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.
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.
I have lived in New York City for 16 years, and quite frankly, some parts of the city are simply crying out for an engagement shoot. While most people gravitate to Central Park and other iconic locations, there are a few spots around town that are underutilized – namely, Roosevelt Island, and today’s topic, Gantry Plaza State Park. In today’s blog, I give you all the details of Samantha and Cameron’s Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot from inner Long Island city to the waterfront and beyond.
The sun may not have been cooperative on Saturday, but it didn’t matter at all to Jane and Matt at their Westbury Manor wedding. With a rockin’ dance floor that would rival any evening wedding, this afternoon wedding was a delight for guests (and photographers) alike. In today’s blog post I have all the details from this Westbury Manor wedding plus a few tips that should be helpful to couples getting married at any venue.
Looking for a fun idea for your upcoming engagement shoot? How about re-creating your first date! I had the pleasure of photographing Miriam and Chaim’s Greenwich Village engagement portrait on Wednesday, and they gave me quite the challenge: to document the day they started dating. In today’s blog, get all the details of their engagement portrait – from Washington Square Park to the Hudson River – and get some tips for telling your own love story.
Ah, the holiday card…the annual bane of existence for most families. If you live in New York City, holiday cards are made even more complicated by the fact that we all have cramped apartments that rarely include beautiful fireplaces around which you can take an annual portrait. While you could go to some big ol’ photo studio to get your portraits done with a blank white background and a fake Christmas tree, I’ve got some better suggestions. In today’s blog, I share with you a few NYC holiday card location ideas that will take you from Battery Park all the way up to the Cloisters.
For New Yorkers used to city weddings, the Larchmont Shore Club is a breath of fresh sea air. Sitting on the shore of the Long Island Sound, the main clubhouse was built in 1906 as the private residence of Aimee Crocker, the youngest daughter of the founder of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The private club offers, photographically speaking, a little bit of everything with nautical-themed interiors and sweeping views of the waterfront. In today’s blog, I give you some tips for getting the most out of your Larchmont Shore Club wedding…come rain or shine.
The benefits of combining your rehearsal dinner and engagement portrait
Before I tell you about Rachel and Ben’s Larchmont Shore Club wedding this weekend, I need to begin with details about their New Rochelle ketubah signing and rehearsal dinner. For Rachel and Ben, engagement photos weren’t a high priority. Rather, they were more interested in photos of family friends at their rehearsal dinner. So why not combine everything into one fun photo session? Mission accomplished. In today’s blog post, I share with you photos from the day before their big day – a New Rochelle ketubah signing, rehearsal dinner, and mini portrait session all rolled into one!
Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they’re probably at their most photogenic between the ages of one and three. If you’ve got a wee one and are looking to schedule a photo session, then I have some toddler portrait tips for you.
The majority of my couples are deciding to throw out tradition all together in favor of creating new memories for their wedding. In today’s blog, I offer a few options for couples looking for bouquet and garter toss alternatives. Who needs to toss flowers when you can toss a cat? (I’ll explain.)