rockstar

I spend a lot of time lighting people and then trying to hide the lights so you can’t see them in the shot. Some of the time, I’ll light someone in such a way as to make them look like they aren’t lit. Other times, I want them to look “lit”. This is the life…

allen childs, new york musician

  I’ve been wanting to create an epic, New York City photo look for a musician for a while now. So when Allen Childs expressed to me that he needed some photos for the website he was building, I proposed we try a rooftop with a view of the Manhattan skyline. No good art comes…

1060 park avenue

I don’t often post the real estate I shoot because my focus is on lifestyle, portrait and events photography, but I couldn’t resist this one. A beautiful, petite Park Avenue apartment. I’m sure it’s been sold by now, but you can check RealDirect for it if you’re interested.

ka-boom!

Family portraits with children can be challenging. Especially when the kids happen to be two rowdy boys, bursting at the seems with New York energy. So to honor one of my more difficult photo shoots of 2015, I decided to Photoshop an image I felt encapsulated the photo session perfectly. Bang!

manhattan night

With 3 small children and a photography business to mind, I rarely take the time to do this, but here’s some shot’s I took Friday night on a very short walkabout in Manhattan on the way to a friend’s birthday party. Tripod in hand, I had some shutter-dragging good times with my D800 and my…

nicole & keith

Nicole and Keith wanted their engagement photos taken in Hoboken, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, even though their wedding would eventually be on Long Island. On their big day, they had a traditional wedding in the family church. After the ceremony, and despite poor weather, we managed to get some fun portraits at…

new york winter wedding

This awesome couple was married last winter in the Church of the Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan on a nice, snowy day. Thanks to April of April Occasions who was able to pull a last minute permit to shoot in Grand Central Station, we took some portraits in the concourse after the wedding before proceeding to…

a beer hall wedding

A beer hall is not the first place most people think of when they’re invited to a Jewish wedding in New York City, but these guys wanted something interesting, fun and out of the ordinary fro their wedding. They also wanted good beer. After looking around, they settled on Houston Hall at 222 West Houston…

married in dumbo

The title of this post is a little misleading. This couple had their actual wedding ceremony on the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade overlooking Manhattan from across the East River. The getting ready photos and the wedding reception took place at Rebar, a hip restaurant and bar in Dumbo, which is an area just north of where…

battery park gardens

This great couple wanted a wedding that smacked of New York City. Their answer: Battery Park. After meeting for getting ready photos at the Double Tree by Hilton, we strolled through lower Manhattan for the first look, stopping for a photo op at a fire truck. Thank you FDNY! After the first look and some…