EVAN'S BAPTISM | WESTCHESTER, NY BAPTISM PHOTOGRAPHER

EVAN’S BAPTISM | WESTCHESTER, NY BAPTISM PHOTOGRAPHER

For my last shoot of 2011, I had the privilege of being the baptism photographer for an old friend from Sleepy Hollow High School at beautiful St. Peter’s Church in Yonkers, NY.   The original plan was for me to photograph her maternity session, but our schedules simply did not make that possible.  That said, I definitely do not have any regrets, as the setting for this baptism was gorgeous.  Funny though, since the entire service took place in Spanish, it wasn’t easy anticipating certain portions of the event, but well.. you know me and challenges!  😉  I tightened up the camera strap, made use of what little I remembered from 7th grade Spanish class, and toughed it out.  It was a truly a blessing witnessing adorable Evan’s infant baptism.  Enjoy the captures!

LILY AND JOHN'S WEDDING REHEARSAL | NEW YORK, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

LILY AND JOHN’S WEDDING REHEARSAL | NEW YORK, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

So where were you on 11/11/11?  I was at the Park Ave Church in Manhattan, photographing the wedding rehearsal of my friends, Lily and John, as wifey took on their coordinating duties.  It was simply a joy working together with two of the coolest, most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet.  Scheduled to shoot with Joshua Wong the very next day at their actual wedding, I always feel it necessary to scope out any new location before any shoots and do my due diligence to scout out the light.  It’s funny how some of the most challenging lighting situations can yield the most dramatic results.  This was most definitely the case with Park Ave.  From the breathtakingly immense organ and gothic stone walls, to the towering ceilings, it truly reminds you that you’re in a masterpiece of architecture.  It served as a great backdrop, contrasted against a tiny ringbearer and flowergirl.  Can’t wait to show you the photos from the real thing!  Keep an eye out on the blog for more real soon (stay up to date by being a fan on my facebook page).  For now, here are just a few shots from their rehearsal…  =)

WAYNE'S HEADSHOTS | HUDSON VALLEY, NY HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

WAYNE’S HEADSHOTS | HUDSON VALLEY, NY HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

Earlier this summer, I had photographed some headshots of Wayne, an actor, and husband to Kim, who is a good friend of mine.  It’s funny, because the session was delayed due to some crazy poison ivy, and then we almost had to cancel the second one due to power outage from those freak storms (remember those?).   The studio had no electricity, but thankfully, using battery-powered speedlight strobes is something to which I’m accustomed.  With the right equipment, and knowledge of using off-camera flash, or OCF, you’re able to recreate a similar look to expensive monolights.  For the basics of using OCF, David Hobby, of the Strobist blog is a fantastic resource in taking your flash photography to the next level.  Heeeere’s Wayne!