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!

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…  =)