I am humbled and honored to have won The Best of the Hudson Valley 2017Read More
The Garrison is magical, both inside and especially outside.But it was no match for this gorgeous coupleRead More
Liberty Farm in Ghent-Honey wood walls, barns horses, a sunset to die for. These are a few of my favorite things. And then there is handsome Alex and lovely, gorgeous Victoria. This wedding brought guests from all over the country. Lodging was had in Hudson at William Farmer Hotel and the Barslow. Guests were treated to a 80 degree Autumn day and evening. still warm enough to enjoy the farm yet a breeze made it just perfectRead More
There are so many photographers you may choose from. We come from many difference walks of life from Urban hipster to a quiet country shooter. So many options, so many different prices.
I have learned as an experienced shooter that to capture the intimate moments we desperately want to document, a couple needs to feel safe in our presence.
At our first shoot, usually an engagement session, I take time to get to know my "subjects"
I know how difficult it can be to be in front of a lens, waiting for that awful click when you just. know you made a bad face. I know how self conscious it feels to stand still for what seems like a eternity. I know how bad we can feel when we see a less then flattering images of ourselves.
The one constant comment I hear always is" That was so much fun" and "I love these, how did you make us laugh so hard?" "I actually love these and I hate all pictures of myself"
I think it is the ability to listen and really be present with you. I want to hear your story, and be more then some hired hand, but a photographer that actually blends into the wedding without standing out or being in the way. After initial prep shots, everyone stops posing and let's me be as a fly on the wall-there but unnoticed, unless I am helping dry a bouquet or smooth a dress.
Here a few moments that I was lucky enough to be able to witness, without anyone feeling as though they had to hide the emotions from me or my camera.
As a photographer, one of the greatest joys is to be there when one lover proposes marriage to another. I love the intimacy, and yet I have mastered the art of being a Ninja photographer...hiding behind a tree or wall, so the proposal can take place without my presence giving it away.
From a rooftop in NYC, strewn with rose petals, to a Christmas tree farm, to Poets walk with a majestic view of the Hudson, or a gorgeous estate in December with a crunching snowy carpet.I have hidden successfully capturing that one moment in your lives. Often, shortly following the couple sharing kisses and excitement, I come out of hiding and we have a quick, impromptu photo shoot. The images are always so emotional and a wonderful memory.
I am here to document this once in a lifetime moment.The beginning of two lives joining together to form a family.The beginning a an adventure like none other
Sometimes I feel so amazingly honored and inspired by a couple . Theresa and PJ's enthusiasm and trust in me and in each other made it possible for me to take risks with light, and let them enjoy each other in the process.
A sunny day, a gorgeous couple, not gonna lie. Could not get better.
Two years ago around Christmas, Joh contacted me to photograph his surprise proposal to Natalie. I was very excited and waited at a Christmas tree farm, Ninja Photographer, behind a fat xmas tree for him to say the magic words. As I watched him walking along, acting as though he was choosing a tree, he suddenly disappeared behind one, far far away from me. a moment later I heard Natalie's voice echoing across the valley..."OH MY GOD"
I raced down, waited a minute or two to be invited into this intimate moment and captured the most amazing moment between two people so very much in love.Natalie could not stop crying. so sweet and touching.I was carried away with emotion,trying to remain a objective photographer
We revisited the scene of the crime a year later for a casual engagement shoot, while the two really did shop for a tree.
I was beyond pleased when Natalie asked if I would photograph the wedding. Of course I said YES
here are a few of the many many images from the amazing, vibrant, joyous day
Katie and Alan are married in Tribeca, NYC, at the restaurant named Mark Forgione.
the party was glamorous, stylish, laid back and fun, with amazing food and drink....Read More
Juliana and Andrew are a special couple. Childhood friends, neighborsthrough out growing up, a romance happened so naturally...Read More
A fusion wedding at New York's Harold Pratt House...beautifulRead More
A new life, new beginnings and a lot of loveRead More
A smile like the sun, a elegance to admire, and a love deep and true. Rachael and Shahni had the wedding on the hottest day of the already hot August
and yet everyone had high spirits and joy flowed like wineRead More
Liz and Pat met me at the Brooklyn Bridge park on a balmy, beautiful summer evening.The sky was deep blu and the streets were humming...Read More
Ralph and Allison could be movie stars...no kiddingRead More
A Connecticut wedding in the Autumn, golden leaves on a rainy evening, a ceremony, bith Catholic nad Jewish, held in a church, music to absolutely dance like to, theres no tomorrow, and the sweetest couple I have metRead More
A glorious wedding at the famed, iconic, New York Public Library.designed by the wonderful talent, David MonnRead More
Dollar Bills were thrown all over the dance floor.A greek tradition, each toss of a handfull of bills was met with big hugs and kisses...
Adam and Jaime are two adorable, totally meant for each other people...Read More
A night sky inspired poets and songwriters, and now I am inspired too...Read More
"When my husband and I looked through all of the photos from our special day we laughed and cried and relived it all"....just one of the great compliments that come to me regarding Brian's work.Read More