Monthly Archives: April 2012

I met up with Lorien and Bobby at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood for their engagement session. It was sort of a dark, chilly, and drizzly kind of day. That stuff doesn’t really bother me, but I felt bad for Lorien and Bobby though. Let’s just say that if I got a nickel for every goose bump I had to Photoshop out, I would be a very rich man (monetarily at least). Thanks for sticking it out you two, you guys are awesome with a capital awe!


  • Chad Pennington - Great Use Of Light TODD

  • Brian - Great set. The reflection pics rock!

  • Paul Krol - good stuff. love the storytelling here.

I’m not a big fan of entering photo competitions, for reasons I won’t go into here, with the exception of one organization; Fearless Photographers! It is made up of, run by, and judged by like minded wedding photographers who are not satisfied with making the same old boring wedding photos! Here are a few words by founder, and fellow fearless photographer Huy Nguyen to give you a sense of what it’s all about:

FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS is a unique directory of the world’s boldest photographers who are not afraid to push the limits of wedding photography to surprise you with extraordinary images from your wedding day. Fearless Awards are given to photographs that excel in redefining wedding photography or are just darn amazing! Less than one out of ten images – 10% – are selected by our curators. Our photographers submit many, many great images but we only want to show the very best work from this keenly talented group of photographers.

For more information on Fearless Photographers, please visit their home page here. And without further ado, here are the 24 Fearless Awards I have been so honored to have won thus far. They are in no particular order! Enjoy!undefinedundefined



  • MANEL TAMAYO - Congrats from Barcelona, Todd !!!

  • Citlalli Rico - I adore your work. You are fearless indeed.

  • Brian Muntz - Your work is truly amazing! Congrats on the Fearless award!!

  • Veronica Varos - Your work is so beautiful!

  • Fernando - Breathless after saw this images, No-Fear-Todd !

  • melanie janse - Wow, wow, wow, I just love every single one of them! You are an inpiration

  • Matt - Laffler Photography, excellent composition! Amazing images! A model for us all guys, thanks for the eye candy.

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks so much everyone! Much appreciated!

  • Paul Krol - wow wow and wow. So good, man.

  • Galen Herrington - Very well deserved awards, love them all. They all make me want to got take some pictures.

    Also, congrats on the top 10!!

I was recently invited to Spain to give a 2 day workshop with some wonderful photographers. It was an amazing trip and an honor to be asked to come share my knowledge of photography with them. I will post more about my travels/workshop in another blog post. For now, I would like to share with you a wedding in which I was able to tag along with my host and new friend, Jorge Miguel Jaime Baez. It was such a cool experience  to just observe Jorge in action and being that I don’t know Spanish, it made me be a little more observant about non verbal communication between people. I had a wonderful time, thank you Jorge for the opportunity. Here are some images from the day. Note: we only covered the getting ready and ceremony.

undefinedundefinedYou didn’t think I would photograph a wedding in Valencia Spain and NOT include some oranges did you!?undefinedundefinedundefinedMe and Grandma formed a special bond!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedThese were people who worked at the ceremony site, sneaking a peek at the wedding.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

  • Amanda Socorro - Amazing!! Haven’t been here in a while. Don’t know what I was thinking.

  • pamela - I have used WOW too many times to respond to your work but it truly leaves me breathless, speachless, in utter AWE of your talent! beautiful!

  • MANEL TAMAYO - Absolutamente espectacular !!! Awesome !!!

  • Rudy Ortega - Wonderful work! You are an inspiration to me.

  • Sergio Cueto - Amazing pictures! You offer a really different point of view from a wedding. Congrats!

I had so much fun walking around NYU with Sarah and David for their e-session. They were SO patient while I did my “including a random pedestrian” shots, which sometimes take a while to get. Their wedding is just a few short weeks away, and now I am even more excited! See you again soon guys! Thank you!


  • Dani - FedEx truck….epic!

  • MANEL TAMAYO - Wonderful use of light !!!

  • kristi odom - beautiful images! 🙂

  • Galen Herrington - These are great, are you using OCF or video lights?

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks everyone! Galen, I used OCF for 3 of these photos. The rest is just available light.

I met Joanne and Nick in NYC for their engagement session. Unfortunately, the rain sort of put a mild damper on our photo shoot. But as always, I just make it work! Joanne brought her cute little dog Sandy too. I had so much photographing her, I almost forgot to shoot Joanne and Nick! Big thanks to Joanne’s dad for being Sandy’s ‘handler’ for the day too! I had a blast with you guys, and can’t wait for your wedding.


  • Kristen Driscoll - Love it all. I’m so excited you’re my wedding photographer. You’re exquisite.

  • Jennifer Parlanti - HAHAHAHHA….oMG…so was not expecting the crazed dog!!! Thank you for making me spray my coffee all over my screen!! Awesome! :}}] love the horses down below too…..took me a while! :]

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