It was a pleasure to photograph the recent South Street Seaport engagement shoot of Annabelle and Nate. While normally thought of as a tourist destination, the spot proved to be the perfect shoot location with the recently built pavilion overlooking the East River. We then took a walk over to Stone Street for a few shots, and finally headed to Battery Park near the World Trade Center. The weather was great, and the shoot ended with cocktails on their roof deck. A splendid way to end any photo shoot!
Happy Labor Day everyone! While you are all enjoy your holiday weekend, I thought I would share photos from Michelle and Dan’s engagement shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the shoot, we used the entire park area from the East River Ferry dock over to Pier 2 and then back to the carousel. The weather was lovely and the crowds were out in force, but we were able to secure some private moments by shooting away from the most popular parts of the park. I also shot their wedding, which happened recently at reBar in Brooklyn. I’ll be sharing those photos soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the pics!
Congratulations to Jessica and Dan, whose Central Park engagement photos I just shot. The greenest spot in New York City served as a classic backdrop for this decidedly fun and irreverent couple. The park was plenty crowded, but these two didn’t mind a bit. In addition to shooting around Bethesda Fountain, we walked over by Umpire Hill and played around on the grass. I love photographing couples who don’t fear a few grass stains. Jessica and Dan will be getting married next year out on Long Island, so until then, enjoy the photos!
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I could not have asked for better weather for my recent Madison Square Park engagement shoot with with Jingle and Huang last weekend! The park was overflowing with visitors, but these two lovebirds never noticed. We were able to carve out moments of privacy on benches and around the corners of the park so it looks like the couple has the park all to themselves. I also used a very shallow depth of field to blur out any visitors in the background. Finally, you’ll notice that a lot of the photos are close ups, because a wider shot would reveal the crowd beyond the shot.
I will have the pleasure of shooting their wedding on June 23rd, but in the meantime, please enjoy these lovely moments.
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Hi all! I recently shot the wedding of two of my favorite people: Courtney and Warren. But before I get ahead of myself, I wanted to show you their engagement portrait photos from earlier in the month. The shoot took place at Coney Island — always a fantastic location for photos of any type. The weather was a bit cold, but Courtney and Warren persevered and the photos are lovely! In addition to the usual shots along the boardwalk, Cyclone, and in front of Nathan’s, we got off the beaten track and went down under the pier for some great photos.
Some tips for shooting at Coney Island: go on an off time. Trying to shoot great photos when you are surrounded by hundreds of beach goers is not an ideal situation. Avoid the weekends and any major holidays. Early morning is a great time to shoot as well. Also, don’t forget about the Aquarium and the Russian neighborhood of Brighton Beach. Enjoy the photos!
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I recently shot an engagement portrait of Aimee and Colin at NYC’s High Line and the surrounding meatpacking district. In case you’re not familiar, the High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is an extremely popular tourist destination in New York, and my recommendation to anyone wanting to have a photo shoot there is to do what we did: get there early on a weekday. At 10:00 a.m. on a Wednesday, we virtually had the place to ourselves which resulted in some great shots.
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I recently shot an engagement shoot on Coney Island for the lovely Sandy and Noah. They are a fun couple, and it shows in their choice of location. As always, April is unpredictable, weather-wise, but we made the most of it and the sun was shining by the end of the afternoon. Coney Island is a great location for portrait shoots of all types, but always keep in mind the crowd factor and schedule your shoot either early or late in the day. Also, plan to get a bit wet and sandy on the beach so plan your outfit accordingly!
These two are big dancers (as you will see in their wedding photos), and Noah is quite the acrobat. Coney Island is the perfect place to show off your moves, on the board walk and beyond. Enjoy the photos.
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Please meet Catherine and West, whose Red Hook and Brooklyn Bridge Park engagement portrait I recently shot. We started right next to the bridge and worked our way to the end of the park by the former piers. The weather turned out to be perfect! I can recommend both locations highly. For couples considering the park as a possible photo shoot location, you do have to secure a permit if you are shooting during the week (though it only costs $26). No permit is necessary if you are shooting on the weekend, and Red Hook doesn’t require a permit at any time.
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Love blooms at Grand Central Terminal…