A Visit to Governor’s Island

I have an engagement shoot in September on Governor’s Island with my fantastic clients, Vanessa and Nathan, and so I decided to take a trip to New York City’s most overlooked oasis. Here is what you need to know for your upcoming photo shoot on Governor’s Island.

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How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC

It’s the new trend that is sweeping the wedding industry: having a friend or family member preside over your ceremony and officially declare you married. How do you get ordained quick and become a wedding officiant in NYC? All the steps towards becoming an ‘official’ officiant in today’s blog.

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When Should My Wedding Photographer Arrive?

I’ve previously discussed what to have ready when the wedding photographer arrives, but I’ve had a few questions lately asking exactly when that should be.  You asked, I answer: the time your wedding photographer should arrive is….

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How to Get Perfect First Dance Photos

You will definitely be nervous during your first dance.  With the spotlight on you as a couple, how do you focus on your feet yet channel your nerves into the perfect first dance photos?  Details below.

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Event Entertainment Ideas: What Works, What Doesn’t

For most events that I photograph, there seems to always be a party within the party.  It’s not enough anymore to just feed your guests and have a DJ.  Now you have to entertain them as well.  As an outside observer to several events a year, here is my take on what works and what […]

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Trip to Dead Horse Bay

Wednesday provided a much needed break from the rain and humidity, so I decided to celebrate with an adventure to Dead Horse Bay.  Not your typical way to spend a day off, but a fascinating lesson in NYC history nonetheless.  Find out how this beach got its name and enjoy photos from my trip that […]

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The Schwartz’s Prospect Park Family Portrait

We had some dismal weather yesterday, but there was a definite bright spot — the Schwartz family portrait in Prospect Park.  Robin had organized this family portrait to celebrate her mother’s birthday, and we were not going to let a little rain get in our way.

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NYC Rainy Day Photography Tips

What To Do When It Rains on Your Photo Shoot It’s going to be a raining all weekend here. However, yesterday’s forecast for dismal skies turned into a nice day. That’s New York City for you. The weather here is as unpredictable as a subway train’s arrival. With rain on the brain, I thought I […]

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How to Get the Perfect First Look

If you read my previous post about seeing each other before the ceremony and have decided you want to get the majority of your photos out of the way before walking down the aisle, you might be wondering how to get the perfect first look. Well, have I got tips for you.

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