I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I thought sharing with you the Astoria Park engagement photos of Meredith and Jonathan would be the perfect way to end a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Greetings from Florida! I have abandoned the cold weather of New York City to come down south for the Jupiter, Florida engagement of Rachelle and Brice. I do miss New York, but the weather here has been absolutely beautiful: not a cloud in sight, and no humidity. It won’t last, but for now Florida is a paradise. With the sun shining warmly, we were able to get some fantastic photos and I wanted to share with you all of the details.
Central Park is a landmark. A beautiful oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. It is not, however, where you should shoot your engagement portrait.
It’s February, and I am starting to get requests for engagement shoots when the weather turns a bit warmer. For my wedding photography clients, an engagement shoot is normally the first chance we will have to work together. It’s also the time clients express to me how scared they are to be in front of the camera. I like to think that working with clients who are a bit hesitant in front of the camera is a particular specialty of mine, and I seem to excel in getting people to relax and be themselves. Today I wanted to take you behind the scenes and show you how I do just that.
I was so thrilled to be part of Brandon’s proposal to his girlfriend, Miranda, yesterday in Central Park. The planning between Brandon and I had been in the works for weeks, and I am pleased to say that it went off without a hitch.
The busy wedding season is upon us! This weekend will bring the joyous nuptials of Melody and Michael, who will be getting married at the India House, located in the financial district. I’m thrilled to be photographing this lovely couple, and wanted to share with you photos from their engagement shoot, shot this past May during the cherry blossom season.
Beautiful day for a Battery Park engagement shoot, just as the sun is setting. Please meet Colleen and John, who picked the perfect day for their shoot. A few words of advice if you are planning on taking photos in Battery Park. First, you technically need a permit to take any organized photos in Battery Park. That said, in all my six years of shooting engagements, I have never once come across a park ranger let alone a cop asking for a permit. As such, I would skip paying the $230 fee required to shoot here. Keep a lookout, but go ahead and shoot permit free. Second, know that Battery Park has tourists in abundance and virtually no shade. As such, I recommend shooting on a weekday when there are less tourists and to try and shoot during ‘golden hour’: one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset. These photos were shot just before sunset and you can see how beautiful the light is. There are no harsh shadows anywhere. The light here is very ugly if you don’t have golden hour working in your favor, so you have been warned. Enjoy the photos!
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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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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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