Winter Portrait Tips

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Ah, January. It can be such a beautiful month with crisp clear skies and a little frost in the air. It’s the perfect time for a photo shoot, no? If you have a portrait session planned when it’s cold outside, there are certain things you could should consider before stepping in front of the camera. In today’s blog post I present you with my top winter portrait tips to help you look good (even if your teeth are chattering).
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How to Propose on Top of the Empire State Building

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Tips and Tricks for your Empire State Building Proposal

I have been a wedding photographer for 11 years, and just had the pleasure of shooting my second Empire State Building proposal. While professional photography is technically not allowed at the top, the head of security kindly let me through so that I could photograph Andrea saying ‘yes’ to Aubrey. In today’s blog post I’ll have all the details of Aubrey and Andrea’s engagement plus some lessons learned for how to propose on top of the Empire State Building.

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How to Use Your Online Photo Gallery

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I am always in search of ways to make things easier for my clients. Last year I began using a new online gallery system so clients could share photos in an efficient, mobile-friendly manner. The system, run by Pixieset, has worked superbly for a year, and I have now expanded my use of the galleries so that clients can receive all of their photos directly through their online gallery. (No more Dropbox.). Find out all the ins and outs of using the Pixieset online gallery system in today’s blog post

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Destination Wedding Photography Tips

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Destination Weddings from the Photographer’s Perspective

In last week’s blog you heard from bride, Ariel, about the rigors of planning a destination wedding. In today’s blog, you get the photographer’s perspective. Getting married in an exotic locale sounds like paradise, but there is actually a lot more planning that goes on behind the scenes versus your local nuptials. Find out how I go about planning to photograph a wedding from a million miles away with these destination wedding photography tips.

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

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One Bride’s Experience of Eloping in Thailand

If you are planning on saying ‘I do’ this year, why not say ‘I don’t’ to the cold and misery of New York City, and instead get hitched in an exotic locale? For Ariel and Jeremiah, that was the perfect plan last January when they tied the knot on the beach at Khao Lak, Thailand. I had the pleasure of photographing their nuptials, and in today’s blog, I have some fantastic destination wedding planning tips from the bride herself.

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Website Photography Tips

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New Year, New Website Photos

Happy new year, everyone! I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions, but I know many people have ‘update my website’ on their list of things to do for 2019. In today’s blog, I have a few website photography tips to guarantee you put your best self out there in 2019.

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How to Get Your Kids to Look Into the Camera

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I can’t take credit for this, but at a recent family portrait with the O’Donovan family, Rory revealed to me the ultimate lesson in how to get your kids to look into the camera. I’ll be using this little tip for every family portrait going forward. A tiny trick for maximum camera eye contact in today’s blog post.

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Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas, everyone!  I wanted to end the year by wishing everyone the happiest of holidays as the year draws to a close.  This year has been a wonderful chance to meet new clients (such as the Hamilton clan, Chris & Rob, and the Milan family), photograph many new venues (such as the Larchmont Shore Club, the Montauk Lighthouse, and Terrace on the Park), and reconnect with past clients.  I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season celebrating with your families.  I am currently in Florida with my own family and will be here through February. 

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A Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Portrait

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Are overcast skies good for photos?

The short answer is yes…and no. While overcast skies can help defuse the light and make colors pop, there is a tipping point where photos go down the hill. In today’s blog I take a look at the myths and realities behind overcast skies during a Brooklyn Bridge Park family portrait session.

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