RAQUEL AND DANNY’S ENGAGEMENT SESSION | HIGH LINE, NYC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

RAQUEL AND DANNY’S ENGAGEMENT SESSION | HIGH LINE, NYC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m happy to introduce Raquel and Danny, two gorgeous people who found their way to each other, and I’m honored to be shooting their wedding in 2013!  It was just a fantastic time photographing them at the High Line in Manhattan- the elevated park converted from a former rail yard, and definitely one of the coolest places I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting.  It’s also still expanding, so I’m extremely eager to see what they come up with next!  As for Raquel and Danny, I might as well have hired models for this shoot.  It was just too easy capturing fantastic e-session photos for this beautiful couple.  I loved how dramatic these came out, and I hope you’ll agree  😉  Thanks to Chi-Chi (who is recovering from labor quite well, for those of you wondering.  and, of course, Joel has just been our lil angel =-)) and Andrew for assisting me on the engagement shoot.  Enjoy the images!

“THIS IS HUGE.”


This image is a Bokeh Panorama (aka Brenizer Method) stitched together using multiple images for some insane depth of field.  Click the image to enlarge for maximum effect!  😉

POLLY AND JOSH’S WEDDING | NYC, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

POLLY AND JOSH’S WEDDING | NYC, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Winter has been good to me this year, and I’ve had the chance to meet some fantastic people.  For those of you who follow my photoblog closely, you probably already feel like you know this couple personally since I’ve posted twice this year already (Snowy Central Park and a recognized feature on Borrowed and Bleu) about their incredible engagement session!  Polly and Josh’s intimate wedding took place at the Water’s Edge Restaurant in Queens, NY.  I had a great time working with Nuby from Cinematic Storytellers (here’s a link to Polly and Josh’s wedding film!) and the absolute pleasure of working with the uber-talented Carolina Rivera as my associate shooter for the evening.  Of course, much thanks as well to my beloved assistant Chi-Chi, once again for her very last appearance before the birth of our little one!  I could not have asked for a more wonderful couple with which to work.  Polly had included some traditional Bulgarian aspects to their ceremony (the offering of bread and honey to the bride and groom by the bride’s mother) to coincide with Josh’s Jewish tradition of the breaking of the glass, for a sweet amalgam of culture…  It was a tremendous joy working with you two, and I wish you the very best!

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!