Hi everyone! To start off the week, I wanted to share with you a bar mitzvah I recently shot at Attic Studios. Ben turned the ripe old age of 13, and his family threw him a great party to celebrate. Far from the edge of boring, this bar mitzvah had all the key ingredients of a fantastic event: good food, lots of dance music, and plenty of space for guests to mingle.
Picture it: you’re at a wedding during the reception, sitting at a table with friends, when up pops the official wedding photographer asking you to stop everything and take a photo. If you’re like me, this always happens immediately after you’ve taken a big bite so you end up looking like the table chipmunk. Always.
I recently read an article entitled ’50 Brides Reveal What Their Photographers Could Have Done Better’ on Bride Box. It crushed me. The list of things that went wrong with these photo shoots all seemed like unforced errors that could have been prevented beforehand with a little better communication.
Happy Wednesday to you all! I am pleased to share with you a new set of modeling headshots that I took of aspiring model, April. The photos were shot lakeside in Winter Haven, Florida. We had great light, and were able to capture the natural beauty that was all around us.
I hope you all are staying warm, despite the wretched snow that keeps blanketing the northeast. I am pleased to share with you a set of executive portraits I recently took here in Tampa with my client, Abdulla, who needed a professional headshot to help launch his new business. If you’re in the same position – like Abdulla – of needing a new photo to sell yourself and your business, I hope you’ll find these tips helpful in preparing for your shoot.
Every year, about a third of the weddings I shoot are city hall nuptials. As such, I’m happy to pass along some insight into getting hitched in the city I proudly call home.
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dread of the annual family photo. If you haven’t already, many of you will be gathering in front of the fireplace to say ‘cheese’ for the camera. But rather than fear the camera, let’s outwit it with a few tricks to help you learn how to look slimmer in photos.
I am so pleased when wedding clients come to me for maternity shoots or family portraits. It’s as if the circle is complete, and the grand finale of the couple’s walk down the aisle is revealed. I have one such shoot coming up for a lovely couple whose wedding I shot not that long ago in Queens. They are expecting their first baby, and in celebration of the shoot, I wanted to write a post on maternity shoot ideas.
Only one week until Thanksgiving! I feel like the holidays have really snuck up on me this year, and that Christmas keeps coming faster and faster. (I’m still in mourning that Halloween – my favorite holiday – is over.) But with the holidays – and specifically holiday parties – right around the corner, I thought I would share some words of wisdom regarding party planning. As one who has attended many a festivity from the outside looking in as a photographer, here is a pretty inclusive party planning checklist to help you put together the best holiday party ever.
This Halloween, I dressed up as Snow White, and I wanted to make sure I get some good photos out of the experience (more on that later). I’m not one to enjoy having my own photo taken, and it has put me squarely in the shoes of my clients. I wanted my own photo experience to be as easy and fun as possible, so I thought I would pass along a few tips to for how to look good in photos. To all of you ghost, goblins, or perhaps just someone looking for a new photo for Facebook, here are some tips for getting the best portrait possible: