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Bride and groom toasting champagne glasses at a Water Club wedding
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Bride and groom portrait in Aquatic Bird House at Bronx Zoo

Central Park Lake Proposal Tips

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Lessons From the Trenches I am finally back from traveling across South America and my first job after returning to home was to photograph Matthew’s surprise wedding proposal to Anna. It was an exciting adventure, and I came away with a few more do’s and don’ts if you are planning on asking someone to marry […]

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Winter Portrait Tips

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How to Look Warm in Front of the Camera Ah, January. It can be such a beautiful month with crisp clear skies and a little frost in the air. It’s the perfect time for a photo shoot, no? If you have a portrait session planned when it’s cold outside, there are certain things you could […]

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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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How to Use Your Online Photo Gallery

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I am always in search of ways to make things easier for my clients. Last year I began using a new online photo gallery so clients could share photos in an efficient, mobile-friendly manner. The system, run by Pixieset, has worked superbly for a year, and I have now expanded my use of the galleries […]

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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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Happy Holidays!

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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 […]

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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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