yael’s sister referred them to me after she attended one of my past client’s weddings which I was photographing. I felt so bad after hearing their story that I wanted to somehow make things a little better for them. So, I decided to add a second photographer to their package at no additional cost to them. Anyway, I had a blast shooting their wedding, which was held at the Stony Hill Inn, in Hackensack NJ. I hope you guys enjoy these photos, and are also enjoying your honeymoon too! Congratulations!
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The lovely Yael.
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Yael and Hal saw one other before the ceremony. This was shot just seconds before their first looks. Hal was floored!
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I LOVED the light coming in from a sky light in the foyer.
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A quick Yamika adjustment before the ceremony.
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Hal getting a good look at Yael during the ceremony.
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Yael’s dance with her father.
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Just one of the many great shots my second photographer, Bob LoRusso, took.
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This cute little guy was out on the dance floor with 2 little girls.
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I love Yael’s expression during the horah.
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Let’s be honest, at every wedding there is at least one super star on the dance floor, well, here she is! Photo by Bob LoRusso
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Zoe’s Birthday

I can’t believe my little girl just had her third birthday! Zoe had such a great time at her party. She had a house full of friends, a mountain of presents, and cake! What’s not to love right? A big thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate, we hope you had as much fun as we did. Sorry Zoe, I never could find a real live Pooh Bear like you asked for! Maybe next year kiddo.
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Didn’t I do an awesome job with the cake? Alright, I just baked the inside, Susan did all the cool decorating.img_9522-edit-edit.jpg
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Uncle Nick (or as Zoe calls him, Aunt Nick) peeks through the mail slot as Zoe comes to greet him.
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Zoe LOVED her firefighter outfit that aunt Laura, uncle Nick, and baby Chase got her!
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Except for Lucy (top left) these are all of Zoe’s school friends.
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Silly Mia playing with a balloon.
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Lucy, Chase, and Zoe were entertaining themselves.
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Happy Birthday love bug!
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qippy - Love the shots..really nice stuff..could I just ask did you shoot these using a flash at all or most of them were shot with available light?and also what lens do you tend to use for the shots?

Todd - qippy, thanks for your kind words. These were all shot with ambient light (no flash). I mostly used my Canon 1.2 85mm. Some were also shot with my Canon 1.4 35mm as well, but all done with available light. Some may have gotten a little brightening in the faces in Photoshop too. Thanks for stopping by.

Todd

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Read All About It

I am very pleased to announce that one of my 2007 weddings, Steve and Tabitha, is featured in the 2008 Spring/Summer edition of Brides New Jersey! When the magazine asked me to submit a wedding for their Real Weddings section, Steve and Tabitha’s wedding was at the top of my list. It was a great wedding with all kinds of unique touches like a New York hot dog stand outside of the church, Tabitha’s dog joining us on the beach for photos, a blessing via cell phone, and even a bon fire! Steve and Tabitha’s blog entry can be seen here.
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Zoe + Brownies

Today, Zoe and Susan decided to make some yummy brownies. Do these photos bring you back to childhood or what?! It does for me. You could throw the batter in the garbage for all I cared, so long as I got to lick the spoon! Thanks for the brownies ladies, they were awesome!
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Here it is, the pinnacle of making brownies….licking the spoon!zoebrownieblogprep2.jpg
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Sunny Florida

Susan, Zoe and I headed down to sunny Florida to visit my father and his wife Gert (aka, Zoe’s Bubbie) this past week. We had SO much fun going to the beautiful Deerfield beach. Zoe had an absolute BLAST playing by the water and meeting new friends. I got to play a little golf with my father and grandfather as well. Let’s just say you won’t be seeing my name atop of any leader boards anytime soon! It was really great to see my grandmother too, we had a great lunch together. We also squeezed in a memorable visit to a drive through zoo, how convenient! And now we’re back to reality, and I’m gearing up for what looks like the most exciting wedding season yet….stay tuned!
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Zoe was VERY busy with her red bucket!
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I liked this shot of the lone surfer just waiting for the perfect wave.
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And here is Zoe with her Bubbie
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Nope, this isn’t my grandfather, just some guy looking out at the ocean.
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Zoe mugs one up for me!
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On over to the zoo.
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It’s hard to tell from this photo, but Zoe is playing with some water that would come down this chute.
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Here is the clan, from lower right; Zoe, Susan, Michelle, Dan, Josh, Bubbie, my dad, and me. This is a composite of 2 photographs, one without me, which I took, then another one with me in it, which Susan took.
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