Monthly Archives: September 2010

I couldn’t wait to blog Melissa and Hugo’s wedding, so much great stuff! Melissa and Hugo were such an awesome couple to work with, they were real troopers and gave me plenty of time for me to do my thang! Thanks for that guys, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have lots of time devoted for photography on wedding day. After a beautiful and sweet ceremony at Saint Stephen’s church in Kearny, we headed over to the Palace at Somerset Park. We timed it perfectly as the sun was getting lower and lower in the sky. We had gorgeous light, a loving couple, and time… slam dunk! Melissa and Hugo’s friends and family helped them celebrate on the dance floor all night long, and it looked like everyone there had a blast! Congratulations guys!

M=Melissa H=Hugo (Did I really have to type that?)

  • Annette Turner - Always so inspired by your amazing work Todd. Wow!!!

  • KrisD Mauga - You kill me with creativity! You know how much I love your work! And yet another wedding you nailed! Anyhow are you shooting with 50 mm most of the time… tell me….Thanks!

  • Melissa and Hugo - WOW!! We just relived our unbelievable wedding day all over again looking through these pictures. Thank you for capturing all of the special details and moments! – Your biggest fans M&H

  • nadya - Wow these are all amazing, as always of course! She looks beautiful!!!

  • Maureen Higgins - I didn’t think it was possible for Melissa to look more gorgeous, but she is just stunning in your photos. You did an amazing job capturing all the love that was in the air that day. Beautiful!

  • Kat Forsyth - The light in those outside portraits near the end is ridiculously awesome! They make my heart melt.

  • Brad Smith - I love your use of negative space in your work. Great images, as always!

  • Edgar Go-Alcantara - These pictures are sooooo beautiful! Should be displayed in the Musuem of Modern Art, especially with the gorgeous couple and guests!

  • Kristi Odom - Love the shoes on the last supper! Love the brides portraits! Love the orange and blue…. love the whole post!

  • Anastasia - Wow!!

    I saw your post on DWF and had to see more. Amazing, amazing work. What a fabulous set of images. The whole story is there – and captured with incredible skill and style.

    Kudos to you.

Ok, first of all, DON’T adjust the color on your monitors! I purposely deviated from my usual post processing style for Cortney and Ryan’s wedding. I decided to process them all with a slightly muted, kind of faded look with bluer shadows and yellowy greenish highlights. It was actually a bit more challenging than I thought, and  I certainly struggled a bit with the post processing on this blog post. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about Cortney and Ryan! I did their e-session last winter in Hoboken and  knew then just how cool, laid back and in love they were. Yay! And although my day didn’t start so swell after my GPS took me about 50 minutes north of their venue, the Skytop Lodge in PA, after I triple timed it to get caught up, the rest of the day was smooth sailing! And let me just say that The Skytop Lodge is a really awesome venue out in Pennsylvania, and I really look forward to getting back there next month for another wedding. Cortney and Ryan were so great to work with, and they also gave me plenty of time to do my thing with them throughout the day! Yay! I loved how casual and low key their wedding was too! Thanks so much for letting me photograph your wedding guys, congratulations!

I’ll let you think of your own caption for this one!Cortney and her dad.Ryan and his mom.

  • angela laffler - Chris and I enjoyed your latest wedding blog. Top rate and brilliant says Chris and I 2nd that. Lovely bride, gorgeous eyes. Happiness to them both

  • jay - New look! Fantastic!

  • nadya - Love the processing, gave a nice vintage feel! Beautiful photos as always!!

  • Miah Klein - Oh those tears…your timing for emotion is perfect. The romantics of the couple is quite nice too.

  • Alexa Catalin - Fabulous work! I have no words!

  • reg - wow. i thought I’d prefer your more signature saturated look, but these are great. and your portraits are all stoppers. really enjoy your work. thanks.

  • Kristi Odom - Once again your blog made me laugh! You ROCK!

  • Darlene - Love the Pics… different in so many ways …. and I love them all…. GREAT COUPLE>>>GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER…

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks everyone!!!

  • Louie - Great shots as usual Todd. I’m really digging those landscape slash portrait shots.

  • David Chandler - Always love all of your work. BUT….

    That last shot is FANTASTIC!

Teann and Dave had the most beautiful day at Osborne Castle for their wedding. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come. Stay tuned….

  • Carl - Wow, awesome as always.

  • Bevs - Lovely wedding!!! This picture is awesome! Thanks for letting us share this beautiful event with you – Congratulations!!!! Waiting for the sneaker shots 😉

  • ryan - it’s not enough to frame the couple with the tree, but you frame them inside a flare ring as well? now you’re just showing off. fabulous work.

  • Dave - Can’t wait for the rest…thanks Todd!

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