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Order of Dress

Order of Dress

When you’re working on your wedding day timeline, who should be getting ready first? The bride or the bridesmaids? Even though the bride is the wedding day VIP—the bridesmaids should be...

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Energy

Energy

A wedding is a highly anticipated, milestone event. It marks the culmination of everything you’ve hoped for from your single days. You’ve found the right partner, lover and the person you’ll...

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How to time the couple portrait photos

How to time the couple portrait photos

We’re frequently asked how much time is needed for couple portraits on the wedding day. The short answer—as much as possible. It depends; however, on the type of couple and how...

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How Many Photographers?

How Many Photographers?

It’s not about quantity, but more about the job assignments for each photographer and what kinds of pictures a couple wants and what it takes to get there. There are different...

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Window Light

Window Light

Photographers need light, it’s what they work with. There can be too much of it, like harsh noon sunlight or too little—but it’s definitely the most important ingredient (a great subject...

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Celebrate!

Celebrate!

The image above I took this past New Year’s Eve. It’s powerful. This is a great couple on all levels. I admire Ann and Scott for their ability to...

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Light vs Dark Wedding Venues

Light vs Dark Wedding Venues

Wedding venues come in all shapes, sizes and lighting conditions. One of the biggest determining factors as far as photography is concerned are the “dark” venues. New York has a lot...

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Have you shot here before?

Have you shot here before?

At the studio we are frequently asked, “Have you shot the venue before?” The quick answer is, “It doesn’t really matter.” Whether or not the venue is a brand...

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Where are you getting ready?

Where are you getting ready?

The hours I have the most time to be creative with the bride and her wedding party is during the getting ready session before the ceremony. This point is...

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Move, don’t pose

Being photographed can sometimes be intimidating for those who are not used to being in front of the camera. To take the edge off, staying in motion with your body is...

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What to wear when you’re getting ready

Before the wedding ceremony, remember there’s a photographer in the room while the beautification takes place. Want to know how to take those getting-ready photos from a one to a five...

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Wardrobe Essentials for the Engagement Shoot

There’s no doubt you will be dressed to the nines on your wedding today, but how much thought are we putting towards the wardrobe selection for the engagement shoot? Here is...

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The Engagement Shoot - It’s a necessity

Think of an engagement shoot as if it were a first date with your photographer. You have the opportunity to get to know his/her perspective and shooting-style. In turn, your photographer...

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A Posing Primer - give your body shape

We aren’t used to posing in front of a camera. In fact, most of us feel pretty awkward about having our pictures taken. Sure, we have some great selfie poses (or...

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Landmark vs Texture

The idea of using a city’s texture versus an obvious landmark as a photo shoot backdrop comes up frequently with my New York City couples. We want to clearly depict our...

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THE FIRST LOOK - doing it right

You’ve seen First Looks done poorly and absolutely wrong many times. You know the shot - where the groom has his back to the bride and he turns around as she...

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FIRST LOOK - let me talk you into it

The First Look This very special moment that is unique only to your wedding day. However, when done wrong, the First Look can feel contrived. It also has...

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The Unposed Pose

The Unposed Pose is the combination of all the thought, planning, preparation and creativity that goes into each of my shots. It is part technique and part creative style. It is...

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Be a Bride

There’s this one of life’s best moments and lasts for a mere few hours: that is being a bride! Your wedding day is the day when you are the...

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