How to Propose on Top of the Empire State Building

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Tips and Tricks for your Empire State Building Proposal I have been a wedding photographer for 11 years, and just had the pleasure of shooting my second Empire State Building proposal. While professional photography is technically not allowed at the top, the head of security kindly let me through so that I could photograph Andrea […]

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Destination Wedding Photography Tips

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Destination Weddings from the Photographer’s Perspective In last week’s blog you heard from bride, Ariel, about the rigors of planning a destination wedding. In today’s blog, you get the photographer’s perspective. Getting married in an exotic locale sounds like paradise, but there is actually a lot more planning that goes on behind the scenes versus […]

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

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One Bride’s Experience of Eloping in Thailand If you are planning on saying ‘I do’ this year, why not say ‘I don’t’ to the cold and misery of New York City, and instead get hitched in an exotic locale? For Ariel and Jeremiah, that was the perfect plan last January when they tied the knot […]

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Website Photography Tips

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New Year, New Website Photos Happy new year, everyone! I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutions, but I know many people have ‘update my website’ on their list of things to do for 2019. In today’s blog, I have a few website photography tips to guarantee you put your best self out there […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Look Into the Camera

I can’t take credit for this, but at a recent family portrait with the O’Donovan family, Rory revealed to me the ultimate lesson in how to get your kids to look into the camera. I’ll be using this little tip for every family portrait going forward. A tiny trick for maximum camera eye contact in […]

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A Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Portrait

Brooklyn Bridge Park family portrait

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 […]

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Wedding Tips From a Westbury Manor Wedding

Bride and groom entering reception at a Westbury Manor wedding

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 […]

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NYC Holiday Card Location Ideas

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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’ […]

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Top 10 Toddler Portrait Tips

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Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they are 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 my top 10 toddler portrait tips are for you.

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