I’ll just come out and say it. I love second-shooting. It gives me such creative freedom to move freely about, and shoot images that I wouldn’t normally be able to shoot due to the responsibility of having to capture the “primary” shots as the main photographer. Such was the case as I was second-shooting for the talented Jenelle Kappe a few months ago at Merri-Maker’s Water’s Edge in Ocean, NJ. It was such a great time working with her and this couple! I got a bit of nostalgia while photographing John and his groomsmen’s getting ready portion of the day at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Eatontown, NJ, as they reminded me so much of my fun-loving (and not always kosher) high school friends… haha. This wedding party wasn’t afraid to just be comfortable in their own skin and have a great time, and that’s exactly what they did. And of course, when I’m around, you can always count on it showing up in photos =) Enjoy!
STEPHANIE AND VAN’S WEDDING | NEW PALTZ, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Fun. Goofy. In love. These three ingredients were overflowing for Stephanie and Van’s wedding. Both are SUNY New Paltz alumni just like me, and naturally, photographing such down-to-earth people is always a blast. Especially ones forgoing the obligatory, “smushing cake in the face” shot with the, “stabbing cake knife into heart” shot. That should tell you a little something about the two. 😉 We started out in Newburgh where Stephanie got ready, and then moved to Barnaby’s in New Paltz where they had their ceremony and a nice, intimate reception. The 25′ ceilings there, plus streaming late afternoon light coming in from the huge windows made for an opportunity to create some truly dramatic images! Congrats again, you two!! =)