Monthly Archives: October 2008

I met up with Amy and Ian at Amy’s house down in South Jersey. Then we headed over to this cool park by Amy’s house. It had a bunch of really cool old historic buildings to work with. Great job scouting Amy! Amy and Ian are a super fun couple who were up for anything! YAY! I had an awesome time working with them, and I’m really looking forward to photographing their wedding next year!


My first two shots from today were just test shots, this photograph was literally my third shot! When you get this on the third shot, you just know you’re going to have a great session!

We had this cat following us around most of the session. I know Amy wasn’t a big fan of this little furry “third wheel” but what can I say, I love cats!


FAVE!

Just admit it, it’s yummy!





Yep, Ian is a giant! That’s a size 16 shoe folks!

This shoot almost didn’t happen due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts, but I’m so glad I was able to make it work! I met little Mikayla and her parents in Central Park today for some fall fun! Mikayla LOVED playing with all the leaves in the park. We all had a great time strolling around the park and enjoying that cool autumn air. I’m going to start out with one of my newest favorite kid shots. Mikayla was sitting between her parents, so I asked them to kiss (the parents silly) and when they did, Mikaylay looked up at them and made a “pucker” face too. SO cute!!! Thanks for a great day out guys.







I love this little mischievous look on Mikayla’s face.



I met up with Sabrina and Jeff this afternoon in Central Park for their engagement session. They chose this location because this is where Jeff proposed to Sabrina. Originally Jeff was going to pop the question while they were on a long carriage ride through the park, but apparently the driver wouldn’t shut up long enough for Jeff to do it. Note to Central Park carriage drivers: shut yer stinkin’ traps and leave couples alone! As soon as I met Sabrina and Jeff at the bandshell, I noticed a skateboarder tooling around. I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Still being somewhat involved in skateboarding, I knew this guy was good enough to pull off what I wanted to do. Luckily Sabrina and Jeff were, excuse the pun, on board with my idea too! I have to thank Christoph, the skateboarder, who was kind enough to ollie over Sabrina and Jeff several times for us. I hope you enjoy your visit to the states! Later in the session, Sabrina, Jeff and I had fun chasing after the sun as it was slowly disappearing behind a tall building. We probably looked pretty silly running around the park chasing after it, but then again, it is Central Park, and I’m almost certain MUCH more bizarre things have been witnessed! I had a blast today guys, and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next year!


Here is Christoph, who was visiting from Germany, ollieing in front of Sabrina and Jeff.

I’ve always wanted to do a shot like this! As an added bonus, it says “Lovers” right between Sabrina and Jeff, it was just meant to be!




Their expressions are genuine, the proposal however, is just a re-enactment.

Continuing with my yummy sun flare kick!


Love this one!

Waiting for there to be no people in this shot took some patience. Thanks guys!




Fave!

I was contacted several months ago by a book publisher who was interested in using one of my fine art photographs on the cover of a book she was working on. After we worked out all the details, I sort of forgot about it. Until today! A curious package arrived in the mail and when I opened it I saw my photograph on the cover of this book. Then it all came back to me. Of course I am biased, but I think the cover came out great! I’m not much of a book worm, and even if I was I don’t think I would have much time for reading anyway, but hey, maybe it’s a good read. I’m not sure what the distribution is on this book, so it may or may not be in the big chains.


I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I shot Dana and Matt’s engagement session! Dana and Matt are a really sweet couple, and it was my absolute pleasure to photograph their wedding. This was one of those rare weddings where everything just went right according to schedule! Dana looked stunning, and Matt didn’t look half bad himself! One of the best things about today was when we got to Natirar Park in Peapack. It was a beautiful park, lots of trees and open grassy spaces too. The tree’s had some great fall colors happening, and the sun was beginning its daily decent, which meant gorgeous warm light and cool long shadows! In fact, once again I am not posting in chronological order because I just couldn’t wait to post one of my favorite bridal party pictures ever! So, that one’s up first, then it’s back to chronological order. Dana and Matt’s reception was held at the lovely Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ. This was certainly a lively crowd which is always fun to photograph. I had a blast today guys! Congratulations, and enjoy your honeymoon in Hawaii!


FAVE!




I love the expressions between Dana and her Maid of Honor, Christine.

Dana shed a few tears after coming downstairs and seeing everyone.

I told Christine, the Maid of Honor, that I would mention her on the blog for being such a GREAT assistant for me. She was holding a reflector for me off to camera left. Thanks Christine!


Go time!

I love catching brides looking over at their soon to be husbands during the ceremony.

I love the look on Matt’s face in this shot. Most likely it was directed over to his mom.

Hey Ray!


Another fave!


YUMMY!


The end and the beginning!

So cute! Every so often I would catch Matt kissing Dana’s nose.

I had some technical difficulties with this shot, but I’m so glad I was able to salvage it in post processing. I just had a split second to get it framed like this and I think the expression on Dana’s face as she is listening to her father give a toast is pretty special.

I think this is when Dana’s father was talking about how excited he was to have a son in his family now, so he can take him to baseball games.

Matt’s brothers gave some great toasts too!

There’s one at every wedding, although this wedding actually had a few…which I love!



During the reception I stole Dana and Matt for a few photos outside.

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